Tennessee Bar Journal Editorial Board

The Tennessee Bar Journal editorial board reviews submissions and helps shape the editorial policy of the monthly magazine.

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October TBJ Highlights Online Sales Tax, Celebrate Pro Bono Month

What does a South Dakota case have to do with us here in Tennessee? After Wayfair, our cover story points out, there will be significant impact on commerce and tax collection in our state, too. Also, it is the 10th anniversary of Celebrate Pro Bono Month! Read about its impact and how you can get involved; a word from TBA President Jason Pannu on the legal needs of low-income Tennesseans; and the remembrance of pro bono lawyer and historical hero, Lutie Lytle. Read the whole October issue here.

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TBJ This Month: Insurance, Dead Tortfeasors, Prohibition and a High Court Turndown

Family law practitioners should take note of the recent Tennessee Supreme Court opinion, Coleman v. Olson, as the court dealt with the issue of an alteration of the beneficiary of a life insurance policy during the pendency of a divorce. Marlene Eskind Moses and Ben Russ write that "the case provides the clearest guidance available when dealing with a similar issue going well beyond the mere statutory language in its analysis of such situations." Columnist John Day writes about what to do when a tortfeasor dies before the suit is filed. Keith Stewart reviews a book from Vanderbilt University Press, "The Prohibition Era and Policing: A Legacy of Misregulation," by Wesley M. Oliver. And find out the name of the Tennessee lawyer who was asked but turned down the chance to be on the U.S. Supreme Court. (Spoiler alert: That's right, Howard Baker!). It's all in the September issue of the Tennessee Bar Journal

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