Ramsey PAC Money Funding Campaign Against Justices

Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey is personally funding the main opposition to three Tennessee Supreme Court justices out of his own political action committee, News Channel 5 reports today. Based on just released financial disclosures, Ramsey’s RAMPAC has provided $425,000 to the Tennessee Forum, which has purchased the TV ads that call the justices "liberal on crime" and claim that they "advanced Obamacare." Both claims have been called "absolutely false" by the justices’ joint campaign. Fundraising for the justices has also been active, with the three together having raised just over $1 million. Chief Justice Gary Wade led the three with $462,281 in contributions, followed by Justice Sharon Lee with $305,404 (including an $18,000 loan), and Justice Connie Clark with $295,535.

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TN Court of Appeals

ACE AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY ET AL. v. STATE OF TENNESSEE

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys:

Patricia Head Moskal and Brett R. Carter, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellants, ACE American Insurance Company, ACE Fire Underwriters Insurance Company, ACE Property and Casualty Insurance Company, and Indemnity Insurance Company of North America.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter, Joseph F. Whalen, Associate Solicitor General, and Jonathan N. Wike, Senior Counsel, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

John Brister Burns, Warren Davidson Broemel, and John Vinson Arnold, Nashville, Tennessee, as the Amicus Curiae.

Judge: CLEMENT

Five separate groups of Pennsylvania-domiciled insurance companies filed five separate tax refund claims in which each challenges the imposition of retaliatory insurance premium taxes by the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 56-4-218. The central issue presented is whether Pennsylvania’s surcharges or assessments for three Workmen’s Compensation funds are imposed upon Tennessee-domiciled insurance companies doing business in Pennsylvania and, therefore, fall within Tennessee’s retaliatory insurance premium tax statute. The Tennessee Claims Commission ruled in favor of the state and all of the Pennsylvania insurance companies appealed. Finding no error, we affirm.


AMERICAN CASUALTY COMPANY OF READING, PENNSYLVANIA v. STATE OF TENNESSEE

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys:

Patricia Head Moskal, Brad A. Lampley, and Tricia Olson, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, American Casualty Company of Reading, Pennsylvania.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter, Joseph F. Whalen, Associate Solicitor General, and Jonathan N. Wike, Senior Counsel, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

John Brister Burns, Warren Davidson Broemel, and John Vinson Arnold, Nashville, Tennessee, as the Amicus Curiae.

Judge: CLEMENT

Five separate groups of Pennsylvania-domiciled insurance companies filed five separate tax refund claims in which each challenges the imposition of retaliatory insurance premium taxes by the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 56-4-218. The central issue presented is whether Pennsylvania’s surcharges or assessments for three Workmen’s Compensation funds are imposed upon Tennessee-domiciled insurance companies doing business in Pennsylvania and, therefore, fall within Tennessee’s retaliatory insurance premium tax statute. The Tennessee Claims Commission ruled in favor of the state and all of the Pennsylvania insurance companies appealed. Finding no error, we affirm.


AMERICAN HOME ASSURANCE COMPANY, ET AL. v. STATE OF TENNESSEE

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys:

Bradley A. Lampley, Lisa E. Schwartz, Peter D. Edgerton, Tracy D. Williams, Tricia Thor Olson, and William M. Sneed, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellants, American Home Assurance Company and Commerce & Industry Insurance Company

Tracy D. Williams, William M. Sneed, Peter D. Edgerton, and Lisa E. Schwartz, pro hac vice, Chicago, Illinois, for the appellants, American Home Assurance Company and Commerce & Industry Insurance Company.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Joseph F. Whalen, Associate Solicitor General; and Jonathan N. Wike, Senior Counsel; for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

John Brister Burns and Warren Davidson Broemel, Nashville, Tennessee, as the Amicus Curiae.

Judge: BENNETT

Claimant insurance companies challenge the state’s calculation of the retaliatory tax. They filed claims for refunds in the claims commission. The commission ruled for the state. Claimants appealed, alleging that New York law required the charges at issue to be passed on to the policy holder, so the charges should not be included in the retaliatory tax calculation. We find that four of the charges should be included in the retaliatory tax calculation and two should not. Claimants also raise several constitutional challenges, all of which we reject.


CHARTIS CASUALTY COMPANY ET AL. v. STATE OF TENNESSEE

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys:

Patricia Head Moskal, Brad A. Lampley, and Tricia Olson, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellants, Chartis Casualty Company, Granite State Insurance Company, Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire Insurance Company.

Tracy D. Williams, William M. Sneed, Peter D. Edgerton and Lisa E. Schwartz, pro hac vice, Chicago, Illinois, for the appellants, Chartis Casualty Company, Granite State Insurance Company, Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire Insurance Company.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter, Joseph F. Whalen, Associate Solicitor General, and Jonathan N. Wike, Senior Counsel, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

John Brister Burns, Warren Davidson Broemel, and John Vinson Arnold, Nashville, Tennessee, as the Amicus Curiae.

Judge: CLEMENT

Five separate groups of Pennsylvania-domiciled insurance companies filed five separate tax refund claims in which each challenges the imposition of retaliatory insurance premium taxes by the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 56-4-218. The central issue presented is whether Pennsylvania’s surcharges or assessments for three Workmen’s Compensation funds are imposed upon Tennessee-domiciled insurance companies doing business in Pennsylvania and, therefore, fall within Tennessee’s retaliatory insurance premium tax statute. The Tennessee Claims Commission ruled in favor of the state and all of the Pennsylvania insurance companies appealed. Finding no error, we affirm.


CHUBB INDEMNITY INSURANCE COMPANY, ET AL. v. STATE OF TENNESSEE

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys:

Patricia Head Moskal and Brett R. Carter, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellants, Chubb Indemnity Insurance Company and Vigilant Insurance Company.

Tracy D. Williams, William M. Sneed, Peter D. Edgerton, and Lisa E. Schwartz, pro hac vice, Chicago, Illinois, for the appellants, Chubb Indemnity Insurance Company and Vigilant Insurance Company.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Joseph F. Whalen, Associate Solicitor General; and Jonathan N. Wike, Senior Counsel; for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

John Brister Burns and Warren Davidson Broemel, Nashville, Tennessee, as the Amicus Curiae.

Judge: BENNETT

Claimant insurance companies challenge the state’s calculation of the retaliatory tax. They filed claims for refunds in the claims commission. The commission ruled for the state. Claimants appealed, alleging that New York law required the charges at issue to be passed on to the policy holder, so the charges should not be included in the retaliatory tax calculation. We find that four of the charges should be included in the retaliatory tax calculation and two should not. Claimants also raise several constitutional challenges, all of which we reject. In addition, we affirm the commission’s decision not to allow Chubb’s proposed amendment as to the 2009 tax year payment.


GREAT AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW YORK v. STATE OF TENNESSEE

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys:

Patricia Head Moskal and Brett R. Carter, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Great American Insurance Company of New York.

Tracy D. Williams, William M. Sneed, Peter D. Edgerton, and Lisa E. Schwartz, pro hac vice, Chicago, Illinois, for the appellant, Great American Insurance Company of New York.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Joseph F. Whalen, Associate Solicitor General; and Jonathan N. Wike, Senior Counsel; for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

John Brister Burns and Warren Davidson Broemel, Nashville, Tennessee, as the Amicus Curiae.

Judge: BENNETT

Claimant insurance company challenges the state’s calculation of the retaliatory tax. It filed claims for refunds in the claims commission. The commission ruled for the state. Claimant appealed, alleging that New York law required the charges at issue to be passed on to the policy holder, so the charges should not be included in the retaliatory tax calculation. We find that four of the charges should be included in the retaliatory tax calculation and two should not. Claimant also raises several constitutional challenges, all of which we reject.


IN THE MATTER OF: TERRY S.C., TREVIN S.C., TRUSTIN S.C.

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys:

Emeterio “Terry” R. Hernando, Lewisburg, Tennessee, for the appellant, Paula C.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter, Alexander S. Rieger, Assistant Attorney General, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, State of Tennessee Department of Children’s Services

Judge: HIGHERS

This is a termination of parental rights case. Mother’s parental rights were terminated on the grounds of abandonment by willful failure to visit, Tenn. Code Ann. § 36-1-113(g)(1), 36-1- 102(1)(A)(i); abandonment by willful failure to support, Tenn. Code Ann. § 36-1-113(g)(1), 36-1-102(1)(A)(i); abandonment by failure to establish a suitable home, Tenn. Code Ann. § 36-1-113(g)(1), 36-1-102(1)(A)(ii); substantial noncompliance with a permanency plan, Tenn. Code Ann. § 36-1-113(g)(2); and persistence of conditions, Tenn. Code Ann. § 36-1- 113(g)(3). We reverse in part and we affirm in part; we affirm the termination of Mother’s parental rights.


NORTHERN INSURANCE COMPANY OF NY, ET AL. v. STATE OF TENNESSEE

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys:

Bradley A. Lampley, Lisa E. Schwartz, Peter D. Edgerton, Tracy D. Williams, Tricia Thor Olson, and William M. Sneed, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellants, Northern Insurance Company of NY and Assurance Company of America.

Tracy D. Williams, William M. Sneed, Peter D. Edgerton, and Lisa E. Schwartz, pro hac vice, Chicago, Illinois, for the appellants, Northern Insurance Company of NY and Assurance Company of America.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Joseph F. Whalen, Associate Solicitor General; and Jonathan N. Wike, Senior Counsel; for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

John Brister Burns and Warren Davidson Broemel, Nashville, Tennessee, as the Amicus Curiae.

Judge: BENNETT

Claimant insurance companies challenge the state’s calculation of the retaliatory tax. They filed claims for refunds in the claims commission. The commission ruled for the state. Claimants appealed, alleging that New York law required the charges at issue to be passed on to the policy holder, so the charges should not be included in the retaliatory tax calculation. We find that four of the charges should be included in the retaliatory tax calculation and two should not. Claimants also raise several constitutional challenges, all of which we reject.


STATE OF TENNESSEE v. KWAKU ARYEL OKRAKU

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys:

William E. Griffith, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Kwaku Aryel Okraku.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Clarence E. Lutz, Senior Counsel; Victor S. (Torry) Johnson, III, District Attorney General; and Brian Holmgren, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: WILLIAMS

The defendant, Kwaku Aryel Okraku, was convicted of one count of aggravated child neglect where the neglect caused serious bodily injury to the child, a Class A felony, one count of aggravated child neglect where a controlled substance was used to accomplish the neglect, a Class A felony, and one count of reckless homicide, a Class D felony. He received a sentence of sixty years for each conviction of aggravated child neglect and a twelve-year sentence for reckless homicide, all to be served concurrently, for an effective sentence of sixty years. On appeal, the defendant argues that the trial court erred in denying his motion for judgment of acquittal because the evidence is insufficient to support his convictions; the trial court erred in permitting the jury to hear testimony regarding a prior incident involving drugs; and the trial court erred in permitting testimony about the defendant’s statements about selling cocaine. After reviewing the record, we affirm the judgments of the trial court but remand the case for entry of a corrected judgment sheet that reflects the merger of the aggravated child neglect convictions, with aggravated child neglect through the use of a controlled substance remaining as the sole conviction for aggravated child neglect.


OLD REPUBLIC INSURANCE COMPANY ET AL. v. STATE OF TENNESSEE

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys:

Patricia Head Moskal and Brett R. Carter, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellants, Old Republic Insurance Company, Manufacturers Alliance Insurance Company, Pennsylvania Manufacturers Indemnity Company, and Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association Insurance.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter, Joseph F. Whalen, Associate Solicitor General, and Jonathan N. Wike, Senior Counsel, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

John Brister Burns and Warren Davidson Broemel, and John Vinson Arnold, Nashville, Tennessee, as the Amicus Curiae.

Judge: CLEMENT

Five separate groups of Pennsylvania-domiciled insurance companies filed five separate tax refund claims in which each challenges the imposition of retaliatory insurance premium taxes by the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 56-4-218. The central issue presented is whether Pennsylvania’s surcharges or assessments for three Workmen’s Compensation funds are imposed upon Tennessee-domiciled insurance companies doing business in Pennsylvania and, therefore, fall within Tennessee’s retaliatory insurance premium tax statute. The Tennessee Claims Commission ruled in favor of the state and all of the Pennsylvania insurance companies appealed. Finding no error, we affirm.


ARTHUR B. ROBERTS ET AL. v. ROBERT BAILEY ET AL.

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys:

Matthew A. Grossman, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellants, Richard Neal Bailey and Lisa Bailey Dishner.

Thomas M. Hale and Adam G. Russell, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellees, Dale Littleton, Kimber Littleton, and Mark Lee Littleton.2

Judge: FRIERSON

This is the second appeal to this Court involving the instant real property dispute. At issue is a 58-acre portion (“Disputed Property”) of what was an approximately 100-acre tract acquired by N.B. Bailey and his wife, Pearl Bailey, by warranty deed in 1918. The original plaintiffs, Arthur B. and Tia Roberts,1 were neighboring landowners who brought a boundary dispute action in March 2009 against the original defendants, Robert W. Bailey, Richard Neal Bailey, and Lisa Bailey Dishner (“the Baileys”). During the course of the boundary dispute, N.B. and Pearl Bailey’s descendants and successors in title became aware that their ownership interest in the Disputed Property could be affected by the possibility that N.B. and Pearl Bailey owned the original 100 acres as tenants in common rather than tenants by the entirety. The first appeal arose when the Baileys, proceeding as third-party plaintiffs, filed a motion to quiet title to the Disputed Property against the third-party defendants, Dale Littleton, Alice Littleton, Kimber Littleton, Mark Lee Littleton, and Charlotte Dutton (“The Littletons and Ms. Dutton”). On March 30, 2010, the trial court granted partial summary judgment in favor of the Littletons and Ms. Dutton, and the court certified its order as a final judgment pursuant to Tennessee Rule of Civil Procedure 54.02. On appeal, this Court questioned the finality of that March 2010 order but allowed the appeal to proceed on an interlocutory basis. Roberts v. Bailey, 338 S.W.3d 540, 541 n.1 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2010), perm. denied (Tenn. Mar. 9, 2011) (“Roberts I”). This Court affirmed the trial court’s ruling and held that because N.B. and Pearl Bailey acquired title during the “gap years” between the emancipation of women and enactment of the Bejach statutes reestablishing tenancies by the entirety–spanning January 1, 1914, through April 16, 1919–N.B. and Pearl Bailey owned the real property as tenants in common rather than as tenants by the entireties. Id. at 541. On remand, the Baileys moved to amend their third-party complaint, averring that despite the affirmed judgment in favor of the Littletons’ and Ms. Dutton’s ownership interest in the Disputed Property, the Baileys nonetheless possessed absolute fee simple title by prescription to the entire Disputed Property. The trial court granted the Baileys’ motion to amend the complaint and subsequently considered competing motions for summary judgment. The trial court found, inter alia, that the Baileys failed to establish title by prescription because the Littletons and Ms. Dutton had no knowledge of their co-tenancy prior to initiation of this action. The court granted summary judgment to the Littletons and Ms. Dutton, quieting title to the Disputed Property among the parties. The Baileys appeal. Discerning no reversible error, we affirm.


VALLEY FORGE INSURANCE COMPANY v. STATE OF TENNESSEE

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys:

Patricia Head Moskal, Brad A. Lampley, and Tricia Olson, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Valley Forge Insurance Company.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter, Joseph F. Whalen, Associate Solicitor General, and Jonathan N. Wike, Senior Counsel, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

John Brister Burns, Warren Davidson Broemel, and John Vinson Arnold, Nashville, Tennessee, as the Amicus Curiae.

Five separate groups of Pennsylvania-domiciled insurance companies filed five separate tax refund claims in which each challenges the imposition of retaliatory insurance premium taxes by the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 56-4-218. The central issue presented is whether Pennsylvania’s surcharges or assessments for three Workmen’s Compensation funds are imposed upon Tennessee-domiciled insurance companies doing business in Pennsylvania and, therefore, fall within Tennessee’s retaliatory insurance premium tax statute. The Tennessee Claims Commission ruled in favor of the state and all of the Pennsylvania insurance companies appealed. Finding no error, we affirm.


ZURICH AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY, ET AL. v. STATE OF TENNESSEE

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys:

Bradley A. Lampley, Lisa E. Schwartz, Peter D. Edgerton, Tracy D. Williams, Tricia Thor Olson, and William M. Sneed, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellants, Zurich American Insurance Company and American Guarantee & Liability Insurance Company.

Tracy D. Williams, William M. Sneed, Peter D. Edgerton, and Lisa E. Schwartz, pro hac vice, Chicago, Illinois, for the appellants, Zurich American Insurance Company and American Guarantee & Liability Insurance Company.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Joseph F. Whalen, Associate Solicitor General; and Jonathan N. Wike, Senior Counsel; for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

John Brister Burns and Warren Davidson Broemel, Nashville, Tennessee, as the Amicus Curiae.

Judge: BENNETT

Claimant insurance companies challenge the state’s calculation of the retaliatory tax. They filed claims for refunds in the claims commission. The commission ruled for the state. Claimants appealed, alleging that New York law required the charges at issue to be passed on to the policy holder, so the charges should not be included in the retaliatory tax calculation. We find that four of the charges should be included in the retaliatory tax calculation and two should not. Claimants also raise several constitutional challenges, all of which we reject.


Appeals Court to Hear Marriage Equality Cases

Next Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit will take up the largest number of marriage equality cases to be heard in a single day, including a case from Tennessee. The Tennessee case, Tanco Vs. Haslam, seeks to recognize the same-sex marriages of three couples. This will be the fourth argument to be heard by a federal circuit court since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) last summer, the Memphis Flyer reports.


Dickson Judge Requests Salary Hike

Dickson Municipal Court Judge Reese Holley asked the Dickson Council to consider upping his $24,000 annual salary, the Tennessean reports. Holley reminded council that the only time an elected official can request a change is at the beginning of a new term. He is unopposed for municipal court judge in the upcoming August elections.


Vacancy Rates for U.S. Appeals Court Judgeships Decline

Vacancies on U.S. courts of appeal have declined from 16 on Jan. 1, 2013, when President Obama was beginning his second term, to eight vacancies this week, Gavel Grab reports. Not since 1990 has the vacancy rate been so low, approaching 4 percent. Law Professor Arthur Hellman of the University of Pittsburgh said that part of the decline in vacancies is due to a change in Senate filibuster rules.


Early Voting Ends Saturday; Numbers Up

Early voting ends Saturday, and election officials are reporting a 10 percent increase from 2010. Secretary of State figures show that 33,877 more Tennesseans had voted during the first 10 days of early voting than in 2010, the last non-presidential election. Some counties, including Hamilton, Henry and Putnam, have seen more than a 50 percent rise, while others have seen a drop off. Shelby County, for instance, is down more than 10 percent from 2010. Overall, 461,692 Tennesseans had voted through Thursday, with Republicans holding more than a 2 to 1 advantage. Learn more about early voting locations and the upcoming elections.


Chattanooga Editorials: Reject Politics in Courts

Editorials from both the Chattanooga Times and the Free Press are urging voters to retain Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Gary Wade and Justices Cornelia Clark and Sharon Lee in the Aug. 7 election. A Free Press editorial opinion calls Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey’s campaign to oust the three incumbent justices “almost entirely politically driven.” The Times editorial opinion says that Ramsey is driven only by his desire to have a Republican Supreme Court and a Republican Attorney General. “But that's not how courts work,” the newspaper says. “The judicial system is the portion of our government that is designed to be the balance to partisan politics.”


Knox County Circuit Court Judge Candidates Talk Changes, Quality

Knox County prosecutor Leland Price faces Scott Green, an attorney and former prosecutor in the Aug. 7 election for the Knox County Criminal Court Judge Division III seat being vacated by the retiring Mary Beth Liebowitz. WATE sat down with the two candidates to find out what qualities each candidate would bring to the bench, how they hope the changes in the criminal clerk’s office will impact the courtroom and what quality they believe is most important in being a judge.


Alexander Poll Shows Him With Big Lead

A poll done by an adviser to U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander shows the senator holding a 29-point lead in the Republican primary, the Tennessean reports. Alexander stands at 53 percent in a ballot test conducted July 27-29 by North Star Opinion Research. State Rep. Joe Carr, who received support from radio talk-show host Laura Ingraham, stands at 24 percent and Memphis physician George Flinn stands at 5 percent. Carr says the race is much closer, however. He cites a poll taken earlier this month on behalf of Tea Party Nation that showed him seven percentage points behind Alexander.


Ginsburg: High Court Won’t ‘Duck’ Gay Marriage

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in an interview with The Associated Press yesterday that the Supreme Court won't duck the issue of same-sex marriage the next time a case comes to the court. She said she expects a case to be heard and decided by June 2016, and possibly a year earlier. Ginsburg also predicted that the justices would not delay ruling as they did on interracial marriage bans, which were not formally struck down until 1967. WRCB has the story.


TBA Offers CLE Your Way

Remember to use the three hours of free CLE programming that comes with your TBA membership. Members can use this credit to cover all or part of the cost of live programs across the state, weekly webcasts or any of the 300-plus online courses offered in both video and text formats. Find a course now.


August TBJ Talks Civics Education, Remembers Tennesseans on U.S. Supreme Court

In the new August issue of the Tennessee Bar Journal, TBA President Jonathan Steen stresses the importance of civics education for kids, and Chattanooga lawyer Russell Fowler takes a detailed look at the Tennesseans who have served on the U.S. Supreme Court.


CLE Website to Get Update; New Features Coming

The TBA is improving its website for CLE programming to give you new powers, new tools and new formats for learning. Transition to the refreshed website will take place Sunday evening, so there may be some time when the site is unavailable over the weekend. It is expected to be fully operational by Monday morning.


 
 

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