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New Non-Compete, Trade Secret Blog Launched

The Nashville law firm of Burr & Forman LLP has launched a new blog dedicated to non-compete and trade secret laws. See a list of blogs from Tennessee attorneys and others in all practice areas on the TBA website. If you or your firm authors a blog that is not listed please send the link to tbatoday@tnbar.org.

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House Panel Votes Down 'Guns in Trunks' Bill

A House committee voted Tuesday to kill a guns measure that has pitted firearms advocates against business groups. The bill, backed by the National Rifle Association, allows anyone with a handgun carry permit to store loaded guns in vehicles parked on company lots — regardless of employers' wishes. The committee voted 15-8 to send the measure to a summer study committee. Advocates of the bill, however, are pushing for a floor vote despite the move. The Tennessean has details

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DONNA CRAWFORD v. DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION and STATE OF TENNESSEE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

Corrected and we have a concurring, too

Appellant, a civil service employee with the State of Tennessee, appeals the trial court’s judgment affirming the decision of the Civil Service Commission terminating her employment. The Commission had affirmed the initial order by the Administrative Law Judge, who upheld the decision of the Department of Finance and Administration to terminate Appellant’s employment for the good of the service pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated Section 8-30-326. Discerning no error, we affirm.

Attorney 1: 

Phillip Duane Barber and Mary Leech, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Donna Crawford.

Attorney 2: 

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Bill Young, Solicitor General;

and Eugenie B. Whitesell, Senior Counsel, for appellee, Department of Finance and
Administration and State of Tennessee Civil Service Commission.

Judge: 
STAFFORD