Appellate Practice Section

This is TBA’s newest section and was created by TBA leadership to provide members the opportunity to come together for the purposes of exchanging information and to provide CLE on appellate practice issues.

Chair
Rice Amundsen & Caperton
275 Jefferson
Memphis, TN 38103
(901)526-6701
Immediate Past Chair
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
1600 Division Street, Suite 700
Nashville, TN 37203
(615)252-2374

Tennessee Athletes Take ‘Pay for Play’ to 6th Circuit

Tennessee college athletes will be before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati this week arguing they should be paid for the use of their names and images in the college sports industry and on television, the Tennessean reports. The athletes are asking a panel of three judges to reopen their case, which a Nashville federal judge dismissed last year. Ten former football and basketball athletes, many of whom attended Vanderbilt University or the University of Tennessee, filed a $5 million lawsuit in 2014 saying their images were used without their permission by the broadcast networks and eight NCAA conferences.

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Law Clerk Tells Story of Knoxville’s Only U.S. Justice

Tennessee Court of Appeals Judge John McClarty’s law clerk, Stephanie Slater, has published an article about Justice Edward T. Sanford’s tenure on the U.S. Supreme Court. Sanford is believed to be the only known Knoxvillian and University of Tennessee graduate to sit on the high court. The article is part of an upcoming book, Emerging from Obscurity: Edward Terry Sanford, Tennessean on the United States Supreme Court that is to be published by the University of Tennessee Press in 2017. The Administrative Office of the Courts has more.

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