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.

Miller & Martin PLLC
832 Georgia Ave Ste 1000
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Immediate Past Chair
Hagan & Farrar, PLLC
106 North Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Court Vacates Extraordinary Appeal

The Tennessee Supreme Court today ruled that a Hamilton County trial court did not depart from accepted and usual judicial course during a health care liability lawsuit, so an immediate appellate court review was not called for. The Court of Appeals had granted an application for an extraordinary appeal in a case involving a request to waive the Tennessee law that requires expert medical testimony to come from one who practices in Tennessee or a contiguous state. With this ruling, the court remanded the case back to the trial court.

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Senate to Consider Additional Judicial Nominees

Lawmakers negotiated Tuesday over a final batch of President Barack Obama’s judicial nominees with Democrats hoping to win Senate confirmation for up to a dozen of them, the Associated Press reports. The Senate has approved 76 federal court of appeals and district court judges so far this year. Confirmation of 12 more would bring the total to 88 – the highest annual figure in 20 years. Senate leaders are hoping to end this year’s session as soon as tonight. WRCB-TV has the AP story.

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