Business Law Section

The Business Law Section furthers the knowledge of its members in the law of the Uniform Commercial Code, banking law, corporate law, partnership law, matters of debtor and creditor relations, and litigation practice related to such law.

Lincoln Memorial University Duncan...
601 W. Summit Hill Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37902
Immediate Past Chair
Egerton, McAfee, Armistead &...
P. O. Box 2047
Knoxville, TN 37901-2047
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

Prosecutors Say Bookkeeper for Christian Group Stole $394K

The bookkeeper for Titus International, a Christian organization based in Chattanooga, stole $394,000 from the group, reports. Gwen Lively has agreed to plead guilty to bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. She had been with Titus since 2010, and federal prosecutors accused her of beginning the scheme shortly after she joined. She used two methods to defraud the group: transferring funds from the Titus account into one controlled by her, and using pre-signed checks with the director’s name to make them payable to herself.
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Pilot Flying J Trial: Former President on Tape Making ‘Inflammatory Racial Epithets’

As a part of an investigation into the Pilot Flying J fraud scandal, former president Mark Hazelwood was captured on tape making what a judge called “vile, despicable, inflammatory racial” comments, Knoxnews reports. U.S. District Judge Curtis Collier said that if the tapes had been made public while Hazelwood was still president, black employees who had been fired would have cause to sue. Collier said he will allow the recordings to be heard by the jury in the case against Hazelwood and three other former employees.
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