Communication Law Section

This section is a resource for lawyers interested in legal issues faced by users, providers and regulators of print, telecommunications and broadcast and web-based services, facilities and equipment. Learn more, contact Christy Gibson at

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PO Box 198966
Nashville, TN 37219
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315 Deaderick, Ste 1700
Nashville, TN 37238
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Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

Open Government Group Seeks Unsealing of State’s Opioid Lawsuit

The Tennessee Coalition for Open Government and the Knoxville News Sentinel have joined together to file a motion to unseal documents related the state’s opioid lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, Humphrey on the Hill reports. The motion claims there is a “compelling interest” by Tennesseans in the information contained in the suit “because the State is a public litigant, the Complaint involves a matter of immense public concern, and the Defendant in unlikely to show specific harm as a result from disclosure of the Complaint.”
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Court Records: To Seal or Not to Seal

Article I, Section 17 of the Tennessee Constitution states: "the courts shall be open." In this webcast on June 5, hear from Judge Frank Clement on this and the public's right to access. Topics include: A judge's supervisory discretion over court records, Tennessee Public Records Act, unfiled discovery and a lengthy discussion on protective orders.
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