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 cgibson@tnbar.org

Chair
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis...
PO Box 198966
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)850-8859
Immediate Past Chair
Tune, Entrekin & White PC
315 Deaderick, Ste 1700
Nashville, TN 37238
(615)244-2770
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)383-7421

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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