Construction Section

This section was formed to serve the needs of Tennessee attorneys practicing in the area of construction law. Its purpose is to further the knowledge of its members and to act as an advocate for those attorneys in the legislature and the courts.

Schulman LeRoy & Bennett PC
P.O. Box 190676
Nashville, TN 37219-0676
Immediate Past Chair
Evans Petree, P.C.
1000 Ridgeway Loop, Suite 200
Memphis, TN 38120

November TBJ Covers a Variety of Topics

In the latest issue of the Journal, Murfreesboro lawyer Josh McCreary writes about "The Viability of a Regulatory Takings Claim Under Phillips v. Montgomery County." In his column, Knoxville lawyer Wade Davies helps you understand diminished capacity, and two books are reviewed. Nashville lawyer David Raybin explores a book by noted death penalty scholar Austin Sarat, Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America's Death Penalty (there were several in Tennessee over the years, including an elephant) and Chattanooga lawyer John B. Phillips reviews H. Graham Swafford Jr.'s memoir, Go to the Pound and Get a Dog ... Then Learn to Fly an Airplane: Life's Lessons Acquired by a Country Lawyer.

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Corlew Recuses Himself from New Mosque Suit

Chancellor Robert Corlew III on Monday recused himself from hearing a lawsuit challenging construction of a cemetery at the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, the Daily News Journal reports. Attorneys for the center argued Corlew should not hear the case since he previously ruled against the mosque in a decision regarding whether adequate public notice was given before the center received approval for construction. Corlew, who has announced his retirement, defended his track record in the construction case saying he tried it in a fair and impartial way. The new suit seeks to halt construction of a cemetery approved in January by the zoning board, arguing the center has not presented new soil and traffic studies as directed.

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