Register online now for 125th Annual TBA Convention

Join your colleagues from the Tennessee legal community at the state's largest and longest-running gathering - the annual Tennessee Bar Association convention. This year's event will be in Memphis, June 14-17 at the Peabody Hotel. The event will again be held in conjunction with gatherings of the Tennessee Judicial Conference, the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association and the Tennessee Lawyers' Association for Women. Register or find out more now.

There were no opinions released today by Tennessee appellate courts or the Attorney General's office. You can search previously reported opinions in the TBALink database through our OpinionSearch page. If you have forgotten your password or need to obtain a password, you can look it up on TBALink at If you have forgotten your password or need to obtain a password, you can look it up on TBALink at

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TBA members can get the full-text versions of these opinions three ways detailed below. All methods require a TBA username and password. If you have forgotten your password or need to obtain a password, you can look it up on-line at

Here's how you can obtain full-text version. We recommend you download the Opinions to your computer and then open them from there. Click the URL at end of each Opinion paragraph below. This should give you the option to download the original document. If not, you may need to right-click on the URL to get the option to save the file to your computer. Do a key word search in the Search Link area of TBALink. This option will allow you to view and save a plain-text version of the opinion. Browse the Opinion List area of TBALink. This option will allow you to download the original version of the opinion.

Howard H. Vogel
Knoxville, Tennessee
Editor-in-Chief, TBALink


Legal News
Election 2006

Legal News
Ben Jones Chapter of National Bar Association elects new officers
New officers for the Ben Jones Chapter of the National Bar Association are Gina Higgins, president; Elbert Jefferson, vice president (president-elect); Van Turner, treasurer; Danese Blankenship, recording secretary; Telesa Taylor, corresponding secretary; and Jerome Payne, parliamentarian. The board of directors is Florence Johnson Raines, Venita M. Martin, Dedrick Brittenum, Damon Griffin, LaTrena Davis Ingram, Viola Johnson, Harrison McIver and the Hon. Loyce Lambert Ryan.

State to consider revoking Ford's insurance license
Former Tennessee senator John Ford, already embroiled in the state's largest public corruption case, will have to answer administrative charges regarding his insurance license. The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance will hold a hearing April 19 to consider the matter, according to WREG-TV Memphis.

Joe Hoffer, off the mat and out of the courtroom
Cleveland attorney Joe Hoffer not only fights in the courtroom, he is also a 7th degree black belt in Japanese Jujitsu, and a second-degree purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Read the profile of this former assistant district attorney in the
Bradley News Weekly
FBI reviewing 1946 Georgia lynching
Nearly 60 years after a white mob lynched two black couples, the FBI is taking another look at the case. The agency is reviewing the file to ascertain whether new technology or techniques could enhance the prior investigation. Civil rights advocates call the case the nation's last unsolved public lynching. Read more in the
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Election 2006
Three vie for DA's office
When incumbent District Attorney General Jerry Estes announced in February that he would not seek re-election, it guaranteed a new prosecutor would be running the district attorney's office for the first time in nearly a quarter of a century. Two Democrats and one Republican have qualified to run in the May 2 party primaries for the 10th Judicial District. Read about the race on
Monroe County Online
Carroll County candidates
The deadline for filing petitions for the Aug. 1 general election is past, and the full list of candidates has been released by the Carroll County Election Commission. See the names in the
Carroll County News-Leader
Fayette County candidates
71 candidates have filed for 30 county offices. The Fayette County Review has the complete list.
View it here
Lake County candidates
The ballot is set for the August 3 General Election in Lake County and will be highlighted by races for general sessions judge, county mayor and sheriff plus a scramble for the 12- county commission seats, according to the
Lake County Banner
Robertson County candidates
The Robertson County Times has the list of those qualifying for August's election.
View the candidates here

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