Senate delays final action on judicial selection

The expected vote on final passage of the judicial selection bill did not materialize today. The Senate was set to take up an amendment to remove a provision from its version of the bill that permits the governor to "reach down" and appoint any applicant for a judgeship after rejecting two panels of three forwarded by the judicial nominating commission. The Senate, however, did not get through its regular calendar today. Thus, it did not take up its message calendar of bills coming from the House. The Senate has a truncated floor session scheduled tomorrow, so it may be Monday before it acts on the bill as amended by the House.
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Court: TCA


Steven Ashley Dix, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, for the appellant, Tennessee Farmers Mutual Insurance Company.

Lee Bussart Bowles, Lewisburg, Tennessee, for the appellee, Michael Neill.


Insurance company filed suit for a declaration that the policy exclusion for intentional acts applied to an injury arising from a paintball game. The trial court ruled for the insured. We affirm.


Court: TCA


Janet L. Layman, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, James Daniel Richardson Roberts, Jr.

Eugene N. Bulso, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellees, Champs-Elysees, Incorporated and Edna L. Green.


Appellant challenges the dismissal of his malicious prosecution action and the imposition of Rule 11 sanctions. Finding that an essential element of Appellant's cause of action had been negated, the trial court's dismissal is affirmed. Finding there to be no abuse of discretion, the trial court's imposition of sanctions is affirmed. Finding this appeal to be frivolous as to one of the Appellees, we remand the case for the trial court to determine the damages to be awarded.

Proposed Amendment to County Charter Statutes

TN Attorney General Opinions

Date: 2009-06-03

Opinion Number: 09-104

Pending Legislation Regarding Shelby County General Sessions Court

TN Attorney General Opinions

Date: 2009-06-03

Opinion Number: 09-105


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