Foundation fellows announced

The Tennessee Bar Foundation recently announced its Fellows Class of 2010. They are Kathryn E. Barnett, Clisby Hall Barrow, Mark A. Baugh, Rebecca C. Blair, Julie A. Boswell, Arthur P. Brock, Carl Q. Carter, Robert E. Craddock Jr., C. Timothy Crocker, R. Wayne Culbertson, Joel Douglas Dicus, John T. Fowlkes Jr., Bruce D. Fox, Ron E. Harmon, Lela M. Hollabaugh, W. Lewis Jenkins Jr., Michael E. Jenne and Susan L. Kay.

Also, C. Suzanne Landers, Edward D. Lanquist Jr., Melvin J. Malone, Edward L. Martindale Jr., Dennis R. McClane, John W. McClarty, George H. Nolan, Donald E. Parish, Marcia Phillips Parsons, Carl A. Pierce, Mark L. Puryear III, Susan Elliott Rich, James Y. Ross, Nathan D. Rowell, Michelle Greenway Sellers, Virginia Lee Story and J. Christopher Williams.
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BOB FANNON, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS A CITY COUNCILMAN FOR THE CITY OF LAFOLLETTE v. CITY OF LAFOLLETTE, ET AL.
With Concurring Opinion


Court: TSC

Attorneys:

David H. Dunaway, LaFollette, Tennessee, for the appellant/plaintiff, Bob Fannon.

J. Stephen Hurst, LaFollette, Tennessee, for the appellants/defendants, Hansford Hatmaker, Mike Stanfield, and Ken Snodderly.

Jon G. Roach and Emily A. Cleveland, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellee/defendant, the City of LaFollette.

Judge: WADE

An elected council member of the City of LaFollette filed a declaratory judgment action alleging that three other members of the council had violated the terms of the Open Meetings Act in the process of adopting a resolution to increase the pay of various city employees. The trial court, after a hearing, granted a temporary restraining order, restricting implementation of the pay raises until the City complied with the procedural requirements of the City Charter. The order did not address the Open Meetings Act allegations. At a subsequent meeting, the Council, apparently in accordance with the requisite guidelines, approved the pay raises. After the Plaintiff filed a motion for summary judgment and then a motion seeking attorney's fees and costs, the trial court dismissed the Open Meetings Act claim as moot, but awarded fees and costs to the council member who had initiated the suit. The order did not address a challenge by the City to the council member's standing to sue. On direct appeal by the City, the Court of Appeals confirmed that the council member had standing as a taxpayer, rather than in his official capacity, but reversed the award of attorney's fees and costs. Because the litigation involves issues of public interest, this Court granted an application for permission to appeal. We hold that the council member had no standing to sue as a council member or a taxpayer, but that he did have standing based upon his allegations of an Open Meetings Act violation. As the prevailing party, he is entitled to an award of discretionary costs, but not attorney's fees. The judgment is, therefore, affirmed in part and reversed in part, and the cause is remanded to the trial court for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TSC/2010/fannonb_122110.pdf

KOCH concurring
http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TSC/2010/fannonb_CON_122110.pdf


FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC INSURANCE EXCHANGE, ET AL. v. WILLIAM R. HILL, ET AL.

Court: TWCA

Attorneys:

Clifford E. Wilson, Madisonville, Tennessee, for the appellant, William R. Hill.

W. Stuart Scott and Kerry M. Ewald, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellees, Federated Rural Electric Insurance Exchange and Fort Loudon Electric Cooperative.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General & Reporter; Michael E. Moore, Solicitor General; Joshua Davis Baker, Assistant Attorney General, for the appellee, Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Second Injury Fund.

Judge: BLACKWOOD

Pursuant to Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 51, this workers' compensation appeal has been referred to the Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel for a hearing and a report of findings of fact and conclusions of law. Employee suffered work-related injuries to his knees prior to 2003 and underwent numerous surgeries. He entered into two settlements that obligated Employer to pay all future medical expenses arising from those injuries. In 2004, Employee fell at home and reinjured his right knee. He sought workers' compensation benefits, claiming that the 2004 injury was a natural consequence of his prior compensable knee injuries. The trial court granted summary judgment to Employer, finding that Employee's injury was not a natural consequence of the prior on-the-job knee injuries. We affirm the judgment as to Employee's claims for permanent partial disability benefits, and certain temporary total disability benefits. We reverse as to Employee's claims for medical benefits and certain temporary total disability benefits because there are disputed material facts that could allow Employee to prove his 2004 injury was a natural consequence of his prior compensable knee injuries. We affirm the trial court's dismissal of several collateral issues raised by employee.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TSC_WCP/2010/hillw_122110.pdf


DEANA ELIZABETH CHURCH v. THOMAS NEAL CHURCH

Court: TCA

Attorneys:

David W. Garrett, Nashville, Tennessee, for Plaintiff/ Appellee, Deana Elizabeth Church.

Phillip R. Newman, Puryear, Newman, & Morton, PLLC, Franklin, Tennessee, for Defendant/Appellant, Thomas Neal Church.

Judge: KIRBY

This appeal involves post-divorce modification of alimony. When the husband and wife were originally divorced, the husband was ordered to pay alimony in futuro. At the time of the divorce, the wife was undergoing treatment for a life-threatening illness. After the divorce, the wife's treatment resulted in a dramatic improvement in her health. Meanwhile, the husband lost his job and ultimately found employment at a reduced level of compensation. Citing his decreased income and the wife's improved circumstances, the husband sought modification or termination of his alimony obligation. The trial court found a material change in circumstances, but nevertheless denied the husband's petition to modify. The husband appeals. We affirm, finding no abuse of discretion by the trial court.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCA/2010/churchd_122110.pdf


IN Re THE ESTATE OF SEPAL FLOGENE BOREN EMBERTON, DECEASED

Court: TCA

Attorneys:

H. Thomas Parsons, Manchester, Tennessee, for the appellants, Carolyn Clemons and Glenna Godwin.

William J. Butler, Lafayette, Tennessee, and Frank D. Farrar and Robert Wesley Newman,McMinnville, for the appellee, Cleveland H. Emberton.

Judge: DINKINS

This is an appeal from the probate court's award of $66,107.14 to Decedent's Estate for the value of property Decedent's husband did not return to the Estate following her death. The Administrators of the Estate appeal the court's failure to award the Estate the value of certain jewelry the husband allegedly converted. The husband appeals the court's valuation of the property he failed to return to the Estate. Because the evidence does not preponderate against the court's findings, we affirm.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCA/2010/embertons_122110.pdf


STATE OF TENNESSEE v. DAVID CLILON BATES

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

Michael J. Collins, Shelbyville, Tennessee, for the Appellant, David Clilon Bates.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Michael E. Moore, Solicitor General; Lacy Wilber, Assistant Attorney General; Chuck Crawford, District Attorney General; Weakley R. Barnard, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: WEDEMEYER

A Marshall County jury convicted the Defendant, David Clilon Bates, of aggravated rape and assault, and the trial court sentenced him to twenty-two years in the Tennessee Department of Correction. On appeal, the Defendant contends that the evidence is insufficient to support his conviction and that the trial court erred when it set the length of his sentence. After a thorough review of the record and the applicable law, we affirm the trial court's judgments.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2010/batesd_122110.pdf


GARY WAYNE BELL v. STATE OF TENNESSEE

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

Gary Wayne Bell, Appellant, pro se.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; and Deshea Dulany Faughn, Assistant Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: TIPTON

The Petitioner, Gary Wayne Bell, appeals from the Hamilton County Criminal Court's summary dismissal of his "motion" for post-conviction relief. The State has moved to have this court summarily affirm the dismissal pursuant to Rule 20 of the Rules of the Court of Criminal Appeals. Because the record demonstrates that the "motion" was filed outside the statute of limitations applicable to petitions for post-conviction relief, we grant the motion and affirm the order of dismissal pursuant to Rule 20.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2010/bellg_122110.pdf


STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JEFF CARTER

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

Patrick G. Frogge, Nashville, Tennessee (on appeal); John Russell Parks, Columbia, Tennessee (at trial); and Joshua Howard Polk, Waynesboro, Tennessee (at trial), for the appellant, Jeff Carter.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Brent C. Cherry, Assistant Attorney General; Mike Bottoms, District Attorney General; and Doug Dicus, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: WELLES

The Defendant, Jeff Carter, was charged with one count of rape of a child, a Class A felony. See Tenn. Code Ann. section 39-13-522(b). Following a jury trial, he was convicted of one count of aggravated sexual battery of a victim less than thirteen years old, a Class B felony. See Tenn. Code Ann. section 39-13-504(b). In this direct appeal, the Defendant contends that: (1) the trial court erred in allowing the State to use the doctrine of election to offer proof of prior bad acts, after the State had provided a bill of particulars describing one particular incident and repeatedly said that it intended on electing that incident; (2) the trial court did not follow the procedures mandated in Rule 404(b) of the Tennessee Rules of Evidence; (3) the trial court erred by allowing the jury to hear about prior bad acts that occurred outside the time frame of the indictment; (4) the evidence at trial was insufficient because there was no evidence offered to support the time frame stated in the indictment; (5) the trial court erroneously allowed three witnesses to testify that the Defendant had confessed to them, without finding whether the alleged confessions pertained to the charged crime or prior bad acts; and (6) the trial court's failure to give a specific unanimity instruction was reversible error. After reviewing the record, we conclude that the trial court did commit reversible error when it allowed testimony of other bad acts and three irrelevant admissions of guilt that the Defendant allegedly made. Thus, we reverse the judgment of the trial court and remand the case for a new trial.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2010/carterj_122110.pdf


DANIEL LEE DRAPER v. STATE OF TENNESSEE
With Concurring Opinion


Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

Daniel Lee Draper, Whiteville, Tennessee, Pro se.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Benjamin A. Ball, Assistant Attorney General; and H. Greeley Wells, Jr., District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: OGLE

The petitioner, Daniel Lee Draper, appeals the Sullivan County Criminal Court's denial of his petition for writ of error coram nobis, arguing that the court should have appointed counsel and afforded him an evidentiary hearing. Upon review of the record and the parties' briefs, we affirm the judgment of the coram nobis court.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2010/draperd_122110.pdf

TIPTON concurring
http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2010/draperd_CON_122110.pdf


STATE OF TENNESSEE v. WILLIAM WAYLON HANSON

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

David Allen Doyle, District Public Defender; and Michael Gene Anderson, Assistant Public Defender, Gallatin, Tennessee, for the appellant, William Waylon Hanson.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Clark B. Thornton, Assistant Attorney General; Lawrence Ray Whitley, District Attorney General; and Jayson Criddle, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, the State of Tennessee.

Judge: WOODALL

Defendant, William Waylon Hanson, was indicted for one count of violating the Motor Vehicle Habitual Offenders Act, Tenn. Code Ann. section 55-10-616. Defendant entered a no contest plea to the charge and was sentenced by agreement to serve two years to be suspended on probation after 90 days. Pursuant to Tennessee Rule of Criminal Procedure 37, Defendant reserved as a certified question of law the issue of whether Defendant could have been convicted of driving in violation of the Act more than three years after the order was entered declaring him to be an habitual offender. After reviewing the record on appeal and the briefs of the parties, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2010/hansonw_122110.pdf


STATE OF TENNESSEE V. PHILLIP SHERMAINE LILLARD

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

David A. Collins, Nashville, Tennessee, for the for the appellant, Phillip Shermaine Lillard.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Sophia S. Lee, Assistant Attorney General; Victor S. Johnson, III, District Attorney General; and Dan Hamm, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, the State of Tennessee.

Judge: WOODALL

Defendant, Phillip Shermaine Lillard, was convicted of first degree felony murder and received a life sentence. On appeal, he contends that the evidence is insufficient to support his conviction and that the trial court erred in not charging the jury concerning his prior criminal convictions. After a thorough review of the record, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2010/lillardp_122110.pdf


STATE OF TENNESSEE v. LARRY SCOTT REYNOLDS

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

Joe Mason Brandon, Jr., Smyrna, Tennessee and R. Timothy Hogan, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Larry Scott Reynolds.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Deshea Dulany Faughn, Assistant Attorney General; William Whitesell, District Attorney General, J. Paul Newman, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: WEDEMEYER

A Rutherford County jury convicted the Defendant, Larry Scott Reynolds, of first degree premeditated murder, and the trial court sentenced him to life in prison. On appeal, the Defendant contends that: (1) the evidence is insufficient to support his conviction; (2) the trial court improperly excluded evidence from Karla Teutsch, whom he alleges was a legitimate suspect in this murder investigation; (3) the trial court improperly admitted a statement by the victim as an excited utterance; (4) a question by a juror pursuant to Tennessee Rule of Criminal Procedure 24.1 violated his right to an impartial jury and that such questioning is unconstitutional; (5) the trial court erred when it failed to provide the jury with a curative instruction about people crying in the courtroom during the trial. After a thorough review of the record and applicable authorities, we affirm the trial court's judgment.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2010/reynoldsl_122110.pdf


STATE OF TENNESSEE v. LANCE SANDIFER, STEPHON DANTE CUNNINGHAM, TORNITA CRENSHAW, & GLENARD THORNE

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

Dwight E. Scott, for appellant, Lance Sandifer; Ron E. Munkeboe, Jr., for appellant, Tornita Crenshaw; Bill Collins, for appellant, Stephon Dante Cunningham; and Holly Ruskin, for appellant, Glenard Cortez Thorne.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; David H. Findley, Assistant Attorney General; Victor S. Johnson, III, District Attorney General, and Pamela Anderson, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: SMITH

Based upon events on November 7, 2006, the Davidson County Grand Jury indicted Appellants, Tornita Crenshaw, Stephon Dante Cunningham, Lance Sandifer, and Cortez Thorne for two counts of aggravated robbery, one count of aggravated burglary, and two counts of especially aggravated kidnapping. In addition, Appellants Crenshaw, Cunningham, and Thorne were indicted for two counts of facilitation to commit aggravated rape; Appellants Crenshaw and Cunningham were indicted for two counts of coercion of a witness; and Appellant Sandifer was indicted for four counts of aggravated rape. Appellants were tried jointly in August 2008. Appellants were convicted of the following crimes: Appellant Crenshaw - one count of robbery, one count of aggravated robbery, one count of aggravated burglary, one count of especially aggravated kidnapping, and one count of coercion of a witness; Appellant Cunningham - two counts of aggravated robbery, one count of aggravated burglary, two counts of facilitation of aggravated rape, two counts of especially aggravated kidnapping and one count of coercion of a witness; Appellant Thorne - two counts of aggravated robbery, one count of aggravated burglary, two counts of facilitation of aggravated rape, and two counts of especially aggravated kidnapping; Appellant Sandifer - two counts of aggravated robbery, one count of aggravated burglary, four counts of aggravated rape, one count of attempted aggravated rape, and two counts of especially aggravated kidnapping. After a sentencing hearing, the trial court sentenced the Appellants to the following effective sentences: Appellant Crenshaw - twenty-three years; Appellant Cunningham - fifty-two years; Appellant Thorne - fifty-two years; Appellant Sandifer - one hundred and eight years. Appellants now argue several issues on appeal. These issues include: (1) that the evidence was insufficient to support their convictions (all Appellants); (2) that the trial court erred in not apply mitigating factors, applying enhancement factors, the weight given to the factors and imposing consecutive sentences (all Appellants); (3) that the trial court failed to merge the especially aggravated kidnapping convictions into either aggravated robbery or aggravated rape convictions (Appellants Sandifer, Thorne, and Cunningham); (4) that the trial court failed to grant Appellants' motions for severance (Appellants Thorne and Cunningham); (5) that the trial court failed to merge Appellant Sandifer's four convictions for aggravated rape and attempted aggravated rape as one single act of rape; (6) that the trial court erred in denying Appellant Thorne's motion in limine to exclude the victims from the courtroom; and (7) that the trial court erred in denying Appellant Thorne's motion to require the State to elect the facts upon which it was relying for the two counts of especially aggravated kidnapping. We have thoroughly reviewed the record on appeal and conclude that Appellants' issues do not require either the reversal of any of their convictions or an adjustment to their sentences. For this reason, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2010/sandiferl_122110.pdf


STATE OF TENNESSEE v. MELVIN SHORTY

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

Robert E. Cooper, Attorney General and Reporter; Rachel E. Willis, Assistant Attorney General; William L. Gibbons, District Attorney General; and William S. Crossnoe, Assistant District Attorney for the Appellant, State of Tennessee.

Robert W. Jones, Chief Public Defender; Tony N. Brayton, Assistant Public Defender, Memphis, Tennessee, for the Appellee.

Judge: MCMULLEN

The Defendant-Appellee, Melvin Shorty was convicted by a Shelby County jury of reckless homicide, a Class D felony. Several months prior to trial the State filed a notice to seek enhanced punishment listing two of Shorty's prior Tennessee felony convictions. The day before sentencing, the State amended their notice to seek enhanced punishment by adding two prior Wisconsin felony convictions. The trial court determined that the amended notice failed to substantially comply with the requirements of Tennessee Code Annotated section 40-35-202, and sentenced Shorty as a Range I, standard offender to four years in a workhouse. In this appeal, the State contends that the trial court erred in sentencing Shorty as a Range I, standard offender, rather than a Range II, multiple offender because the original notice was sufficient to alert Shorty that they intended to seek enhanced punishment, and that Shorty has failed to show that he was prejudiced by the amended notice. Upon review, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2010/shortym_122110.pdf


JAMES WILLIAM TAYLOR, A.K.A. LUTFI SHAFQ TALAL v. STATE OF TENNESSEE

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

James William Taylor, a.k.a. Lutfi Shafq Talal, Only, Tennessee, Pro Se.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Deshea Dulany Faughn, Assistant Attorney General, and Kim R. Helper, District Attorney General, for the appellant, State of Tennessee.

Judge: WILLIAMS

The petitioner, James William Taylor, also known as Lutfi Shafq Talal, was convicted in the Williamson County Circuit Court of felony murder, robbery, and second degree burglary. He was subsequently sentenced to consecutive sentences of life, fifteen years, and fifteen years for the respective convictions. In this appeal, the petitioner challenges the trial court's denial of his motion for nunc pro tunc to consolidate prior offenses. Because such an order is not subject to an appeal as of right under Rule 3 of the Tennessee Rules of Appellate Procedure, we dismiss the petitioner's appeal.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2010/taylorj_122110.pdf


TODAY'S NEWS

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Tenn. Supreme Court
Effective date for Rule 40A extended to April
Today the Supreme Court extended the effective date of provisional Rule 40A to April 1, 2011, to allow time for the court to consider a report and recommendations from the Rule 40A Work Group. The group was appointed Aug. 2 to review and study the public comments relative to the proposed rule, which deals with the issue of guardian ad litem appointments.
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Legal News
IOLTA will lose insurance without action by Congress
Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (IOLTA) have had deposit insurance coverage for two years, but they are scheduled to lose protection by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. after Dec. 31 unless Congress extends it or makes it permanent. In November, the House passed a bill that would have made it permanent by piggy-backing it on a section of the newly enacted Wall Street regulatory overhaul, known as Dodd-Frank. The section protects "noninterest-bearing transaction accounts." The Senate has not acted on the proposal.
The Blog of Legal Times reports
Editorial: Adoption of Arizona-like law must be debated carefully
In an editorial, the Daily News Journal points out that Arizona's immigration law may sound good to Tennessee legislators, but they need to weigh the economic downsides, such as a need for increased jail space, before acting. "At a time when we are anticipating a record deficit in our state," the paper writes, "do we really want to pass a law that has proven itself to be so expensive elsewhere?"
Read the editorial
Tenn. joins civil suit against credit card companies
Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper announced on Monday that Tennessee has joined a civil antitrust lawsuit challenging rules that American Express, MasterCard and Visa have in place that allegedly cost consumers more for their purchases. Tennessee and 10 other states have joined lawsuits and agreements filed by the U.S. Department of Justice and seven states in early October to stop the alleged anti-competitive practices. The companies charge "swipe fees" to merchants for consumers to use credit and debit cards for their purchases.
Chattanoogan.com has more
Executions down by 12 percent, new study says
A report issued from an anti-death penalty group says that the number of executions in the United States dropped 12 percent in 2010 and death sentences are on the decline. "Whether it's concerns about the high costs of the death penalty at a time when budgets are being slashed, the risks of executing the innocent, unfairness, or other reasons, the nation continued to move away from the death penalty in 2010," said Richard Dieter, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center.
WATE.com reported this AP story
Congressional News
State's growth not enough for more seats in Congress
Census figures show Tennessee's population grew by 11.5 percent since 2000, but it wasn't enough to add any seats to the state's Congressional delegation.
WSMV reported the news
Tenn. Government
Hatter is new human services commissioner
Governor-elect Bill Haslam today announced Dr. Raquel Hatter as Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Human Services. Hatter has served the last three years as the president and CEO of Family & Children's Service.
Learn more from NashvillePost.com
Passages
Madison County Juvenile Court Judge Harris dies
Madison County Juvenile Court Judge Walter Baker Harris died Sunday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. He was 79. Harris received his law degree from the University of Tennessee in 1954 and served in the U.S. Navy for four years before returning to Jackson. He worked as a private attorney until he was appointed as city judge in 1967. He was the first popularly elected municipal judge in 1971 and also served as juvenile court referee while he was city judge. Plans for services are incomplete.
Read more about Judge Harris in the Jackson Sun
Clarification
A story in Monday's TBA Today indicated that Clifford Leon Houston is a lawyer. He is not. He was representing himself in the Roane County matter when Senior Judge Don Harris instructed him to stop filing law suits.

Disciplinary Actions
Tennessee lawyers reinstated
Germantown lawyer Donald Sutherland Holm III and Greeneville attorney Timothy Williams Flohr were reinstated to the practice of law after complying with requirements for continuing legal education. Both were suspended on Sept. 7 for failing to meet 2009 CLE requirements. Holm was reinstated on Nov. 24. Flohr was reinstated on Oct. 9.
View all attorneys suspended and reinstated for 2009 CLE violations
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CompuPay offers deals for TBA members
CompuPay is proud to serve as the official payroll services provider for the Tennessee Bar Association. To serve Tennessee attorneys the company is offering two months of free payroll processing for all TBA members and waiving set up fees for members with up to 99 employees.
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