State Supreme Court to Look Into Attorney Ethics Rules Violations, More - Articles

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Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Mar 16, 2012

The Tennessee Supreme Court granted review in four cases this week. The two criminal cases involve the issue of whether a violation of the attorney’s ethical rules may constitute a basis for criminal contempt, and whether a conviction can be based solely upon the uncorroborated testimony of an accomplice. The two civil cases concern subject matter jurisdiction based on breach of contract claim in a will contest, and federal pre-emption in state tort claims. The Raybin-Perkey Hot List offers details and analysis.