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Raybin Tennessee Supreme Court Hot List

The Hot List reviews cases which have been recently granted review by the Tennessee Supreme Court to help attorneys keep up with trending legal issues and anticipate potential changes in the law. The Hot List offers a prediction as to how each case might be decided.

Res Judicata

September 24, 2020

Case: Regions Bank v. Nathan I. Prager Facts: After Plaintiff’s first suit was dismissed for failure to prosecute, Plaintiff filed a Motion to Reconsider. The trial court denied the motion but said the dismissal was neither “with nor without prejudice” and the Plaintiff was “welcome to refile.” Relying on that statement, Plaintiff declined to appeal […]

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Juvenile Life Sentences

September 24, 2020

Case:  State of Tennessee v. Tyshon Booker Facts:  Defendant received a mandatory life sentence for a murder committed with he was sixteen years old. Defendant argued that “an automatic sentence of life imprisonment (with release no sooner than fifty-one years) is unconstitutional for a juvenile” based on the decisions in Roper v. Simmons, 543 U.S. […]

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Parental Right Termination

September 24, 2020

Case:  In Re Mattie L. Facts:  Mother petitioned to terminate Father’s parental rights. Father was arrested shortly before the trial and did not appear. The trial court held a trial without Father and held two grounds for termination had been proven by clear and convincing evidence: abandonment by willful failure to visit and abandonment by […]

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Gang Enhancement Statute

August 13, 2020

Case:  State of Tennessee v. Terrell Lamont Reid Facts:  Defendant pled guilty in 2015 and received a sentence that was enhanced by the “criminal gang enhancement statute.” The following year, the enhancement was held to be unconstitutional in State v. Bonds, 502 S.W.3d 118 (Tenn. Crim. App. 2016). In 2019, Defendant filed a motion under […]

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Res Judicata

August 13, 2020

Case:  Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., et al. v. City of Memphis, et al. Facts:  The City of Memphis entered into an agreement with the now-Memphis Grizzlies basketball team to build an arena, which included a provision that the city would not fund or benefit “any new competing facility.” Years later, Elvis Presley Enterprises was granted […]

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