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.
Judicial EstoppelSeptember 26, 2018
Case: Polly Spann Kershaw v. Jeffrey L. Levy Issue: Is a former client judicially estopped from claiming her attorney gave her negligent representation after the client swore in the underlying legal proceeding that she was satisfied by the result of the case? Facts: Former Client sued her former Divorce Attorney, claiming she suffered monetary damages due […]read more
Warrantless Searches of ProbationersAugust 21, 2018
Case: State v. Angela Hamm and David Hamm Issue: Are probationers subject to warrantless, suspicionless searches? Facts: Angela and David Hamm were married and lived together. Angela Hamm was on probation. A confidential informant made a statement potentially implicating Angela and David for selling methamphetamine. Officers were unsuccessful in doing a controlled buy or obtaining other direct […]read more
Comparative FaultAugust 17, 2018
Case: Carolyn Crisp v. Michael Nelms Issue: Was “paceline” cycler at least 50% at fault for accident as a matter of law? Facts: Plaintiff died while bicycling in a “paceline” group. His surviving spouse sued other cyclists, alleging they had slowed down suddenly. Defendants were granted summary judgment on the basis that paceline cycling is inherently dangerous such […]read more