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Seyfarth Shaw LLP | USA | 27 Jan 2017

Top DevelopmentsHeadlines in Trade Secret, Computer Fraud, and Non-Compete Law in 2016

Continuing our annual tradition, we present the top developmentsheadlines for 2016 in trade secret, computer fraud, and non-compete law. Please join


IT-LEX Inc | USA | 8 Apr 2013

Another court outlaws “fishing expeditions” in social media ediscovery

IT-Lex has regularly reported on the issue of social media discovery, and a recent case has led to a Court's examination of these evidentiary


Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP | USA | 7 Oct 2011

Multistate Tax Commission seeks backdoor intervention in Tennessee tax dispute

In Tennessee tax disputes, the Commissioner of Revenue traditionally is represented solely by the State Attorney General’s Office that is, until recently when the Multistate Tax Commission (MTC), the national organization for state tax administrators, sought to participate in two related tax cases as counsel of record for the Commissioner.


Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 28 Jul 2011

Plausibility pleading standard shunned in Tennessee

Invited to adopt the U.S. Supreme Court’s new plausibility pleading standard in an employment law dispute, the Tennessee Supreme Court has declined to do so, citing the state’s long-standing adherence to the more liberal “notice” pleading standard previously applied in the federal courts.


Kelley Drye & Warren LLP | USA | 9 Nov 2010

Tennessee court holds self-reporting to government does not bar relator action

The federal court in the Western District of Tennessee, a court in the Sixth Circuit, held as a matter of first impression that self-reporting to the government of failures to comply with federal law does not constitute a "public disclosure" which could bar a lawsuit brought by a relator under the False Claims Act.


Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC | USA | 28 Oct 2010

Appellate court broadly interprets disclosure protections

Tennessee’s Public Records Act, found at Tenn. Code Ann. Section 10-7-503, creates a presumption that government documents are open for public inspection.


Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC | USA | 31 Mar 2009

New e-discovery rules for Tennessee

Civil litigation practice in Tennessee is going to change on July 1, 2009, which is when new rules on electronic discovery will go into effect.


Alston & Bird LLP | USA | 3 Feb 2009

SEC charges investment advisor with fraud relating to purported TARP investments

Last week, the SEC announced that it had taken emergency action to charge Gordon B. Grigg and his firm ProTrust Management with fraud.


Hogan Lovells | USA | 30 Jan 2009

Supreme Court rules that Title VII’s anti-retaliation provision applies to employee disclosures during an employer’s internal investigation

On January 26, 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held in Crawford v. Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee (No. 06-1595), that the “opposition clause” of Title VII’s anti-retaliation provision protects from retaliation an employee who speaks out about discrimination not on her own initiative, but in the course of answering questions during an employer’s internal investigation.


Loeb & Loeb LLP | USA | 21 Jan 2009

Frank Betz Associates, Inc. v. J. O. Clark Construction, LLC, et al

In the context of a discovery order in a copyright infringement suit, a magistrate judge followed the “discovery rule” to determine when a copyright claim accrues and rejected the defendants’ request to apply the “injury rule.”

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