Continuing our annual tradition, we present the top developmentsheadlines for 2016 in trade secret, computer fraud, and non-compete law. Please join
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last week, the SEC announced that it had taken emergency action to charge Gordon B. Grigg and his firm ProTrust Management with fraud.
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.
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.”