Tennessee Supreme Court reaches decision in DUI fee case

In an earlier post, we told you about a case our attorneys had spent years litigating that challenged the constitutionality of a fee arrangement associated with statewide DUI convictions. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) was receiving a $250 fee for every successful DUI prosecution involving blood or breath test evidence. Our attorneys argued — and

Home renovation and asbestos exposure: a comparative perspective

Renovating your home can be a satisfying experience, but it’s important to do it safely. This includes being aware of how exposure to asbestos in old building materials can put you and your family at risk of mesothelioma, lung cancer, or other asbestos-related diseases. In a post last year, we discussed tips for protecting against asbestos

Jury says Monsanto should pay $289 million to man who got cancer from Roundup

In the first such lawsuit to go to trial, a California jury has ordered Monsanto to pay $289 million to a school groundskeeper who developed cancer after routinely using the company’s glyphosate-based weed killers, including Roundup. After deliberating for three days, the jury found that Monsanto failed to warn consumers of the cancer risks posed

Could ride-sharing apps bring about the end of DUI?

Over the last few decades, policymakers have made numerous efforts to curb drunk driving, with varying degrees of success. Overall, DUI has been trending downward, although not at a fast enough pace for many. That could be changing, if the experience of officials in Miami, Florida, represents a trend. According to the Miami Herald, DUI arrests

HHS report finds patient neglect, false billing in hospice care provided under Medicare

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General has just released a report on hospice care provided through Medicare. After synthesizing patient records and Medicare patient data from more than a decade, the Inspector General concluded that, while most patients can rely on hospice care to relieve their suffering, some hospice providers are

What are the penalties for a 4th or subsequent DUI in Tennessee?

As you probably know, Tennessee has some of the toughest penalties around for drunk driving. That is especially true for repeat offenders. While ordinary DUIs are misdemeanors, a fourth or subsequent DUI offense is considered a Class E felony punishable by up to six years in prison. In Tennessee, a fourth or subsequent DUI conviction (for a

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