In the state of Tennessee, the law recognizes that students with disabilities are unique; no one is the same. As a result, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) is supposed to ensure that each student with a disability has support, assistance, and much more that best suit his or her needs; one-fits-all programs and policies […]
We believe that no innocent person should be convicted or forced to plead to charges when he or she is innocent, or the State or federal government tries to punish a person too harshly.
We believe that too many innocent men and women are jailed and that too often, the punishment does not fit the […]
Anyone arrested for a DUI knows the police may ask you to submit to a few field sobriety tasks, not tests. If you fail these tasks or the officer has other reasons to think you’re intoxicated, the officer will ask you to submit to a breath test. The test requires you to breathe into […]
Businesses that fail to comply with federal and state laws that are designed to protect consumers and to ensure fair competition can be subject to lawsuits. These claims can be filed by the State Attorney General, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) or by lawyers on behalf of consumers and competitors. Unfair or deceptive trade […]
A Tennessee Court has ruled that Tennessee district attorneys generals could use the Drug Dealer Liability Act (DDLA) to file claims against opioid makers. The Court ruled the law applies to Endo Pharmaceuticals, Purdue Pharma, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals and Teva Pharmaceuticals – all opioid makers.
The lawsuit was filed by 14 prosecutors representing 47 Middle and […]
Parole and probation are both part of the criminal justice process. They are both terms that apply to defendants after they have been found guilty of a criminal offense. Defendants who seek probation or parole, or who have been charged with a violation of parole, can both benefit by having an experienced criminal defense […]
The federal government enacted the False Claims Act (FCA) during the Civil War. The law encourages citizens to step forward and disclose fraud involving government contracts. Originally, the FCA just applied to contracts with the US Department of Defense. Now, whistleblowers can also disclose fraud involving Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE (the medical insurance agency for […]
Before police officers give anyone they suspect of driving under the influence a breath test, most often they first give the suspect several field sobriety tests. The tests are not random. The tests must be done according to specific rules. If the police don’t give the tests in the correct way, that failure can […]
How much a business is worth is critical for several reasons. Anyone wishing to buy or sell a business needs to understand its value. The value of business is instrumental not just when buying or selling it, or a part of it, but also in obtaining loans, expanding the business, merging the business with […]