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Changes in Tennessee Law Affect Social Media Accounts

By Grayson Cannon

I promised in my last post to continue visiting some changes to Tennessee law that have become effective this month.  One that might be of interest to a lot of folks has to do with social media accounts, but it might surprise you to learn that it actually falls under the area of probate and estate law. What do social …

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Tennessee Law and Fantasy Sports

By Grayson Cannon

We are going to visit another new piece of legislation; this one is already effective as of April 27, 2016 when the governor signed it.  However, it has important ramifications for those who love fantasy sports. Some of you may remember all the controversy that ensured when officials began to question whether those fantasy sports games that are advertised relentlessly …

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The Importance of Community Service in Gallatin, Tennessee

By Jay Ingrum

Does it matter that our law firm is involved in our community?  It certainly matters to us.  We have deep roots in Gallatin and Sumner County, and that historic integrity is important in handling private matters.  Being committed to community service in Gallatin and Sumner County, Tennessee is a point of emphasis for our firm. Your case is important to you …

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New Changes to the Law on Stalking and Harassment

By Grayson Cannon

July 1 is the traditional time for new changes to Tennessee’s laws to take effect.  Although laws can become effective on other dates, many laws are written to take effect on July 1, the beginning of the State’s fiscal year.  This year is no exception; we have many new legislative changes that will take effect in two weeks. Two new …

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TERRY V. OHIO – Stop And Frisk Rights – What are yours?

By Jay Ingrum

  CITATION: 392 U.S. 1, 88 S. Ct. 1868, 20 L. Ed. 889 (1968) TERRY V. OHIO – Stop And Frisk Rights – What Are Your?  BRIEF FACT SUMMARY REGARDING:The Petitioner, John W. Terry (the “Petitioner”), was stopped and searched by an officer after the officer observed the Petitioner apparently casing a store for a possible robbery. The police officer approached the Petitioner for …

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THROWBACK THURSDAY BLOG – MIRANDA V. ARIZONA – BY JAY INGRUM

By Jay Ingrum

CITATION: 384 U.S. 436, 10 Ohio Misc. 9, 86 S. Ct. 1602, 16 L. Ed. 2d 694 (1966) BRIEF FACT SUMMARY: The defendants offered incriminating evidence during police interrogations without prior notification of their rights under the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution. SYNOPSIS OF RULE LAW: Government authorities need to inform individuals of their Fifth Amendment constitutional rights prior to an …