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  • Thursday, September 17, 2020 09:29 AM
     By Joyce Peterson | September 15, 2020 at 11:28 PM CDT - Updated September 16 at 10:49 PM UPDATE: The largest property management group suing the Trump administration dropped out of the lawsuit on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Wogan Group, LLC and Lennox were among the plaintiffs. Together, they manage more than 1,800 apartment units in the Memphis area. Attorney Josh Kahane wouldn’t say why Wogan and Lennox dropped out of the suit but did say, “unfortunately the CDC’s well-intended eviction moratorium appears to be a serious and unlawful infringement on the constitutionally protected rights of property owners, both large and ...
  • Wednesday, September 02, 2020 01:00 PM
    TOPLINEThe Trump Administration announced Tuesday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will use its authority to temporarily ban residential evictions for certain renters through the end of the year. Protestors demonstrate during a 'No Evictions, No Police' national day of action protest against law ... [+]AFP via Getty Images KEY FACTSThe moratorium will apply to those individuals who expect to earn $99,000 or less in 2020 (or couples filing jointly who expect to earn $198,000 or less)—those who received a stimulus check this year, or would have been eligible based on their 2020 income, are also eligible.Renters seeking ...
  • Tuesday, September 01, 2020 09:41 PM
    Jury trials are set to resume in Chattanooga Federal Court on Sept. 14 after a long hiatus due to the coronavirus. Judge Travis McDonough is looking at a trial for one of four different defendants. They include Corey Carlos Garrett, Calvin Wayne Hanks, Mark Daniel Allen or the civil case of Riverfront Commercial Center, LLC vs. Westfield Insurance Co. Clerk of Court John Medearis said, "The judge conducting a jury trial will determine the number of jurors in accordance with the applicable civil or criminal federal rules and the discretion the judge has within the rules.  Appropriate measures will be ...
  • Tuesday, September 01, 2020 06:25 PM
    Hamilton County sues first business for noncompliance with mask mandate - Chattanooga Times Free Press
    Hamilton County sues first business for noncompliance with mask mandate  Chattanooga Times Free Press
  • Monday, August 24, 2020 09:00 AM
    Tennessee joined at least 10 other states in broadly limiting liability lawsuits related to Covid-19 exposure, under legislation Gov. Bill Lee signed into law.The new law sets up legal hurdles for anyone filing a lawsuit over exposure to the virus, broadly protecting businesses, health-care providers, nonprofits, and others including schools and churches. For a lawsuit to avoid dismissal, the plaintiff must show the defendant’s actions amounted to gross negligence or willful misconduct and provide a signed statement from a doctor attesting that they believe the plaintiff’s injury or sickness resulted from the defendant’s actions.The Republican governor, in a livestreamed signing ...
  • Friday, August 21, 2020 02:00 PM
    Civil jury trials in Nashville will be suspended until 2021, the county's top judge ordered Thursday. Criminal trials will remain on hold through September, as under a previous order, while the judges monitor the pandemic to determine when its safe to reopen. Presiding Judge Joe P. Binkley Jr. announced the extension in an order to Davidson County courts "due to the continued risks of contagion."Most of the county's court business has been modified or on hold for months over concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. Judges will continue to meet to consider constitutional ramifications of delaying criminal trials into October, November and December. Concerns over the spread ...
  • Thursday, August 20, 2020 08:03 PM
    Tennessee lawmakers raise concern over Gov. Lee's use of executive power during COVID-19 crisis - Chattanooga Times Free Press
    Tennessee lawmakers raise concern over Gov. Lee's use of executive power during COVID-19 crisis  Chattanooga Times Free Press
  • Wednesday, August 19, 2020 09:01 PM
    Resilient Chattanooga ready to rebound from coronavirus, Chamber of Commerce leaders say - Chattanooga Times Free Press
    Resilient Chattanooga ready to rebound from coronavirus, Chamber of Commerce leaders say  Chattanooga Times Free Press
  • Wednesday, August 05, 2020 12:00 PM
    The N.B.A.’s Houston Rockets and restaurants like Chez Panisse are among those suing their insurers for refusing to pay “business interruption” claims during the coronavirus outbreak.Nick Gavrilides, owner of the Soup Spoon Cafe in Lansing, Mich., pays $12,002 in annual premiums to his insurer, which is refusing to pay his business interruption claims.  Credit...Rachel Elise Thomas for The New York TimesWhen the Great Lockdown started in Michigan, Nick Gavrilides closed the dining room of his Soup Spoon Cafe in Lansing, had some farewell beers with his workers and set to work on an insurance claim.He had paid for business interruption insurance, ...
  • Saturday, August 01, 2020 12:01 PM
    Supreme Court won't halt challenged border wall projects - Chattanooga Times Free Press
    Supreme Court won't halt challenged border wall projects  Chattanooga Times Free Press
  • Saturday, August 01, 2020 12:36 AM
    Where does live music go from here? A veteran Chattanooga music writer shares his take. - Chattanooga Times Free Press
    Where does live music go from here? A veteran Chattanooga music writer shares his take.  Chattanooga Times Free Press
  • Saturday, August 01, 2020 12:10 AM
    A glance at how the pandemic has impacted Chattanooga-area nonprofits dependent on volunteerism - Chattanooga Times Free Press
    A glance at how the pandemic has impacted Chattanooga-area nonprofits dependent on volunteerism  Chattanooga Times Free Press
  • Friday, July 31, 2020 07:15 PM
    In a ruling affecting hundreds of people yet to be convicted of charges for which they are locked up, Shelby County Criminal Court Judges on Thursday ordered the indefinite suspension of criminal jury trials.The order, which negates prior plans to lift the suspension in September,  will affect the vast majority of more than 2,100 people locked up in three local jails, according to Shelby County Sheriff's Office data. At the Downtown jail, where the vast majority of county detainees are held, more than 83% of people had yet to be convicted of their charges as of a June 30 Tennessee Department of Corrections report."It ...

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