Tennessee

Located in the southeastern portion of the United States, Tennessee is the 36th largest state by area, and 16th most populous with over 6.7 million residents living in the state. The Appalachian Mountains make up a majority of the eastern portion of the state, while the western is bordered by the Mississippi River. Nashville is both the state capital and most populous city, with nearly 700,000 inhabitants. Memphis is the second largest city with just over 650,000 residents.

Major industries in the state include agricultural, tourism, and manufacturing. Cattle, poultry, and soybeans are the major agricultural outputs in the state, and chemical manufacturing, transportation and electrical equipment, are the main exports from the state. Major outputs include the textile industry, electrical power, and cotton. Many major companies are headquartered in the state including FedEX, International Paper, AutoZone, Nissan Motor Company, Volkswagen, and Pilot Corporation, among others.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in Tennessee. Other major attractions include Dollywood, the Tennessee Aquarium, the Country Music Hall of Fame, the National Civil Rights Museum, Elvis Presley’s home (Graceland), and the Jack Daniels Distillery. Bristol Motor Speedway is also a popular destination during NASCAR and other racing seasons.

The state contributes 11 electoral votes during Presidential elections, having voted for a Republican candidate in recent memory.

The state government of Tennesee, like most states, divides political power between the executive, legislative and judicial branches.  The executive branch is led by the governor, who is elected in a statewide election.  He or she serves a four year term, and can serve up to two terms.

The legislature is the Tennessee General Assembly, that meets in Nashville.  The bicameral body includes a 99-member House of Representatives, where members serve two year terms, and a smaller Senate, where terms are set at four years.

The judiciary in Tennessee includes several levels of court systems, where disputes, both civil and criminal are adjudicated.  The Tennessee Supreme Court has a chief justice and four additional, associate justices.  The court appoints the Attorney General, a practice unique to Tennesee.  Additional courts include Tennessee Circuit Courts, Tennessee Chancery and Probate Courts, Tennessee Criminal Courts, as well as Juvenile and Family Courts, Municipal and City Courts, and the Tennessee General Session Courts.

Tennessee is part of the Sixth Federal Circuit Court.

Tennessee is also home to many major universities and public education institutions including the University of Tennessee, University of Memphis, Vanderbilt, and Middle Tennessee State University. In addition to the state parks, the state is known as the home of Country Music, with most country-artists calling Nashville home.

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Mar
FDIC Issues Consent Order Against Tennessee Bank Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
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Feb
Trending in Telehealth: January 29 – February 5, 2024 McDermott Will & Emery
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Feb
Tennessee and Virginia State Attorneys General Sue the NCAA Varnum LLP
2
Feb
The University of Tennessee and the University of Florida Under Investigation for Potential NIL Violations Varnum LLP
1
Feb
Tennessee and Virginia Are Challenging NCAA NIL Restrictions Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
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Jan
Trending in Telehealth: January 4 – 15, 2024 McDermott Will & Emery
11
Jan
Another PFAS Clean Water Act Citizen Suit and There May be Thousands More of These Fish in the Barrel. Mintz
9
Jan
The Comprehensive Privacy Law Deluge: Record-Keeping and Related Requirements Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
9
Jan
Current Status of US State Privacy Law Deluge: It’s 2024, Do You Know Where Your Privacy Program’s At? Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
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Dec
2023 Round-Up on State Consumer Data Privacy Laws Mintz
28
Dec
Out with the Old? Not So Fast! A Quick Review of 2023 Highlights Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
2
Dec
Highlighting Key Economic Development Actions from Across the U.S. Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
8
Nov
Rocky Top Update – A Summary of the Tennessee Medical Cannabis Commission’s October Meeting Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
8
Nov
Right of Publicity Bill Would Federally Regulate AI-Generated Fakes Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
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Oct
Assess One, Assess All? Blank Rome LLP
13
Oct
Tennessee Supreme Court Holds Economic Loss Doctrine Does Not Apply to Construction Services Contracts K&L Gates
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Sep
U.S. Treasury Announces $5 Billion Allocation of New Markets Tax Credit Awards [2023] Greenberg Traurig, LLP
29
Sep
Sixth Circuit Reverses Grants of Preliminary Injunctions in Gender Dysphoria Cases Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
12
Sep
Update: Processing Sensitive Personal Information under U.S. State Privacy Laws Greenberg Traurig, LLP
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Sep
Kraft Heinz Agrees to Settle Suit Over Malic Acid Flavoring Keller and Heckman LLP
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Aug
Trending in Telehealth: August 22 – 28, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
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Aug
PFAS State AG Lawsuits Increase Again in August CMBG3 Law
24
Aug
Seven States Have Upcoming Privacy Laws Robinson & Cole LLP
18
Aug
State Privacy Law Roundup: What Financial Services Entities Need to Know Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
8
Aug
SBA Suspends 8(a) Applications Following Federal District Court Injunction Greenberg Traurig, LLP
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Jul
State Privacy Law Roundup: What Retailers Need to Know Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
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Jul
State Comprehensive Privacy Laws – Beaver State Makes a Dozen Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
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Jul
Corporate Transparency Act Compliance for DAOs Is Unclear Polsinelli PC
10
Jul
CFPB Analyzes the Financial Health of Rural Borrowers in the South Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
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Jun
Tennessee Removes COVID-19 Statute’s Sunset Provision Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
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Jun
Vax Requirement Sacked in TN: Medicare Providers Lose Exemption from COVID-19 Laws Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
14
Jun
The Comprehensive Privacy Law Deluge: Approaching Choice and Rights Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
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May
Part II: With New DAO Law on the Books, Utah Joins Race with Wyoming and Tennessee to Become U.S. “Crypto Capital” Proskauer Rose LLP
31
May
Mintz May Madness: Montana’s New Consumer Data Privacy Law Follows the Leaders ... and we’re not talking about California! Mintz
30
May
The Comprehensive US Privacy Law Deluge: Which US Privacy Laws Apply to Your Company? Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
29
May
FFF Sovereign Immunity Series – Part X: South Dakota and Tennessee Memorial Day Edition Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
26
May
Part I: With New DAO Law on the Books, Utah Joins Race with Wyoming and Tennessee to Become U.S. “Crypto Capital” Proskauer Rose LLP
26
May
Patchwork of State Data Privacy Laws Adds Three New Patches Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
23
May
Processing Sensitive Personal Information under U.S. State Privacy Laws Greenberg Traurig, LLP
18
May
Four More States Pass Consumer Privacy Statutes Robinson & Cole LLP
18
May
Montana and Tennessee join Indiana and Iowa as the Next States to Pass Comprehensive Privacy Laws Katten
16
May
Another Governor Signs: Tennessee Volunteers to Join the Privacy Patchwork Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
15
May
Mintz May Madness: Tennessee’s Information Protection Act Gets Us Thinking About NIST(y) Safe Harbors Mintz
15
May
Preparing for the US Comprehensive Privacy Law Deluge Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
15
May
Sixth Circuit Invalidates Application of Nashville’s Sidewalk Ordinance Under The Takings Clause Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
15
May
The BR Privacy & Security Download: May 2023 Blank Rome LLP
14
May
TWO MORE STATES GOVERNORS SIGN INTO LAW CONSUMER DATA PRIVACY: Official Welcome to Indiana and Tennessee Troutman Amin, LLP
13
May
Tennessee Enacts Comprehensive Consumer Privacy Bill Jackson Lewis P.C.
10
May
Delta Great? Tennessee Legislature Passes Industry-Friendly Bill to Regulate Psychoactive, Hemp-Derived Cannabinoids Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
3
May
Tennessee Privacy Law Recognizes CBPR and PRP Certifications Hunton Andrews Kurth
 

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