Many federal district courts contend with large case volumes that tax both time and resources. Nashville has seen significant growth over the last decade – growth that has not been met with a [...]
Landmark $1.175 Million Settlement Approved for Latino Workers Wrongfully Detained and Abused by Federal Agents
SRVH contributes over 1100 pro bono hours to successful effort. On February 27, 2023, a federal judge approved a landmark $1.175 million settlement that concluded a five-year effort to obtain [...]
The Corporate Transparency Act’s Final Rule Clarifies Who Qualifies as an Entity’s “Beneficial Owner” and Whose Identify and Information Must Be Disclosed to the Federal Government
The September 29, 2022, issuance of a Final Rule implementing the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) has started the compliance clock ticking for an estimated 36 million entities. The CTA imposes [...]
Every year, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issues a press release disclosing its recoveries in False Claims Act (FCA) actions for the past fiscal year. The release provides the Department with [...]
Tennessee recently passed a law that abolishes judicial deference to state agencies in certain contexts and promotes limits on agency power. Tenn. Code Ann. § 4-5-326. The new law provides [...]
Major Juvenile Justice Victory at Tennessee Supreme Court; SRVH Attorneys Contribute Amicus Brief to Overturn Unconstitutional Sentencing
51 years. Under a law passed in 1995, that is the mandatory minimum sentence for those convicted of felony and premeditated murder in Tennessee. The law, the most draconian in the nation, gives [...]
Christmas came early this year in our house, with the World Cup starting just before Thanksgiving. We, of course, followed Team USA along with my kids’ favorite soccer idols, Lionel Messi and [...]
Issuance of Corporate Transparency Act’s Final Rule Starts Compliance Clock Ticking for 32 Million Businesses. Here’s How to Find Out if Your Company Is One of Them.
The passage of the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) in 2021 was a far-reaching expansion of the federal government’s efforts to stop money laundering and related financial crimes by [...]
Government Asks Supreme Court to Weigh in on the Knowledge Element of the False Claims Act: Does Evidence of Subjective Intent Matter in All Cases?
The United States has asked the Supreme Court to decide whether the subjective belief of a party accused of submitting a false claim for payment to the Government is sufficient to support a [...]