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Focus on the Law: Genetic information discrimination

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law With the tremendous advances we have seen in medicine, and particularly in genetic research, the law has to try to anticipate problems resulting from…

Focus on the Law: Foster Care Overhaul in Tennessee

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law In 2000, a federal class action lawsuit known as the Brian A. Case was filed in Nashville on behalf of all children in state…

Focus on the Law: Judicial Selection: The Tennessee Plan

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Would it surprise you to hear that the majority of our appellate judges in Tennessee will be up for a “yes-no” retention election in…

Focus on the Law: Help for victims of domestic violence

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Domestic violence occurs across all segments of our society, regardless of race, education, income or sexual orientation.  Whether you are aware of it…

Focus on the Law: Domestic Violence

by Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Domestic violence is a pattern of controlling behavior aimed at gaining power in order to control an…

Focus on the Law: Foreclosures

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law When you purchase real property and finance part of the purchase price you will usually sign a promissory note and a deed of trust.  …

Focus on the Law: Aliens and Social Security Disability

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law This week I consulted a great book by Charles T. Hall called Social Security Disability Practice  to look into some unfamiliar issues in disability…

Focus on the Law: Mental Health Commitments

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law “Commitment” is the common term used to describe the group of procedures for detaining or admitting someone who is mentally ill in Tennessee.  There…

Focus on the Law: Defamation

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Often referred to as “defamation of character,” defamation is the issuance of a false statement about another person which causes that person to suffer…

Focus on the Law: Depression and Social Security Disability

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law According to the National Institute of Health, 9.5% of the U.S. adult population suffers from mood disorders in any given year with 45% of…