VOL. 123 | NO. 81 | Thursday, April 24, 2008
A pair of federal lawsuits filed by an advocacy group for people with disabilities claiming two Memphis shopping centers were not fully compliant with the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act is on its way to a settlement.
The corruption trial of former Memphis City Council member Edmund Ford Sr. will begin next month with a jury pool of 105 people. There will be lots of questions for the jury about their backgrounds and political views, but the questions won't be as direct as whether they are Republicans or Democrats or whom they have supported in what races.
Carla Peacher-Ryan, a shareholder at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, has been appointed, along with Antonio L. Matthews, to oversee and coordinate the firm's pro bono work in Memphis.
An Arkansas-based restoration service company has expanded its footprint across the state line with hopes of tapping into the Mid-South's largest metropolitan market.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Northwest Airlines said its first-quarter loss deepened to $4.14 billion, mostly because of a big accounting charge, but high fuel prices still caused an operating loss.
NASHVILLE (AP) - A proposal to expand Tennessee's public records law is advancing in the Senate after the failure of an amendment that would have required open government advocacy groups to
NASHVILLE (AP) - Defense attorneys would be banned from advertising their expertise with drunken driving cases under a bill advancing in the Senate.
Local construction contractor Ken Thorp has built many commercial structures since 1985, and that includes nail shops, but one opening Friday is "one of the nicest he's ever seen," he said.
It's become a way to measure how mammoth some corporations are - comparing their financial positions to that of small developing countries. If the companies are big enough, the comparison can include industrialized nations.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Pilots at Delta and Northwest airlines are looking to resume negotiations on merging their work forces as the two carriers combine.
Late Wednesday afternoon, U.S. District Court Judge Bernice Donald denied a request by club owners for a preliminary injunction to block enforcement until the lawsuit is decided.
Shelby County commissioners have approved a set of County Charter amendments on the first of three readings.
NEW YORK (AP) - Keefe, Bruyette & Woods upgraded SunTrust Banks Inc., saying the regional bank's stock is undervalued at its current price.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Legislation that would specify restrictions on the use of state education finance funds is advancing in the Senate.
NASHVILLE (AP) - The Senate Education Committee reconsidered action on legislation that would restrict credit card solicitations to students on college campuses and unanimously passed the measure.