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Lakeland, TN Installs BPJ Attorney as First Municipal Judge

When the growing city of Lakeland looked for its first municipal judge, the Board of Commissioners chose BPJ's Taylor Cates, who began hearing cases in October. Cates will hear mostly code enforcement cases, and Lakeland city attorney Chris Patterson said, "We think it's a good tool to encourage citizens to come into compliance as issues arise."

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BPJ Attorney Wins $2.5 Million Settlement Against DoD, Nashville VA

Almost exactly four years ago, Aaron Merritt was honorably discharged from the Army after three tours of duty in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He was sick with ulcerative colitis, though, and counted on the doctors at the Nashville VA Hospital to take care of him. They didn't, and Merritt ultimately died on October 28, 2014.

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BPJ Attorney Presented in Nashville

Mike Cody had the opportunity to share his experience as an attorney representing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee.

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The First Amendment in the Workplace: Watch What You Say

In the latest issue of HRProfessionals Magazine, BPJ labor and employment attorney Karen W. Roche discusses an employee's right to free speech in or out of the workplace, based on the First Amendment, the National Labor Relations Act, and the type of employer.

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