The Tennessee Attorney General's Office has played an important role in some of the most complex and controversial cases in the state's history. Hear from the attorneys who managed these lawsuits- some all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. You will also learn how the Attorney General defends state laws, protects Tennesseans from federal overreach, advocates to uphold the Constitution, and fights businesses whose deceptive practices have dangerous consequences.
Opioids: how funding and services can abate the crisis in Tennessee
If a 26 billion settlement agreement with major opioid distributors and Johnson & Johnson goes through, Tennessee could see $613 million for abating the opioid crisis state-wide.
Marie Williams, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, along with lead attorneys from the Tennessee Attorney General's Office, talk about the historic effort to reach a settlement and how these funds can make a life-changing difference for Tennesseans moving forward.
Episode notes: Attorney General Slatery Leads $26 Billion Agreement with Opioid Distributors/Manufacturer (tn.gov)
Substance Abuse Services (tn.gov)
Helping crime victims and their families outside the courtroom
For families of crime victims and victims themselves, the judicial system can be confusing, disheartening, and frustrating.
Sierra Ragland and Tracy Taylor go beyond what the law requires, fully informing, guiding, and comforting family members through the stages of the criminal appeals process.
Hear their stories as the state of Tennessee recognizes and honors homicide victims during this year's Season to Remember.
Watch the livestream of Season to Remember 12-2-21 at 5:30 pm here:
Answering The Call To Serve
In this special Veterans Day episode, Assistant Attorney General Tessa Ortiz-Marsh shares her story of military service and how it relates to the practice of public law.
In 2006, she was deployed to Baghdad where she served the first of two tours as a combat medic in the U.S. Army.
"That's where I learned to love people," says Ortiz-Marsh, who now practices law in the Tennessee Attorney General's Office.
"I grew up with farms and cows. The next thing I knew at nineteen I was across the world experiencing new food, culture, languages and religions."
Consumer warning: The cryptocurrency pyramid scheme
The Division of Consumer Affairs (DCA) within the Office of the Tennessee Attorney General is investigating complaints about recruitment schemes offered by various Bitcoin websites.
The complaints coincide with an uptick in companies claiming to use artificial intelligence and Bitcoin to maximize returns on investment. These companies offer money for every additional investor you recruit.
Assistant Attorney General Tate Ball tells us what the Tennessee Attorney General's Office can do and what you should look for to avoid falling for a similar scheme.
If you feel you’ve been treated unfairly by a company, file a complaint with the Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs at tn.gov/consumer.
Pyramid distributorship schemes can also be reported to the Federal Trade Commission.
For questions concerning an investment type or to file a complaint regarding fraudulent investment activity, please visit tn.gov/securities.
September 17th is Constitution Day. This federal holiday commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. As we all learned in high school civics class, the Constitution defines the structure of our federal government. It is the most remarkable political charter in history.
In this episode with Tennessee Appeals Court Judge Andy Bennett learn who wrote the most famous words in the Preamble: We the People. Hint- it wasn't James Madison.
Preventing Youth Suicide through The Jason Foundation
How a national organization that started in Hendersonville, Tennessee is helping reduce youth suicide- the second leading cause of death for teenagers.
Former Attorney General Paul Summers tells Making the Case how he first got involved with The Jason Foundation and how the National Association of Attorneys General plays an active role in helping save lives.
The Jason Foundation (JTI)
Attorneys General State Program | The Jason Foundation, Inc.
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