McMinnville Attorney Michael Galligan Named To Bankruptcy Committee in Meningitis Case

Galligan & Newman founder Mike Galligan is the only Tennessee attorney and one of nine attorneys nation-wide to be selected as a member of the Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the bankruptcy proceedings for the New England Compounding Center (NECC). NECC is the Boston-based compounding pharmacy attributed with manufacturing and selling injections contaminated with mold…

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Attorney Michael Galligan Wins Motion to Declare NECC Insolvent

The Tennessean, by Walter F. Roche, Jr. — A federal judge has officially declared insolvent the drug compounding firm blamed for the deaths of 15 patients treated in Tennessee, an action that clears the way for victims and their survivors to sue other parties under the state product liability law. In a three-page order issued…

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Galligan & Newman Receive Ovation Award 2012

Upper Cumberland Business Journal, by Liz Engel Clark — Not all of life takes place in a courtroom or a law office – sure there’s pro bono cases to take, board seats to fill and community activities to lead. That comes with the territory. But the six attorneys at the Law Offices of Galligan &…

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Wrongful Termination Plaintiff Awarded $65,000 in Damages

The Southern Standard, by Duane Sherrill — A federal jury has found Sheriff Jackie Matheny and Warren County liable in the wrongful termination suit of former employee Christie Wimley, determining her support for the sheriff’s political opponent was the motivating factor in her termination and thus a violation of her constitutional rights. The jury assessed…

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Attorney John Partin Helps Dogma Walker Avoid Jail

The Southern Standard, by Duane Sherrill — A cleaning woman who was cleaning out her employer avoided jail time this week although she was at a loss to explain to the court why she stole over $3,000 while serving as a maid for the company. The defendant, Dogma M. Walker, entered guilty pleas to charges…

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Senator Jerry Cooper’s Fine Could Be Reduced

The Southern Standard, by Duane Sherrill — The letter of the law may save former state Sen. Jerry Cooper over $100,000 in fines as the state attorney general has been asked to determine if election finance officials exceeded their authority in assessing a record fine against the veteran lawmaker. Meanwhile, state Republicans are saying partisan…

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Hillis Acquitted of Meth Charges After Jury Trial

The Southern Standard, by Duane Sherrill — A former community service officer charged with meth possession was acquitted on narcotics charges earlier this week following a jury trial. The defendant, Betsy A. Hillis, 28, was found not guilty of the charge of possession of meth stemming from her arrest in early 2005. Hillis, who had…

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