NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) —An undocumented immigrant shackled to a hospital bed while she gave birth will get a $490,000 settlement from the city of Nashville. The woman was under arrest at the time following a traffic stop.
The Tennessean reported that the Metro Council approved the agreement yesterday to end the five-year long lawsuit brought by Juana Vilegas.
The case turned the national spotlight on Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall's enforcement of a federal deportation law, which is no longer enforced in the county.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Attorneys set a trial date on Wednesday for two former Vanderbilt football players charged with raping an unconscious fellow student.
Brandon Brandenburg of Indio, Calif., and Cory Batey of Nashville are scheduled to stand trial Aug. 11
Two other ex-players, Brandon Banks of Brandywine, Md., and Tip McKenzie of Woodville, Miss. are also charged with rape in the June 23 incident. Their cases were separated from the other two players on Wednesday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Average premiums for Tennesseans seeking coverage under new health insurance markets launching next week rank near the lowest among the 36 states where the federal government is taking the lead to cover uninsured residents.
Before tax credits that work like an up-front discount for most consumers, sticker-price premiums for a mid-range benchmark plan will average $245 a month, well below the national monthly average of $328. Only Minnesota's average premiums are cheaper, at $192 per month.