Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Dick Lodge was quoted in several publications recently defending Tom Ingram and Marcille Durham before the Tennessee Ethics Commission on show cause notices issued by the Commission relative to lobbyist registrations. The Commission voted against penalizing Ingram for failure to file the proper lobbying registrations. However, because of the Commission's rules, the vote was insufficient to resolve the matter, and it will be back on the Commission's agenda at its next meeting in September. Click the links below for full articles about the case.
"Tennessee Ethics Panel Stalemates Over Tom Ingram Lobbying Resolution" – Chattanooga Times Free Press (August 2, 2013)
"State Ethics Panel Postpones Action on Ingram Case" – Knoxville News Sentinel (August 1, 2013)
"Ethics Panel Effort in Nashville to Drop Civil Penalties Against a Top GOP Strategist Today Fail" – Chattanooga Times Free Press (August 1, 2013)
"Ethics Case Against Advisor to Tennessee Governor on Hold" – Memphis Commercial Appeal (August 1, 2013)
"Tom Ingram's Ethics Case Deferred" – The Tennessean (August 2, 2013)