Tag Archives: Tennessee

Federal Judge Rules Tennessee Must Stop Revoking Licenses If You Can’t Pay Your Fines

According to statistics provided by The Tennessean, more than 146,200 drivers have lost their license simply because they couldn’t afford to pay court costs. A ruling from U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger changes that. The criminal justice system relies heavily on court costs … Continue reading

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Sixth Circuit panel struggles to figure out Tennessee law to assess Miller challenge in high-profile case

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Comparative Fault in Tennessee Wrongful Death Cases

For your reading pleasure – my newest article in the Tennessee Bar Journal.  The article discusses the responsibility imposed on one who decides to bring a Tennessee wrongful death suit and how fault allocations against that person can complicate the … Continue reading

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Discovery Rule Applied in Tennessee Health Care Liability Act Case

In a misdiagnosis Tennessee health care liability (medical malpractice) case, defendants seeking dismissal based on the statute of limitations were required to “establish that decedent was aware of the alleged misdiagnosis,” not just show that the misdiagnosis was made, in … Continue reading

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Tennessee Court Discusses Methods For Calculating Damages

There are two distinct phases to most negligence cases. First, the court must determine whether the defendant was in fact negligent and is liable for damages. Second, the court must decide what the amount of damages owed is. Often, these … Continue reading

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