Entries by Jason A. Lee, Esq.

Successful 4 Day Arbitration Trial against National Car Retailer on Equal Pay Act and Title VII Sex Discrimination Claims

We recently had a significant arbitration award for our client in an Equal Pay Act and Title VII Sex Discrimination case with a large national car retailer company after 18 months of litigation.  The details are confidential but it was a very successful result for our client. Our client provided the following review: “From my first […]

Title VII Age Discrimination Settlement Obtained Against Large National Employer

Our client received a substantial confidential settlement against a large national company that has a presence in middle Tennessee.  This was for age discrimination in violation of Title VII and the Tennessee Human Rights Act.  The employer improperly took action against our client due to his age. Or client provided a review of our services provided […]

Settlement Received in FLSA Failure to Pay Overtime Federal Case

Our client received a substantial settlement in a failure to pay overtime wages claim under the FLSA.  This case was settled after a Federal lawsuit was filed, shortly after the filing of suit (before the other party even filed an Answer to the Complaint).  This settlement resolved issues related to failure to pay overtime wages, […]

Substantial Settlement Obtained in Rape Case Involving Minor’s, a Party and Alcohol

In December 2017 our minor client received a very substantial settlement in a rape case that occurred at a high school party in Tennessee hosted by another parent.  Alcohol and drugs were present at the party and the rape occurred during the party.  Both minors and adults were present at the party.  There was a lack […]

Will Contest – Significant Settlement ($550k+) for Clients Removed from Will

Our clients received a substantial settlement in a Will Contest case when three children were mostly left out of their father’s will.  This case involved Undue Influence and Lack of Testamentary Capacity.  The case was resolved at a mediation after extensive discovery was completed.  The total settlement received by our clients was in excess of $550,000.00 […]

Sexual Harassment Case Against National Pizza Chain: Substantial settlement received for client

In January 2018 our client received a substantial settlement for a sexual harassment case against a national pizza chain.  Our client was physically sexually harassed, causing her significant emotional distress damages.  This sexual harassment greatly affected her and caused her significant damages. Our client said the following about this representation: “When I first met Attorney Lee […]

Tennessee Supreme Court Overturns COA Dedmon case – Key Decision for Personal Injury cases on Medical Bill Evidence

The Tennessee Supreme Court issued a very important decision recently on the appeal in the Dedmon case.  Many people have been waiting on this decision from the plaintiff’s side and the defendant’s side.  The Dedmon case was the case where the Tennessee Court of Appeals ruled that defendants, in personal injury cases, could introduce evidence […]

Impact of Divorce on Terms in a Will that Benefit the Former Spouse in Tennessee

When a Will is executed by someone, and then they are later divorced, the divorce revokes any benefits that were going to go to the former spouse under the Will.  This revocation is automatic and by statute that was passed by the Tennessee legislature.  T.C.A. § 32-1-202(a) provides as follows: (a) If after executing a […]

Sexual Harassment and Sexually Hostile Work Environment Claims in Tennessee – General Overview

Sexual Harassment and Sexually Hostile Work Environment claims are both recognized in Tennessee under state law and federal Law (pursuant to Title VII).  These are very significant claims often involving the harassment of a female by a male supervisor or co-worker.  The standards for an employer’s liability are different under each of those scenarios (this […]

Should You Add Your Children to Your Financial Accounts When You Need Financial Assistance Later in Life?

A significant number of older individuals in Tennessee add one or more of their children to their bank accounts to help them manage their finances. They often do this as joint owners with right of survivorship in order to have them help to pay the bills and to take care of other matters late in […]