The Tennessee Supreme Court in Brenda Benz-Elliott v. Barrett Enterprises, LP, No. M2013-00270-SC-R11-CV, 2015 WL 294635 (Tenn. 2015) has provided an opinion that attempts to clarify how statute of limitations should be applied for Tennessee cases. Over the years numerous Tennessee appellate decisions have cited the “gravaman of the complaint” rule in order to determine […]
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Mr. Jason A. Lee is a member of the law firm of Brewer, Krause, Brooks, Chastain & Burrow, PLLC. He practices in civil litigation defense in all areas of general liability law as well as in probate, wills and estate planning matters. He has received the highest rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell for legal ability and ethics. He is the author of two legal blogs including www.tennesseedefenselitigation.com and www.tennesseewillsandestates.com
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A recent Tennessee Supreme Court decision, Samuel E. Foster v. Walter William Chiles, III, M.D., et al., No. E2012-01780-SC-R11-CV, 2015 WL 343872 (Tenn. 2015), decided the appropriate remedy for non-compliance with pre-suit notice requirements in T.C.A. § 29-26-121 for a healthcare liability action under Tennessee law. Specifically, T.C.A. § 29-26-121(a)(1) provides the following requirements: (a)(1) […]
I get a lot of interesting questions when I tell people that I practice Probate law in Tennessee. One of the things that is most confusing to people is how to know when an actual estate needs to be opened for their loved one. As a general rule, Tennessee probate estates only need to be […]
The Tennessee Court of Appeals decided a recent interesting case involving a shooting that occurred just outside of the property of a youth outreach ministry. The Jerterrius Marshawn Akridge v. Fathom, Inc., No. 2014-00711-COA-R9-CV, 2015 WL 97946 (Tenn. 2015) decision dealt with a shooting that occurred close to, but clearly outside of the property of […]
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