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Congratulations Phillips & Alexander on Appellate Court win

August 3rd, 2016  

========================================================================================= Congratulations to Marty Phillips and John Alexander on their recent Appellate Court win in the case of Caldwell v. Baptist Memorial Hospital, No. W201501076COAR10CV, 2016 WL 3226431 (Tenn. Ct. App. June 3, 2016).  In this health care liability action, the Court granted the Defendants’ application for an extraordinary appeal and held that: (1) the… Read More

Bell’s Upcoming Speaking Engagements

August 2nd, 2016  

===================================================================================== William C. Bell, Jr., a partner with Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell, PLC, spoke at the West Tennessee Chapter of CPA’s on July 28, 2016 on “Business Succession Planning.”  Mr. Bell is scheduled to speak at the TAM Probate and Estate Planning Conferences on October 20 & 21 and December 8 & 9, 2016…. Read More

Was Almira Gulch a State Actor Under 42 U.S.C. §1983?

August 2nd, 2016  

=================================================================================== Public entities need to be careful when working with private firms to make sure that the private actors’ conduct does not make the public entity liable under §1983.  For more information on this topic, click here to read Dale Conder, Jr.’s article:  FTD-1607-Conder ====================================================================================

Court of Appeals Takes Middle Ground on West Issue, Urges Supreme Court Consideration

June 8th, 2016  

================================================================================ On June 2, 2016, the Western Section of the Tennessee Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Dedmon v. Steelman, No. W2015-01462-COA-R9-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. June 2, 2016).  Judge Brandon O. Gibson delivered the opinion, in which Judge Andy D. Bennett joined, and Judge Joe G. Riley, sitting as a Special Judge on the… Read More