Medical Malpractice Newsletter – Fall/Winter 2017 Issue

December 27th, 2017   •   Comments Off on Medical Malpractice Newsletter – Fall/Winter 2017 Issue   

How Long Does a Patient Have to Sue a Medical Provider for Alleged Malpractice in Tennessee? Physicians and other medical providers often wonder how much time must go by before a potential malpractice claim is time barred. Statutes of limitations and statutes of repose are set time periods that can preclude a potential claim due… Read More

Estate Planning Newsletter – October 16, 2017

October 20th, 2017   •   Comments Off on Estate Planning Newsletter – October 16, 2017   

COURT RULES ON BENEFICIARY OF LIFE INSURANCE POLICY   In the case of Estate of Charles Lane vs. Courteaux, the Court of Appeals reversed the Trial Court and ruled in favor of a designated beneficiary on an insurance policy.  The facts in the Lane Case were that Mr. and Mrs. Lane were married and had… Read More

Business Transaction Newsletter – September 2017

October 20th, 2017   •   Comments Off on Business Transaction Newsletter – September 2017   

RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL – MUST HAVE CONSIDERATION TO BE ENFORCEABLE   In the case of Deatherage v. Hailey, the Court of Appeals found that e-mail correspondence between a Tenant and a rental manager did not rise to the level of having adequate consideration to support a right of first refusal.  In the Deatherage case,… Read More

Estate Planning Newsletter – September 15, 2017

October 20th, 2017   •   Comments Off on Estate Planning Newsletter – September 15, 2017   

LIFE INSURANCE AFTER A DIVORCE Life insurance after a divorce can be tricky.  The case of Hughes v. Hughes dealt with a dispute over proceeds of the Decedent’s Federal Group Life Insurance policy (“FEGLI”) after the Decedent’s divorce from the Plaintiff’s mother.  The Decedent designated his brother as the sole beneficiary of his FEGLI policy… Read More

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