A Court Win for Asset Protection Planning

July 26th, 2011   •   Comments Off on A Court Win for Asset Protection Planning   

In recent years, asset protection planning has become as prevalent and as important as basic estate planning. Retirement funds are a category of assets exempt from execution by creditors, both under Tennessee law (TCA §26-2-105), and under the United States Bankruptcy Code (USC §522(d)(12)). In a recent U. S. District Court case in Texas, the… Read More

Agents and Insurers Beware! Tennessee Law is Not Always on Your Side

July 26th, 2011   •   Comments Off on Agents and Insurers Beware! Tennessee Law is Not Always on Your Side   

In Morrison v. Allen, the Tennessee Supreme Court recently addressed several important issues related to an insurance agent’s duties and potential liabilities. Morrison obtained a term life insurance policy with a two-year incontestability clause, preventing the insurer from denying coverage because of any misrepresentations. Later, Morrison became concerned with his coverage level and met with… Read More

Tennessee Supreme Court Clarifies Law on When a Principal May Be Sued for Vicarious Liability for the Acts of Its Agent

February 1st, 2011   •   Comments Off on Tennessee Supreme Court Clarifies Law on When a Principal May Be Sued for Vicarious Liability for the Acts of Its Agent   

In Abshure v. Methodist Healthcare-Methodist Hospitals, 325 S.W.3d 98 (Tenn. Oct. 20, 2010), the Tennessee Supreme Court clarified and expanded the situations in which an employer can be held vicariously liable for the acts of its employees. The Abshure plaintiffs filed suit against a hospital based upon the conduct of emergency room physicians.

Latosha Dexter and Cory Brown to Address Healthcare HR Administrators

October 11th, 2010   •   Comments Off on Latosha Dexter and Cory Brown to Address Healthcare HR Administrators   

Memphis, TN – Latosha Dexter and Cory Brown, attorneys in theMemphis office of Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell PLC (Rainey Kizer), presented an update on 2012 employment law changes and HR related healthcare issues during the December holiday meeting of the West Tennessee Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (WTSHHRA). At Rainey Kizer, Dexter’s practice… Read More

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