New Venue Limits on Workers’ Comp Lawsuits

October 11th, 2010   •   Comments Off on New Venue Limits on Workers’ Comp Lawsuits   

Effective May 21, 2012, venue for filing workers’ comp lawsuits is limited by new law restricting lawsuits against non-governmental employers to the county where the work injury occurred or where the employee resided at the time of the injury.  Previously, such suits could be filed in the county where the employee resided at the time… Read More

Increased Liability for Physicians over NP’s and PA’s

October 1st, 2010   •   Comments Off on Increased Liability for Physicians over NP’s and PA’s   

In today’s busy medical practice, more and more medical providers are choosing to utilize the services of physician assistants and nurse practitioners to meet the needs of their patients. Those who elect to do so, however, should be aware of the applicable legal requirements with regard to supervising such mid-level providers and the potential exposure… Read More

Health Care Reform Law: Whistleblower Protections

July 15th, 2010   •   Comments Off on Health Care Reform Law: Whistleblower Protections   

There has been so much coverage of the new health care reform that many employers are struggling to understand its practical implications for their business. One area that has not been discussed in depth but which will affect all employers is the development of another protected class of employees.

Examinations Under Oath: Request Them!

July 1st, 2010   •   Comments Off on Examinations Under Oath: Request Them!   

In our Fall 2009 issue, we discussed a critical new evidence rule in Tennessee which now allows attorneys to use certain types of prior inconsistent statements as substantive proof in court. Previously, attorneys could only use prior inconsistent statements for impeachment (i.e., to show that a witness had changed his or her story and was… Read More

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