Business Transaction Newsletters – July 2017

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EXCULPATORY CLAUSES CAN PROTECT ENTITY FROM LIABILITY   In the case of Gibson v. YMCA of Middle Tennessee, the Court upheld the validity of an exculpatory clause, or sometimes referred to as a release agreement by a person filling out a Membership Application.  In the YMCA case, Gibson fell and sustained injuries when she tripped… Read More

Estate Planning Newsletter – July 2017

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WHO HAS STANDING TO CONTEST A WILL?   In the case of the Estate of J. Don Brock, the Court of Appeals discussed in significant detail the category of people who have standing to contest a Will.  The specific facts in the Brock Estate case were that five adult, adopted children of Don Brock contested… Read More

Estate Planning Newsletter – June 2017

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UNDUE INFLUENCE TO CONTEST A WILL   Many opinions are issued by the Tennessee Court of Appeals on Will contest cases.  In the past, I have been reluctant to write about these cases because they are very fact specific as to the particular parties in that case.  Also, the facts are difficult to describe in… Read More

Employment Law Alert – Summer 2017

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Monthly Pay Now Legal in Tennessee Employers wishing to pay their employees monthly will now be allowed to do so under Tennessee law. Effective May 11, 2017, Tennessee amended the Tennessee Wage Payment Act to allow the monthly payment of wages, as opposed to the previous requirement of at least bi-monthly payment. If an employer… Read More

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