Estate Planning Newsletter – June 2017

September 7th, 2017   •   Comments Off on Estate Planning Newsletter – June 2017   

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

September 7th, 2017   •   Comments Off on Employment Law Alert – Summer 2017   

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

Business Transaction Newsletter – May 2017

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WHAT IS A FORUM SELECTION CLAUSE AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN?   Many times in sophisticated contracts for commercial transactions and real estate transactions, there will be a forum selection clause.  A forum selection clause provides that in the event of a dispute between the parties, the litigation will be in a certain state and… Read More

Medical Malpractice Newsletter – Spring 2017

September 7th, 2017   •   Comments Off on Medical Malpractice Newsletter – Spring 2017   

Pending Legislation Would Drastically and Negatively Impact Physicians Facing Medical Malpractice (“Health Care Liability”) Claims in Tennessee   Legislation originally proposed in 2015 and reintroduced in 2016 is back again this year and seeks to transfer medical malpractice (“Health Care Liability”) claims out of the court system and into an administrative patient compensation system. The… Read More

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