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

Employment Law Alert – Spring 2017

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TN COURT OF APPEALS ADDRESSES DISCRIMINATORY DISCHARGE CLAIM   The Tennessee Court of Appeals recently addressed discriminatory discharge in a noteworthy opinion for employers. In Demastus v. University Health System, Inc., the employee alleged that she was terminated because she was perceived as being a drug addict, while the employer defended on the perception that… Read More

Estate Planning Newsletter – April 2017

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CAN AN EXECUTOR CONTEST A WILL AFTER HE HAS ADMITTED IT TO PROBATE?   In the case of The Estate of Ellra Donald Bostic, the Decedent (“Donald”) died approximately three months after he executed his Will.  Donald appointed his daughter, June, as the Executor.  June probated the Will approximately one month after Donald died.  Donald… Read More

Business Transaction Newsletter – March 2017

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KNOW THE POWER OF EXEMPTION STATUTE   In the case of The Bank of Nashville vs. Charles Chipman, the exemption statute exempting IRA’s from execution, TCA §26-2-105(b) allowed a Borrower’s IRA to stay exempt from execution by the Bank of Nashville even though Mr. Chipman committed fraud against the Bank with respect to obtaining a… Read More

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