Estate Planning Newsletter – December 2016

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BE THOROUGH AND COMPLETE IN FILLING OUT APPLICATIONS FOR INSURANCE   In the case of Lane v. American General Life & Accident Insurance Co., the Tennessee Court of Appeals denied a claim for life insurance benefits on the grounds that the insured made a material misrepresentation on the life insurance policy application.  In the Lane… Read More

Employment Law Alert – December 2016

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NEW AMENDMENTS TO TENNESSEE EMPLOYMENT LAWS   With a new year approaching, we also have some new amendments to Tennessee employment laws set to take effect on January 1, 2017.  Below is a summary of new Tennessee laws affecting employers.   E-Verify Program Tennessee employers have had the option of either using the E-Verify Program… Read More

Estate Planning Newsletter – November 2016

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SEPARATE PROPERTY OR MARITAL PROPERTY IN A DIVORCE   Because divorce is so prevalent in our society, and because I am asked so frequently by clients how to protect assets left to a child in the event the child gets divorced, I continue to scan cases where Tennessee Courts explain separate property vs. marital property. … Read More

Business Transaction Newsletter – November 2016

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CONTRACTS CAN BE RESCINDED FOR MUTUAL MISTAKE OF FACT   It is well settled in Tennessee that courts have the power to alter the terms of a written contract where, at the time it was executed, both parties were operating under a mutual mistake of fact or law regarding a basic assumption underlying the bargain. … Read More

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