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Are Personal Injury Settlements Taxed in Tennessee?

Tax season is almost upon us, and if you're expecting a settlement it's smart to be worried about whether or not you need to report your winnings to Uncle Sam. You won't have to worry about state taxes in Tennessee: the fact that we don't have income tax keeps you from having to worry about [...]

By |2020-01-16T19:11:30+00:00January 16th, 2020|Blog Posts|Comments Off on Are Personal Injury Settlements Taxed in Tennessee?

4 Mistakes Tennessee Residents Make When Injured By Defective Products

Product liability cases are neither easy to win nor straightforward. For one thing you have to show the product was in unreasonably dangerous condition or was in a defective condition. You also have to show the defect or dangerous condition was directly responsible for your injury, and not your own misuse or abuse of the [...]

By |2019-12-31T06:33:31+00:00December 31st, 2019|Blog Posts|Comments Off on 4 Mistakes Tennessee Residents Make When Injured By Defective Products

What Makes a Good Personal Injury Lawyer?

When you're embroiled in a personal injury lawsuit, it's tough to know where to turn, even if you do your research. For one thing, there are a great many statements on a great many websites boiling down to so much marketing fluff. Perhaps you're familiar with one of the most common ones already. Many personal [...]

By |2019-12-19T05:06:26+00:00December 19th, 2019|Blog Posts|Comments Off on What Makes a Good Personal Injury Lawyer?

Can Texting at Work Cause You to Lose Your Nursing License?

A 2014 study revealed that 78.1% of nurses are using cell phones and other personal communication devices while working, excluding meal times and breaks. "Nurses reported regularly sending personal emails and text messages, reading news, checking/posting on social networking sites, shopping, and playing games while working." Certainly, mobile phones represent a new temptation to all [...]

By |2019-11-30T00:29:19+00:00November 30th, 2019|Tennessee nursing license defense|Comments Off on Can Texting at Work Cause You to Lose Your Nursing License?

When Does Following an Employer’s Instructions Threaten a Nursing License?

Professional standards of nursing conduct tell you to do one thing. Your employer, direct supervisor, or resident expert directs you to do something else. What do you do?  When in doubt, use professional standards of nursing conduct. Consider this 2018 Delaware case: Delaware Board of Nursing v. Christine Mulry Francis and Angela L. Caldwell Debenedictis. [...]

By |2019-11-19T23:00:32+00:00November 19th, 2019|Blog Posts|Comments Off on When Does Following an Employer’s Instructions Threaten a Nursing License?

What is the Drug Dealer Liability Act?

If you've been watching Tennessee news for the past few months you may know the Tennessee Court of Appeals ruled that opioid producers may be sued under the Tennessee Drug Dealer Liability Act.  As the law currently stands, this applies to "anyone who knowingly participates in the illegal drug market whether one's headquarters is an [...]

By |2019-10-31T16:16:54+00:00October 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What is the Drug Dealer Liability Act?

In the News: Fox v. Amazon

Under Tennessee state product liability law, retailers who sell defective products can often be held accountable for damages caused by those products. The Tennessee Products Liability Act assigns liability to the seller in cases where, "the product was in a defective condition or unreasonably dangerous at the time it left the control of the manufacturer [...]

By |2019-10-18T19:19:43+00:00October 18th, 2019|Nashville lawyer|Comments Off on In the News: Fox v. Amazon

What to Do If You Get Hurt By a Defective Product in Tennessee

In Tennessee, you can hold manufacturers accountable if they release defective or unreasonably dangerous products. In some cases, you could also pursue damages from the designer, the components manufacturer, the wholesaler, any assemblers you hired, and the store that sold you the product. Strengthening your case means taking the right steps directly after your injury. [...]

By |2019-09-28T21:44:59+00:00September 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What to Do If You Get Hurt By a Defective Product in Tennessee

Can a General Contractor be Held Liable for the Actions of a Subcontractor?

Subcontracting is a necessary and vital part of the construction industry. Entire business models are built around a construction company's ability to collect bids from smaller companies to conduct work on a given project. Indeed, the involvement of multiple contractors and subcontractors is part of what makes construction cases so difficult to unravel. There is [...]

By |2019-09-27T15:19:10+00:00September 19th, 2019|Blog Posts|Comments Off on Can a General Contractor be Held Liable for the Actions of a Subcontractor?

5 Defenses to A Breach of Contract Claim in Tennessee

Contracts are a cornerstone of business law. And if you are a Tennessee business owner, it's inevitable that you'll eventually encounter a situation where someone: a vendor, an employee, a tenant—accuses your company of violating a contract. Thus, it's important to understand the defenses which might be available to your company. Defense #1) Someone Has [...]

By |2019-08-27T20:36:38+00:00August 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Defenses to A Breach of Contract Claim in Tennessee