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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

Steps to Take When You’ve Discovered a Construction Defect

Both potential claimants and the potential defendants in a construction defect case should take specific steps upon the discovery of said defect or alleged defect. This is true whether the defect has caused injury or simple financial harm. Failure to take these steps can have a direct, adverse effect on your ability to recover a [...]

By |2019-08-24T18:42:52+00:00August 24th, 2019|Construction Defect Lawyer|Comments Off on Steps to Take When You’ve Discovered a Construction Defect

Understanding Tennessee’s Apology Laws

Tennessee is one of 40 states that has enacted an "apology law." These laws allow doctors to apologize to patients without having that apology used against them in a legal action. And while on the surface this may be simple, few things involving the law ever are. It's important to understand the potential effects of [...]

By |2019-07-30T21:39:27+00:00July 30th, 2019|Blog Posts|Comments Off on Understanding Tennessee’s Apology Laws

4 Things That Can Cause a Judge to Dismiss a Personal Injury Case

Whether you're the plaintiff in a personal injury case, or a defendant, there is always the chance that the judge will dismiss the case. This usually works in the defendant's favor. There are four common reasons a judge might choose to dismiss a case. #1) Procedural Problems The most common procedural problem is failing to [...]

By |2019-07-19T02:55:39+00:00July 19th, 2019|Blog Posts|Comments Off on 4 Things That Can Cause a Judge to Dismiss a Personal Injury Case

Does Failing to Wear a Helmet Impact My Motorcycle Personal Injury Case?

Many motorcyclists do not like helmets. But Tennessee law does require you to wear a helmet at all times while you're on the road on your bike. (It also prohibits you from hunting whales while riding a motorcycle, but that one doesn't seem to come up too often). It's also illegal for passengers to go [...]

By |2019-06-30T18:35:13+00:00June 30th, 2019|Blog Posts|Comments Off on Does Failing to Wear a Helmet Impact My Motorcycle Personal Injury Case?

Why IMLCC Makes a License Defense Attorney an Absolute Necessity for TN Physicians

In January of 2019 Tennessee joined the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. And on one hand, this opened up a lot of opportunity for Tennessee doctors. Doctors can now fill out an online form to get almost instantly licensed in any member state, including two of Tennessee's border states: Mississippi and Alabama. And doctors who want [...]

By |2019-06-20T20:04:32+00:00June 20th, 2019|License Defense|Comments Off on Why IMLCC Makes a License Defense Attorney an Absolute Necessity for TN Physicians

How Property Owners Can Limit Liability

Running any business comes with an element of risk. But successful businesses manage that risk.   One of the risks you'll encounter as a business owner is premesis liability. If someone gets hurt on your property, they can sue. One way you manage that risk is by carrying insurance.   But you don't want your [...]

By |2019-05-30T18:08:37+00:00May 30th, 2019|Tennessee Lawyer|Comments Off on How Property Owners Can Limit Liability

Will a Waiver Protect my Tennessee Business?

Tennessee is a very active state. You can climb rocks, learn how to ride a motorcycle, or go white water rafting here, but you do all these things recognizing there's an element of risk.   Recreational businesses in Tennessee often have their customers sign liability waivers. These waivers release their companies and staff members from [...]

By |2019-05-16T16:09:52+00:00May 16th, 2019|Blog Posts|Comments Off on Will a Waiver Protect my Tennessee Business?

Common Causes of Contractual Disputes

When you sign a contract you probably do it hoping it's more or less a formality. You plan to uphold your end of the contract. You trust the other entity plans to uphold their end. It's nice to have the document to refer back to, just in case someone forgets. But you don't expect to [...]

By |2019-05-01T05:53:18+00:00May 1st, 2019|Blog Posts|Comments Off on Common Causes of Contractual Disputes

7 Things to Do If You’re Being Sued for Medical Malpractice

"It's not if you get sued," notes The New England Medical Journal. "It's when." Sobering words, but true ones, too. Doctors are expected to work a lot like mechanics: x is wrong, so they do y thing, with z result. In reality, results are unpredictable, diagnosis isn't straightforward, and bad things happen. It's a recipe [...]

By |2019-04-13T03:28:50+00:00April 13th, 2019|Blog Posts|Comments Off on 7 Things to Do If You’re Being Sued for Medical Malpractice