Tennessee

Tennessee is ranked #23 in the 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, improving three positions since 2012.

Tennessee at a Glance

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$402 Potential Tort Cost
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TN Senate Minority Leader Rips DoJ's 'Overzealous' Failed FedEx Prosecution

August 17, 2016 | News and Blog

Tennessee Senate Minority Lee Harris (D-29), a University of Memphis Law professor, criticized the U.S. Department of Justice's "overzealous" failed prosecution of FedEx over allegations of illegal drug shipments, reports Forbes/Legal Newsline. Read More »

Tennessee Joins Ranks of States with Law to Fight Asbestos Fraud

March 30, 2016 | News and Blog

Last week, Tennessee joined a growing number of states that have passed laws to combat asbestos fraud. Tennessee's new law aimed at stopping plaintiffs' lawyer 'double dipping' - seeking money from multiple asbestos trusts in addition to bringing a lawsuit, all on behalf of the same individual - is a significant step toward fighting asbestos lawsuit abuse. Read More »

In the News Today - March 30, 2016

March 30, 2016 | News and Blog

A Surge in Dollar Amount of Securities Class Action Settlements: A new report by Cornerstone Research found that the "total dollar value of securities class-action settlements approved last year nearly tripled compared with the previous year, growth largely driven by an uptick in 'mega-settlements' of $100 million or more." Read More »

ILR State Allies Blog Series: Tennessee Chamber of Commerce

March 29, 2016 | News and Blog

Tennessee is best known for its barbeque and country music, but the state is home to much more than that. To make sure that the state remains a friendly place for businesses to start and grow, the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce works to keep Elvis, not litigation, king. Read More »

Tennessee Joins Ranks of States with Law to Fight Asbestos Fraud

Author: Harold Kim, Executive Vice President U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform | March 29, 2016 | News and Blog

Last week, Tennessee joined a growing number of states that have passed laws to combat asbestos fraud. Tennessee's new law aimed at stopping plaintiffs' lawyer 'double dipping' - seeking money from multiple asbestos trusts in addition to bringing a lawsuit, all on behalf of the same individual - is a significant step toward fighting asbestos lawsuit abuse. Read More »

Add Tennessee, Utah to the Growing List of States Combating Asbestos Fraud

March 17, 2016 | News and Blog

Last week, the Tennessee and Utah Legislatures each passed bills designed to stop the growing threat of fraud on asbestos trusts and keep true asbestos victims from being prey to plaintiffs' lawyers. Read More »

In the News Today - March 11, 2016

March 11, 2016 | News and Blog

Where Did All the Federal Mortgage Settlement/Find Money Go? From a new horse barn at the New York State Fair to subsidized email accounts for Delaware police officers, the Wall Street Journal provides an analysis of where the $110 billion in mortgage-related federal settlements and fines paid by big banks has been spent. Read More »

In the News Today - February 10, 2016

February 10, 2016 | News and Blog

Lawsuit Lending Regulation Bills Moving in Indiana: "Two bills once again are moving through the Statehouse that would regulate third-party financing of lawsuits. While such measures died in previous sessions, the current bills are getting a better reception because the consumer legal funding industry is learning what can happen when it does not compromise." (The Indiana Lawyer) Read More »

In the News Today - January 19, 2016

January 19, 2016 | News and Blog

Tennessee Medical Association Seeks Tort Reform Amendment: The Tennessee Medical Association is pushing for an amendment to the state constitution "to add language stipulating that the General Assembly can set caps on noneconomic damages in litigation." (The Commercial Appeal) Read More »

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