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
Reduction ($1,000,000)
0.37% - 1.01% Potential Increase
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In the News Today - February 10, 2016

February 10, 2016 | Insights

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 | Insights

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 »

Survey: Companies Say State Lawsuit Climates More Important than Ever in Deciding Where to Grow

September 10, 2015 | Press Release

New Poll Shows Several Large States Like California and Illinois Rank Among the Worst Litigation Environments for Businesses; Delaware at Top Spot Read More »

ILR Role in Lawsuit Lending Reform Noted in Story Highlighting TN Victory

October 16, 2014 | Insights

In a story highlighting awards given to two Tennessee state legislators for their role in passing a lawsuit lending reform bill in their state, the Insurance Journal highlights the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform's role in the national effort to regulate these lenders. Read More »

Tennessee Enacts Law to Rein in Lawsuit Lending Abuses

Author: Lisa A. Rickard, President, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform | April 30, 2014 | Insights

Following Oklahoma last year, Tennessee yesterday became the second state nationally to enact a law to rein in lawsuit lending abuses. Read More »

In the News Today - April 4, 2014

April 04, 2014 | Insights

Courts are taking a closer look at attorney fees in merger and acquisition lawsuits that often result in disclosure-only settlements. Read More »

Tennessee House to Take Up Lawsuit Lending Bill

March 27, 2014 | Insights

Lawsuit lenders in Tennessee should be regulated like any other lender in the state says Yuri Cunza. Read More »

OPINION: Lawsuit lenders should be regulated as other lenders

Author: Yuri Cunza - president and CEO of the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce | March 26, 2014 | Insights

The Tennessee House of Representatives is expected to consider the Tennessee Litigation Financing Consumer Protection Act in the next few days, a bill that protects consumers from predatory lending practices. Read More »

In the News Today - February 10, 2014

February 10, 2014 | Insights

Tennessee lawmakers can protect consumers by passing lawsuit lending regulations that are pending in both houses, writes Thurbert Baker in the Tennessean. Read More »

Newspaper Highlights ILR Video Amid Passage of Lawsuit Lending Bill

January 16, 2014 | Insights

On Tuesday, the Tennessee Senate passed SB 1360, a bill to regulate the predatory practice of lawsuit lending. Read More »

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