Tennessee

Tennessee ranked #30 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, falling seven positions from 2015.  

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  1. State Lawsuits Show Differing Strategies, Views on Private Attorney Contracts

    May 29, 2018 | News

    The wave of six new opioid-related state lawsuits demonstrate the emerging differences in how state governments choose to litigate mass action cases, Legal Newsline reports in Forbes.... Read More

  2. The Great Myths of State False Claims Acts

    February 28, 2018 | Research

    The 2018 update to "Great Myths of State False Claims Acts" shows that the whistleblowers' bar is continuing to capitalize on state qui tam False Claims Acts (FCAs), harvesting windfall awards from states and the federal government. The paper also points out that the dubious benefits of implementing a state FCA turn into a clear financial net negative when states allow their FCAs to fall out of compliance with federal standards.... Read More

  3. Tennessee Joins Ranks of States with Law to Fight Asbestos Fraud

    June 20, 2017 | 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Tennessee Joins Ranks of States with Law to Fight Asbestos Fraud

    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

  9. 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

  10. 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