Court: Re-Filed Suits Must Adhere to New State Laws

Re-filed malpractice lawsuits must comply with state laws currently in effect at the time of the re-filing, the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The court unanimously voted to dismiss Curtis Myers' re-filed malpractice complaint based on failure to adhere to new state laws, the Chattanoogan reports. Myers dismissed his suit on Oct. 21, 2008, and re-filed in September 2009. However, the new statutes went into effect on Oct. 1, 2008, and were amended in July 2009. Read the full opinion here.