Business Law Section

The Business Law Section furthers the knowledge of its members in the law of the Uniform Commercial Code, banking law, corporate law, partnership law, matters of debtor and creditor relations, and litigation practice related to such law.

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PO Box 900
Knoxville, TN 37901

Bone McAllester Norton Opens Drone Practice

Bone McAllester Norton is expanding its emerging law group with a practice focused on the commercial use of drones, the law firm announced Thursday. James Mackler will lead the firm’s drone practice, which will focus on company formation, trademark registration, privacy issues and other areas associated with their usage by private companies. The Nashville-based firm’s first client in this field is Alamo, Tenn.-based Farmspace Systems, the Nashville Business Journal reports.

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Pilot Rebate Suits Joined, Sent to East Kentucky District

A federal judicial panel has merged seven pending civil suits against truck stop chain Pilot Flying J before a judge in Lexington, Ky., The Tennessean reports. The order issued Monday follows a hearing in which lawyers for Pilot had requested the cases be consolidated in Knoxville. The trucking companies, with operations in Alabama, New Jersey, New Mexico and Ohio opposed that move. The panel decided that the Eastern District of Kentucky was the most appropriate venue for the suits since a judge there is already presiding over a criminal investigation into allegations that Pilot withheld rebates from its trucking partners.

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