Litigation Section

This section provides the trial attorney with information on the most recent trends in trial techniques through annual seminars and its newsletter. The section currently produces a quarterly case update to the members of the section.

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New Website Uses Crowdfunding to Finance Lawsuits

A new website unveiled yesterday uses crowdfunding to finance potentially high-value commercial lawsuits, the ABA Journal reports. LexShares connects accredited investors with plaintiffs in commercial lawsuits. LexShares’ staff of legal and securities professionals reviews the suits and only posts cases deemed to have strong merit. If the plaintiff wins a settlement or court judgment, the investors will recover an amount “proportionate to the investment,” the press release says. If the plaintiff loses, the investors lose their money.

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TDLA Names New President, Officers

The Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association (TDLA) recently installed James H. Tucker Jr. as its 49th president. He is the first African American to hold this position. The association, which represents lawyers engaged in civil defense litigation, also announced new officers for 2014-2015: President-Elect Cate Dugan of Deason & Associates in Nashville; Secretary-Treasurer Barret Albritton of Spears, More, Rebman & Williams in Chattanooga; and Vice President Rocky King of Egerton, McAfee, Armistead & Davis in Knoxville. Immediate past president Bradford D. Box will serve as the new DRI Representative for Tennessee.

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