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.

Chair
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak...
401 Commerce Street, Ste. 1200
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)932-6642
Vice-Chair
Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC
130 N. Court Ave
Memphis, TN 38103
(901)524-5000

Holmes Named New Federal Magistrate

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee has announced that Barbara D. Holmes has been selected to replace Magistrate Judge Juliet Griffin, who will be retiring July 31. Holmes is currently head of h3gm’s Commercial Bankruptcy and Reorganization Practice Group. She has more than 25 years of experience with restructuring and insolvency matters and commercial litigation in state and federal courts.

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Fungal Meningitis Victims to Share $200 Million

A $200 million settlement has been reached to pay out claims in the 2012 nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis that was first detected in Nashville and was traced to an injectable steroid made by Massachusetts-based New England Compounding Center (NECC). The outbreak sickened 778 people across the country, killing 76, according to an investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Tennessee was one of the hardest hit states with a total of 153 people sickened and 16 deaths. Dozens of civil lawsuits from across the country were consolidated into the bankruptcy filing of NECC. About 3,770 people nationwide have filed claims against the company. The Tennessean has the story.

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