Tort and Insurance Law Section

This section provides a venue for attorneys to share views and to develop relationships with colleagues in this area of practice. The section offers CLE on issues impacting both tort and insurance law and sends out case updates to its members.

Immediate Past Chair
Parke Morris & Associates
25 Dr. M.L. King, Jr, Ave # 208
Memphis, TN 38103
(901)244-5007
Chair
Bobby Leatherman, Attorney
P.O. Box 11838
Memphis, TN 38111-0838
(901)606-4937
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)383-7421

TVA Official Refuses to Testify in Coal Ash Lawsuit

A former TVA spokesperson who made public claims that the Kingston coal ash sites were safe is refusing to testify on behalf of cleanup workers who are now sick, dying or dead, Knoxnews reports. Anda Ray says she will not voluntarily testify on behalf of the hundreds of workers who labored, unprotected, to clean up the coal ash spill at the TVA Kingston Fossil Fuel Power Plant. Phase one of the toxic tort lawsuit against the TVA contractor in charge of the cleanup began today.
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West Tennessee Legal Services Seeking Volunteers for Obion County Clinic

The Pro Bono Project at West Tennessee Legal Services has scheduled a Free Legal Clinic on Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Troy United Methodist Church. The clinic will be held in the church’s Activities Building located at 226 W. Westbrook St., Troy, Tennessee, 38260. All lawyers are invited to help at this counsel and advice-only clinic. To volunteer or for more information contact Ginny Brimm, 731-426-1308, or go online here.
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