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.

Parke Morris & Associates
25 Dr. M.L. King, Jr, Ave # 208
Memphis, TN 38103
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

SURVEY: Proposed Amendment to Supreme Court Rule 31, Relative to Alternative Dispute Resolution

As you may know, the Supreme Court issued a notice requesting comment on amendments to TSC Rule 31. The Tennessee Bar Association will be filing a comment in response to the proposed amendments and we need your help in drafting our response to ensure that it best reflects our members’ views and positions. Completing this brief survey will assist us in determining specific sections' positions on the proposed changes. After completion, the survey will be sent to your section's executive council, who will review the received responses, determine the section's position and relay the final comments to the TBA.
The TBA has generally summarized the proposed changes, but please read the order and proposed amendments, which are provided below, for more detailed information. Please provide your responses by Monday, April 30. Thanks for your help in this endeavor.


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Magician Forced to Reveal Secrets in Negligence Lawsuit

The secrets behind one of magician David Copperfield’s tricks were revealed in court documents thanks to a negligence lawsuit filed by a man who claims he was badly hurt while participating in a 2013 performance in Law Vegas, the Associated Press reports. Copperfield’s lawyers lost pretrial bids to close proceedings to the public to avoid giving away the secrets. Copperfield himself will take the stand on Wednesday in the trial.
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