STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY v. JAMES T. JONES, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Aug 11, 2017

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Jennie V. Smith-Howard, Cleveland, Ohio, for the appellant, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company.

Attorneys 2:

No briefs were filed on behalf of James T. Jones and Ronald J. Jones.

Judge(s): GIBSON

The trial court dismissed plaintiff’s claim for failure to prosecute and for failing to respond to affirmative defenses. The trial court also denied plaintiff’s motion to alter or amend the judgment. Because disposition of litigation on the merits is favored over procedural dismissals, we reverse.