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Posted by: Kreis White on Feb 5, 2015

The Tennessee Supreme Court dismissed a med mal suit against six Knoxville medical providers because they were not provided with at least 60 days’ pre-suit notice of the action, as required under Tennessee law. The decision overturns the appellate court ruling that the plaintiffs did not need to provide the notice after reviving a suit they initially had provided notice for but ultimately dismissed. The high court disagreed, saying notice must be given each time a complaint is to be filed. In dissenting, Justice Gary Wade argued the initial notice should suffice and that the case should be decided on the merits rather than procedural ground.

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WADE Dissenting

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