TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Jan 28, 2019

Wrap up your reading of the January Tennessee Bar Journal soon because another is on the way! In the January issue, in addition to an amazing amount of access to justice stories, John Day writes about comparative fault. "A recent decision of the Tennessee Court of Appeals reminds us of the interaction between our law of comparative fault and the legislature’s gift of “get out of jail free cards” (immunity and partial immunity) to certain special interest groups," he writes. From beekeepers to whitewater activities, you may be surprised at the classes of individuals, entities and activities that have received grants of partial or complete immunity, "and thus, as non-parties, may be assigned fault that may impact the financial recovery of a plaintiff."