Thursday, June 11, 2020
The Tennessee Supreme Court earlier this year upheld the constitutionality of the noneconomic damage cap provisions of the Tennessee Civil Justice Act of 2011, which is the subject of the June Tennessee Bar Journal's cover story by Bailey Barnes. The court’s analysis primarily centered on the constitutional right to a trial by jury. The justices split on whether the General Assembly maintains the authority to alter or abridge the state’s common law when doing so affects a constitutional right. Read this and the rest of the issue here.
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