Appellate Practice Section

This is TBA’s newest section and was created by TBA leadership to provide members the opportunity to come together for the purposes of exchanging information and to provide CLE on appellate practice issues.

Vice-Chair
Tennessee Atty General's...
P.O. Box 20207
Nashville, TN 37202-0207
(615)532-7358
Immediate Past Chair
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell...
3466 Navigator Pointe
Knoxville, TN 37922
(901)834-0066
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)383-7421

Fastcase 7 New Features

A new Fastcase 7 update provides highlighting for your search terms when viewing the full text of a document. Each term is highlighted with a different color so that you can see the occurrence of each item separately. You can also turn off the highlighting function for both, and each term individually by choosing the highlight dropdown option, then selecting the ‘x’ across from the term. See this and all new features of TBA’s member benefit Fastcase 7 here.

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6th Circuit Rules That Nashville Family's Lawsuit Against Amazon Can Proceed

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that a Nashville family’s lawsuit against Amazon, regarding a hoverboard sold by the company that caught fire and ultimately burned down their home, can proceed. The fire left two children injured as they were forced to break windows and fling themselves from the second floor. Evidence shows that Amazon was aware of complaints that the hoverboards were catching fire and exploding, and even launched an investigation that led the company to cease selling the model in question. The court affirmed that Amazon was in violation of the Tennessee Products Liability Act and Tennessee Consumer Protection Act. A trial date has not been set.
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