Litigation Section

This section provides the trial attorney with information on the most recent trends in trial techniques through annual seminars and its newsletter. The section currently produces a quarterly case update to the members of the section.

Immediate Past Chair
Beck Owen & Murray
100 S Hill St Ste 600
Griffin, GA 30223-3415
(865)522-2717
Chair
Gullett, Sanford, Robinson, &...
150 Third Ave So, Ste 1700
Nashville, TN 37201
(615)244-4994
Vice-Chair
Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen...
900 S. Gay Street, Suite 900
Knoxville, TN 37902-1848
(865)215-1000

Litigation Forum Set for April 18

Make plans to join your colleagues for the 2019 Litigation Forum on April 18. This year’s event will include a magistrate judges panel, a session on social media in client intake, a review of the Business Court and much more. Earn up to four hours of general CLE and one hour of ethics CLE.
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SEC Charges Volkswagen, Former CEO

Volkswagen and former CEO Martin Winterkorn have been charged by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for defrauding investors during its diesel emissions scandal, The New York Times reports.  Despite settling with the U.S. two years ago over criminal and civil charges and paying out over $30 billion in penalties, the company is being accused of violating the antifraud provisions of the federal securities laws. The SEC’s complaint involves $13 billion in bonds and other securities and alleges that the company mislead and made false statements to investors about the financial health of the company and the environmental impact of its technology in order to sell securities to investors at inflated prices. The SEC seeks permanent injunctions, repayment of ill-gotten gains, civil penalties and to bar Winterkorn from serving in a corporate officer or director role in the United States.

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