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
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Griffin, GA 30223-3415
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Chair
Gullett, Sanford, Robinson, &...
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Nashville, TN 37201
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Vice-Chair
Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen...
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Knoxville, TN 37902-1848
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Tennessee Bar Association
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Nashville, TN 37219
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Forrest Descendants Sue Memphis Over Statue

The descendants of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest have filed a lawsuit against the City of Memphis, demanding the return of a statue of him that was removed late last year, The Commercial Appeal reports. The descendants want the city to pay for the return of the statue to a location of their choosing, as well as return "all pedestal, base, burial vault, copper caskets, and the earthly remains of General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife Mary Ann Montgomery Forrest." They want an unspecified amount in compensatory damages for the "embarrassment, humiliation, and mental anguish caused by the defendants."
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Federal Judge Rules School Not Legally Responsible for Students' Safety in Mass Shooting

A federal judge in Miami has dismissed a lawsuit filed by 15 students present during the Valentine’s Day shooting at their school in Parkland, Florida, The ABA Journal reports. U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom ruled last week that school and sheriff’s officials had “no legal duty” to protect the students. Among those named in the suit are officials at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the Broward County sheriff’s office. Bloom said the students’ suit arises from the actions of the shooter, rather than a state actor.
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