Tort and Insurance Law Section

This section provides a venue for attorneys to share views and to develop relationships with colleagues in this area of practice. The section offers CLE on issues impacting both tort and insurance law and sends out case updates to its members.

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Court Grants Review in 9 Cases

The Tennessee Supreme Court recently granted review in nine cases. Civil cases include property deed amendments, attorneys fees, the Health Care Liability Act, non-economic damages caps, wrongful termination and property tax appeals. Criminal cases include ineffective assistance of counsel, bail bonds and delayed appeals. The Raybin Supreme Court Hot List reviews the cases.

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Court: Insurance and Insured Only Parties Necessary to Determine Coverage

The Tennessee Supreme Court today held that a trial court had authority to decide coverage issues in a declaratory judgment action between an insurance company and its insured without considering the case of another party who was involved. This case arose out of an automobile accident on Interstate 24 in Hamilton County. The decision reversed an earlier Court of Appeals ruling.

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