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Law Practice Efficiency Update: Take Advantage of Free Research Options to Manage Costs

John M. Cannon
Law Offices of John M. Cannon

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.



Motion Practice Update: How to Use Motions to Enhance Your Case

Sean Antone Hunt
The Hunt Law Firm

Thursday, March 29, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.



Tax Consequences in Tennessee Divorce: How to Counsel Clients on Dividing Assets and Claiming Dependents

Caroline G. Beauchamp
McCarter & Beauchamp, PLLC

Thursday, April 10, 2018
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.



Revocable Living Trusts in Tennessee: Key Considerations in Client Counsel

R. Lance Pruitt
Venable Cantey Pruitt & Sexton

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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Highlights from Current Issue

 The Tennessee Supreme Court released a unanimous opinion which held the surviving spouse of a person killed in a vehicle accident to initiate a wrongful death action on the decedent’s behalf even though the surviving spouse’s negligence allegedly contributed to the decedent’s death.

 In this case, the Court was asked to determine whether T.C.A. 9-8-307(d) statutorily abrogated the common law collateral source rule. The Court concluded that in using the term “actual damages” in the statute, the legislature intended the term to mean “compensatory damages.” Thus, the collateral source rule is still alive and it precludes consideration of the amounts deducted as adjustments to the claimant’s medical bills based on their insurance.

 A defendant’s eligibility for judicial diversion is set forth in T.C.A. T.C.A.  40-35-313(a)(1)(B)(i) (2014), but being eligible for judicial diversion is not an entitlement to judicial diversion. After looking to the statute, there are still several factors the court must take into account to determine the applicability of judicial diversion for a specific defendant.

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Senate approves bill that exempts some app-based companies from legal liability

A housecleaner is hired using an online-based app. While cleaning the house, the cleaner robs the homeowner. Under a new measure, which was overwhelmingly approved in the Senate on Monday, the company that sent the employee to the home would not be legally responsible in the event of the robbery.

House Republicans effectively kill anti-child marriage bill, cite possible case against gay marriage

House Republicans effectively killed a bill Wednesday that would prohibit child marriages in Tennessee, citing an obscure legal theory that passing the bill could deter a conservative lawyer's case against gay marriage.

Bill to arm teachers in Tennessee passes first hurdle in legislature

A bill that would allow a select number of teachers to carry guns on campuses across Tennessee passed its first hurdle in the legislature Wednesday, thrusting the state into the national debate about how best to protect students from school shootings.

What's Legal And Illegal About CBD Oil In Tennessee

Questions surrounding the closure of multiple Rutherford County businesses have continued; so NewsChannel 5 found out what is legal and illegal about CBD oil in Tennessee.