Tort Reform Advances In Tennessee

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Readers know that tort reform is an important issue we have posted on before, at the federal and state level. Latest update: Tennessee recently enacted reform legislation that will, among other things, limit the amount of non-economic damages that plaintiffs can recover in civil lawsuits.

Specifically, the Tennessee Civil Justice Act of 2011 was signed into law by Gov. Bill Haslam earlier this month.

The new law limits venue to the county where the events constituting the cause of action occurred, where the business has its principal office, or where its registered agent of record is located.

Please see full article below for more information.

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