Phinessee v. Young Touchstone
On September 20, 2010, the Tennessee Supreme Court issued two opinions rejecting application of the McDonnell Douglas burden-shifting analysis to state law retaliatory discharge claims: Gossett v. Tractor Supply Company, and…more
Line Construction Benefit Fund v....
This case concerns two issues. First, whether ERISA grants a multiemployer benefit plan a right to sue for delinquent contributions. And second, whether ERISA requires an employer to contribute to a benefit plan when the CBA…more
How many lawyers are using Twitter? A large number professionals reject Twitter and other Web 2.0 phenomena as a fad without understanding how powerful such tools can be. It’s not about what others are saying, but what you are…more
On July 1, 2009, a law went into effect that Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen signed on May 13, 2009, banning "Driving While Texting" (DWT). The law makes it a misdemeanor punishable by a $50 fine for someone to drive while…more
Phoenix Communications v. Marquardt
The Defendant in this case had an employment contract containing a noncompetite clause with a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Plaintiff. The subsidiary assigned the Defendant's contract to the Plaintiff. The Defendant claimed…more
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