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2018 Tennessee Family Law Practice Update: Winning Settlement Negotiations, Trial Strategies, and Drafting Final Orders


Siew-Ling Shea
Rogers, Kamm, & Shea

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
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Domestic Violence Claims in Tennessee: Defense Strategies and Tactics


Kortney Simmons
Casey, Simmons & Bryant, PLLC

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
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Your Law Practice's Future: How to Adapt to A.I. and Other Tech Changes


Brian Faughnan
Lewis Thomason

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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 Statute of limitation claims are considered procedural matters because they merely extinguish a party’s remedy for a cause of action, not the rights giving rise to a cause of action. Thus, under Tennessee law, in a dispute over choice of law, the forum jurisdiction’s statute of limitations will apply.

 Where the Plaintiff has previously voluntarily dismissed a defendant, TCA 20-1-119 allows the Plaintiff to add a party back into the suit so long as all statutory requirements are met.

 In this termination of parental rights case, the Court distinguished that for termination of parental rights on the ground of abandonment by willful failure to support, the trial court must look at the income and expenses of the parent to determine actual financial ability to provide support in the four months preceding the filing of the petition. The court also clarified that to terminate parental rights on the ground of abandonment by persistence of conditions, it must be shown by clear and convincing evidence that the conditions which led to the child’s removal or other conditions that in all reasonable probability would cause the child to be subjected to further abuse or neglect still persisted.

 In this appeal, the Court corrected an erroneous sentence pursuant to T.C.A. 40-35-122. Additionally, the noted that our General Assembly allows more favorable sentencing for commission of a Class E felony theft than for a misdemeanor theft.

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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.

23 stores padlocked in Rutherford Co. for selling CBD-laced products distributors say are legal

A higher court will review a lawsuit accusing students at Brentwood Academy of repeatedly sexually assaulting a younger student and administrators of not appropriately responding to the alleged attacks.

TN Comptroller's Office Says Sale of Memphis Parks & Confederate Statues' Removal Were Legal

Some are celebrating after the Tennessee Comptroller's Office weighed in on how the city of Memphis took down its Confederate monuments.

Tennessee's top state attorneys plan to appeal controversial DUI fee ruling

As local attorneys grapple with a controversial ruling that threw hundreds of DUI cases into limbo, Tennessee's top prosecutors said Monday they're going to appeal the decision as soon as possible to the highest court in the state.