Tennessee Supreme Court News

Tennessee High Court Allows Parking Lot Claim Against Wal-Mart

The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that a woman injured in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Red Bank can proceed with her negligence lawsuit against the store. Jolyn Cullum filed the case after she was injured when a car driven …

Tennessee Court Reinstates $43.8M Verdict for Auto Accident Victim

The Tennessee Supreme Court has reinstated a $43.8 million verdict for a Memphis child who was paralyzed in an auto accident. According to court records, Billy Meals was 6 years old on Jan. 18, 2002. He was riding in the …

Tennessee Aims to Change How Workers’ Compensation Disputes Are Settled

Tennessee lawmakers have advanced a workers’ compensation reform bill that could change how injured workers’ claims disputes are handled. Governor Bill Haslam has been looking to reform the state’s workers compensation system for two years as part of his plan …

Tennessee Court Reinstates Damages in Assisted Living Center Death

The Tennessee Supreme Court has reinstated a jury verdict against the management company of a Shelbyville assisted living center in a case involving the death of an 83-year-old woman. Records say Mable Farrar died after her colon ruptured when a …

Tennessee Court Upholds Man’s Paternity Fraud Claim

The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a man who was misled into thinking he was a father and ordered the child’s mother to reimburse him more than $25,000 for child support, medical expenses and insurance premiums he …

Tennessee Court: Parents’ Emotional Distress Not Covered by Auto Policy

Tennessee’s high court has ruled that two parents’ emotional distress following an automobile accident that took the life of their son is not covered under the uninsured motorist portion of their automobile bodily injury coverage. The Tennessee Supreme Court upheld …

Tennessee High Court Agrees Judge Took Too Long

The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld the Court of the Judiciary’s decision that Cocke County General Sessions Judge John A. Bell took too long to decide a personal injury case and related accusations. The high court last Friday also affirmed …