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State: Tennessee
Subject Matter: TN Tort Reform
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Good evening and I hope you enjoyed the weekend. On Friday, the state
House gave final legislative approval to the bill capping
personal-injury damage awards (750K and $1M for catastrophic injuries as
defined), imposing other restrictions on civil liability lawsuits and
curtailing the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act. Both houses of the
legislature had approved the bill last week but the House had to concur
Friday with two Senate amendments before it became final. Attached are
the two amendments that make up the final bill. Recall in our recent
report our concerns with the "felony exception" to the damages cap being
included in the final bill. That exception was not adopted in the final
version. It is expected the Governor Haslem will sign the bill soon and
we will send the Public Chapter to you for review. We are preparing a
summary of the bill and will send it to you in the coming week. The bill
will take effect 10-1-11 and apply to all liability actions for
injuries, deaths and losses covered by the act which accrue on or after
that date.

Congratulations to everyone who has been involved in these long
effort spanning several years. We look forward to reporting on decreases
in claims in the years ahead in Tennessee. Let me know if you have any
Questions or comments. Have a great day tomorrow. Rebecca

Rebecca Adelman

ADELMAN LAW FIRM, PLLC
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Document Author: Rebecca Adelman
Firm/Company: The Adelman Law Firm
Document Date: June 2011
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