Tennessee ranked #30 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, falling seven positions from 2015.  

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  1. NPR Highlights Trial Lawyer "Referral Mills," Advertising Bonanza

    July 03, 2019 | Blogs

    A recent spree of lawsuit advertising to recruit plaintiffs for Roundup weed-killer litigation is just the latest example of the trial lawyer "money machine" in action, according to reporting from National Public Radio's Marketplace Morning Report. ... Read More

  2. In the News Today - April 15, 2019

    April 15, 2019 | News

    Growing Number of Securities Lawsuits Boosting Prices For D&O Insurance; New Tennessee Law A "Win for Consumers And For Companies"... Read More

  3. Tennessee Enacts Nation's First Law to Curb Deceptive Trial Lawyer Ads

    April 11, 2019 | Blogs

    Tennessee lived up to its ‘America at its Best' slogan this week by enacting the nation's first law to curb deceptive trial lawyer ads targeting prescription drugs and medical devices. As anyone who watches TV or goes online likely knows, plaintiffs' lawyers aggressively market such ads to scare consumers-many times senior citizens-into filing lawsuits. Trial lawyers spent almost $1 billion on advertising in 2017, and seem to be keeping the pedal to the metal. ... Read More

  4. In the News Today - March 26, 2019

    March 26, 2019 | News

    Tennessee Bill Reining in Misleading Trial Lawyer Ads Heads to Governor... Read More

  5. Tennessee Bill Reining in Misleading Trial Lawyer Ads Heads to Governor

    March 26, 2019 | Blogs

    Last week, the Tennessee House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed HB 352 in a bipartisan vote and yesterday the Senate concurred, on a first of its kind bill that would ban deceptive drug and medical device ads that plaintiffs' lawyers use to recruit clients. Gov. Bill Lee now has the chance to sign it into law. ... Read More

  6. Texas Lawmakers Move Against American Law Institute's Controversial Restatement

    March 19, 2019 | News

    Texas lawmakers have filed legislation to discourage the state's judges from using the American Law Institute's Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance, the Pennsylvania Record reports.... Read More

  7. State Lawsuits Show Differing Strategies, Views on Private Attorney Contracts

    May 29, 2018 | News

    The wave of six new opioid-related state lawsuits demonstrate the emerging differences in how state governments choose to litigate mass action cases, Legal Newsline reports in Forbes.... Read More

  8. The Great Myths of State False Claims Acts

    February 28, 2018 | Research

    The 2018 update to "Great Myths of State False Claims Acts" shows that the whistleblowers' bar is continuing to capitalize on state qui tam False Claims Acts (FCAs), harvesting windfall awards from states and the federal government. The paper also points out that the dubious benefits of implementing a state FCA turn into a clear financial net negative when states allow their FCAs to fall out of compliance with federal standards.... Read More

  9. Tennessee Joins Ranks of States with Law to Fight Asbestos Fraud

    June 20, 2017 | News and Blog

    Last week, Tennessee joined a growing number of states that have passed laws to combat asbestos fraud. Tennessee's new law aimed at stopping plaintiffs' lawyer 'double dipping' - seeking money from multiple asbestos trusts in addition to bringing a lawsuit, all on behalf of the same individual - is a significant step toward fighting asbestos lawsuit abuse.... Read More

  10. TN Senate Minority Leader Rips DoJ's 'Overzealous' Failed FedEx Prosecution

    August 17, 2016 | News and Blog

    Tennessee Senate Minority Lee Harris (D-29), a University of Memphis Law professor, criticized the U.S. Department of Justice's "overzealous" failed prosecution of FedEx over allegations of illegal drug shipments, reports Forbes/Legal Newsline. ... Read More