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Sexual Assault Claim Filed Against Nashville IRS Worker

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A woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by a Nashville IRS worker who was indicted in October 2015 recently filed a $1 million sexual battery claim against her alleged assailant. The suit, filed in the Middle District of Tennessee, alleges the agency failed to properly train the alleged attacker and should be liable… Read More »

Study Heralds Medicaid Expansion Benefits As Rural Hospitals Close

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According to a study released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, states that expanded Medicaid programs using federal funding are reaping economic benefit. As the never-ending healthcare debate rages on in the Tennessee legislature, Tennessee is among 19 states that have, thus far, declined to expand coverage to those who fall in the uninsured… Read More »

What Are the Rules of Intestate Succession in Tennessee?

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While losing a loved one in an accident or due to a negligence of another is devastating, sometimes the issue is even more complicated than simply trying to make the tortfeasor accountable. While wrongful death gives dependents, spouse and parents of the deceased the right to collect financial compensation for their losses, what happens… Read More »

Nashville, Tennessee – Over Half of Hospital Bills are not Being Paid

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Hospitals and medical practices in Tennessee and around the country are finding out they share a growing problem with those the patients they treat: people are not paying their bills. While the reasons for this cannot be narrowed down to one in specific, the undeniable trend is that all patients are increasingly being made… Read More »

Pittsburgh Woman’s Defamation Suit Against Bill Cosby Is Dismissed In Court

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Bill Cosby, who has been the subject of a national scandal, recently won a court victory when a federal judge (U.S. District Judge Arthur Schwab) in Pennsylvania dismissed a civil lawsuit filed against him by one of the five-dozen women who have accused him of drugging and/or sexually assaulting them.  A woman named Renita… Read More »

Lawsuit Alleges that University of Tennessee Inaction Led to Sexual Assaults

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In February, six women filed a federal lawsuit in Nashville, Tennessee accusing the University of Tennessee of allowing gender discrimination that led to sexual assaults by athletes and lack of punishment for the perpetrators. All six plaintiffs are listed as Jane Does. According to the complaint, three rapes were committed by football players, one… Read More »

The Difference between Venue and Jurisdiction in Civil Litigation

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Civil litigation is a complex matter, and is not available simply because a victim has been wronged. In order to have a proper lawsuit (even for personal injury or wrongful death), the victim must have personal jurisdiction, subject matter jurisdiction, and proper venue in order to sustain a defendant’s motion to dismiss. A motion… Read More »

Tennessee Church Responds to Sexual Assault Lawsuit

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Last Year, a $ 37.5 million lawsuit was filed against the Fellowship Bible Church of Williamson County in Franklin, Tennessee for the alleged sexual assault of a four-year-old boy. The parents of the unnamed boy claim that their child was sexually assaulted/raped by a church volunteer back in August 2014 at the church ministry… Read More »

Tennessee Man Breaks Neck in Mexico

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Greg Smalley was body-surfing with his son on the beach in Cancun, Mexico on a family vacation, when a wave smashed him into the sand causing him to break his neck. He instantly lost his ability to move, and had to be pushed to shore by his small son. While this is an unfortunate… Read More »

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