Under a new law effective today (July 1, 2016), it’s easier for a divorcing spouse to get his/her fair share of a spouse’s public pension or retirement plan in Tennessee. The General Assembly passed a law which requires all public pension and retirement plans to allocate a portion of the member’s benefits to his or…

Tennessee Savings Statute (T.C.A. § 28-1-105(a) Saves the Case – to the Chagrin of a Law Firm. Tennessee Supreme Court recently held the savings statute applies to save an action filed within an extended statute of limitations set by tolling agreement. In 2010, a judgment in the amount of $1.6+M was entered against Circle C…

Tennessee Supreme Court Adopts 30 Day Solicitation Ban in Divorce Matters On February 12, 2015, the Tennessee Supreme Court adopted an amendment to the ethics rules that will ban written solicitation of potential divorce clients within 30 days of the filing of a divorce. Rule 8, the amendment to RPC 7.3, is effective May 1….

Believe it or not, the word “bully” comes from the Middle Dutch word “boele,” meaning “lover.” Its meaning has changed since it first appeared in English in the 1530s. Back then it meant “sweetheart” or “darling”, and was originally used of either sex but later applied to men only. A hundred years later it meant…