Feb. 13 2018

Tennessee Litigation Update: Tennessee and the Sealed Container Doctrine

A Plaintiff may sue both a manufacturer and a seller of a product alleged to have caused Plaintiff’s  injury. Tenn. Code Ann. § 29-28-103(a). The accrual of a products liability action occurs when the Plaintiff is aware of an injury, and when, by utilizing reasonable care, Plaintiff discovers the manufacturer of the product and identifies the particular product. See, e.g., Pivnick, Lawrence A., Tennessee Circuit Court Practice sec. 1.2, p. 28 (2011-2012 ed.), citing, e.g., Craig v. R.R. Street & Co., Inc., 794 S.W.2d 351 (Tenn. Ct. App., 1990).  (more…)

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