Law Articles

Dec. 16 2019

Tennessee Litigation Update: “Party In Interest” and Declaratory Judgment

On October 16, 2019, the Tennessee Supreme Court filed the opinion of Tennessee Farmers Mutual Ins. V. DeBruce.[i]  The Court addressed the issue of whether a claimant was entitled to participate in a declaratory judgment action brought by the insurance company against an insured to challenge coverage in a pending tort suit. The claimant had […]

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Jul. 17 2019

WIN @ MGC Spotlight: Melissa Cleary

Melissa Cleary is a workers’ compensation attorney in the firm’s Raleigh office. She leads the Women’s Initiative (WIN) @ MGC committee. We sat down with Melissa to learn more about her passion for WIN @ MGC and the legal industry.

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Jul. 17 2019

Belong @ MGC Spotlight: Amy Jenkins

This month, we highlight Amy Jenkins, an employment law attorney located in the firm’s Charleston office and chair of the diversity and inclusion committee, Belong @ MGC.

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Aug. 1 2018

Tennessee Litigation Update: TRCP 6.01 and Statutes of Limitation

On January 8, 2016, Jack and Jill file a personal injury complaint in the local circuit court alleging in a personal injury case that “[t]he Plaintiffs’ injuries occurred on January 7, 2015. January 7, 2016 is not a holiday, a weekend, and the day is bright and sunny. The court clerk’s office is open for […]

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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 […]

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