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Monthly Archives: September 2019

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Methodist Healthcare Accused of Overcharging Accident Victim

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

In most civil lawsuits, such as personal injury claims, the plaintiff gets to decide where to file their lawsuit. For example, many plaintiffs prefer to try a case in Tennessee state court rather than federal court. Under certain circumstances, however, the defendant has the right to move a case from state to federal court…. Read More »

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Court of Appeals: Memphis Restaurant Not Legally Responsible for Customer’s Death

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Personal injury claims against restaurants usually involve matters like slip-and-fall accidents. But they can also involve more serious incidents where a customer becomes seriously ill–or even dies–as a result of negligence on the part of the restaurant’s kitchen staff. Proving such claims, however, are not easy and often require complex litigation. Premises Liability Does… Read More »

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Is an Employer Responsible for an Accident Caused by an Employee Who Leaves Work Early?

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

In Tennessee law, the principle of “respondeat superior” means that an employer can be held vicariously liable for the negligent acts of its employees. A common example of this an employee driving their employer’s truck who causes an accident. The employer can be held responsible for damages in a personal injury brought by the… Read More »

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America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators 2019

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

September 18, 2019 – Announcing the selection of Bruce Fox among America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® for 2019. Selection to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional trial attorneys in high value, high stakes legal matters. To be considered for selection,… Read More »

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Wisconsin Officials Investigating Potential Link Between Vaping, Teen Lung Disease

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

There is mounting evidence that vaping–i.e., the use of electronic cigarettes–presents a significant risk to public health. Far from providing a “safe” alternative to traditional cigarettes, vaping has been tied to a rising number of patients suffering from lung disease. This has prompted at least one state to issue a warning to the public…. Read More »

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Federal Court Allows Shelby County Police Shooting Lawsuit to Proceed

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

If someone negligent or recklessly shoots you with a gun, you can file a personal injury lawsuit to seek compensation. But what happens when you are shot by the police? In that scenario, you may have a special legal remedy under 42 U.S.C. §1983, a federal statute that allows a person to file a… Read More »

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Understanding Tennessee’s One-Year Deadline to File Personal Injury Lawsuits

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

When you are injured in a car accident, the clock starts ticking right away on your time to bring a personal injury claim against the negligent driver. To be more precise, you normally have one year from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit and serve the defendant. While a court may… Read More »

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