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Monthly Archives: November 2019


Who Owned the Tractor-Trailer That Caused Your Accident?

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Sorting out legal responsibility for a car accident can be complicated when the vehicle that caused the accident was owned by a corporation. Unlike individuals, a corporation may be bought and sold by other business entities, transferring their potential liabilities from one owner to another. This, in turn, can make it difficult to figure… Read More »

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Johnson & Johnson Settles Opioid Lawsuits with Two Ohio Cities

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

The first wave of opioid lawsuits are approaching trial. This has prompted a number of prominent opioid manufacturers to settle in the hopes of avoiding a potentially devastating jury verdict. As of October 2019, there are several thousand opioid cases pending as part of a multi-district litigation (MDL) proceeding before U.S. District Judge Dan… Read More »

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Navigating the Legal Pitfalls of Medical Malpractice Litigation in Tennessee

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

In a medical malpractice lawsuit, it is common for there to be multiple defendants. The plaintiff normally has the responsibility of identifying and providing pre-lawsuit notice to each defendant. Such notice is not required in other types of personal injury cases, but Tennessee law does mandate it specifically in medical malpractice claims. Court of… Read More »

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N.Y. Parents File Civil Lawsuit Over 15-Year-Old Daughter’s E-Cigarette Addiction

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Parents in Tennessee and throughout the country are struggling to protect their children from the latest threat to their health and well-being: vaping. As giant tobacco companies shift their focus from traditional tobacco cigarettes to e-cigarettes, there has been a renewed effort to get children and teenagers hooked on these potentially lethal products. Fortunately,… Read More »

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Tennessee Court of Appeals Allows Major Opioid Lawsuit to Proceed

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

In 2017, a group of Tennessee district attorneys sued a number of opioid manufacturers under the Drug Dealer Liability Act (DDLA). This is a state law that authorizes a court to award civil damages against any “person who knowingly participates in the illegal drug market” to the detriment of the community. Individual victims, as… Read More »

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Why Is It a Bad Idea to Represent Myself in a Personal Injury Case?

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

At some point you may have heard the proverb, “I hesitate not to pronounce, that every man who is his own lawyer, has a fool for a client.” The exact origin of this expression is unknown. But the sentiment is timeless. To put it another way, while every person has the legal right to… Read More »

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