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Do Tennessee Courts Still Apply “Contributory Negligence”?

By Brad Burnette |

In 1992, the Tennessee Supreme Court ended its longstanding rule of “contributory negligence” in personal injury cases. Contributory negligence meant that a plaintiff could not recover any damages if he or she was found to have contributed, even in a small way, to the underlying accident. For example, if the defendant was driving drunk… Read More »

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