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Healthcare Fraud and Abuse — It’s Starting to get Personal. “Their Money vs. MY Money.”
March 18, 2016   By: Tracy Powell
There’s an old saying that goes something like this:  “I don’t mind spending your money, or their money.  But, when it comes to you spending Read More

Tennessee Inheritance Tax Repealed – It’s Time for an Estate Planning Review
January 26, 2016   By: Carla Lovell
Prior to 2016, Tennessee imposed a separate inheritance tax and had an exemption from that tax that was less than the federal estate tax exemption.   Read More

Fee Shifting in Fraudulent Conveyance Cases? Yes, Sometimes.
January 6, 2016   By: Mike Abelow
Tennessee follows the American Rule that a successful litigant normally has to bear its own attorneys fees.  The typical exceptions to the rule are:  (1) Read More

A Little-known, but Big, Change in the Rules on Assets Held by Spouses
October 16, 2015   By: Mike Abelow
Assume that Alex and Casey own a house.  If they bought the house during the marriage, they are presumed to own it as “tenants by Read More

Sucker Punch: Manny Pacquiao and Nondisclosure Litigation
May 12, 2015   By: Ryan Holt
In Game 6 of the 1970 NBA Finals, Willis Reed tore his thigh muscle.  No one thought he would play in Game 7.  As usual, Read More

Discharge of Attorneys Fees
April 30, 2015   By: Mike Abelow
The holy grail of litigation is winning the case and getting the other side to pay your attorneys fees.  When this happens the loser may Read More

When PR Bites Back
March 31, 2015   By: Dewey Branstetter & Hunter Branstetter
For anyone involved in a newsworthy dispute, refusing to acknowledge our media-saturated modern world can be a dangerous proposition. As Amy Rao Mohan has already Read More

The Essence(s) of the Matter
February 26, 2015   By: Hunter Branstetter
Two not-altogether-wrong characterizations of lawyers are that we like Latin words and thrive on uncertainty. And if you’re analyzing statutes of limitations, you get to Read More

Lawyers, You Have the Right to Remain Silent, but What You Don’t Say Will Be Held Against You
February 24, 2015   By: Amy Rao Mohan
We touched on many issues in our recent crisis communications CLE, but one topic seemed to generate a lot of questions.  Lawyers, perhaps by their Read More

Garnishing an Independent Contractor
February 5, 2015   By: Mike Abelow
Earlier this week, the Tennessee Court of Appeals decided an important, and unprecedented, issue affecting the ability of creditors to garnish funds.  A garnishment is Read More

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