Cases of Note

Significant decisions.

Starr v. Hill, 353 S.W.3d 478 (Tenn. 2011)

August 31st, 2011

PROCEDURAL POSTURE: Appellant father sought review of the decision of the Court of Appeals (Tennessee), which found in favor of appellee passenger and reversed the trial court's grant of summary judgment to the father in an action involving an accident in which the father's son was driving the vehicle. The appellate court found that the family purpose doctrine applied to the father. read more »

EEOC v. Crye-Leike, Inc., No. 4:10-cv-02070-SWW, UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS, WESTERN DIVISION, 800 F. Supp. 2d 1009; 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 85752

August 3rd, 2011

The Court refused to dismiss the EEOC's complaint where defendant alleged the EEOC failed to conciliate in good faith. read more »

Lake v. Memphis Landsmen, L.L.C,.2010 Tenn. App. LEXIS 200; CCH Prod. Liab. Rep. P18,394, Reversed at 2011 Tenn. Lexis 312 (March 24, 2011)

March 24th, 2011

PROCEDURAL POSTURE: Appellants, a passenger and his wife, appealed from the Circuit Court for Shelby County, Tennessee, in a negligence and products liability case. The passenger was injured when the bus he was riding in collided with a concrete truck. In appellants' suit against appellees--a bus manufacturer, the bus owner, and a franchisor--the jury found that appellants had suffered $ 8,543,630 in damages, but found that none of the appellees were at fault. read more »