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Monday, June 20, 2011

Tennessee Caps Non-Economic Damages

Nashville Public Radio reports that Tennessee Governor Bill Haslan signed a tort reform bill last week that will cap non-economic damages.    The details in the story are few, but it provides a link to the underlying bill.

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You can read more on the subject and watch a video of Fred Thompson's argument against the bill here: http://bernabetorts.blogspot.com/2011/05/tennessee-approves-tort-reform-bill.html

Posted by: Prof. Alberto Bernabe | Jun 20, 2011 10:41:14 PM

The legislation goes into affect October 1, 2011 and applies to causes of action arising after that date. In addition to caps on non-economic and punitive damages, the legislation changes venue law, products liability law, and dramatically weakens the state consumer protection act.

Posted by: John Day | Jul 2, 2011 3:45:22 PM

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