October 3, 2011
Tennessee Tort Reform Law Goes Into Effect
The Tennessee Civil Justice Reform Act, signed by the governor back in June, took effect on October 1st. The new law contains venue provisions, caps non-economic damages, and caps punitive damages. The same bill also contained the "Class Action Improvement Act of 2011," which would prohibit class actions under Tennessee's consumer fraud statute. A copy of the bill is available here: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/107/Bill/SB1522.pdf
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Here in Florida we have been fighting tort reform every legislative session. We finally had a victory and this month our soverign immunity limits increase from 100/200 to 200/300. They had remained at 100/200 since the 70's.
Posted by: Allan L. Ziffra, Esq. | Oct 6, 2011 5:49:30 AM