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Tipton County Circuit Court Grants Motion for Summary Judgment for Memphis Attorneys’ Client

Tipton County Circuit Court Grants Motion for Summary Judgment for Memphis Attorneys’ Client

March 27, 2017

Spicer Rudstrom attorneys Christopher M. Myatt and Cameron M. Watson recently represented an Elite Beach Tanning Company location in a slip and fall case, and the Tipton County Circuit Court in West Tennessee granted their motion for summary judgment this week. Chris and Cameron practice in the firm’s Memphis office. The plaintiff slipped and fell …Read More

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Top 10 List for Security and Privacy Aware Providers

March 23, 2017

By Julie-Karel Elkin Act Now: Compliance with HIPAA, HITECH and all the other rules and regulations, as irritating as they may be, is mandatory, and requirements continue to expand. Refusing to address it in a serious way can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in penalties to your practice. Understand the Issues: Data privacy and …Read More


Appeals Board Holds that Sleep Deprivation Caused Truck Driver’s Fainting Episode: Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board Summary, Horace Wade Thomas v. Zipp Express, et al.

March 23, 2017

By Courtney S. Paterson Horace Wade Thomas v. Zipp Express, et al.                       Docket No. 2015-06-0546 State File No. 57850-2015 Filed March 15, 2017 Posture This is a case before the Appeals Board on interlocutory appeal filed by the employer, and the dispute was whether the trial court erred in denying the employer’s motion for …Read More


Pre-Existing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board Summary, Ellen Wiles v. Dillard’s, et al.

March 22, 2017

By Courtney S. Paterson Ellen Wiles v. Dillard’s, et al.             Docket No. 2016-05-0933 State File No. 75113-2016 Filed March 14, 2017 Posture This is a case before the Appeals Board on interlocutory appeal filed by the employee, and the dispute was whether the employer should be required to provide the employee medical and temporary …Read More


Memphis Spring Workers’ Compensation Seminar Featured Attorney Jared Renfroe

March 21, 2017

Spicer Rudstrom attorney Jared S. Renfroe was a panelist at the 2017 Memphis Spring Workers’ Compensation Seminar, held today at the Memphis Botanic Garden. Nearly 200 people attended the event, which addressed issues faced by all persons involved in workers’ compensation claims—from the injured worker, employer and employer representatives to case managers, physicians and attorneys. …Read More


Rob Uhorchuk Speaks on “Big Brother” Implications for Internet of Things to Florida Association of Corporate Counsel Members

March 17, 2017

Spicer Rudstrom attorney Robert J. Uhorchuk joined three other lawyers for a presentation to the Association of Corporate Counsel Central Florida Chapter this week. “The `Big Brother’ Implications for Your Company of Everyday Connected Devices” was formatted as a hypothetical board meeting where corporate counsel were asked to conduct investigations into employees using data and …Read More

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Employee Fails to Provide Medical Proof to Entitle Her to Additional Medical Care: Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board Summary, Kine Gueye v. Federal Express Corporation

March 15, 2017

By Courtney S. Paterson Kine Gueye v. Federal Express Corporation                        Docket No. 2016-08-0701 State File No. 29588-2015 Filed March 10, 2017 Posture This is a case before the Appeals Board on interlocutory appeal filed by the employee, and the dispute was whether the employer should be required to provide the employee medical benefits. The …Read More


More than 1,800 Entries Exist on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Data Breach Wall of Shame

March 15, 2017

By Julie-Karel Elkin To Date: 1,857 Entries on the Wall of Shame What wall of shame? The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services actually keeps a record, as required by law, of reported breaches affecting 500 or more individuals’ personal health information, and, so far, there are more than 1,800 entities that fall into …Read More


Trial Court Grants Employee Additional Time to Obtain Medical Testimony in Response to Employer’s Motion for Summary Judgment: Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board Summary, Aliceia Hollis v. Konyo America, et al.

March 14, 2017

By Courtney S. Paterson Aliceia Hollis v. Komyo America, et al.                     Docket No. 2016-03-0298 State File No. 23307-2016 Filed March 7, 2017 Posture This is a case before the Appeals Board on interlocutory appeal filed by the employer, Konyo  America, et al., and the dispute was whether the trial court erred in granting the …Read More


Slow Down, Use Common Sense and Be Very Smart

March 8, 2017

By Julie-Karel Elkin A March 7, 2017 news blurb in TBA Today referenced an article from Michael Wyland dated February 24, 2017 from the Nonprofit Quarterly, which cited an online scam. In that article, Wyland said, “A version of this scam was responsible for the discovery of Democratic National Committee official emails that ended up being …Read More


Recent Case in Virginia Underscores the Importance of Preserving Attorney-Client Privilege in Cloud-Based Sharing

March 6, 2017

By Julie-Karel Elkin Lawyers, clients, insurance companies, investigators and others are not immune to data insecurity, and the effects of a lapse can be devastating. In a recent decision out of Virginia, counsel and client actually lost one of the most fundamental concepts associated with legal representation. . . privilege. Privileged communications allow counsel and …Read More

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A Few Minutes a Day can Lead to Breach Acceptance and Security Awareness

March 2, 2017

By Julie-Karel Elkin In a recent article published by Attorney at Law Magazine regarding cybersecurity, the authors do a great job of pointing out five common-sense measures all businesses should be using to secure their data, but is anyone really listening? Data security measures are not something most business people appear to be considering in …Read More

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Plaintiff Loses Premises Liability Trial for Lack of Causation

March 2, 2017

By Christopher M. Myatt Lurks v. City of Newbern, No. W2016-01532-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Jan. 26, 2017) The Tennessee Court of Appeals recently affirmed a trial court’s verdict dismissing a plaintiff’s premises liability claim for failure to establish the element of causation. The plaintiff had been a resident of Newbern, Tenn., for more than 30 …Read More

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Gary Kellar Discusses Federal Rule in Truck Accident Case Depositions Panel at Primerus Transportation Seminar

March 1, 2017

Gary M. Kellar, attorney in Spicer Rudstrom’s Nashville office, was part of a panel discussion at the recent Primerus Defense Institute Transportation Seminar. The session, “Depositions that Can Make or Break a Truck Accident Case,” highlighted the importance of preparation in terms of the driver, the safety director and the witness. Gary’s particular segment focused …Read More

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The Exception Proves the Rule: The Appeals Board Continues to Uphold Changes Made to the Workers’ Compensation Laws in 2014

March 1, 2017

By Courtney S. Paterson The Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board hands down several cases each month that expound upon and demonstrate the changes made to the Workers’ Compensation Laws in 2014. While certain cases may outline exceptions, the new law continues to be upheld by the Appeals Board. In the case of Paula Dugger v. …Read More


Memphis Attorney Obtains Dismissal in Premises Liability Case for National Grocery Store

February 28, 2017

Christopher M. Myatt, an attorney in Spicer Rudstrom’s Memphis office, recently prevailed on a Motion for Summary Judgment for a national retailer in a premises liability case. The plaintiff tripped and fell over a metal corner guard installed adjacent to an island cooler in a grocery store. The plaintiff then alleged that the corner guard …Read More

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Data Breach News Hits Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville

February 27, 2017

Nashville, Tenn.—(Feb. 27, 2017) Since 2015, data breaches have risen 40 percent, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center, and it appears that Nashville’s own Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is not immune. As reported recently in the Tennessean, VUMC experienced at least one type of breach discovered during its migration to a new system, …Read More

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Spicer Rudstrom PLLC Announced as Sponsor for the 2017 CLM Annual Conference

February 24, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (February 24, 2017) – The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) is pleased to announce Spicer Rudstrom PLLC as sponsor for the 2017 CLM Annual Conference. CLM will host 2,000 claims professionals and outside counsel in Nashville on March 29-31, 2017, during the largest insurance claims conference in the country. In addition …Read More


Spicer Rudstrom Announces Support of Partners for Paws Fur Ball in Texarkana

February 23, 2017

Spicer Rudstrom PLLC announced today its support for the upcoming Fur Ball, an event benefiting Partners for Paws in Texarkana, Texas. The third annual event raises money for the nonprofit organization, which aims to support animal rescues, sponsoring adoptions, providing outreach education programs and advocating for animal rights. SR attorney W. Howard Mowery, who serves …Read More

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Employee Not Entitled to Hip Replacement Surgery after Compensable Fall Causing Left Hip Injury Due to Pre-Existing Condition, Caesar Gamble v. Miller Industries, Inc.

February 22, 2017

By Jared S. Renfroe Caesar Gamble v. Miller Industries, Inc. Docket No. 2016-01-0372 State File No. 63828-2015 Filed February 9, 2017 Summary In this case, the Appeals Board reversed the trial court’s finding that the need for hip replacement surgery did not arise primarily out of and in the course and scope of employment, when …Read More


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