Spicer Rudstrom, PLLC • Attorneys at Law • Est. 1963  •   
Home |

The Tennessee Jury Verdict Reporter – October Issue

The Tennessee Jury Verdict Reporter – October Issue

October 20, 2017

Check out the latest TN jury verdicts in the October 2017 issue of The Tennessee Jury Verdict Reporter, featuring Gary Kellar. TN Jury Verdict Reporter_October 2017


The Latest Workers’ Comp TN Appeals Board Decisions

October 16, 2017

Workers’ Comp summaries by Courtney S. Paterson Betsy Jones v. Dollar General, et al.                                             Filed September 22, 2017 Docket No. 2017-07-0074      State File No. 910-2017 Posture: This is a case before the Appeals Board …Read More


A Bakery, An Injury, A Workers’ Comp Claim – The Little Details Matter!

October 11, 2017

By: Amy Markham Patricia Armstrong was working in a bakery on December 24, 2006 when a co-worker standing on ladder dropped a twenty-pound box of frozen pies striking Ms. Armstrong on her face and left shoulder. In her workers’ compensation claim she alleged injuries to her shoulder and neck and substantial treatment to her shoulder, …Read More


Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board Decides 2 Cases Involving Injured Workers’ Entitlement to Ongoing Future Medical Treatment

October 10, 2017

By: Jared Renfroe In two recent cases decided by the Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, the court was called upon to decide issues of whether an injured worker was entitled to future medical treatment when the authorized treating physician either refused to continue seeing the employee after the employee reached maximum medical improvement, or when …Read More


Your Small Business is Expanding – Now What?

October 5, 2017

By: Tim Singhel You have grown your small business from entrepreneurial dream through financing to fruition. You have nurtured it through early growing pains, expanded your client/customer based and achieved long-term sustainability.  You have evaluated your market penetration and capitalization.  After much thought, business consultation, possibly some sleepless nights and even some prayer, you have …Read More


September 6, 2017

The Shelby County Circuit recently granted the Motion for Summary Judgment filed by Christopher M. Myatt of Spicer Rudstrom’s Memphis office on behalf of a national retailer in a premises liability case. The Plaintiff claimed personal injuries after tripping over a pallet located in the aisle of the store. On behalf of the store, Mr. …Read More

Categories: Featured News

Sixth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Product Liability Action for Client

September 6, 2017

The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently affirmed the trial court’s dismissal of a product liability action against a national grocer represented by Memphis attorneys Christopher Myatt and Jacob Strawn. The appellate court held that Tennessee law applied to the plaintiffs’ claims, specifically its one-year statute of limitations, not Mississippi’s three-year …Read More

Categories: Event News

Appeals Board Affirmed Decision of Trial Court on the Filing and Withdrawing a Petition for Benefit Determination and Statute of Limitations

August 28, 2017

  By Courtney S. Paterson Vincent Taylor v. American Tire Distributors, et al.             Docket No. 2015-06-0361 State File No. 78226-2014 Filed August 15, 2017   Posture This is a case before the Appeals Board on interlocutory appeal filed by the employer, and the dispute was whether the employer should be required to provide medical benefits. …Read More

Categories: Event News

Appeals Board Upholds Decision of Trial Court on Overcoming the Presumption of the Treating Physician

August 28, 2017

By Courtney S. Paterson Maury Endsley v. Benchmark Contractors, LLC, et al.                           Docket No. 2016-05-0743 State File No. 76993-2014 Filed August 11, 2017 Posture This is a case before the Appeals Board on interlocutory appeal filed by the employer, and the dispute was whether the …Read More

Categories: Featured News

Appeals Board Declined to Award Employee Attorneys’ Fees, Burleson v. Germantown Partners Supercuts

August 18, 2017

By Jared S. Renfroe Burleson v. Germantown Partners Supercuts Docket No. 2016-08-1241 State File No.: 78490-2016 Filed August 15, 2017 The Employee’s attorney in this case requested attorneys’ fees, but because the Appeals Board denied benefits, it declined to award her attorneys’ fees. Facts Employee alleged a low back injury allegedly occurring while he was …Read More

Categories: Featured News

Supreme Court Upholds Decision that Injury Not Compensable Under Current Law, Joseph Kolby Willis v. All Staff, et al.

August 18, 2017

By Courtney S. Paterson   Joseph Kolby Willis v. All Staff, et al.                                                Docket No. 2014-05-0005       Filed August 3, 2017   Posture   This is a case before the Supreme Court of Tennessee Special Workers’ Compensation Panel on appeal filed by the Employee, and the dispute was whether the Employee sustained a compensable injury. …Read More

Categories: Featured News

Recent Appeals Board Decision Regarding The Statute of Limitations on PBD Filed over Year After Injury, Don Johnson v. Stanley Convergent Security Systems, et al.

August 18, 2017

By Courtney S. Paterson Don Johnson v. Stanley Convergent Security Systems, et al. Docket No. 2016-08-0656 State File No. 6727-2016 Filed August 3, 2017 Posture This is a case before the Appeals Board on interlocutory appeal filed by the employer, and the dispute was whether the employer should be required to provide medical and temporary …Read More

Categories: Featured News

Decision from Appeals Board Regarding Job Abandonment and Payment of TTD benefits, Miguel Betances v. Brock Services, LLC, et al.

August 17, 2017

  By Courtney S. Paterson   Miguel Betances v. Brock Services, LLC, et al.                                  Docket No. 2016-08-0883       State File No. 59040-2016 Filed August 1, 2017   Posture This is a case before the Appeals Board on interlocutory appeal filed by the employer, and the dispute was whether the employer should be required to …Read More

Categories: Featured News

Product Liability Lawsuit Dismissed Against Grocery Store

August 15, 2017

A Plaintiff claimed she became ill after consuming pre-packaged fruit allegedly contaminated with Listeria. She filed suit in Memphis against the grocery store and the producer of the fruit, claiming violations of the Tennessee Product Liability Act and seeking damages for her personal injuries. Christopher M. Myatt and Jacob D. Strawn of Spicer Rudstrom’s Memphis …Read More

Categories: Event Featured News

Spicer Firm Represented at Best of Bar Ceremony

June 28, 2017

Spicer Rudstrom was well-represented at the Nashville Business Journal’s Best of Bar ceremony on June 27 honoring the 2017 Nashville Best of Bar recipients.  Seen here, from left to right, are Janna Dedman, J.K. Elkin, Mike Vetter, Brian Duffy, and Steve Minucci of Accelerent.


Spicer’s Best of Bar Winner Recognized at Ceremony

June 28, 2017

Spicer Rudstrom is thrilled to announce that SR attorney, Marc Dedman, was recognized on June 27 by the Nashville Business Journal as 2017 Best of Bar for International.  Congratulations, Marc!  


Spicer’s Best of the Bar Winner Shares Tip for Law School

June 21, 2017

  Read Nashville attorney Marc Dedman‘s advice here.

Categories: Featured News

Roadway Negligence – $160,000 Employee Retaliation – Defense Verdict

June 16, 2017

The Tennessee Jury Verdict Reporter in their June issue detailed a case in Federal Court – Knoxville where a motorcyclist suffered assorted injuries when she crashed as she passed through a mowing project on 1-75 – she blamed the mowing company for failing to properly mark the mowing project to warn oncoming traffic. Clint J. …Read More

Categories: Featured News

Nashville Medical News Features Julie-Karel Elkin

June 9, 2017

An article written by attorney Julie-Karel Elkin was recently included in Nashville Medical News. “Cybersecurity: It’s About the Holes” is a feature that addresses the vulnerability of healthcare providers’ systems to hacking. In it, JK cautions those in healthcare to take a proactive approach to cybersecurity, stay on top of regular updates and checks and …Read More


Authorized Treating Physician’s Opinions Create Genuine Issue of Material of Fact as to Employee’s Pre-Existing Condition: Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board Summary, Terry Lamm v. E. Miller Construction, Inc.

June 8, 2017

By Jared S. Renfroe Terry Lamm v. E. Miller Construction, Inc. Docket No. 2015-01-0429 State File No. 64870-2015 Filed June 2, 2017 In this case, the Appeals Board affirmed the trial court’s order denying summary judgment to the employer on the basis that there was a genuine issue of material fact as to whether the …Read More


© 2017 Spicer Rudstrom PLLC | Disclaimer | Site Map

The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship.


Spicer Rudstrom is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms.
Spicer Rudstrom Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary.