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The Devil is in the Detail: What Happens when Things that Sound the Same are not the Same

The Devil is in the Detail: What Happens when Things that Sound the Same are not the Same

April 2, 2018

By: Brent Usery In the coming months, the Tennessee Supreme Court may address an appeal of a recent Court of Appeals decision that reversed a $200 million dollar judgment in favor of the owner of the Opry Mills Shopping Mall in Nashville, Tennessee against several of its insurance companies.  A high-stakes insurance dispute like this …Read More

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What if the Insured Takes the Fifth?

March 28, 2018

By: John D. Barry Many insurance defense lawyers are asked to take examinations under oath of insureds by an insurance company client.  Typically this occurs when the insurance company has a belief that the insured may have participated in the loss to obtain the benefits of the insurance policy.  The usual examples are arson committed …Read More

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How to Take Control of Your Collections

March 13, 2018

By: Albert McLean I’ve been handling commercial collections for companies in the Memphis, Tennessee area for over 30 years and I have developed the following system for companies who would like to improve their collections.  The following tips are absolutely effective in maximizing collections for companies who follow them.  At the outset, I should state that …Read More

Statute of Limitations Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Carrier

January 22, 2018

By: Douglas Bergeron The Tennessee Court of Appeals in Larry Stine Bates v. Michael J. Greene, W2016-01868-COA-R3-CV, 2017 WL 3206599 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2017) dealt with an issue involving the statute of limitations that applies to the filing of a claim against an uninsured/underinsured motorist carrier.  The carrier in this case was Shelter Insurance. The plaintiff filed suit …Read More

It Can Be Costly to Deny Payment of Medical Expense Claims

January 16, 2018

By: Whitney James On December 13, 2017, the Arkansas Court of Appeals issued a rather interesting opinion.  In State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. v. Alvaro Esparza, the Court affirmed the decision of the Benton County Circuit Court awarding attorney fees to counsel for Alvaro Esparza for his work helping his client seek payment for …Read More

GEICO Payment to Occupants of Stolen Vehicle Being Tracked by Police Raises Questions

October 25, 2017

By: Newton Anderson According to several recent on-line reports in the Tampa Bay Times, 29-year-old Ricky Melendez was driving to his job as a dairy manager at a grocery store in the early morning on Sunday, August 6, 2017 when an SUV ran a red light and crashed into his Toyota Camry. But this was …Read More

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