Venue Reform: H.B. 2008/S.B. 1522 (2011); Amended Tenn. Code Ann. § 20-4-104.
Outlines the venues where civil suits can be filed to
Outlines the venues where civil suits can be filed to include the county where the claim accrued, where the defendant’s principal place of business is located or where the defendant’s registered agent is located. If the defendant does not have a registered agent in Tennessee, venue is proper in the county where the person designated by statute as the defendant’s agent for service of process is located. This provision seeks to prevent forum shopping and deviates from current law, under which a business can be sued in any county in which it has an office.
ATRA President Tiger Joyce writes how companies that end arbitration face the risk of consumer class actions, in the face of plaintiffs firms ramping up mass arbitration proceedings.
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The New York trial bar may get yet another gift from the state lawmakers seemingly tied around their finger.
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