Tennessee Civil Justice Act

Tennessee passed massive tort reform earlier this year.  The act caps non-economic damages in a tort case at $750,000.00, with an exception for catastrophic injuries up to $1 million.  Punitive damages are capped at two times the compensatory damages or $500,000.00, whichever is greater.  Class actions under the TCPA are now prohibited as well.  The Act is effective October 1, 2011.  Unfortunately, the Act is going to limit the recovery of the most vulnerable individuals and probably end up shifting the costs of serious injuries to the general public in terms of public assistance, etc.  The Act was passed under the guise of “job creation.”


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Serious Injury Lawyer in Tennessee and Georgia.

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