TLI NEWS March 2018

TLI NEWS March 2018

Don’t miss your chance to save $50 on your registration fee for TLI’s 2018 Annual Review Seminar. This discount ends on March 31. We will be covering the most important recent developments of interest to Tennessee attorneys, including those from our very busy Tennessee Supreme Court.

One that intrigued me involved these facts: A woman passenger, riding in a car driven by her husband, was killed in a multi-vehicle auto collision. Her daughter filed a wrongful death action, naming the husband as a defendant. The husband also filed a wrongful death action but, not surprisingly, did not name himself as a defendant. The trial court dismissed the daughter’s suit. After all, Tennessee law gives priority to the spouse to bring such a suit. Under these unique circumstances, the Court of Appeals reversed. The Tennessee Supreme Court disagreed, based on statutory analysis. It found no exception to the spousal priority rule in our wrongful death statute, even if the spouse is a potential defendant, nor had the surviving spouse waived his right to bring the case. Nelson v. Myres (Tenn., Page, March 5, 2018).

Learn more about this and other important developments and meet all of your CLE requirements at one seminar. Our 2018 schedule is set forth below. Please note the new location for our Memphis program.

Thur.-Fri., September 13-14 Nashville Music City Center
Thur.-Fri., September 27-28 Knoxville Convention Center
Thur.-Fri., October 18-19 Gatlinburg Convention Center
Thur.-Fri., November 8-9 Memphis, Halloran Centre for Performing Arts
Thur.-Fri., November 29-30 Chattanooga Convention Center
Tues.-Wed., December 11-12 Nashville Music City Center

Take advantage of our early registration period. You can save by registering on or before March 31. Early fees are $500 for the full fifteen hours and $450 for twelve hours (without ethics hours). Fees for lawyers age 66 and older or lawyers admitted in 2017-2018 are $450 for the full fifteen hour program.

To register or for more information, call (865) 531-8219 or 1-800-827-6716 or visit our website at

For the Institute,
Sarah Sheppeard


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