In Shelby County Health Care Corporation d/b/a Regional Medical Center v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, the Tennessee Supreme Court held that the statutory hospital lien act does not attach to medical payment benefits paid pursuant to an insurance policy. In this case, the “Med” attempted to recover the full amount of its medical treatment

Delay, Deny, Defend – Why Insurance Companies Don’t Pay Claims and What You Can Do About It. No, that’s not the theme of a bad faith trial.  Its the title of Professor Jay M. Feinman’s new book that chronicles the bad faith practices of insurance companies.  Several months back, the book’s publisher, Penguin, provided me

 Fifteen or so inches later, the rain has officially stopped.  The entire state breathed a sigh of relief yesterday as the sun started trying to dry things out.  I was one of the lucky ones who didn’t have any damage, but there are thousands of people who have lost personal treasures.  Photographs, antiques . .

Not much legal analysis here but . . . it is coming an absolute flood in West TN.  We’ve got about 6 inches of rain in the past few hours, with that much or more coming over the next 24 hours.  I may have to call in the calvary and get Chip Merlin and company

Several attorneys have been appointed to revise the Local Rules for the federal courts in West Tennessee. The committee is scheduled to meet in mid-October and the committee members are actively seeking input from the local bar for suggestions and comments regarding revisions to the present Local Rules.   A very significant portion of my firm’s