Tennessee Insurance Litigation Blog

Tennessee Insurance Litigation Blog

Legal insights on insurance litigation in the State of Tennessee

The Policyholder’s Perspective from
Brandon McWherter
of Gilbert Russell McWherter Scott Bobbitt PLC
J. Brandon McWherter is a partner at Gilbert Russell McWherter Scott Bobbitt PLC, which has four Tennessee offices in Memphis, Jackson, Nashville, and Chattanooga. Read More
The Insurance Company’s Perspective from
Parks T. Chastain
of Brewer, Krause, Brooks & Chastain, PLLC
Parks T. Chastain, a member in the Nashville, Tennessee law firm of Brewer, Krause, Brooks, Chastain & Burrow, PLLC, focuses on the representation of insurers. Read More

Category Archives: Valued Policy Law

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The Valued Policy Statute Should Not Be Limited to Losses Caused by Fire

Posted in Valued Policy Law
Parks Chastain recently authored a post here in which he opined that Tennessee’s valued policy statute should apply only to losses caused by fire, not wind.  I disagree.  Tennessee’s valued policy statutes (T.C.A. 56-7-801 through 803) were enacted in 1927, and last edited just a few years later.  Read together, these statutory provisions, known as the… Continue Reading

Tennessee’s Valued Policy Law Should Apply Only To Losses By Fire, Not Windstorm

Posted in Valued Policy Law
For the past two years, the spring months have brought severe and deadly tornados to various parts of Tennessee. One issue that has often arisen, but has not yet been addressed by any Tennessee appellate court, is the extent to which Tennessee’s “Valued Policy Law” would, or should, apply to wind or tornado losses. Tennessee’s… Continue Reading