Tort and Insurance Law Section

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White & Rhodes, PC
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Henry D. Fincher, Attorney at Law
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Cookeville, TN 38501
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Parke Morris & Associates
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Memphis, TN 38103
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Deck Failure not Foreseeable, per COA, Affirming Summary Judgment

PARRIS KEANE ET AL. V. JOHN P. CAMPBELL, III ET AL.
Court: TN Court of Appeals
Attorneys:
Renard A. Hirsch, Sr., Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellants, Parris Keane, Joseph P. Keane, and Brendie Keane.
William B. Jakes, III, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellees, John P. Campbell and Lisa H. Campbell.
Judge: CLEMENT
The plaintiffs filed this negligence action seeking damages for injuries sustained from the collapse of a deck at the defendants’ home. The defendants filed a motion for summary judgment, which the trial court granted, finding that the injuries were not reasonably foreseeable. We affirm.

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Wildfire Claims Approach $1 Billion

Insurance claims resulting from the Sevier County wildfires have risen more than $100 million from previously reported figures, and now total nearly $1 billion, Knoxnews reports. The most recent report from the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance shows total claims from residential and commercial property at upwards of $943 million, nearly double the losses initially estimated by Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters in December. Tennessee attorneys can still volunteer to help with relief effort by signing up via the TBA website.
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