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In Tennessee, we have a modified comparative negligence system. In 1992 the Tennessee Supreme Court adopted modified comparative fault in MacIntyre v. Balentine 883 SW2d 52 (Tenn. 1992). Tennessee is one of 12 states that currently have modified comparative fault.
In Johnson v. Pilgrim’s Pride, Inc. (Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, April 27, 2016) the Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board was faced with a case wherein an individual who was unrepresented by an attorney sought to alter, amend or set aside an approved Workers’ Compensation Settlement Agreement. Tennessee law authorizes a workers’ compensation judge to approve a settlement if two criteria are met (1) the settlement agreement has been signed by the parties, (2) the judge has determined the employee is receiving substantially the benefits provided or if the judge has determined that the settlement is in the best interest of the employee.
(a.k.a. should I have my attorney look at this?)
In the recent case of MLG Enterprises, LLC v. Richard L. Johnson (2016 WL 4582174, Tenn.2016) the Tennessee Supreme Court gave further credence to the age old adage you receive to read and understand any documents before you sign it.
The Tennessee Football Vols are planning for a big year as the 2016 college football season begins. The Vols’ reasons for optimism are many. Coach Butch Jones and his staff have assembled a talented group of players.
Eating healthy food is a priority in my family. We love to prepare meals at home using fresh and local ingredients. There are many farmers markets in Knoxville where we can purchase delicious fruits and vegetables. Check out a few of our favorites below.
Many people drive to the Smokey Mountains when they want to go hiking in Knoxville. While there are many beautiful trails in the National Park there are also some great trails less than 30 minutes from downtown Knoxville. Hiking with my family is one of my favorite activities. The trails listed below are just a few of our favorite places to hike in Knoxville.