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Who Decided Your Case – The Judge or The Attorneys?

On July 15, 2014, in a well written and unanimous decision, the Tennessee Supreme Court decisively confirmed that judges, not attorneys, must state the reasons for granting or denying motions for summary judgment.  In Smith v. UHS of Lakeside, Inc., the supreme court agreed with the Tennessee Court of Appeals that a trial judge should Read More

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Probate Pitfalls: Keeping Your Estate in the Right Hands

Planning for the end of life is a delicate business, whether it’s your own or your loved ones, or both.  That’s because death is many things: sad, frightening, confusing and — if we’re to be honest — occasionally inconvenient.  When property figures into the planning, though, it can become a much more frustrating process. The Read More

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For Athletes, Social Security Disability Could Be a Lifesaver

For the last few years, there’s been a lot of public discussion over the severity of football-related injuries. Anyone who watches an NFL game on Sunday – all three and half hours of each hour-long game – can speak (sometimes fondly) of the days where there were fewer rules about plays, about offensive maneuvers, even Read More

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In Tennessee, Workers Are Workers — Not Contractors

    The recession may be over, but in Tennessee we felt the pinch for a long time.  One area where some companies cut corners was in construction, where it’s easy to find and hire day laborers under the guise of “independent contractors.”  By doing so, construction companies can cut costs by almost 30%. The Read More

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The Tennessee Civil Justice Act: Justice for Victims after Tort Reform?

On January 18, 2002, six-year-old Billy Meals was riding along in the back of his father’s car, seatbelt on, when a drunk driver crossed a line and hit the Mealses’ car head on.  Billy was paralyzed from the waist down: his father and grandfather, both of whom were in the car, didn’t survive the crash.  Read More

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An Unbiased Look into the Government Shutdown

It probably seems weird for a law firm to discuss the government shutdown, right? Right, except……. See, we help people who collect Social Security Disability benefits and Workers’ Compensation benefits — both of which will be affected. So we wanted to take a minute to discuss what kind of impact the shutdown may have on Read More

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Welcome to the blog of Massengill, Caldwell & Coughlin, P.C. Our Bristol, Tennessee office handles cases involving personal injury, workers’ compensation, wrongful death, Social Security disability and SSI. We have a strong reputation for quality legal results throughout Upper East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. We work closely with you to address all of your concerns. Read More

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