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The Right Representation

In selecting a lawyer, the first thing you should do is make sure you are selecting a lawyer whose primary area of practice is in the area of your need. The legal profession does not have clear specialty differentiations, as opposed to…

The Collateral Source Rule

If someone gets hurt in Tennessee, and that injury is caused by the negligence or recklessness of somebody else, that person can recover the reasonable value of the medical treatment needed. To make sure this right is available equally to…

Food Safety

In 1906, Upton Sinclair published The Jungle, a book that showed the dirty underbelly of the meatpacking industry in Chicago at the turn of the 20th Century.  The book catalogs in gory detail the deplorable and unsanitary conditions of the…

Profit at Any Cost?

In 2016, the pharmaceutical industry earned profits of more than 202 billion on revenues of $1.1 trillion. That is a profit margin of more than 18%. No other industry has that large of a profit margin. There is no question we need…

That Accident Just Cost You!

Most of us know that Tennessee law requires all drivers to have a certain amount of insurance coverage to pay for harms and injuries that result if they cause a car collision. Since 1977, the law has said we all have to have a minimum of…

The Equifax Debacle

In case you have been on a deep mediation retreat for the past few weeks, let me bring you up to speed on one item:  We have suffered perhaps the single greatest breach of security of individual Americans in history. Equifax is a consumer…

While You Were Sleeping

Several news items of late have captured my attention, and not in a good way. We are hearing a lot these days about Congress attempting to repeal Obamacare. What we are not hearing, however, is what the actual proposals look like until they…

Food Labels: Reading between the Lies

As an avid sportsman, I’ve always enjoyed eating the most natural of foods. Caught protein is better than bought protein, as the saying goes. When I catch a fish, I can be reasonably certain that what I’m getting is fresh, natural, and free…