Category Archives: Civil Litigation

Non-Compete Agreements in Tennesse: Can You Take it With You?

You are an employee of a company.  As a condition of your employment, you sign a contract in which you agree not to compete with your employer if you leave.  In the course of your employment, you acquire knowledge and skills regarding your employer’s business.  But, things don’t go so well, and you decide to

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Don’t Lose Your Claim To The Statute of Limitation in Franklin Tennessee

So what is a statute of limitation? It’s the deadline by which you must start a lawsuit or lose the right to do so.  And, there are different statutes of limitations for different types of claims. For example, if you want to sue for breach of contract in Tennessee, you must  generally do so within six years

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Legal Fees In Civil Litigation: Should The Loser Have To Pay?

A controversial subject in the law concerns the question whether the losing side in civil litigation should have to pay the prevailing party’s attorneys’ or legal fees. In the United States, the general rule (called the “American Rule”) is that each party pays its own legal fees, no matter who wins the case. In contrast, in

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Mediation: Try to See it My Way

Non-binding mediation has become an increasingly popular and effective means of dispute resolution.  It affords parties the chance to settle their disagreements with the help of an impartial, knowledgeable person who presides over the procedure.  The mediator helps the parties understand their contrasting views of the case and provides an objective, unbiased opinion regarding the

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Litigate or Arbitrate? The Pros and Cons

Should you litigate, or arbitrate?Litigation, or the process of resolving disputes in court, is a time-honored pastime in the U.S.  In recent years, however, businesses and individuals have turned more and more to non-judicial arbitration proceedings as an alternative to fighting their battles in the courts.  If you want to ensure that any potential dispute

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