Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Twenty-five Years of Modified Comparative Fault in Tennessee
On May 4, 1992, the Tennessee Supreme Court adopted a system of modified comparative fault in McIntyre v. Balentine, 833 S.W.2d 52 (Tenn. 1992). The petition for rehearing was denied June 1, 1992. Accordingly, we are in the midst of the twenty-fifth anniversary of McIntyre.
The significance of that case cannot be understated. Its affect upon Tennessee tort law remains strong even today. It is worth rereading on occasion. As such, here is a link to that case: