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Thursday, July 08, 2021

New Case on the Collateral Source Rule: Trial Court's Ruling That Disallowed Information About Collateral Sources Upheld on Appeal

The Tennessee Court of Appeals released its opinion in Doty v. City of Johnson City, No. E2020-00054-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. July 7, 2021).  The syllabus from the slip opinion reads:

This is a personal injury action in which the defendant tortfeasor claims that the trial court erroneously excluded evidence concerning plaintiff’s claimed medical expenses. On appeal, we affirm the trial court’s rulings on the admissibility of evidence. 

Here is a link to the slip opinion:

NOTE: This opinion is a must-read one for any lawyer who handles personal injury cases governed by Tennessee substantive law.  Also, in my humble opinion, this is a correct decision, too, based upon the applicable law.  

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