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Dodson, Mastroianni Release 2018 Edition of Estate Planning Text

Harlan Dodson and Jillian Mastroianni have released the 2018 edition of their text
Introduction to Estate Planning and Administration in Tennessee.  
Since its initial publication, the book has served as both textbook for students and an indispensable source of reference for attorneys throughout the state. Each year, Dodson and Mastroianni revise the text to reflect developments in the law, particularly in the area of tax consequences.  This year’s edition has been updated to reflect the recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

To order a copy of the text, call 615-254-2291.

New Edition of Capparella’s “Tennessee Law of Comparative Fault” Published

The 2017 – 2018 edition of Tennessee Law of Comparative Fault is now available.  The work, which is published as volume 17 of Thomson Reuters’s Tennessee Practice series is authored by DPBC attorney Donald Capparella, along with John A. Day and John  Wood.

7th Edition of Appellate Practice Handbook Now Available

The Nashville Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Committee has published the seventh edition of Appellate Advocacy:  A Handbook on Appellate Practice in Tennessee.  The Handbook provides novice and experienced litigators with tips and analysis on practicing in the state’s appellate courts and is available online.

Donald Capparella and Candi Henry were among the editors of the Handbook.   Both have previously served as chair of the NBA Appellate Practice Committee.

Capparella, Yarbro Secure Win in 6th Circuit Court of Appeals

On September 7, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit handed down its opinion in U.S. v. Lanier, vacating the convictions of the defendants due to the trial court’s error in failing to investigate the extent of alleged juror misconduct.  Donald Capparella and Tyler Yarbro were counsel for the defendants.

New on the DPBC Blog

Drafting a Will? Watch out for Beneficiary Designations Made Prior to Divorce or Annulment

Capparella, Sitgreaves Article Featured in Tennessee Trial Lawyer Magazine

The December 2016 edition of Tennessee Trial Lawyer Magazine featured writing by DPBC lawyers Donald Capparella and Elizabeth Sigreaves.  The article, “Dedmon and the Collateral Source Rule” discussed how the recent Tennessee Court of Appeals decision in Dedmon v. Steelmawas having an immediate impact on the ability of injured persons to recover.  Read the article here.

Capparella, Sitgreaves Article Featured in Tennessee Trial Lawyer Magazine

Donald Capparella and Elizabeth Sitgreaves recently published the article “Death by a Thousand Cuts: Dedmon and the Collateral Source Rule” in the Fall 2016 edition of The Tennessee Trial Lawyer, which is the official magazine of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association.  Capparella also serves as editor for the magazine. Read the article here.

On the DPBC Tort Law Blog: the “Common Knowledge” Exception

The DPBC Tort Law blog discusses recent case law on an exception to the requirement of expert testimony in certain medical malpractice actions.  Spoiler alert: the exception almost never applies…

When Your Civil Suit Intersects with a Criminal Prosecution

On the DPBC Tort Law Blog, an article highlighting what to keep in mind when you are handling a civil case that intersects with a defendant who is incarcerated or accused of a crime.

New Tennessee Tort Law Letter Available

In the latest edition of the Tennessee Tort Letter, your editors address developments in Tennessee law in healthcare liability,  wrongful death, and homeowner liability for the injuries of guests.  To learn about subscribing, click here.

DPBC attorneys Donald Capparella, Tyler Chance Yarbro, and Elizabeth Sitgreaves serve as editors of the Tennessee Tort Letter.