Legislative Update

The General Assembly is back in session and that means that more than a few items of interest will be considered in the next few months.  Here are some matters under consideration that will impact the legal system and the ability of Tennesseans to have access to justice. [Read more…]

Better Late than Never for this Intervenor

The recent Tennessee Court of Appeals case National Public Auction Company, LLC v. Cam Out, Inc . offers helpful analysis of what constitutes “timely application” under Tenn. R. Civ. P. 24.01 to be able to intervene in a pending lawsuit.

Background

This appeal involves a procedural issue that arose following the entry of a judgment. The underlying case involves the sale of vehicle inventory between an auction company and a dealer, and also the sale of a recreational vehicle from that inventory to an individual, William Anthony Hollin. The background of the case is complex, involving claims of breach of contract, misrepresentation, conversion, fraud in the inducement, violations of the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act, and violations of the duty of an auctioneer. There were related replevin and bankruptcy actions, as well as claims filed by secured creditors. [Read more…]