New Law Addresses Marketplace Contractors and Platforms

By Judge Joshua Davis Baker, Nashville The General Assembly recently passed SB1967/HB1978 concerning “marketplace platforms,” which the law defines as a business offering “an online-enabled application, software, website or system that enables the provision of services by marketplace contractors to third-party individuals or entities seeking services.” A marketplace platform provides a forum for third parties to … Continue reading New Law Addresses Marketplace Contractors and Platforms

Settling Cases with Medicare Set-Aside Agreements

By Judges Joshua Davis Baker, Nashville, and Audrey Headrick, Chattanooga The federal government established a means for parties to settle medical benefits in what is termed a Medicare Set-Aside Arrangement or "MSA." These arrangements are submitted to and approved by Medicare (if you have the patience to wait long enough) and cover what is anticipated … Continue reading Settling Cases with Medicare Set-Aside Agreements

Lawmakers revise the Workers’ Compensation Law

By Judge Joshua D. BakerBefore participating in any court proceeding, litigants must ensure that they have the most recent information concerning the prevailing law. The General Assembly created the Court of Workers' Compensation Claims in 2013 through broad reform legislation that significantly altered Tennessee’s workers’ compensation laws and procedures. As with any broad reform legislation, problems … Continue reading Lawmakers revise the Workers’ Compensation Law