By Chief Judge Kenneth M. Switzer, Nashville Since the creation of the Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims in 2014, we have held all our settlement approvals and trials in our eight locations around the state. For more information about these locations and their individual procedures, click here. We soon realized that some of these locations are long … Continue reading Coming soon to a courtroom near you
There will be no settlement approvals statewide on the following dates: June 12-14: The Bureau's Educational Conference; July 4: Independence Day; July 18-19: Judicial Meeting; and, September 2: Labor Day. The Nashville office only will conduct settlement approvals on June 12. Be safe, and enjoy the warm weather.
By Penny Shrum, Clerk of Court, Nashville Has anyone else noticed that there are a lot of owl commercials on TV? Cold medicine, education, travel – apparently we need a wise owl to tell us what to do. It’s no wonder that I immediately thought of the saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who … Continue reading It’s Who You Know
Happy New Year! All of the judges and staff attorneys are meeting on January 5, and therefore none of the offices statewide will host settlement approvals on that date.
The next day for settlement approvals in Maury County is January 30. If you have a claimant from the southern counties who prefers going to Columbia rather than the Murfreesboro office, contact Patsy Bumbalough or call 615-848-6743.
By Chief Judge Kenneth M. Switzer, Nashville The Court uses scheduling orders to establish the pace in all cases headed for a hearing. We understand that litigation can be “the worst of times” when circumstances beyond your control stymie the preparation of your case. It is considerate when you let us know when things go … Continue reading A Tale of Three Cases
By Judge Lisa A. Lowe, Knoxville Practicing law is a bit like juggling bowling pins. It takes a lot of finesse and concentration to do it well. Then, throw into the mix the demands of (and joys!) of family and once in a great while making a little time for your own well-being … well, … Continue reading Preparing for Scheduling Hearings