Spooked by Hannan: Will Summary Judgment Ever Return?

Description: On Halloween 2008, the Tennessee Supreme Court decided Hannan v. Alltel Publishing Co., 270 S.W.3d 1 (Tenn. 2008). There, for the first time, the Supreme Court stated explicitly that Tennessee does not follow the federal Celotex standard for summary judgment. Hannan has spooked some lawyers and judges, who fear that summary judgment has joined the ranks of the zombies -- the living dead -- or has become a mere ghost that haunts lawsuits but never materializes. In this webcast, Professor Judy Cornett will show that there is no reason to be spooked by Hannan: Summary judgment is no zombie, but is alive and well in Tennessee, and indeed may be more available after Hannan than before.

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Course Information Webcast - Archived Video Course Credits Dual Credits: 0.00
General Credits: 1.00
Total Credits: 1

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please email a request to cle@tnbar.org for Georgia and Mississippi CLE credit.