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Can you be personally liable for your business’s liabilities? Possibly!
July 26, 2018

If you are a business owner, you might operate your business under your name, a different name but as an unincorporated entity, or through a separate business entity. In Tennessee, it is common to operate businesses as a limited liability company (“LLCs”). This blog is to continue the discussion started in a previous post (click here for prior post) regarding the benefits of forming an LLC in Tennessee and to briefly discuss piercing the corporate veil, a mechanism to hold a business owner personally liable for the business’s liabilities..

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CHAMBERS USA 2018 Recognizes Attorney David Higney
May 22, 2018

Grant, Konvalinka & Harrison is proud to share the recognition by CHAMBERS USA of one of the firm members.

Legal Practice Tip: ICE in Courtrooms
February 12, 2018

Federal immigration authorities have recently formalized a policy to send deportation agents to federal, state and local courthouses to make arrests, dismissing complaints from judges and advocacy groups that it instills fear among crime victims, witnesses and family members. As such, people who are undocumented and people with lawful status with certain criminal convictions may be at risk of being detained and deported simply for attending their court hearings.

Chattanooga must pay woman $71K for attorney fees in public records lawsuit
February 20, 2014

A Tennessee appeals court last week sent a strong message in a public records lawsuit against the city of Chattanooga, ordering the trial court to award the full $71,343 in attorney fees and expenses incurred by the citizen who brought the case.

It was the second time an appeals court overruled the Hamilton County judge in the case.

The first time, the Hamilton County judge had found the city had not "acted in bad faith as a result of its slowness in producing the public records requested" and denied the request of Rebecca Little to pay her attorney fees. But the appeals court disagreed, saying the city of Chattanooga "knew it was obligated to produce and willfully did not." It remanded the case back to the trial court and ordered the judge to determine the amount of attorney's fees to be awarded.

STEP AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER - SOCIAL MEDIA IN LITIGATION
February 12, 2013

In today's information age, it is not new advice that content posted on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Linkedin and other online forums is generally open to the world to see. In an October, 2012 blog post, Facebook claimed to have one billion users. Postings on these social media websites, many of which are updated on a daily if not hourly basis, are a modern, electronic form of communication in a highly public forum. Social media is proving to be a hot source for evidence in litigation. When these communications become relevant in litigation, they are, to the consternation of users, discoverable regardless of the privacy policy of the social media website. Even more importantly, these communications are discoverable even though the user or poster believed that the posting would be confined to the private social media page or account. These postings contain a wealth of personal information, and litigators can use these resources to find evidence helpful to prosecute or defend a claim, to impeach a witness, or even to assist in the selection of a juror.

Grant Konvalinka & Harrison, P.C., serves clients in Tennessee cities such as Chattanooga, Cleveland, East Ridge, Red Bank, Jasper, Collegedale, Athens, Decatur, Altamont, McMinnville, Manchester, Dunlap, Winchester, Fayetteville, Soddy-Daisy, Etowah, Dayton, Charleston, Tullahoma, Fort Oglethorpe, Dalton, Chatsworth, Calhoun, Summerville, Lafayette, Ringgold, Chattanooga Valley, Chickamauga, Tunnel Hill and Trenton.

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