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Smith v. Carbide and Chemicals Corp., 226 S.W.2d 52 (Ky. 2007) (radiation contamination of properties near the Paducah Gaseous Difusion Plant, The Kentucky Supreme Court held proof of actual harm is not required to state a claim for intentional trespass and the diminution in a property's fair market value due to an intentional trespass is a recognized measure of damages).

Stallings v. Black & Decker Corp., 2007 WL 1141947 (S.D. Ill. 2007) (wrongful death product liability action against manufacturer of portable circular saw for defective design to prevent kickback)

Bennett v. Trevecca Nazarene University, --- S.W.3d ----, 2007 WL 750330 (Tenn., March 14, 2007) (workers electrocuted at a jobsite; held property owner has a duty of reasonable care to provide accurate information to an independent contractor if the owner provides specific information germane to the repair after engaging the contractor).

Francois v. Willis, 205 S.W.3d 915 (Tenn.Ct.App.,2006) (prejudgment interest was not available in personal injury action).

New Orleans Secular Humanist Ass'n, Inc. v. Bridges, 2006 WL 2795462
(E.D.La.,September 26, 2006)
(Court upheld constitutional challenges to Louisiana law that exempted churches and synagogues from paying sales tax for the purchase of bibles, song books and literature used for religious purpose).

Ziade v. Koch, --- So.2d ----, 2006 WL 1793752 (Ala.,June 30, 2006).Medical malpractice wrongful death case involving the death of a child in utero and the application of the Alabama statute of limitations.

Travis v. Ferraraccio, 2005 WL 2277589 (Tenn.Ct.App.,September 19, 2005) (Trial court erred by excluding one of the plaintiff's expert witnesses under the medical malpractice locality rule).

Beyer v. Johnson City, 2004 WL 1505401(6th Cir., July 2, 2004) (Section 1983 wrongful death case against Johnson City, Tennessee for death of female pre-trial detainee who died in a Pro-Straint prisoner restraint chair).

Smith v. Union Carbide, 298 F.Supp. 2d 561 (W.D. Ky. 2004) Owners of property surrounding uranium enrichment facility brought action pursuant to Price-Anderson Act alleging that groundwater and soil contamination caused by facility substantially and unreasonably interfered with use and enjoyment of their property).

Tuttle v. Perry, 82 S.W.3d 920 (Ky., Aug 22, 2002) (NO. 2001-SC-0215-DG) (Kentucky Supreme Court landmark case on admissibility of fees charged by expert witnesses).

Steele v. Industrial Development Bd. Of Metropolitan Government Nashville, 301 F.3d 401, 2002-2 USTC P 50,598,168 Ed. Law Rep. 605, 2002 Fed.App. 0274P (6th Cir.(Tenn.), Aug 14, 2002) (NO. 00-6646, 00-6649, 00-6647,00-6648), cert. denied, 537 U.S. 1188,123 S.Ct. 1254 (2002). (Religious organization may receive general government benefits consistent with Establishment Clause).

Bates v. Metcalf, 2001 WL 1538535 (Tenn.Ct.App., Dec 03, 2001) (NO. E2001-00358-COA-R3CV) Appeal from the Circuit Court for Anderson County, No. 98LA0448; James B. Scott, Jr., Judge.(Informed consent medical battery case).

Steele v. Industrial Development Bd. of Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, 117 F.Supp.2d 693, 148 Ed. Law Rep. 287 (M.D.Tenn., Oct 24, 2000) (NO. CIV. 3:91-0421. (Violation of First Amendment to support secular functions of David Lipscomb Unniversity with Industrial Revenue bonds).

Ashe v. Radiation Oncology Associates, 9 S.W.3d 119 (Tenn., Dec 27, 1999) (NO. M199700036SCR11CV). (Landmark informed consent case on causation brought after patient, who underwent radiation treatment for lung tumor, sustained radiation myelitis and was rendered paraplegic).

Jordan v. Baptist Three Rivers Hosp., 984 S.W.2d 593 (Tenn., Jan 25, 1999) (NO. 01S01-9706-CV-00142) (Landmark case establishing that wrongful death damages include loss of consortium).

Ashe v. Radiation Oncology Associates, 1998 WL 430632 (Tenn.Ct.App., Jul 31, 1998) (NO.01-A-01-9710-CV00563) (Informed consent medical battery case that established standard for causation).

Grindstaff v. Green, 133 F.3d 416, 21 Employee Benefits Cas. 2249, 1998 Fed.App. 0006P, Pens. Plan Guide (CCH) P 23940B (6th Cir.(Tenn.), Jan 08, 1998) (ERISA breach of fiduciary case).

Warren v. Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tenn., 955 S.W.2d 618, 122 Ed. Law Rep. 865 (Tenn.Ct.App., Apr 11, 1997) (NO. 01A01-9606-CV-00277). (Assault on a Metro teacher by a student).

In re Orthopedic Bone Screw Products Liability Litigation, 1996 WL 901280 (E.D.Pa., Dec 12, 1996) (NO. MDL 1014).(Acromed product liability litigation).

Grindstaff v. Green, 946 F.Supp. 540 (E.D.Tenn., Apr 09, 1996) (NO. 2:95-CV-114) (ERISA breach of fiduciary duty case).

Jacobs v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., 67 F.3d 1219, 64 USLW 2264, 27 UCC Rep.Serv.2d 1198, Prod.Liab.Rep. (CCH) P 14,378, 1995 Fed.App. 0312P (6th Cir.(Tenn.), Oct 19, 1995) (NO. 93-4144, 93-5978, 93-6561) (Vitek TMJ Proplast jaw implant litigation).

Foley v. St. Thomas Hosp., 906 S.W.2d 448 (Tenn.Ct.App., Apr 05, 1995) (NO. 01A01-9409-CV-00414) (Right of spouse to bury decedent; claim of spoliation of evidence).

Wright v. Dow Chemical U.S.A., 845 F.Supp. 503, 24 Envtl. L. Rep. 21,340, 24 UCC Rep.Serv.2d 507 (M.D.Tenn.,Oct 08, 1993) (NO. 3:92-0125) (Dursban insecticide product liability case).

Williamson County Broadcasting Co., Inc. v. Intermedia Partners, 1993 WL 330984 (Tenn.Ct.App., Sep 01, 1993) (NO. 01A01-9302-CH-00050) (Action for breach of contract and damages against national cable TV provider).

Gonzales v. Alman Const. Co., 857 S.W.2d 42, 1993 O.S.H.D. (CCH) P 30,011 (Tenn.Ct.App., Jan 27, 1993) (NO.01A01-9206-CV-00247) (Loss of leg in a dynamite explosion; deliberate intent to injure issue).

Ford v. Turley, 1992 WL 120237 (Tenn.Ct.App., Jun 05, 1992) (NO. 02A01-9108-CV-00159).(Medical malpractice savings statute case).

Payne by Payne v. Caldwell, 796 S.W.2d 142 (Tenn., Sep 10, 1990) (NO. 01-S-01-9001-CV00003) (Locality rule in medical malpractice cases applicable to causation experts).

Payne by Payne v. Caldwell, 1989 WL 92197 (Tenn.Ct.App., Aug 16, 1989) (NO. C. A. 88-345-II)...No. 88-345-II, from the Third Circuit Court of Davidson County, Matthew J. Sweeney, III, Judge. (Locality rule in medical malpractice cases applicable to causation experts).

Beddingfield v. City of Pulaski, 861 F.2d 968 (6th Cir.(Tenn.), Nov 18, 1988) (NO. 87-6307) (Wrongful death, civil rights, death of prisoner).

Strahler v. St. Luke's Hosp., 706 S.W.2d 7, 54 USLW 2450, 62 A.L.R.4th 735 (Mo., Feb 18, 1986) (David Randolph Smith of the University of Vanderbilt Law Faculty cited in the Missouri Supeme Court's opinion).

Siskind v. Villa Foundation for Educ., Inc., 642 S.W.2d 434, 8 Ed. Law Rep. 206 (Tex., Nov 03, 1982) (NO. C-976) (personal jurisdiction issue for Arizona school). David Randolph Smith, Baker & Botts, Houston, Texas.

Siskind v. Villa Foundation for Ed., Inc., 624 S.W.2d 803, 1 Ed. Law Rep. 1024 (Tex.App.-Hous. (14 Dist.), Nov 19,1981) (personal jurisdiction issue for Arizona school) David Randolph Smith, Baker & Botts, Houston, Texas.

In re Upjohn Co. Antibiotic Cleocin Products Liability Litigation, 664 F.2d 114, 32 Fed.R.Serv.2d 1441, 6th Cir.(Mich.), Nov 19, 1981.(Multidistrict products liability litigation over the drug Cleocin). David Randolph Smith, Baker & Botts, Houston, Texas.

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