Tenn. Panel Says Privacy Suit Over Affidavits Rightly Tossed

Law360, New York (August 11, 2017, 3:51 PM EDT) -- A Tennessee appeals court ruled Thursday that medical malpractice defendants and their counsel did not violate a woman's privacy by disclosing contact information in affidavits filed in court to prove that they provided the plaintiff with medical records, finding that documents properly filed in judicial proceedings cannot form the basis of a privacy claim. 

The Tennessee Court of Appeals dismissed a privacy suit brought by Betty Graham. She had alleged that Spine Surgery Associates PC and its counsel in the underlying case, Stacy Archer of Robinson Smith and Wells, had violated her privacy when their response to claims they had failed...

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