We are almost at the end of 2016. You will shortly be receiving or hearing about countless top ten lists summarizing what has occurred throughout the previous year. Not to be outdone, we have assembled our own top five list of important cases involving our clients in 2016. So, without further ado . . .
Number Five: Battle of the Canadian Lumberjacks
The case of Hockley Holdings, Inc., et al. v. John Simioni pitted one Canadian log home developer against another in tiny Spencer, Tennessee. We prevailed upon Chancellor Stanley to allow an interlocutory appeal on service of process of our client, who was a Canadian citizen residing in Ontario, Canada, under the Hague Convention, the Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure, and the Tennessee Rules. The parties reached a confidential settlement soon thereafter.