Tennessee Adopts Interstate Deposition Act

Governor Bredesen has signed the "Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act" into law.  The Act is effective for discovery requests after July 1, 2008. 

The legislation establishes a procedure for litigants in other states to do discovery in Tennessee.  However, the Act is a uniform act, so Tennessee lawyers will benefit from knowledge of it when they have to do discovery in other states that also have the Act

The legislation also repeals on portion of the current chapter, T.C.A. Section 24-9-103.

Here is the text of the new law