Rule Changes

The General Assembly has approved changes to the Rules of Evidence, the Rules of Civil Procedure, and the Rules of Appellate Procedure.

Perhaps the most significant change for practicing lawyers is the amendment to Rule 15 of the Rules of Civil Procedure, which provides that "For amendments adding defendants pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. §20-1-119, however, written consent of the adverse party or leave of court is not required." 

All changes are effective July 1, 1007.

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