Tort Law Trivia

The most famous plaintiff in the history of Tennessee tort law is Harry Douglas McIntyre, of McIntyre v. Ballentine, 833 S.W.2d 52 (Tenn. 1992), fame. For those of you who are not from Tennessee, Mr. McIntyre was the gentleman whose case brought the law of comparative fault to Tennessee. The Tennessee Supreme Court decided his case on May 4, 1992.

The question for the day is this:

How many beers did Mr. McIntyre consume in the hours before his vehicle came into contact with a Peterbilt tractor driven by Mr. Ballentine?

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The answer: six or seven Miller Lite tall-boys. (For you people from the city, a “tall-boy” is a 16 ounce can of beer. For you people who graduated from Vanderbilt, a beer is a malt beverage containing alcohol. Beer tastes nothing like Chardonnay. You can eat cheese ((not brie)) with beer.) Mr. McIntyre registered .17% on the breathalyzer.

Read the facts at 1990 WL 126206.

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