Kasey Washburn


In Lincoln General Insurance Co. v. Detroit Diesel Corp., the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled that Tennessee law does not allow recovery in tort for a defective product that causes damage only to itself, regardless of the manner in which the damage occurs. The United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee brought this issue before the Tennessee Supreme Court through a certified question of law. The district court sought to establish the scope of the economic loss doctrine under Tennessee law, focusing specifically on cases where the damage to the defective product resulted from a sudden, calamitous event.

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