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Rural Hospitals Struggling

The Tennessean reports on the struggles faced by rural hospitals in the state, especially in light of a lack of Medicaid expansion because of inaction on Insure Tennessee: Tennova Healthcare, owned by Community Health Services, announced in March that the hospital would shutter its doors in May. The company cited several issues, including structural... [Read more]


Time to End Forced Arbitration

Tennessee attorney Mark Chalos explains the harms of forced arbitration and why it’s time to end this anti-consumer practice. Arbitration was originally designed to streamline litigation costs for willing, legally savvy parties. The process has become a hidden tool used by corporations to avoid accountability for defrauding customers. A new federal... [Read more]


A Look at the Legislature

My op-ed from today’s Tennessean on what the General Assembly accomplished (it’s not pretty) in 2016: We’ve come to understand that our state’s residents generally are safer when our General Assembly is not assembled. Things have become so laugh-to-keep-from-crying bad on Capitol Hill, it’s hard to pick just one “worst” bill of... [Read more]


What Will You Tell Them?

Back in March, I traveled to Washington, DC to represent you before staff of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). I had a clear message: Tennessee families can’t afford the devastating fees and never-ending debt trap that comes with payday and car title loans. Now, it’s your turn. The CFPB has released it’s proposed... [Read more]


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Civil Justice

ALEC’s Money Laundering Machine Hits Tennessee

A recent news report out of Georgia turned up some disturbing happenings at the American... 


Miscarriage of Justice Act Deemed Unconstitutional

Back in 2011, we told you all about Governor Bill Haslam’s “Miscarriage... 


Loss of Senator Estes Kefauver 50 Years Ago Still Felt Today Loss of Senator Estes Kefauver 50 Years Ago Still Felt Today

The column by D. Bruce Shine pasted below ran today in the Kingsport Times-News today.... 


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Consumer Protections

Time to End Forced Arbitration

Tennessee attorney Mark Chalos explains the harms of forced arbitration and why it’s... 


A Look at the Legislature

My op-ed from today’s Tennessean on what the General Assembly accomplished... 


Citizen Action Joins Groups Opposing HR 5112

Tennessee Citizen Action has joined a group of 43 National and State Organizations... 


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