The Defensive Line Blog


Posted on April 2nd, 2020 by Derek P. Hartman

 Title 1: Keeping American Workers Paid and Employed Act On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “Act”) into law, which is intended to mitigate some of the economic effects that will occur as a result of a large percentage of the American workforce being unable to…

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Governmental Responses to COVID-19

Posted on March 30th, 2020 by Derek P. Hartman

Sutter O’Connell continues to fearlessly represent our clients’ interests in these difficult and trying times. We have implemented several new tools that will allow us respond quickly and decisively to your needs while safeguarding the health and safety of our employees, their families, and their communities. The information below provides an overview of legislative changes…

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Ashley Wakefield Joins DRI

Posted on March 19th, 2020 by Matthew C. O’ConnellMatthew O'Connell

This week’s DRI New Member Spotlight features Sutter O’Connell’s own Ashley Wakefield.   Ashley will be using her new DRI membership to assist her practice defending products liability, automobile warranty, premises liability and general litigation.  She recently expanded her practice into Pennsylvania by successfully passing their bar exam and is admitted to several Federal courts.  We…

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Shareholder Denise Dickerson Presents at the Complex Commercial Law Institute Summit

Posted on February 18th, 2020 by Matthew C. O’ConnellMatthew O'Connell

Denise Dickerson recently presented at the 2020 CCLI Summit held on Feb. 8, 2020 in Las Vegas.   In today’s world of technology, cybersecurity issues are unfortunately becoming more and more common. From breaches of personal information to new client requirements to secure private information, cybersecurity cannot be ignored. Breaches can directly affect a client as…

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Premises Liability Defense Verdict: Sutter O’Connell Successfully Defends Owner of Apartment Community

Posted on February 11th, 2020 by Matthew C. O’ConnellMatthew O'Connell

Sutter O’Connell attorney Chris Schroeck recently obtained a defense verdict in Davidson County Circuit Court in Nashville for a client which owns and manages apartment communities.   Plaintiff alleged that she stored art and other valuables in a garage she rented along with her apartment.  During heavy rains, the garage flooded and caused damage to much…

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Denise Dickerson Receives 2019 Women in Law Award.

Posted on January 22nd, 2020 by Matthew C. O’ConnellMatthew O'Connell

Sutter O’Connell shareholder Denise Dickerson was recognized for her career achievements in the Lawyer Monthly 2019 Women in Law Awards.  The Awards “reward female legal experts that have overcome challenges and influenced the wider legal profession in their jurisdiction”.  Denise is well deserving of her recognition, which highlights the accomplishments of women in the legal…

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