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High Court: Tennessee Can Oversee Claim, Despite Arkansas-Based Employer

Friday, June 23, 2017 | 458 | 0 | 0 min read

The Supreme Court of Tennessee's workers' compensation panel found that Tennessee courts had jurisdiction over two Tennessee truckers' workers' compensation claims because evidence existed of a "substantial connection between Tennessee and the employer-employee relationship." Their employer is based in Arkansas.  Case: James and Elizabeth Russell v. Transco Lines Inc., No. E2015-02509-SC-R3-WC, Supreme Court of Tennessee Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel, 06/20/2017. Facts: James and Elizabeth Russell, a husband-and-wife truck driving team fr...

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