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We are no longer printing copies of any of these books. We made the conscious decision that we could offer a higher quality product if we went to an e-book format.
Here is the issue we wanted to address: most printed books are months out-of-date the day they are printed. We decided that our Tennessee colleagues would ultimately get more benefit from books that were consistently kept up to date, changing as new statutes were adopted and court decisions were released.
Logistically, it is a nightmare to print hard-copy books while also continually updating an e-book. Thus, we choose to abandon printed books and put all of our efforts into creating a dynamic e-book which we believe better serves Tennessee lawyers.
In addition, it is our belief that Tennessee lawyers want the convenience of being able to access these important resources from anywhere: in the office, in court, or at home. Offering these books electronically permits us to meet that need.
Each book is fully searchable by keywords, but depending on the reader’s level of knowledge he or she may find it helpful to examine the Table of Contents of each book before doing a word search. Word searches can turn up lots of “hits” that can be frustrating to the reader. The Table of Contents may lead you directly to what you are looking for without having to examine each keyword “hit.”
No. BirdDog Law is designed to save you time and money by giving you a head start on your research. It is not intended to be an endpoint of your study. Depending on your general knowledge of the subject matter, you may wish to test what you see here by use of traditional legal research. Use of BirdDog’s resources will make any additional research you deem necessary more efficient.
We use editorial judgment to determine when we omit extensive citations. We tend to omit citations when there are so many that it interferes with the readability of the summary. Of course, the citations are available from the opinions themselves.
You will need to rely on traditional legal research to find the answer. We have almost doubled the book’s topics since it was first published, but admittedly the book does not cover every tort law topic. If you share with us a topic that was omitted and your view of the leading case on the subject, we will research the issue and determine whether to add the topic to the book.
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We also recommend that you print the relevant page(s) and attach the document to your brief. Finally, remember that all books on this site are evolving documents and thus it is possible that text or case citations may change.