BirdDog Law's Update Policy
Books and pocket parts are months or even a year out-of-date before they arrive on your desk. BirdDog knows that lawyers want and need to know what the state of the law is when they are looking for it – not what it was a year earlier. So, here is our process for updating the resources in our subscription products:
Each day the BirdDog Law team reviews the new decisions as they are released by the Tennessee appellate courts. We look for:
new decisions that should replace a current “leading case” on our over 500 Tennessee tort law topics.
new decisions we can add to the “Recent Cases” section of each of over leading tort law cases.
new decisions on topics not covered by the current Day on Torts text.
new decisions that impact the civil procedure and evidence topics addressed in Tennessee Law of Civil Trial.
When the General Assembly is in session we monitor for new bills enacted into law that impact the law of torts and law of trial.
When we identify cases or statutes that fall within the scope of the above, we modify our digital resource pages accordingly within fourteen (14) days after the opinion is released or the statute becomes effective. Doing so may require us to:
Substitution a new appellate court decision for an existing leading case identified in Day on Torts
Add the new decision to Day on Torts or Tennessee Law of Civil Trial.
Add a new topic to Day on Torts and make the new decision the leading case.
Add a reference to a new statute to one or more of the three resources.
No more waiting for a new edition or pocket part that is out-of-date before it is printed.
Allow us to add one more important point. Our “Pending Cases Before the Tennessee Supreme Court” – a free resource – allows you to see what civil and criminal cases are being considered by the High Court. Scan the pages to see if the names of the parties or brief summary of topics are of potential interest to you. Then, open the page to see a link to the opinion of the intermediate court, the status of briefing, and the oral argument date. If the oral argument has been held, click on a link to see a video of the argument. This resource allows you to stay on top of Tennessee case law as it is developing.