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McIntyre v. Balentine
Tennessee Supreme Court
833 S.W.2d 52 (Tenn. 1992)
Harry Douglas McIntyre (plaintiff) and Clifford Balentine (defendant) got into a car accident. McIntyre suffered severe injuries. Both men had been drinking prior to the accident and evidence showed that Balentine was speeding. McIntyre brought a negligence suit and the jury determined that both men were equally at fault. Tennessee was a contributory negligence jurisdiction so that jury determination resulted in a judgment for Balentine. The court of appeals affirmed. McIntyre appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Drowota, J.)
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