Tennessee

State of Emergency Related to Weather Events

On March 25 Gov. Bill Lee declared a state of emergency exists in Davidson, Putnam, Smith, and Wilson Counties in Tennessee beginning on March 3, 2020, in addition to the continuing state of emergency existing in Hardin, Decatur, Haywood, Lauderdale, Dyer, Lake, Van Buren, Marion, Hamilton, Knox, and Unicoi Counties. A copy of the proclamation is available here.

On March 17 Gov. Bill Lee made Executive Order 17 imposing certain restrictions on bars, restaurants, and other retail establishments. However, no restrictions were placed on financial services companies or collection agencies. A copy of the order is available here.

Statutes of Limitations Tolled

The Supreme Court of Tennessee entered an order suspending non-essential, in-person proceedings and extended deadlines set forth in court rules, statutes, and administrative rules, including statutes of limitations, that are set to expire during the period from March 13 through May 5, 2020, through May 6, 2020. Deadlines, statutes of limitations, and statutes of repose that are not set to expire during the period from March 13, 2020, May 5, 2020, are not extended or tolled by this order. A copy of the order is available here.