The substantial amount of litigation involving local governmental units, their officers and agents, continued during the period covered by this survey and if volume alone were any indication of significant growth and development in a given area of law this survey article would be of considerable importance. But, in general, the cases decided in this period draw on fairly well established legal rules and principles or upon legislation which has been designed to clarify existing problems. In view of this fact it does not appear justifiable to do much more than to present a summary of these decisions with brief observations as to those that depart from the established pattern.
Thomas G. Roady Jr. and Robert L. White,
Local Government Law -- 1957 Tennessee Survey,
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