As usual, a considerable number of cases involving tort law were decided during the survey period. One of the decisions involves a point of first impression in this state, the matter of whether an unborn child comes within the scope of the wrongful death statute. A number of the decisions serve to clarify existing rules, or to carry these rules a step further in applying them to new situations. There were also some significant statutory developments, including the changes in the Railroad Precautions Act.
Dix W. Noel,
Torts--1959 Tennessee Survey,
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