§ 29-28-101 Short Title
§ 29-28-102 Chapter Definitions
§ 29-28-103 Limitation of Actions — Exception
§ 29-28-104 Compliance With Government Standards — Rebuttable Presumption
§ 29-28-105 Determination of Defective or Dangerous Condition
§ 29-28-106 Seller’s Liability
§ 29-28-107 Complaint — Statement of Damages
§ 29-28-108 Product Altered or Abnormally Used

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 29 > Chapter 28 - Products Liability Actions

  • Age of majority: means eighteen (18) years of age or older. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Average final compensation: means the average annual earnable compensation of a member during the five (5) consecutive years of the member's creditable service affording the highest such average, or during all of the years in the member's creditable service if less than five (5) years. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
  • board: means the board provided for in part 3 of this chapter. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Creditable service: means prior service plus membership service, as provided in part 6 of this chapter. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defective condition: means a condition of a product that renders it unsafe for normal or anticipatable handling and consumption. See Tennessee Code 29-28-102
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Employer: means :

    The state or any department, commission, institution, board or agency of the state government by which a member is paid, with respect to members in its employ. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101

  • Internal Revenue Code: means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, codified in United States Code, title 26, as amended. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
  • Manufacturer: means the designer, fabricator, producer, compounder, processor or assembler of any product or its component parts. See Tennessee Code 29-28-102
  • Member: means any person included in the membership of the retirement system, as provided in chapter 35, part 1 of this title. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
  • Membership service: means service rendered while a member of the retirement system. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
  • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Prior service: means service rendered prior to the date of membership in the retirement system for which credit was given under the terms of one (1) or more of the superseded systems as provided in part 6 of this chapter. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
  • Product: means any tangible object or goods produced. See Tennessee Code 29-28-102
  • Product liability action: includes , but is not limited to, all actions based upon the following theories: strict liability in tort. See Tennessee Code 29-28-102
  • Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Retirement: means withdrawal from membership with a retirement allowance granted under Chapters 34 37 of this title. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
  • Retirement allowance: means the sum of the member annuity and the state annuity. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
  • Retirement system: means the Tennessee consolidated retirement system as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
  • Seller: includes a retailer, wholesaler, or distributor, and means any individual or entity engaged in the business of selling a product, whether such sale is for resale, or for use or consumption. See Tennessee Code 29-28-102
  • Service: means service as a general employee, a teacher, a state police officer, a wildlife officer, a firefighter, a police officer, a state judge, a county judge, an attorney general, a commissioner or a county official which is paid for by an employer, and also includes service for which a former member of the general assembly is entitled to under former §. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Unreasonably dangerous: means that a product is dangerous to an extent beyond that which would be contemplated by the ordinary consumer who purchases it, with the ordinary knowledge common to the community as to its characteristics, or that the product because of its dangerous condition would not be put on the market by a reasonably prudent manufacturer or seller, assuming that the manufacturer or seller knew of its dangerous condition. See Tennessee Code 29-28-102
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105