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Q: Does Tennessee have a comparable statute to Florida 558.0035 "An individual, employee or agent of a "company name",

cannot be held individually liable for damages resulting from negligence occurring within the course and scope of this professional services contract or the performance of professional services hereunder?

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: Tennessee does not have a statute that is directly comparable to Florida's 558.0035, which protects individual employees or agents from personal liability for negligence within the scope of their professional duties under a contract. However, Tennessee does provide certain protections for individuals acting within the scope of their employment through other legal doctrines and statutes.

In Tennessee, the principle of "respondeat superior" generally holds employers liable for the actions of their employees performed within the course of their employment. This means that if an employee is negligent while performing their job duties, the employer is typically held responsible rather than the employee personally.

It's important to consult with a legal professional to understand the specific protections available in Tennessee and how they apply to your situation. They can provide detailed advice tailored to your circumstances and help ensure that you are adequately protected under Tennessee law.

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