2010 Tennessee Code
Title 20 - Civil Procedure
Chapter 6 - Pleadings
Part 3 - Defensive Pleas
20-6-306 - Claims for contractual attorney fees.

20-6-306. Claims for contractual attorney fees.

(a)  If a plaintiff voluntarily dismisses an action while a counterclaim is pending for contractual attorney fees, and if the plaintiff does not timely recommence the action, the court, upon proper showing, may order that the counterclaimant is the prevailing party for the purpose of recovering contractual attorney fees.

(b)  This section shall only apply if the contract clause providing for attorney fees applies equally to all parties to the contract.

[Acts 2004, ch. 853, § 1.]  

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