Lawmaker looking to Change Frivolous Lawsuit Law in Tennessee

Tennessee State Capital

A state lawmaker is afraid that a law passed by the state legislature last year meant to shield some people from frivolous lawsuits could actually stop sexual harassment victims from speaking out.
Rep. Mike Stewart says the legislature needs to repeal the law, which was aimed at reducing frivolous lawsuits aimed at public officials. The bill forces people who sue public officials to pay their legal fees if they lose in court.
Stewart worries the bill would discourage victims from suing lawmakers, fearing they may lose and be liable for thousands in legal fees.