657 S.W.2d 753 (1983)

Marjorie Ann DAVIS, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Wayne DAVIS, Defendant-Appellee.

Supreme Court of Tennessee, at Nashville.

October 3, 1983.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Royce Taylor, Murfreesboro, for plaintiff-appellant.

William C. Moody, Nashville, for defendant-appellee.


BROCK, Justice.

The issue before the Court concerns the continued validity of the doctrine of interspousal immunity; specifically, whether that common law doctrine should be allowed to preclude a negligence action by one spouse against the other.

On June 5, 1979, the plaintiff-appellant, Marjorie Ann Davis, was riding as a passenger in a motorized fishing boat which was being operated by her husband, the defendant-appellee, Wayne Davis. At...

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