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2 Answers | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Tennessee on
Q: Im going to start an ecommerce website. I do I need an LLC out the gate to protect myself?

Im wanting to start an ecommerce website. Do I need a LLC to protect myself just to test the business and the market. However, I do have an ok savings but I do not want to get sued. I'm scared that I would lose my personal savings if I don't.

What I mean by testing the business... Read more »

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on May 17, 2022

I'm not sure what you mean by "testing the business and the market." if you are going to have a business you should consider forming an LLC or a corporation to try to insulate from liability.

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Tennessee on
Q: Is it legal for a seller to transfer my information to another car without my permission?

I bought a car for $6500 from a seller I had to bring it back to him because it needed to be worked on, he gave me a loaner car until it was supposed to be done, he proceeds to tell me that he doesn't know what I am talking about this isn't a loaner car and that he transfered my... Read more »

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Mr. James Charles Wright answered on May 9, 2022

The first car would be titled in your name or you would have paperwork where you bought the first car. The dealer cannot just "swap" the cars out without your permission.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Tennessee on
Q: we are purchasing land in the state of tennesse. Is it required that we use an attorney for a simple land contract?
Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Apr 25, 2022

You are not "required" to use an attorney to purchase real estate in Tennessee. However, I would encourage you to consider using a real estate agent. There may be issues you are not familiar with that a real estate agent may be able to help with. You also may want to use or talk to a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Trademark for Tennessee on
Q: How do I get licensed to sell tumblers and products that say tennessee or vols in my small business
Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Mar 20, 2022

Try this web site:

https://clc.com/

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Employment Law and Contracts for Tennessee on
Q: Can I take legal action as an independent contractor against a company that didn't pay me even without a formal contract

Hi! Im an independent contractor working in the audio engineering field. Back in November, the company managing production for a local venue asked one of their regular independents for recommendations for more people to bring in and I was asked to come in for one day. After completing the gig, the... Read more »

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Feb 4, 2022

If The company asked you to do the work -and you did the work- you should be entitled to be paid. The fact there is not a writing shouldn't prevent you from making a claim.

You may want to formally write them sending an invoice for your services - and if that doesn't work you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate Law and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: what can do when a neighbor cut down established trees and shrubbery on my property?

He had a boundary marker but he took it down and encroached on my property about 15 ft. taking down most of the boundary that took 15 years to establish. What can I do about it?

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Jan 28, 2022

If your neighbor trespassed onto your property and removed landscaping; trees- the neighbor would be liable for damages for this.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: I was involved in a hit and run. The other driver doesn't have car insurance and was driving with a revoked license.

(per the crash report)...what is the best way to go about having him pay for my car's damages? The police have all of his information.

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Jan 7, 2022

Contact your insurance company. If you have auto coverage, you likely have uninsured motorist coverage.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Gov & Administrative Law for Tennessee on
Q: Hello, I truly hate to bother you, but I am looking for a reputable lawyer in and around McNaiy County Tn

Hello,

I truly hate to bother you, but I am looking for a reputable lawyer in and around McNaiy County TN, especially one that deals in auto claims and damages against government neglect. I was in a recent wreck that caused me to roll my vehicle and it was do to poorly laded gravel done by... Read more »

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Dec 3, 2021

You are close enough to Jackson to use a lawyer in Jackson, Tn. If you are looking for specific names let me know or call.

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Tennessee on
Q: A member of our HOA owns 10 units and wants to be elected to the Board of directors. How can we prevent this?

She would have ten votes and all other Board members would have only one vote.

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Nov 17, 2021

The owner with 10 units would likely have 10 votes as a member to vote for the board members being elected. Unless the bylaws say otherwise, that owner would have one vote on the board. Each board member has one vote regardless of the number of units owned.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: I was involved in wreck. The agent told me the guy admitted he was at fault. The agent avoided my calls for over 3 weeks

I finally got ahold of someone from the insurance company after almost 3 weeks and they told me I was at fault just because I hit the other person first. The other person involved ran a stop sign and I was not able to stop in time. I was wondering if I have a case?

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Nov 2, 2021

If the insurance company for the other driver is denying fault, your option at this point is to turn in the property damage to your insurer, if you have coverage. Submit any medical bills to you health insurance carrier and consider whether you want to hire a lawyer and or file a lawsuit against... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Business Law for Tennessee on
Q: My husband’s employer has been deducting ins. premiums out of his check every week since Nov. 2020 and not paying ins.

My husband has had almost $8500 deducted from his paycheck for insurance premiums that have not been paid by the employer. What recourse do we have? I feel we are owed that money back. Also, we’re getting bills now for medical services / doctors appointments that we assumed we had coverage for.... Read more »

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Aug 16, 2021

Contact the employer to determine - if this is not resolved contact the department of labor.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Tennessee on
Q: I own 25acres of vacant land. Why am I not able to trade portion of land for a Vehicle through a dealership

Dealerships tell me that can't legally take land for trade.

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Aug 12, 2021

The dealership doesn't want to deal with the logistics of a title search and closing on your property. If you want to buy the vehicle - sell the property and then go buy your vehicle.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Tennessee on
Q: Can someone who has a contract for deed from the deeded property owner issue another contract for deed to someone else?

I have a contract for deed from someone who is buying property on a contract for deed already from someone else. Meaning the person who I pay is not the deeded owner and they do not have their contract for deed recorded. Is this legal in Tennessee? Can someone who is not the deeded property owner... Read more »

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Aug 11, 2021

No. You should speak to an attorney. This could turn out badly.

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2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Construction Law and Contracts for Tennessee on
Q: I work for a restoration contracting franchise can we bring civil litigation against an insurance carrier that owes us $

1 insurance carrier owes us almost $20k going back to Labor Day 2020. Can we sue for that?

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Jul 22, 2021

If the insurer had agreed to pay for your work as opposed to the insured then the insurer may be liable. If your contract/ agreement is with the insured- and the insurer is supposed to pay the insured- then your customer may have to pursue the insurer and your remedy may be against your customer-... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Tennessee on
Q: If I have a verbal agreement to vacate and the landlord is aware do I have to sign a contract still?

A verbal agreement was made between me my roommate and landlord on when I must vacate do I legally have to sign a contract with my roommate still?

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Jul 2, 2021

Sometimes people can remember verbal agreements differently -

If you signed a lease on the front end, it would be best to clearly set out in a writing how the lease ends as to you. This would include your roommate -as you don't want either making a claim against you later.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Tennessee on
Q: If contract to sell states property as is, does that include washer and dryer?
Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Jun 23, 2021

The term "as is" really relates to whether the seller is making any warranties or representations- not what is staying o going at the property. This really comes down to whether there is a paragraph in the contract that speaks to what is staying or not. A washer and dryer would... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Small Claims for Tennessee on
Q: What is the best resolution for a contractor not finishing the job?

If a contractor has done shoddy work and has not yet finished the job or fixed the issues - Can I bring them to small claims court? How long do I have to do so? Can I seek a refund on monies already paid? They have stopped returning my calls. They are also way past when they promised the work would... Read more »

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Jun 21, 2021

Yes. You can file a claim in Tennessee's version of small claims court- called General Sessions Court. You would feel out a pleading called a Warrant. You can also report the contractor to the state licensing board.

2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Tennessee on
Q: My neice went for a tonsil and adenoids removal surgery and the doctors ended up cutting her carotid artery can we sue.

They stated it was a vessel and tried telling my wife it was such and that they patched the vessel until she bled out profusely My wife goes to tell them that's no vessel that's a artery bleeding like that she also told them my neice wasn't herself a day or two after the surgery and... Read more »

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on May 29, 2021

What you are describing sounds like medical negligence. To determine if your niece should go forward with a claim we or any firm would want to review medical records. I am so sorry for what your niece is going through.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Divorce and Family Law for Tennessee on
Q: I married a man on 9-22-1993. Here's the kicker...my divorce from my first husband wasn't final until 12-6-1993.

Is my marriage on 9-22-1993 legal? If not, do I get a lawyer to type up a document stating I'm not legally married?

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on May 20, 2021

I do not practice in this area - but I would think the marriage would have to be annulled as a void marriage. Hopefully you will get comments from someone that practices in the area.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Contracts and Real Estate Law for Tennessee on
Q: My landlord notified me he is selling his properties to retire, can he make us leave or can I take it to court?

There is a clause in our 3 year lease that’s titled “Vacating Upon Termination” and it states “Tenant agrees upon expiration of the term of this lease or upon early termination of the lease for any cause tenant will at once peacefully surrender the leased premises etc.” My question is if... Read more »

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on May 16, 2021

The answer will depend on the language of your lease. If you have a three year lease- without any provision related to termination prior to this then you have a 3 year lease. The language you provided doesn't sound like enough to allow for an early termination.

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