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3 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Tennessee on
Q: Hello I just been Discharged from work not even knowing why.HR said I was not punching the clock right its been down

They never wrote me up I never give them reason to write me up, Very hard and good worker team player. It came to a shock to me I haven't seen a paystub in almost a year and 2 days of PTO were stolen from me what should I do

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Bennett James Wills answered on Nov 18, 2020

Contact a local employment attorney to review your situation and to evaluate your options.

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: I had a verbal contract to design a simple website for friend, didn't pay the other half for the service .

I had a verbal contract to design a simple website for someone i know. I asked the standard half up front and half when done. I started getting red flags almost halfway through the process, he didn't want a contact page for consumers etc. After that, i started recording all conversations and... Read more »

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Bennett James Wills answered on Nov 18, 2020

Depending on the amount he owes you, consider filing a lawsuit to get a judgment.

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Tennessee on
Q: I am buying a house the seller is positive for COVID19 are they obligated to have the house professionally sanitized?

I would like to know before I move in.

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Nov 18, 2020

No. But you could make the request through your realtor.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: Can I sue a dentist for drilling without numbing me and can I sue a psych ward
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Bennett James Wills answered on Nov 16, 2020

You can file a lawsuit against anyone if you have a legal cause of action. Consult local counsel to assist you.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on
Q: My landlord locked me out

She entered the home and changed the locks and said to get my stuff out asap or she will sell everything. Is this legal

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Bennett James Wills answered on Nov 16, 2020

You cannot be evicted without a court order. Consult a local attorney for assistance.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Tennessee on
Q: Can my apartment complex. Make me take my american flag out of my window and fine me $50 for it hanging.

What about the 2005 display act .

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Bennett James Wills answered on Nov 16, 2020

If you are renting, the the terms of your lease would determine what you can and can't put in a window. The Display Act of which you cite is applicable to homeowners - not renters.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Tennessee on
Q: I was sued for loan in Tn. that lists me as applicant, co applicant and co signer. Not sure which so called position

they claim i hold. We both were sued but only i showed up for court. The judge dismissed without predjudice. How long do they have to refile case against me?

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Nov 16, 2020

Statute of limitations on a breach of contract is 6 years.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on
Q: Does a sheriff officer and a court have to be obtained in preset to evict
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Bennett James Wills answered on Nov 12, 2020

A court order is required for eviction. Sheriff's serve a writ of possession 10+ days after the court order of possession.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Tennessee on
Q: I got to go to court for animal at large I chose to repisent my self I think I think I need a lawyer how to I get one
Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Nov 12, 2020

To find a lawyer you can use the directory on this website, Google, or many others.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: GTLA-removal of immunity. Where can I find the duty owed to me by city police in order to determine negligence?
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Bennett James Wills answered on Nov 12, 2020

One place to start your research is 42 USC 1983 and Bivens v. Six Unknown Agents

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: If an attorney keeps stating they do not understand what Motion can be filed against them?
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Bennett James Wills answered on Nov 12, 2020

Your question is not clear. Try posting again with more specific information.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Tennessee on
Q: What do I do after being served papers for divorce?
Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Nov 12, 2020

You have 30 days to respond to a complaint. But not knowing anything about the case, you would be very wise to hire an attorney to help you out.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Tennessee on
Q: Employer sent my child support check to another case. Can i get the money back from state?

Last year my employer put the wrong case number on several of my child support checks that were sent to the state, so they were never credited to the right case. My case worker told me that although my name was on the check, it could not be credited to me because the case number was wrong. So they... Read more »

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Bennett James Wills answered on Nov 12, 2020

You should consider hiring an attorney to file the appropriate motions to sort the issue out since the state won't help.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Are Miranda rights still a requirement when being arrested for a felony

And is there a reasonable time w

In which the official must tell you what your being charged with

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Bennett James Wills answered on Nov 12, 2020

Law enforcement is only required to read the Miranda rights when you are in custody and being interrogated.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Tennessee on
Q: Someone is take is pictures of my and my family without permission outside of my apartment what can I do?

I was taking my dog outside to play in an area in front of the apartments this lady and her husband will stand outside taking pictures of my and my husband

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Bennett James Wills answered on Nov 3, 2020

Nothing. People can photograph anything that's in a public place. They don't need permission.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on
Q: What if there was a vervbal agreement between la d lord and tenant.... And there was witnesses
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Bennett James Wills answered on Nov 3, 2020

Your question is not clear. Please repost.

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Tennessee on
Q: I lived in the same house with my fiance for 11 years and he passed away on oct 6th 2020 can his daughter just up and ki

Kick me out of our house

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Nov 3, 2020

If you have no legal interest in the house and she is the only heir, then she would take ownership of the property. Once ownership has been established, then she could file to evict you from the property through the courts.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for Tennessee on
Q: Is it legal for someone to work on their own car and do their own repairs in Nashville, TN?

If there is, what section code is that under?

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Oct 28, 2020

You can work on your own car. If it was illegal there wouldn't be AutoZone stores everywhere. But if you are on private property, say in an apartment complex, you may be prohibited from working on your vehicle on that particular property, for example.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Tennessee on
Q: How do I recover lost wages, damages, rental and have them cited for no insurance and driving without a license?

A car with Mississippi auto dealer tags was uninsured with unlicensed 15 year old driver...driving who backed out of their driveway into our car that we bought the day before! They were not given any citations from officers. The damages to our car est. 13,050. Our uninsured motorist policy has... Read more »

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Oct 28, 2020

If your insurance does not cover the whole amount of damages you'll have to file a lawsuit against the driver/parents to try and recover a judgment for damages. But you can't force the police to issue citations.

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Tennessee on
Q: If we purchased house with 17.5 acres and have now found out there are only 11.5 do we have any recourse?

We bought a house with 17.5 acres in Tennessee. We did not have a survey done before we signed the contract we have since had a survey and there are only 11.5 acres. Do we have any recourse to get reimbursement for the missing acreage? Who would be responsible for the misrepresentation?

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Bennett James Wills answered on Oct 27, 2020

The answer is maybe. Depending on many factors, including the type of deed you received, the purchase and sale agreement terms, whether a survey was waived, etc. It could be a potential claim against the seller(s), or maybe the title insurance company, or both. You'll need to hire local... Read more »

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