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2 Answers | Asked in Business Law for Tennessee on
Q: Can a store designate times for seniors only to shop and ask for ID?
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Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Mar 25, 2020

Yes. A store can limit hours, and who can shop during those hours- so long as it is not discriminating against a protected class.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: I was in an car accident where my airbags didn't not deploy on impact. Do I have a lawsuit?

I hydroplaned in the rain across the highway and hit the guardrail going 70mph. The car had a recall on it back in 2011 for faulty airbags sensors but I just bought the car a few months ago from a dealer and they told me it was no recall on the vehicle. I was sent to the ER with a concussion and... Read more »

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Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Mar 24, 2020

Well, you may- but you mention that the vehicle had a recall in 2011- almost 10 years ago. Tennessee has a statute of repose for products liability actions - 10 years from the date the product was first purchased. If the car is more than 10 years old and sold more than 10 years ago - then the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Tennessee on
Q: How to get power of attorney over someone thats incarcerated in another county

Do i have to take the papers to the jail for him to sign and be notarized because their notary isnt there how would i go about that? I live in tenn

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Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Mar 18, 2020

The inmate will have to sign and the signature notarized. You may want to discuss with the jail/ prison as to whether they have a notary or if there is a way to facilitate the process.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Business Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: What is the most interest that can be charged for a pawn ( loan ) Tn ? Are finger prints required ? Nashville

I think that I am seriously being taken advantage of .I'm being charged thousands of dollars for a loan I have.

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Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Mar 18, 2020

I believe a pawn shop can charge 2% per month.

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Tennessee on
Q: I was just issued a detainer warrant for my, pass due rent. Can I paid the pass due and not get evicted?

We have been talking to them about what is going on and made Partial payments to try to catch up. I am wanting to know should I talk to them about it or wait. And if I have all what is owed can the still evicted us?

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Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Mar 9, 2020

You would need to reach an agreement that if you paid whatever amount that you could stay and the detainer warrant would be dismissed. This would need to be in writing. You would sign, landlord would sign.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Tennessee on
Q: hello how can I find judgement's and settlements that were for myself maybe under a temp. guard or court appt. rep?
Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Mar 3, 2020

It is possible to find judgments and court approved settlements. You would need to know where the case was filed- State Court or Federal. And then in what County or District. For Federal Court you can check online on the Pacer system.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Tennessee on
Q: A lady wants to buy my business for $1500/mo. For 60 mos. If she fails, how can I make sure I get my money? Collateral?

She may do great for a while but I need to make sure I get my money if she fails. What can I do? Should I even be considering this?

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Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Feb 28, 2020

You would need a recorded security interest in the assets of the Company and an agreement she can't pledge those assets as collateral or sell the business assets. also that she cannot sell her interest until the debt is paid This is assuming the business has hard assets worth enough to provide the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Business Law for Tennessee on
Q: Is it illegal to run a dog kennel business out of a garage? Murfreesboro, TN

There is a home near to me and they have several dogs in crates in their garage. They also have about 6 puppies that they put in their front yard in a small cage. I have never seen anyone spend time with any of the dogs. They do open the garage door occasionally and when they do the dogs... Read more »

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Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Feb 7, 2020

If you suspect this is animal cruelty or unlawful contact PAWS in Rutherford County at 615-898-7740. They should be able to respond.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: Is there anything I can do to get out of accident liability because new owner didn't register the vehicle I sold them.

Sold a friend a vehicle, he supposedly register it but some how only got temp plate, no insurance and got in accident, turns out vehicle still is register to me. Now the other insurance seeking liability from me since its still under my name. Friend stated he title it but never receive new title.... Read more »

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Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Jan 16, 2020

Yes. If you sold the vehicle and have proof- ie a bill of sale or a signed over title and perhaps a check showing where you were paid- you should be able to furnish to the insurer to show that you were not the owner. Some states in order to transfer ownership require registration in order to have... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: Involved in a crash, NO INJURIES. Driver of striking vehicle has no insurance and no license. Vehicle is insured.

5 weeks to the day, our vehicle is now being repaired. Insurance company, we feel, has been dragging their feet. The personnel have been wonderful but hands are tied by regulations, policy and what State Farm is legally obligated to do. We are encumbered to supply insurance and deposit for the... Read more »

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Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Jan 14, 2020

Normally the rental car company will accept your insurance and you don't have to supply extra insurance while you are driving a rental car. The deposit should be returned to you when you are done with the rental. Your insurance company will only provide what they are required to supply -which is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Contracts for Tennessee on
Q: A pawn shop in the state of tn,sold me a computer that is locked and can not be used.They refused to refund my money.

Isn't there an implied warrenty that the computer works and how can I get my money back?

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Jan 6, 2020

Look at the paperwork with your purchase- look to see if they sold the computer "as is." If not then you would be correct. But also, you may want to talk to a computer expert- an expert may be able to unlock the computer for you.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: My 17 year old daughter broke her leg at a roller rink that had no safety rails on the wall is the rink liable?

She had surgery to repair 3 broken bones in her leg. She was there with a friend at this rink. She skated before, and is a beginner, just not at this rink. There was a sign posted skate at your own risk. But no idea there were no rails on the wall. She was never asked to sign anything. Can they... Read more »

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Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Dec 27, 2019

There was legislation proposed several years ago to limit skating rinks from liability. I don't believe this passed. But I haven't checked for purposes of responding. In the absence of a special statute limiting liability, the roller rink would be liable for premises defects that are not "open... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Tennessee on
Q: A property management company is refusing to show me the terms of a lease until AFTER I sign it. Is this legal?

I’m looking to rent a property with a property management group. However, they have refused to show me the lease before I sign it and pay them my non-refundable security deposit and first month’s rent. Can they legally force me to sign a lease before sharing the details of the contract with me?

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Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Dec 23, 2019

First of all- you are doing the right thing. You should never sign a contract (a lease is a contract for an interest in real estate) without reading the contract and understanding the terms. At the same time, unless there is some type of discriminatory reason they will not share the lease- if the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: I was driving my mother in law's car when a uninsured sixteen year old hit me.he had no license. The car has full covera

I didn't call the law.the boy wrote a note stating he was at fault.my mother in law filed on her insurance,they refused to pay y

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Dec 23, 2019

I am not sure why your Mother-in-Law's insurer is refusing to pay. If the car has "full" coverage there should be coverage for this accident. Also, even if the other driver was uninsured - if there is full coverage, there would be uninsured motorist coverage as well.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Tennessee on
Q: Can I get a workers comp settlement if I fell off ladder at work in tn?
Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Dec 20, 2019

Probably. Ask your employer if they have worker's compensation coverage. Make sure the employer has notice of the injury. If the employer doesn't - and they are a contractor- you will likely need to talk to an attorney as contractor's are generally required to carry worker's compensation... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Tennessee on
Q: I was in a small wreck just a fender bender a mile from my house, I had no license (Never had them) and no insurance I

Was driving down to our field (a mile and half from my house) our neighborhood hit my car he wasn’t paying attention to the road. I got a ticket for no license and no insurance I did have a 28 year old in the car with me, he told me he didn’t see any reason to arrest me since I was honest and... Read more »

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Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Dec 13, 2019

If the accident was the other driver's fault then the fact you didn't have a license is likely not admissible on fault. Who is fault is determined by what happened in the accident. As to the ticket- It is good that you now have your learner's permit and insurance. The fact that you have these... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims and Civil Litigation for Tennessee on
Q: I have a Endodontist who I saw and would like to supena for court. How would I do it if I am Pro Se in Tennessee?
Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Dec 9, 2019

I am not recommending one way or the other that you subpoena the dentist. And you should be aware that physicians and dentists are exempt from subpoenas to trial and can recover costs and attorney's fees (TCA 24-9-101). Doctors are not immune from subpoena to a deposition. But if you want to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Tennessee on
Q: I have a 1yr signed lease can the new landlord make me leave before the 1yr If have a lease from the previous landlord?

The new landlord got the property I’m currently at in a recent divorce but I just moved in three months ago and the new landlord sent a letter stating I have till Jan 20 to leave and she’s not returning my security deposit that I’d have to get it from the previous landlord. I have receipts... Read more »

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Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Dec 8, 2019

If you have a lease term- it can not be shortened by simply a change in the ownership of the property- unless there is language in the lease that would make the lease terminable- which would be unusual. Usually the new owner takes subject to the lease.

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law for Tennessee on
Q: I am 49% owner can a 51% partner force me to disolve our LLC and keep using our business name for themselves?
Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Nov 20, 2019

The name belongs to the entity- as an asset. Along with the other assets of the company that would need to be handled in a "dissolution." There is a statutory procedure for dissolution- you can likely look it up on line- if not you can get with a lawyer- to discuss your rights in a dissolution... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Tennessee on
Q: What is the law on Double sale of Real estate in Cleveland TN?

I am buying property, owner financing. They have sold the same property to another that's building a house. When the house is completed do I have the right to moving into it , because I have a contract, whereas I'm buying property, and have been paying land tax from 2014.

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Nov 12, 2019

Not sure if you mean the seller has sold the property twice? The first recorded deed generally will control unless the buyer had notice of the other deed before recording.

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