Memphis, TN asked in Civil Litigation, Landlord - Tenant and Municipal Law for Tennessee

Q: Do local or county law officials handle the noncompliant parties regarding tn code or is it strictly a civil matter

Tow company recieved fraudulent facts from property owner, did not comply with owner notifications rules nor rules set forth regarding sale

1 Lawyer Answer
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: It is doubtful you will obtain a criminal prosecution of anyone involved, although you can try as the victim. But normally your remedy is pretty much limited to suing the Towing Co. for Conversion. You may be able to do this yourself in General Sessions Court or you might hire an attorney. Most importantly you will have to put on proof of negligence here by the Defendant, which will be difficult. The Defendant is free to blame comparative negligence of third parties.

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