Cleveland, TN asked in Civil Rights for Tennessee

Q: I got served a civil summons from an exlandlord in Tn stating I owe from Jan 2013. They filed in 2018 but its now 2020.

They tried serving me since 2018 but i wasn't actually served until jan. 2020. Has statute of limitations run out for them?he wouldn't show me the breakdown of how I owe $3000 . also do you think detesting it with the judge and using statute of limitations is a good idea

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Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Hire a competent attorney now. Service of Process may be deficient because of the time, but may again be now proper. Contract SOL is usually six years, unless agreed otherwise. A good lawyer should be able to settle this cheap, but you may be too vulnerable.

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