Knoxville, TN asked in Small Claims for Tennessee

Q: If I sue in small claims court in TN & the debt is past 30 days then you can sue for 2x the amount? Someone stated u can

I leant money to a friend who hasn’t repaid the debt. They are 45 days past due. Someone stated that if I take them to small claims court then I can sue for double the amount. Is this true? If so, do you know the statue?

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Anthony M. Avery
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  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: No it is not the law. If you file suit in General Sessions, what evidence do you have of a loan? Most importantly, how do you expect to collect? You might want to hire an attorney if the loan amount is significant. A lawyer will almost be a necessity to collect sometime during the 10 year life of the Judgment.

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