Memphis, TN asked in Civil Litigation for Tennessee

Q: My car was stolen from a lot that was holding my car and that lot gave my car to a person that didn't show ID.

Police stated that i could not report the car stolen but the lot had to. The lot is not getting back with me and I need this person out of the car. How should I handle this matter?

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Anthony M. Avery
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A: Apparently you put your car at the lot? If so, it may have been a bailment, and that is your problem. But if someone else has your car now, then it probably is theft of your property. Report it as stolen. If you know where the car is, and who has it, then you can file an Action To Recover Personal Property in General Sessions. You might also sue the lot for breach of contract, negligence or conversion.

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