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Q: Can a company auction off broken damaged unusable products without stating that 100% of items are broken unuseable?

So they are selling items that must be damaged broken not working missing parts all together in a lot but not telling people that it's for sure damaged and giving no option to return anything. This company buys return pallets auctions each item off and only allows the return of damaged broken... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Tennessee on
Q: I was fired from my job for not taking the Covid vaccine on 11-2-2021. Has the statute of limitations expired to sue? TN

I have Graves disease, so taking the shot was not something I wanted to do. I was a contractor assigned to a Tyson site. Vaccine were mandated to be done by 11-1-2021. Almost all religious and medical exemptions were denied.

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Tennessee on
Q: I need help with a disparagement agreement!

I signed a disparagement agreement with a marketing company as part of our original agreement. I had a poor experience. I really want to share it with people, but I cannot. However, upon seeing their termination agreement, there is a second disparagement clause they want me to sign. I don't... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning for Tennessee on
Q: My wife passed away in June 2024 in TN. Is her Last Will and Testament still valid if executed and signed in KY in 2002

I am her spouse and also stated as her Executor in this document.

1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for Tennessee on
Q: Can I claim a trademark with status: 606 - abandoned - No Statement Of Use Filed. How much will it cost me?
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answered on Jul 19, 2024

You can potentially claim a trademark that is listed as "abandoned - No Statement Of Use Filed," but you would need to refile for the trademark yourself. An abandoned trademark is one that the previous applicant did not complete the required steps to maintain.

You would need to...
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0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Tennessee on
Q: Me and a friend both put money to adopt a dog but he stays with me. How do we determine who owner is his legally

She’s on his adoption papers but we both are on his microchip and his been at my house since we got him

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Tennessee on
Q: What qualifies as the beginning of the school year?

My children’s school has a registration day. It is on the school year calendar. Their first actual day of classes happens a week later. Does registration day qualify as the school year beginning since it is on the calendar or the first day of class?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Probate for Tennessee on
Q: When I was released from jail on probation the terms I was given stated that I was to be on probation until 08/20/2024

And that I was complete an IOP program. The IOP had no set date nor did the judge state that I had to have it completed bye a set date but he violated my probation even tho I had passed all drug screenings wasnt supposed to get off probation until 08/20/24. Documents simply said to complete IOP so... View More

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answered on Jul 21, 2024

It sounds like you were under the impression that as long as you completed the IOP program before your probation ended on 08/20/2024, you would be in compliance with the court's order. If the judge did not specify a completion date for the IOP program, your understanding seems reasonable.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Real Estate Law and Probate for Tennessee on
Q: My mom died last year and my dad passed the other day I have always lived with them

My mom died last year and my dad passed the other day I have always lived with them but I live in the garage. Well dad passed with no will and before I got home from his service all dad's kinfolk had done got his safe emptied his bank account, even boarded up the place so I couldn't get... View More

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answered on Jul 18, 2024

You may be the sole heir and next of kin of Father. If so, you own all that property. But getting back property now is often impossible. Who is the home deeded to? You may be the owner and need an Affidavit of heirship. Hire an attorney to see who the heirs are. Probate may not be a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Tennessee on
Q: My mother died over 2 years ago. She left a will naming my brother and me beneficiaries. The bank will not release her

money unless we take it to probate. All she had in her estate was a home not paid for and her bank acct. We can not afford to go to probate court. What can we do? Less than 4000.00 in bank acct.

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answered on Jul 18, 2024

You will need to file a Small Estate Affidavit, which still costs money, necessitates an attorney and takes some work and time. Otherwise the bank gets to keep the money. This happens all the time. Will probably makes no difference.

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: TN-TIS LAW(Senate Bill 2248) effective 07/01/22. sentence BEGIN date: 2/22 sentence EFFECTIVE date: 11/23

Vehicular Homicide by Intoxication (plea deal). Sentenced to 10 years, to serve 30%, with credit for time served. (should be 3 years). Will this new law prevent the release eligibility date from occurring sooner than 02/2025?

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Tennessee on
Q: I subpoena to court which took off from work. The victim that cause this against my son was also subpoena and did not.

The judge dismissed it but she did not get fined nor held in contemp. He is still in jail. I want to know what should be done about this. She also violate his protection order against her. The case was dismissed without any action done to her.

0 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Tennessee on
Q: My son lives with me fill time now,and I make more money than his Dad,is he now obligated to pay child support?

He is 14 and has no desire to stay at his Dads home at all. I also carry all health insurance on him..

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Tennessee on
Q: I have filed Mutual consent petition for divorce in March. Next hearing is September. I have filed for advance petition

I have filed Mutual consent petition for divorce in March. Next hearing is September. I have filed for advance petition in April. May month was vacation. June month onwards no permanent judge. Judge incharge is coming once in a week and I was called for apperance in July month. Judge asked for... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Tennessee on
Q: Is there someone someplace that will watch a visition without going to court

Im suppose to have visits with my daughter but her father is keeping her from me i dont have the money to go to court , but i need help so i can see my child and i need help with visitions with her so we can start working issues out between us

1 Answer | Asked in Securities Law, Social Security and Family Law for Tennessee on
Q: It seems to me that my dad used my social security back pay for his own self dealing.

The account he put the money in was in the name of our family business. He told me he was investing this money. He told me that the family business didn't exist. Through the last 9 years I've lost everything and now live in a camper. Yet I've watched him get air BNB, buy a glamour... View More

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answered on Jul 18, 2024

It sounds like your dad might have misused your social security back pay, which could be a serious legal issue. When someone uses another person's funds for their own benefit without permission, it can be considered misappropriation or fraud. Given the situation you've described, it might... View More

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