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0 Answers | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Contracts for Tennessee on
Q: Is doing commission work as metal(aluminum/copper) broker legal? And do i have to get special license for it in TN?

I want do business with partner and we tryna work as brokers, im curious if there any legal obstacles that will stop me, thanks.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Business Law for Tennessee on
Q: If I get a car from a dealership but make payments to another dealership, is something illegal happening?

Filed complaint with tn commissions and car dealership that I make payments to said they never sold me a car...but I believe they have multiple lots was even told by the lot I got car at. Some of the payments was not reported right. I have time recipts of transactions

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answered on May 28, 2024

Filing a Complaint without knowing most of the facts could get you repossessed. Hire an attorney to look at your financing statement. Then you and him start calling the noteholder, whoever that is. Some corporation searches will also be necessary. Determining the actual lienholder may be a... View More

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Q: If a car dealership sells a used car and check engine light comes on after 5 miles down the rd then bring truck back ime

Immediately say they will fix it and takes 27 days and still doesn't get fixed can I return it for refund

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Tennessee on
Q: In Tennessee how long does a loan company have to sue you for non payment? Iv done a little research im getting 6 years
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answered on May 17, 2024

That is the Statutory SOL of 6 years for breach of contract (to pay here). However the contract can modify the SOL. And the SOL in TN runs from the last payment, not the date of contract execution.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Tennessee on
Q: I (plaintiff) lost in GS (Maury) 5/6. I have proof that def lied on stand thus she won. How to submit proof and overturn

I brought a complaint against a woman who sold me a home with a known latent material defect (roof). She lied on the Purchase Agreement saying no known defect. We had tons of evidence, but she simply lied on the stand and convinced the judge that she was innocent. I was pre se, which was a mistake.... View More

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answered on May 8, 2024

Hire a competent attorney to file an Appeal De Novo to Circuit Court. That is a new trial. You only have a few days to file it, so hire an attorney tomorrow. You should have never filed such a case pro se.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Small Claims for Tennessee on
Q: What can I do if someone owes me 500 dollars and they told me that they would pay me through an email but now refuse to?
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answered on Apr 15, 2024

Defendant can claim the Statute of Frauds unless there is a writing, even a cashed check. General Sessions suit will cost about a third of your prospective judgment. If you get a judgment by default including costs, you will still have to work to collect it.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Tennessee on
Q: Self-storage owner is requiring insurance on my contents -- what's the law in TN that says I have to have ins

Can I be evicted if I don't get it.

Keith Edmiston
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answered on Apr 12, 2024

It is a matter of contract, not of law. Based on the information you provided, if a contract with a self-storage company provides that insurance is required, there is no law prohibiting that provision. For example, many landlords require residential tenants to have renter's insurance.... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Products Liability, Real Estate Law and Construction Law for Tennessee on
Q: I bought a new home here in Crossville in August, '23. Now builder is refusing to honor 1 year warranty. What can I do?

Have had several issues come up which builder has addressed. However, he has refused to finish. For instance, house is settling which caused doors to not close properly and a crack in an interior wall. He fixed doors, but has not fixed the crack. Also, there is a retaining wall in our front yard... View More

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answered on Mar 27, 2024

Hire a lawyer to sue on the warranty all liable parties.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on
Q: I bought my lease out and the apartment owners are coming after me for more money. What can I do?

They have went as far as collections and 2 collection agency's are now on my credit report

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answered on Mar 26, 2024

If you believe you've fulfilled all financial obligations under your lease agreement, including buying out your lease, it's crucial to address this matter to avoid further damage to your credit. First, gather all documentation related to your lease buyout, payments made, and any... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law and Contracts for Tennessee on
Q: Can a company ask me to do more than what stated on the contract then threaten to hit me with a chargeback.

I'm in contractor by trade. I install sunrooms for this contract. Sometimes when I install sunrooms there's more work then installing a sunroom. This particular contract stated that the sunroom needed insulated tongue and groove flooring. I installed insulation and T&G flooring,... View More

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answered on Apr 8, 2024

If you did not receive instruction to install the 1/4" board, I don't see that you are at fault. I'm guessing they are refusing to pay you for your work. If they do this, call a lawyer who practices construction law in your area.

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Q: Defaulted on an auto loan, they want to repossess, I have title in hand with no lien holder listed, can they take it?

Former boyfriend purchased a vehicle for me, got into a wreck, insurance paid off the loan, got the exact same vehicle again and bank sent the title for the new vehicle to us, title only shows boyfriends name and shows the new cars VIN number, no lien holder listed, can they still take it?

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answered on Mar 20, 2024

If the title to the vehicle is in your former boyfriend's name and does not list a lien holder, this typically means there is no legal claim on the vehicle from the bank, as it usually would be listed if there was an outstanding loan secured by the vehicle. However, if there was an error and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Contracts for Tennessee on
Q: Travel liable

If two people agree to take a trip together and person A pays via points and credit card. Person B backs out due simply stopping to communicate with person A. Person B now has the tickets as a credit. Person A would have never offered or paid for person B to go on a trip or the trip wothout person... View More

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answered on Mar 19, 2024

I see no cause of action. Without a written contract, statute of frauds is violated. Even an equitable remedy for unjust enrichment would not lie. Even if the plaintiff got a default judgment in Sessions Court, it would be set aside or uncollectable.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Civil Litigation, Federal Crimes and Insurance Bad Faith for Tennessee on
Q: Breach of finalized settlement! This 1 case if you fight you will win more then you make yearly! TN Yes I'll contact.

Heres the case in a nut shell. Breach of settlement contract. I finally have all evidence including,Contract and terms, proof of breach. In their own words known recordings and understood that they were being recorded, proof of negligence bordering criminal. Admitted criminal negligence during... View More

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answered on Mar 21, 2024

If you believe there has been a breach of a finalized settlement agreement, gathering all pertinent evidence, such as the original contract, proof of the breach, and any relevant communications or recordings, is crucial. Documentation that clearly demonstrates the breach, especially if it includes... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Construction Law, Contracts and Government Contracts for Tennessee on
Q: Do I need a contractors license to bid on a contract in TN if I am only providing materials?

I sell traffic control devices and want to bid on a contract with the county in TN. The price will be above $25,000. Do I need a contractors license to bid if I'm not providing a service? I am a wholesale company only. If so, which contractor license would I need?

Tim Akpinar
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answered on Mar 30, 2024

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Attorneys here aren't likely to know this off the top of their heads. It might be more reliable to check with the purchasing/procurement department manager of the county - it could depend on how they wrote... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Traffic Tickets and Business Law for Tennessee on
Q: What can I do in this situation?

So my temp tags expired on March 3rd and on March 6th I got pulled over for expired tags. Now I'm having to book in and out of jail to get a court date all because the dealership never sent my title package out until 8 days after the registration expired. I went to the county clerk and they... View More

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answered on Apr 8, 2024

Tell the dealer you need a new temp tag. Take it to court with you and explain. If you can't hire a lawyer ask to have a lawyer appointed to represent you in criminal court.

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Q: Got bill from a contractor, 8 days later was served a summons to appear for lawsuit for nonpayment.

Already paid 50% deposit, thought it couldn't be more than 33%, only 2nd bill i received. Work was not acceptable & couldn't come to agreement of how to fix. This is in Hamilton county TN getting sued for nonpayment $2200 already paid $2200. Thought i had to be notified by certified... View More

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answered on Feb 29, 2024

Hire a TN attorney to represent you now. A Default Judgment will be alot more, and presenting defenses to a debt in Sessions Court can be confusing.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Civil Litigation for Tennessee on
Q: How do I follow through with a writ of possession?

I sued someone for breach of contract. This individual has 10 days to appeal. If they don't appeal and I still don't get my money I sued for, when and how do I follow through with a writ of possession?

Mr. James Charles Wright
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answered on Jan 29, 2024

If you filed a detainer action and sought possession of property you had leased- at the end of 10 days, you can request a writ of possession from the Clerk.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Internet Law for Tennessee on
Q: 1. Did the 81st Congress in 1950 investigate and found that the lawyer guild is the legal bulwark of Communist Party?

2. Are Social security cards, birth certificates, and driver license contracts that give jurisdiction?

3. Is Anything that can legally be licensed lawful without that license?

4. Have all lawyers denounced their American citizenship?

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answered on Jan 28, 2024

1. The claim that the 81st Congress in 1950 investigated and found that the lawyer guild was the legal bulwark of the Communist Party is a reference to the activities of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). However, this characterization is a matter of historical interpretation and... View More

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Q: I am being sued by a client that did not like the website that was built for them. How should i handle the suit?

I offer free revisions for my clients so long as they are hosting with me as well. She refused the revisions and even refused to take over the site herself. Instead decided the sue.

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answered on Jan 14, 2024

Even if your contract is ironclad it is usually not worth the bad will and emotional drain to litigate. My best advice to you, but this is based on very limited information so take with a grain of salt, is to offer her a full refund in exchange for a settlement agreement in which you admit no fault... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Gaming for Tennessee on
Q: Can I request a civil standby to help reclamation of scammed items on Steam?

Recently, I got scammed on Steam (Valve Corporation) and lost valuable CS2 skins I paid for. The scammer’s account has been trade banned, and thus my scammed items current reside within the scammer's inventory. But Steam Support doesn’t want to restore those scammed items to me. Firstly,... View More

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answered on Jan 3, 2024

Call the Treasury Department with all the details. That company is notorious for having their friends present stolen debit cards to them for cash and goods. The operators need to go to jail

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