Samsung's headquarters is in New Jersey. Do I file in Tennessee or New Jersey?
answered on Apr 28, 2023
In Personam Jurisdiction varies greatly. If there is a contract, it might have a jurisdiction term, or you might be able to sue in the County where it was formed. With a tort, where the injury occurred. Almost always you can sue in the defendant's home place. Depending on the case, you... Read more »
I paid a lawyer $3500 for a child visitation. He drew up a parenting plan. But the mother and I came to a agreement without the courts. So I told him to take out for the plan and hrs worked and to send back the rest. He basically is giving me the run around and avoiding me. I never signed no... Read more »
answered on Apr 14, 2023
Request, in writing, an itemized time statement. If it is not provided contact the State Bar and look into fee arbitration or small claims court.
It's for a debt collection for a rental property we have to leave. It's the amount for the remainder of the contract.
answered on Apr 11, 2023
Apparently you signed a lease contract and losing possession. You are being sued in General Sessions for the rent monies under a sworn account. If you dispute the amount, you will need to file a written and sworn denial with the Court. If you do not contest it, a judgment for rent, costs and... Read more »
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?
answered on Apr 5, 2023
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... Read more »
I parked my 04 Dodge Durango which is insuranced & tagged in the state of Tennessee, in the parking lot of the dollar general store, I went in bought some stuff & when I started to leave my Durango had broken down, I asked the store manager Miss Sheaffer if I could leave it until the next... Read more »
answered on Feb 20, 2023
You might file an Action To Recover Personal Property in General Sessions. Defendant may sue and/or defend on their fees. But at least you will get it going, but you may have to tow it away again if not fixed. Sessions has some equity jurisdiction, so a lawyer would be helpful.
I was in a car accident, and we were sent a bill through an insurance company. (We are yet to pay it) After, about 3-4 weeks later, he sent a personal letter with his phone number and a separate bill for the part he needed. It is hand written. We are not sure what to do.
As stated before,... Read more »
answered on Mar 2, 2023
It is not necessarily illegal for someone to put a letter in your mailbox if they are not a resident of your household, as long as they do not tamper with your mail or use it for fraudulent purposes. However, it is generally not recommended to do so without permission from the homeowner.... Read more »
It was different brand, make and model as seller described
answered on Jan 25, 2023
You should notify the police or sheriff about this because it can be a crime to alter serial numbers when it was done to misrepresent the identity of the item. You can also probably sue the seller for fraud. But you should talk to a lawyer about this first. What you can and should do will be... Read more »
answered on Jan 9, 2023
Maybe. But he will have to file suit and serve you. At Court you might dispute the Debt, especially under the Statute of Frauds if enough money is involved. Even after Judgment, he may not be able to collect.
I paid for legal services with a credit card for an individual with the agreement being that said individual would pay the payments. Now this person refuses to pay.
answered on Jan 3, 2023
Depending on the amount owed, this would probably be a small claim in general sessions court. There are civil warrants available online that you can fill out and file with the clerk's office at the county courthouse. A clerk can also walk you through how to complete the paperwork. Although,... Read more »
Service, and if so is it felony?
answered on Jan 2, 2023
Where a contract is allegedly broken, the civil courts typically handle those matters.
I visited this dentist over two years ago and they apparently made a billing error with the change over to a new system. I never received a bill. I had been seeing a different dentist and I recently decided to go back to this office. I made an appointment and was informed of a $250 balance. I... Read more »
answered on Oct 17, 2022
SOL has not run on that services charge yet. You might compute your balance and then call them offering payment of the same. Do not send a check, but use a money order. Otherwise they will know where to collect a judgment.
I was delivering an order to my local college campus in TN and while trying to find the apartment number, in the middle of the walkway, I tripped. It looked like maybe 2 poles used to block vehicles from entering that specific path, but they were cut down to maybe 4 inches high. They were rusty,... Read more »
answered on Sep 23, 2022
I would suggest you take pictures of your injury as well as the location. If you are needing medical treatment - I would report this to the school and its insurer. They may provide / pay for your medical care. If you are considering a legal route-- you should contact an attorney.
I did not have the boat for sale. It was sitting in the yard and the individual approached me. I told him that it would float and start up and run. He looked at it three times in in a span of a few months. He asked me again to purchase it and I set a low price and he said he wanted it. He came... Read more »
answered on Sep 20, 2022
Sounds like its his problem now. He had an opportunity to inspect it and it doesn't sound like you concealed the defect. Hopefully your bill of sale says "as is" or with no warranties - even if it doesn't from your brief facts I'd say he wouldn't have a claim against... Read more »
answered on Sep 6, 2022
There is not limit during the life of the Judgment. You might move to quash for abusive filings, but it will probably be denied.
We are suing a fence builder in Tennessee for an inferior product. We paid to have 10 foot galvanized steel poles used on the fence. They were put in November 2021 and by May 2022 they were failing with peeling, cracking and rusting on the steel poles underneath. There is no way to... Read more »
answered on Aug 22, 2022
You will probably be limited to the Contract price unless it allows consequential damages, which is not likely. It will be difficult enough to prove defective materials, which may require an expert. Also it may be difficult to collect a Judgment. Remember you have the burden of proof.
It was on Facebook marketplace he would only accept money order. Asked cost to ship it to New York give me the price. I paid him with a money order. Keep saying it’s shipped says he’ll give me a tracking number and never does.
answered on Jul 11, 2022
You may have to sue for Breach of Contract in General Sessions. Hopefully you have sufficient service information. I doubt the LEO's will arrest for Theft.
I’m in tennessee. The case is in June
answered on May 9, 2022
Only Bankruptcy enjoins debt collection. Debt Consolidation does not prohibit collection, but only gets the creditors to voluntarily agree to hold off. But if they sue, it is not a defense. Hire a competent attorney to represent you, as obviously you are trying to deal with this yourself.
9 people involve, police officer on video surrounding my house, and entering my mailbox to receive my info .
answered on May 4, 2022
You may or may not have a Governmental Tort Liability Act/ 18 USC Section 1983 action, as it sounds like you were not charged. But you will need damages, which are capped. Consult with a competent attorney.
The arbitration agreement said that I can’t take them to court and that they can’t take me to court but they did take me to court so they breeches the contract right?
answered on Apr 27, 2022
If in Sessions Court, you have to point out the contractual term to the Judge. If in a Court of Record, then file the Answer asserting the arbitration requirement. If defending yourself, you must actively assert your contractual rights or they will be ignored.
There are several instances is why I'm asking
answered on Jan 24, 2022
You will not be able to check everywhere and at any time. But you can call each Court and ask the Clerk to see if were a party in a suit there. Your name may be a problem, so you may want to ask about one or more names. Start with the County where you live and call General Sessions. Later... Read more »
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