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Q: Can our neighbor use security cameras in close proximity to my house to watch my children near his yard?

He has called the police on my son before told them he was banging on his house. But it wasn't him because everyone was sick and inside the whole day. At this point i feel like it is harassment and invasion of my privacy.

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jan 15, 2021

Yes... Surveillance of one's property is legal. Government Surveillance of public areas except rest rooms is legal.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Securities Law for Tennessee on
Q: Can I sue someone for violating securities laws in federal court for soliciting investment from me in a project?

- the person asked me for money to fund a record

- I gave money, person made record. I didn’t get the promised return.

- person is not licensed to sell securities

Robert W. Pearce
Robert W. Pearce answered on Oct 2, 2020

You can only sue under the Federal securities laws if you were sold a security. The test commonly used by the courts to decide whether you were sold a security is known as the Howey Test. If you were the only investor who made a loan for a specific return of interest it's unlikely you were... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Securities Law and Social Security for Tennessee on
Q: Is it legal for my company to put the last 4 of my social security number on a paper timesheet?

The company I work for is a contractor to Nashville Electric Service and NES wants it on there so they can identify us Incase we leave our company and try to get hired to a different contractor for NES. Not one employee has signed a non compete form supposedly it is an agreement between NES and... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Aug 15, 2019

This is not a securities law question.

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Q: What is the age of custodianship termination in TN

I have a ROTH IRA for my minor son and I don’t know what age to put for the custodianship termination.

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Apr 1, 2019

You can specify almost any age up to 59 1/2. However most Grantors would end Custodianship and begin withdrawals when the Beneficiary reaches 21, or sometimes later such as 30, 35. It is your decision.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Securities Law for Tennessee on
Q: Why does a suit that was filed in state court go to Federal court? On a slip and fall, if your witness is the asst

Manager of the store where you had the slip and fall, is that a good thing? He states store was understaffed, therefore, the isles couldn't be checked like they should have, liauod tide was cover the whole isle. They offered 1 million. My attorney thinks it was a misprint? Lord, if I won in... Read more »

Jedidiah "Jed" McKeehan
Jedidiah "Jed" McKeehan answered on Aug 26, 2018

If you have sued for over $75,000.00, and the entity you have sued has a home office location in another state, that combination of factors is the most likely reason that the case was removed to federal court.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts, Securities Law and Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: If a person commits the crime of "hindering a secured creditor" but the value is greater than $999.

Code 39-14-116 says value only to $999.but I was "robbed" of property MUCH greater than that. What law applies?

Leonard Robert Grefseng
Leonard Robert Grefseng answered on Jul 11, 2017

Sorry, but your question is unclear- hindering a secured creditor is a class "E" felony. Some theft offenses are graded according to the value - in some situations under $500 or $1,000 could be a misdemeanor. However, this code section says its a felony. If you have not already done so,... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Securities Law for Tennessee on
Q: Where can I find case law regarding the role of the Board of Directors under the Sarbanes Oxley Act?

In particular, director liability, liability of the boards, and violations of compliance. I am writing a research paper for Business Law.

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Nov 30, 2016

Google Scholar is a good free resource. You could also go to a library at a local law school like UT, Belmont, or Vandy depending on where you are located. Those are probably the best resources.

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Q: Can i get a general dismissal release thrown out he lied to get me to sign it. based on what the car lot owner said?

He said he fixed it. He made it a worse problem and now I had no headlights. But he gave it back an I payed truck note an insurance by friday night. Court was Thursday. He repoed it Saturday stating it was him exercising his right not to sell it to me. I havent been able work lost jobs an now... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 29, 2016

Not sure what is going on here and who the person is. Suggest you contact a consumer attorney go to

However they won't be able to do anyhing for your financial situation immediately so you need to develop a plan to meet your needs to get to work, etc.

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Q: What is a security bond?
Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Jul 21, 2015

It depends on the context. A bond may be issued by a bonding company for security against certain risks.

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