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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

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 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
Tim Akpinar
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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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?

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answered on Apr 8, 2024

If you are only selling them the device, that should not expose you to Tennessee contractor laws. But if you are performing any work, or paying someone else to perform the work for the installation you probably are subject to the contractor statutes. This question is pretty complicated and will be... View More

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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 Contracts, Banking and Collections for Tennessee on
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 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

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Business Law for Tennessee on
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 Bankruptcy, Contracts, Constitutional Law and Identity Theft for Tennessee on
Q: So I have asked on a few occasions if the birth certificate created a legal person or an entity or corporation? Of

Course I was told no? But looking over some court cases, why are people called ens legis? Then how did those corporations and or entities originate?

Why is the court system run off of creditor vs debtor?

Is the legal system operating in bankruptcy?

Our ignorance for the... View More

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answered on Dec 20, 2023

A birth certificate does not create a legal person, entity, or corporation. It is simply a government-issued record of an individual's birth, primarily used for identity verification and legal recognition of personhood.

The term "ens legis" refers to a legal entity created by...
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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and International Law for Tennessee on
Q: Should I sue a company based in Canada? I made an investment there and couldn't reach the founder anymore.

I made a real estate investment with a company based in Canada that flips houses for sale, run by one guy. I met the founder and in the contract, the expected return was to be a couple years. More than that has passed and this year I could not reach the founder anymore. The last time he talked to... View More

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answered on Dec 14, 2023

In your situation, where you've made a real estate investment with a Canadian company and are now unable to contact the founder, considering legal action is understandable. First, review the contract you have with the company. It should outline the terms of your investment, the expected return... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and International Law for Tennessee on
Q: Should I sue a company based in Canada? I made an investment there and couldn't reach the founder anymore.

I made a real estate investment with a company based in Canada that flips houses for sale, run by one guy. I met the founder and in the contract, the expected return was to be a couple years. More than that has passed and this year I could not reach the founder anymore. The last time he talked to... View More

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answered on Dec 14, 2023

Apparently you have taken a risk without much investigation. It would probably be a lawsuit in Canada, but you will have to read your contract. There may not be a breach as of yet from your statments. In any event, you need to look closely at your defendant target. He may be judgment proof.... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Probate and Small Claims for Tennessee on
Q: If friend dies & has borrowed property, is his mom(sole heir) responsible for returning it or can she lawfully keep it

I paid $300 for an expensive 3 pc leather living room set..mint condition internals, structure, springs, cushion, but scratched sitting area & shredded back from cat. I bought it from friend(he paid $5k+ new 10-15 years ago..very rarely used). He moved & new furniture fell though & he... View More

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answered on Dec 13, 2023

Yes, mom is responsible for returning borrowed property to the true owner. Your remedy depends on a lot of other factors not covered in your narrative. For example, if she tries to list the item in a probate inventory then you should object in writing filed with the court. If there is no probate... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Business Law and Small Claims for Tennessee on
Q: I have done a consent judgment on an amount I am being sued for and it was approved. Do I still have to appear in court

The lawsuit is coming from a loan company that has acquired a lawyer for representation. I think I got the term "Consent Judgement" correct. With that being said, since the judgement was approved by the courts, is it still necessary for me to go to court?

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answered on Nov 10, 2023

It is probably an Agreed Judgment. I recommend you still go to Court to get the agreed money Judgment entered. Sometimes bad things happen, and it is difficult to rectify them. That creditor's attorney might forget about your agreement and enter the full ad damnum, plus attorney fees... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Domestic Violence and Contracts for Tennessee on
Q: Can I get back down payment on a house I bought with a partner that started psychically abusing me?

(typo: *physically abusing me) I moved out a few months ago and we used a quitclaim deed to get me off the title, but I am still on the mortgage and they threatened to sue me for missed payments since I agreed to pay until the end of this year. I agreed at first out of fear but now I want to know... View More

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answered on Nov 9, 2023

Physical attack by another tenant is not a release from financial obligation on a note secured by a deed of trust. CH 7 Bankruptcy might be an option. Why did you give a deed without payment therefor? Usually the lender will foreclose on the home first, then possibly come after the... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Banking, Contracts and Entertainment / Sports for Tennessee on
Q: I am wanting to find out if any entertainment contracts have been fraudulently signed in my name or who approved the use

Of my insinuated self through the Kardashian -Jenner family and the Ozboure's family on TV shows and CNN etc. How do I find out if such contracts exists

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answered on Nov 29, 2023

To investigate whether entertainment contracts have been fraudulently signed in your name, or to find out who authorized the use of your implied self in connection with the Kardashian-Jenner and Osbourne families on TV shows and networks like CNN, you should take the following steps:... View More

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Q: I am wanting to find out if any entertainment contracts have been fraudulently signed in my name or who approved the use

Of my insinuated self through the Kardashian -Jenner family and the Ozboure's family on TV shows and CNN etc. How do I find out if such contracts exists

David H. Relkin
David H. Relkin
answered on Nov 1, 2023

You should retain counsel to demand copies of all contracts. You have your suspicions about fraud and you should discuss the facts underlying these suspicions with counsel. Your prior contracts should be provided to counsel to review to identify to whom such demands should be made.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Tennessee on
Q: Can you send notification of contract renewal 60 days prior on an invoice or does this have to be separate letter?
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answered on Oct 27, 2023

In Tennessee, you can send notification of contract renewal 60 days prior on an invoice or in a separate letter. The Tennessee Automatic Renewal Law does not specify how the notice must be sent, only that it must be sent at least 60 days before the contract renews. However, there are some benefits... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Education Law for Tennessee on
Q: In the state of TN, what restrictions are there preventing a licensed educator from selling candy bars to students?

The fundraiser is not school sponsored. It is in support of a mission team to Uruguay.

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answered on Oct 11, 2023

In Tennessee, educators are expected to uphold ethical standards and avoid any appearance of impropriety. Selling items, even for a good cause, directly to students during school hours could raise ethical concerns and possibly be seen as taking advantage of the teacher-student relationship. If the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Tennessee on
Q: Fire alarm system is it suppose to summon emergency services or do I need to call 911?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 4, 2023

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It could depend on your fire alarm system and the terms offered by the vendor. Many of the major contractors do contact first responders, but it would be advisable to check with your vendor and learn how they... View More

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