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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Products Liability and Public Benefits for Tennessee on
Q: Can you sell food in Tennessee past the use thru date printed on the package

Or if there are any loopholes that would allow litigation/investigation

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 21, 2020

A Tennessee attorney could answer best but your question remains open for five weeks. You might look into whether the Tennessee Department of Agriculture or U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Nashville office could offer you input. In terms of litigation, if someone became ill from spoiled... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Collections for Tennessee on
Q: ticket and also the truck was in my brother's name but now they're saying that they got a judgement against my father

my brother and father have the same last names except for the middle name and my dad has money and they're saying that they have a $14,000 judgment against my father but you're not on the truck did not get the ticket can you please tell us what to do

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 4, 2020

Set up a consult with a Tennessee attorney before this develops further. It isn't something on which someone could advise based on these facts alone, and your post remains open for a month. A lot must have already happened for the matter to reach the judgment stage - maybe mail going to the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Tennessee on
Q: hello how can I find judgement's and settlements that were for myself maybe under a temp. guard or court appt. rep?
Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Mar 3, 2020

It is possible to find judgments and court approved settlements. You would need to know where the case was filed- State Court or Federal. And then in what County or District. For Federal Court you can check online on the Pacer system.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Small Claims for Tennessee on
Q: Didn't sign my whole name on both parties sheet, stamp was not done at time of signing, did not sign notary jornal

Leave in Tennessee is this notary valid

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Sep 12, 2019

Probably not a problem. Journal entry is not required and the Seal can be affixed later, but needs to be there prior to the instrument being used or relied upon. Notaries should sign their full names, but often do not.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Products Liability and Construction Law for Tennessee on
Q: How much of a down payment can you ask for when building storage sheds?

What kind of contract should be written up?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 3, 2019

Basically that is up for negotiation. Some contracts say they pay for materials up front, some say a percentage of the total contract. Ask around. The contract is for the performance of services. If you are getting into that line of work you might want to invest in an attorney drawing up the forms... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Agricultural Law for Tennessee on
Q: I’d really like to know more about The Tennessee Meat and Poultry Inspection Act, mainly out of curiosity.

I was hoping I could get someone to summarize The Tennessee Meat and Poultry Inspection Act

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Aug 20, 2019

This is a very broad question. The Act is codified at TCA 53-7-201, et seq. Justia has the full text of the statutes on this website.

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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on
Q: If someone agrees to watch personal property, can they decide that we "abandoned" it and withhold it for money?

She agreed to watch a horse and horse equipment until we were able to get it back. When we realized we could not get the horse we willingly signed it over to her. Now she is claiming that she now owns all of the horse equipment because it's been on her property but as not done anything with... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on May 9, 2019

You may wish to file an Action To Recover Personal Property in General Sessions Court. If not, you might as well abandon the items, because going there might be charged as Trespass. She might even charge you with Theft of Property if you take something.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Business Formation for Tennessee on
Q: Hi, I'm looking for a specific statutes outlining the legalities of starting a boxing club in TN. Thank you

So I became aware of a group that wants to start a fighting Club Boxing Club. I'm not sure that it is legal the way they want to do it. They just want to rent a space and start boxing/fighting in it. I'm looking for specific statutes that outline the legalities and specific requirements... Read more »

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Feb 18, 2019

I suggest you contact the Tennessee Athletic Commission.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Tennessee on
Q: non disclosure of salvage title

bought a car, put Monies down, Did not receive title. she kept it till car paid for. this is a business I bought from. I got stopped in PA. they said car was stolen. Vin # on car did not match Eng.Vin#. This is when Ifound out it had a salvage title. what are myoptions

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jan 15, 2019

Hopefully you have a Bill of Sale for needed information. You can sue the Seller for Fraud and Breach of Contract. But you will need some proof of the Salvage Title non-disclosure. You can also make a complaint against the Used Car Dealer with the State Regulatory Board against his Dealer's... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Products Liability for Tennessee on
Q: I own a small retail electronic cigarette store and was named in a product liability law suit. Now unable to renew ins.

What are my options to keep my store open or what is important if I have to close?

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Dec 5, 2018

If you have insurance, you should make them aware of claim. The insurer may provide you with a defense. Also a seller has a number of defenses to a products claim. Not sure why you cant get insurance. May need to ask another agent to help you. I am assuming this means after this claim was made,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Products Liability for Tennessee on
Q: Bought a used car 2 months ago with only 1/2 the buyers guide posted on its window...

2014 Mazda 3 purchased outright 2 months ago. Since then, I’ve noticed significant rust on its underbody. I haven’t been completely under there to take a look, but there is much more rust on its suspension parts than one would expect on a 2014 car. More rust than two 15 year old vehicles I... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 26, 2018

If they knew or should have known, that's one issue. Check the VIN number and get a carfax report. They could have. Your better claim may be through the State AG's office of Consumer Affairs.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Trademark for Tennessee on
Q: How can I stop a trademark that someone has made that isn’t theirs to trademark?
Michael Gerity
Michael Gerity answered on Feb 1, 2018

If a person has a legitimate basis for objecting to a trademark application filed by another, there are a couple of approaches that can be pursued. One is to contact the other applicant and attempt them to abandon the application based upon whatever basis there is for objection. Another is to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Products Liability for Tennessee on
Q: Is it legal for my employer to make me sign liability before returning to work after accident not work related at all

I was in a car accident on my way to work in my personal vehicle so it has nothing to do with work my employer now is saying after the Dr releases me to go back to work that I have to sign a liability waiver saying they are not responsible for any injuries should they occur on the job

Robert D. Kreisman
Robert D. Kreisman answered on Dec 23, 2017

It's not illegal to ask you to sign a waiver, but before you do so, I would urge you to consult with a local attorney well-versed in workers' compensation law.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Tennessee on
Q: I filed a product liability case in 2014 for my husband he died last June. How long do these complex cases take ?

It's in Probate court now! I have Letter of Administration.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 18, 2017

Depends on the circumstances but very often they can take a while. You need to sit down with the attorney and discuss what happens now that he is passed, etc.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Products Liability for Tennessee on
Q: I had hernia mesh surgery and am having lots of pain swelling the same symptoms as before do what info do I need to file

what information do I need to find out if I have a lawsuit I have gone back to the same dr and he wrote off my concerns do I need second opp it has only been 6 months since my surgery how long do I have to file a suit

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 9, 2017

A lawyer can't give medical opinions. You need to follow up with the surgeon and/or your internists. You may have a case if the mesh is the problem. First find out what your problem is. Generally statute of limitations is one year if surgery in Tennessee. As to the case against the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Products Liability, Consumer Law and Business Law for Tennessee on
Q: What is considered illegal with automotive parts mark-up?

I purchased tires, took said tired to dealership for mount and balance. I was informed of need for alignment, I approved service. Then notified of need for ball joints x's 4, approved service (based on prior experience I expected total bill to be $400 or less. I was charged $1,240. The ball... Read more »

Leonard Robert Grefseng
Leonard Robert Grefseng answered on Aug 23, 2016

I am not aware of ANY limitation on the mark-up of automotive parts. If you have not yet paid them, I would confront them with the prices you've obtained and try to negotiate a reduction. If you have already paid them, you may still want to confront the management with all this information. If... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Tennessee on
Q: Can I file a risperdal lawsuit in north Dakota if I live in Tennessee to use there statute of limitations?
Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on May 29, 2015

I know a law firm handling these cases nationwide. If you'd like, I can put you in touch with them and they can determine if they can help you. Be well.

2 Answers | Asked in Products Liability for Tennessee on
Q: I bought milk that was marked as still good and seemed to have a good seal, but when my son drank it he got sick

And it smelled really bad.

Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on Jul 6, 2011

There is no question posted. However, unless your child had long term effects caused by the milk, it is not likely that an attorney would accept your case.

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