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  1. My child is terminally ill.docx
  2. I apologize in advance for the lengthy post. I own a condo on the top floor (2nd floor) and apparently a small copper water supply line sprung a small leak. The leak did not happen anywhere in my unit and I do not have any damage whatsoever. I did contact my insurance and opened a claim but after they went over the governing documents, they stated it is not clear who is responsible for the pipe and that the owner of the downstairs unit would need to be in touch with mine but they have not contacted my insurance. Instead, the owner of the downstairs unit (who does not live there but rents to a couple of people) took it upon herself to have the supply pipe cut and capped on the hot and cold lines and now there is no longer any water flowing to the sink in the bigger bathroom in my condo. I was NOT informed that there would no longer be any water supplied to my sink. Where the leak happened was below my subfloor and above the downstairs condo ceiling. I am not able to visibly see anything that happens in the area that I do not have access to. My plumber went to the downstairs unit and saw that the pipe was cut and capped and it is accessible in the downstairs unit because the ceiling had been cut open and has not been repaired yet. The owner of the downstairs condo has refused to allow my plumber access to where the pipe was cut so that he could do repair work. My question is, does the downstairs condo owner have the legal right to cut and cap a water supply line without any consent from me? She says the only way she will allow the plumber to fix what she had cut is if I give her $1000.00. I told her that her insurance would needmmto be in touch with mine in regards to money. Any answers and advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
  3. What do I need to do to stop child support since my ex and I have reconciled and now live together. I do not feel that he should have to pay since he is equally contributing to our household. We do plan on marriage in the future.
  4. What case law or area of law on debt collection explains the different types of debt collection, especially the ones that let the creditor take from the till of the debtor's business cash register upon immediate receipt of any cash and the creditor take the debtor's property in lieu of payment on debt, especially in the state of Tennessee? what is the law on garnishment of wages, especially in Tennessee?
  5. Before I ask my question, a little back ground. I'm currently in a workers comp case and was denied benefits because of what the NP diagnosed me with. I have, however, been correctly diagnosed and getting treatment. My question is this, can a Nurse Practitioner over ride a Doctor and the Doctors diagnosis and recommended referral? Also, the Doctor diagnosed me with a slipped disc. The NP diagnosed me with sciatica and scoliosis. Neither of which I actually have. Also, the NP did not order anything but xrays at his office to base his diagnosis on! It took me 25 days after seeing the NP to get in to see another physician, medication for the pain I'd been suffering with for over 3 months , new aches and pains from the misdiagnosis and finally got an MRI to confirm the original Doctors diagnosis of a slipped disc. Are the actions of the NP considered neglect or malpractice? I'm a little puzzled as to the 4 d's in a malpractice case.
  6. My question is simple, after an reported injury at work and request for medical treatment is made, is there a standard amount of time for treatment to be given? Also, approximately 2 months after initial injury, i had to seek medical treatment on my on. On 2 seperate occasions. After the 2nd treatment, i was diagnosed with a slipped disk and told I needed an MRI. I scheduled one through my personal insurance and it was CANCELLED by workers comp. Instead, 20 days after the 2nd emergency room visit, I saw a nurse practitioner. Then 4 days later I again saw this nurse practitioner. My question is, is this a normal practice for worker's comp insurance to make it difficult for the injured worker to receive benefits? Is this an acceptable practice? And Can I make a legitimate case for workers comp benefits because of the denial of timely medical treatment?
  7. My boyfriend was put on 11/29 probation for two misdemeanor that he has plead guilty too. Since then he has had a first probation violation due to a missed and failed drug test recently his probation got revoked due to picking up and pleeing guilty to a new misdemeanor charge. He's been in jail since Nov. 7th with no bond. His next court date is the Feb. 26th everybody including two lawyers have stated that he was going to be getting out after 90 days but he didn't. Hes supposed to be doing 2 for 1 also the next time he goes to court would be 113 days. Im trying to figure out if I need to get him a lawyer before the 26th so he doesn't serve more time than he already is?
  8. I signed a 12 month lease on 12/1/17 for a home. Based on the information below - do I have a right to break the lease without being sued for the total duration of the lease? Upon move in I did an inspection and found that the home was and still is infested with roaches. I contacted the property management company and they proceeded to tell me that it was my responsibility to take care of that based on this clause: "Tenant hereby agrees to keep the premises free of rodent and insect infestation. Landlord shall only be responsible for termite inspections and treatment of the premises as it relates to termites." The problem is: the infestation of cock roaches was here upon my move in. I did not bring them with me. So why am I responsible for the previous tennant's lack of keeping insects under control? Hardly seems fair to me that I would "inherit" this issue. Technically, the landlord or Exit Realty should have taken this out of her deposit and sprayed for cock roaches. Problem #2 - which should be #1. Heat did not work - I called on 1/2, below is the result. The heat did not work after he set the breaker and I did not call again until 1/17 (that was probably my mistake there), I was currently using two space I-Heaters to keep warm and and electric heating blanket as I didn't want to use emergency heat due to cost and it wasn't working anyways. On 1/17 we have snow and single digit temperatures. They came out and they said: Ben Tarpley reset the unit and it was working when he left. If the problem continues Ben will look into the electrical and/or the breaker switch." It wasn't working so i contacted them again on the 18th and got this response: "Teanat was called and instructed on how to reset using the breaker switch. She will try this on her lunch and let us know if it starts back up. Ben is troubleshooting why this keeps happening." Eventually it ended up being the breaker inside the house, so maintenance repaired it and now heat is working. The role of Emergency Heat that your unit has is be used when the temps go below freezing. The Freon that is in the unit will not flow when the temps are colder than freezing-hence Emergency Heat. As soon as your house warms up and can switch the heat back to regular, but if you notice that it is not keeping up, you'll probably need to go back to the emergency heat. It is a very warm heat, and yes, it is more costly. The contractor has assured us that the unit is mechanically functioning as it should. Status: NEW Lisa 1/3/2018 10:54 AM Response time was awesome. However...... I do not believe that I should be using EM. Heat. EM heat is going to cause my electric bill to double. Role of the “Emergency Heat” Setting on the Thermostat Homeowners misuse this setting more than any other. The “Emergency Heat” setting should only be used when the outdoor heat pump is not working properly. It allows the furnace to run and heat the home until a technician can resolve the problem. If you switch your unit to this setting just because it is cold outside, it will cost you more money to heat your home. Is it possible that the heat pump is not working properly? Lisa Status: COMPLETED Lori VanGilder 1/2/2018 2:54 PM Ben Tarpley found the breaker was tripped. He reset the unit and it is currently running on emergency heat. The tenant was instructed to call if it stops again. Status: IN PROGRESS Lori VanGilder 1/2/2018 10:04 AM Ben Tarpley will be out between 10-2. Status: NEW Lisa 1/2/2018 6:31 AM Woke up this morning with no heat. Temp of thermostat was 49 degrees. I temporarily out on EM heat. Please have someone come repair asap With these issues, I had requested to terminate my lease. I was informed that they would have to ask the owners and that there would be a $200 early release fee and that I would have to continue to pay rent until the home was rented. This is the response i got: Lisa 1/22/2018 2:54 PM Lori, Have you had the opportunity to discuss early release from lease King 1/22/2018 4:03 PM The lease was signed for a 12 month term and the owner has instructed that the lease will not be released. All items that have come up since the lease signing have been addressed in accordance with the lease terms.
  9. A friend is facing some legal challenges. Background on his situation: Moved from Pennsylvania to Tennessee in 2017, at the insistence of his wife. Has several young children with his wife. Has no family in TN and limited social network. His wife recently left him and moved in with another (married) man, whom she is now pregnant to. Has a verbal agreement with his wife to share 50/50 custody of their children. He is primary breadwinner; his wife is unreliable and does not hold a job. His wife indicated she was filing for (no fault) divorce, but so far hasn't followed through. Initially, he didn't want to pursue divorce, but changed his mind after learning of her pregnancy. My friend has a strong family/social support network in Pennsylvania, and plenty of job options if he returns. I think his situation will involve separate divorce and custody cases. I would appreciate any tips/advice on steps he should take/consider to minimize alimony obligation, increase chances he is granted primary/sole custody and (eventually, at least), win court approval to move (his children) to Pennsylvania. Thank you!
  10. is an 18 year old person leaving in Tennessee considered an adult with full control of their life if they are still in school (a senior in high school)? Can they move out of the parental home and live independently?
  11. Admittedly I made a mistake, I married my ex-husband. We were apart for three years and just got re-married this year. When we got divorced the last time, I paid him alimony for two years AND I needed to give him half of my 401K, which he managed to spend because he needed supplemental income. I don't believe that this second marriage is going to work out and I want to do some homework prior to filing for divorce, yet again. Since he already received half of my retirement, is he entitled to receive it again? I have built it up to more than it was before we divorced. Is he only entitled to what was contributed during our marriage this time around? I was very dumb and did NOT sign a pre-nup, thinking that things had changed and I wouldn't need one. Just wanted to know if anyone has experience with this and how I need to go about "sharing" my 401K. I've been at my company for 26 years! Thanks in advance for any input.
  12. In March, 2016, I purchased a used 2013 Chevy ECO Cruze, from a dealership with which I had been doing business for many years. About 1.5 weeks later, the weather warmed so I was able to wash/wax the car. I found black x's at the top of both headlamps; one headlamp has an amber reflector that I saw had a broken pod, the other headlamp has a clear/colorless reflector that is intact. The x's indicate the headlamps are from salvage vehicles, which told me the car had been in an accident at some point before my ownership. Also, on the right rear quarter panel, it is horribly scraped. It's clear to me that someone, at some time, tried to buff out the scraped area, but failed. It wasn't until Sept. 2016, that I remembered to ask the service manager (who was a friend) how I could get a CarFax report. He said to wait a minute & he returned with one in his hand. He was looking at it while walking toward me. He said, "There's nothing here except an accident..." I cut him right off with, "That's exactly what I wanted to know." His face looked like a dead man. He seemed to know there was a serious problem. As time went on, he kept making all kinds of promises on how he would take care of "it", but nothing was ever done. It became very clear to me that the General Manager was on-board with doing everything possible to keep me at a distance, placate me, make promises they never intended to keep, etc. At the last service at the dealership, I found that they had tried to cover up the evidence of the black x's by having someone attempt to sand them off (I found this when washing to car a few days later). They also tried using some kind of liquid substance that left marks in the plastic. The sanding ruined the smooth finish in the plastic. Question: Is there a law - state or federal - that addresses this situation? Did the dealership have a legal duty to disclose? Did the dealership have the legal right to attempt a cover-up? Did the dealership have a legal right to involve another person to attempt to cover up the x's on the headlamps, making that person an unwitting accomplice? I know this is long out of the one-year statute of limitations but... there is always the FCC, GM, Chevrolet, state attorney general... Thanks for any help you may be able to give. I need some legal teeth to bolster my complaint letters.
  13. I am at a loss and no better place to start than here. My grandmother left her five children a sizable amount of money upon her death. Because my mother has a history of drug and alcohol abuse, my siblings and I were also named in the will, however we are not direct recipients of the inheritance. Basically, as I understand it, we are simply listed so that upon her death, we would get the money, and not some other person who is in her life at the time. My mother was recently jailed for drug use and is now out. This money is a loaded gun in her hands and is going toward alcohol and drugs, and also going to support her drug-addicted friends. Do I have any ground to have her deemed incompetent so that the money is out of her hands directly? I do not want a cent of the money for my own personal use and I don't want it to appear to family that I am after the money -- which is why I have done nothing for two years. But with the recent arrest and additional information that shows completely reckless behavior fueled by a wash of cash, I can no longer sit idly by while she kills herself and supports the habits of derelicts around her. In a perfect world, the money would be set aside with provisions that I care for her with it (including putting her in a great rehab program for as long as it takes) and if anything, it goes into an educational trust for her grandchildren. Thank you in advance.
  14. If the father has sole custody but releases the child into her mothers care does he still have custody no matter the time period.
  15. If the father has sole custody but releases the child into her mothers care does he still have custody no matter the time period.
  16. Hello I have some questions regarding Tennessee statute of limitations. I have a friend who had got into some trouble in TN, in 2013, 2014 all misdaemenors. DUI 2nd and about 6 other I can’t recall. So in TN since it’s been so long do they drop this even though they haven’t convicted him And he hasint been in the state as far as I know since 2014, Too scared to go back. Is TN good about signing state bans where they drop all charges if you stay out of the state for a certain amount of time or if not forever. Any ways guys any bit of information is completely appreciated thanks. Or after this long should they be history. I’m not sure thanks guys.
  17. I parked my car on a Friday night in a parking spot that was not reserved when I parked there. On Saturday morning the maintenance team painted the reservation in the spot which had obviously been reserved by another tenant, but had not yet been marked/labeled. WHILE MY CAR WAS STILL IN THE SPOT! Two hours later the tow company pulled my car. I was sleeping from having worked the night before and was not aware this was happening. I have not yet addressed the leasing office, but I wanted to post here to see what my legal rights are. Can anyone offer guidance?
  18. Hello, Recently, a friend of mine got caught buying 34 hydrocodone pills. She has a very bad back and was at a time, prescribed these kind of meds which led her to become an addict and take such a drastic measure. She has never been in trouble with the law other than speeding tickets. She is a good woman that has lost her way in this awful addiction. They gave her a misdemeanor citation and has a court date on the 26 of this month. She is TERRIFIED they will send her to jail! She has 3 babies at home! She WILL DO what ever it takes to avoid going to jail. Help PLEEEASE!!!!!
  19. My mother passed away four days ago and I believe that her family will hide what she has willed me to have. What should i do?
  20. My question revolves around what happens after someone skips out on probation. But, of course, I need to give an appropriate back story so that I can get an accurate answer. This person was released from prison in March 2017. The reason he was in prison to begin with was a violation of probation, so he was serving time on an original sentence from 2009. He had a few charges in-between, that ran concurrently so basically this last time he was released, he had finally "flattened" his original sentence. (That he kept violating) {the original crime occurred in 2009, which resulted in a "sentence" of 7ish years of probation, which he violated repeatedly and received additional charges on as well} After everything was said and done, he had and additional 11/29 probation to complete after being released. This was from a misdemeanor charge of assaulting an officer while in prison. So, here we are in October 2017. This person went to his first probation appointment, (back in MARCH) was drug tested, and failed. Miserably. For cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamines. She (the probation officer) didn't arrest him on the spot, which I found odd. He definitely had phone communication with the officer thereafter, and called to beg for another chance, but was too afraid to go back to the next appointment and face her. She told him not to even worry about coming back to see her because she was processing his violation. She even told him what his bond would be. So, in his eyes (and mine) he had an active warrant out for his arrest. Of course, he did not turn himself in or anything like that. He carried on as always. And, he was served papers to appear and child support court... and actually went. Shockingly. But, he thought he would be arrested and was not. He said he asked his attorney and that no one ever violated his probation... according to him, there is no active warrant for his arrest. I want ant to know WHY. I'm 100% positive he had that probation, I read all the paperwork, I know for a fact he was put on 11 months 29 days probation that he was supposed to complete plus 150 community service hours as well. This person's original problem is that he is a drug user, which has resulted in multiple theft charges, etc. He does have the one misdemeanor assault charge, but his felonies are all regarding theft. Other charges include driving without a license, among others. He is a deeply addicted person. One of the worst addicts I've ever known. This is why he's had every criminal charge he's ever had. I don't really want to include this info, but I'm going to anyway. This person is very dangerous, is abusive towards family members, and s serious meth/crack user. He lives in close proximity to me and I've just been waiting for him to get caught up and go to jail. He's an idiot and I just figured he'd get caught sooner than later. WHY doesn't he have a warrant? From everything I've ever known about probation, it must be completed. It doesn't just disappear. Also- this IS occurring over multiple counties within close proximity to one another. How has this violation fallen thru the cracks?! Another quick, relevant, story. Years ago, (WHILE ON THE RUN) in the middle of all this, he was picked up while eating out at a restaurant. Cops came in and tackled him. (I guess someone ratted him out) the charge was separate, new, just a few months old, for leaving the scene of an accident. He was able to be bonded out of jail without (the police) ever seeing that he had other charges and was wanted another counties. (Like, the NEXT county over) obviously, all of the charges caught up with him because he did and back end up in prison. But at the time, I was shocked he was able to make bond, and that the PD couldn't see he was wanted. It's all occurred in the same state. TENNESSEE. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
  21. I bought a car from someone and they got the title in the mail from the bank after I paid it off. He then left with the car. I can't afford a lawyer what do I do
  22. In 2014, I made an on-line purchase of software. It was last year's version and I purchased it through an on-line retailer. I have the receipt and paid about 1/3 of the new price for the software. As it turns out, the retailer that I purchased from was not authorized to sell it. Over a year after the purchase, I was contact by an attorney accusing me of copyright infringement. Basically, they say that I purchased stolen software. I have offered to return the software. Have made no money from its use. Indeed, I have only used it 2 or 3 times and only minimal applications, at that. Now they want me to pay full price for the product and are refusing my offer to return it to them. What are my options?
  23. I was sitting at a red light for about 5-6 seconds when a car hit the back of my vehicle rather hard. Both of our vehicles were messed up pretty badly. I did NOT have insurance at the time because I had not had the vehicle but for a couple of weeks. I know I should have had insurance and now I am not sure where to go from here. The officer on scene wrote me a citation for FMFR. I am not driving this vehicle anymore as the back end is smashed into my tires. The other driver did have insurance but at this point since I was not injured (luckily), I am more concerned about my driver's license and what to do. I have not obtained insurance on the smashed car because I do not drive it and I do have another vehicle now but my questions are: - Do I need to get insurance on the now wrecked car or just pay the fine for it? Will it even help at this point? - If the police report finds the other party at fault can he still sue me for damages done to his car or himself? (still waiting on the police report) - In Tennessee is this an immediate grounds for license suspension? - Do I even have a case for the other party's insurance to pay for the damages done if I was uninsured?
  24. I'm a RN who works for a hospital that outsourced all of their leaves of absence claims to be processed by a third party, Sedgwick. I was approved for a six week leave of absence due to a medical condition by Sedgwick, but denied disability pay by the same company using the exact same paperwork my doctor completed. I contacted Sedgwick and was told I had to file a formal appeal (which took me three days to gather information) and then I was told that their department requires a peer review and insisted on speaking with my doctor in order to reverse the denial. My doctor refused to speak with Sedgwick. My only recourse, per Sedgwick is litigation. I incurred several thousands of dollars in debt while on my leave and now I have to find an attorney to take sue my employer. I'm completely astonished and disheartened that neither Sedgwick nor my employer is willing to approve my claim without talking with my doctor (who, again refuses to talk to him...which is his right to decline). I'm hoping someone on here can refer me to an attorney who specializes in this kind of claim to help me get justice and the funds I deserve. Any help would be greatly appreciated.