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  1. Klane

    Haven't been paid

    I work for a security company in Memphis called TPA ( The Protection Agency ) I've been waiting on my check for two months but keep getting excuses saying the particular contact hasn't paid them yet aren't they required to pay me even though they haven't been paid ???
  2. Ok, this is not straightforward. A man named [redacted] Prince, of South Carolina, needed to borrow some money, and asked my brother David, if he would buy his truck. David gave Prince the money, and Prince KINDA signed over the truck to him. They were pals, so David never SIGNED the title, thinking Prince might want it back. The transfer was never officially completed, paperwork-wise. Prince's truck sat at David's house, in South Carolina, for some time. Prince died. Then my brother David died last year. David had no Will, so his estate went to his daughter, my niece, Holly. Holly and her husband found the old title to the truck, not properly filled out or transferred, and decided they didn't want to mess with it, so they just left it out of Probate, as it wasn't OFFICIALLY Davids, and gave the truck and title to my mom - also Davids mom - Holly's grandmother. My mom brought the truck to me, in Tennessee, and gave ME this title, such as it is. On the back of the title where it says "Assignment of a Vehicle" someone has put Davids name and address, but David never signed it. It looks like someone penciled a date in at a later time, 1-4-17, I think, but it doesn't look like pen. By "Signature of Seller" is [redacted] Prince's name printed, signature, and address. I don't know what to do with this. I could sure use a vehicle, but this title stuff is a mess, and some people say I should just sign MY name, others say I need a certificate of death on one or both men, and some say Holly must reopen Probate and find some way to complete the transfer of the title into Davids name, THEN put it in HER name, then sign it over to me. Of course, just to make things as complicated and difficult as possible, mom and I are estranged from Holly, so working with her, expecting her to do a bunch of paperwork and such, on mom's or my behalf isn't really likely. Mom was amazed that she brought the truck to her. Anyway, how can I get this truck properly titled and registered to me, here in TN? [redacted]
  3. Kayley

    VISITATION

    If my children’s father has not informed me that he has moved into a motel with his new girlfriend(alcoholic person) for weeks now, can I withhold my children from going with him for visitation if I let him see the kids at my home? The motel is full of druggies and illegal activity, he keeps telling me he is still living at his old roommates which they informed me he’s been gone for weeks now in our papers it states he has to tell me immediately if he changes addresses.
  4. GroundGeek

    Intellectual property

    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?
  5. If a tenant lets loose one of the landlord's animals, and the animal goes onto a neighbors property and destroys property, who is responsible? the tenant? the landlord? if the tenant releases the animal as an act of mischief?
  6. Where does one find a printable PDF Tennessee civil warrant form for general sessions court or small claims court on line?
  7. I lack access to any Tennessee case law, but by computer. What is a good site on line to find Tennessee cases about the duty of a renter of a farm to pay rent after a low crop yield? what Tennessee statute covers that subject?
  8. johndoe_5359

    TN Petition

    Does Tennessee allow a petition or referendum to make a state law? how? does the legislature have to refer it to the ballot? Can a person distribute a petition to put a proposition on the ballot to make a state law in Tennessee? how many signatures must sign the petition?
  9. johndoe_5359

    TN Small Claims

    What forms do you need to complete and file to pursue a civil action in a Tennessee small claims court? to collect past rent and damages to property? Also, can another non-attorney person or relative represent the complainant or filer of the action in court?
  10. johndoe_5359

    Credible Diploma

    Does any school have to tell anyone who asks for any reason whatsoever, especially to deter fraud, that it gave a person a diploma in Tennessee?
  11. johndoe_5359

    Tenancy at Will

    Can a landlord successfully pursue an action for unlawful detainer by just saying in court tenancy at will is the lease made orally between tenant and landlord?
  12. johndoe_5359

    Repairs

    How does a landlord enter a rental to repair the plumbing and floor when the tenant refuses to let the landlord in the rental?
  13. After you send the notice to evict or pay rent to the tenant, and the tenant refuses to pay rent and leave the premises, do you call the sheriff and have the sheriff remove the tenant in Tennessee? what paperwork must you do to get the sheriff to remove the tenant in Tennessee? what paperwork must the sheriff do?
  14. Hello, I'm writing on behalf of my husband. Issue #1: Vacation policy change without notice My husband has been working at the same company for over eight years, but three years ago the original business owner sold it to an employee (my husband's functional doppelganger). Apparently, when the new owner took over he changed the vacation policy without notice. My husband should have been able to take ten paid vacation days off per the original business owner's policy regarding an employee of 5 or more years but when the new guy bought the business, he "reset" the vacation time and made my husband an employee of zero years. This does make sense to me because my husband was, in fact, a new employee under the new owner. What doesn't make sense is the fact that he did this without notice or discussion. My understanding is that this change of policy is recorded in the legal / business documents hidden away in the new owner's office but my husband has not seen them himself nor has he been given a copy. He found out about it last week when he asked for time off even though the change apparently occurred three years ago. It feels like a gyp and for all we know, his boss could be bluffing (we have yet to see any proof of a policy change). I don't expect my husband will receive any compensation apart from a document stating a change of policy three years too late but it would be helpful to know whether we can actually confront him from a position of legal strength. Lest you think I'm a sourpuss: Issue #2: New employee is paid in time off so the boss doesn't have to give him time-and-a-half in overtime pay Rather than paying time-and-a-half for overtime, the boss lets this new employee of one year (a personal friend of his) use his overtime hours as vacation hours. This is a gentleman's agreement between the boss and new guy that both are happy with. As a result, new guy is allowed to work whenever he wants for as long as he wants and simply report when he will be taking time off. He has taken many days off this year - more than the five paid days off my husband is allowed. If you put your head in your arse and think about it, it makes perfect sense: if the guy works extra hours he should be compensated, and if the two men agree upon the method of pay it shouldn't bother anyone else. My head is not in my arse and I don't think it's justifiable. It is unfair to my husband because (a) as the seasoned, long-time manager of the business, he has to pick up the slack when new guy is gone and correct the daily mistakes he makes (a petulant reason but there it is), (b) he isn't given the opportunity for overtime because it is a financial bother for the boss, (c) he just learned his vacation days were "reset" while the new guy is given the opportunity to earn vacation days and my husband is not, (e) the new guy is essentially the replacement for the position the boss vacated when he became the boss and is my husband's new functional doppelganger, which includes same pay and job description as my husband when he started 8+ years ago, and (d) it is so incredibly unethical. I'd love to know if we have a case on this issue. Finally, one situation we probably can't argue with any strength but illustrates how sly the employer is: Issue #3: Hourly wages during the "off-season", salary during the busy season, back to hourly when business slows down The busy season runs from March to August. My husband worked 50-60 hours each week the first year the new boss owned the company and was compensated via time-and-a-half overtime pay. The boss tried a different scheme the following year. Rather than keep my husband at hourly pay, he worked out a yearly salary based on the hourly rate of pay, but the pay was not increased. At the start of March, he announced that my husband was on salary and would be expected to work as many hours as were necessary during the busy season for the same pay rate. He promised bonuses (a little bit of sugar helps the medicine go down) which amounted to a whopping $200 for the entire six-month period. My husband worked the 50-60 hours per week as required and when August came around, the boss announced the new salary system "wasn't working" and reverted back to hourly pay. Naturally we were furious. To top it off, the boss began building a $500,000 house that summer while we were drowning in car repairs. It is my understanding that this is illegal now (thanks, Obama) but I am eager to know if it was illegal at the time. Thank you for your time and patience. We are very frustrated. My husband did quit once but the business tanked and customers came in specifically asking for him. Some of them said they would take their business wherever he had moved on to but he signed a non-compete agreement at the start of his employment 8+ years ago. Enough customers complained about the business in his absence that the boss asked him to come back. He doesn't push back when the boss takes advantage of him because he doesn't know whether he has any true legal strength to push back with. Please advise, especially regarding Issue #1, as it is the most recent and urgent.
  15. johndoe_5359

    Land Theft

    Who deals with land theft federally? the secret service? in Tennessee? the TBI?
  16. MiddleChildShelton.2016

    laws imposed on written wills

    Before my father passed away of cancer he had a written legal will as for his last dying wishes my fathers wishes were very simple and to the point my father had me and my sister in his first marriage in his second marriage he had a daughter and a son my sister whom was his first born helped our father with the drawing up of his last will and testament our father never received very much of an education growing up but he was a very hard working blue collar man even though he had an alcohol addiction most all of his life our father in the same token lived a modest life our father saved up and invested his money so that he could in a sense try to make up for seldom being in his children lives my sister and i never grew up with our fathers 2 children we all had been around each other when we were small for a few holidays and seldom when we were welcome by his new wife threw the years we heard about each other from time to time what it came down to was our father had 2 sets of children but we never lived as brother and sisters out of respect for our father we my sister and i kept peace with our stepsister and stepbrother especially the last 2 years of our fathers life my father talked to my sister and my stepsister as to who would be the executo of his will i was living out of state and our stepbrother unfortunately followed in our fathers footsteps with the alcohol addiction my sister agree sense my father had taken a turn for the worse and moved in with our stepsister that she would be executor of the will with it written in the will that if my stepsister would not or could not fulfill our fathers wishes that are stated in his will that my sister would as i said in the beginning of my message our fathers wishes that are clearly written in his will are very simple and to the point every account savings checking ira and or any other policy was to be split 4 ways no one child shall get a penny less or a penny more we all sat down with him only a couple of weeks before he passed and he said i love you all equal that is why what i have left for my children shall be split equally in his will also all his personal belongings such as all his tools and there were a very large amount of the our father was a master mechanic for many years antique guns riding lawnmower and furniture all items was to be sold and that to be split 4 ways as well then his property was to be sold once again split 4 ways everything that was to be sold the 4 of us were to agree on the sale price again our father keeping everything equal as his love for us our stepsister has disrespected our fathers dying wishes she has not split one account 4 ways says she has no tools guns or any other items that are stated in our fathers will first of all i am truly sickened by the disrespect that our stepsister has shown to my sister and i but what i cannot and will not except is the disrespect of our father that she is displaying my father told my sister and i that he wanted to be cremated as it stated in the will that was what our father wanted and the cremation cost was to be split 4 ways between us and it shall be taken out of his will along with any debt and or child support that may be owed our father ask my sister and i to scatter his ashes around his favorite fishing hole and sense our stepsister was a christian so our father thought would we please allow her to do what made her feel best out of love and respect for our father my sister and i agreed our father didnt know he had to sigh the papers to be cremated so the 4 of us meet at the funeral home agreed to sigh the papers our stepsister spoke p and said she wanted to have a service at the funeral home and a grave side service her knowing that wasnt our fathers wishes so as we sat at the table my sister and i on one side our stepsister and step brother on the other side the funeral director at the head of the table my sister spoke up with the response you know that wasnt what pops wanted but he had ask us to allow you to do what you felt you needed to do with that being said my sister then turned to the funeral director and said as you can see our father had 2 families so my sister and i are requesting to have our fathers ashes split in half the look on this mans face my sister ask if there would be a problem with that request in order for her and i to follow out our fathers final wishes the director agreed quite shocked i had to leave the room i couldnt take any more i was the one that stayed with him the last week of his life at the hospice center and took total care of him as i had promised i wouldnt leave him alone i was aloud to care for my father i was truly blessed thats also my career i am as nurse aide i was placed into my fathers arms when i was born and i was blessed to have him placed in mine when he passed everything my sister and i did out of love and respect we did for our father for our stepsister to disrespect him this way well now my father always knew i was that child of his that would not let his wishes be disregarded so now i will have no regrets but pride to take my stepsister to court with my sister by my side see our father was court ordered to pay child support on me and my sister but not his other to children sense it states in his will about child support being paid if owed can i take a claim against his estate and also sue for every thing that my sister and i are entitled to by his written will the property has not been sold yet because i will not agree on the sell price it is way below appraisal thank you for your time ill appreciate the legal advice devastate by the lack of love and disrespect that has been shown to our father by 2 children that he had equal love and respect for he loved us all and suffered ten fold the last few days of his life please help me and my sister carry out our fathers wishes if at all possible no one is perfect but no ones fathers deserves to suffer as horribly as ours i so love and miss my daddy the one last gift i can give him is to fulfill his last wishes may god be with each and everyone that has to battle the disease of cancer my dad lost the battle but he was true solder all the way until the end
  17. rdhnurse

    malpractice

    My mother passed 14years ago from cancer. I recently have learned that her oncologist was convicted (January 2008) of three counts of " health care fraud"and one count of "making false statements regarding health care". These charges had been filed while my mother was under this Doctors care. My mother (and other patient) received poor medical care from this individual. Do I/we have a possible suit against this doctor? Thank you, RDHNURSE
  18. cat7lady

    Will & heirs

    My ex-husband left money equally to our two adult children. Our daughter is homeless somewhere and no one has any contact with her. The attorney handling the estate will not disburse our son's half until the daughter is found and contacted. Is there a legal reason for the monies to be withheld from our son until the daughter can be found or at least contacted?
  19. PotentialFather37

    Mother refuses DNA testing

    I found out 4 years ago that I may be the father to a beautiful lil girl. The mother and I dated in college and conceived in 2008. We broke up because she was cheating on me and found out that she was sleeping with more than a few guys. She ended up marrying one of the guys and his name is on the birth certificate. Back in 2012 she reached out to me about DNA testing. She swore up and down that I'm the father and the DNA testing was for my sake. I was skeptical because she reached out after I just joined the Navy and something she said didn't make since to me. She told me her husband knew he wasn't the father and was fine with me getting DNA testing. I would look at her FB profile and there are all theses pictures up of a happy little family. Her husband knew at the time she was sleeping with multiple people like I did, and we actually had a couple of fights, (dumb I know, fighting over a girl) so he knew there is a possibility he wasn't the biological father. But she made it sound that he got tested and found out he wasn't for sure. The husband is a good guy. Like me we both got played by this woman. So i didn't pursue the DNA testing. They looked like a happy, well to do, financially secured family. I didn't want to break that up. But in addition i knew how manipulative this woman can be and didn't know for sure her motives. I've never stopped thinking about the little girl and I would just go on FB to look at pictures of her. Since then the family has had 3 more kids and they look like the PERFECT family. I had mix emotions about reaching back out to the mother. One, I didn't want to disrupt or disturb the lil girls life, two, I thought it be selfish of me, and three child support. I didn't see any good that could come from it. Recently I've had a change of heart. I grew up without a father. He had one guy(me) and 3 girls by three different women, the youngest 2 has the same mother. I found out about my siblings in 2010 and just met the youngest a couple of months ago. I knew not growing up with a father caused some development issues with me. But I had no idea the difference in issues were with my sisters. They grew up with a step dad but still the biological father not being there had a major impact. That was the factor that made me realize that whatever the reason I was telling my self I had to pursue this. I reached out to the mother and finally talked to her last night. She admits back in 2012 her and her husband was going through a rough patch and that her husband doesn't know anything about our 2012s conversation nor this one. She was very hostile and defensive. ( i absolutely don't blame her and totally understand). She told me to leave her and her family alone and that I lost my chance 4 years ago. She and her husband worked things out and are happily married. I don't want to step on anyone's shoes or cause any problems in the little girls life or trouble with her family, but I feel that if we can't do this calmly and or on low key that maybe a little disruption now is better in the long term. Better than she finding out later and questioning why her biological dad didn't pursue her or tried to get to know her. What should I do? Do I have any legal grounds or backup? Nothing ties me to this child other than what her mother told me 4 years ago. Can that be enough?
  20. cblondee

    damages

    I recently caused damages to apt and have agreed to repay all damages, or dedutible for insurance. We agreed on monthly payments..Repairs were made and I made first payment. The complex is corporate owned and I have asked to have copies of all invoices for repairs and they are not wanting to give to me..Am I entitled to see the amount from the invoices or do I have to take their word for the cost.
  21. frustratedtoo

    Dead tree on the line

    If tree is on the line and appears dead am I required to pay half to have it removed? She is never willing to help with anything that I think is a joint property line problem but now that tree is going toward her field she is threatening to sue me.
  22. Tennessee law says that anyone who works 6 or more hours is due a 30 minute lunch. Are there any exceptions to this? I am an exempt salaried Assistant Manager at a grocery store. On nights that I close, I can not take a lunch because I am the only one in the store authorized to do certain things. My district manager still wants me to clock in and out for a lunch though so it appears i am still taking them. Don't get me wrong, I am not going through a whole 10 hour shift without eating. I will eat a bite when I get a chance, but I don't feel like this replaces a real 30 minute lunch. This is his logic though. If I am getting a chance to eat, I am getting a lunch. So, that's basically my question. Are exempt salaried managers in Tennessee still entitled a 30 minute break?
  23. S_2468

    Eviction Notice

    On the 28th of July I came home to find a letter hanging on my door knob - which turned out to be an eviction notice. I think. There is a copy attached with personal information removed. It says Eviction Notice at the top but then states that if I don't leave an eviction action will be taken against me. After receiving the notice I responded to the office by email, stating that I did not have any unauthorized residents and explaining who my guests were and how long they had been there. (8 days on the day of the notice.) I also said that my daughter (one of my guests) had her own residence, complete with legal lease, and my other guest was in town from out of state looking for a house to rent. I asked the LL what the time limit on guests was in my email. "I thought the lease specified a 14 day limit on guests, but apparently I was mistaken. I actually did not find a limit, so what exactly is the time limit on visitors?" I also responded to the housekeeping 'issues' part of the notice, stating the following: "In response to the housekeeping issue listed, members of the office staff/maintenance have been in my apartment at least twice a month for either the monthly inspection or maintenance for the past several months and this issue has not been raised. I had not heard anything about a continued problem including up to and including the inspection on the 18th of July." I also questioned why, if there was a problem, someone from the office didn't just ask me who was there? "I obviously do not want to be forced out and would like to continue to stay until my current lease is up in November, even though I now feeling like I'm being 'spied' on, when an inquiry to me may have avoided this whole situation - obviously someone is checking up on me, why not just ask? If asked, I could have told you the situation and avoided a violation either by explaining what was happening or changing it the situation itself. I believe that I should be able to have a personal life with personal space in spite of living in an apartment community. I do not believe I have done anything inappropriate. " (This is a four bedroom town house, I now live in it alone and have been there for almost four years. - I don't even know if any of that is relevant.) This is the response I received three days later: " Even with several warnings about housekeeping, there is no ongoing improvement. You aren’t being spied on. At last inspection, it was obvious XXX was staying in your apartment and had been for a while. She didn’t mention anything about your friend when I asked what she was doing in the apartment. Regardless, the apartment is still in such disarray and we can’t let it go any longer. You have until August 31st to move." I have not responded to this yet... my young grandsons (all 3 of them age 6 and under) had spent the weekend with me while my daughter was out of town. She came in late that Sunday night and spent the rest of the night and then took her children home on Monday the 18th, the same day the monthly inspection was done. The LL asked my daughter what she was doing there and how long she had been there and my daughter answered her. And of course she didn't mention anyone else, there was no one else there at that time, I didn't even know I was going to have another guest then, and that person arrived on the evening of Wednesday the 20th. I think I've explained the timeline and situation... my questions are: Does the landlord really have the authority to force me out when according to my lease I have not broken the contract? I've had no guests for a period of time over 14 days and no 'warnings' about housekeeping issues after the first one. Was it reasonable for the LL not to answer my questions conained in the emailed response to the notice? My lease is up in November and I had planned to move at that time - no longer needing a place that large - but I am financially unable to pick up and move immediately. An attorney does not fit into my budget. How do I fight this? E-Notice.pdf
  24. cblondee

    tenant rights after fire

    I have lived in an apartment complex for 9 years...Recently I had a grease fire that caused extensive damage to the unit..I forgot about the grease and by the time i caught it the cabinets were already on fire...The smoke alarms never went off because, accorrding to the fire marshal, were hung too low for my cathedral ceilings..I live in Tennessee and also have Section 8..It has been 2 months since the fire..I had to move all of my stuff out so the company they hired could come in and clean..That was 6 weeks ago and nothing has been done to the apartment except removal of carpet and cabinets..I understand it was my negligence..I dont have renters ins..The insurance the complex has, has a $10.000 deductible..I have agreed to pay 200 a month on the damages..They wanted me to start paying before they have even paid any invoices..I have told them i wanted copies of all paid invoices but none yet..I feel like they are intentionally trying to get me to move...My section 8 has put their payment on hold and my portion i havent paid either...I offered to do the painting, as i have already painted the entire apt 2 times in 9 years with paint they provided..Now they are saying i cant do the painting for safety reasons..possibility of falling..???? Could they be partially liable for some of the cost because of the smoke detectors? i was told in the beginning it would take 2 to 3 weeks and now its going on 2 months..Is there a certain amount of time they have to do the repairs and can i do the painting myself..I have told the property manager to have the vendor call me and been told 4 times she would call same day but never has...Just wanting to know my rights and responsibilty..
  25. Early last month I received & accepted a new job offer with a security company. Immediately after I began a two week training course at the reginal office located 100+ miles away. My hotel accommodation were provided however I was responsible for the cost of transportation, food, etc. Initially I was to begin working at my job site on July 18th, however on the final day of training I learned that there would be a slight delay of 3-4 days before I would be able to report for duty due to an issue with my new hire paperwork (i.e. waiting for a signature at the corporate level.) Nearly 3 weeks have since past and I have still not began work. I have been in regular contact with my site supervisor as well as the regional manager and HR; all of whom keep telling me it'll be any day now. I received my first paycheck last week for the time I spent in training; however, I have no further income coming in until I begin working. Obviously my patience is running thin and I'm wondering what rights (if any) I have at this point. "Officially" I am an employee of the company; I have been issued uniforms & am on the payroll. I am also on the schedule at my job site, although my coworkers have been working OT to cover my shifts while we wait for what I am told is a simple signature.
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