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Jason Wade Barnette

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  • I am being accused of unemployment overpayment and being charged over $2800. My untimely appeal request was denied. What do I do

    I made a total of $341.87 while receiving unemployment from 9.11.14-1.14.15. I received a bill of overpayment but no information on how to file an appeal. The bill was for an amount of $2800. By the time I was able to get the correct information m...

    Jason’s Answer

    You need to retain an attorney that practices before the Appeals Tribunal and knows the rules and regs. A waiver request needs to be filed and all the facts and law included therein.

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  • If I'm being sued for money that I can prove I don't owe, is that considered extortion?

    I'm a trucker being sued by a former employer. The money is in relation to repairs made to a trailer i was leasing from said employer. i received a level 3 inspection on the very day my employment ended by a dot officer. the only thing found that...

    Jason’s Answer

    It would be difficult to prove extortion, but you can certainly allege it in a counter-complaint. You need an attorney to represent you in this matter.

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  • Do I need a attorney for past credit history to improve my score.

    I'm looking to clean my credit.

    Jason’s Answer

    You don't necessarily need one, but I'm not go to lie to you and tell you that it doesn't help. This is particularly true when the attorney knows the ins and outs of the FICO scoring model and has litigated FCRA/FDCPA cases in the past. It is also helpful to have an attorney when sending FACTA requests to furnishers of information.

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  • I received a summons today stating I was being sued for failure to repay personal loan to a man I have never met.

    I have never borrowed money

    Jason’s Answer

    You need to consult with an experienced attorney used to practicing in General Sessions Court. The jurisdictional limit is $25,000.00 and the rules of civil procedure generally do not apply. This means that you will go to trial and you need an attorney for that inasmuch as your defense is that you are an improper party. The burden of proof as to whether or not it was you who borrowed the money is on you. You need to know the Rules of Evidence to establish this.

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  • Can you appeal a change of circumstance hearing in Madison County tennessee chancery court

    My husband represented himself in a change of circumstance hearing to modify parenting time. The judge granted no changes. Can he appeal this case if it was in Madison County Chancery Court tenessee? There was not a court recorder. Is there an att...

    Jason’s Answer

    Yes, he can appeal the Chancellor's Order to the W.D. Court of Appeals. for Tennessee. Whether or not he has a chance to prevail upon the appeal would require further details.

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  • Can my dad's conservator of medical healthcare help him to make a will?

    My dad is 84 and has been diagnosed with major dementia. His young girlfriend has turned him against my sister and I and stole 70,000 dollars from him.We applied for conservatorship over him. Neither of us could get bonded for the amount of money...

    Jason’s Answer

    She can assist him in devising everything to her if he still has the mental capacity necessary to do so right now. You may wish to retain an attorney if capacity is in an issue at the current time. Even if he does have a will - unless it is grounded in an irrevocable contract - he can amend or make a new will if of sound mind.

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  • Can I sue my ex employer for slander if i have witnesses to the incident? Also, can I sue for wrongful termination w/proof?

    I was fired for "alleged" time card fraud. My supervisor states she saw me at a restaurant during a time that I was clocked in. This is untrue and they had no evidence to back it up. I have evidence that shows I was logged into my computer wor...

    Jason’s Answer

    You need to contact an experienced employment discrimination attorney in Tennessee. You may well have a cause of action for wrongful discharge under the THRA, ADA, or EEOA. You may also have a case grounded in slander if you have been damaged in some fashion.

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  • Can a judge force me to pay my mortgage if I want to foreclose on our home

    I am in the middle of divorce proceedings. All our children are grown. I currently live in our joint home. My wife moved out. We are both paying half of the mortgage. I have an opportunity to move out of state with the company I work for. I could ...

    Jason’s Answer

    No, a judge cannot compel you to pay the mortgage while in the middle of a divorce. If you don't already have an attorney representing you in the divorce action, you certainly need one.

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  • Does anyone represent against the Railroad Retirement Board?

    RRRB sent me a letter cutting off my survival annuity. Their reason is I made to much money last year. I have never been told there was a limit to my income. They are with holding $2100 a month, said I owe them $1700 in over payments and the IRS n...

    Jason’s Answer

    I doubt there are any in Maury County that practice in this area in that it's a very specific area of law. A few firms in Nashville handle these matters, but more information is required. In dealing with such issues, a waiver request is usually necessary provided the overpayments were not obtained by fraud or intentional misrepresentation.

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  • What to do when an employer refuses to give you end termination paperwork and pay stubs?

    I am reapplying for food stamps while in between jobs and need certain paperwork to give to my case worker. The managers and owners of my previous employer refused to give me my pay stubs along with my start and end termination dates in official d...

    Jason’s Answer

    If you simply want the starting and end dates - a letter from an attorney should do the trick. Contact a lawyer.

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