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James Charles Wright

Knoxville Environmental / Natural Resources Lawyer.

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  1. Can I be held responsible for an accident in a borrowed car that someone borrowed from me I was not in the car at the time ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William Justin Conway
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Scott J. Corwin
    4. Charles William Franklin
    5. James Charles Wright
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    Based on the facts as you have given them: You didn't own car, but you authorized someone else to drive a friend's car. Generally, the insurer would have the ability to pursue the owner and/or the driver. In this case the argument is that you were acting in the place of the owner or against the wishes of the owner in entrusting a third party to drive. The issue would be whether you entrusted the vehicle to a someone you either knew or should have known was incompetent to drive. You should...

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  2. Do I need an attorney?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James Charles Wright
    2. Christine C McCall
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    3 lawyer answers

    You really need to talk to an attorney. If you received an injury on the job, this would likely be covered under the Worker's Compensation laws. There are time limits that are running. In order to protect your rights you would need to act quickly. As noted by one of the other lawyers, the Police would have little to do with this. Also, the EEOC really deals with employment discrimination. I noted you were in Chattanooga. There are lots of good lawyers in Chattanooga. If you are...

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  3. Can i sue?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Matthew E. Wright
    2. Larry Van Roberts
    3. Timothy Leo Bowden
    4. James Charles Wright
    5. Chris Matthew Limberopoulos
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    As some of the lawyers have mentioned, you can sue. The bigger question is can you recover. You left your child in the custody and control of a the day care. They would be acting in your place. This is called in loco parentis. They would have a duty to protect and take care of your child in your absence. The issue then becomes was the day care negligent- in other words did they do something or fail to do something a reasonable parent or caregiver should have done. If so they could be...

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  4. Tenent is selling business to someone. Can I refuse to rent to him?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Leigh Ann Roberts
    2. Claiborne Hambrick Ferguson
    3. James Charles Wright
    4. Frank A. Natoli
    4 lawyer answers

    1. Review your current lease. Any language in it that speaks to this issue will control. 2. Absent a provision in the lease, your tenant is probably going to be in violation for terminating the lease early. The new tenant would be subject to your review and approval as well as needing a new lease. The tenant, if incorporated may try to sell the stock or membership interest in the entity. In so doing the tenant would technically be the same. However, leases often have provisions with...

  5. In Tennessee if one spouse is not on a bank account and dies, will the other spouse be able to get the funds?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jon David Rogers
    2. John Michael Kington II
    3. James Charles Wright
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    1. Talk to the bank and find out exactly what they want / need by way of documentation. 2. You may have to probate the will. The spouse is likely the representatvie appointed under the will to act. The will should waive bond and accounting and if you are the only heir - a copy of the death certificate and a copy of the will (call the probate clerk first to see what they need you to bring). If there is not a large amount involved you may be able to work through this without hirng a lawyer....

  6. Can I sue my insurance company to cover an auto accident?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christopher Gilreath
    2. Nathan Zale Dowlen
    3. Michael Stephen Wilensky
    4. Michael Shemtoub
    5. James Charles Wright
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree with Chris. The exclusion is not for a relative. It would need to be a relative in your household. If the relative does not reside in your household then there would/should be coverage. You would not however, have an action as far as I am aware against the company for failing to provide you the complete policy.

  7. Can an HOA be disolved, IF, it was never "activated" ? The developer and "others" now want to "activate" the HOA.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David Craig Lee
    2. James Charles Wright
    2 lawyer answers

    The first issue is whether the restrictions are recorded. If there is a master deed or other instrument creating covenants and restrictions they are binding and can only be amended pursuant those documents. Your issue may really be one of when the developer goes off the hook for obligations. Again this is generally spelled out in the master documents that are recorded. One homeowner can bring an action to enforce the covenants and restrictions. It would not take a majority. There are a...

  8. Would the silhouette of Gibson guitar be some kind of copyright or trademark infringement?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Pamela Koslyn
    2. Mario Sergio Golab
    3. Bruce E. Burdick
    4. Frank A. Natoli
    5. Maurice N Ross
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    Agree the simple use of a guitar shape even if taken after a Gibson is likely not protected so long as you don't say Gibson on it. However, It would be best in the event an action were to be brought against you that you be able to say you considered various designs of Guitars and no one served as the basis of your design. Your intent was simply to depict a guitar not a Gibson guitar. The issue can become liklihood of confusion between the Gibson mark and yours. Also, it may depend on what...