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Jason Wade Barnette

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  • AT&T billing agents tell me that an my account shows a Zero balance, but was turned over to a collection agency that called me

    I have been trying to settle an account since April that was supposed to have been closed due to moving from the address of this account. I have spoke to several agents over a period of time and this matter was supposed to have been settled 6/6/16...

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    It may be worth suing the debt collector under the TCPA for calling you depending on the number of times they've called you. I would need to know how many calls they've made and the dunning letter - for FDCPA - purposes before I could properly advise.

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  • Can I really be liable for this?

    Husband sold vehicle to co-worker in nashville,tn and we live in murfreesboro,tn. He forgot to get license plate off. figured he'll get it at work. person NEVER showed up to work again. after about a week of calling this person to no avail, filed...

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    If you've been sued in Rutherford County General Sessions Court, you need an attorney and one in quick fashion. No, you not liable for damages, but it is your burden of proof to show that you aren't. A consumer protection attorney is in order.

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  • Is there possibly a pro-bono lawyer that can help with my situation to get this settled and over with?

    My name is on a title of a vehicle with my ex fiance'. They have the vehicle in their possession. But have not made any payments for 6 months. My credit is now obliterated. They say we'll go to court but they won't take me. I just want my name off...

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    Are you on the loan or just the title? This needs to be discerned before anyone can answer this. It is highly unlikely that anyone would work for free, but a consumer protection attorney may be willing to assist for a reasonable fee.

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  • What should I do? I'm tennessee what are the statue of limitations on a check?

    I got a cash advance loan back in 2011 as a recurring payment form they requested a voided check after awhile of banking with regions I left because of there so called no over draft fees however. November if 2015 I had a call from some law firm st...

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    It's a scam. More information is needed to see if you have a viable claim under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. With that said, the scenario presented by this so-called "law firm" makes no sense. They aren't collecting for Regions, rather the cash advance predator. Contact an attorney in Tennessee that deals with these issues.

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  • Do I have a case?

    I think I might have a case of age discrimination and bullying. I'm a leasing agent for a large company called American Homes 4 Rent and ever since I started 2 years ago, they have always favored younger agents with more properties, better houses...

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    If you haven't complained about the situation, then no, you would not have a winning claim for age or gender discrimination. If you have, then yes, it sounds as if you least have a prima facia case for age discrimination. The amount of actual damages you've suffered would also need to be evaluated in order to see whether or not it is worth pursing. Contact a Tennessee employment discrimination attorney for a consultation.

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  • Is this discrimination

    I am the only employee being drug tested. Have passed two drug test for my employer. Tired of it

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    More facts are necessary in order to give an opinion as to whether this is discrimination. Are you a minority, female, over 40, etc.? Contact an attorney that practices employment discrimination in Tennessee.

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  • What are my chance in court? Should I just pay the bills?

    I was eating at a restaurant with a girl and when we left her ex was waiting in the parking lot. He started cussing and yelling at her then he said that he was going to beat me up. She held him back for awhile but when he got past her I grabbed hi...

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    Sounds like a classic case of self-defense to me. I wouldn't succumb to her threats - they're what we call extortion. You may wish to retain an attorney to contact her and so that she cannot contact you.

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  • What can I expect

    I worked for a company where I voided orders off and pocketed the money. They found out and fired me from the job when they fired me they said they had spoken to the police but I've never heard anymore about it and it has been three months. They s...

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    Contact an attorney so that an agreement can be reached wherein you repay the money in consideration of your former employer going to the Prosecuting Attorney's Office or any law enforcement agency. You may wish to contact the Clerk's office to ascertain whether a warrant has been issued for your arrest as well.

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  • What if anything can I do about the credit card debit can I use sol law or I'm pretty much stuck here?

    I'm trying to settle an old credit card debt. I'm from West Virginia and I have a credit card that went into debt in March 2009. It has since been taken by a collection agency who has been hounding me. I'm really not sure if the debt is mine or if...

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    A few more facts are needed here inasmuch as it may be a debt "purchaser" that is hounding you.. If the account is still owned by the original creditor you can ask them to verify the account and balance by sending them a "FACTA" request per the FCRA. If the account is now owned by a third-party debt purchaser, you can demand validation per the FDCPA and WVCCPA. Be mindful that if the latter applies, they must only provide validation if your demand is sent within 30 days from their initial contact "and" if they wish to continue collection activity. I would also review your credit reports to see how and if this account is reporting. Also, if the collection agency is calling you, you may well have Telephone Consumer Protection Act claims. It would be best to consult with an attorney that knows this area of law well. James Nelson at Powell & Majestro in Charleston is a good contact. However, an attorney outside of WV can help as well either through pro hac vice admission if suit is needed or if they are familiar with the creditor/collection agency insofar as they may be able to negate the debt through negotiations out-of-court.

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  • What can I do about a debt that I was served a summons on and it was a messed up transaction to begin with.

    Atv purchased from a company out of state. Due to illness got behind and it was repo. I owe more now almost double. I have the title that was never recorded and taxes paid. Shady deal from the start. Is there a sol or since title was never regist...

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    You need to consult with a consumer protection attorney that practices Tennessee. One familiar with litigation against creditors and/or debt purchasers would be advantageous as would one familiar with the FCRA, FDCPA, and TCPA. I would presume you're been sued in General Sessions Court so no formal Answer is required inasmuch as the Tenn. R. Civ. P. do not generally apply. You may have a defense under T.R.E. 803 if the plaintiff cannot prove up a legitimate chain of title, You may also have valid counter-claims, but I would need more facts in order to discern whether you do or not. You may also have a few defenses under Article 9 of the U.C.C. and our state law parallel. Again, more facts would be needed. As for the statute of limitations, that would be an absolute defense if your last payment was more than six years from the date the civil action was filed. The most important thing you can do right now is to consult with an attorney that practices in this area and not to miss your discussion date.

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