Pending Judicial Foreclosure: Williamson County residential property

This isn’t going to turn into a real estate listing blog, but a number of you have asked me to keep you posted when I set interesting properties for sale. Well, I’ve got an interesting one coming up for a Williamson County residential property in Concord Hunt (a very nice neighborhood) that will be sold … Continue reading “Pending Judicial Foreclosure: Williamson County residential property”

Foo Fighters’ Nashville Lawsuit provides important lesson on allocating risks in contracts

When COVID first hit, lawyers talked about how future contracts would evolve to anticipate the special challenges presented by a global pandemic. Now, 19 months in, a new Davidson County Chancery lawsuit filed on behalf of the Foo Fighters shows that–even with all the planning in the world–COVID is still disrupting the best laid plans. … Continue reading “Foo Fighters’ Nashville Lawsuit provides important lesson on allocating risks in contracts”

Can the failure to respond to Admissions be fixed? New Court of Appeals opinion says “Maybe.”

As a young lawyer, one of the worst tasks I was ever given was to cover a hearing on a motion to deem admissions admitted, where the other lawyer appeared to have simply overlooked the deadline to respond. Requests for admission are, basically, what they sound like. One party in a lawsuit sends another party … Continue reading “Can the failure to respond to Admissions be fixed? New Court of Appeals opinion says “Maybe.””

Can a party ask for Rule 60 relief on its own agreed judgment?

Yesterday, the Tennessee Court of Appeals issued an opinion on whether a party can ask that their own “agreed” judgment be set aside under Rule 60 of the Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure. It’s an interesting factual scenario, and the opinion provides a good recap of the law regarding Rule 60.02 relief. The case is … Continue reading “Can a party ask for Rule 60 relief on its own agreed judgment?”

Who knew Pineapple Express had such technically accurate legal scenes?

Service of process can drive me and my clients crazy. Before filing the lawsuit, I am in total control of all aspects of the timing of the case, from the initial review to filing the Complaint. But, once I file the complaint and send it to be served on the defendant, we are sometimes at … Continue reading “Who knew Pineapple Express had such technically accurate legal scenes?”

The 341: Too Busy to Blog, but Listen to this Podcast by Prof. Anthony

You can always tell when I get really, really busy with work: I stop law blogging. Which is a perfectly reasonable outcome, of course. But, having said that, August was a busy month, so here are some quick notes. The Tennessee Bar Association interviewed me about starting my own firm during the pandemic. I know … Continue reading “The 341: Too Busy to Blog, but Listen to this Podcast by Prof. Anthony”

Two More Sheriffs Sales set for August: Williamson County Commercial Properties

Last week, I wrote about a pending Sheriff’s Sale that I have scheduled for August 3, 2021 on 2137 Maricourt Street, Old Hickory, Tennessee. A number of you reached out for information on any other sales that I may have pending. Here is information on two Williamson County commercial properties that will be sold at … Continue reading “Two More Sheriffs Sales set for August: Williamson County Commercial Properties”

Tennessee Court of Appeals issues a “must read” opinion on General Sessions appeals

As long-time readers know, some plaintiffs elect to file their lawsuits in General Sessions Court, even if their claims exceed the $25,000 jurisdictional limit. Of course, they’ll ask for damages right up to the max amount of $24,999, which means they’ve shaved off some amount of their claim, in order to get all the other … Continue reading “Tennessee Court of Appeals issues a “must read” opinion on General Sessions appeals”

The Law is Back! (and pretty much the same as it ever was)

Remember, back in the spring of 2020, when we embraced all the radical changes to the way we practiced law? All across the country, law firms were closing their offices, sending the staff to work from home, and figuring out how to practice using a laptop, a phone, and really strong wi-fi. No more 4-hour … Continue reading “The Law is Back! (and pretty much the same as it ever was)”

Homebuyer Beware: Some of the property listings on Zillow are Foreclosures and Sheriff’s Sales

Last year, I had a foreclosure scheduled for a Williamson County property in an “in demand” neighborhood and, somehow, Zillow picked up my Foreclosure Sale Notice and listed my sale on the property’s Zillow page. In April, I wrote a post about the 500 phone calls and emails I received from all over the world, asking … Continue reading “Homebuyer Beware: Some of the property listings on Zillow are Foreclosures and Sheriff’s Sales”