Supreme Court postpones evictions

Mar 26, 2020 at 03:41 pm by Lisa Marchesoni

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No evictions will be conducted until at least May 6 under a Tennessee Supreme Court order issued Wednesday.

The Supreme Court justices posted the order “given the increasing economic issues caused by this pandemic.”

Judges, clerks and court officials shall not take any action for evictions for failure to make rent, loan or other similar payments “absent extraordinary circumstances as determined by a judge.”

Supreme Court justices also encouraged judges to work with court clerks and law enforcement officers to “develop policies severely limiting or eliminating any new garnishments during this time.”

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