If the subpoena to answer has been served upon the defendant, or if publication has been completed as required by law, the cause may be set for hearing and tried at the first term of court thereafter.

Terms Used In Tennessee Code 36-4-109

  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.