Erin Andrews got her judgment. Now what? Often, getting the judgment is just the first step. Collecting the judgment is the real work. The below link is a great article to give you a quick overview of the collection issues represented in Ms. Andrew’s case.
A judgment has a 10-year life span in Tennessee and can be renewed indefinitely. And that is good news because this could take a while. There is still the possibility of appeal to reduce the judgment. Even so, if the judgment stands and is recorded, Ms. Andrews has at least 40 more years (four judgment renewals) before the Judgment debtor Defendant property could revert to Vanderbilt. If the judgment is kept alive, and something tells me it will be, it will be an encumbrance on the land until it is paid. Ms. Andrews could be in for a long wait. Perhaps her Attorneys who will finally get to deliver the big check to her may or may not yet be in elementary school.
Then again, as the author points out, this hotel is in a prime location. With the speed of construction/renewal/growth/redevelopment Nashville enjoys, there could be a fairly quick turnover and a speedy payment….. with perhaps twenty new townhomes squeezed into the footprint the hotel currently occupies or maybe a new commercial tower to rival the batman building downtown. Either way, Nashville’s growth could increase both its own and Ms. Andrew’s economy.