Musician, hairdresser in Nashville sue to legalize home businesses

print NASHVILLE, Dec. 5, 2017 — Today, the Beacon Center teamed up with the Institute for Justice to file a lawsuit on behalf of Nashville residents Lij Shaw and Pat Raynor against the Metro Council’s ban on business owners receiving clients in their homes. A 1998 ordinance prohibits any so-called “home occupations” from serving clients on their property. The law, which the Nashville Metro Council passed without public debate or any record of why it exists, imposes steep fines and potential imprisonment on local musicians, hairstylists, interior designers and other aspiring entrepreneurs if any customers physically come to their homes to … Continue reading Musician, hairdresser in Nashville sue to legalize home businesses