LASONYA MORROW v. RAY ANTHONY MCCLAIN

A man and woman lived together for six years and worked jointly on a number of business ventures during that period, but never married. After their relationship ended, the woman filed a complaint for a division of property, under the theory that the parties had entered into an implied partnership. The trial court heard conflicting testimony as to the respective contributions of each party to the acquisition, improvement and preservation of the properties at issue. The court declined to find that a partnership had existed between the parties, but ruled that the woman had an interest in all the real property acquired during the relationship. The court awarded her one parcel which the parties owned as cotenants in common and an additional $50,000 based on the value of her interest in the other properties. The man argues on appeal that the trial court overestimated the woman’s contributions during the relevant period and underestimated his own contributions. We affirm the trial court.

Attorney 1: 

Edward Jordan Gross, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Ray Anthony McClain.

Attorney 2: 

Mark Christopher Scruggs, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, LaSonya Morrow.

Judge: 
COTTRELL
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