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Christopher J. Pittman and B. Nathan Hunt, Clarksville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Annette Hanna.

Thomas R. Meeks and Gregory D. Smith, Clarksville, Tennessee, for the appellees, Scott Sheflin and Linda Sheflin.


The plaintiff brought this action for conversion against her parents, alleging that they converted $30,000 she entrusted to her father in 1991. The plaintiff, then 18 years of age, entrusted to her father the settlement proceeds she received as compensation for serious personal injuries she sustained in a vehicular accident. After recovering in her parentsí home for two years, the plaintiff married and moved out of her parents' home. She did not ask her father to return the funds entrusted to him when she got married and moved out of his home in 1993, and did not ask that he return the funds until 2005. This action was filed in 2006. Following a bench trial, the trial court dismissed the action as time barred. The plaintiff appeals, contending the statute of limitations was tolled because her father fraudulently concealed his wrongful conduct. We have determined that the daughter failed to exercise reasonable care and diligence in discovering her father's alleged conversion of the funds. Accordingly, we affirm.

Requirement of Social Security Number in Tenn. Code Ann. section 36-3-104(a)

TN Attorney General Opinions

Date: 2008-07-23

Opinion Number: 08-126


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