IN RE ESTATE OF ROBERT BEAZLEY, JR. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jul 25, 2012

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

William Bruce Bradley, Brentwood, Tennessee, for the Appellants, Richard Vernon Beazley and Linda Ann Anderson.

Attorneys 2:

Robert John Notestine, III, Nashville, Tennessee, for the Appellee, Dennis C. Wright.

Judge(s): DINKINS

This case concerns a dispute over attorney’s fees. Attorney, who was hired to represent a client in connection with the probate of her uncle’s estate, sued his former client and the beneficiaries of the estate under theories of civil conspiracy and inducement of breach of contract. Court found in favor of attorney and held the attorney was entitled to $20,000 in damages. The court trebled the damages in accordance with Tenn. Code Ann. § 47-50-109. Finding that the evidence preponderates against the trial court’s holding regarding inducement of breach of contract, we reverse the judgment of the trial court.

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