ROBERT REECE ET AL. v. HELEN S. VALOIS ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Sep 27, 2012

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

John Banks, Elizabethton, Tennessee, for the appellants, Robert Reece, individually and as administrator of the estate of Benjamin Harvey Reece; Judy Reece Arwood; Jerry Reece; and Richard Reece.

Attorneys 2:

George T. Wright, Mountain City, Tennessee, for the appellee, Helen S. Valois.

Judge(s): SUSANO

The issue in this case is whether a warranty deed made by a 98-year-old uncle to his 85-year old niece should be set aside for lack of competence or undue influence. Following a bench trial, the court found that the uncle was competent and that the niece did not exert undue influence on him. The uncle’s children appeal. We hold that the evidence does not preponderate against the trial court’s findings. Accordingly, we affirm.

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