RUBY LOIS DYE v. LEONARD WALDO, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Feb 26, 2013

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Rebecca L. Hicks, Dayton, Tennessee, for the appellant, Ruby Lois Dye.

Attorneys 2:

Andrew F. Tucker, Dayton, Tennessee, for the appellees, Leonard Waldo and Samuel L. Swafford.

Judge(s): MCCLARTY

This case involves a dispute over the ownership of a parcel of real property to which the appellees obtained title in May 2010. The appellant argued that the property belonged to her through the doctrine of adverse possession because she and her mother had used the property exclusively since 1937. The appellees proved at trial that the appellant had not paid taxes on the land for more than 22 years and moved for a directed verdict at the close of the appellant’s case-in chief. The trial court granted the motion based upon the statutory bar imposed by Tennessee Code Annotated section 28-2-110. The appellant appeals. We affirm.

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