REGINALD M. MUDD AND MARY ANNE MUDD, D/B/A MUDD PROPERTIES v. REXFORD L. GOOSTREE, JR. AND LIBERTY CABINETS AND MILLWORK, INC. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Apr 8, 2013

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

John Ray Phillips, Jr., Gallatin, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Rexford L. Goostree, Jr.

Attorneys 2:

Russell E. Edwards, Hendersonville, Tennessee, for the Appellees, Reginald M. Mudd and Mary Anne Mudd.

Judge(s): DINKINS

In suit to recover rent due and owing under a lease agreement in which a corporation was named as tenant, trial court entered judgment in favor of landlord against individual who had signed the lease in the space in the signature box designated “Tenant.” Individual appeals, contending that his signature on the lease is not sufficient to bind him personally to the obligations under the lease. Landlord appeals award of damages. We affirm the holding that the individual’s signature on the lease renders him personally liable and remand the case for a determination of whether the landlord is entitled to an award of prejudgment interest and for an award of attorneys’ fees incurred on appeal.

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