JOHN D. GLASS v. SUNTRUST BANK, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Sep 11, 2013

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Donald W. Pemberton, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, John D. Glass.

Attorneys 2:

Olen W. Bailey, Jr., Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellees, Suntrust Bank; Suntrust Bank, Trustee of the Ann Haskins Whitson Glass Trust; and Suntrust Bank, Executor of the Estate of Ann Haskins Whitson Glass.

Judge(s): HIGHERS

Plaintiff beneficiary filed an action challenging the reasonableness of an executor’s fee taken by SunTrust as Executor. The probate court upheld the executor’s fee, and Plaintiff then filed an action against SunTrust Bank and SunTrust as Trustee. The trial court ultimately granted summary judgment to Defendants based upon collateral estoppel and res judicata. We reverse the grant of summary judgment in favor of Defendants and we remand for further proceedings.

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