JACK STEVENS V. KARNS VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT - Articles

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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Nov 27, 2013

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

W. Tyler Chastain and Margo J. Maxwell, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellants, Jack Stevens and Emmett G. Stevens, Jr.

Attorneys 2:

Jack Warner Piper, Jr., Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Karns Volunteer Fire Department.

Judge(s): MCCLARTY

This is a declaratory judgment action in which Plaintiffs sought the return of property that had been donated to the Karns Volunteer Fire Department (“Fire Department”). Plaintiffs alleged that a reversionary clause in the warranty deed had been triggered when Fire Department began paying firefighters and charging subscription fees for its services. The parties filed competing motions for summary judgment. The trial court determined that the reversionary clause had not been triggered and granted Fire Department’s motion for summary judgment. Plaintiffs appeal. We affirm the decision of the trial court.

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