ROCK-TENN CONVERTING COMPANY, ET AL. v. THE CITY OF MEMPHIS, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Sep 9, 2014

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Waverly D. Crenshaw, Jr., and W. Travis Parham, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellants, Rock-Tenn Converting Company and Talisha Haynes.

Attorneys 2:

Prince C. Chambliss, Jr., Felisa N. Cox, Robert F. Miller, Richard D. Bennett, Patrick G. Walker, and Henry B. Talbot, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellees, The City of Memphis and FCR Tennessee, L.L.C.

Judge(s): STAFFORD

The dispute in this case arises from a contract for recycling services entered into by the City of Memphis and a recycling vendor. A competing recycling vendor and a citizen and taxpayer of the City of Memphis filed a complaint for declaratory judgment seeking to void the contract, on the ground that the contract was subject to the City of Memphis’s competitive bidding procedure. The trial court determined that, because the City of Memphis did not expend any monies in connection with its recycling contract, the contract was not subject to competitive bidding. The trial court granted summary judgment to the City of Memphis and its recycling vendor and this appeal followed. Discerning no error, we affirm and remand.

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