PAM HAYES, ET AL. v. CITY OF MEMPHIS, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Aug 21, 2015

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Douglas Edward Jones, Barbara J. Perutelli, and Teresea Joux Neisen Maniatis, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellants, Pam Hayes, Debbie Lewis, Harry Adams, Neal Bumpus, Jim Brown, John Ellis, Mike Daugherty, Jack Smith, Adam Schmuck, Kevin Bradley, Brooks Bradley, Jesse Bradley, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Sons of Confederate Veterans Nathan Bedford Forrest Camp #215, and Citizens to Save Our Parks, Inc.

Attorneys 2:

Brandy S. Parrish and Allan J. Wade, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellees, City of Memphis and Memphis City Council.

Judge(s): GIBSON

This appeal involves a dispute stemming from a resolution adopted by the Memphis City Council renaming three public parks. Several organizations and individuals filed a lawsuit challenging the validity of the resolution. The Shelby County Chancery Court dismissed the lawsuit, holding that the allegations in the plaintiffs‘ complaint were insufficient to establish their standing. On appeal, we hold that the allegations of the complaint are sufficient to establish standing as to one of the organizations, Sons of Confederate Veterans Nathan Bedford Forrest Camp #215. We therefore reverse the trial court‘s dismissal as to that organization. We affirm dismissal of the re

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