OPEN LAKE SPORTING CLUB v. LAUDERDALE HAYWOOD ANGLING CLUB - Articles

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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Aug 26, 2015

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

William C. Sessions, III, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Lauderdale Haywood Angling Club.

Attorneys 2:

Clinton H. Scott, Jackson, Tennessee, and J. Brandon McWherter, Franklin, Tennessee, for the appellee, Open Lake Sporting Club.

Judge(s): GOLDIN

At issue in this case is the interpretation of an agreement that, inter alia, provides for a lease for the use of Open Lake in Lauderdale County by Lauderdale Haywood Angling Club. Following summary judgment proceedings, the trial court determined that the parties’ agreement had terminated on two grounds. After declaring that all rights under the agreement had ended, it later required one of the parties to post a bond in order to continue using certain duck blinds for the remainder of the 2013-2014 duck hunting season. Although we conclude that one of the grounds relied upon by the trial court in declaring that the agreement was terminated was in error, we affirm the entry of summary judgment on the other ground. We also affirm the propriety and amount of the bond ordered by the trial court.