JOSEPH O’SHIELDS, ET AL. v. CITY OF MEMPHIS, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Feb 23, 2017

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Richard L. Winchester, Jr., Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellants, Joseph O’Shields, Tommie Isom, Warren Riggs, Roy Fisk, and Kenneth Netherton.

Attorneys 2:

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

Judge(s): GOLDIN

The issue on appeal in this case is whether the City of Memphis unlawfully assessed a tax on real property located in a newly annexed area of the city in 2012. The plaintiffs are property owners in the annexed area who argue that the city had no authority to assess property taxes in the area for 2012 because its annexation of the area took effect after January 1, 2012. The trial court concluded that the tax was lawful because the City’s annexation of the area took effect before January 1, 2012 and granted summary judgment in favor of the defendants. Discerning no error, we affirm.

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