IN RE PROCEEDING TO ENFORCE JUDGMENT AGAINST NATIONAL PARTITIONS, INC. - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Mar 27, 2017

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Frederick L. Conrad, Jr., Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, National Partitions, Inc.

Attorneys 2:

Bradley Block, Northbrook, Illinois, and Garrett P. Swartwood, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellees, American Plastics Technologies, Inc. and RAO Design International, Inc.

Judge(s): SUSANO

American Plastics Technologies, Inc. (APT) and RAO Design, International, Inc. (RDI) (collectively the Plaintiffs) brought this action in the trial court seeking to enroll an Illinois judgment against National Partitions (NP). The judgment had been awarded by the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. NP filed an answer questioning the jurisdiction of the Illinois court. NP coupled its answer with a counterclaim asserting that the Plaintiffs had been guilty of the initial breach of the contract. Following a hearing, the trial court decreed registration of the Illinois judgment and ultimately dismissed NP‘s counterclaim. NP appeals. We affirm.