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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Mar 30, 2017

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Stephen C. Knight and Nader Baydoun, Brentwood, Tennessee, for the appellant, Robert H. Edwards.

Attorneys 2:

James N. Bowen and Elizabeth O. Gonser, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Urosite Partners.

Judge(s): BENNETT

Plaintiff was a partner of a physician practice and a limited partner in a real estate investment limited partnership. Continuing employment with the physician practice was a condition of remaining a limited partner. Following the termination of Plaintiff’s employment with the physician group, Plaintiff, the physician group, and the limited partnership entered into a Separation Agreement. The limited partnership agreed not to redeem Plaintiff’s interest in the limited partnership if he did not expand his practice outside Giles and Hickman Counties. Plaintiff began practicing outside these counties, and the limited partnership redeemed Plaintiff’s interest. Plaintiff objected and filed a complaint seeking declaratory relief. The trial court granted the limited partnership’s motions to dismiss and for judgment on the pleadings. Plaintiff appealed, and we affirm the trial court’s judgments.