COFFEE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION V. CITY OF TULLAHOMA - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Jan 23, 2018

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Eric J. Burch, Manchester, Tennessee, for the appellant, Coffee County Board of Education.

Attorneys 2:

Mark E. McGrady and Kristin Berexa, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, City of Tullahoma.

Judge(s): BENNETT

This is a controversy between the City of Tullahoma and Coffee County about the proper distribution of a portion of liquor by the drink revenues collected in Tullahoma. The trial court ruled that the distribution provisions of Tenn. Code Ann. § 57-4-306(2)(A) were not effective in Coffee County and that the statute was ambiguous. The trial court resorted to the legislative history to determine that Tullahoma should keep the funds addressed in Tenn. Code Ann. § 57-4-306(2)(A). We do not find the statutory language ambiguous and reverse the decision of the trial court.