Howard White, Et Al. v. Walter C. Grimes

Howard White, Et Al. v. Walter C. Grimes

This case involves an alleged contract for the sale of real property. The proposed buyers, who were originally lessees of the property, brought suit to enforce the alleged agreement, seeking specific performance and damages. After a trial, the Maury County Chancery Court held that a contract for the sale of the property did exist and that specific performance of the contract should be awarded. Certain monetary damages were also awarded to the former lessees. Having reviewed the record transmitted to us on appeal, we affirm in part and reverse in part. Although we affirm the chancery court’s decision that a valid contract exists and that the contract is properly subject to specific performance, we reverse the award of damages that is challenged on appeal for the reasons stated herein.

Authoring Judge: 
Judge Arnold B. Goldin
Originating Judge: 
Judge Stella l. Hargrove
Date Filed: 
Monday, May 13, 2019