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Monday, March 01, 2010

Practice Tip: Correct Result Based Upon Erroneous Grounds

Do you need a case that says even if the trial court's ruling is based upon erroneous grounds it will be allowed to stand because the court reached a correct result? You're in luck! Here are two, to wit:

Continental Cas. Co. v. Smith, 720 S.W.2d 48, 50 (Tenn. 1986) ("[we] will affirm a decree correct in result, but rendered upon different, incomplete, or erroneous grounds"); Shutt v. Blount, 249 S.W.2d 904, 907 (Tenn. 1952) ("if the Trial Judge reached the right result for the wrong reason, there is no reversible error").

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