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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

New Case on Waiver of Affirmative Defenses and Summary Judgment: Trial Court's Grant of Summary Judgment Upheld on Appeal

The Tennessee Court of Appeals issued its opinion in F & M Bank v. Fleming, No. M2020-01086-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Sept. 28, 2021).  The syllabus from the slip opinion reads:

Appellant debtor appeals the trial court’s decision to find certain affirmative defenses waived, to deny his motion to continue the summary judgment hearing in order to conduct discovery, and to grant summary judgment to the defendant bank. Discerning no reversible error, we affirm. 

Here is a link to that opinion:

NOTE: This opinion is a one that every trial lawyer in Tennessee must read because it addresses waiver of affirmative defenses, motions filed under Rule 56.07 of the Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure seeking additional time to respond to motions for summary judgment, and summary judgments in general.  Keep this one handy.       

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