PROVIDENCE CROSSINGS, LLC v. SC REALTY CAPITAL, L.P., SC CAPITAL, LLC, AND SMITH REALTY INTERESTS, L.P. (Tenn. Ct. App. November 3, 2010)
Purchaser of landlocked property brought action against the sellers, seeking to recover damages allegedly caused by the failure of the sellers to complete a road extension or otherwise to insure reasonable access to the property, which had been purchased for development of multi-family rental units.
The trial court granted summary judgment to the sellers, finding that the right of the purchaser to proceed with the action was extinguished when the bank that provided financing for the development of the property foreclosed on the loan secured by the property and subsequently sold the property to another entity. The court concluded that the purchaser did not have standing to pursue the claims.
Finding that a genuine issue of material fact exists as to whether the purchaser's cause of action was included in the assets foreclosed upon, we reverse the judgment of the trial court and remand for further proceedings.
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CLEMENT concurring in the judgement