OPEN LAKE SPORTING CLUB v. LAUDERDALE HAYWOOD ANGLING CLUB (Tenn. Ct. App. January 13, 2011)
This appeal involves a dispute over the location of a boundary line between tracts of land owned by two hunting clubs. After many years of litigation, the parties agreed that a new survey would be conducted by a new surveyor and that they would be bound by his decision.
After the new surveyor filed a report and survey, one of the clubs filed a motion to set aside the survey, contending that the new surveyor did not make an independent determination regarding the location of the boundary line, but rather, copied a previous survey that was completed in the past. The trial judge refused to hold a hearing regarding the validity of the survey because the parties had agreed to be bound by the surveyor's decision. We reverse and remand for further proceedings.
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