TERRY LAKE AND LINDA OUSLEY V. LOUIS HAYNES, BARBARA HAYNES AND RUNNING BEAR CONSTRUCTION (Tenn. Ct. App. June 9, 2011)
This is a construction case. The plaintiffs hired the defendant construction company to build two residential houses. Disputes arose during construction over completion of the work and the plaintiffs did not make some payments to the construction company. After the plaintiffs terminated the contract, they sued the defendant construction company. The construction company filed a counter-complaint. After a trial, the trial court dismissed the plaintiffs' complaint and the defendants' counter-complaint. However, the trial court failed to issue written findings of fact and conclusions of law as required under Rule 52.01 of the Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure. We vacate the trial court's judgment and remand the cause to the trial court for written findings of fact and conclusions of law.
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