While no decisions involving momentous developments in equity jurisprudence have been handed down during the past year, the Tennessee Chancery Courts have on several occasions demonstrated a tendency to free themselves from artificial restrictions on the operation of traditional equitable remedies. Illustrating this inclination are cases which resulted in decrees removing a cloud on title, granting partial specific performance of a land sale contract, awarding punitive damages, and granting injunctive relief against a county's perpetration of a nuisance. Another series of cases contributed some clarifying rulings regarding the scope of the right to jury trial in chancery proceedings.
T. A. Smedley,
Equity -- 1960 Tennessee Survey,
13 Vanderbilt Law Review
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