Vanderbilt Law Review


Henry D. Bell

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The bill in equity to remove cloud from title has been recognized in all of the American states. There has been, however, no agreement among the states as to the cases which come within the scope of the bill. Every bill to remove cloud presents two essential questions: (1) does the complainant have an interest in the property which entitles him to maintain the bill, and (2) does the adverse claim constitute a "cloud" on the title which equity will remove? The purpose of this Note is to review the authorities to determine what is necessary to satisfy these two conditions in Tennessee.