Earlier this month, Hull Property Group (the owners of the Kingsport Town Center) filed a complaint for unlawful detainer against Frank Theatres in Sullivan County General Sessions Court. The complaint was filed to evict Frank’s from the mall property.
In a hearing last week, Judge Ray Conkin dismissed the complaint, citing a number of issues with the matter, including the fact that the monetary judgment exceeds the jurisdiction of sessions court. Essentially, sessions court is not the correct venue.
As a result, the attorney for HPG has appealed the matter to Sullivan County Law Court. An additional brief in the matter is expected to be filed by the HPG attorney this week. A court date could come in early January.
More about the eviction from our partners at the Kingsport Times-News.