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Kingsport cinema's mall eviction moved to new court

MATTHEW LANE, Kingsport Times-News • Dec 22, 2016 at 4:13 PM

KINGSPORT — The eviction proceedings against Frank Theatres have been moved from sessions court to law court, following a recent order by a Sullivan County judge.

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.

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