Suit may be brought by or against any of the parties to a written instrument on which the action is founded, by the name and description used in the instrument.

Terms Used In Tennessee Code 20-1-109

  • Code: includes the Tennessee Code and all amendments and revisions to the code and all additions and supplements to the code. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105

Code 1858, § 2788; Shan., § 4485; Code 1932, § 8612; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 20-110.

Textbooks. Gibson’s Suits in Chancery (7th ed., Inman), § 116.

Cited: Martin Furniture Co. v. Massey, 135 Tenn. 338, 186 S.W. 451, 1916 Tenn. LEXIS 30 (1916).