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Fisk/Crystal Bridges Case: AG's Appeal Request

Fisk/Crystal Bridges Case: AG's Appeal Request

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Tennessee Attorney General seeks permission to appeal to state's Supreme Court, in order to stop Fisk University's sale of half-share of Stieglitz Collection fo Alice Walton's Crystal Bridges Museum.
Tennessee Attorney General seeks permission to appeal to state's Supreme Court, in order to stop Fisk University's sale of half-share of Stieglitz Collection fo Alice Walton's Crystal Bridges Museum.

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Published by: Lee Rosenbaum, CultureGrrl on Jan 30, 2012
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FISKUNIVERSITY.
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CourtofAppealsNo.M2010-02615-COA-R3-CV
INTHESUPREMECOURTOFTENNESSEEATNASHVILLE
INTHEMATTEROF
APPLICATIONOFTHETENNESSEEATTORNEYGENERALFORPERMISSIONTOAPPEAL
ROBERTE.COOPER,JR.AttorneyGeneralandReporterWILLIAME.YOUNGSolicitorGeneralJANETM.KLEINFELTERDeputyAttorney~eneralPublicInterestDivisionP.O.Box20207Nashville,TN37202(615)741-7403WILLIAMN.HELOU(BPR22839)MGLawPLLC2525WestEndAvenueSuite1475Nashville,TN37203(615)846-8000
 
TABLEOFCONTENTSDATEOFTHEJUDGMENT1QUESTIONPRESENTEDFORREVIEW1SUMMARYOFREASONSSUPPORTINGRULE11REVIEW1ATTORNEYGENERAL'SINTEREST2FACTSRELEVANTTOQUESTIONSPRESENTEDFORREVIEW.4I.TheGiftofTheStieglitzCollection.4II.TheHistoryofThe
CyPres
Litigation8APPLICABLESTANDARDOFREVIEW:15REASONSFORGRANTINGTHEAPPLICATION17I.THECOURTOFAPPEALS'DECISIONRAISESANIMPORTANTQUESTIONOFLAWBYFAILINGTOENFORCETHEPRIMARYOFDONORINTENTWHEREMODIFICATIONOFARESTRICTEDCHARITABLEGIFTISSOUGHT17
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A.TheCyPresDoctrine17B.ThereIsNoEvidenceThatAlfredStieglitzOrGeorgiaO'KeeffeIntendedToHelpFiskUniversityFinanciallyOrAssureItsContinuedExistence,AndTheLowerCourtsErredInOverridingtheDonors'ClearlyExpressedIntent19C.TheCourtOfAppealsErredInEquatingTheFailureOfThePurposeOfTheGiftWiththeFailureOfTheDoneeAsAViableEntity22D.TheCourtOfAppealsErredInApprovingCyPresReliefThatIsNotAsCloseAsPossibleToTheDonors'CharitableIntent23II.THECOURTOFAPPEALSOPINIONRAISESIMPORTANTISSUESOFPUBLICINTERESTASITCHILLSFUTURECHARITABLEGIVINGINTENNESSEEANDTHREATENSTHELOSSOFAUNIQUEANDPRICELESSARTCOLLECTIONTOCREDITORS'CLAIMSORTOTHECRYSTALBRIDGESMUSEUM26
 
B.TheCourtofAppeals'OpinionChillsFutureCharitableGivingInThisState30A.TheCourtOfAppeals'OpinionExposesAUniqueAndPricelessCollectionToLossToCreditors'ClaimsOrToTheCrystalBridgesMuseum27CONCLUSION32CERTIFICATEOFSERVICE33
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