Recent Important Decisions

Adverse Possession – Tacking – To a suit in ejectment, defendant pleaded, (z) the statute of limitations of seven years, claiming adverse possession for that length of time; (2) also twenty years’ adverse possession as a basis for the presumption of a grant. The possession relied upon is partially that of defendant’s predecessor, between whom and defendant there was no privity. Held, (I) the defense of the statute of limitations is without merit. Successive possessions cannot be tacked to make up the period of that statute unless connected by privity; (2) but no privity is necessary to raise the presumption of a grant where the possession relied upon is continuous for twenty years, and this defense must prevail. Ferguson v. Prince, (Tenn. i916) i9o S. W. 548.