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Giles v. Giles Land Company
Citation:279 P.3d 139 (2012)
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The dispute centers on a family owned and operated limited partnership, Giles Land Company. On one side is the plaintiff, Kelley, the second youngest of seven children in the Giles family. On the other side are the defendants. The partnership was formed in the mid-1990’s. The partnership owns both ranchland and farmland. In 1999, Kelly was a partner in the Giles Ranch Company, but he became so overwhelmed with the debt he had incurred in the operations of the ranch company that he insisted that he be bought out of the ranch company and relieved of all debt. On March 26, 2007, the partnership held a meeting to discuss converting the partnership into a limited liability company. Kelley was unable to attend the meeting and did not sign the articles of organization. He was not satisfied with the records that the partnership had provided, so he filed suit asking the court to force the partnership to turn over all of the documents he was requesting. In response, the defendants filed an answer and a counterclaim seeking to dissociate Kelley from the partnership.
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