MYRON BASS, Plaintiff, KAREN MOBLEY; LAWRENCE EVERETT REED, Plaintiffs-Appellants,
TOM LEATHERWOOD, Register of Deeds, et al., Defendants-Appellees
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee at Memphis. No. 2:13-cv-02882--James D. Todd, District Judge.
KAREN MOBLEY, Plaintiff - Appellant, Pro se, Germantown, TN.
LAWRENCE EVERETT REED, Plaintiff - Appellant, Pro se, Memphis, TN.
For TOM LEATHERWOOD, Register of Deeds. In official and individual capacity, JOSEPH REVES, Deputy Register of Deeds. In official and individual capacity, Defendants - Appellees: Virginia P. Bozeman, Law Office, Germantown, TN.
For MCCURDY & CANDLER, LLC, In official and individual capacity, PATRICK TAGGART, Attorney at Law. In official and individual capacity, Defendants - Appellees: Frank Reid Olson, Cobb, Olson & Andrle, Atlanta, GA.
For U.S. BANK, N.A., DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERICAS, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A, BRIAN T. MOYNIHAN, CEO. In official and individual capacity, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Defendants - Appellees: Frankie N. Spero, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, Nashville, TN.
For MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., Defendant - Appellee: Klinton W. Alexander, Baker Donelson, Nashville, TN; Jay A. Ebelhar, Baker Donelson, Memphis, TN.
For WEISS, SPICER & CASH, ARNOLD WEISS, Attorney at Law. In official and individual capacities, GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, Defendants - Appellees: Elizabeth A. Cash, Memphis, TN.
For GREENPOINT MORTGAGE FUNDING, INC., Defendant - Appellee: Reid Stephens Manley, Burr & Forman, Birmingham, AL; Zachary David Miller, Burr & Forman, Nashville, TN.
Before: COLE, Chief Judge; GILMAN and SUTTON, Circuit Judges.
SUTTON, Circuit Judge.
Karen P. Mobley and Lawrence Everett Reed filed a pro se complaint on behalf of the Karen Mobley Gunn Estate and the Lawrence Everett Reed Estate, respectively. They contended that various financial institutions fraudulently transferred real estate properties in Shelby County, Tennessee, and failed to follow proper procedures for selling properties encumbered by outstanding liens. The district court dismissed the complaint on the ground that a nonattorney cannot appear in court on behalf of an artificial entity such as an estate, even though Mobley and Reed claimed that they were the sole beneficiaries of their ...