545 S.W.2d 743 (1977)

Michael P. BRODBINE, d/b/a Tara, etc., Appellants, v. Joe E. TORRENCE, Director of Finance, and the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee, Appellees.

Supreme Court of Tennessee.

January 17, 1977.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Thomas A. Wiseman, Jr., James L. Beckner, Nashville, for appellants.

Robert Rutherford, Nashville, for appellees.


BROCK, Justice.

The Chancellor dismissed the complaint in this case for failure to state a claim upon which relief could be granted and plaintiff appealed.

Plaintiff, Brodbine, is a restaurant operator in Nashville who is licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises of his restaurant, "Tara." He filed this suit as a class action on behalf of himself and 149 others licensed in Nashville for the sale of alcoholic beverages...

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