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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE EASTERN DIVISION IRENE RAMOS GUERRA, ) ) Plaintiff, ) v. ) No. 1:19-cv-01073-STA-jay ) TAMER ABUAITA a/k/a ) TAMER ABU AITA and ) BARBARA ABUAITA, ) ) Defendants. ) ORDER GRANTING IN PART, DENYING IN PART DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT This is a family dispute over ownership in residential property. Defendants Tamer Abuaita a/k/a Tamer Abu Aita and Barbara Abuaita hold title to the property. Plaintiff Irene Ramos Guerra, who is Barbara Abuaita’s mother and Tamer Abuaita’s mother-in-law, has lived in the home and made most of the monthly mortgage payments on the property for nearly 18 years. Ms. Guerra claims that she took up residence in the home in 2002 and entered into a verbal lease-purchase agreement with her daughter and son-in-law. The Abuaitas claim that Guerra has merely rented the home from them. The Abuaitas now seek judgment as a matter of law on Guerra’s equitable claims to the property. Beca...