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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jul 20, 2012

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Michael Stevison, Mountain City, Tennessee, appellant, pro se.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General & Reporter, and Lee Pope, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights and Claims Division, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): PER CURIAM

Michael Stevison (“the Claimant”), an inmate in the custody of the Department of Correction, filed a breach of contract claim against the State of Tennessee. His claim was assigned to the small claims docket of the Claims Commission. The State filed a “Motion to Dismiss and/or Motion for Summary Judgment,” both of which were granted by the Commission. The Claimant filed a notice of appeal seeking to appeal the adverse decision to this Court. The State filed a motion to dismiss the appeal based upon its argument that the relevant statutory scheme prohibits appeals from decisions on claims “appearing on the small claims docket.” Since we have no jurisdiction to hear this appeal, it is dismissed.