TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY EX REL. CHARLES A. HARMON, ET AL. v. CARLTON E. BRYANT, IV, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Aug 14, 2012

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Herbert S. Moncier, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellants, Charles A. Harmon, Clyde McCarty, III, Fonda Gross, and Charlana H. Wooley.

Attorneys 2:

Charles F. Sterchi, III, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellees, Carlton E. Bryant, IV, J. Duran, A. Mitchell, Chris Bryant, and James J.J. Jones.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General & Reporter, William E. Young, Solicitor General, and Benjamin A. Whitehouse, Assistant Attorney General, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Nina Harris.

Judge(s): MCCLARTY

This is an appeal from an order denying a petition to have the appellees held in criminal contempt based upon their failure to comply with various subpoenas commanding them to appear at depositions and produce documents to be used by the appellants in the context of an administrative asset forfeiture proceeding on the docket of the Tennessee Department of Safety. The petition was filed in the Criminal Court for Knox County, Tennessee. It was denied on grounds that the court in which the petition was filed had no jurisdiction to grant the relief requested. The appellants appeal. We affirm.