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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Feb 20, 2015

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Marsha M. Arnurius, Johnson City, Tennessee, for the appellant.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter, and Mary Byrd Ferrara, Assistant Attorney General, General Civil Division, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.

Rachel W. Ratliff, Johnson City, Tennessee, Guardian Ad Litem.

Judge(s): PER CURIAM

This is a termination of parental rights appeal. The Trial Court Judge announced a ruling from the bench at the conclusion of the final hearing below and then subsequently entered a written order vacating the oral ruling. The order vacating the oral ruling contemplates further proceedings in the Trial Court in that it allows for the filing of an Amended Petition to Terminate Parental Rights. Because there is no final written order terminating the parental rights of the appellant, Hearkner L., to her children, we have no jurisdiction to consider this appeal.