MEMPHIS BONDING COMPANY, INC. v. CRIMINAL COURT OF TENNESSEE 30TH DISTRICT, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Nov 25, 2015

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Herbert H. Slatery, III, Attorney General and Reporter, Andree S. Blumstein, Solicitor General, Michael A. Meyer, Deputy Attorney General and Steven A. Hart, Special Counsel, for the appellants, Shelby County Criminal Court, Paula L. Skahan, Glenn Ivy Wright, J. Robert Carter, Jr., Carolyn W. Blackett, James M. Lammey, John Wheeler Campbell, Lee V. Coffee, Chris Craft, W. Mark Ward, and James C. Beasley, Jr.

Attorneys 2:

Edward M. Bearman and Jeffrey A. Land, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellee, Memphis Bonding Company, Inc.

Judge(s): GIBSON

This appeal involves a challenge to a local rule of the criminal court in Shelby County. The lawsuit was filed in the chancery court. After a hearing, the chancery court concluded that it had subject matter jurisdiction over the matter and entered a temporary injunction prohibiting the criminal court and its ten judges from enforcing a section of the local rule. We granted an application for an extraordinary appeal filed by the criminal court and its judges. We reverse the chancery court’s exercise of subject matter jurisdiction, vacate the temporary injunction and remand for dismissal of the complaint.