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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on May 25, 2016

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Herbert H. Slatery, III, Attorney General and Reporter; Andrée S. Blumstein, Solicitor General; Alexander S. Rieger and Paul Jordan Scott, Assistant Attorneys General, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, State of Tennessee, Department of Children’s Services.

Attorneys 2:

William P. Holloway and Michael T. Fort, Franklin, Tennessee, for the appellee, B. S.

Neil Campbell, Franklin, Tennessee, for the appellee, R. S.

Judge(s): GOLDIN

This appeal concerns the propriety of a writ of certiorari granted by the Williamson County Chancery Court to review a protective custody order entered by the Williamson County Juvenile Court. The chancery court held that the protective custody order from the juvenile court was void and enjoined the Department of Children’s Services (“DCS”) from interfering with the paternal grandmother’s physical and legal custody of the minor children at issue. Because we are of the opinion that the chancery court did not have subject matter jurisdiction to review the juvenile court’s order, we vacate the judgment of the Chancery Court and remand.