MICHAEL ANGELO COLEMAN v. TENNESSEE BOARD OF PAROLE, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Oct 26, 2016

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Robert L. Delaney, Jodie A. Bell and Michael J. Passino, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Michael Angelo Coleman.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter, Andre´e Blumstein, Solicitor General, and Pamela S. Lorch, Senior Counsel, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellees, Tennessee Board of Parole, Richard Montgomery, Chairman; Tennessee Department of Correction, Derrick D. Schofield, Commissioner; Patsy Bruce, Ronnie Cole, Gary M. Faulcon, Tim Gobble, Gay Gregson, Barrett Rich, and David Liner.

Judge(s): GIBSON

This appeal involves a multi-count petition filed in chancery court by a prisoner after he was denied parole. The prisoner's petition set forth five counts alleging various constitutional and civil rights violations in connection with the parole process, and he requested declaratory and injunctive relief related to these five counts. The sixth count in the petition sought review of the decision of the parole board pursuant to the common law writ of certiorari. The chancery court dismissed the five counts for declaratory and injunctive relief and certified its order of partial dismissal as final pursuant to Tennessee Rule of Civil Procedure 54.02, leaving only the certiorari action pending. We conclude that the trial court improvidently certified its order as final and dismiss the appeal.

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