HERBERT S. MONCIER v. NINA HARRIS, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Mar 10, 2017

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Herbert S. Moncier, Knoxville, Tennessee, appellant pro se.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery, III, Attorney General & Reporter, Andree S. Blumstein, Solicitor General, and Janet M. Kleinfelter, Deputy Attorney General, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellees, Nina Harris, Joseph Bartlett, and William Gibbons.

Judge(s): MCCLARTY

This appeal involves a request for access to examine records under Tennessee Code Annotated section 10-7-505 in which the plaintiff sought the release of civil forfeiture documents from the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security. The trial court held that the plaintiff did not show sufficient cause for release of the sought after documents in a non-redacted format. We find that the issue has become moot owing to the legislative enactment of 2016 Tenn. Pub. Acts, Chapter 722, § 5. Accordingly, we vacate the trial court’s judgment and dismiss this case.

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