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Posted by: Landry Butler on Mar 21, 2017

Head Comment: CORRECTION: Page 1 has been updated to reflect Judge Susano in place of Judge Frierson.

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Brett A. Cole, Seymour, Tennessee, for the appellant, Jessica L.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery, III, Attorney General and Reporter, and Rachel E. Buckley, Assistant Attorney General, General Civil Division, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.

Candice K. Mendez, Dandridge, Tennessee, Guardian Ad Litem.

Judge(s): MCCLARTY

This is an appeal by the appellant, Jessica L., from an order terminating her parental rights to the minor child, Braxton L. The order terminating the appellant’s parental rights was entered on December 29, 2016. The Notice of Appeal was not filed until February 2, 2017, more than thirty (30) days from the date of entry of the final order. The Attorney General, on behalf of the appellee, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, has filed a motion to dismiss this appeal based upon the untimely filing of the Notice of Appeal. Because the Notice of Appeal was not timely filed, we have no jurisdiction to consider this appeal and grant the motion to dismiss.