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Posted by: Landry Butler on Aug 14, 2017

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Lindsay K. Earhart, Kingsport, Tennessee, for the appellant, Robert D.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter, and Brian A. Pierce, Assistant Attorney General, General Civil Division, for the appellee, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.

Jordan C. Pennington, Bristol, Virginia, Guardian Ad Litem.

Judge(s): FRIERSON

This is an appeal from an order terminating the parental rights of the appellant to his minor children. The only notice of appeal filed by the appellant within the time provided in Rule 4(a) of the Tennessee Rules of Appellate Procedure for the filing of a notice of appeal did not comply with Tennessee Code Annotated § 36-1-124(d), which states: “Any notice of appeal filed in a termination of parental rights action shall be signed by the appellant.” Because this notice of appeal was insufficient to invoke the jurisdiction of this Court, this appeal is dismissed.