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Posted by: Landry Butler on Jan 31, 2018

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Casey A. Long, Franklin, Tennessee (on appeal), for the appellant, Michael J.

Attorneys 2:

Terry R. Clayton, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Alicia B.

Judge(s): MCBRAYER

Putative father appeals the juvenile court’s adjudication of parentage, arguing that the court erred in considering a paternity test report previously entered as an exhibit in proceedings before a magistrate. Although the court erred in taking judicial notice of the report, we conclude the error was harmless. We also conclude that the preponderance of the evidence supports the court’s paternity determination. Thus, we affirm.