2010 Tennessee Code
Title 27 - Appeal And Review
Chapter 5 - Appeals from General Sessions Court and Municipal Officers
27-5-108 - Appeal from general sessions court.
27-5-108. Appeal from general sessions court.
(a) (1) Any party may appeal from a decision of the general sessions court to the circuit court of the county within a period of ten (10) days on complying with the provisions of this chapter.
(2) If there are multiple parties in a case before the general sessions court in which comparative fault is an issue at trial, and if one (1) or more of the parties, but not all, perfects an appeal of a decision of the sessions court to the circuit court, as provided in this section, then the appealing party shall serve written notice to all other parties that an appeal has been taken. Such written notice shall be sent to the last known address of each such party or to the party's legal counsel. The other parties shall have ten (10) days from receipt of such notice to perfect an appeal.
(b) This provision allowing ten (10) days in which to perfect an appeal shall apply in every county of Tennessee, any provision of any private act to the contrary notwithstanding, it being the legislative intent to establish a uniform period of ten (10) days in which any such appeal may be perfected in any county in Tennessee.
(c) Any appeal shall be heard de novo in the circuit court.
(d) If no appeal is taken within the time provided, then execution may issue.
[Acts 1959, ch. 109, § 4; T.C.A., § 27-509; modified; Acts 2002, ch. 707, § 1; 2008, ch. 756, § 1.]
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