Dismissal Due to Inadequate Briefing

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21st Mortgage Corporation v. Ford, No. W2022-00168-COA-R3-CV, p. 4 (Tenn. Ct. App. April 25, 2023).

“When a party fails to comply with Tenn. R. App. P. 27, this [C]ourt has the authority to dismiss the appeal.”Riebsame v. Schemel, No. E2018-01798-COA-R3-CV, 2019 WL 4667586, at *4 (Tenn. Ct. App. Sept. 24, 2019) (citing Bean v. Bean, 40 S.W.3d 52, 54–55 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2000); Watt v. Watt, No. M2014-02565-COA-R3-CV, 2016 WL 1730659, at *4 (Tenn. Ct. App. Apr. 27, 2016)). “We have previously held that a litigant’s appeal should be dismissed where his brief does not comply with the applicable rules, or where there is a complete failure to cite to the record.” Commercial Bank, Inc. v. Summers, No. E2010-02170-COA- R3-CV, 2011 WL 2673112, at *2 (Tenn. Ct. App. July 11, 2011).


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