Mandamus, Grant of Writ of

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Decisions of the Tennessee Supreme Court

Decisions of the Tennessee Court of Appeals

State of Tennessee ex rel. Tulis v. Lee, Governor of Tennessee,, p. 14 No. E2021-00436-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. May 24, 2022).

[A] trial court’s decision concerning whether to grant a writ of mandamus is a discretionary one. Grant v. Foreperson for Bradley Cnty. Grand Jury, No. E2009-01450-COA-R3-CV, 2010 WL 844912, at *5 (Tenn. Ct. App. Mar. 11, 2010) (“[I]t has long been settled in Tennessee that the granting of the writ of mandamus, even when the right thereto is clear, lies in the sound discretion of the court.”). As this Court has explained, “a trial court will be found to have ‘abused its discretion’ only when it applies an incorrect legal standard, reaches a decision that is illogical, bases its decision on a clearly erroneous assessment of the evidence, or employs reasoning that causes an injustice to the complaining party.” In re Estate of Greenamyre, 219 S.W.3d 877, 886 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2005) (internal citations omitted).


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