Assigned on Briefs May 1, 2018
from the Circuit Court for Hamilton County No. 16C1460 J.B.
Ramsey ("Defendant"), pro se, appeals the April 18,
2017 order of the Circuit Court for Hamilton County
("the Circuit Court") granting Plaintiff's
motion to dismiss Defendant's appeal from General
Sessions Court to the Circuit Court. Defendant's brief on
appeal severely fails to comply with Tenn. R. App. P. 27. We,
therefore, find that Defendant has waived his issues on
appeal. We affirm the Trial Court's April 18, 2017 order.
R. App. P. 3 Appeal as of Right; Judgment of the Circuit
Court Affirmed Case Remanded
Kenneth E. Ramsey, Chattanooga, Tennessee, pro se appellant.
C. Ensign, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellee, Sandra
MICHAEL SWINEY, C.J., delivered the opinion of the court, in
which W. NEAL MCBRAYER and ARNOLD B. GOLDIN, JJ. joined.
MEMORANDUM OPINION 
MICHAEL SWINEY, CHIEF JUDGE
Buttram ("Plaintiff") sued Defendant and Sandra
Ramsey in the General Sessions Court for Hamilton County
("General Sessions Court") seeking, among other
things, re-possession of rental property. The General
Sessions Court granted Plaintiff judgment by default for
possession. Defendant filed a motion to set aside the default
judgment, a petition to hold judgment as void, and a motion
to stay execution of judgment. Defendant also filed a notice
of appeal to this Court. By order entered February 9, 2016,
this Court determined that it lacked subject matter
jurisdiction and transferred the appeal to the Circuit Court.
Defendant then filed a Petition for Writ of Mandamus in the
filed a motion to dismiss the appeal in Circuit Court
alleging, in part, that the General Sessions Court had denied
Defendant's motions; that Defendant failed to timely
appeal the judgment of the General Sessions Court granting
Plaintiff possession; that thereafter Plaintiff filed suit in
the Chancery Court for Hamilton County ("the Chancery
Court") seeking to quiet title to the real property at
issue; that in September of 2016 the Chancery Court had
entered an order divesting all right, title and interest in
the property out of Defendant and Sandra Ramsey and into
Plaintiff; and that Defendant did not appeal the judgment of
the Chancery Court, which became final.
order entered April 18, 2017, the Circuit Court granted
Plaintiff's motion and dismissed Defendant's appeal
from the General Sessions Court after finding and holding,
This matter came to be heard on March 20, 2017, on
Plaintiff's Motion to Dismiss before the Honorable Marie
Williams, sitting in place of the Honorable J.B. Bennett. The
matter was duly called and only the Plaintiff, in person and
through counsel, appeared.
After review of the pleadings and hearing of argument, Judge
Williams granted Plaintiff's Motion to Dismiss.
Subsequently, on March 21, 2017, Defendant Kenneth Ramsey
appeared in Judge Bennett's court room claiming his
notice stated the hearing was on March 21, 2017.
Plaintiff's counsel agreed to move the hearing to April
3, 2017, and not enter any order from Judge Williams.
On April 3, 2017, counsel for Plaintiff again appeared, but
Defendant Kenneth Ramsey did not appear. As well, Defendant
Kenneth Ramsey has never filed any response to the ...