Rule 12: Citation of Unpublished Opinions

Rule 12. Citation of Unpublished Opinions.

(a) No opinion of any court that has not been published shall be cited in papers filed in this Court unless a copy thereof has been furnished to this Court and to adversary counsel. Such unpublished opinions shall be included as appendices to any brief or other paper filed with this Court.

(b) In the case of unpublished Tennessee intermediate appellate court opinions, the title page of any opinion cited to this Court shall contain either a notation that no appeal to the Tennessee Supreme Court has been filed or a notation of the date and manner in which the Tennessee Supreme Court acted upon the application for permission to appeal. Where appropriate, this shall include a notation that an appeal has been applied for but has not been acted upon by the Tennessee Supreme Court.

Back to Top