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Rule 6: Briefs

Rule 6. Briefs. —

(a) Written argument in regard to each issue on appeal shall contain:

(1) A statement by the appellant of the alleged erroneous action of the trial court which raises the issue and a statement by the appellee of any action of the trial court which is relied upon to correct the alleged error, with citation to the record where the erroneous or corrective action is recorded.

(2) A statement showing how such alleged error was seasonably called to the attention of the trial judge with citation to that part of the record where appellant's challenge of the alleged error is recorded.

(3) A statement reciting wherein appellant was prejudiced by such alleged error, with citations to the record showing where the resultant prejudice is recorded.

(4) A statement of each determinative fact relied upon with citation to the record where evidence of each such fact may be found.

(b) No complaint of or reliance upon action by the trial court will be considered on appeal unless the argument contains a specific reference to the page or pages of the record where such action is recorded. No assertion of fact will be considered on appeal unless the argument contains a reference to the page or pages of the record where evidence of such fact is recorded.

(c) Where less than the full record is sufficient to convey a fair, accurate and complete account of the issues on appeal (as set out in Tenn. R. App. P. 24) and counsel for one of the parties desires to file a complete transcript of the proceeding in this Court, counsel may do so. However, this Court may require that party or counsel to bear the expense of the unnecessary part of the transcript and to furnish an appendix as provided in Tenn. R. App. P. 28.

(d) Extensions of time in excess of those provided for in Tenn. R. App. P. 29(a) will not be liberally granted by this Court. Any request for such extension shall be in the form of a written motion setting forth the reasons for the extension sought. Such motion shall be filed or presented to a member of this Court within the time initially allowed by Tenn. R. App. P. 29(a) for the doing of the act for which an extension is sought.

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