RULE 24. INTERVENTION

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Rule 24.05: Finality of Judgment.

Any order granting or denying a motion to intervene filed pursuant to this rule shall be a final judgment for purposes of Tenn.R. App. P. 3.

Advisory Commision Comment [2018].

The 2018 amendment adds subsection 24.05, which, in conjunction with the changes to Rule 54, Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure, and Rules 3 and 4, Tennessee Rules of Appellate Procedure, provides for appeal as of right from a trial court's order granting or denying a motion to intervene. Effectively, July 1, 2018, any order granting or denying a motion to intervene shall be a final judgment, and a timely appeal of that final judgment shall be the only method to appeal the grant or denial of a motion to intervene. The 2018 amendment also makes terminological updates, substituting the term "motion" for the prior term "application" and the term "movant" for applicant throughout the rule (for consistency with Tennessee Civil Procedure Rule 7 terminology).

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