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$2 million to be returned to some Shelby County residents

The money is part of the nearly $13 million the General Sessions Court found in December.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A portion of $2-million could soon be returned to some Shelby County residents soon.   

General Sessions Court Clerk Joe Brown gave the excess money to county commissioners saying that it should be returned to citizens.

The money is part of the nearly $13 million the court found in December.

Brown said the majority of the money are from payments going back as far as 2002 made to General Sessions from the state of Tennessee for processing mental health cases.

He said he and his office are working to make sure each dollar is returned to their rightful owners.

The General Sessions Civil Court has Jurisdiction in the following actions:Civil cases up to $25,000 Forcible entry detainer actions (evictions) Action to recover personal property Emergency mental commitments Denial petitions for handgun permits Interpleaders Drug Dealer Eviction Program The General Sessions Civil Court consists of six (6) civil judges which preside in approximately 65,000 new cases annually.