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File #: RS2020-550    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/28/2020 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 10/6/2020 Final action: 10/6/2020
Title: A resolution authorizing the Metropolitan Department of Law to compromise and settle the personal injury claim of Dianne Hunter against the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County in the amount of $60,000.00, and that said amount be paid out of the Self-Insured Liability Fund
Sponsors: Kyonzte Toombs
Attachments: 1. RS2020-550_D-20-09577_Hunter, 2. 09577-Resolution text, 3. 09577-Resolution-settlement-Dianne Hunter
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A resolution authorizing the Metropolitan Department of Law to compromise and settle the personal injury claim of Dianne Hunter against the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County in the amount of $60,000.00, and that said amount be paid out of the Self-Insured Liability Fund
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WHEREAS, on September 24, 2017, Dianne Hunter fell while walking up a damaged concrete step to access the Creative Arts building at the Fairgrounds, resulting in a fall forward causing multiple abrasions, stitches, loss of consciousness, significant infection; and,

WHEREAS, after investigation, the Metropolitan Department of Law believes that the settlement listed in Section 1 is fair and reasonable and in the best interests of the Metropolitan Government, and recommends that any and all claims or causes of action brought or that could have been brought by Dianne Hunter related to the events detailed above, be compromised and settled for $60,000.00, and that this amount be paid from the Self-Insured Liability Fund.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1: The Metropolitan Department of Law is authorized to compromise and settle the personal injury claim of Dianne Hunter for the sum of $60,000.00 with said amount to be paid from the Self-Insured Liability Fund.

Section 2: This resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
agenda analysis
This resolution authorizes the Metropolitan Department of Law to compromise and settle the personal injury claim of Dianne Hunter against the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County in the amount of $60,000 to be paid out of the self-insured liability fund. On September 24, 2017, Ms. Hunter, who was 78 years old at the time, tripped on some concrete steps at the Fairgrounds while attending a flea market. Although the steps h...

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