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File #: RS2020-690    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/4/2020 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 12/15/2020 Final action: 12/15/2020
Title: A resolution authorizing the Metropolitan Department of Law to compromise and settle the claims of Joseph Clara and Wyndee Clara against the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County in the amount of $195,000.00, with said amount to be paid out of the Self-Insured Liability Fund.
Sponsors: Kyonzte Toombs
Attachments: 1. RS2020-690 Letter to Clerk
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A resolution authorizing the Metropolitan Department of Law to compromise and settle the claims of Joseph Clara and Wyndee Clara against the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County in the amount of $195,000.00, with said amount to be paid out of the Self-Insured Liability Fund.
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WHEREAS, on November 14, 2018, Joseph Clara's vehicle was struck by a Metropolitan Nashville Public Works Department truck while driving on Korean Veterans Memorial Bridge, resulting in personal injuries to Joseph Clara; 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 interest of the Metropolitan Government and recommends that any and all claims or causes of action brought or that could have been brought by Joseph Clara and Wyndee Clara related to the events detailed above, be compromised and settled for $195,000.00, 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 claims of Joseph Clara and Wyndee Clara for the sum of $195,000.00, 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
Analysis

This resolution settles the person injury and loss of consortium claims of Joseph and Wyndee Clara against the Metropolitan Government for the amount of $195,000 to be paid from the self-insured liability fund. On November 14, 2018, Mr. Clara was traveling on Korean Veterans Memorial Bridge behind a Public Works truck. The truck had been deployed to pick up debris from the roadway. The Public Works truck driver noticed debris in the oncoming lane, so he a...

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