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File #: RS2021-716    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/8/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 1/19/2021 Final action: 1/19/2021
Title: A resolution authorizing the Metropolitan Department of Law to compromise and settle the personal injury claim of April McQueen against the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County in the amount of $80,000.00, with said amount to be paid out of the Self-Insured Liability Fund.
Sponsors: Kyonzte Toombs
Attachments: 1. RS2021-716, 2. RS2021-716 Letter to Metro Clerk
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A resolution authorizing the Metropolitan Department of Law to compromise and settle the personal injury claim of April McQueen against the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County in the amount of $80,000.00, with said amount to be paid out of the Self-Insured Liability Fund.
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WHEREAS, on October 4, 2017, April McQueen was working as a nurse in the medical clinic at the Davidson County Sheriff's Office Hill Detention Center. Ms. McQueen was assaulted by an inmate who was able to leave his pod and enter the medical unit after the electronic slider door securing his pod was opened by mistake. Ms. McQueen sustained personal injuries and medical expenses as a result of the assault; 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 April McQueen related to the events detailed above, be compromised and settled for $80,000.00, 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 April McQueen for the sum of $80,000.00, 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 personal injury claim of April McQueen against the Metropolitan Government for the amount of $80,000 to be paid from the self-insured liability fund. On October 4, 2017, Ms. McQueen was a staff nurse in the medical clinic at the Davidson County Sheriff's...

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