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File #: RS2021-976    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/21/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 6/1/2021 Final action: 6/1/2021
Title: A resolution authorizing the Metropolitan Department of Law to compromise and settle the personal injury claim of Charles M. Davis against the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County in the amount of $35,000.00, with said amount to be paid out of the Self-Insured Liability Fund.
Sponsors: Kyonzte Toombs
Attachments: 1. RS2021-976 Letter to Clerk
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A resolution authorizing the Metropolitan Department of Law to compromise and settle the personal injury claim of Charles M. Davis against the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County in the amount of $35,000.00, with said amount to be paid out of the Self-Insured Liability Fund.
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WHEREAS, on September 22, 2020, an employee of the Metropolitan Nashville Public Works Department, while operating a vehicle owned by the Metropolitan Government, struck the side of the vehicle Charles Davis was driving, causing injury to Mr. Davis; 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 the personal injury claim be compromised and settled for $35,000.00, 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 Charles M. Davis for the sum of $35,000.00 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 authorizes the Department of Law to settle the claim of Charles Davis against Metro for the amount of $35,000. On September 22, 2020, Mr. Davis and a Metro Public Works employee were both driving northbound on South Gallatin Pike when the Public Works employee veered into Mr. Davis to avoid another vehicle attempting to enter into the employee's lane. Mr. Davis sustained injuries to his back and hip, incurring medical bills totaling $21,223.09.

The Department of Law recommends settling the claim for the amount of the medical bil...

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