The Tennessee Court of Appeals recently released its decision in Howard v. State, No. M2020-00735-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Aug. 26, 2021). The syllabus from the slip opinion reads:
Following a car accident involving an employee of the State of Tennessee, Irene Howard . . . sought damages against the State based on alleged injuries arising from the accident. The claim was denied by the Division of Claims and Risk Management . . . , and Claimant thereafter appealed to the Claims Commission . . . . Because Claimant failed to appeal the DCRM’s decision within ninety days, however, the Commission concluded it lacked jurisdiction over the case and dismissed the appeal. We affirm.
Here is a link to that opinion:
NOTE: This opinion offers a good discussion on filing claims in Tennessee Claims Commission and the procedure associated with doing that. A must read for one who handles claims against the State of Tennessee.