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Friday, August 27, 2021

New Tennessee Claims Commission Case: Dismissal of Claim Upheld on Appeal

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.     


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