RESOLUTION NO. R99-1594
A resolution approving the settlement of the lawsuit of Hazel Covington and Shantel Caruthers against Joanna Grant and the Metropolitan Government for $7000 and directing that this amount be paid out of the Self-Insured Liability Fund.
Whereas, plaintiffs Hazel Covington and her daughter Shantel Caruthers were injured in an automobile collision with the automobile driven by defendant Joanna Grant on May 29, 1996 at the intersection of South Douglas Avenue and Elliott Avenue; and
Whereas, plaintiffs had the right of way at the intersection because they were on South Douglas Avenue and traffic on Elliott Avenue was controlled by stop signs; and
Whereas, the stop sign facing Joanna Grants path of travel was largely obscured by foliage from a tree growing on the public right of way; and
Whereas, the Metropolitan Department of Law believes that a settlement of seven thousand dollars ($7,000) which constitutes 50% of the total settlement is fair and reasonable and recommends that this claim be compromised and settled 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. That the Metropolitan Department of Law is authorized to compromise and settle the lawsuit of Hazel Covington and Shantel Caruthers against the Metropolitan Government for the amount of seven thousand dollars ($7,000) and that said amount should be paid from the Self-Insured Liability Fund.
Section 2. That this resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored By: Charles Fentress
|Referred to:||Budget & Finance Committee|
|Introduced:||June 15, 1999|
|Adopted:||June 15, 1999|
|Approved:||June 21, 1999|