RESOLUTION NO. RS2010-1481
A resolution authorizing the Metropolitan Department of Law to compromise and settle the claims of Joseantonio Melton and Teresa Patterson-Melton asserted against the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County for the total amount of $80,000, and directing that this amount be paid out of the Self-Insured Liability Fund.
WHEREAS, on August 6, 2007, Joseantonio Melton and Teresa Patterson-Melton were injured when a Metropolitan Nashville Police Department vehicle driven by Officer Timothy Dederick struck the rear of the Melton’s vehicle on Interstate 40; and,
WHEREAS, on November 24, 2008, Joseantonio Melton and Teresa Patterson-Melton brought suit against the Metropolitan Government for injuries and damages that they suffered as a result of the accident; and,
WHEREAS, after investigation, the Department of Law believes that the settlement listed in Section 1 is fair and reasonable and in the Metropolitan Government’s best interest, and the Department of Law recommends that this lawsuit be compromised and settled for $80,000.
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 lawsuit Joseantonio Melton and Teresa Patterson-Melton v. Metropolitan Government currently pending in the Fifth Circuit Court for Davidson County, Docket No. 08C-3885, for the sum of $80,000, and directing that this amount be paid out of 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: Megan Barry
|Referred to:||Budget & Finance Committee|
|Introduced:||December 7, 2010|
|Adopted:||December 7, 2010|
|Approved:||December 13, 2010|