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Resolution RS2020-367

A resolution authorizing the Metropolitan Department of Law to compromise and settle the personal injury claims of Lena Rivers-Simpson and Ronald Simpson in the amount of $300,000, with said amount to be paid out of the Self-Insured Liability Fund.

WHEREAS, Ms. Rivers-Simpson was admitted to Nashville General Hospital on December 18, 2015 for a routine procedure and was a patient there until March 25, 2016 due to complications resulting from that procedure; and,

WHEREAS, Ms. Rivers-Simpson and Mr. Simpson brought suit against the Metropolitan Hospital Authority; 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 claims of Lena Rivers-Simpson and Ronald Simpson be compromised and settled for $300,000, 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 claims of Lena Rivers-Simpson and Ronald Simpson in the amount of $300,000, 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.

Sponsor(s)

Bob Mendes, Sharon Hurt

Legislative History

Referred toBudget and Finance Committee

IntroducedJuly 7, 2020

AdoptedJuly 7, 2020

ApprovedJuly 8, 2020

ByMayor Cooper's signature

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Last Modified: 07/10/2020 2:34 PM