GREGORY ANDERSON d/b/a ABC PAINTING COMPANY v. THE METROPOLITAN DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING AGENCY - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jul 29, 2013

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Phillip Leon Davidson, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Gregory Anderson d/b/a ABC Painting Company.

Attorneys 2:

Harold Frederick Humbracht, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency.

Judge(s): COTTRELL

A painting contractor filed a complaint against Nashville’s Metropolitan Housing and Development Agency (MDHA) alleging that the agency had violated its own rules by failing to choose him as the lowest bidder on a painting contract. The trial court dismissed the complaint, holding that it lacked subject matter jurisdiction because an administrative decision, such as the award of a painting contract, can only be challenged through a petition for writ of certiorari, and the contractor had filed his complaint after the sixty day time limit for filing the writ had passed. See Tenn. Code Ann. § 27-9-102. We affirm.

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