SETH ELLIOTT v. CITY OF MANCHESTER, TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Karen Belcher on Jul 24, 2017

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

J. Patrick Kilgore, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Seth Elliott.

Attorneys 2:

Aaron S. Guin, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, the City of Manchester, Tennessee.

Judge(s): DINKINS

An inmate of the Coffee County jail was injured when he fell off a truck being driven by another inmate while working on a detail for the City of Manchester. The inmate filed suit against the city and the county pursuant to the Tennessee Governmental Tort Liability Act to recover for alleged negligence on the part of the city and county. The inmate settled his claim against the county. The city moved to dismiss the suit on the ground that it was immune from suit because the inmate’s recovery was limited to medical treatment for the injury he received; the court agreed and dismissed the suit. Discerning no error, we affirm the judgment.

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