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Posted by: Landry Butler on Oct 5, 2017

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Patrick B. Mason and Steven C. Ebbers, Germantown, Tennessee, for the appellant, Paul Allen Gontarek.

Attorneys 2:

Keli J. Oliver and Melissa Roberge, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County.

Judge(s): GOLDIN

Plaintiff, the successor administrator for the decedent’s estate, brought a negligence suit against the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County based on the probate clerk’s failure to cite the prior administrator in accordance with Tennessee Code Annotated section 30-2-602. Following the Metropolitan Government’s filing of a motion for summary judgment, the trial court concluded that the asserted claims were barred by the Tennessee Governmental Tort Liability Act’s one-year statute of limitations. For the reasons stated herein, we reverse.

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