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File #: 19-0485    Version: 1 Name: Resolutions Rejecting Claims for Damages
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/10/2019 In control: Human Resources
On agenda: 5/7/2019 Final action: 5/7/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #: Resolution No. 19-170, Resolution No. 19-171, Resolution No. 19-172, Resolution No. 19-173, Resolution No. 19-174, Resolution No. 19-175, Resolution No. 19-176, Resolution No. 19-177, Resolution No. 19-178, Resolution No. 19-179
Title: Approve Resolutions Rejecting Claims for Damages.
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Resolution No. 19-170, 3. Resolution No. 19-171, 4. Resolution No. 19-172, 5. Resolution No. 19-173, 6. Resolution No. 19-174, 7. Resolution No. 19-175, 8. Resolution No. 19-176, 9. Resolution No. 19-177, 10. Resolution No. 19-178, 11. Resolution No. 19-179
DATE: May 7, 2019

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBMITTED BY: Paul Nerland, Director of Human Resources

SUBJECT: Resolutions Rejecting Claims for Damages

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
Approve Resolutions Rejecting Claims for Damages.
REPORT
Following the review committee, submitted claims are presented to your Board with a rejection recommendation. If the claim is in the County's jurisdiction, the Summary of Claims denotes the affected supervisorial district.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION:

The Board could choose not to approve the Department of Human Resources' recommendations.

FISCAL IMPACT:

Payment of claims and the cost of defending claims are charged to the Risk Management Internal Services Fund. The Fund is supported by annual budgetary contributions based on actuarial projections.

DISCUSSION:

Your Board has delegated authority to the Department to accept claims for damages in amounts up to $10,000 and reject claims up to $5,000. Claims exceeding that amount are referred to your Board after evaluation by the Claims Review Committee (CRC). The CRC considers various claim elements, which include jurisdiction, allocation of fault, immunities, and compliance with the Government Tort Claims Act by claimants. The Committee consists of Department staff, a Deputy County Counsel and an Independent Legal Counsel.

For claims involving damages over $5,000, a reserve is established, which is estimated to be sufficient to pay the cost of investigating and defending the claim, and to pay any damages for which the County is liable.

After evaluation by the CRC, claims are presented to your Board with a recommendation to reject submitted claims, which places the County in the strongest position to negotiate and/or defend the claim.

The CRC has reviewed the claims that are summarized briefly and rejection for each claim is recommended.

Claimant No.: Claimant(s)
10039 Flodoro Mascorro
10041 David Ramirez, et al.
10042 Ana Pineda
10044 John Bartram
10045 Deborah Easter
10046 ...

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