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Tort Liabilty Act

Reference Number: MTAS-262
Tennessee Code Annotated
Reviewed Date: October 27, 2017
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Tennessee Governmental Tort Liability Act
In 1973, the Tennessee General Assembly enacted a comprehensive Tennessee Governmental Tort Liability Act. T.C.A. §§ 29-20-101, et seq. The act became effective January 1, 1974, and was made applicable only to claims or actions arising after that date. It applies to any political subdivision of the state, including any municipality or any instrumentality of government created by a municipality.

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