Tort Claims against State Departments and Agencies.
§143-295. Settlement of claims.
(a) Any claims except claims of minors pending or hereafter filed against the various departments, institutions and agencies of the State may be settled upon agreement between the claimant and the Attorney General for an amount not in excess of twenty- five thousand dollars ($25,000), without the approval of the Industrial Commission. The Attorney General may also make settlements by agreement for claims in excess of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) and claims of infants or persons non sui juris, provided such claims have been subject to review and approval by the Industrial Commission.
(b) In settlements under twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000), agreed upon between the Attorney General and the claimant, the filing of an affidavit as set forth in G.S. 143-297 shall not be required.
(c) Transfer of title of a motor vehicle acquired in behalf of the State in settlement of claim pursuant to the provisions of this Article may be transferred by the Attorney General in the same manner as provided for such transfer by an insurance company under the provisions of G.S. 20-75. (1951, c. 1059, s. 5; 1971, c. 1103, s.1; 1973, c. 699; 1975, c. 756; 1979, c. 877; 1981, c. 166; 1985, c. 693; 1989, c. 228, ss. 1, 2.)
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