Case Caption: In Re: Michael A. Hartlage as Plaintiff to an Action for Damages for Personal Injury.Case Number: S.Ct.Civ. No. 2009-0068Date: 09/30/2010Author: Cabret, Maria M. Citation: Summary:

The Superior Court denied appellant's motion to file a late claim against the government under the Virgin Islands Tort Claims Act and subsequently denied appellant's motion for reconsideration. On appeal, the Supreme Court affirmed the denial of the motion for reconsideration, ruling that the Superior Court did not abuse its discretion because the motion was based on inadmissible new evidence, and the only other evidence presented to show that the government had notice of the claim was appellant's own conclusory statements.

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