8th Amendment Violation Failure to Exhaust Administrative Remedies.

Byline: Derek Hawkins

7th Circuit Court of Appeals

Case Name: Anna Chronis v. United States of America

Case No.: 17-3093

Officials: RIPPLE, ROVNER, and BARRETT, Circuit Judges.

Focus: 8th Amendment Violation Failure to Exhaust Administrative Remedies

Before bringing a tort claim against the United States, a plaintiff must first exhaust her administrative remedies by presenting her claim to the appropriate federal agency. This means, among other things, that the plaintiff must demand a sum certain from the agency. Anna Chronis did not make such a demand before she sued, so the district court properly dismissed her complaint.


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