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.