State of Tennessee Has Subrogation Rights for Payments Made to Crime Victims

There are more and more tort cases arising after criminal acts, and one might forget that the State of Tennessee has subrogation rights to monies received in the later tort action.

T.C.A. Section 29-13-113 grants the state a subrogation right in proceeds recovered by the victim in a later torts suit.   The statute also requires that the district attorney be given notice of the filing of the tort suit and copied on all pleadings after the suit is filed.