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Clarence Lowe filed a complaint against his employer, Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (“NICTD”), under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act, alleging he sustained injuries on the job and is entitled to compensation. The Porter Superior Court entered summary judgment for NICTD. The Court of Appeals affirmed on grounds NICTD is a political subdivision for purposes of the Indiana Tort Claims Act, and because Lowe failed to serve a Notice of Tort Claim within 180 days after his alleged loss, his claims are barred. Lowe v. N. Indiana Commuter Transp. Dist., 167 N.E.3d 290 (Ind. Ct. App. 2021), vacated. The Supreme Court has granted transfer and assumed jurisdiction over the appeal.