August 01, 2013 Articles

Restrictions on Tort Liability of Governmental Entities

By James B. Eisenberg

In recent years, mass-tort plaintiffs have sued domestic and foreign governmental entities for damages caused by governmental employees, terrorists, and nature, as well as damages caused by private actors and entities acting under the direction of governmental officials. To succeed, plaintiffs must carefully craft their theories to avoid these defendants’ multiple jurisdictional and immunity defenses.

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