Government Liability and Immunity from Personal Injury Claims

THE 1996 WARREN M. ANDERSON LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST SEMINAR SERIES, p. 43, Government Law Center of Albany Law School, 1996

Albany Law School Research Paper

20 Pages Posted: 22 Jun 2010  

Michael J. Hutter

Albany Law School

Date Written: 1996

Abstract

This article argues that municipalities in New York, and indeed nationally, are faced with an excessive numbers of personal injury judgments. This has a serious impact on municipal budgets. In 1996, judgments in New York City accounted for the same value as 2,400 new police or firefighters, or 3,000 new teachers.

The issue is whether this situation is brought by out of control jury verdicts, or brought by the negligence of municipalities. This article explores this issue to provide insight into how to correct this problem and avoid the pitfalls of these verdicts against municipalities. It finally leads to a suggestion about how to remedy the problem.

Keywords: Personal Injury Judgments

Suggested Citation

Hutter, Michael J., Government Liability and Immunity from Personal Injury Claims (1996). THE 1996 WARREN M. ANDERSON LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST SEMINAR SERIES, p. 43, Government Law Center of Albany Law School, 1996 ; Albany Law School Research Paper . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1628664

Michael J. Hutter (Contact Author)

Albany Law School ( email )

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Albany, NY 12208
United States

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