Government Liability and Immunity from Personal Injury Claims
Michael J. Hutter
Albany Law School
THE 1996 WARREN M. ANDERSON LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST SEMINAR SERIES, p. 43, Government Law Center of Albany Law School, 1996
Albany Law School Research Paper
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 20
Keywords: Personal Injury Judgments
Date posted: June 22, 2010