Fire Departments Can Do Little Wrong Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Fire Departments Can Do Little Wrong
An analysis of the pros and cons of the public duty doctrine.
# 139075 | 1,250 words | 5 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Law (Tort)

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This paper discusses the decline of the doctrine of sovereign immunity and its effective replacement by the public duty doctrine, which holds that if the plaintiff can show only that he is owed the duty a governmental entity owes to every member of the public, he cannot recover. The paper weighs its pros and cons.

From the Paper:

"At one time in the Anglo-American law, the government in any of its various forms was immune from suits in tort. While sometimes justified by the rubric "the King can do no wrong," the concept rested less on a notion of royal (or governmental) infallibility than on the illogic of allowing a claim against the very authority that brought the claim into existence (Prosser & Keeton 1984, p. 1033; Pugh, 1953; Marasinghe, 1991; Gellhorn & Schenck, 1947). In the United States, this doctrine has largely fallen out of favor, with the federal government conceding the propriety of accepting liability for many common tort claims (Prosser & Keeton 1984, pp...)"

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