Immunity from Negligence

Certain persons and entities are not subject to tort liability.  This is called immunity from liability.  Governments are generally immune from tort liability.  Both states and the federal government have abolished governmental immunity by statute in some situations.  For example, under the Federal Tort Claims Act, damages may be recovered from the United States for the negligence of any employee of the United States under circum­stances that the United States, if a private person, would have been liable. Very young children are immune from tort liability.

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