Sovereign Immunity for Governmental Authorities

January 27th, 2010
By: Bancroft McGavin Horvath & Judkins

In an article published by the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys in its Journal of Civil Litigation, Vol. XXI, No. 4, Winter 2009-2010, Julia Judkins and Dawn Boyce outline successful sovereign immunity challenges to tort claims against governmental authorities, such as local water authorities. There are now a significant number of lower court decisions, many litigated by Ms. Judkins, that have found that authorities created by statute are entitled to sovereign immunity from tort claims because the particular entity was created by an immune entity or because of the language of the enabling statute. To obtain a copy of the article, please contact Dawn Boyce, Esquire or Julia Judkins, Esquire, 703 385-1000.


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