Posts Tagged ‘public official immunity’

Public Official Immunity for Intentional Torts? The Split Continues

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Elected officials, law enforcement officers, tax collectors, zoning inspectors and other public officials sometimes face lawsuits over decisions they have made or actions they have taken. To prevent the fear of lawsuits from unduly influencing the judgment of public officials, the law extends personal liability protection to them in the form of public official immunity […]

Tort Liability for Negligent Housing Inspection Resulting in Injury?

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Like other local governments, the Town of Hapless has adopted a minimum housing code pursuant to G.S. 160A-443 (for more on minimum housing codes, see Tyler Mulligan’s book here).  In March of this year the town’s inspection department received numerous complaints about the condition of four rental houses owned by Deathtrap Properties, LLC.  In response […]