Opinion: Granting Lawsuit Immunity Erodes Fundamental Rights

, The Connecticut Law Tribune


In each session of the Connecticut General Assembly, there is an occasional legislative proposal which extends immunity from liability to a select class of persons engaged in specific activities (such as doctors, architects, athletic trainers, etc.).

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  • Nowhere is what Mr. Mahoney comments about more true than in our state "family" courts, where Guardian ad Litems hide behind the shield of immunity to play judge, jury and God with parents and children‘s lives and to unnecessarily prolong cases in order to personally enrich themselves off the suffering and misery of children. This is absolutely unethical and wrong.

  • Mark

    When certain groups are allowed immunity for their actions it only attracts the least professional and qualified talent.

    Secondly anyone can protect themselves from malpractice by carrying insurance or filing for bankruptcy to protect their assets.
    I see this as a perk to these groups from the legislature.
    How was these groups chosen ?

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