Opinion: Granting Lawsuit Immunity Erodes Fundamental Rights

, The Connecticut Law Tribune

   | 2 Comments

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.).

This article has been archived, and is no longer available on this website.

View this content exclusively through LexisNexis® Here

Not a LexisNexis® Subscriber?

Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via lexis.com® and Nexis®. This includes content from The National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at customercare@alm.com

What's being said

  • 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 ?

Comments are not moderated. To report offensive comments, click here.

Preparing comment abuse report for Article# 1202650582291

Thank you!

This article's comments will be reviewed.