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Personal Liability Of State Officials Under State And Federal Law, Charles R. Mcmanis Jul 1975

Personal Liability Of State Officials Under State And Federal Law, Charles R. Mcmanis

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The common law rule of governmental immunity made governments immune from suit and held public officials personally liable for the torts they committed in the performance of their duties. In recent years, however, the law of tort liability has moved toward the increased immunity of governmental officials and employees and the increased liability of governmental units. In this Article Professor McManis first outlines the notion of sovereign immunity, following with an analysis of the nature and the scope of the immunity afforded governmental official sunder federal and state law, with a particular emphasis on the law of Georgia. The author …