Muskopf v. Corning Hospital District
Torts And Liability, Sovereign Immunity, The Narrowing Of Immunity, Tort Liability
Louisa C. Muskopf, et al.
Corning Hospital District
That the hospital district was liable for negligence in the appellant's injury, and not immune from tort liability on the grounds of it's government status.
Chief Lawyers for Appellant
P. M. Barceloux, Burton J. Goldstein
Chief Lawyers for Appellee
Glenn D. Newton, William W. Coshow
Justices for the Court
Maurice P. Dooling, Jr., Phil S. Gibson, Raymond E. Peters, Roger J. Traynor (writing for the court), Thomas P. White
Marshall F. McComb, B. Rey Schauer
Date of Decision
27 January 1961
That the doctrine of government immunity from tort liability was mistaken, and the hospital district could be held liable.
The case broadened the scope for individuals bringing suit against municipal and state governments for personal injuries.
- Doe v. McMillan, 412 U.S. 306 (1979).
- Nixon v. Fitzgerald 457 U.S. 731 (1982).
- Crawford-El v. Britton, 118 S.Ct. 1584 (1998).
"Tort Liability." Fort Hays State University, http://bigcat.fhsu.edu.
- Schuck, Peter H. Suing Government: Judicial Remedies for Official Wrongs. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983.
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