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The Eighth Edition offers 10 information-packed chapters addressing issues of municipal liability in detail and discusses the historical background of the continuing evolution of these issues in Pennsylvania. It further provides a detailed discussion and analysis of the Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act and Recreation Act, along with 2000 + cases cited!

The book includes practical features, such as a brief chapter-by-chapter summary, an issues checklist, sample pleadings, interrogatories, document requests and more. The summary is both a refresher outline for any practitioner and a quick, basic introduction for law clerks or paralegals assisting attorneys with a case. The issues checklist focuses on the key factors that should be considered when conducting client interviews, case evaluations, legal research, and a variety of other trial preparation tasks.

The sample pleadings and discovery documents will guide you when litigating a municipal liability case.

Summary of Contents:

  • Historical Perspective
  • An Overview of the Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act
  • Detailed Analysis of the Tort Claims Act
  • Exceptions to Immunity
  • Official Immunity
  • Legal Assistance and Indemnity of Municipal Officials and Employees
  • Damages
  • Bars to Suit
  • The Recreation Act
  • Alternative Theories of Legal Liability for Personal Injury Claims—State-Created Danger
  • Appendixes
  • Index of Cases
  • Index of Statutes
  • Subject Matter Index

Number of Pages:  680

Additonal Documents

Table of Contents


About the Authors

Chapter 2—An Overview of the Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act

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Product Information
Product Date:
March 01, 2017
Municipal Liability in Pennsylvania, 8th Ed. (Includes Thumb Drive)
Speaker Information
Tammy J. Flail
Michael I. Levin
Allison S. Petersen
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Book/Thumb Drive Set
PBI Price:$129.00