1. Immunity.  Except as otherwise expressly provided by statute, all governmental entities shall be immune from suit on any and all tort claims seeking recovery of damages. When immunity is removed by this chapter, any claim for damages shall be brought in accordance with the terms of this chapter.
[ 1977, c. 578, §1 (RPR) .]

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 8103

  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Governmental entity: means and includes the State and political subdivisions as defined in subsection 3. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3174-II
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
2. Examples. 
[ 1987, c. 740, §1 (RP) .]

3. Personal liability; employee of a governmental entity. 
[ 1987, c. 740, §2 (RP) .]

SECTION HISTORY

1977, c. 2, §§2,5 (NEW). 1977, c. 578, §1 (RPR). 1977, c. 591, §6 (AMD). 1979, c. 68, §5 (AMD). 1985, c. 569, §§3,4 (AMD). 1985, c. 599, §2 (AMD). 1985, c. 758, §2 (AMD). 1987, c. 110, (AMD). 1987, c. 218, §2 (AMD). 1987, c. 402, §A103 (AMD). 1987, c. 740, §§1,2 (AMD).