(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, no shelter and no person associated with the shelter is liable in damages in a tort action for any harm that a client or other person who is on the premises of the shelter sustains as a result of tortious conduct of a perpetrator that is committed on the premises of the shelter if the perpetrator is not a person associated with the shelter.
(b) The immunity established by this section does not extend to gross negligence, wanton conduct, or intentional wrongdoing that would otherwise be actionable. ?(2010-5, s. 2.)
Terms Used In North Carolina General Statutes 1-631
- Client: A person who is the victim of domestic violence, as defined in Chapter 50B of the N. See North Carolina General Statutes 1-630
- Conduct: One or more actions or omissions. See North Carolina General Statutes 1-630
- Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
- Harm: Injury, death, or loss to person or property. See North Carolina General Statutes 1-630
- Perpetrator: A person who has committed domestic violence and who bears one of the personal relationships specified in N. See North Carolina General Statutes 1-630
- Person associated with the shelter: A person who is a director, owner, trustee, officer, employee, victim advocate, or volunteer connected with the shelter. See North Carolina General Statutes 1-630
- Shelter: A facility that meets the criteria set forth in N. See North Carolina General Statutes 1-630
- 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.