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How to Defeat the Governmental Function Immunity Defense

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Date Published

November 13, 2020


New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers


Professional Practice


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The state of New York and its municipalities often invoke the "public duty doctrine" and the "governmental function immunity doctrine" in tandem to block many otherwise meritorious injury claims. But by understanding these doctrines and the underlying case law, a skilled plaintiff's attorney can often overthrow these defenses. In this session, Mike Bersani will show us best practices in conducting a step-by-step analysis aimed at torpedoing these defenses.

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Michael Bersani, Esq.

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

How to Defeat the Governmental Function Immunity Defense - Video
How to Defeat the Governmental Function Immunity Defense - Paper
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