Questions tagged [governmental-liability]

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Implementation or enforcement: which is required by law by the governments concerned?

In this q/a site and also in other q/a site of stack exchange networks, numerous questions are asked and answered. If these questions and answers are found to be legally binding, do the governments ...
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Wrongful death suits against government officials

Can state governors be held liable in wrongful death suits where the deaths are proven to be a direct result of violating all known medical advice and scientific assessment? I remember that anti-...
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Covid tracking app, forcing citizen to install it on insecure devices

Here's the hypothetical scenario, which in some countries might not be hypothetical after all: The app. Because of Covid-19, the government decides that some citizens must install an app on their ...
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Does the German federal agency Max Rubner Institute acting illegaly by the German Open Data law?

The German federal agency Max Rubner-Institut (MRI) deals with food quality control and related consumer protection. From their studies, they have created and maintain the national food registry ...
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Is there any legal recourse for a resident who believes their city is committing financial nonfeasance?

My city has entered into an agreement to provide fire service to a neighboring city of 1000 people for $10,000 yearly. This rate is less than 1/20th what my city pays. I've made efforts to convince ...
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Prosecution in a case of diplomatic immunity

There's been recent publicity about an American diplomat in Britain responsible for a car accident that killed someone. She claimed diplomatic immunity and left the country. Could the victim's family ...
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Have there ever been any cases where someone sued their government for not delivering their passport in a reasonable amount of time?

I am wondering if there have been any cases in Canada that were heard before a court or tribunal, or even if there was any informal dispute that was discussed in any media. Surely many people in the ...
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When a company sues the “U.S.”, who are they really suing?

According to this Wall Street Journal report, Huawei is suing the "U.S.". What does this really mean? Are they suing the entire U.S. government, a branch of the U.S. government, the people of the U....
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Are there measures taken when the executive branch doesnt follow orders from the judicial branch?

Several times I hear in my country situations like this The judicial branch ordered the executive branch to raise salaries to retirees after a citizen won a judgment to the government. Result: ...
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Is an unsolicited email about job openings from a government office considered commercial under the CAN-SPAM Act?

As per the title, is an unsolicited email about job openings from a government office (consider, as the specific case, a military recruiter) considered commercial under the CAN-SPAM Act?
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Can I sue the government because a minor on probation committed homicide?

My father was killed by a teenager last year in TN, USA. We are still in the one year statue of limitation for wrongful death civil suit. The suspect has been transferred to adult court and the ...
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Non-ERISA Fiduciary Responsibility for New York State

I would like to know ERISA equivalent for a government organization in New York State https://www.asppa.org/Resources/Publications/Plan-Consultant-Online/PC-Mag-Article/ArticleID/5217
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Compensation for custody awaiting trial resulting in acquittal?

I was accused of a crime and held in custody for 8 months then acquitted at court, I missed the first 8 months of my only child's life, and lost both my job and my partner. Could I be entitled to ...
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Sue the government for damages caused by retaliation over non compliance?

Lets say you're a college student with a passion for amateur chemistry. Your going to school to be a chemist. As such, you make legal purchases online for equipment over several years. At some point, ...
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What is the council's legal obligation to provide hot water?

Background I live in a large block of 176 flats that is owned by Lambeth Borough Council (in London, UK). The majority of the flats are rented as "council flats", though some are leasehold. ...