Government Liability

When a person is injured as a result of the negligence of governmental employees, the recovery is often limited by the doctrine of sovereign immunity. Essentially, sovereign immunity limits the ability of a citizen to sue the Government. Therefore, if one is injured by the conduct of a Government employee performing as a policeman, road worker, bus driver or garbage truck driver to name a few, the recovery
may be more difficult, but not necessarily impossible.

Connelly & Collier has taken on these cases over the years which have resulted in both settlements and Court decisions for those injured as a result of government conduct. Some of the Court decisions are listed below:

  • Kertesz v. Fulton County, No. 2006-Ohio-3178 (Ohio Ct. App. June 23, 2006)
  • Beck v. Adam Wholesalers of Toledo, Inc., No. S-00-038, 2001 Ohio App. LEXIS 4400 (Ohio Ct. App. Sept. 28, 2001)
  • Siebenaler v. Montpelier, 113 Ohio App.3d 120 (1996)
  • Crawford v. State, Div. of Parole & Community Services, 57 Ohio St.3d 184 (1991)
  • Yardas v. United States, 899 F.2d 550 (1990)
  • Howe v. Jackson Twp. Brd. of Trustees, 67 Ohio App.3d 159 (1990)
  • Sawicki v. Ottawa Hills, 37 Ohio St.3d 222 (1988)