Notice Rules and Tort Caps in Claims Against Government Entities


Government tort claims come in a variety of shapes and sizes – broken city water main floods, bridge collapses, dam failures, government vehicles crashing into your insured’s building, etc. And just as the types of losses vary, so do the requirements regarding both placing the government entity on notice and tort cap on your recovery. In this episode, Cozen O’Connor Subro on the Go hosts Joe Rich and David Brisco are joined by Dan Luccaro to discuss general rules of thumb regarding being certain your claim is not barred for failing to provide timely required notice or timely file suit after a denial of claim, as well as various tort caps on your recovery for certain states.

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About The Authors

Joseph (Joe) F. Rich is a member of the firm, where he practices in the firm's Subrogation & Recovery Department. Joe concentrates his practice in the areas of subrogation and recovery, insurance litigation and civil litigation arising out of a wide variety of property damage events, such as fires, mechanical system failures, sprinkler system failures, building collapses, product failures and defects, and roofing failures and deficiencies. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Florida, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. In addition, Joe is member of the bar of the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico and he has experience litigating subrogation and recovery matters for clients in the District of Puerto Rico.

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