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Liability Of Government In Law Of Torts - An Analysis

Ayush Patel & Naman Mankad, Faculty of Law, Marwadi University


The idea behind government responsibility in the past was that "the king can do no wrong." In other words, no private individual could bring a civil lawsuit against the government. Even when government actors act carelessly or recklessly, this is still true.

This system was ultimately unfair. Governments in the United Kingdom started enacting what are known as "crown proceedings acts" in the 1940s. Private individuals may file civil lawsuits against the government in accordance with these laws. But Ontario didn't pass a comparable law until 1990.

Although the legislation has recently changed, it is still possible to sue a government organisation for negligence in Ontario. It's crucial to realise that the Crown Liability and Proceedings Act can affect your capacity to receive compensation. The best people to answer any questions you may have regarding your legal choices are attorneys with experience filing civil lawsuits against the government.

Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


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