Duty debate marches on

Brannigan, Vincent
March 2003
Fire Chief;Mar2003, Vol. 47 Issue 3, p20
Trade Publication
Examines two elements of negligence that have relevance to U.S. fire departments considering government liability issues. Case of Wallace v. Ohio Department of Commerce, Div. of State Fire Marshall, in which the court wrestled with the public-duty doctrine that defines the scope of government liability for a negligent inspection; Public duty rules governing fire fighters.


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