Legal Memorandum: Statute Providing Immunity to Political Sub-divisions

Issue: What cases address the issue of whether a statute providing immunity to political subdivisions otherwise liable for their torts where the victim has collected worker’s compensation benefits is unconstitutional as a denial of equal protection of the laws under the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution?

Area of Law: Constitutional Law, Government Claims, Workers Compensation Insurance
Keywords: Statute providing immunity; Unconstitutional; Equal protection of the law
Jurisdiction: Federal
Cited Cases: 380 N.W.2d 229
Cited Statutes: None
Date: 04/01/2001

           The only reported decisions found dealing precisely with this issue are Berenthal v. City of St. Paul, 376 N.W.2d 422 (Minn. 1985) and McDonough v. St. Paul, 380 N.W.2d 229 (Minn. Ct. App. 1986) (following Bernthal).


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