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Governmental Liability / Sovereign Immunity Claims

There are unique laws relating to the liability of federal, state and local governmental entities. Special procedures are mandated for the presentation of claims. Governmental entities and their employees may be wholly or partly immune from civil liability, depending upon the circumstances of a particular claim. Our firm is well-equipped to overcome these statutory hurdles, and we have successfully brought claims against federal, state and local agencies on behalf of our clients. We were the first law firm to convince the Federal court in Maryland that the cap in the Maryland Tort Claims Act is not incorporated in the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s waiver of sovereign immunity in Section 80 of the WMATA Compact. See Lyons v. WMATA, No. 03-1066, U.S. Dist. LEXIS24696 (D. Md. Dec. 26, 2003).