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Law Number

10 GCA 65116

Summary Title

Liability: Volunteer or Civil Defense Worker


The government, governmental employees, agents, volunteers, or civilian defense workers, who are engaged in civil defense activities and comply or attempt to comply with any applicable law, will not be held legally responsible for death or injury to a person or damage to property. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.

Full Title

Territorial liability

Full Text

Neither the Territory nor the agents or representatives of the Territory shall be liable for personal injury or property damage sustained by any person appointed or acting as a volunteer civilian defense worker, or member of any agency engaged in civilian defense activity. The foregoing shall not affect the right of any person to receive benefits or compensation to which he might otherwise be entitled under any workmen's compensation law or ยง 65109 hereof or any pension law or any Act of Congress. Neither the territory nor, except in cases of wilful misconduct, gross negligence or bad faith, shall the employees, agents or representatives of the Territory, nor any volunteer or auxiliary civilian defense worker or member of any agency engaged in any civilian defense activity, complying with or reasonably attempting to comply with this Chapter or any order, rule or regulation promulgated pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter or pursuant to any ordinance relating to black-out or other precautionary measures enacted by any authorized agency of the Territory, be liable for the death of or injury to persons, or for damage to property as a result of any such activity.