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Law Number

2 CMC 5501

Summary Title

Liability: Food Donation


An individual who donates food apparently fit for human consumption will not be held legally responsible for the condition of the food. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.

Full Title

Immunity for Donated Food

Full Text

Any person, corporation, partnership, association or other organization which donates food or any donee which receives or serves donated food shall not be liable for damages in any civil or criminal action for any injury or death because of the condition of the food, unless the injury or death is a direct result of the gross negligence or wanton act or omissions of the donor or the donee.