Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

23 V.I.C. 1015(c)

Summary Title

Liability: Complying With Orders for Debris or Wreckage Removal


When an emergency declaration is in effect, a government employee or agent who complies with the governor’s orders to remove debris or wreckage will not be held legally responsible. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.

Full Title

Debris and wreckage removal in emergencies and major disasters

Full Text

(c) Except in cases of willful misconduct, gross negligence, or bad faith, any employee or agent of the Government of the Virgin Islands complying with orders of the Governor and performing duties pursuant thereto under this section shall not be liable for death of or injury to persons or damage to property.