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The Ins and Outs of Sovereign Immunity

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm UTC


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Boston College Law School


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Hon. Rosemary Connolly
Superior Court
Hon. Jackie A. Cowin
Superior Court
Hon. Hélène Kazanjian
Superior Court
Hon. Peter Sacks
Appeals Court



The attendees will learn about:

  • The scope of the Massachusetts Tort Claims Act G.L. c. 258
  • The entities covered by the Mass. Tort Claims Act
  • Types of claims governed by Mass. Tort Claims Act
  • Preconditions to suit against the Commonwealth, cities and towns
  • Exceptions and defenses to the Mass. Tort Claims Act
  • Availability of money and non-monetary relief
  • Other types of claims against the Commonwealth for which it has waived its sovereign immunity
  • Tips for judges handling sovereign immunity issues
  • Tips in handling R. 12 and R. 54 motions

Part of the Superior Court Newer Judges Seminar Series, this program has been designed for Superior Court judges, although judges from the District Court are also invited to attend.


Tuesday, March 10, 2020
5:30pm - 7:30pm UTC
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