Originally Posted by SunDeck
Post edit: I was under the impression also that municipalities had some sort of immunity against suits like this, such as "good samaritan" laws. Legal experts can elighten us here, I guess.
Sovereign immunity, in general, is breaking down around the country. However, it does still hold water in most jurisdictions.
Three questions here:
1. Does the town have a DUTY to save chuckleheads who fall in the water?
2. If so, did the town take REASONABLE CARE in purchasing rescue equipment, training people, etc. ? (not perfect care, but reasonable care)
3. If neither 1 nor 2 or met, is this suit frivolous enough to warrant sanctions against the plaintiff's attorney? (not likely)