2011 Florida Statutes
TITLE XLV — TORTS
Chapter 768 — NEGLIGENCE
PART I — GENERAL PROVISIONS
768.138 — Interruption of electric utility service by order of law enforcement; immunity.


FL Stat § 768.138 (2002 through 2nd Reg Sess) What's This?

768.138 Interruption of electric utility service by order of law enforcement; immunity.—The good-faith compliance by an electric utility, as defined in s. 366.02, or the utility s personnel, with a law enforcement or judicial order to interrupt or disconnect electric service at a location for the purpose of aiding law enforcement personnel in the performance of their duties constitutes an absolute defense for the electric utility and its personnel to any civil, criminal, or administrative action arising out of such interruption or disconnection, as long as the electric utility and its personnel exercise reasonable care in their actions. However, this provision does not create a duty of care where none existed prior to the enactment of this section.

History.—s. 1, ch. 2001-165.

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