2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 59 - Claims Against Public Entities
Section 59:3-1 - Liability Generally

NJ Rev Stat § 59:3-1 (2016) What's This?

59:3-1. Liability generally
59:3-1. Generally. a. Except as otherwise provided by this act, a public employee is liable for injury caused by his act or omission to the same extent as a private person.

b. The liability of a public employee established by this act is subject to any immunity of a public employee provided by law and is subject to any defenses that would be available to the public employee if he were a private person.

c. A public employee is not liable for an injury where a public entity is immune from liability for that injury.

L.1972, c.45, s.59:3-1; amended 1994,c.49,s.1.


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