Tort/Negligence – STCA – Public Duty Doctrine – Statutory Amendment – Clarification – Retroactive ApplicationRay v. North Carolina Department of Transportation When the General Assembly amended the State Tort Claims Act in 2008, the legislature clarified the STCA by limiting the public duty doctrine as a defense. Therefore, the amendment applies to plaintiffs’ claims that arose in 2002 and were pending when the amendment was passed.
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Published: June 15, 2012
Time posted: 9:01 am
Tags: Clarification, public-duty doctrine, Retroactive Application, statutory amendment, STCA, Tort/Negligence