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MIABC Risk Management Conference, April 4-6, 2023

Liability Claims for Ineffective Enforcement – What’s Scary and What’s a Scare Tactic?

Challenging situations create uncertain risks. Complaints to local governments about an unsafe building, a nuisance property, or bad behaviour in a public place often come with a claim that the local government will be liable to pay damages for failing to rectify the situation. It can be difficult for local government staff and elected officials to separate liability risks from the rhetoric. Michael and David will discuss the interplay between regulatory authority and liability exposure in various common scenarios.