Duquesne Law Review


This article surveys and analyzes the history of sovereign immunity in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The article traces the adoption of sovereign immunity, its abrogation by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and the General Assembly's reaffirmation of the doctrine in the Sovereign Immunity Act. The article provides a review of the important sections of the Sovereign Immunity Act and examines many of the appellate decisions which have addressed the Act and the waivers of immunity contained therein.

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