Matt Devoti broke down the concept of official immunity and examined its turbulent history for a feature in the summer edition of The St. Louis Bar Journal. For nearly 150 years, official immunity has existed to protect public officials who act on public matters particular to the business of governing. Yet, recent court cases have turned the definition of a public official on its head.
Devoti discussed how the context around official immunity has changed throughout multiple cases — this has led to uncertainty: What public officials fall under immunity protections and what circumstances justify it?
Though originally published by the St. Louis Bar Journal, Devoti’s article was also digitally featured by the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL). Visit BAMSL News to explore official immunity and what it means for personal injury cases.