para]]AUSTIN, Texas, May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Supreme Court recently concluded that Rice University's police officers are "officers of the state" for purposes of reviewing whether the officers are entitled to official immunity
5) The Supreme Court's holding in Samantar left it to the lower courts to decide how foreign official immunity
should be treated under the "common law.
Government's perspective on Foreign Official Immunity
Americans need to understand the justifications and limitations of official immunity
created tribunals before it, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) (1) will only try cases of terrorism and terrorism-related offenses; (2) has a subject matter jurisdiction framed only with references to domestic law; and (3) has a statute that does not explicitly eliminate state official immunity
122) Other doctrines, such as official immunity
, are nonjurisdictional
While not steeped in the same historical tradition of international common law and practice as consular and diplomatic immunity, a relatively new phenomenon in the area of foreign official immunity
has been the emergence of international organizations like the United Nations.
protects public officials from liability for alleged acts of ordinary negligence committed during the course of their official duties for the performance of "discretionary" acts.
The defendants filed motions to dismiss and a motion for summary judgment based on claims that Jacobson was entitled to official immunity
as to all claims against him, and the hospital was entitled to sovereign immunity from both suit and liability as to contractual claims against it.
The State cannot, in either case, impart to the official immunity
from responsibility to the supreme authority of the United States.
A judge in Brazoria County District Court dismissed the case without trial, saying Downey had acted in good faith and is protected by official immunity
The court held that the parents' allegation that officials waited nearly two hours before calling an ambulance for the unconscious minor was sufficient to state a claim for deliberate indifference to serious medical needs, and that the defendants were not entitled to official immunity
for gross negligence claims.