Johnson v. Agency of Transportation (904 A.2d 1060 (Vt. 2006))

Caroline Sherwood Earle

Case Conclusion Date:January 1, 2006

Practice Area:Government

Outcome:For the State defendant.

Description:Defense of State in personal injury action. Severely injured motorist alleged that state was negligent in its operation and repair of traffic lights at major intersection. Summary judgment for State in the trial court. Vermont Supreme Court affirmed, finding that the State's actions were discretionary and therefore protected from suit.