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The DC Code: § 2-359.05 District government not liable for punitive damages.

Index2 Government Administration. (Refs & Annos)

In an action in contract based upon a written contract executed on behalf of the District government, or by an official or employee acting within the scope of the official's or the employee's authority, the District government, and its officers, departments, agencies, or other units of government, shall not be liable for punitive damages.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 2001 Ed., § 2-308.02. Legislative History of Laws For history of Law 18-371, see notes under § 2-351.01. DC CODE § 2-359.05 Current through December 11, 2012


(Apr. 8, 2011, D.C. Law 18-371, § 905, 58 DCR 1185.)