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SUBCHAPTER B

ACTIONS AGAINST COMMONWEALTH PARTIES

 

Sec.

SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY

 

8521.  Sovereign immunity generally.

8522.  Exceptions to sovereign immunity.

8523.  Venue and process.

8524.  Defenses.

8525.  Legal assistance.

8526.  Counterclaim by the Commonwealth.

8527.  Indemnity relating to inmate health care.

 

LIMITATIONS ON DAMAGES

 

8528.  Limitations on damages.

 

References in Repealed Statute.  Section 221(j) of Act 142 of 1980 provided that references in the act of September 28, 1978, P.L.788, No.152, to "this act" and to "42 Pa.C.S. § 5110" shall be deemed to be references to Subchapter B.

Cross References.  Subchapter B is referred to in sections 931, 7395 of this title; section 6018 of Title 64 (Public Authorities and Quasi-Public Corporations).

 

 

SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY

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§ 8521.  Sovereign immunity generally.

(a)  General rule.--Except as otherwise provided in this subchapter, no provision of this title shall constitute a waiver of sovereign immunity for the purpose of 1 Pa.C.S. § 2310 (relating to sovereign immunity reaffirmed; specific waiver) or otherwise.

(b)  Federal courts.--Nothing contained in this subchapter shall be construed to waive the immunity of the Commonwealth from suit in Federal courts guaranteed by the Eleventh Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

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Cross References.  Section 8521 is referred to in section 1711 of Title 74 (Transportation); section 6109 of Title 75 (Vehicles).