Washington Law Review


Until 1953, charitable corporations in Washington enjoyed a limited immunity from tort liability. Until 1953, the extent of the immunity thus enjoyed was well enough defined so that the practitioner was assured that his predictions as to the outcome of future litigation would be reasonably accurate. However, two recent Washington cases dealing with the charitable immunity doctrine have effected the removal of much of the certainty from this area of the law, and thus prompt an analysis of the charitable immunity and its practical effect today.

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