Dictionary of Legal Terms
The doctrine that a government or governmental agency cannot be sued in its own court without its consent. In Ohio, the doctrine has been revoked in most situations. Most claims against state entities (for example, state departments, boards, and commissions) may be brought in the court of claims. Further, recent statutory changes and court decisions allow many types of claims against governmental entities smaller than the state (for example, cities, counties, and park districts). See court of claims.
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