Charitable Immunity Law & Legal Definition


Charitable immunity is an immunity from civil liability and particularly as regards negligent torts that is granted to a charitable or nonprofit organization. The legal doctrine of charitable immunity holds that a charitable organization is not liable under tort law.

Charitable Immunity Act has been construed to immunize a church from a personal injury claim by a church member who trips and falls while exiting the church after attending services. [Thomas v. Second Baptist Church of Long Branch, 337 N.J. Super. 173 (App.Div. 2001)]