Law of the Place Law and Legal Definition

Law of the place under the Federal Tort Claims Act usually refers to the state law applicable to the place where the injury occurred. Under the Act, the federal government waives its sovereign immunity for specified injury. It includes certain wrongful acts or omissions of a government employee causing injury that the U.S., if it were a private person, would be liable for under the law of the state where the incident occurred.

The following is a case law defining law of the place:

Law of that place is the law which defines the offense.[State v. Ishaque, 312 N.J. Super. 207 (Law Div. 1997)].