quick facts

Guam’s Government Claims Act (“GCA”) waives sovereign immunity “for claims in tort, arising from the negligent acts of its employees acting for and at the direction of the government of Guam[.]” 1 The GCA lays out the procedural requirements for filing a claim against Guam and limits the amount of liability to $500,000. 2 This limit will be waived to the extent the government has purchased insurance. 3

Judgments or settlements against the government of Guam will bar suits against employees whose action provides the basis for the claim unless the court certifies that the action was outside the scope of employment or that it would have awarded the plaintiff more but for the statutory-damages limit. 4