This Law defines the liability of the State under the Civil Wrongs Ordinance. The State is regarded as a corporation for the purposes of defining civil liability. While the State "is not civilly liable for an act done within the scope of lawful authority…" it is liable "for negligence in connection with such an act." The State is not liable civilly for defamation, acts done during an army war operation, or injuries or deaths of persons serving in the army. Further, the State is not liable as a property owner when it has become owner "solely by operation of law," but has not taken possession of the property. The Law does not affect provisions of certain laws that specifically establish the limits of liability of the State in special circumstances.