December 10, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in two cases concerning time bars for filing claims against the US government under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). In United States v. Wong the court heard arguments on whether the six-month time bar for filing suit in federal court under ...[read more]
March 28, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday in Millbrook v. US that the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) and exceptions to it, waive the immunity of prison guards who commit intentional torts that are within the scope of their authority. The text of 28 USC § 2680 lists exceptions for which ...[read more]
March 5, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled unanimously in Levin v. United States that the intentional tort exception in the Gonzales Act does not immunize individual government medical personnel against battery suits. Thus, instead of suing the entire government under the Federal Torts Claim Act (FTCA) ...[read more]
June 14, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by seven Guatemalans who alleged that they had been the subject of non-consensual human medical experimentation by the US Public Health Service (PHS). In its decision, the court found that under ...[read more]
October 22, 2008
by Safiya Boucaud
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has ruled that a physician who was accused of writing illegal prescriptions could pursue claims of false arrest, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution against the federal government. The court held Tuesday that a provision of the Federal Tort ...[read more]
February 22, 2006
by Jeannie Shawl
The US Supreme Court on Wednesday handed down decisions in four cases, including Dolan v. U.S. Postal Service, where the Court ruled that a Pennsylvania woman could sue the US Postal Service for injuries she sustained after slipping on a pile of mail that was left on her porch rather than in her ...[read more]
January 18, 2006
by Jeannie Shawl
The US Supreme Court handed down decisions in three cases Wednesday, including a decision in Will v. Hallock, where the Court ruled that a refusal to apply the judgment bar in the Federal Tort Claims Act is not open to collateral appeal. The court considered the case of Susan Hallock who first ...[read more]
November 7, 2005
by Joshua Pantesco
The US Supreme Court on Monday heard oral arguments in Dolan v. US Postal Service, where it will decide whether the US Third Circuit Court of Appeals construed a provision of the Federal Tort Claims Act(FTCA) too narrowly in dismissing a personal injury claim against the Post Office. Barbara ...[read more]

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