Federal Tort Claims Act

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Oral argument: October 29, 2007

Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit (Oct. 19, 2006)

PRISONERS' RIGHTS, STATUTORY INTERPRETATION, SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY, FEDERAL...
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Barbara Dolan ("Dolan") was injured when she tripped over a stack of mail that a United States Postal Service ("USPS") employee had left in front of her house. Brief for the Respondents at 2. After filing an...

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Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Oral argument: November 7, 2005

TORT LAW, FEDERAL TORT CLAIMS ACT, SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY, POSTAL LAW, STATUTORY INTERPRETATION...
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This case centers on interpreting the scope of immunity afforded to personal health service officials within the context of 42 U.S.C. § 233(a) of the Emergency Health Personnel Act. This statute covers the employees of the Public Health...

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Did the Gonzalez Act waive sovereign immunity for medical battery claims, thus allowing suits directly against the United States for medical battery by military doctors immune from...

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Are prison guards, as officers of the United States government, protected by the sovereign immunity of the United States against intentional tort claims when they are acting within...

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Walter Himmelreich is a federal prisoner who filed a complaint under the Federal Tort Claims Act ("FTCA") against the United States in 2010 and a second complaint alleging various causes of action ...

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Walter Himmelreich is a federal prisoner who filed a complaint under the Federal Tort Claims Act ("FTCA") against the United States in 2010 and a second complaint alleging various causes of action against numerous defendants, including the petitioners...

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Gary and Venida Thacker sued the Tennessee Valley Authority (“TVA”) because of an accident that the Thackers allege was caused by the TVA’s negligence. Thacker v. Tennessee Valley Authority at 2. On July 30, 2013, Gary Thacker and his friend, Anthony...

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Plaintiff Susan Hallock and her husband Richard Hallock operated a computer software business out of their home in Mohawk, New York. See Hallock v. Bonner, 387 F.3d 147, 150 (2d Cir. 2004). Due to identity theft, the...