28 U.S. Code § 5001. Civil action for death or personal injury in a place subject to exclusive jurisdiction of United States

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(a) Death.—
In the case of the death of an individual by the neglect or wrongful act of another in a place subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States within a State, a right of action shall exist as though the place were under the jurisdiction of the State in which the place is located.
(b) Personal Injury.—
In a civil action brought to recover on account of an injury sustained in a place described in subsection (a), the rights of the parties shall be governed by the law of the State in which the place is located.

Historical and Revision Notes



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Source (Statutes at Large)


16 U.S.C. 457

Feb. 1, 1928, ch. 15, 45 Stat. 54.

In subsection (a), the words “civil action” are substituted for “action” for consistency in the revised title and with other titles of the United States Code.