Federal Tort Claims Act

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Federal Tort Claims Act

a statute passed in 1946 that allows the U.S. federal government to be sued for the wrongful action or negligence of its employees. The act, for most purposes, eliminates the doctrine of governmental immunity, which formerly prohibited the bringing of a suit against the federal government.

Federal Tort Claims Act,

n.pr a statute passed in 1946 that allows the federal government to be sued for the wrongful action or negligence of its employees. The act, for most purposes, eliminates the doctrine of governmental immunity, which formerly prohibited or limited the bringing of suit against the federal government.
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My clients now will not only move Judge Howell for reconsideration particularly with regard to the Alien Tort Claims Act, and then file an appeal if necessary, but go to the courts in Spain, which have instituted criminal charges under such circumstances.
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A class action suit against Sonia Gandhi has been filed by "Sikhs For Justice" (SFJ), a US based human rights group, along with victims of November 1984 under Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) and Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA).
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For the new edition, Palmer (of counsel, Yavitch & Palmer, Columbus, Ohio) has brought the material up to date to the end of the 2008-2009 term of the US Supreme Court and includes treatment of recent decisions concerning the burden of proof on prisoners pleading exhaustion of administrative remedies under the Prison Litigation Reform Act, limitations of the Federal Tort Claims Act involving prisoner claims of unlawful detention of property, and the authority of school officials to conduct warrantless strip searches of juveniles.
The Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) is the waiver of sovereign immunity by the United States and provides the exclusive remedy for personal injury, death, and property damages resulting from the negligence of federal employees.
Food & Drug Admin, (326) the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia held that a contactor may sue the federal government for wrongful disclosure of trade secrets under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA).
The court held that the inmate stated a claim under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) but that the destruction of items before the inmate had a chance to establish ownership did not violate due process.
The state filed a plea of sovereign immunity, and a motion to dismiss pursuant to the Virginia Tort Claims Act.
The lawsuit, brought by Elaine Kusel of Milberg Weiss in New York, alleges violations of the Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA)--specifically that Pfizer's actions violated customary international law which forbids medical experimentation without informed consent.