Tag Archives: Federal torts Claim Act

November 20, 2013 4th Circuit published opinions

Turner v United States Turner and her husband went overboard during a storm. The Coast Guard, based on the information Turner’s father in law provided, did not begin active search and rescue until Turner’s boat was found the day after … Continue reading

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March 27, 2013 United States Supreme Court opinions

Millbrook v United States Millbrook alleged he was sexually assaulted by prison guards and sued for assault and battery. His case was dismissed based on Third Circuit precedent that the federal Tort Claims Act retains immunity for claims involving federal … Continue reading

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March 4, 2013 United States Supreme Court opinion

Levin v United States Levin sued for medical battery based on his claim that a Navy doctor performed cataract surgery without his consent. The district court dismissed ruling the Federal Tort Claims Act barred suit and this bar was not … Continue reading

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December 19, 2012 4th Circuit published opinions

Butler v United States  Butler’s husband died after undergoing heart surgery in a Veterans Administration hospital. She filed an administrative claim and received benefits. She then sued under the Federal Tort Claim act arguing the administrative findings were binding under … Continue reading

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March 12, 2012 4th Circuit published opinions

Seremith v Board of County Commissioners Sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic abuse call to a home where the occupants were deaf. The placed the father in handcuffs with his hands behind his back which prevented him from communicating through … Continue reading

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