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Hon. Robert Longstreth on Dugard v. United States: The U.S. Owes No Duty to the General Public to Control a Dangerous Parolee (PDF)

Hon. Robert Longstreth on Dugard v. United States: The U.S. Owes No Duty to the General Public to Control a Dangerous Parolee (PDF)

Jaycee Dugard was abducted, imprisoned, and sexually abused for 18 years by a paroled rapist, who fathered her two daughters. After her rescue, Ms. Dugard received $20 million from California; then sued the U.S. for negligently allowing her abductor to remain free.

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Levin v. United States:  Supreme Court Unanimously Reverses Ninth Circuit and Declares Gonzalez Act Authorizes Battery Claims Against the United States Arising from Health Care Provided by the Military (PDF)

Levin v. United States: Supreme Court Unanimously Reverses Ninth Circuit and Declares Gonzalez Act Authorizes Battery Claims Against the United States Arising from Health Care Provided by the Military (PDF)

In Levin v. United States, a unanimous Supreme Court reversed the 9th Circuit, finding the Gonzalez Act allows FTCA suits against the U.S. for batteries by military medical personnel.

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Millbrook v. United States:  The Supreme Court Expands the Government's Liability for Intentional Torts of Law Enforcement Officers (PDF)

Millbrook v. United States: The Supreme Court Expands the Government's Liability for Intentional Torts of Law Enforcement Officers (PDF)

The Supreme Court, in Millbrook v. United States, expanded governmental liability for intentional torts of law enforcement officers by decisively rejecting a long-standing interpretation of the "law enforcement proviso" in 28 U.S.C.S. 2680(h).

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U.S. v. Wong and U.S. v. June: Supreme Court to Address the Confused Analysis of the Federal Tort Claims Act's Statutory Time Periods (PDF)

U.S. v. Wong and U.S. v. June: Supreme Court to Address the Confused Analysis of the Federal Tort Claims Act's Statutory Time Periods (PDF)

For decades, the courts have made clear that the timely filing of an administrative claim is a jurisdictional prerequisite to suit against the U.S. under the Federal Tort Claims Act. Since 1990, however, the courts have struggled with whether the two-year and six-month filing periods are also jurisdictional and whether these periods can be equitably tolled.

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