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$1.2M in Damages Awarded Against USA in FTCA Case; Asylum Officer Misconduct: Lu v. USA

"Lu suffered loss of enjoyment of life, grief, anxiety, humiliation, emotional distress and has signs of PTSD and physically suffered weight loss, insomnia, and "avoidance of traumatic reminders" and dark circles under her eyes. (See Findings of Fact 20.) She also suffered a miscarriage...

Lawsuit Filed Against CBP Over Border Detention Conditions: Quiñones Flores v. USA

"Americans for Immigrants Justice (AI Justice) and Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A., filed a lawsuit in U.S. Federal Court against Customs & Border Protection (CBP) for its abuse and unlawful treatment of Alba, a twenty-eight year old immigrant woman who fled to the U.S. seeking...

The Price For Deporting an American Child? $32K (Ruiz v. USA)

AIC writes - "Some say the wheels of justice turn slowly; however, when justice is finally delivered it is sweet. After more than two years of litigation, the U.S. government has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by Leonel Ruiz on behalf of his minor daughter, alleging that in 2011, U.S. Customs...

FTCA Lawsuit by American Citizen Against ICE Moves Forward - Watson v. USA

"Plaintiff has a basis for contending that, for lack of an attorney, and because of the negligent failure of the United States to protect him when he rightly claimed United States citizenship, he, a young citizen, son of a citizen, was unjustly incarcerated for years. He has made out a prima facie...

Lengthy Detention of American Citizen by ICE Yields Small Award: Watson v. USA

Watson v. USA, Feb. 25, 2016 - "This arcane case involves a combination of critical negligent factual errors by government officials and rare reversals in the interpretation of applicable substantive citizenship law. An American citizen was wrongly arrested and held as an alien for 1,273 days while...

David Isaacson on FTCA Claim Filing Timing: Watson v. USA

David Isaacson, Aug. 15, 2017 - "In its July 31, 2017, opinion in Watson v. United States , a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, over the dissent of Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann, declared untimely the claim of false imprisonment brought by a U.S. citizen, Davino Watson...