WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Section 26809(h) of 28 U.S.
Code clearly provides a waiver of sovereign immunity and "extends the waiver to
any claim for one of the six enumerated torts committed by a Federal
investigative or law enforcement officer acting within the scope of his or her
If you work for the federal government and a co-worker
spreads false and malicious rumors about you that damage your reputation, it
will be very difficult to pursue a
claim for libel or slander against the individual in question. The recent
Maryland case of Shake v. Gividen [ an enhanced version...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The Federal Tort Claims Act
(FTCA) waives sovereign immunity for law enforcement officers' acts where a
claim arises out of one of six intentional torts where an officer is "acting
within the scope of his office or employment," a unanimous U.S. Supreme...
by Allison B. Williams
Recently, in the matter of McCray v. Maryland Dept. of Transportation [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers ], the Fourth Circuit had the opportunity to consider whether sovereign immunity or legislative immunity applied to a discrimination...