Handling Federal Tort Claims: Administrative and Judicial Remedies
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A comprehensive guide that examines all substantive and procedural law under the Federal Tort Claims Act, including:
• Practice and procedure
• Who may sue, be sued, and be joined as a party
• Jurisdiction and venue
• Elements of the cause of action
• Excluded claims
• Statute of limitations
• Compromise and settlement
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Table of contents
Chapter 1 Remedies Available When Tort Is Committed by the United States
Chapter 2 The Federal Tort Claims Act: Legislative History
Chapter 3 Purpose and Construction
Chapter 4 Some Differences Between a Tort Suit Against the United States and One Against a Private Individual
Chapter 5 Parties Plaintiff: Who May Sue
Chapter 5A Claims Involving Members of the Armed Forces
Chapter 6 Parties Defendant: Who May Be Sued and Joined
Chapter 7 Jurisdiction and Venue: Where to Sue
Chapter 8 Definitions: Federal Agency, Employee of the Government, and Scope of Employment
Chapter 9 Elements of the Cause of Action
Chapter 10 Extent of Government's Liability: Damages
Chapter 11 Excluded Claims
Chapter 12 The Discretionary Function Exclusion
Chapter 13 Other Express Exclusion
Chapter 14 The Statutes of Limitations
Chapter 15 Compromise and Settlement
Chapter 16 Practice and Procedure: Pretrial, Trial, and After Trial
Chapter 17 Administrative Claims
Table of Cases