Handling Federal Tort Claims: Administrative and Judicial Remedies

A comprehensive guide that examines all substantive and procedural law under the Federal Tort Claims Act.

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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

VOLUME 1

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



VOLUME 2

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



VOLUME 3

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

Appendices

Table of Cases

Index