Simmons v. Himmelreich: The U.S. Supreme Court Addresses the Preclusive Effect of Federal Tort Claims Act Judgments (PDF)
In Simmons v. Himmelreich, the U.S. Supreme Court addressed a question it left open a decade earlier. Judge Robert Longstreth examines the Supreme Court's construction of the FTCA's judgment bar provision, which forecloses future suits against individual federal employees for conduct underlying an FTCA suit once judgment is entered in the FTCA action.
The Hon. Robert C. Longstreth is a judge on the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego. Prior to joining the bench, Judge Longstreth practiced with DLA Piper US LLP in San Diego, California, where he concentrated his work in environmental law and insurance law. Prior to joining DLA Piper, Judge Longstreth served as Trial Attorney for the Department of Justice, Torts Branch. He is a co-author of the leading treatise on the Federal Tort Claims Act, Jayson & Longstreth, Handling Federal Tort Claims (LexisNexis Matthew Bender). He received his undergraduate degree from Haverford College and his law degree from Yale.
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