ABSTRACT

Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA): A Legal Overview [Updated November 20, 2019]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Introduction: "This report provides an overview of the FTCA [Federal Tort Claims Act]. It first discusses the events and policy concerns that led Congress to enact the FTCA, including the background principle of sovereign immunity. The report then explains the effect, scope, and operation of the FTCA's waiver of the United States' immunity from certain types of tort claims. In doing so, the report describes categorical exceptions to the government's waiver of sovereign immunity, statutory limitations on a plaintiff's ability to recover monetary damages under the FTCA, and the procedures that govern tort claims against the United States. The report concludes by discussing various legislative proposals to amend the FTCA."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R45732
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Date:
2019-11-20
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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