Tag Archives: Federal Tort Claims Act

Federal Court Allows FTCA Suit re: Navajo Nation Police Vehicle Accident to Proceed

Here are the materials in Stearney v. United States (D. Ariz.): 59 Amended Complaint 92 US Motion for Summary J 108 Response 118 Reply 119 DCT Order

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Materials in Emm v. Yerington Paiute Tribe [med mal]

Here: 3 Magistrate Report 4 DCT Order 5 Pro Se Complaint

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Vera v. Bureau of Indian Affairs (FTCA Claim)

Here: Vera opening brief US answer brief reply brief oral argument video here.

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Federal Court Dismisses FTCA Claim Arising from Hot Oil Burn at Indian School

Here are the materials in Lightning Fire v. United States (D.S.D.): 20 Motion to Dismiss 28 Response 32 Reply 34 DCT Order

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Federal Court Finds Sac and Fox Nation Police Officer Covered by FTCA

Here are the materials in Richie v. United States (W.D. Okla.): 12-motion-to-dismiss 16-response 19-reply 25-us-supplemental-brief 27-dct-order An excerpt: The Court, therefore, finds that assisting, when requested, a local law enforcement agency in the enforcement or carrying out of the laws … Continue reading

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US Prevails in FTCA Suit by Estate of Dr. James Redd

Here are the materials in Estate of Redd v. United States (D. Utah): 53 US Motion for Summary J 59 Opposition 66 Reply 69 DCT Order An excerpt: This case arises out of the tragic suicide of Dr. James D. … Continue reading

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Federal Tort Claims Act against Seminole Police

Here is the complaint in Perez v. Seminole Tribe of Florida (S.D. Fla.): Complaint

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Eighth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of FTCA Claim involving Rosebud Sioux Tribal Police

Here is the opinion in Sorace v. United States.  An excerpt: Norma Sorace (“Sorace”), Administratix of the Estates of Melanie Sorace and Jahneva Cannaday, a minor, filed suit against the United States of America alleging a claim under the Federal … Continue reading

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Eleventh Circuit Holds that Navajo Attorney Assigned to ICWA Matter in Florida Covered by Federal Tort Claims Act

Here is the opinion in Colbert v. United States. Briefs: 1 US Opening Brief 2 Navajo Amicus Brief 3 Colbert Brief 4 US Reply

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SCOTUS Holds FTCA’s Time Bars are Subject to Equitable Tolling

Here is the opinion in United States v. Kwai Fun Wong. An excerpt: The Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA or Act) provides that a tort claim against the United States “shall be forever barred” unless it is presented to the “appropriate … Continue reading

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