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How To Sue the U.S. Federal Government

A REFRESHER ON THE FEDERAL TORT CLAIMS ACT:
HOW TO SUE THE UNITED STATES

By Richard W. Hendrix

The Federal Tort Claims Act was enacted by Congress in 1946 in recognition of the inequities caused by the failure to permit tort suits against the United States Government. Prior to the enactment of the FTCA, private bills requiring Congressional consideration each session was the only avenue for civil recovery against the government. When the United States Government is now sued in tort, the Federal Tort Claims Act, 28 U.S.C. ยง 346(b), 2671 - 2680, comes … Continue Reading ››