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Follow up on Levin v. United States

We now have the answer to the question regarding the Federal Tort Claims Act and the Gonzalez Act that was argued to the United States Supreme Court in Levin v. United States.  We wrote about this a few weeks ago. The starting point is that the United States has immunity from lawsuits filed against it.  If the U.S. wants to waive that immunity, it may do so.  The FTCA is one such example where the


Levin v. U.S., or Reconciling the FTCA and the Gonzalez Act

An interesting case was recently argued in the Supreme Court that concerns various aspects of our practice.  The case is entitled Levin v. United States, and it is an appeal from the Ninth Circuit case 663 F.3d 1059 (2011).  Of concern to our practice is how the courts will interpret certain aspects of the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), specifically with regard to suits against medical personnel employed by the U.S. government. In this case,


How to Limit Tort Awards from the Government

Very interesting article here.  This article is interesting because it analyzes different ways that governments can deal with the perceived problem of excessive tort awards that go against the government.  Because our practice sometimes involves litigation against government at all levels, this issue is important to us. The issue here is the classic tension that exists in citizens when they find out that people are suing their government and winning large monetary awards.  Naturally, while


Army Removes 2 Doctors

In Feb. 2012, two doctors on a Madigan Army Medical Center team have been temporarily removed from clinical duties as the Army reviews the team’s handling of post-traumatic stress disorder diagnoses of more than a dozen soldiers.


Madigan Army Medical Center fires Maj. Gen Phillip Volpe

Feb. 2012: The Army has removed the head of Madigan Army Medical Center during its investigation into whether soldiers had a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder reversed to reduce the cost of a medical retirement.


What if My Injury Was Received Oversees?

An FTCA claim can only be filed for injuries received in the United States and its territories. However, injuries received in countries other than the U.S. and its territories may be covered by the Military Claims Act…