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Posted: November 5, 2018

Judge Korman Holds that the “Foreign Country” and “Intentional Torts” Exceptions to the FTCA Barred Claims by Estate of Panamanian Woman Murdered by U.S. Servicemember

Posted by Solomon N. Klein, Litigation Partner District Judge Edward R. Korman dismissed an action against the U.S. by the estate and family of a Panamanian woman murdered by a U.S. servicemember in Panama. Rogelio Rodriguez, et al. v. Omar Velez-Pagan, et al. , 17-cv-3911 (E.D.N.Y. Oct. 26, 2018) (ERK) (SJB). The civil case arose… Read more »

Posted: June 18, 2014

FTCA Subcontractor Immunity Waived When Government Continues to Play Some Role in Subcontracted Task

On June 11, 2014, the Second Circuit issued a decision in Haskin v. United States, Docket No. 13-3880-CV, holding that the US Postal Service may have waived subcontractor immunity under the Federal Tort Claims Act when it also did some of the work for which the subcontractor was engaged. In Haskin, the plaintiffs sued the US… Read more »