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Do You Have a Federal Tort Claims Act Case in Your Office?

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Date Published

December 10, 2019


New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers


Professional Practice


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Thinking about suing the United States for causing an injury or death? Easy to do, right? Wrong. First, you have to know it is a defendant. Once you know the United States is involved, there are many hoops to jump through to ensure a limited waiver of sovereign immunity. Strict compliance with 28 U.S.C. 1346(b) is essential. Come learn how to identify federal actors, and what to do when you figure out that you have a FTCA claim in your office.

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Andrew Smiley, Esq.

Smiley & Smiley

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Do You Have a Federal Tort Claims Act Case in Your Office? - Video
Do You Have a Federal Tort Claims Act Case in Your Office? - Paper
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