A plaintiff may bring a lawsuit against the United States alleging medical battery by a Navy doctor acting within the scope of his employment, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.
WASHINGTON – Attempts to sort out the meaning of a confusing and oddly worded statute to determine whether a Navy surgeon is immune from liability for allegedly performing eye surgery without obtaining consent left the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court bleary-eyed.
The federal government could not be sued for breaching the terms of an agreement settling an employee’s Title VII discrimination claims, the 6th Circuit has ruled in affirming a dismissal.
The Little Tucker Act does not waive the federal government’s sovereign immunity with respect to damages claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.
WASHINGTON – The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide if the federal government can be sued for damages for violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the federal Gonzalez Act waives governmental immunity for battery claims against a Navy doctor who allegedly performed cataract surgery without the patient’s informed consent.
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the federal government is immune from tort liability for the alleged sexual assault of a prison inmate by correctional officers that occurred outside the scope of an arrest, search or seizure.
The government enjoyed sovereign immunity when sued for damages for violating privacy rights in conducting electronic surveillance of a suspected terrorist organization and its lawyers, the 9th Circuit has ruled in reversing judgment.
A state employer was immune from a claim for damages under the self-care provision of the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Iowa Supreme Court has ruled in reversing a $165,000 jury verdict.
A high school principal is protected by sovereign immunity from a negligence claim for his alleged failure to warn a student that another student planned to fight him on school grounds, but he can be sued for gross negligence, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled.