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In re Tennessee Valley Authority Ash Spill Litigation

A district court held that the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is liable for damages to property owners and residents following a containment dike failure at its Kingston Fossil plant that spilled more than 5 million cubic yards of...

Myers v. United States

The Ninth Circuit reversed a lower court decision dismissing parents' suit against the United States under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) for injuries their child allegedly suffered due to exposure to thallium—a toxic heavy metal—...

Jones v. United States

A district court denied the United States’ motion to dismiss a complaint, brought pursuant to the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), in which plaintiff alleged that exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune caused...

In re Katrina Canal Breaches Consol. Litig.

A district court held that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is liable to five homeowners and business under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) for damages they incurred in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The Corps' negligent failure...

In re Katrina Canal Breaches Consol. Litig.

A district court held that the due care and discretionary function exceptions to the Federal Tort Claims Act do not shield the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from homeowners' lawsuit against it for damages stemming from flooding following...

Oberson v. Department of Agric.

The Ninth Circuit upheld a lower court judgment finding the U.S. Forest Service liable under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) for failing to correct or warn of a dangerous condition on a snowmobile trail that led to an individual...

Marlys Bear Medicine v. United States

The court reverses a district court decision that descendants of a Native American who was fatally injured on a logging site on a Native American reservation in Montana failed to state a cause of action under state law against the...