Federal Tort Claims Act

In Doe v. Hagenbeck et al., No. 13 CIV. 2802 AKH, 2015 WL 1611153 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 13, 2015), the Southern District of New York held that plaintiff, a West Point cadet, sufficiently alleged gender discrimination under the Equal Protection Clause of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The court cited numerous instances of inappropriate…

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Last week in Millbrook v. United States (March 27, 2013), the U.S. Supreme Court (per Justice Thomas, writing for a unanimous Court) issued a decision broadly interpreting the Federal Tort Claims Act’s so-called “law enforcement proviso” codified at 28 U.S.C. § 2680(h). Petitioner Kim Millbrook, a prisoner in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, alleged that…

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