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A Guide to the Federal Tort Claims Act

A Guide to the Federal Tort Claims Act
Product Code: 5010071
Author: Paul Figley
Publication Date: December 2011
ISBN: 978-1-61438-123-5
Page Count: 168
Trim Size: 6 x 9 Paperback
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Topics: Administrative Law
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About A Guide to the Federal Tort Claims Act

A Guide to the Federal Tort Claims Act provides a concise overview of the FTCA and its jurisprudence. The author is a seasoned professional who has spent many years litigating and managing FTCA issues at the Department of Justice. His approach is simple and straightforward, while being comprehensive in scope. The book serves as a ready reference for readers of all levels who are about to begin research on a variety of FTCA issues. Topics covered include:
  • The FTCA's waiver of sovereign immunity
  • Procedures for presenting administrative tort claims and filing suit
  • The protections the FTCA may provide to federal employees
  • The FTCA's rules for damages
  • Financial matters including attorney's fees, costs and interest
  • FTCA settlement processes and negotiations
  • And more


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What Others are Saying

"Paul Figley's A Guide to the Federal Tort Claims Act does a brilliant job making the intricacies of the Federal Tort Claims Act accessible to readers at every level of sophistication. For nearly a quarter of a century, Paul was the Assistant or Deputy Director of the FTCA Staff in the United States Department of Justice, and was in large part responsible for the development of the government's litigating positions and for the training of a generation of government lawyers who argued the government's positions in court. A Guide to the Federal Tort Claims Act describes the basic contours of the Federal Tort Claims Act, beginning with the concept of sovereign immunity and then leading through the Act, its limitations, the available remedies, and the process by which claims are handled and settled. This little book is the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and useful summary of the FTCA available."
--Jay Tidmarsh, Diane and M.O. Miller, II Research Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School


"Some have analogized the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) to Winston Churchill's metaphor about an 'Enigma wrapped in a blanket'. Professor Paul Figley, in his brand new ABA book, A Guide to the Federal Torts Claims Act removes the blanket and dispenses with the enigma.

In clear easy to read prose, Professor Figley guides both the novice and the expert as to how to proceed with perfect skill through the FTCA, benefit from its good points and circumvent its traps. Even lawyers who do not practice in the area will enjoy reading this book. Its content is of such importance (the Federal Government is the largest civil defendant in the United states).

Professor Figley served as Deputy Director of the DOJ Torts Branch for over 25 years. He is now the Associate Director of Legal Rhetoric at American University's Washington College of Law. This book masterfully combines Professor Figley's in depth knowledge of the FTCA , with his superb skills as a clear and succinct writer. A must read for very lawyer. "
--Victor E. Schwartz, Partner & Chair of Shook, Hardy & Bacon LL.P Public Policy Group.
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Introduction - Chapter 1 PDF
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