Tuesday, January 22, 2008

SCOTUS Issues Opinion in Federal Tort Claims Act Case

Today the Supreme Court issued its decision in Ali v. Federal Bureau of Prisons, No. 06-9130. Here is BNA's summary of the case holding: "A prisoner's claims against Federal Bureau of Prisons employees for allegedly losing the prisoner's personal property are barred by sovereign immunity, because an exclusion from the Federal Tort Claims Act's waiver of sovereign immunity for certain torts that protects detention of property by a 'law enforcement officer' applies to all law enforcement officers, not just those enforcing customs or excise laws." More on this case can be read by BNA subscribers at http://pubs.bna.com/ip/bna/lwt.nsf/SupCtOpDateDecided.


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