No government liability for explosives experiment gone wrong, split Sixth Circuit rules

, The National Law Journal


The Federal Tort Claims Act's discretionary-function exception shields the government from a negligence claim related to an accident involving experiments with improvised explosive devices, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has ruled.

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  • RD Legal Funding

    It is a shame that this victim will not be compensated but on the other hand it is understandable the government would shield itself from these kinds of lawsuits. Especially when they are dealing with different kinds of explosives and weapons that may be used in national defense purposes.

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