Feres Doctrine – News

The Philippine container ship that crashed into a US guided-missile destroyer may be liable for almost $2 billion
Business Insider – Jul. 12, 2017
There has been criticism of the Feres doctrine particularly by the late Justice Scalia. If ACX Crystal were found liable to the crew of Fitzgerald, the US …

Holding the Rogues in Washington Accountable: It Can and Must be Done
Toward Freedom – July 12, 2017
Predictably, she bumped up against immunity laws like the Feres Doctrine which prohibits service members and their families from suing the …

Military Contractors Claim Mantle of Government to Defend Tort Suits
New York Law Journal – 12/24/15 (registration)
Under the Feres doctrine, the government has sovereign immunity from liability for injuries to military personnel that arise out of their service.2 …

Six US troops killed in Afghanistan
Politico – 12/22/15
… an Army hospital petitions the Supreme Court to reconsider the Feres Doctrine, which prohibits service members from suing the federal government …

Advocates back military family’s Feres doctrine challenge
Military Times – 12/21/15
“The Tenth Circuit’s decision demonstrates that the Feres doctrine discriminates against women,” wrote attorneys with the California Women’s Law …

Military child petitions Supreme Court over Feres doctrine
Military Times
At issue is a 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that disallowed the case under the Feres doctrine, the exception to the Federal Tort Claims Act that …

Lawsuit blames Navy, ship CO for helo pilots’ deaths
Military Times
The lawsuit will have to surmount the Feres Doctrine, a controversial precedent established by the Supreme Court that shields the military and its …

Widows of fallen Navy pilots sue
The San Diego Union-Tribune
While the so-called Feres doctrine protects the U.S. military against lawsuits brought on behalf of fallen service members, lawyers for the families …

Campbell County Veteran Fights Military Malpractice
WSET
Under the ‘Feres Doctrine‘ the 1950 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, members of the armed forces cannot sue the federal government for medical …

Reluctant 10th Circuit Finds for United States
Courthouse News Service
DENVER (CN) – Three 10th Circuit judges reluctantly concluded that the United States is not liable for brain injuries a baby suffered from an alleged …

Widows of fallen Navy pilots sue
The San Diego Union-Tribune
While the so-called Feres doctrine protects the U.S. military against lawsuits brought on behalf of fallen service members, lawyers for the families …

Law prevents some family members from suing the military
Military Times
But the federal court ruled in favor of the Army, citing the Feres doctrine, a 1950 Supreme Court decision that bars active-duty troops from claiming …

Campbell County Veteran Fights Military Malpractice
WSET
Under the ‘Feres Doctrine‘ the 1950 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, members of the armed forces cannot sue the federal government for medical …

Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit Appeal Denied for Military Family
Injury Lawyer News
The birth injury lawsuit was initially dismissed by a district court, citing the Feres doctrine — a law preventing active-duty service members from suing …

Birth injury lawsuit revives Feres debate
Military Times
The case initially was dismissed by a district court, which cited the Feres doctrine, a law that prevents active-duty service members from suing the …

Military, Court Deny Assistance to Military Child Based on Law You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
TheBlaze.com
Jorge Ortiz previously brought the case to court but a district judge sided with the defendant, the United States of America, citing the Feres doctrine, …

Judge Tosses Suit Tied to Widow of Airman Who Died in C-17 Crash
Military.com
This is known as the Feres Doctrine. The case against the federal government was dismissed as a result. Because the federal court case established …

Judge tosses suit tied to widow of Alaska airman who died in C-17 crash
Alaska Dispatch News
… duty as employees of the federal government, the state subsequently argued the Feres Doctrine also applied in its case and asked for a dismissal.

Nuclear Shutdown News, March Edition
Bay Area Indymedia
A 1950s US Supreme Court decision—the Feres Doctrine—bars military personnel from suing the military or federal government from injuries suffered …

Misdiagnosis and Failure to Treat Led to Wrongful Death at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center
Legal Examiner
… of the Navy or Marines, medical malpractice claims on her behalf were not barred under the Feres Doctrine (about which more appears here).

Veterans return to unprepared medical system
Hays Daily News
Jarboe has learned the “Feres doctrine” complicates, and in some cases prevents, suing the federal government for medical malpractice in military or …

VA Hospitals Have Work to Do on Preventing Patients’ Death From Medical Errors
Legal Examiner
The Feres Doctrine, formulated in 1950 but based on a centuries-old practice of protecting professionals performing duties sanctioned and paid for by …

Wounded veterans return to unprepared medical system
The Kansas City Kansan
Jarboe has learned that the “Feres doctrine” complicates, and in some cases prevents, suing the federal government for medical malpractice in military …

Abolish sovereign immunity
Baltimore Sun
Because military retirees fall outside the Feres doctrine‘s scope, they may sue the U.S. government for medical malpractice. But while the VA is most …

In Teresa King lawsuit, US Attorney asks for dismissal
ArmyTimes.com
The Feres doctrine refers to the 1950 Supreme Court ruling that protects the government from active-duty members who are claiming damages for …

Suit Over Soldier’s Dead Baby Tossed, Reluctantly
U.S. District Judge J. Michael Seabright dismissed the wrongful death claims based on the Feres doctrine, which bars tort claims against the military by soldiers …

Northern NY army base commemorates fatal fire
“The fire spurred a series of lawsuits that led to the Feres Doctrine, which holds that the government isn’t liable for injuries or deaths related to military service even in cases of negligence.”

Justice Thomas and the Feres Doctrine

The Unfairness of the Feres Doctrine

Feres Doctrine and the Obstacles to Justice for Military Rape Victims

Government seeks dismissal of ex-airman’s lawsuit over botched surgery

Court shields U.S. military from health suit

Justice Department on Mission to Limit Military Family Members’ Lawsuit Rights

Veterans File for Class Certification in Chemical, Biological Weapon Case

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