Also known as the FTCA. Authorizes private tort actions against the United States where, if the United States were a private person, it would be liable to the claimant according to the law of the place where a particular act or omission occurred.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
A statute that allows recovery for damages caused by a federal employee if the injury occurred in the scope of the employee's job. It also establishes regulations and procedures for making such claims in federal courts.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:16 pm