Federal Tort Claims Act

Definition of Federal Tort Claims Act

The government of the United States may not be sued in tort without its consent. That consent was given in the Federal Tort Claims Act (1946), which largely abrogated the federal government’s immunity from tort liability and established the conditions for suits and claims against the federal government. The Act (28 U.S.C.A. §§ 1346(b), 2674) preserves governmental immunity with respect to the traditional categories of intentional torts, and with respect to acts or omissions which fall within the "discretionary function or duty” of any federal agency or employee. See also Sovereign immunity.

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