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Suing Uncle Sam Under the Federal Tort Claims Act: Critical Insights and Practical Strategies

Gain an understanding on how to file a suit in federal court against the government and which legal documents you will have to provide in the process.

This topic will cover the steps an attorney should take when investigating the initial intake, and the applicable law for the claim itself as well as claim form filing requirements and statute of limitations issues that are specific to Federal Tort Claims Act litigation. This material will discuss the nature of trying a bench trial in federal court against the United States government as a defendant, Daubert issues to look out for, and collection issues to recover your judgment.

86 minutes
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Agenda

At the Beginning

  • Pre-Suit Investigation of Facts
  • Research of Applicable Law
  • Statute of Limitations
  • Independent Contractor Issues

Filing Your Statutory Claim Form (Standard Form 95)

  • Website Information
  • Form Requirements
  • Sum Certain
  • Every Potential Claimant Must File a Separate Form

Filing Suit in Federal Court

  • No Right to Trial by Jury Under FTCA (You Get a Bench Trial)
  • Immediate Deadlines and Rapid Dockets
  • Expert Testimony (Daubert)
  • Expect to Use Technology to Streamline the Case
  • Write Your Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law as You Go

How to Collect Your Judgment

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Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on September 23, 2020.

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  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • IL CLE 1.25
     
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.25 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
     

To earn each credit Lorman offers through the OnDemand learning platform, you need to watch 100% of the program. Also, for certain credits you will need to fulfill additional requirements which will be displayed on the "credits" tab when viewing the course.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Deborah J. Gander

Deborah J. Gander

Freedland Harwin Valori & Gander

  • Partner at Freedland Harwin Valori & Gander
  • Board-Certified Civil Trial attorney with nearly 30 years of experi-ence in the legal profession
  • Focuses practice on catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, medical negligence, and bad faith claims against insurance compa-nies
  • Undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Miami
  • Consistently obtained multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements for clients throughout her career.
  • Member of several boards and committees along with the highest rating in Martindale Hubbell
  • Has been repeatedly named one of the 10 Best Attorneys in Florida by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from America‚Äôs Top 100 Attorneys
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