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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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Certificate of Completion
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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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OnDemand Course

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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  • AR CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • 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.
     
  • NM CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of credit.
     
  • NY CLE 1.5 including Areas of Professional Practice 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for up to a maximum of 1.5 credit hours in the area(s) of Areas of Professional Practice for 1.50 hours. Each hour may be counted only as satisfying one category of credit. Duplicate credit for the same hour of instruction is not permitted. This course qualifies for both established and newly admitted attorneys. Lorman Business Center, LLC. has a financial hardship guideline. Please contact customer service at 1.866.352.9539 for instructions on how to apply.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

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.

Virginia MCLE requirements do not allow approval for programs that do not include an audio or audiovisual component.

This program was previously offered as a live webinar. Virginia MCLE requirements do not allow approval for attendance at duplicate programs.

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

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Faculty

Deborah J. Gander

Deborah J. Gander

Colson Hicks Eidson

  • Partner at Colson Hicks Eidson since 2002
  • Has dedicated her career to helping victims receive justice
  • Board certified civil trial lawyer with more than $100 million in verdicts and settlements for her clients
  • Represents clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries or who have lost family members; also represents clients who face financial ruin because of insurance company bad faith
  • Has 20 verdicts exceeding $1 million
  • Includes an award that was the largest ever in a Federal Tort Claims Act Case: $61 million for medical negligence at a Naval hospital, and was the first time in history the U.S. government was held liable for the acts of a doctor it alleged was an independent contractor
  • Achieved the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, and includes her in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • Received the “Most Effective Lawyer” award for civil litigation in 2006 from the Daily Business Review
  • Has had two of her verdicts receive the Daily Business Review’s “Verdicts Hall of Fame Award”
  • Has been repeatedly named one of the “10 Best Attorneys in Florida” by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Is an elected member, executive board member, and President of the Miami-Dade chapter of American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Co-chaired the Civil Litigation Committee of the Dade County Bar Association
  • Continues to lecture for organizations including the American Bar Association and American Association for Justice
  • Was a law clerk to the Honorable Peter T. Fay, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Graduate, magna cum laude, University of Miami School of Law; served as an adjunct professor there for several years
  • Can be contacted at 305-476-7400 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 404982
Published 2020
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