November 20, 2018

Updated ABA book makes Federal Torts Claim Act easy to understand for lawyers new to statute

CHICAGO, Nov. 20, 2018 — Newly published by the ABA, “A Guide to the Federal Torts Claims Act, Second Edition” serves as a straightforward handbook to help lawyers understand this complex measure. Author Paul Figley uses his three decades of experience with the U.S. Department of Justice to make the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) accessible and concise.

Government employees are sometimes responsible for injuries to others that warrant torts and subsequent monetary compensation. This revised edition helps lawyers gauge the appropriateness of an FTCA remedy and allows government lawyers to measure the scope of issues they encounter. This book breaks down the numerous amendments to the act that have both expanded and narrowed the initial rights available while maintaining a balance between federal interests and a fair tort remedy.

The guide also includes a comprehensive appendix full of federal statutes and regulations, standard forms and helpful checklists.

Title:                            A Guide to the Federal Torts Claims Act, Second Edition
Publisher:                    ABA Book Publishing
Pages:                         152
Product Code:             5010092
ISBN:                           9781641052917
Size:                            6 x 9
Price:                           $59.95
Orders:                        800-285-2221 or shopaba.org

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