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Tort – FTCA – Ad Damnum Increase (access required)

An auto-accident plaintiff suing under the Federal Tort Claims Act is entitled to amend the ad damnum clause of her complaint to double the amount of damages requested - from $500,000 to $1 million - even though she only stated the lower amount in her administrative claim to the U.S. Postal Service. Plaintiff seeks to increase ...