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HUD reliance on independent contractor forecloses tort claim (access required)

Where the Federal Tort Claims Act’s waiver of sovereign immunity excludes negligence or wrongful acts or omissions performed by independent contractors, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development contracted with a company to maintain a property that was for sale, the government was immune for injuries suffered by a potential buyer while he toured ...