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Tag Archives: Sovereign Immunity

FTCA suit barred by sovereign immunity (access required)

A federal court in Virginia has dismissed the claim of a woman who entered a naval base and was injured when a guard activated a security barrier. Judge Mark S. Davis of the Eastern District of Virginia found the woman’s ...

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Sovereign immunity offers protection for doctor who treated DADC inmate (access required)

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The Supreme Court of Virginia affirmed a lower court’s ruling concluding that a doctor who treated inmates in a Virginia correctional center was protected by derivative sovereign immunity. The state’s high court also granted the doctor’s demurrer to a gross ...

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IRS can’t be sued for negligent refund processing (access required)

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Where the Internal Revenue Service, or IRS, negligently deposited a tax refund into a fraudulent account despite being warned in time to stop it, a taxpayer’s negligence suit was barred by sovereign immunity. The government moved to dismiss on the ...

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