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Federal Tort Claims Act

If you are injured by the U.S. government (say you’re involved in auto accident with government employee doing government business), you have two years to file a claim with the responsible agency. If they deny your claim, you have six months to sue in federal district court. If you miss those deadlines, can you still pursue you claim? The Supreme Court says yes, if you have good cause. The legal term is equitable tolling. Equity requires doing right by the parties. See U.S. v. Wong, Slip Opinion, 13-1074, 4/22/15.