Thursday, May 21, 2009

Bill to Partially Overrule Feres Doctrine Approved by House Judiciary Subcommittee

I have posted numerous notes on issues related to claims by armed forces service members (see here). Of particular interest are the links to stories on the recent efforts to change the law that prevents members of the military to recover for most injuries suffered while in service regardless of the negligence of the government. Today, the TortsProf Blog is reporting that the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law approved a bill to allow armed services members and their families to sue for negligent medical care. The full House Judiciary Committee is expected to consider the bill by the end of July. For the full story and a couple of links go here.

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