JACS-Z 1 November 1999 MEMORANDUM FOR CLAIMS JUDGE ADVOCATES/CLAIMS ATTORNEYSSUBJECT: Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Handbook
1. This edition of the FTCA Handbook is a revision of thematerial originally published in July 1979 and updatedperiodically since. The previous edition was last updated inSeptember 1998. This edition contains significant cases throughSeptember 1999 pertaining to the filing and processing ofadministrative claims under the FTCA (Title 28, United StatesCode, Sections 2671-2680) and related claims statutes.2. This Handbook provides case citations covering a myriad ofissues. The citations are organized in a topical manner,paralleling the steps an attorney should take in analyzing aclaim. Older citations have not been removed. Shepardizing isessential.3. If any errors are noted, including the omission of relevantcases, please use the error sheet at the end of the Handbook tobring this to our attention. Users needing further informationor clarification of this material should contact their AreaAction Officer or Mr. Joseph H. Rouse, Deputy Chief, Tort ClaimsDivision, DSN: 923-7009, extension 212; or commercial: (301)677-7009, extension 212.
JOHN H. NOLAN III