Thursday, February 19, 2009
Elsie Law's Daily Dose Of The Law: The Feres Doctrine
According to the nolo glossary, a Feres Doctrine is: "A legal doctrine that prevents people who are injured as a result of military service from successfully suing the federal government under the Federal Tort Claims Act. The doctrine comes from the U.S. Supreme Court case Feres v. United States, in which servicemen who picked up highly radioactive weapons fragments from a crashed airplane were not permitted to recover damages from the government. Also known as the Feres-Stencel Doctrine or the Feres rule."