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United States Ninth Circuit, 07/27/2015
US v. Chadd, No. 12-36023
In a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) action brought against the United States alleging claims arising from a fatal mountain goat attack on an Olympic National Park visitor, alleging that Park officials breached their duty of reasonable care by failing to destroy the goat in the years leading up to her husband’s death, the district court’s dismissal for lack of subject matter jurisdiction is affirmed where the FTCA’s discretionary function exception applied. Read more…