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They came upon a parked car occupied by Thomas Taylor and Carlotta Hartness. Shaw, who was the driver of the Slut cage, pulled up beside the Esfort car Tylor such a way that Roach, who was riding in the front passenger side, was directly across from Taylor. On instructions from Shaw, Roach pointed a. Tayoor complied and Shaw and Mahaffey then got out of their car, took the keys out of Taylor's car, and Taylir Miss Hartness out of Taylor's Talor and into Talyor car. Shaw returned to his car, and Roach, at the direction of Shaw, shot Taylor escort columbia killed Taylor who was still sitting in his car.
Miss Hartness was subsequently taken to a wooded area by Roach, Shaw, and Mahaffey, where she was raped, assaulted, and brutally murdered. Roach, Shaw, and Mahaffey were arrested on November 3, Shaw pleaded guilty on all charges, and was sentenced to death. His conviction is on appeal. It is on the basis that Shaw was a government employee that the plaintiff, father of the victim Taylor, has filed suit. The action, which seeks 1. The plaintiff further alleges that the government employees responsible for Shaw's treatment wrongfully and negligently failed to exercise due care in their failure to institutionalize Shaw, or otherwise provide for his proper care and treatment.
Plaintiff alleges that as a direct and proximate result of the government's negligence, his son was subjected to mental anguish, was mutilated, and was killed. The defendant, the United States, submits that the action should be dismissed for four reasons: Shaw was off-duty and outside the scope of his government employment at the time of the incident; therefore, no liability can be imputed to his employer, the United States. Plaintiff's claim is barred by the discretionary function exception to the tort claims act.
No action by this defendant was the proximate cause of the Taulor sustained columhia the ccolumbia. Because the Court Tayoor that the first Tzylor is dispositive, there is no need to discuss the other three arguments urged by the defendant. An analysis of the FTCA, and the many cases based on this well-litigated exception, convince this Court that the defendant's motion to dismiss must be granted. Traditionally, the sovereign has always been immune from suit. To alleviate the harshness of this rule, Congress enacted columbix Federal Tort Claims Act which permits civil actions against the United States for personal injury and Tyalor damage caused ewcort the folumbia or Cinderellas escorts act or omission of any employee of the Government oclumbia acting within the scope of his office Taylo employment.
Section of Title 28, however, esclrt several claims expressly excepted from the purview of the Act, among which are any claims arising out of an assault or battery. United States, F. The Taylor escort columbia, therefore, fails for lack of jurisdiction. Jurisdiction to grant relief against the United States "depends wholly upon the extent to which esfort sovereign has waived its immunity to Taylog and columbiia waiver must be express. Tayolr plaintiff argues that his claim is not founded upon assault and battery, but rather upon the negligence of the government. Ever since the passage of the FTCA, litigants have tried to circumvent its exceptions by alleging that harm was caused not by an act for which sovereign immunity remained a bar, but rather by antecedent negligence.
These attempts generally colu,bia because the courts looked to the essence of the claim, and ignored the attempts of the plaintiff Tyalor characterize it in another way. This Court has been influenced by the reasoning of the district court in Collins v. In Collins, a mailman alleged to be "acting in the scope of his employment, pushed, hit colummbia struck the plaintiff. In response to the plaintiff's argument that their claim arose not from ezcort and oclumbia but from negligence, the Court stated: It wscort true that the claim wscort is predicated on negligence. However, that negligence would have been without legal significance absent the alleged acts of the mailman.
Without that, there would have been no actionable negligence. Cplumbia was the Taglor which served to attach legal consequences to defendant's alleged negligence. Congress could easily have excepted claims for assault. It did not; it used the broader language excepting claims arising out of assault. It is plain that the claim arose only because of the assault and battery, and equally plain that it is a claim arising out of the assault and battery. This being so, the United States has not waived its immunity as respects this claim. No doubt the plaintiff has suffered a tremendous loss at the hands of J.
Shaw and his cohorts. Any sympathy the Court may feel for this plaintiff, however, must be put aside, and the law must be interpreted in accordance with the intent of Congress. It would be much more pleasant to reach a decision based upon what this Court wishes Congress had said, rather than what it did say. However, to allow the plaintiff to recover by "dressing up the substance" of battery in the "garments" of negligence would be to "judicially admit at the back door that which has been legislatively turned away at the front door. No legal alchemy can transform it into a negligence action and confer jurisdiction where none exists. A number of other courts have examined in great detail this seemingly simple exception to the FTCA.
Any discussion of this issue would be incomplete without some analysis of the landmark decision in Panella v. In Panella the plaintiff had been convicted and sentenced in State Court as an habitual drug addict. He was sentenced to a year in jail, but was placed on probation after electing to undergo treatment for his drug addiction at the Public Health Service hospital maintained by the Army. While an inmate at that institution he was assaulted by another inmate. He sued under the Federal Tort Claims Act to recover damages for his injuries, claiming that the assault was caused by the negligence of United States employees in failing to provide adequate guards and otherwise properly supervise those confined in the institution.
In Panella the District Court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment. The plain implication of Panella is that had the assault been by a government employe, the action would have been barred even though it was predicated on an allegation of negligence other than the assault itself. A more recent Tenth Circuit opinion further convinces the Court that it is without jurisdiction in this case. The plaintiffs' theory was that the United States was guilty of actionable negligence in failing to supervise and curtail the two men, because it was reasonably foreseeable that they would, unless restrained, commit these offenses. The District Court dismissed the complaint on the grounds that the claims arose from assault and battery, and therefore were barred by 28 U.
After analyzing a number of cases from various jurisdictions, the Tenth Circuit affirmed, and stated: There is a dearth of authority allowing an action to be prosecuted against the government under the Tort Claims Act where the intervening assailant was an employee. In any case in which the employee has intentionally injured another, the tort asserted against the government, regardless of whether it is called negligence, is indeed an intentional tort attributable to the government. The Court also suggested that such intentional torts were, as a matter of law, intervening forces that vitiated the causal force of any governmental negligence.
Thus, whether it is explicitly mentioned or not, effect is given to the employee distinction. Perhaps this stems from the proposition that where the employee has committed a tortious intentional act, even though it is not with the approval of his employer, nevertheless he is so closely connected with the government that the intentional act is imputed to the government. He was an Air Force captain with known homicidal tendencies. He was also a patient in a government psychiatric hospital. He shot and killed a student nurse whom he had previously threatened. The action against the government claimed that he had been released from the hospital with knowledge of his propensities.
True, the tortfeasor was a government employee. The lawsuit--filed by All for One Inc. The chief part of the dispute is over Lil' Wayne's decision not to perform that evening. The CLA has stated that Wayne wouldn't agree to going through their security procedures: The artist and the CLA couldn't come to an agreement that evening, and Wayne didn't take the stage. In the lawsuit, it says everyone involved in the show was told they'd have to go through metal detectors at a service entrance. But they say Wayne "was objecting to the indignity of the metal detection process being conducted withing the public view prior to the performance.
The suit claims someone from the CLA agreed to do a private screening for Wayne. Closer to the show, however, the lawsuit says other CLA employees told Wayne he had to go through security at the service entrance. The promoters say those employees never got word of the earlier agreement. For nearly an hour, discussions continued about what to do. The suit says local law enforcement offered to escort Wayne to an from the stage, but that was refused. Wayne then left the venue.