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United States v. $4,480,466.16 in funds seized from Bank of America account ending in 2653

Garland, Tex. vocational school is forced to shut down after the feds seize its funds. School: Which violated our constitutional rights; the feds didn’t give adequate notice, among other things, and we are entitled to damages. Feds: Sovereign immunity bars constitutional claims for damages against us. Fifth Circuit: That’s so. While the Federal Tort Claims Act generally waives immunity for tort claims against the federal government, constitutional tort claims are specifically exempted.


Tags: 2019, Federal Tort Claims Act, Fifth Circuit, Sovereign Immunity

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