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3rd Circ. Says TSA Screeners Immune To Flyer Abuse Claims

Law360 (July 11, 2018, 7:24 PM EDT) -- A divided Third Circuit on Wednesday affirmed a lower court's decision that Transportation Security Administration airport screeners are immune to civil suits over alleged traveler abuse, saying an exception to sovereign immunity doesn’t apply since the federal workers aren’t considered law enforcement officers.

In a published 2-1 ruling, a three-judge Third Circuit panel upheld a Pennsylvania federal judge’s decision to toss a suit brought by Nadine Pellegrino accusing TSA screeners of false arrest and other claims in connection with a 2006 incident at a Philadelphia airport....
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