Justices To Weigh Tenn. Valley Authority's Immunity To Suits

Law360 (September 27, 2018, 3:12 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday said it would hear a case over whether the Tennessee Valley Authority is immune from a personal injury suit alleging the TVA's work on a downed power line killed one boater and seriously injured another.

Gary Thacker and Venida L. Thacker said in their petition to the Supreme Court that they believe the TVA's status as an entity that can "sue-and-be-sued" meant that its immunity from suit was narrow, disagreeing with the contrary finding of the Eleventh Circuit. The pair argued that the circuit court used the wrong standard when it applied the "discretionary-function exception"...

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