Government Didn't Cause Liquor Store Death, 6th Circ. Says

Law360, New York (March 28, 2013, 4:29 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit on Thursday reversed a $1.2 million award to the widow of a contractor killed in a 2006 accident at a Michigan military base liquor store, ruling there was no proof the accident had been caused by the negligence of government employees.

A three-judge panel reversed U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts' January 2012 ruling in favor of Donnetta Berrien, saying the U.S. has immunity under the Federal Tort Claims Act for the conduct of independent contractors. In this case, the accident involved a metal...
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