9th Circ. Revives Minister's FTCA Claim Against US

Law360, Los Angeles (October 9, 2013, 6:39 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday reversed a district court’s dismissal of a negligence claim against the United States brought by a minister following her detainment, holding that a six-month statute of limitations provision in the Federal Tort Claims Act may be equitably tolled under the circumstances in the case.

The dispute began when Kwai Fun Wong and Wu Wei Tien Tao Association, a religious organization, sued the United States in 2001 for allegedly denying the Tien Tao minister vegetarian meals and subjecting her to two body...
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