Man Burned At Army Base As Toddler Gets Win Against Feds

Law360 (November 27, 2019, 5:48 PM EST) -- The U.S. government must continue to make payments to a man severely burned at an Army property as a toddler and is not relieved of the obligation just because an insurance company that held a related annuity went broke, the Federal Circuit ruled Wednesday.

The Court of Federal Claims had ruled that the government owed no continuing liability for the future monthly and periodic lump-sum payments specified in a court settlement agreement after the insurance company that held a related annuity went broke and restructured, reducing plaintiff Trevor Langkamp's payments by 60%.

But the language of the settlement obligated the government...

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