No. 449.

347 U.S. 507 (1954)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided May 17, 1954.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Paul A. Sweeney argued the cause for the United States. With him on the brief were Robert L. Stern, then Acting Solicitor General, and Assistant Attorney General Burger.

William C. Wetherbee argued the cause for respondent. with him on the brief was Paul J. Sedgwick.

Richard W. Galiher and Richard L. Williams filed a brief for Harrison, as amicus curiae, supporting respondent.

MR. JUSTICE DOUGLAS delivered the opinion of the Court.

The single question in the case is whether the United States may recover indemnity from one of its employees after it has been held liable under the Federal Tort Claims Act,1 60 Stat. 842, 28 U. S. C. §§ 1346, 2671 et seq., for the negligence of the employee.

Respondent, an employee of the United States, had a collision...

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