No. 59.

369 U.S. 1 (1962)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided February 26, 1962.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Truman B. Rucker argued the cause for petitioners. With him on the briefs was Edward M. O'Brien.

Richard J. Medalie argued the cause for the United States. With him on the brief were Solicitor General Cox, Assistant Attorney General Orrick, Alan S. Rosenthal and Sherman L. Cohn.

W. B. Patterson argued the cause for American Airlines, Inc., respondent. With him on the briefs was Fred M. Mock.

MR. CHIEF JUSTICE WARREN delivered the opinion of the Court.

The question to be decided in this case is what law a Federal District Court should apply in an action brought under the Federal Tort Claims Act1 where an act of negligence occurs in one State and results in an injury and death in another State. The basic provision of the Tort Claims Act states that the Government shall be liable for tortious conduct committed by its employees...

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