No. 97-9276.

158 F.3d 1167 (1998)

MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC COMPANY, Tokio Marine & Fire Insurance Company, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. John ZEIGLER, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

October 27, 1998.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Edwin D. Robb, Jr., D. Michael Conner, Savannah, GA, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.

James Randolph Schulz, Asst. U.S. Atty., Atlanta, GA, for Defendant-Appellee.

Before ANDERSON and BARKETT, Circuit Judges, and RONEY, Senior Circuit Judge.

BARKETT, Circuit Judge:

Appellants Matsushita Electric Company and Tokio Marine and Fire Insurance Company (collectively "Matsushita") appeal from the district court's order substituting the United States as a defendant for John Zeigler, a U.S. Customs agent, and then dismissing Matsushita's claims against the United States under the Federal Tort Claims Act ("FTCA"). Matsushita claims that the district court erred in holding that its right to sue a customs inspector...

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