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US District Judge Dale Kimball refused to follow a Utah State Court’s dismissal of a case stemming from a bear attack which resulted in the wrongful death of an 11 year old boy. This Federal Tort Claims Act suit resulted when the bear sighting was reported to park officials the day prior to the attack. It is alleged the authorities failed to post signs and warn those camping in the area. The Federal Tort Claims Act removes the wide immunity usually granted the federal government in negligence actions. To read more about this bear attack case, please click here.

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