"Feres Doctrine Commands Liability for Military," a free article from Clifford Law Offices.

September 23, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
The Chicago law office, Clifford Law Offices, announced that it has posted a legal article on their website (http://www.cliffordlaw.com) in an effort to educate the public about legal matters such as the Feres Doctrine for the military.

Causes of action available to the civilian population of the United States are not always available to members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Following what is known as the Feres doctrine, federal courts have routinely dismissed service members' claims against the government under the Federal Tort Claims Act because the "government is not liable…for injuries to servicemen where the injuries arise out of or are in the course of activity incident to service." Feres v. United States, 340 U.S. 135 (1950).

Colin H. Dunn, an associate attorney at the nationally renowned Chicago-based personal injury firm, Clifford Law Offices, P.C., wrote an article about the Feres doctrine in a piece originally published in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin entitled, "Feres Doctrine Commands Liability for Military." The article details the history of the key cases in this area of law. Dunn clearly summarizes the critics of the doctrine leaving the reader with a firm grasp of the state of the law in what is normally a complex and confusing intersection of federal law and the tort claim's of American service members.

[url:http:www.cliffordlaw.com/news/attorneys-articles/feres-doctrine-commands-liability-for-military]Read the full Feres Doctrine article here.[/url]