Legal Representation Letters. All existing, pending, and threatened litigation, as well as unasserted claims, should be reported by the Department of Justice and all other government agencies using their respective appropriate formats, which can be accessed by selecting the applicable preceding hyperlink.
Standard Form 95. Standard Form 95 is used to present claims against the United States under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) for property damage, personal injury, or death allegedly caused by a federal employee's negligence or wrongful act or omission occurring within the scope of the employee's federal employment. These claims must be presented to the Federal agency whose employee conduct gave rise to the injury.
Standard Form 95 is not required to present a claim under the FTCA, but it is a convenient format for supplying the information necessary to bring an FTCA claim. Please note that a completed form must state a claim for money damages in a “sum certain” amount (that is, a specific amount) claimed for personal injury, death, or injury to or loss of property. In addition, if a sum certain is not specified in Standard Form 95 block 12d, or in accompanying information, a submission cannot be considered a valid presentation of a claim. The completed Standard Form 95 must be presented to the appropriate federal agency within two years after the claim accrues.
Judgment Fund Payment Forms. The following online Judgment Fund payment forms can be edited and saved as new PDF documents by using the Adobe 6.0 Advanced Editing TouchUp Text Tool. These online forms replace all prior versions of the forms. The Judgment Fund staff will not accept prior versions of the forms.
FMS 194: Judgment Fund Transmittal
FMS 196: Judgment Fund Award Data Sheet
FMS 197: Judgment Fund Voucher for Payment
The False Claims Act: A Primer
False Claims Act Statistics
Corporate / Financial Litigation Section
Intellectual Property Section
United States Code, Title 28, section 1498: 28 U.S.C. § 1498
United States Code, Title 35, section 271(a): 35 U.S.C. § 271(a)
The Foreign Assistance Act: 22 U.S.C. § 2356
The Tariff Act: 19 U.S.C. § 1337
The Atomic Energy Act: 42 U.S.C. § 2223
The Patent Secrecy Act: 35 U.S.C. § 183
The Trademark Amendments Act of 1999
National Courts Section
National Courts: Appellate Practice (PDF)
National Courts: Trial Practice (PDF)
Office of Foreign Litigation
28 C.F.R. § 0.45(j) (CPB responsibility for litigation under principal federal consumer protection laws)
Ten suggestions for guarding against odometer tampering
Immigration Litigation Bulletin
USDOJ, Executive Office for Immigration Review: Immigration Law Advisor
OIL-District Court Section
Aviation & Admiralty Section
Constitutional & Specialized Tort Litigation Section
Code of Federal Regulations, Title 28: Judicial Administration
28 C.F.R. § 50.15 (Representation of federal employees by DOJ attorneys or DOJ-furnished private counsel when sued, subpoenaed, or charged as individuals)
28 C.F.R. § 50.16 (Representation of federal employees by private counsel at federal expense)
Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) Docs & Forms
RECA: 42 U.S.C. 2210 note
RECA Awards to Date
RECA Claimant Categories Summary
RECA Claim forms
Have a RECA claim form mailed to you. Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery.
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RECA claim forms:
Environmental Tort Litigation Section
Federal Tort Claims Act Litigation Section
Annuity Broker Declaration
Standard Form 95. Standard Form 95 is used to present claims against the United States under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) for property damage, personal injury, or death allegedly caused by a federal employee's negligence or wrongful act or omission occurring within the scope of the employee's federal employment. These claims must be presented to the Federal agency the employee conduct of which gave rise to the injury. For further Form 95 information, see top of page
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