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Doctrine bars family from suing Army over baby's death

An appeals court attacks the ruling as it "regretfully" dismisses the allegations

By Ken Kobayashi

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 25, 2013

~~<p>A federal appeals court reluctantly upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit Thursday by a man who contended his newborn son died because his pregnant Army wife had been ordered to perform physical activities in violation of her doctor's instructions.</p>
<p>The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said it was bound by the highly controversial &quot;Feres Doctrine&quot; established by a 1950 U.S. Supreme Court ruling prohibiting personal injury lawsuits related to military service against the federal government.</p>
~~

A federal appeals court reluctantly upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit Thursday by a man who contended his newborn son died because his pregnant Army wife had been ordered to perform physical activities in violation of her doctor's instructions.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said it was bound by the highly controversial "Feres Doctrine" established by a 1950 U.S. Supreme Court ruling prohibiting personal injury lawsuits related to military service against the federal government. Login for more...



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