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COVID-19 Negligence Cases Involving the Federal Government

The Madden Law Group represents federal employees who have been injured because of the Government's negligence in protecting them on the job from COVID-19, including wrongful-death actions. 

We specialize in negligence cases against the Federal Government brought under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA).   FTCA claims must be filed in federal district court against the United States.  FTCA representation requires an attorney with experience in suing the United States because of the exceptions to the waiver of sovereign immunity and because liability is based upon the tort law of the state where the incident occurred.  Jerry Madden was a Senior Trial Counsel at the Department of Justice defending the United States against negligence cases and has handled the leading case on the discretionary-function exception to the waiver of sovereign immunity.  He also has handled FTCA claims in multiple states and therefore has special expertise in the intricacies of state law throughout the United States.   

Please contact us for a free consultation to see if we will represent you on a contingency basis. 

The Madden Law Group Opposes DOJ's and Special Counsel Mueller's Motions to Dismiss Defamation Suit Over Steele Dossier Footnote in the Mueller Report

Posted by Jerry Madden | Oct 07, 2020 | 0 Comments

On October 6, 2020, the Madden Law Group filed its brief in opposition to the Department of Justice's and Special Counsel Mueller's  motions to dismiss a "defamation plus" suit related to the Steele Dossier.  Plaintiff Giorgi Rtskhiladze alleges that Footnote 112, Volume II, of the Report on th...

The Madden Law Group PLLC Represents U.S. Citizen Defamed in Footnote 112, Vol. II, of the Mueller Report in Suit against Special Counsel Mueller and DOJ

Posted by Jerry Madden | Jun 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

On June 17, 2020, Giorgi Rtskhiladze sued Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III and the U.S. Department of Justice for $100 million claiming that he was defamed in Footnote 112, Vol. II, of the Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election.

Seventh Circuit Creates Split on Prison-Mailbox Rule in FTCA Cases

Posted by Jerry Madden | Apr 07, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) requires that a claimant give notice of a claim within two years of the act or omission. 28 U.S.C. § 2401(b). The issue presented in Censke was whether Censke gave timely notice when he mailed the claim before the two-year period expired but it was received by the Bureau of Prisons after the deadline.

DC Circuit Holds Medicaid Waiver for "Arkansas Works" Arbitrary and Capricious

Posted by Jerry Madden | Mar 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Originally Medicaid provided health care to four categories of people: (i) the disabled, (ii) the bling, (iii) the elderly, and (iv) needy families with dependent children. Id. at *1. In 2010, Congress expanded Medicaid to cover low-income people not previously covered. The states had the choice of whether to expand Medicaid to this new category of people covered. For those states that opt to cover low-income people not otherwise covered, they could deviate from those requirements if the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) granted a waiver allowing the state to engage in “

The House of Representatives Committed an Unforced Error in Failing to Allege a Crime in the Trump Articles of Impeachment

Posted by Jerry Madden | Mar 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Given the clarity of the law on public fraud and extortion, I am at a loss to understand why the Articles of Impeachment did not include a count for Honest Services fraud and Hobbs Act extortion. The evidence presented by the House Managers in the Senate trial is at least consistent with these prohibitions.

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