Mary Catherine Quinlisk vs. The United States of America

B-145762: Apr 28, 1961

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This file represents the judgment rendered February 1, 1961, by the District Court of Guam for the Territory of Guam, in the case of Mary Catherine Quinlisk v. The United States of America, Civil No. 44-59, for $3,500.00. The judgement represents payment for injuries sustained by the plaintiff while walking over a wooden foot bridge giving access to the Anderson Air Force Base Central Exchange Branch No. 10. The proximate cause of the accident was found to be the defective and deteriorated planking of the bridge. According to several court cases cited by the Department of Justice, it appears established as a general rule that the United States is liable under the Federal Tort Claims Act for the torts of employees of non-appropriated funds activities.