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Civil Procedure Keyed to Friedenthal
Will v. Hallock
Citation:546 US 345 (2006)
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Hallock sued the United States Customs Service under the Federal Tort Claims Act for damage to computer equipment that was seized and returned after no charges were brought against her. While the first action was pending, Hallock also filed a separate action against customs agents. The first action was dismissed; the agents moved to dismiss the second action arguing that the dismissal of the first action barred the second under 28 USC 2676. The district court denied the dismissal motion, and the Court of Appeals affirmed, finding that the appeal was permissible under the “collateral order” doctrine despite the lack of a final judgment. The Supreme Court granted certiorari.
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