Vanderbilt Law Review


Ross O'Donoghue

First Page



Both Congress and the courts, particularly the Supreme Court, have increasingly tended to narrow the scope of the Tort Claims Act, but within these confines there are certain classes of torts, well-recognized in the common law, which have been little used or totally neglected as the basis for suits. It is the purpose of this paper to suggest some of these and to consider their availability. Of course, such speculation may prove faulty in some cases and overlook others actually available. Prediction in law is a very risky business, so that some of these suggestions will very likely not stand. In addition, some mention will be made of those classes of persons who have now been excluded from the benefits of the Act by Congressional or judicial action.