Bloomberg Law
April 29, 2019, 2:12 PMUpdated: April 29, 2019, 8:05 PM

Man Injured in Tennessee Boat Tragedy Wins High Court Case (2)

Jordan S. Rubin
Jordan S. Rubin

A man seriously injured in a boating accident won his U.S. Supreme Court personal injury case April 29—for now, anyway—in a dispute over whether a government-owned corporation supplying electric power to millions of Americans is immune from suit.

Justice Elena Kagan’s short, unanimous opinion rejected the Tennessee Valley Authority’s broad claim of immunity but sent the case back to a lower court for further review of whether a more limited type of immunity might apply.

Today’s decision “is more far-reaching than might first be realized,” said University of St. Thomas law professor Gregory S. Sisk.

“The federal government today ...

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