Villafranca v. US, No. 08-10920 - Injury & Tort Law - U.S. Fifth Circuit
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Villafranca v. US, No. 08-10920

In a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) action against the U.S. alleging that federal agents used excessive force against plaintiff, judgment for defendants is affirmed where: 1) because agents' actions were privileged under Texas law, those actions did not constitute an assault for which the U.S. would be liable under the FTCA; and 2) the district court's finding that the agents' alleged negligence was not the proximate cause of plaintiff's injuries was not clearly erroneous.

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Appellate Information

Filed October 28, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge King