In a negligence action against the U.S. based on the Coast Guard's failure to perform certain tests on a ship, the dismissal of the complaint is affirmed where the entire action was barred by the discretionary function exception to the Government's waiver of sovereign immunity.
Argued: May 13, 2009
Decided: June 25, 2009
Opinion by Judge Hamilton
Rod J. Rosenstein, United States Attorney, Baltimore, MD