Foreign Claims Act
The Foreign Claims Act, 10 U.S.C. § 2734-2736 (1982) (FCA) provides for compensation to inhabitants of foreign countries for damage to property or for personal injury or death caused by “noncombat” activities of U.S. government or its Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen or Marines. Schedule a free consultation at our Virginia law firm to learn more about your options for recovery.
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The scope of the FCA is broad, but only certain types of claims and certain classes of people may make a claim. U.S. Service members or their dependents, and U.S. Contractors are exempted from coverage and may not sue.
Foreign citizens and companies injured by the United States and its agents are permitted to make claims for damages.
Noncombat activity is defined in Army Regulation 27-20 and excludes, combat or combat-related actions whether in time of war or not, or the use of military and or civilian personnel in connection with civil disturbances. The Naval regulation is more expansive than the Army regulation and permits payment for accidents or malfunctions of military aircraft or ordnance occurring while preparing for, going to or returning from combat missions.
The two former Judge Advocates at Cravens & Noll are prepared to illuminate this process for you and navigate your claim through the process and expedite your recovery.
Contact the Foreign Claims Act Attorneys at Cravens & Noll
If you have questions regarding the complex aspects of the Foreign Claims Act, we can help. Our experienced attorneys can listen to the facts of your situation and provide educated legal advice on how best to proceed. Turn to the experienced Foreign Claims Act lawyers of Cravens & Noll. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 804-332-6161 or toll free at 866-547-6373, or simply contact us online.