Rayonier Inc. v. United States - 352 U.S. 315 (1957)
U.S. Supreme Court
Rayonier Inc. v. United States, 352 U.S. 315 (1957)
Rayonier Incorporated v. United States
Argued December 4, 1956
Decided January 28, 1957
352 U.S. 315
Under the Federal Tort Claims Act, the United States is not immune from liability for negligence of employees of the Forest Service in fighting a fire if, in similar circumstances, a private person would be liable under the laws of the State in which the fire occurred. Pp. 352 U. S. 315-321.
225 F.2d 642, 650, judgments vacated and causes remanded.