Rayonier Inc. v. United States
352 U.S. 315 (1957)

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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

Syllabus

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.

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