Rayonier Inc. v. United States,
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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
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.