Feds Look To Douse $48M Washington Ranch Wildfire Claim

By Crystal Owens (March 7, 2024, 8:51 PM EST) -- The federal government wants a Washington ranch's $48 million negligence suit alleging that the Bureau of Indian Affairs is liable for damages from a 2020 forest fire dismissed, saying that the plaintiff cannot argue that a smoldering pile of leaves and ash warrant jurisdiction under the Federal Tort Claims Act....

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