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TITLE:  DoD Directive 5515.9, "Settlement of Tort Claims," 04/19/2004

SUMMARY: This Directive: 1. Reissues DoD Directive 5515.9, dated September 12, 1990. 2. Establishes policy for the administrative processing and, where appropriate, the settlement of claims filed under title 28, United States Code, sections 1346(b), 2671-2680 ("Federal Tort claims Act") against the DoD components other than the Military Departments. 3. Delegates authority, pursuant to title 10, United States Code, section 113, to the Secretary of the Army to process and, where appropriate, settle claims pursuant to this Directive.

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OPR:  GC, DOD, 703-695-7157