551 F2d 1177 Richter v. United States

551 F.2d 1177

Paul O. RICHTER, Daniel J. Ferguson, and Elsie Elizabeth
Scofield, Plaintiffs- Appellants,
UNITED STATES of America, Defendant-Appellee.

No. 75-2651.

United States Court of Appeals,
Ninth Circuit.

April 8, 1977.

Francis F. Yunker, W. A. Franklin, argued, Franklin, Bennett, Ofelt & Jolles, P. C., Portland, Or., Sidney I. Lezak, U. S. Atty., Charles H. Turner, Asst. U. S. Atty., Portland, Or., for plaintiffs-appellants.

J. Charles Kruse, Civ. Div., U. S. Dept. of Justice, Washington, D. C., Wm. B. Borgeson, Portland, Or., Craig J. Casey, argued, for defendant-appellee.

Before KOELSCH, DUNIWAY and GOODWIN, Circuit Judges.


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The district court dismissed plaintiffs' action under the Federal Torts Claim Act, 28 U.S.C. § 1346(b) (1970), on the ground that it was barred by the two-year statute of limitations. 28 U.S.C. § 2401(b) (1970). They appeal. The facts which are alleged present a striking parallel to those found in Hammond v. United States, E.D.N.Y., 1975, 388 F.Supp. 928. We are not bound by that decision, but we are convinced that Judge Platt's careful opinion in that case is correct and we affirm on the basis of his reasoning. See also, Brown v. United States, 9 Cir., 1965, 353 F.2d 578.