The California wildfires are wreaking havoc among Californians’ houses, businesses, and schools. California’s largest wildfire in state history is all consuming with tough decisions being made each minute to contain the fire and deter further destruction. With disasters such as this, investigations may follow and allegations may be made. Each decision may be scrutinized, with 20/20 hindsight, to determine if something else could or should have been done to hinder the damage and if the right decisions were made at the time. Agencies may come under fire as well as those individuals involved in making those pressured minute to minute decisions.
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FEDS just celebrated its 10-year anniversary defending federal employees, and we take this opportunity to share our insights.
You are absolutely immune from suit for common law torts while acting within the scope of your employment.
We get at least one call a week from a federal agent who needs legal advice or representation but doesn’t have FEDS Protection in place. FEDS Protection is a defense-based insurance policy – it must be in place prior to an incident that could result in an allegation or claim. Your agency reimburses all federal law enforcement officers up to half the cost of this insurance – so please – no more of the following excuses. FEDS Protection works just like other insurance policies - if you don’t have coverage in place prior to an incident leading to an allegation, claim or suit, coverage will be denied.
FEDS Protection provides coverage in three areas – administrative, civil and criminal. Below is a general overview of coverage. If you are looking for more specific information about your exposures, please contact us. It is important to understand that this is an insurance policy and you must have FEDS Protection in place prior to knowledge of an incident that could result in a claim – or coverage will be denied.
The White House issued several executive orders on May 25, 2018 affecting the management of the federal workforce.
FEDS Cases are won and lost based on the quality of legal representation.
We at Federal Employee Defense Services are excited that the Grand Opening of the National Law Enforcement Museum is less than one month away! The long-awaited opening of the museum is Saturday, October 13, 2018. The museum features the history of American law enforcement, with unique experiences that allow visitors to experience the life of an officer. Visitors can also take part in solving a crime in the interactive Take the Case exhibit.
As the new year begins, we reflect on the past year thinking about family, friends, work, the future. We refocus on what we want and how we get there. What we don’t always think about is how quickly life can change – and what we need to do now to be prepared.
Federal law enforcement officers have increased risk of civil, administrative and criminal liabilities due to the nature of their duties.
More than half of Americans have less than $1,000 in their savings accounts. Life is expensive.
Did you know that counterfeiters will produce $1.7 trillion in fake products worldwide this year? The Counterfeit Report received an International Media Award last month for warning the public about the omnipresence of counterfeit goods. The website, which was created by a retired law enforcement officer, alerts consumers about fake products and helps law enforcement investigators spot these goods during investigations.
Everyone is talking about the WACO miniseries – so, we will too –from a current threat and technology perspective.
A former federal prosecutor, Tom Roth, once said, “In my experience, it is often the most aggressive, most productive, and most capable agents that get ground up in the disciplinary machinery of their respective law enforcement agencies."