Byline: Derek Hawkins
7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Case Name: Leonard D. Fuqua v. United States Postal Service, et al.,
Case No.: 18-2415
Officials: BRENNAN, SCUDDER, and ST. EVE, Circuit Judges.
Focus: Worker's Compensation Claim Subject-matter Jurisdiction
This appeal asks us to consider under which federal employee compensation act a postal worker's claim of emotional distress must be resolved. The Federal Employees' Compensation Act applied to Fuqua's claim, its administrative scheme ran its course, and his claim for emotional distress was denied for lack of evidence. The district court correctly ruled it had no subject matter jurisdiction over his claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act. So we...