Sundahl Quoted in the New York Times Regarding the Falling NASA Satellite

Associate Dean Mark J. Sundahl was quoted in the New York Times on Saturday, September 24, regarding tort liability, under international law, for potential damage caused by NASA’s falling satellite.  The article, Satellite Falls to Earth, but We Know Not Where, by Kenneth Chang, addresses the worldwide concern about where the satellite might land and what damage would occur upon its landing.  According to Sundahl, under international treaties, NASA would have paid compensation for damage or injuries caused in other countries, but if the satellite caused damage in the a United States territory, “the harmed U.S. person would have no recourse under international law, but would have to sue the U.S. government under the Federal Tort Claims Act.”

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