FEDERAL AND STATE WAIVER OF IMMUNITY
Federal and state gov't has waived immunity and is subject to liability to the same extent as a private individual. However, there are several situations where immunity still attaches:
-- immunity still attaches for assault, battery, false imprisonment, false arrest, malicious prosecution abuse of process, libel and slander, misrepresentation and deceit, and interference with contract rights
-- immunity not waived for discretionary (planning or decisionmaking level) but is waived for operational level
-- a gov't contractor may assert the federal gov't's immunity defense in a products liability case if the contractor conformed to reasonable, precise specifications approved by the gov't and warned the gov't about any known dangers in the product.