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Thacker v. Tennessee Valley Authority, 17–1201

Held that the Tennessee Valley Authority is subject to suits challenging any of its commercial activities, just as if it were a private corporation supplying electricity. The TVA insisted that, as a government-owned corporation, it has sovereign immunity from all tort suits arising from its performance of so-called discretionary functions. However, the U.S. Supreme Court disagreed in a unanimous opinion delivered by Justice Kagan.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2019/04/29


  • Kagan


  • United States Supreme Court


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