A lawsuit filed by Vietnam veterans advocate Nick Haupricht against U.S. Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur was dismissed on September 17.
Haupricht is seeking $3,458 in Toledo Municipal Court Small Claims Division for money he spent to organize, process applications, and to advertise a ceremony planned to commemorate a section of World War II monument granite being brought to Toledo. The May 16 ceremony was cancelled.
Haupricht claims he was “misguided” by Kaptur’s staff, believing he had authorization to spend the money.
The court cited the Federal Tort Claims Act in dismissing Haupricht’s claim. The FTCA concerns the federal government’s sovereign immunity when its employees are charged with being negligent within the scope of their employment.
On September 23, Haupricht filed a new motion against Kaptur in U.S. District Court asking for an “extension of time to move, plead, or answer.”.