The FTCA "was designed primarily to remove the sovereign immunity of the United States from suits in tort." The Act gives federal district courts exclusive jurisdiction over claims against the United States for "injury or loss of property, or personal injury or death caused by the negligent or wrongful act or omission" of a federal employee "acting within the scope of his office or employment." 28 U. S. C. §1346(b)(1). This broad waiver of sovereign immunity is subject to a number of exceptions.... One such exception, relating to intentional torts, preserves the Government's immunity from suit for "[a]ny claim arising out of assault, battery, false imprisonment, false arrest, malicious prosecution, abuse of process, libel, slander, misrepresentation, deceit, or interference with contract rights." §2680(h).
Millbrook v United States, (Supreme Court of the United States, 2013)