Mother sued federal government individually, and on behalf of her minor child, for damages based on Social Security Administration’s (SSA) failure to enforce state court garnishment order on father’s Social Security disability benefits. The Superior Court, Law Division, Mercer County, entered summary judgment for mother. Federal government appealed. Holding: federal government enjoyed sovereign immunity from liability for damages arising from the SSA’s failure to withhold disability benefits.
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