Prime Examples of Private Bill for a Tort Claim (Be Careful in Palisades Park, and the Other Perils of Prohibition)
Very short post here- came up while I was trying to update count the number of private bills passed. This is exactly what the (amended) FTCA would encompass, but in 1917 was dealt with via private bill. Also interesting that lawyers could not collect more than 10% of this money.
Update- Another gem: