Government Contract Claims 101 – Valid Claim under CDA

Did you ever lie awake at night wondering what constitutes a valid claim under the Contract Disputes Act?  A June 2010 decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a United States Court of Federal Claims decision Read More

False Claims Act Applies to Fraud, Not Normal Contract Disputes

The United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, affirmed a Virginia District Court’s decision granting summary judgment to the defendant in a qui tam suit brought under the False Claims Act. U.S. ex rel. Owens v. First Kuwaiti General Trading Read More

Contract Disputes Act – California Contracting Officer Final Decision

A contractor must request and obtain a contracting officer final decision in order to appeal under the Contract Disputes Act, 41 U.S.C. Sections 601-13. Appeals must be brought within the time limits permitted by law. In Parker v. Donley, 20 Read More

Lockheed Martin Corporation Prevails in Cost Dispute with Air Force

On June 10, 2010, the United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, affirmed an Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals decision in favor of Lockheed Martin Corporation over the Air Force. Donley v. Lockheed Martin Corporation, 2010 WL 2302741 (C.A.Fed.). Read More

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