Boeing Denied Defense Costs Over DOE Project

Law360, New York (December 15, 2010, 4:04 PM EST) -- The U.S. Civilian Board of Contract Appeals has denied Boeing Co.'s bid to recover common defense costs incurred by Rockwell International Corp. in a suit over a U.S. Department of Energy contract for maintenance of a nuclear power plant brought prior to the aerospace giant's partial acquisition of the company.

A three-judge panel of the appeals board on Tuesday shot down Boeing's bid for summary relief on common costs, finding that the Rockwell contract with the DOE did not cover split defense costs on claims for...
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