US Beats Resort Contractor's Compensation Claims

Law360, New York (January 31, 2011, 7:51 PM EST) -- A federal judge has let the U.S. government off the hook from a lawsuit brought by Laguna Hermosa Corp., finding that an earlier ruling against the resort operator barred its claims over facilities it built on contracted property.

Judge Lynn J. Bush dismissed the suit with prejudice in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims on Friday, ruling that even if Laguna's claims were not precluded, the contractor had failed to demonstrate that it held the property interest necessary to allege that the government illegally took the...
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