Case Study: Parsons Global V. Secretary Of The Army

Law360, New York (May 3, 2012, 1:48 PM EDT) -- Ensuring payment in the context of a termination for convenience settlement can be a complicated process for primes and subcontractors. A recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Parsons Global Services Inc. v. Secretary of the Army, No. 2011-1201, slip. op. at 12 (Fed. Cir. Apr. 20, 2012), reminds government contractors that before a contractor may file a claim under the Contract Disputes Act ("CDA") for the government’s failure to pay a routine request for payment, the claim must be disputed....
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