Croman Rips Chopper Contract Cancellation In Fed. Circ.

Law360, Washington (April 5, 2013, 8:35 PM EDT) -- Croman Corp. urged the Federal Circuit on Friday to force the U.S. Forest Service to reopen its bid for a contract to provide helicopters to fight forest fires, arguing that the agency's analysis process and indecisiveness improperly prevented Croman from securing the $130 million contract.

Croman told a three-judge panel the Forest Service should have contacted Croman and three other government contractors when it decided to reinstate portions of a 30-helicopter procurement contract without changing the terms of the deal. Instead, the agency issued a new...
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