Contract Termination Suits Not A Lost Cause, But Still Tough

Law360, New York (April 17, 2013, 8:28 PM EDT) -- A recent court opinion clarified that contractors don't need to prove intentional harm when alleging that their contract was terminated improperly, but the case also highlights some of the subtle distinctions and potential pitfalls in case law that may gain attention as more contractors are affected by the federal budget squeeze.

The federal government has wide discretion to terminate contracts for work it no longer needs or can no longer afford, and when it terminates a contract for its own convenience, it typically settles with a...
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