9th Circ. Nixes Vectren's $1.9M Win In Telecom Contract Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (August 02, 2013, 11:06 PM ET) -- The Ninth Circuit on Friday reversed a $1.9 million award to Vectren Communications Services Inc. in its breach of contract dispute with the city of Alameda over the installation of a telecommunications system, saying Vectren failed to present the relevant claim before litigation as required by the California Government Claims Act.

A three-judge panel for the Ninth Circuit said Vectren failed to properly notify Alameda Power & Telecom, the city's electric, cable and phone provider, of its claim that the department failed to properly account for revenues from a telecommunication system Vectren helped...
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