Contractors Brace For Shutdown's Delays And Costs

Law360, New York (October 1, 2013, 12:14 AM EDT) -- With Congress unable to pass new appropriations to keep the government from shutting down, federal contractors must brace for unpredictable disruptions and increased costs under their contracts and begin keeping detailed records to prepare for the inevitable wave of legal disputes over those costs.

The lapse in appropriations, caused by disagreement over a Republican measure that would tie new appropriations to a one-year delay in the implementation of President Obama’s 2009 health care law, will shut down most nonessential government services and place large numbers of...
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