Fed. Circ. Lets Contractor Seek Damages For Gov't Bungling

Law360, New York (February 18, 2014, 7:15 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit has allowed a construction company to seek damages for government failures on a Hawaii military housing construction contract, rejecting a lower court ruling that essentially asked the contractor to prove the government had acted in bad faith.

On Feb. 11 the appeals court vacated a U.S. Court of Federal Claims decision preventing Metcalf Construction Company Inc. from recovering damages when the government refused to cover costs related to a $50 million construction contract that suffered delays and cost increases as a result of...
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