US Not Liable For Timber Contract Breach: Fed. Circ.

Law360, New York (February 22, 2010, 4:58 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court has taken the U.S. government off the hook for $3.34 million in damages stemming from breach of contract allegations, holding that the U.S. Forest Service had a contractual right to suspend Precision Pine & Timber Inc.'s Arizona timber harvesting operation in the 1990s to protect endangered species.

In an opinion passed down Friday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, a three-judge panel broke from a lower court's interpretation of the language of 13 contracts between the Forest Service...
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