Supreme Court To Weigh State Secrets In A-12 Case

Law360, New York (October 19, 2010, 2:52 PM EDT) -- If the U.S. Supreme Court sides with the government in Boeing Co. and General Dynamics Corp.'s long-running dispute with the U.S. Navy over a contract for the ill-fated A-12 Avenger, then doing business with the government on top-secret matters, already a risky proposition, could get riskier, according to experts.

The high court agreed late last month to consider whether the Navy's 1991 decision to terminate the contract for default should be upheld given the government's invocation of the state secrets privilege, a privilege that is likely...
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