Fed. Circ. Kills Tribe's Suit Over Health Care Deficit

Law360, New York (December 15, 2010, 7:15 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a U.S. Civilian Board of Contract Appeals decision that the federal government doesn't have to pay $2.6 million to cover an Arctic Slope Native Association contract support costs shortfall in its health care services programs.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit handed down an 18-page precedential opinion affirming the CBCA's 2009 ruling, which granted the U.S. summary judgment.

The case marks the latest clash in a long-running fight between American Indian tribes...
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