Army Can't Shake $36M Harbor Contract Claim

Law360, New York (December 21, 2010, 2:46 PM EST) -- The Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals has refused to dismiss a $36 million contract claim over an Alaska harbor construction project, saying the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had failed to adequately justify its delay in issuing a final decision in the matter.

Although the Contract Disputes Act normally requires a contractor to obtain a contracting officer's final decision before bringing a claim in court or before the ASBCA, the Army Corps had an obligation to issue a decision within a reasonable amount of time,...
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