High Court Eyes Go-Away Strategy In $1B Contract Row

Law360 (January 18, 2011, 6:41 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court questioned Tuesday whether the wisest way to end a decades-long, $1.35 billion dispute between U.S. defense agencies and major military contractors is to “go away” and deny both parties' claims to the money.

The high court pressed both sides for a legal basis to keep it altogether out of the contract dispute at the core of General Dynamic Corp. and The Boeing Co.'s consolidated appeal challenging the U.S. government's invocation of the state secrets privilege, which denied the companies a legal basis...
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