High Court Shuts Down $1.3B Stealth Aircraft Case

Law360, New York (May 23, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to grant either side monetary relief in a decadeslong $1.35 billion dispute between U.S. defense agencies and General Dynamics Corp. and Boeing Co. over a terminated stealth aircraft development contract.

In a unanimous opinion written by Justice Antonin Scalia, the high court determined that when a court dismisses a contractor's prima facie valid affirmative defense to the government's allegations of breach of contract in order to protect state secrets, the proper remedy is to leave the parties where they...
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