Contractor Seeks $7.6M For Nixed Flood Control Project

Law360, New York (August 1, 2011, 6:25 PM EDT) -- An engineering contractor filed suit in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims on Friday seeking more than $7.6 million from the government for costs it incurred due to alleged delays and defects in a fixed-price flood control project in Arizona.

Meridian Engineering Co. alleged that its contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was plagued by poor government planning and inaccurate specifications that repeatedly brought its performance to a halt.

The contract called for the demolition and reconstruction of a highway bridge, excavation of a flood control channel, and replacement of a sewage pipeline near Nogales, Ariz. The Corps awarded...

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