DOE Contract Termination Didn't Violate Due Process: Judge

Law360, New York (August 12, 2011, 2:28 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge on Thursday dismissed claims by a radioactive cleanup subcontractor that the U.S. Department of Energy had violated the Fifth Amendment's due process clause by terminating its contract, finding that the government had reserved the right to end contracts at any time.

The judge granted the DOE summary judgment on Toxco Inc.'s due process claim. Toxco alleged that the agency illegally took its property, without due process, by revoking consent for it to perform work under a remediation contract in New York. After...
To view the full article, register now.




Case Information

Case Title

TOXCO INC. v. CHU et al

Case Number



District Of Columbia

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Ricardo M. Urbina

Date Filed

October 9, 2009

Law Firms

Government Agencies

Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.