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...
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