US Ordered To Pay Attys' Fees in Road Contract Fight

Law360, New York (December 21, 2011, 7:36 PM EST) -- A U.S. Court of Federal Claims judge on Wednesday granted attorneys' fees to California landowners who won $1.7 million from the U.S. Border Patrol after it breached a road construction contract, ruling that the government waived its sovereign immunity in the contract.

The landowners, three landholding companies owned by developer Roque De La Fuente of San Diego, won a judgment in October after Judge Thomas C. Wheeler found that the government had breached a contract to build a road on their land. The government wanted to...
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