US Tries To Kill Sikorsky's Defense In $79M Overbilling Fight

Law360, New York (February 7, 2012, 8:00 PM EST) -- The federal government on Tuesday attacked Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.’s contention that a contracting officer had agreed to waive the government’s right to compensation for allegedly improper billing methods, seeking to pare Sikorsky's defenses in a tangle over $79 million in alleged overpayments.

The government is seeking summary judgment on Sikorsky's so-called accord and satisfaction affirmative defense in a dispute over payments for aircraft contracts in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Testimony of Sikorsky's own managers contradicts the contractor’s assertion that it struck a deal with...
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