US Dodges $113M Flood Damage Breach Of Contract Suit

Law360, New York (March 16, 2012, 2:12 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Friday tossed a New Jersey township's suit accusing the U.S. government of breaking promises to repair more than $113 million worth of flood damage, ruling the court lacked jurisdiction because the municipality's implied-in-fact contract claims were insubstantial.

U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Christine Odell Cook Miller said the township of Saddle Brook could not show that the alleged promises made by United States Army Corps of Engineers concerning a proposed flood-control project contained the elements of mutual intent to contract and...
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