Fed. Circ. Awards Fees For Gov't Contract Claim Negotiation

Law360, New York (September 21, 2012, 6:49 PM EDT) -- Companies with federal contracts can recover negotiation costs and attorneys' fees incurred when the government changes the scope of its work, according to a precedential Federal Circuit ruling Wednesday in a case brought by a contractor hired to repair air conditioning at a Virgin Islands Post Office.

The appeals court reversed a decision by the U.S. Postal Service Board of Contract Appeals, which had ruled that constructor Tip Top Construction Inc. should not be reimbursed for about $10,000 that it spent as parts of a claims...
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