Gov't Contract Disputes Can't Go To Open Court: Pa. Justices

Law360, Philadelphia (March 26, 2013, 3:28 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court found Monday that disputes over government contracts awarded under the state’s Procurement Code belong exclusively under the jurisdiction of the state’s Board of Claims and not before any other legal venue.

The unanimous ruling overturns a Commonwealth Court finding that Scientific Games International Inc., a company originally selected for a contract to provide computer systems that monitor slot machines, had the right to contest the repeal of the offer in front of the court.

The high court concluded that since the legislature...
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