KBR Challenge To Closeout Of $500M Iraq Contract Kept Alive

Law360, New York (May 3, 2013, 6:37 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of Federal Claims on Thursday denied the federal government's bid to strike KBR Inc.'s first amended complaint over a plan to close out its Iraq contract with a fixed-price $500 million deal, saying the amendment wouldn't prejudice the U.S. "in any meaningful way."

KBR, the former Halliburton subsidiary that was the U.S. Department of Defense's go-to contractor for logistics support during the Iraq War, sued the Pentagon on April 4, protesting the agency's plan to close its massive Iraq contract.

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