Vet-Owned Small Biz Denied Atty Fees In Row Over $25M Bid

Law360, New York (November 19, 2013, 5:45 PM EST) -- The U.S. Court of Federal Claims reluctantly denied on Tuesday contractor KWV Inc.’s request for attorneys' fees, following a ruling that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs was wrong to take away KVW's veteran-owned small business designation after the company won a $25 million project bid.

The construction company had said it was eligible for $135,157 in attorneys’ fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act, which grants payment of attorneys’ fees to prevailing parties in actions against the U.S. if it can be shown that...
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