Iraqi Contractor Wants $7M For Delayed Building Project

Law360, New York (January 3, 2014, 2:17 PM EST) -- Iraqi contractor Al-Juthoor Contracting Co. hit the federal government with a $7.1M suit in the Court of Federal Claims on Friday, alleging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has neglected to pay it for work on the construction of a new courthouse in Iraq.

The Corps awarded Al-Juthoor a contract to build the Al-Karkh courthouse in 2004, but spent years after that creating unnecessary roadblocks that cost the contractor a total of $7,127,393, according to the complaint.

“The government’s inaction and indecision caused extensive delays for...
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