USDA Subcontractor's $10M Claims Against US Nixed

Law360, New York (February 12, 2014, 7:54 PM EST) -- In a published opinion Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims tossed a subcontractor’s protest demanding more than $10 million for services it performed under a contract between the Department of Agriculture and now-defunct prime contractor Open Range Communications Inc., saying the U.S. was not liable for the payment. 

Judge Nancy B. Firestone granted the government’s motion for summary judgment, finding G4S Technology LLC was not party to a loan agreement between DOA’s Rural Utility Service and Open Range Communications Inc., under which RUS agreed to provide Open Range with $267 million to construct a wireless broadband network in rural communities....

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