4th Circ. Sends Northrop-DynCorp Spat Back To State Court
Law360, Nashville (July 31, 2017, 5:36 PM EDT) -- The Fourth Circuit affirmed remanding to Virginia state court a dispute between a Northrop Grumman unit and DynCorp over alleged overcharging for subcontracted work on a U.S. Department of Defense counternarcotics contract, ruling Friday that Northrop Grumman waited too long to take the case federal.
Northrop Grumman Technical Services Inc. should have known well ahead of when it actually asked for a federal contractual interpretation — the company's basis for removing the dispute with DynCorp International LLC to federal court — that the option for contractual interpretation was available, meaning that removal was untimely, a three-judge panel ruled in a published...
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