Boeing Sanctioned In $1.2B Air Force Contract Dispute

Law360, New York (March 10, 2017, 6:22 PM EST) -- An Alabama federal judge on Thursday granted a sanctions bid against Boeing, invoking the Joni Mitchell song "Big Yellow Taxi" in an order finding the company intentionally destroyed documents related to its long-running dispute with defunct Alabama Aircraft Industries over a $1.2 billion U.S. Air Force contract.

U.S. District Judge R. David Proctor said neither the court nor Alabama Aircraft Industries Inc. can know why Boeing Co. employees destroyed information related to the two companies' collapsed agreement to bid on an Air Force tanker fleet maintenance contract, but that it can be reasonably presumed the information would have hurt Boeing's case,...

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