DC Circ. Mulls Iraqi Immunity In $89M Gov't Contract Fight

By Nadia Dreid (September 23, 2021, 10:34 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit on Thursday questioned whether Iraq is immune from a court order requiring it make good on $89 million in unpaid invoices from a broken military contract, a decision that may come down to whether the contractor's work was "based upon" actions in the United States.

Military contractor Wye Oak Technology Inc. has been fighting with Iraq over an unpaid contract signed in 2004 for about a decade now, which culminated in 2019 with a D.C. federal court decision ordering the country to fork over more than $120 million in damages. $89 million of that was the unpaid invoices,...

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