Fed. Circ. Hears $1.25M Fight Over Contract Paused By Ebola

Law360 (June 7, 2021, 10:18 PM EDT) -- Although the Ebola outbreak was nobody's fault, the Federal Circuit didn't seem to think that the U.S. Department of State was obligated to help offset the additional $1.25 million in expenses that a contractor incurred after the disease flared up near a Sierra Leone worksite.

The Pernix Serka Joint Venture believes that the State Department left it hanging by refusing to provide any guidance when Ebola broke out in the town where it had been contracted to build a rainwater collection system and pressuring the contractor to resume work as soon as possible.

Once it did, with bulked up medical services...

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