In 2003, Quimba Software entered into a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract with the Air Force Research Laboratory to perform research in Metasearch Fusion Software. Under this contract, Quimba had to submit invoices to the Defense Contract Audit Agency.  Although all vouchers for work performed under the contract were paid, a dispute arose over a claim for deferred compensation costs disallowed by an administrative contracting officer, which included all of the deferred salaries the founders of Quimba claimed were owed to them.

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Fraud or Fiction?

April 2, 2015

Jasmine International Trading & Services, Co. W.L.L. is a Kuwaiti company specializing in the sale of durable and nondurable goods such as latrines, painting supplies, and other equipment and supplies. Jasmine was the awardee of multiple contracts with the United States Army Contracting Command SWA-Kuwait.  Ultimately, Jasmine sued the United States in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims for amounts it asserted the government owed it for the equipment and supplies it sold to the Army under various contracts.  In response, the Government filed a common-law fraud counterclaim, contending that Jasmine had obtained these contract awards, including blanket purchase agreements, through fraud and the payment of bribes.

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It’s Now or Never

March 2, 2015

In 2010, NOAA awarded a contract to Rudolph and Sletten, Inc. to build the Southwest Fisheries Science Center Replacement Headquarters and Laboratory in La Jolla, California.  During construction, a dispute arose over a claim for additional compensation Rudolph claimed it was owed due to government-caused delay and disruption resulting in extra consultant costs and work by Rudolph and its subcontractors.

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Special Report: Water Quality, Contract Cases in Federal Claims Court Caught in Limbo, by Lars-Eric Hedberg

February 27, 2015

Roger Marzulla discusses with Bloomberg BNA the unique challenges irrigators face when the Federal Government refuses to deliver their water.

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Here’s One Check the Post Office Doesn’t Want to Deliver

February 27, 2015

The Federal Circuit has upheld a decision by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims that  awarded Frank Gaylord10% of $5.4 million in revenue as a reasonable royalty for the U.S. Postal Service’s unauthorized use of a distinctive copyrighted work on a postage stamp.

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Bank Settles Suit with Whistleblower but IRS Gets the Money

February 26, 2015

James P. and Beatriz N. Duffy sought of refund of $13,049 of personal income taxes they allegedly overpaid for tax year 2007.  In their lawsuit filed in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the Duffys contended that the proceeds of a settlement agreement James Duffy reached with United Commercial Bank should not have been taxable.

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