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

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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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Your Secret’s No Secret Anymore

February 19, 2015

The Federal Circuit upheld the CFC’s dismissal of a breach-of-contract claim  arising out of a confidentiality provision in an alternative dispute resolution agreement in Higbie v. United States. The underlying dispute involved a civil rights complaint Richard Higbie filed while employed as a Senior Criminal Investigator in the Dallas office of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security.

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Get Out of Jail Card (and Cash)

February 13, 2015

The United States Court of Federal Claims, in Crooker v. United States, awarded $172,465.75 to Michael Alan Crooker for an unjust conviction and imprisonment (2,273 days) for a firearms offense for which he was later found not guilty.

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Dismissal Without Honor

February 11, 2015

In 2008, the U.S. Army discharged Brody McClellan from the Army Reserve under “Other than Honorable” conditions, effective November 16, 2009. Ultimately, McClellan filed suit pro se in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims seeking back pay and benefits he claimed he was owed due to his wrongful discharge. In his complaint, McClellan alleged that the Army Board for Correction of Military Records had made numerous errors in reviewing his case including its conclusion that he had a duty to attend training sessions and denying his transfer request.

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