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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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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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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