The U.S. Court of Federal Claims recently ordered entry of partial final judgment and the payment of breach-of-contract damages in Stockton East Water District & Central San Joaquin Water Conservation District v. United States. In that case a California state agency that supplies agricultural irrigation water to farmers in the drought-prone Central Valley of California sued the Government after the Bureau of Reclamation refused to honor its contract to deliver water to the agency.
The U.S. Court of Federal Claims recently denied a motion for reconsideration filed by Plaintiff, Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc., confirming the Court’s earlier dismissal of Guardian’s claim as time barred. In Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc. v. United States, the Court had granted the Government’s motion to dismiss the complaint as untimely. Guardian filed a motion for reconsideration, arguing first that the statute of limitations had not begun to run until the Contracting Officer sent its May 3, 2013 response to Guardian’s letter seeking reconsideration, which characterized as the Contracting Officer’s final decision.