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Contractor’s dewatering claim for $24 million dismissed based on failure to follow contract disputes act

Brian Morrow, P.E., Esq - Jul 02, 2014

Contractor’s dewatering claim for $24 million dismissed based on failure to follow contract disputes act

In a recent case involving dewatering for the Army Corps of Engineers – Hanover Insurance Co. v. U.S. (U. S. Court of Federal Claims, May 27, 2014) – a federal court denied a contractor and surety’s claims for $24 million ...

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Ambiguous Contract

Better Roads Staff - Jan 08, 2014

Ambiguous Contract

Court denies government’s motion to dismiss contractor’s $1 million claim In the recent case of West Bay Builders, Inc. v. Dept. of the Interior (April 29, 2013), the government’s motion to dismiss West Bay Builders’ claim for almost $1 million was ...

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Faulty Process

Better Roads Staff - Nov 06, 2013

Faulty Process

Contractor’s appeal for $2.3 million denied because of improper claim The Spearin doctrine – which originates from the case United States v. Spearin – provides that contractors are not responsible for defective plans or specifications. Instead, the owner impliedly warrants the ...

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