CFC Sets Out Contract Interpretation Standards
In a scholarly analysis, Judge Block in Travelers Cas. and Sur. Co. v. U.S. (CFC 3/19/0 7, http://www.uscfc.uscourts.gov/Opinions/Block/07/BLOCK.TRAVELERS031907.pdf ) sets out the general contract interpretation principles prevailing in the Federal Circuit, noting that the circuit court has taken the minority route in dealing with some issues and citing recent law journal articles on the topic by C&M partners Stanfield Johnson and Rick Claybrook. Turning to the merits, he "blocked" the attempt of the Corps of Engineers to avoid a differing site claim through a generalized exculpatory disclaimer.
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