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Government Contracts Cases to Watch In 2015

Jan.02.2015 — Law360

Stephen J. McBrady, a Washington, D.C.-based partner in Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts Group, discusses trends in government contracts litigation and their potential impacts. In particular, he notes that a recent Federal Circuit decision upholding the dismissal of an $80 billion overbilling suit against Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. may affect strategy for contractors and the government, as they can now potentially agree to toll the statute of limitations for the Contract Disputes Act, which establishes the procedures for handling claims related to federal government contracts. "Because the statute of limitations was jurisdictional, it could not be waived, or tolled my mutual agreement," McBrady said. "In that respect, Sikorsky is a game-changer."

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