The Court of Federal Claims and Government Contracts

What does the Court of Federal Claims do?

The US Court of Federal Claims (CFC) is a national court. You can file a claim in the CFC no matter where you’re located.

It hears cases on money claims based on the Constitution, federal statutes, executive regulations, and contracts with the United States.

The CFC’s authority is to hear specialized claims against the federal government. These claims include:

  • Contract claims
  • Bid protests    
  • Military pay claims
  • Civilian pay claims
  • Tax claims     
  • Indian claims
  • Takings claims
  • Congressional references cases
  • Vaccine injury claims
  • Patent and copyright claims

Things to know about the Court of Federal Claims:

  • The CFC handles claims worth millions or even billions of dollars, as well as many smaller ones.
  • There are no jury trials in the CFC. If a case goes to trial, the judge will make the decision.
  • The Department of Justice (DOJ) defends each case for the government.
  • In 2020, there were 140 claims related to government contracts resolved through the CFC.

Why file a claim in the United States Court of Federal Claims?

  1. The Court of Federal Claims can efficiently handle large, complex, and technical litigation.
  2. Federal judges are generally more experienced with these types of claims and provide more consistent treatment of cases.  
  3. Claims that are more than $10,000 at the time of judgment are within the exclusive jurisdiction of the CFC.
  4. Bid protests or challenges to procurement decisions, are also under the exclusive jurisdiction of the CFC to judge.  
  5. Filing a case in district court when it falls under the exclusive authority of the CFC will cause the case to be dismissed or transferred, leading to unnecessary delays and expenses.
  6. Taking your claim to the Court of Federal Claims will put it in front a new, unbiased set of eyes.

Why choose mctlaw for representation in the CFC?

The attorneys at mctlaw are trial attorneys licensed to practice law across the nation and specifically in the Court of Federal Claims. Not every attorney is able to practice here.

Our attorneys have litigated and resolved cases in the Court of Federal Claims for more than 20 years.

Our firm’s extensive experience in federal court may make us familiar with the judges since there are a limited number of them in the CFC.  

Our attorneys have knowledge of how judges typically handle certain cases in the CFC.

mctlaw’s attorneys are heavily involved in Court of Federal Claims bar association. Some of them are on the Board of Governors and attend monthly calls. This means our firm has a good relationship with the DOJ.

Bringing a claim to the Court of Federal Claims takes it to an unbiased party with experienced judges where the treatment of cases is consistent. It takes away unnecessary delays and makes the process efficient.

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