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
- Whistleblower False Claims Act Lawsuits
- Indian claims
- Takings claims
- Congressional references cases
- Vaccine injury claims
- Patent and copyright claims
Things to know about the Court of Federal Claims:
- The Court of Federal Claims handles claims worth millions or even billions of dollars, as well as many smaller ones.
- There are no jury trials in the Court. 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 US Court of Federal Claims.
- Bringing a claim to this venue 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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Why file a claim in the United States Court of Federal Claims?
- The Court of Federal Claims can efficiently handle large, complex, and technical litigation.
- Federal judges are generally more experienced with these types of claims and provide more consistent treatment of cases.
- Claims that are more than $10,000 at the time of judgment are within the exclusive jurisdiction of the Court of Federal Claims.
- Bid protests or challenges to procurement decisions are also under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Court of Federal Claims to judge.
- Filing a case in district court when it falls under the exclusive authority of the Court of Federal Claims will cause the case to be dismissed or transferred, leading to unnecessary delays and expenses.
- Taking your claim to the Court of Federal Claims will put it in front of a new, unbiased set of eyes.
Why choose mctlaw to represent you in the US Court of Federal Claims?
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 licensed to practice in this specialized Court.
Our attorneys have litigated and resolved cases in the United States Court of Federal Claims for more than 20 years.
Attorneys at mctlaw who are members of the Court of Federal Claims:
- Elizabeth Abramson
- Catherine Costigan
- Jason Cejka
- Alison Haskins
- Jessi Huff
- Derril Jordan
- Altom Maglio
- Jennifer Maglio
- Jeffrey Nelson
- Jessica Olins
- Diana Stadelnikas
- Danielle Strait
- Anne Toale
- Joseph Vuckovich
Types of Government Contract Issues We Can Help With
- Bid Protests
- Request for Equitable Adjustment REA
- Teaming Arrangements
- SBA’s 8(a) Small Business Program
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