Which Way to the Ark?

Which Way to the Ark?

At 11:30 p.m. on September 13, 2013, in Larimer County, Colorado, in response to a slow-moving cold front dropping record amounts of rainfall, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation opened the flood gates of the Olympus Dam, which Reclamation controls and operates as part of...
Caring for Those Who Care for Our Veterans

Caring for Those Who Care for Our Veterans

                      As the Civil War drew to a close, President Lincoln spoke of the nation’s duty “to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan.” Today the primary...
The Relentless March of Time

The Relentless March of Time

Over a year ago 62 landowners near the Dogtooth Bend Peninsula in southern Illinois sued the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Court of Federal Claims for taking their property rights. Jackson-Greenly Farm, Inc. v. United States, No 18-cv-1141L (August 30, 2019),...
Taking the Long Road to the Court of Federal Claims

Taking the Long Road to the Court of Federal Claims

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims recently cleared the way to hear a case involving the uncompensated taking of property (a temporary dining facility and equipment) owned and operated in Iraq by Kuwait Pearls, a catering company. Kuwait Pearls operated the dining...
Third-Party Beneficiary & Implied-In-Fact Contracts

Third-Party Beneficiary & Implied-In-Fact Contracts

In Fox Logistics & Construction Co. v. United States, No. 18-139C (September 25, 2019), the plaintiff, a subcontractor, alleged that the Government had breached its duty of good faith and fair dealing under an Air Force contract for construction of the Hindand Air...