Student Loan Debt—Pay Up

Student Loan Debt—Pay Up

Faith Nelson took out $5,000 in educational loans, one for $2,500 in 1982 and the other for $2,500 in 1985. Nelson claimed that she had paid off both loans by May 21, 1986. But the Missouri Department of Higher Education disagreed and began garnishing her state and...
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...