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Recent Iraq Contract Decisions Expand Opportunities and Defenses for Contractors

McKenna, Long, and Aldridge News

Government contractors performing in Iraq or elsewhere overseas may benefit from the holdings and logic of two recent federal court decisions.

In the first decision, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a qui tam relator had failed to state a valid False Claims Act (“FCA”) claim against a construction contractor that built the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq.

In the second decision, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia held that a contractor providing brokerage services for the Iraqi Ministry of Defense could pursue a breach of contract claim against the Iraqi government because the Iraqi government was not immune from suit under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (“FSIA”).

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July 27, 2010 Posted by | Civilian Contractors, Iraq, Legal Jurisdictions | , , , , , | Leave a comment