US Supreme Court rules on military aircraft contract suit

May 24, 2011 at 9:53 am | Posted in Aerospace Law Interfaces | Leave a comment

by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty

Source: Associated Press

General Dynamics v. U.S., 09-1298, and Boeing v. U.S., 09-1302.

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court refused on Monday to take sides in a long-running billion-dollar dispute between two defense contractors and the government over a cancelled contract for a Navy plane.

The high court unanimously threw out court decisions that would have helped both the federal government and Boeing Co. and General Dynamics, the companies that were supposed to build 850 A-12 Avenger attack planes for the military.

“Neither side will be entirely happy with the resolution,” said Justice Antonin Scalia, who wrote the opinion for the unanimous court. [Full story]

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