In 2006, the Federal Circuit issued over two hundred and fifty precedential opinions and orders. This article discusses sixteen precedent-setting opinions involving government contract law issues, setting forth the relevant facts, the Federal Circuit’s analysis, and key points for practitioners to glean from each case. This article also includes a discussion of the Federal Circuit’s September 2006 opinion regarding the TRICARE Pharmacy Benefits Program (“TPBP”) refund program, a case that the pharmaceutical industry watched closely. The decisions have been grouped into the following categories: jurisdiction, contract interpretation, costs, contract termination, bid protests, and patent rights.

Recommended Citation

Burgett, David W. et al. “2006 Government Contract Decisions of the Federal Circuit.” American University Law Review 56, no. 4 (April 2007):1073-1115.