In 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued 242 precedential opinions. Of these, twenty-two were government contract cases. This article discusses all twenty-two precedent-setting opinions involving government contract law issues, setting forth the relevant facts, the Federal Circuit’s analysis, and, where appropriate, the ramifications of these cases. The decisions are grouped into the following categories: jurisdiction, bid protests/preferences, contract formation, contract interpretation, contract performance/breach, assignment of claims, damages, attorneys’ fees, and attorney sanctions.
Floyd, Sheryl L.; Jack, William M.; Weiner, Heather Kilgore; Remmes, Diana M. “2008 Government Contract Law Decisions of the Federal Circuit A Review of Recent Decisions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit: Area Summaries.” American University Law Review 58, no. 4 (February 2009): 1051-1117.