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Government Contracts-Judicial Review Under Disputes Clause, Amos J. Coffman Jr. Apr 1964

Government Contracts-Judicial Review Under Disputes Clause, Amos J. Coffman Jr.

Michigan Law Review

In a factual dispute arising under a standard government construction contract, the contractor followed the procedures required by the disputes clause. The contractor, after its claim was denied by the contracting officer, appealed to the Board of Claims and Appeals of the Corps of Engineers. The Board rejected the claim, and the contractor brought suit in the Court of Claims, alleging, in the words of the Wunderlich Act, that the Board's decision was "capricious or arbitrary or so grossly erroneous as necessarily to imply bad faith, or was not supported by substantial evidence." Over the Government's objection, a commissioner of …