Contract Interpretation

Don’t Forget to Certify Within Six Years: Recent Opinion Addresses Timeliness of Government Contractor’s AppealOn May 19, 2020, the Federal Circuit upheld summary judgment against a government contractor for failure to file a claim timely within the six-year time limit prescribed by the Contract Disputes Act (CDA). In Electric Boat Corp. v. Secretary of the Navy, the Federal Circuit determined that the claim from the contractor, Electric Boat,

An Insurer’s Duty to Defend does not Extend to a Construction Claim that Falls Clearly Within a Policy ExclusionLike most states, Florida follows the rule that an insurer’s duty to defend is separate from and broader than its duty to indemnify for a potentially covered occurrence. Last week, in South Winds Construction Corp. v. Preferred Contractors Insurance Company Risk Retention Group, LLC, a Florida appellate court addressed the extent of that duty