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April 2014 Archives

News from the Federal Circuit: Court Retains Jurisdiction for Settlement Breach

News from the Federal Circuit: In Cunningham v. United States, No. 2013-5055 (4/9/14), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that the Court of Federal Claims had jurisdiction over breach of a settlement agreement claims, and can award money damages to the claimant, despite other avenues for redress of the breach.

Developments at the MSPB: Proposed Rule on Jurisdiction

Developments at the MSPB:  On April 3, 2014, the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (79 Fed.Reg. 18,658-18,661).  This proposed rulemaking affects the MSPB's jurisdictional standards in the major categories of appeals within the MSPB's jurisdiction.  Comments on the proposed rulemaking are due by May 5, 2014. 

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