Tucker Act


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Tucker Act

Enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1887 to remedy inadequacies in the original statutory measures that created the Court of Claims (now the U.S. Claims Court) in 1855, the Tucker Act (28 U.S.C.A. § 1346) extended the jurisdiction of the Court of Claims to claims founded upon the Constitution, acts of Congress, or regulations of executive departments. The court was also empowered to entertain claims for liquidated and unliquidated damages in nontort actions. It retained jurisdiction to hear contract cases, which it was given under the 1855 measure.

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In such cases, the COFC has jurisdiction, depending upon the type of contract, under the Tucker Act and/or the Contract Disputes Act (CDA).
Court of Federal Claims, which under the Tucker Act (100) has exclusive jurisdiction over breach of contract claims against the federal government for a value exceeding $10,000.
identical use of state law under the Tucker Act (9) does not.
Thus the court overturned a decision by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that had permitted the recovery of taxes and interest under the Tucker Act for three earlier years.
Therefore, the Court possesses subject matter jurisdiction under the Tucker Act to review this protest.
Congress passed the Tucker Act (5) and the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), (6) it arguably gave Awad the green light he needed to bring his
In 1887, Congress enacted what has become the linchpin of the Court of Claims's jurisdiction-the Tucker Act.
He has provided advice regarding, or has litigated cases involving, a wide range of procurement-related statutes and regulations, in particular, the Tucker Act, the Contract Disputes Act (CDA), the False Claims Act (FCA), the Forfeiture of Fraudulent Claims Act (FFCA) and an extensive array of Federal Acquisition Regulation provisions.
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, (10) the CAFC discussed the jurisdictional boundary between the Tucker Act (11) and the Administrative Procedure Act, (12) in the light of the Supreme Court's decision in Bowen v.
MID filed this complaint under the jurisdiction of the Tucker Act, 28 U.
11) The Tucker Act is a specific waiver of sovereign immunity and grants jurisdiction to the COFC to hear contract claims filed against the United States; the act states in pertinent part: