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Government Contractors Do Not Enjoy “Governmental Immunity” When They Violate Both Federal Law And Explicit Government Instructions

Government contractors, while performing work under their federal contracts, may enjoy a form of “derivative sovereign immunity” from private litigation provided certain prerequisites are met. However, as explained in a recent Supreme Court case, no immunity may be had from suits by allegedly injured third parties when “a contractor violates both federal law and the Government’s explicit instructions.” Continue reading Government Contractors Do Not Enjoy “Governmental Immunity” When They Violate Both Federal Law And Explicit Government Instructions