Claims Against the Government

The government wields great power. It issues billions of dollars in contracts to private entities every year. It regulates the form and shape of many industries and businesses. It employs thousands of workers engaged in a broad range of tasks.

With these millions of potential interactions every day, it is inevitable that disputes, accidents, and claims will develop, and individuals and businesses will need to bring lawsuits against the state and federal governments on a myriad of subject matters.

Types of Claims Against The Government

The attorneys at Eckland & Blando are called to represent clients with a variety of claims against the government. They often occur within three categories:

· Government contracts: When the government fails to meet its obligation under the terms of a contract, we can help you enforce your terms and obtain justice. We are exceptionally experienced with all aspects of government contracting, from negotiating to litigating disputes.

· Administrative or regulatory law: Because of the bewildering reach of the administrative state, extending to virtually every aspect of daily life, from land use to particulate standards for power plant emissions, the range of potential issues is equally broad. Our lawyers are well-experienced with the many nuances of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), and we can help your business deal with the claims within the realm of administrative law.

· Other specific claims: Other claims include matters involving the land and property takings implicating the Fifth Amendment, actions under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), and complex cases involving federal civil rights violations under Section 1983 or Bivens.

Protection of Your Interests

The attorneys at Eckland & Blando understand these often complex matters. Our firm has a long history of involvement with these matters from administrative hearings on regulatory issues in Minnesota up to successfully bringing a significant appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. We have experience with claims against federal, state, and local governments, including contract claims, tort claims, and claims arising under the federal and state constitutions.

Our lawyers aggressively represent the interests of our clients, working to vindicate their rights and protect them from agency abuse and government overreach.

Contact Our Firm

Our attorneys provide experienced representation for serious matters involving complex contract claims against the government. Contact our Minneapolis office at 612-236-0160 to discuss your needs.