united states court of federal claims

United States Court of Federal Claims. A specialized federal court created under Article I of the Constitution in 1982 (with the name United States Claims Court) as the successor to the Court of Claims, and renamed in 1992 as the United States Court of Federal Claims. • It has original, nationwide jurisdiction to render a money judgment on any claim against the United States founded on the Constitution, a federal statute, a federal regulation, an express or implied-in-fact contract with the United States, or any other claim for damages not sounding in tort. — Also termed Court of Claims. — Abbr. Cl. Ct. [Cases: Federal Courts 1071.]
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