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United States Court of Federal Claims

Definition - What does United States Court of Federal Claims mean?

The United States Court of Federal Claims is one of a number of United States Federal Courts. Many claims are filed against the U.S. government, alleging that a party has been wronged, and is owed financial compensation or further actions by the government. The United States Court of Federal Claims deals with these claims.

Justipedia explains United States Court of Federal Claims

Since 1863, the United States Court of Federal Claims has been able to make independent rulings for claims against the federal government. This means that it does not need to seek the approval of Congress to approve or deny a claim. Claims that are approved get paid by the federal government and claims that are denied do not. Appeals can be made if a party believes that its claim was wrongly denied. These appeals typically are handled by the Supreme Court.

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