Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Adams v. Akima Site Operations LLC, et al. (Breach of Contract)

After Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $39.5 million no-bid contract for the construction of temporary classrooms to NANA Regional Corp. subsidiary Akima Site Operations. Paul Adams, a Mississippi business owner, filed suit against the federal government and Akima, claiming Akima breached a contract concerning the sale and set-up of the portable classrooms by using the information Adams shared with Akima and then cutting him out of the deal. Adams also alleged that Akima overcharged the government. Adams sought $4 million in actual damages and $40 million in punitive damages. The case settled in September 2006.

Misconduct Type
Non-governmental Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
NANA Regional Corporation Undisclosed
Further Information Released
Order of Dismissal 3/4/2008
Complaint 5/25/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database