28 U.S. Code § 2517 - Payment of judgments

(a) Except as provided by chapter 71 of title 41, every final judgment rendered by the United States Court of Federal Claims against the United States shall be paid out of any general appropriation therefor, on presentation to the Secretary of the Treasury of a certification of the judgment by the clerk and chief judge of the court.
(b) Payment of any such judgment and of interest thereon shall be a full discharge to the United States of all claims and demands arising out of the matters involved in the case or controversy, unless the judgment is designated a partial judgment, in which event only the matters described therein shall be discharged.


(June 25, 1948, ch. 646, 62 Stat. 979; Pub. L. 95–563, § 14(e), (f),Nov. 1, 1978, 92 Stat. 2390; Pub. L. 97–164, title I, § 139(k),Apr. 2, 1982, 96 Stat. 43; Pub. L. 102–572, title IX, § 902(a)(1),Oct. 29, 1992, 106 Stat. 4516; Pub. L. 104–316, title II, § 202(l),Oct. 19, 1996, 110 Stat. 3843; Pub. L. 111–350, § 5(g)(11),Jan. 4, 2011, 124 Stat. 3848.)
Historical and Revision Notes

Based on title 28, U.S.C., 1940 ed., § 285, andsections 225, 228, of title 31, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Money and Finance, (R.S. §§ 236, 1089; Feb. 18, 1904, ch. 160, § 1,33 Stat. 41; Mar. 3, 1911, ch. 231, § 178,36 Stat. 1141; June 10, 1921, ch. 18, §§ 304, 305,42 Stat. 24; Feb. 13, 1925, ch. 229, § 3(c),43 Stat. 939).
Section consolidates section 285 of title 28, U.S.C., 1940 ed., and sections 225 and 228 of title 31, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Money and Finance.
Words “chief judge” were substituted for “the chief justice, or, in his absence, by the presiding judge of said court” in section 225 of title 31, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Money and Finance, in conformity with chapter 7 of this title.
Words “or, on review, by the Supreme Court, where the same are affirmed in favor of the claimant” in section 225 of title 31, U.S.C., 1940 ed., were omitted as unnecessary.
Provisions of section 228 of title 31, U.S.C., 1940 ed., for payment of district court judgments are incorporated in section 2414 of this title.
Changes were made in phraseology.

2011—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 111–350substituted “chapter 71 of title 41” for “the Contract Disputes Act of 1978”.
1996—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 104–316substituted “Secretary of the Treasury” for “General Accounting Office”.
1992—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 102–572substituted “United States Court of Federal Claims” for “United States Claims Court”.
1982—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 97–164, § 139(k)(1), substituted “United States Claims Court” for “Court of Claims”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 97–164, § 139(k)(2), struck out the comma after “shall be discharged” thereby correcting a technical error in the directory language in Pub. L. 95–563which placed both a comma and a period after “shall be discharged”.
1978—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 95–563, § 14(e), inserted Contract Disputes Act of 1978 exception.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 95–563, § 14(f), inserted provision relating to discharge of partial judgments.
Effective Date of 1992 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 102–572effective Oct. 29, 1992, see section 911 ofPub. L. 102–572, set out as a note under section 171 of this title.
Effective Date of 1982 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 97–164effective Oct. 1, 1982, see section 402 ofPub. L. 97–164, set out as a note under section 171 of this title.
Effective Date of 1978 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 95–563effective with respect to contracts entered into 120 days after Nov. 1, 1978, and, at the election of the contractor, with respect to any claim pending at such time before the contracting officer or initiated thereafter, see section 16 ofPub. L. 95–563, Nov. 1, 1978, 92 Stat. 2391, formerly set out as an Effective Date note under section 601 of former Title 41, Public Contracts.


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