On Monday, July 21st, Judge Rosemary Collyer for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ordered the Canadian government and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to pay a Winston-Salem company over $19 million in damages for breaching a contract arising out of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. The plaintiff, Cruise Connections Charter Management, Inc. (Cruise Connections), entered into a contract with the RCMP to provide cruise ships as floating hotels for security personnel during the games. Judge Collyer concluded the RCMP breached the contract on September 26, 2008, and then formally terminated it on November 17, 2008 by declaring default. Cruise Connections is represented by Strauch Green & Mistretta, P.C., through lead counsel, Jack Strauch and Stan Green.

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