The second paragraph was added to make clear that the payment of judgments not appealed may be expedited by certificate to that effect.
Changes were made in phraseology.
2011—Pub. L. 111–350 substituted “chapter 71 of title 41” for “the Contract Disputes Act of 1978” in first par.
1996—Pub. L. 104–316 in first par. substituted “Secretary of the Treasury” for “General Accounting Office” in two places.
1980—Pub. L. 96–417 provided for payment of final judgments rendered by the Court of International Trade against the United States on settlements by the General Accounting Office.
1978—Pub. L. 95–563 inserted Contract Disputes Act of 1978 exception.
1961—Pub. L. 87–187 provided for payment of final judgments rendered by a State or foreign court against the United States, its agencies or officials and compromise settlements and substituted “and compromise settlements” for “against the United States” in section catchline.
Amendment by Pub. L. 96–417 effective
Amendment by Pub. L. 95–563 effective with respect to contracts entered into 120 days after