Chief Judge Loren A. Smith -- the only judge who has granted any meaningful damages award thus far in the over 120 breach of contract suits brought against the government for its disallowance of  supervisory goodwill.  His 1992 ruling in the Winstar cases, after first being reversed by a three-judge panel, was affirmed by the Court of Appeals and U.S. Supreme Court in 9-2 and 7-2 rulings.  Highly critical of the way the government has conducted its defense of the goodwill suits since, Judge Smith was not reappointed by President Clinton when his 15-year term as Chief Judge expired in July.  He is now a Senior Judge and continues to preside over the Meritor case.
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