On November 10, 2003, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review an appeals court decision that excluded expert testimony about the meaning of technical accounting terms. The decision was a setback for WLF, which had filed a brief in August urging that review should be granted. The case is a dispute over a defense contract, with $250 million in alleged damages at issue. WLF argued that the appeals court’s decision to forbid the use of expert testimony on accounting issues, if not reversed, will cause disarray in government contract decisions. The case involved the interpretation of the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), the accounting rules that govern federal contracts.