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Thompson Coburn LLP
Experienced negotiators know they should avoid a take-it-or-leave-it position even if that is the position from which they are dealing.
Mayer Brown
Rarely does a pro se plaintiff defeat a motion to dismiss at the CFC. However, the CFC recently denied the Government’s motion to dismiss a pro se plaintiff’s breach of contract claim based on the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) alleged failure to comply with the rules it established in a contest seeking a solution to the problem of robocalls.
Mayer Brown
Rarely does a pro se plaintiff defeat a motion to dismiss at the CFC. However, the CFC recently denied the Government’s motion to dismiss a pro se plaintiff’s breach of contract claim based on the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) alleged failure to comply with the rules it established in a contest seeking a solution to the problem of robocalls.
Mayer Brown
The topic of tax incentives for US corporations seeking to "invert" and become a subsidiary of a foreign corporation is receiving heightened attention in Congress and federal agencies.
Mayer Brown
Nursing home care and costs—and their connection to Medicare—are issues that sporadically receive media attention and, last weekend, were the subjects of a large expose and op-ed in the NY Times.
Thompson Coburn LLP
Because of the complexity of the Government’s procurements, smart executives develop habits and rules by which they survive.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Today, a question for federal contractors: Did you know that there is a way to "speed up" your claims under the Contract Disputes Act?
Mayer Brown
A termination for default (T for D) is "a drastic sanction which should be imposed or sustained only for good grounds and on solid evidence."
Morrison & Foerster LLP
With it spending up, federal agencies are finding they need to look outside their walls for qualified talent.
Proskauer Rose LLP
Earlier this week the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued a directive to "clarify that existing agency guidance on discrimination on the basis of sex . . . includes discrimination on the bases of gender identity and transgender status."
Mayer Brown
Marcia Madsen recently presented an excellent paper, which was co-authored by Michelle Litteken, at the ABA Section of Public Contract Law’s annual meeting in Boston.
Mayer Brown
This is the first post in a series of posts focused on protest allegations related to discussions with offerors. Planned future posts will cover what qualifies as meaningful discussions, what constitutes unequal discussions, and a round up of recent protests involving discussions.
Barnes & Thornburg
The FDA recently notified Congress of its intention to regulate laboratory developed tests as medical devices and accompanied the notice with two draft guidance documents on the topic.
Orrick
On August 7, the Fed provided a snapshot of the self-perceived financial and economic well-being of U.S. households and the issues they face, based on responses to the Board’s 2013 Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking.
Jones Day
Celltrion has announced that it completed the second biosimilar application for its monoclonal antibody infliximab on August 8, 2014.
Womble Carlyle
The clock ran out on HB 1224 and we've had our fingers crossed for two weeks hoping that having the House and Senate both in session tomorrow might yield some legislative love and perhaps another look at HB 1224 -- which is somewhat controversial but contains for important provisions we'd like to see passed.
Holland & Knight
Today, the Obama Administration issued revised guidance regarding federal lobbyists serving on federal advisory boards and commissions.
Mayer Brown
Recently, the CFC rejected a bid protest action filed by Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) with respect to one of the Army’s LOGCAP contracts.
Proskauer Rose LLP
On August 7, 2014, Judge Castel of the Southern District of New York dismissed a False Claims Act ("FCA") complaint that was based primarily on allegations that the defendant Hospital improperly focused on referral revenue in its physician compensation decisions
Ford & Harrison LLP
On July 31, 2014, President Obama signed the "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces" Executive Order.
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Duane Morris LLP
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published a proposed rule in the Federal Register that would make certain H-4 dependent spouses eligible to apply for employment authorization.
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
TPresident Obama signed an Order prohibiting federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Instant Racing is an electronic terminal game that allows players to bet on short video replays of the last few seconds of old horse races.
Holland & Knight
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WilmerHale
Summary: The United States, European Union, and other nations have imposed targeted sanctions against a variety of Russian and Ukrainian persons, as well as broader trade restrictions, following recent events in Ukraine.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
On September 24, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs issued final rules imposing new affirmative action and non-discrimination obligations on government contractors.
Arent Fox LLP
As Congress wraps up its work in 2014, a top business community priority is reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act.
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
President Obama recently called attention to the issue of sexual violence on college campuses, stating that "more needs to be done to ensure safe, secure environments for students" and that "we must strengthen and address compliance issues."
Reed Smith
Last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld the precedent-setting Kingdomware decision.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Otay Tijuana Venture announced that a cross-border pedestrian bridge linking San Diego with Tijuana’s A.L. Rodríguez International airport is set to open next year.
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