Mondaq USA: Government, Public Sector
Thompson Coburn LLP
For someone coming into Government contracting for the first time, one of the most difficult things to understand is the role that protests and disputes play in the Government contracting world.
Duane Morris LLP
The most fundamental human right is the right not to be killed by another human being.
Proskauer Rose LLP
The OFCCP recently added two new "FAQs" to its website to help explain contractors’ obligations under new Section 503 and VEVRAA regulations.
Reed Smith
While the current Ebola outbreak is a natural epidemic, the idea that the virus could be used as a bioterrorist threat has been considered.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Everyone knows the old adage about a tree falling in the woods that makes a sound (or does it?).
Duane Morris LLP
World War I was supposed to be "war to end all wars." And the League of Nations and the subsequent United Nations were designed to keep countries at peace.
Reed Smith
The new rule revises the regulations implementing the reporting requirements under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Bottom Line Up Front: It is hard to get through a large-scale construction project without hitting a bump in the road in the form of dispute between the owner, general / prime contractor, subcontractors, suppliers, sureties, and so on.
Womble Carlyle
All are presumed to know about the recent activity around the legal issue -- not the human issue, the legal issue -- of same-sex marriage.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
To be eligible for Federal small business assistance, SBA has established size definitions for small private sector businesses.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has issued a ruling bringing to an end the long-running False Claims Act ("FCA") case filed by relator Brady Folliard.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Bottom Line Up Front: Contractors who provide labor, materials, or products to federal agencies that do not meet the specifications / qualifications called for by the contract are likely violating the False Claims Act.
Womble Carlyle
Voters in two California cities -- San Francisco and Berkeley -- will go to the polls next month to consider a city tax on soft drinks.
Mayer Brown
As this series has shown, disappointed offerors often raise protest allegations related to discussions. Although protesters frequently allege that discussions were unequal, misleading, or not meaningful, challenges based on these allegations can be difficult to win.
Mayer Brown
In a recent decision from the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA), the Board held that an agency justifiably withheld payment after four of the contractor’s officers and employees were indicted ..
Proskauer Rose LLP
The final rule implements Executive Order 13658, which was issued by President Obama last February.
Morgan Lewis
The D.C. Circuit affirmed a lower court finding that a federal contractor reasonably relied on certifications of Trade Agreements Act compliance from its distributor.
Mayer Brown
This week, the Supreme Court denied the qui tam plaintiff’s petition for certiorari in United States ex. Rel. Rostholder v. Omnicare, Inc., a False Claims Act (FCA) case from the Fourth Circuit.
Holland & Knight
On Sept. 26, 2014, President Obama signed into law a measure that excludes from taxable income various general welfare payments to members of Indian tribes.
Mayer Brown
Today the Supreme Court began a new term. The Court does not often hear cases involving government contracts, but this may be a notable year for contractors at the Court.
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Foley Hoag LLP
In late September, the District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that two closely related cases filed against Exxon Mobil Corporation could proceed.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Veridyne Corp., an 8(a) small business concern, was subject to fraud and false statement claims by the U.S. Department of Transportation (UDOT) for undervaluing an estimate to perform a task order contract extension.
Holland & Knight
Compliance Required for Programs for Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities
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.
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.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Facing the imminent bankruptcy of the federal Highway Trust Fund, the U.S. Congress on July 31 passed the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014.
Mayer Brown
Today the Supreme Court began a new term. The Court does not often hear cases involving government contracts, but this may be a notable year for contractors at the Court.
Proskauer Rose LLP
The final rule implements Executive Order 13658, which was issued by President Obama last February.
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."
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.
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