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The Construction Advantage – Issue 3

Reaffirming the Iron Hand of an Arbitration Agreement - Does the fact that the named arbitration company has gone out of business make an arbitration clause unenforceable? Given the legislative bias toward arbitration,...more

Fla. Case Provides Practicum On Arbitrability

The Middle District of Florida recently, in U.S. Surety Co. v. Edgar, provided a practicum on arbitrability jurisprudence under the Federal Arbitration Act, answering key questions about (1) whether nonsignatories to an...more

Supreme Court Holds That Arbitrators, Not Courts, Are To Interpret A Treaty’s Arbitration Prerequisite

The United States Supreme Court has held that arbitrators, not courts, bear the primary responsibility for interpreting and applying a local litigation requirement of an investment treaty between the United Kingdom and...more

Supreme Court Holds That Courts Must Defer To Arbitrators In First Case Addressing International Investment Treaty Arbitration

On March 5, 2014, the United States Supreme Court decided BG Group, PLC v. Republic of Argentina, the first case in which the Court addressed an international investment treaty arbitration (a case between a private investor...more

Labor And Employment Law 2013: A Year-End Review

I. New Laws and Regulations - A. Federal - Following U.S. Supreme Court Decision, Federal Agencies Extend Definition of “Spouse” to Persons in Same-Sex Marriages. In United States v. Windsor, 133 S. Ct. 2675...more

Labor Letter, December 2013: Was It A Good Year Or Bad Year? The 2013 Employment Law Year In Review

It's pretty common each December to take stock and look back at the year that is ending, whether it’s recounting the happy times and counting one’s blessings, or reliving the disappointments and ruing over the regrets (and...more

The Projects and Construction Review, Chapter 22 "Italy"

The current state of Italian project finance is the result of a trend initiated more than 20 years ago, when public resources started to become scarce and the construction or infrastructure needed private funds to be carried...more

Spotlight On Belgium: Trends in the Legal Landscape - Issue 2, 2013

We are delighted to present you the second edition of Spotlight on Belgium, DLA Piper Belgium’s quarterly newsletter which aims to inform you about current legal developments that could affect your business. As the...more

Hospitals Face Mandatory Affirmative Action Obligations Incorporated by Operation of Law Into Their Federal Subcontracts

In UPMC Braddock v. Harris, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia upheld the U.S. Department of Labor’s Arbitration Review Board decision treating hospitals as government subcontractors subject to the equal...more

Eastern District Of Virginia Rules That Employer Cannot Arbitrate False Claims Act Retaliation Claims

On Wednesday, the Eastern District of Virginia in Winston v. Academi Training Center, Inc., No. 1:12-cv-767 (July 12, 2012), declared an arbitration provision in an independent contractor agreement unconscionable, clearing...more

Contract administration - JCT, NEC3 and FIDIC

An article comparing the contract administration and project management roles found in JCT, NEC and FIDIC. May be of most interest to those in the process engineering industries....more

What is the dollar in the United States

A dollar in the United States is a Spanish Milled dollar coin, or its equivalent, in coin form, containing 371.25 grains of fine silver. Legal authority quoted, cited, and linked....more

The United States government does not have the power to make its obligations a legal tender

The United States Supreme Court, in the case of Julliard v. Greenman (110 U.S. 421), held that: 1) Congress had the power to make its obligations a legal tender in the payment of private debts, and 2) that this power was...more

Damon Key Legal Alert: July-Aug-Sept 2011

The latest in legal news from Hawaii, via the Damon Key Legal Alert. Stories on Construction law, bid protests, and the legal issues surrounding allegedly defective drywall. ...more

Reformas Legales e Institucionales en la Implementación de los TLC suscritos por Chile (www.centroilc.cl).pdf

Chile, hace ya más de tres décadas, optó por una economía abierta, competitiva y orientada al libre comercio, disciplinada en el acatamiento de las normativas internacionales y con una...more

Business News Digest- June 2011

Venable attorneys produce periodic alerts and newsletters covering a variety of topics and practice areas. For your convenience, we have assembled below a collection of the latest alerts and newsletters from March 2011. To...more

Fenwick Employment Brief - March 14, 2011

In this issue: U.S. Supreme Court Validates "Cat's Paw" Theory of Liability; California Courts Continue to Scrutinize Mandatory Employment Arbitration Agreements; Failure to Provide Meal and Rest Periods Subject California...more

The use of arbitration in natural gas and petroleum exploration concession agreements in Brazil

Explanation on the benefits and ways of resolving by means of arbitration any disputes and controversies that may result from the execution of concession agreements for the exploration of natural gas and petroleum reservoirs...more

Resolving Disputes in Private Public Partnership Agreements

Careful attention must be given to managing potential disputes in Private Public Partnership (PPP) projects. PPP projects are inherently complicated, and involve many contractual participants. There is no steadfast answer as...more

Government Contractor Problems - Resolve Them Early !

Federal Contractors don't leave Money on the table with your Government Contract. Litigating against the Federal Government should be the last resort. We can help resolve most if not all of your contract problems. The key to...more

Bid Protest & The GAO's Automatic Stay

Bid Protests & GAO's Automatic stay. Government contractor needs to know this information. The automatic stay is one of the most powerful tools of a GAO protest. But if the protest is not handled correctly the automatic stay...more

Filing A Bid Protest? Know these Critical Time Deadlines!

Filing a Bid Protest? Be Aware of the These Critical Time Deadlines! To All Government Contractors Part One Protester’s Post Award Bid Protest Awareness of Time limits for filing with the GAO. The GAO Bid Protest...more

The "Franken Amendment": A Blow to Arbitration and Increased Litigation and Compliance For Government Contractors

In October, the United States Senate, by a 68-30 vote, approved an amendment to the Department of Defense (“DoD”) appropriations bill for fiscal year 2010 which prohibits the use of appropriated funds, if such funds are to be...more

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