Read Government Contracting Law updates, articles, and legal commentary from leading lawyers and law firms:
Is Edward Snowden a Whistleblower?
Colombia Battles U.S. Investors for $17 Billion Treasure
Suzanne Folsom and Ted Wright of ACADEMI
As Sequestration Causes Push for Unrequited Patriotism, Government Contractors Should Just Say No
Kevin Kelly on Sequestration
Alan Chvotkin on Sequestration
Clark Ervin on National Security’s Business Impacts
Micah Green on U.S. Fiscal Policy
Turbulent Market for Legal Services Forces Law Firms to Innovate
In This Issue:
- Letter From the Editor
- Tips for Presenting, Analyzing and Resolving Delay and Impact Claims
- The Ever-Shrinking Federal Budget: Preparing for Contract Cut-Backs
- Colorado Court of...more
On November 21, 2012, the Colorado Court of Appeals issued a decision with potentially far-reaching implications. In Collard v. Vista Paving Corp., 2012 COA 208 (2012), the court concluded that contractors have a duty to warn...more
On August 23, 2011, the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area was surprised and shocked by an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8, leading to the evacuation and temporary closing of multiple public and private buildings, and...more
In a decision followed closely by the construction industry, Connecticut's Supreme Court has issued a unanimous decision confirming a long-standing rule that statutes of limitations do not run against the State.
The doctrine of equitable estoppel bars a party from denying a fact, or opposing a claim, based on that party's previous statements or conduct. As a general rule, depending on the circumstances, it can be based on either...more
Charter cities are not required to comply with California’s prevailing wage law with respect to construction contracts for public buildings, according to a July 2, 2012, California Supreme Court decision. The underlying facts...more
In a much anticipated decision, the California Supreme Court ruled on July 2, 2012, that charter cities in California may exempt themselves from state prevailing-wage requirements. In doing so, the Court affirmed the...more
Can a supplier of construction materials be considered a "subcontractor" for purposes of enforcing its claim on a public works payment bond? The answer is "yes" according to a recent decision of the California Court of...more
The California Court of Appeal clarified the law on a public entity’s right to recover attorneys’ fees in connection with its withholding of funds from a general contractor because of a stop notice filed by a subcontractor. ...more
“Men must turn square corners when they deal with the Government.” – Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
With the Government’s prosecution of False Claims Act (“FCA”) and Contract Disputes Act (“CDA”) violations on the...more
With the new year comes a host of changes to laws impacting the construction industry in California. Addressed below are some of the most important new laws to be aware of. Unless otherwise noted, all of these laws take...more
On July 16, 2010, the Court of Federal Claims (“COFC”) determined that a Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) bid protest recommendation that an awardee, Turner Construction Co. (“Turner”), be disqualified on the basis of...more
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