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Sixth Circuit: FERA False Claims Act Amendment Applies Retroactively to Cases Pending as of June 7, 2008

On November 2, 2012, the Sixth Circuit held that a 2009 amendment Congress made to the liability provisions of the False Claims Act ("FCA") applies retroactively to civil FCA cases pending as of June 7, 2008. U.S. ex rel....more

California Assembly Votes to Amend State False Claims Act

On August 16, 2012, the California Assembly passed a bill (AB 2492) amending California’s False Claims Act, Cal. Gov’t Code §§ 12650-12656 (“CA FCA”), which must be signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. The amendments...more

Division Among Courts Intensifies Regarding False Claims Act's First-to-File Requirement

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

Last week, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts found that a relator’s complaint was barred by the False Claims Act’s (“FCA’s”) first-to-file requirement and dismissed relator’s complaint. United...more

Prevailing Wage Update: Charter City Public Works Projects Are Not Subject to Prevailing Wage Requirements

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

Gewerberecht - Gewerberecht in Belgien

Sowohl die Handelstätigkeit, als auch das Handwerk sind in Belgien ausführlich gesetzlich geregelt. Dabei unterscheidet sich das Handwerk von der Handelstätigkeit insofern, als durch das Handwerk vornehmlich...more

Country's indebtedness as potential threats in doing business: The DR. CONGO, China and Vulture Funds

by JOSEPH YAV KATSHUNG on

Protection against creditor litigation enables China to successfully compete for natural resources around the world and that route need to be followed by the Democratic Republic of Congo...more

Vergaberecht - Das Gebot der Transparenz im Rahmen von öffentlichen Vergabeverfahren

Der Belgische Staatsrat hat nach fast sechsjähriger Verfahrensdauer mit Beschluss vom 03.02.2011 eine bemerkenswerte Entscheidung im Zusammenhang mit der Bekanntgabe von Vergabekriterien innerhalb eines öffentlichen...more

A Selective analysis of the Development Areas Law in Jordan

This study has been made to determine whether the current Development Areas Law for the year 2007 is in a form that attracts investors to invest in the sustained development of the area of Ajlun. In this regard, there are...more

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