Tag Archives: Federal Government Contracts

Knowingly Underbidding For Government Contract May Lead to False Claims Liability

Contractors usually assume that the statutory prohibition on submitting “false claims” refers to inflated invoices, phony change order costs, and the like. However the courts are giving the relevant statutes a broader meaning which public works contractors should take into account. For example, the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that a … Continue Reading

Trust, But E-Verify: A Cheat Sheet for Mandatory Employment Eligibility Verification By Federal Construction Contractors

This article was originally posted on Sheppard Mullin’s Government Contracts Blog, which can be found at governmentcontractslawblog.com. For further information concerning our Government Contracts Practice, contact either of our Practice Group Leaders, Bryan Daly in Los Angeles at (213) 617-5466 or Anne Perry in Washington, D.C. at (202) 218-6875. By: Daniel J. Marcinak & Edward B. … Continue Reading

The President Admits the Stimulus Is Not Working as Hoped. Well, Duh.

The author is a member of the Firm’s Government Contracts & Regulated Industries Practice Group. For additional articles and postings concerning this and related topics, please refer to Sheppard Mullin’s Government Contracts Blog, which can be found at www.governmentcontractslawblog.com. The Administration has conceded that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (“ARRA”) has not worked as … Continue Reading

Recovery Act Update –
U.S. Stimulus: “Buy American”
PRC Stimulus: “Buy Chinese”
Canada and WTO: “Not Pleased”

The author is a member of the Firm’s Government Contracts & Regulated Industries Practice Group. For additional articles and postings concerning this and related topics, please refer to Sheppard Mullin’s Government Contracts Blog, which can be found at www.governmentcontractslawblog.com. On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of … Continue Reading

New Recovery Act Rules Implement Provisions Relating To Government Audit Access, Whistleblower Protections, And Buy American Requirements; Much Confusion Remains

The author is a member of the Firm’s Government Contracts & Regulated Industries Practice Group. For additional articles and postings concerning this and related topics, please refer to Sheppard Mullin’s Government Contracts Blog, which can be found at www.governmentcontractslawblog.com. On March 31, 2009, the FAR Councils issued several new interim rules (effective March 31, 2009) … Continue Reading

Stimulation Has Its Price – The Audit and Oversight Provisions of The 2009 Stimulus Bill Are Unlike Anything Most Funding Recipients Have Ever Seen

The author is a member of the Firm’s Government Contracts & Regulated Industries Practice Group. For additional articles and postings concerning this and related topics, please refer to Sheppard Mullin’s Government Contracts Blog, which can be found at www.governmentcontractslawblog.com. On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act … Continue Reading

Free Trade Agreements, “Made In America,” and The 2009 Stimulus Package – Country of Origin Requirements Remain an Elusive Compliance Obligation

The author is a member of the Firm’s Government Contracts & Regulated Industries Practice Group. For additional articles and postings concerning this and related topics, please refer to Sheppard Mullin’s Government Contracts Blog, which can be found at www.governmentcontractslawblog.com. On January 15, 2009, the Government issued a final rule adjusting the dollar thresholds at which … Continue Reading
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