The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced that it obtained more than $2.68 billion in False Claims Act (FCA) settlements and judgments in the fiscal year ending September 23, 2023. Notably, DOJ reports that “procurement fraud” recoveries again comprised one of the largest categories of recoveries for DOJ this past year.

Among the more notable

The words breach and default are often used interchangeably to indicate that somebody hasn’t done what they were legally required to do.  According to Black’s Law Dictionary, the words do appear somewhat interchangeable.  Black’s defines breach as “a violation or infraction of a law, obligation, or agreement, especially of an official duty or a legal

Construction contracts often include clauses that purport to limit the liability of one or both parties. This includes clauses that completely prohibit any claims for certain types of damages such as lost profits and other consequential damages, extended overhead or other “delay” damages, and exemplary/punitive damages. Contracting parties may also include clauses that purport to cap liability

On January 30, 2024, the Biden administration proposed a rule (the Salary Rule) that would amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to “prohibit contractors and subcontractors from seeking and considering information about a job applicant’s compensation history when making employment decisions for certain positions.” The new rule would also require contractors and subcontractors to disclose

In the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) appeal of McCarthy HITT – Next NGA West JV, ASBCA No. 63571, 2023 WL 9179193 (Dec. 20, 2023), a contractor brought suit for a collection of COVID-19-related claims on behalf of three of its subcontractors. The government moved to dismiss, arguing the subcontractors’ appeal failed

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides funding to eligible applicants under the Public Assistance (PA) program to help applicants in responding to and recovering from presidentially declared major disasters and emergencies. For PA applicants who are denied PA funding, there is a mandatory administrative appeal process managed for and by FEMA. If that appeal

The court in AECOM v. Flatiron is back at it issuing additional evidentiary rulings as the parties head to trial later this month. These latest rulings highlight the risk of seeking the same damages from multiple parties, sometimes referred to as “fighting on two fronts.” As you may recall, AECOM v. Flatiron involves claims by