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That’s a Wrap—When the United States tells the Supreme Court Your Qui Tam Suit is a Goner

By on December 20, 2018 | Posted in Procurement Issues

Following Escobar, the issue of materiality remains at the forefront of False Claims Act motion practice at both the pleadings and judgment stage. Escobar emphasized that the FCA materiality requirement is demanding. In the case of Gilead Sciences, Inc. v. United States Ex Rel. Jeffrey Campie, et al. the respondents, qui […]

GAO Upholds Agency’s Rejection Of Protestor’s CAGE-Y Proposal

By on October 23, 2018 | Posted in Bid Protests

It is not uncommon for government contractors to have one or more related companies (e.g., parent/subsidiary companies) involved in the industry.  One way the government keeps track of such related entities is to utilize Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) codes.  These codes are used for a variety of purposes, including facility clearances. […]

For Relators, the Roses aren’t Necessarily Redder: The Ninth Circuit’s Fresh Cut on Escobar for FCA Cases

By on October 18, 2018 | Posted in False Claims Act

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the recently issued case of United States ex. rel. Rose v. Stephens Institute (Rose) held that the two-step test of Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar (Escobar) is mandatory in implied false certification cases brought under the False Claims […]

Full Schedule Released for Navigating Federal Government Contracts Northwest 2018 – Seminar/Webinar Oct. 25

By on October 14, 2018 | Posted in News

To help you navigate the rough seas of doing business with the federal government in the Trump administration, Washington PTAC, Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition, AGC of Washington, and the Government Contracts team at Oles Morrison have assembled a group of nationally recognized government contracts professionals for a seminar covering topics relevant to government contractors across […]

Risk Management: Insurance Coverage to Cover Possible Risk of a False Claims Act Claim

By on September 26, 2018 | Posted in False Claims Act

Regardless of your industry, companies that have business dealings with the federal government face the persistent risk of False Claims Act (FCA) investigations and lawsuits. The FCA, 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729 – 3733, imposes civil and criminal liability for knowingly making a false or fraudulent claim to the United States […]

Adam Lasky to Present “Road Map to Federal Bid Protests” a PNDC Webinar – Sept. 17, 2018

By on September 11, 2018 | Posted in Bid Protests

Join Oles Morrison partner Adam Lasky for Road Map to Federal Bid Protests, a webinar presented by the Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC), on Monday, September 17, 2018, from 11:00AM – 12:15PM PDT. This webinar will provide contractors a look behind the curtain at GAO and U.S. Court of Federal Claims bid protests. Attendees will leave with […]

Navigating Federal Government Contracts Northwest 2018 – Seminar/Webinar October 25th

By on September 5, 2018 | Posted in News

To help you navigate the rough seas of doing business with the federal government in the Trump administration, Washington PTAC, Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition, AGC of Washington, and the Government Contracts team at Oles Morrison have assembled a group of nationally recognized government contracts professionals for a seminar covering topics relevant to government […]

Why Judge Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Could be Good News for Government Contractors

By on September 4, 2018 | Posted in Bid Protests

Many politically charged issues are likely to steal the headlines during the confirmation hearings for President Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh.  However, one issue unlikely to make headlines is the impact that Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation may have on the doctrine […]

Government Allowed Contractor to “Twist in the Wind,” Violating Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing

By on August 28, 2018 | Posted in Claims and Disputes

Contractors frequently claim that owners have breached the implied duty of good faith and fair dealing, largely as an alternative to more specific claims for constructive change or breach. These good faith and fair dealing claims are difficult to recover on, largely because courts and the boards have required a […]

Trump’s New Supreme Court Pick and Implications for the Davis Bacon Act

By on August 7, 2018 | Posted in Labor

Six months into Trump’s presidency, we wrote about how Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan was likely to include more federal deregulation, including possible repeal or suspension of the Davis Bacon Act (DBA).  Two months after that article, comments from the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee suggested Trump had changed his […]