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Oles Morrison

Contractor Waives its Right to Pursue Claim Through its Invoice for Final Payment

By on February 1, 2018 | Posted in Claims and Disputes

The Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (the “Board”) recently issued another reminder in [Redacted], ASBCA No. 61065, that government contractors need to specifically reserve their rights to Contract Disputes Act claims in modifications and releases for final payment. While its name doesn’t quite rival the best of those associated […]

Tribal Employees Potentially Liable Under False Claims Act, Washington Federal Court Finds

By on April 13, 2017 | Posted in False Claims Act

A federal judge in the Western District of Washington has ruled that tribal employees may still be liable in their individual capacities under the False Claims Act, even if Native American tribes themselves are protected from such suits by sovereign immunity. This interpretation could have important implications for Alaska Native-owned […]

ASBCA Opens the Door to Contractors Seeking Monetary Damages for Unfair CPARS Reviews

By on January 4, 2017 | Posted in Claims and Disputes

As past performance reviews become an increasingly important part of the bid evaluation process, the performance assessments catalogued in the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (“CPARS”) will have greater significance than ever before. CPARS reviews generally set forth the Government’s evaluation of a contractor’s performance based on several factors, including […]