Federal Contracts. Legal news and articles for February 29 - 29, 2012

In Jimmy Dimora trial's closing arguments, prosecutors link Cleveland ...MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX IN ACTION: Defense Dept. Contracts for Feb. 28, 2012PHIGENICS WINS $1 MILLION CONTRACT with U.S. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT for Energy ...Contracting sovereigntyBonds down on Federal Reserve commentsNYMEX-US crude ends higher, posts gain for FebruaryGuest Post: Nigeria: Cleaning Up ProcurementRATE FUTURES REPORT: Contracts Trim QE3 ViewsGold Falls in 'Manic' Plunge as Bernanke Damps Stimulus BetsMan behind assassin-for-hire site left computer trailICF International Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 ResultsVA abruptly cancels key software contract for joint health recordLong Island Kosher Scandal Stuffs DocketsContract with Mike Veon's BIG agency raised no ethical red flags, attorney...7 accused of $375M Medicare, Medicaid fraud

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PPS and what it means for lawyers
The New LawyerFebruary 1, 2012

It's not just finance lawyers being affected by the new personal property securities regime. Construction lawyers, mining and resource lawyers and general commercial lawyers are also feeling the pressure. DLA Piper partner, David East, writes.more »

Top Okla. Court Revives Newbie Law Grad's Suit Against Co-Counsel Who Gave Her ...
ABA JournalFebruary 1, 2012

Here, the issue was whether the Seymour firm had complied with the terms of the co-counsel contract between the lawyers representing Cowley's client, Arvin McGee Jr., not whether Cowley had followed the procedure for collecting attorney's fees from a ...more »

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In Jimmy Dimora trial's closing arguments, prosecutors link Cleveland ...
Plain DealerFebruary 29, 2012

"It might be a shot across the bow to tell the person that he is under investigation," said Mark Allenbaugh, a California-based member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. "But this person is obviously under investigation.more »

MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX IN ACTION: Defense Dept. Contracts for Feb. 28, 2012
HNN Huntingtonnews.netFebruary 29, 2012

(N62473-12-D-0205), are each being awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award construction contract for new construction, repair, renovation, and alteration of fire protection systems at various locations within ...more »

PHIGENICS WINS $1 MILLION CONTRACT with U.S. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT for Energy ...
Environmental Expert (press release)February 29, 2012

NAPERVILLE, IL — February 24, 2012 -- Phigenics announced today that it has been awarded a $1 million dollar contract with the General Services Administration's (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service for Energy Management Planning and Strategies (SIN ...more »

Contracting sovereignty
The Nation NewspaperFebruary 29, 2012

Now, President Goodluck Jonathan has come out with another fanciful idea, which is to bring in World Bank officials into the Presidency to vet Federal Government contracts. The president, who disclosed this in an interview with TELL magazine said the ...more »

Bonds down on Federal Reserve comments
Sydney Morning HeraldFebruary 29, 2012

The Australian bond market has opened lower after comments from the Federal Reserve suggested the US economy was travelling well. At 0830 AEDT on Thursday, the March 10-year bond futures contract was trading at 95.925 (implying a yield of 4.075 per ...more »

NYMEX-US crude ends higher, posts gain for February
ReutersFebruary 29, 2012

A liquidity infusion by the European Central Bank and a later Federal Reserve Beige Book report that said the US economy expanded modestly in January through mid-February also provided support to oil prices. [ID: Also supportive was data showing the US...more »

Guest Post: Nigeria: Cleaning Up Procurement
Council on Foreign Relations (blog)February 29, 2012

Reportedly, Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has invited World Bank officials to vet all federal government contracts. “Very soon we will get people from the World Bank to be at my office. For every contract we want to award, irrespective of the ...more »

RATE FUTURES REPORT: Contracts Trim QE3 Views
Wall Street JournalFebruary 29, 2012

By Jacob Bunge Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES CHICAGO (Dow Jones)--Interest-rate futures contracts received a double dose of pressure Wednesday from the US Federal Reserve, sending contracts linked to the long end of the yield curve lower.more »

Gold Falls in 'Manic' Plunge as Bernanke Damps Stimulus Bets
BloombergFebruary 29, 2012

Gold fell as much as $100 to below $1700 an ounce on signs that that the Federal Reserve will refrain from offering more monetary stimulus to bolster the US economy. In testimony before Congress today, Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke gave no signal that ...more »

Man behind assassin-for-hire site left computer trail
SouthCoastToday.comFebruary 29, 2012

Then he made her an offer: Pay him the balance on the contract, and he would let her live. She had three days. Sotelo, who other agents in the violent crime squad knew as the "prison girl" for the number of federal lockup cases she's investigated, ...more »

ICF International Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Results
MarketWatch (press release)February 29, 2012

The total value of contracts awarded in the 2011 fourth quarter was $163 million. -- Education: A new contract valued at $32.8 million with the US Department of Education, Institute of Education Services. Under this contract, ICF will operate the ...more »

VA abruptly cancels key software contract for joint health record
NextgovFebruary 29, 2012

A VA spokeswoman confirmed the contract cancellation, but provided no details. Industry sources told Nextgov that VA was concerned about potential organizational conflicts of interest and violations of federal contracting law, due to the fact that one ...more »

Long Island Kosher Scandal Stuffs Dockets
The Jewish WeekFebruary 29, 2012

Ronald Rosenberg, one of Morrell's lawyers, said his client is challenging the congregation's actions because Morrell's contract at the Woodbury Jewish Center runs through 2029 and there is “no provision for termination.” In addition, Rosenberg said ...more »

Contract with Mike Veon's BIG agency raised no ethical red flags, attorney...
Patriot-NewsFebruary 29, 2012

By MATT MILLER, The Patriot-News Harrisburg attorney Bruce Foreman testified this afternoon that no ethical concerns were ever raised about a solicitor contract his law firm had with the Beaver Investment for Growth agency founded by ex-state Rep.more »

7 accused of $375M Medicare, Medicaid fraud
Philadelphia InquirerFebruary 29, 2012

A spokesman for Trailblazer Health Enterprises, which paid home health claims through a contract with federal authorities, did not return a phone message Tuesday. Health care fraud is estimated to cost the government at least $60 billion a year, ...more »

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