Federal Contracts. Legal news and articles for January 31 - 31, 2012

MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX IN ACTION: Jan. 30 Contracts from Defense DepartmentFacebook Lawyers Want 'Stratospheric' Fee, Ceglia SaysHotels win federal contractsJudge: BP contract shielded Halliburton in spillPolice contract, pension to be mediatedAgriculture Department Eases Stance on ContractsCourt Rejects Oracle's Attempt to Use Fraud Claim to Undo Contract with HPTimeshare Fraud Legislation Cracks Down in FloridaEmployment Law Lessons from the $16M MacAndrews & Forbes VerdictHealth Net's & UCLA's Health Literacy Social Media Program Opens to All Teens ...BP Must Cover Some Halliburton Gulf Spill Costs, Judge SaysMDA receives follow-on contracts from the Federal Aviation AdministrationMDA signs US$7.6M in contracts with US Federal Aviation AdministrationAutomatic renewal clauses in “business contracts” now regulatedHow to Overcome Past Performance Issues When You Lack Government

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Lawmakers facing full agenda in '12 session
Hattiesburg AmericanJanuary 1, 2012

Many Republicans want to limit fees for private lawyers who do contract work for the Democratic attorney general. And, some want to take another shot at immigration, an issue important to Republican Gov.-elect Phil Bryant. ...more »

Joining a gym for New Year's? Know your rights
Allentown Morning Call (blog)January 1, 2012

That law spells out what must be included in the contract, including rules for refunds under certain circumstances, such as if you get sick or move away. If you have a problem with a gym, file a complaint with the attorney general's office, ...more »

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MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX IN ACTION: Jan. 30 Contracts from Defense Department
HNN Huntingtonnews.netJanuary 31, 2012

Contract funds in the amount of $41090719 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. CGI Federal, Inc., subsidiary of CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc., ...more »

Facebook Lawyers Want 'Stratospheric' Fee, Ceglia Says
BusinessWeekJanuary 31, 2012

Ceglia then switched to a team led by DLA Piper LLP, one of the biggest law firms in the world, with 4200 attorneys in 30 countries. DLA Piper quit less than three months later. Ceglia was then represented by a San Diego lawyer who was replaced by ...more »

Hotels win federal contracts
TheChronicleHerald.caJanuary 31, 2012

Halifax's Radisson Suite Hotel is receiving $1 million to help ensure federal government employees get a good night's sleep while they're on the road. Magna Hotels (Halifax) Inc., which operates the Hollis Street business, was awarded two contracts...more »

Judge: BP contract shielded Halliburton in spill
Boston.comJanuary 31, 2012

By Cain Burdeau AP / January 31, 2012 NEW ORLEANS—A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Halliburton can avoid paying most of the pollution claims that resulted from the catastrophic 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill because it was shielded in a contract with ...more »

Police contract, pension to be mediated
Danbury News TimesJanuary 31, 2012

Working toward agreement State law specifies guidelines for union negotiations that include both mediation and arbitration, if reasonable efforts to negotiate do not result in a contract. The current police contract, which was finalized through ...more »

Agriculture Department Eases Stance on Contracts
Wall Street JournalJanuary 31, 2012

The groups said the proposed change would have unfairly required businesses with USDA contracts to certify that their subcontractors and suppliers are in compliance with labor laws, a mandate they called a burdensome and impossible task that runs ...more »

Court Rejects Oracle's Attempt to Use Fraud Claim to Undo Contract with HP
IEWY NewsJanuary 31, 2012

“HP is pleased that the Superior Court of the State of California, Santa Clara County, has rejected Oracle's attempt to use a fraud claim to undo its contract with HP. We look forward to seeing the facts made public that demonstrate how Oracle's March ...more »

Timeshare Fraud Legislation Cracks Down in Florida
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)January 31, 2012

Via TimeshareMarketplace.com -- Legislation aimed at protecting people from timeshare fraud won the endorsement on Jan. 31 of the American Resort Development Association and the American Resort Development Association Resort Owners' Coalition.more »

Employment Law Lessons from the $16M MacAndrews & Forbes Verdict
Corporate CounselJanuary 31, 2012

Although the legal theories put forth in last week's MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc. trial may have been classic, as in all contract disputes the devil was in the details. David Dunn, a partner in the New York office of Hogan Lovells, says there are ...more »

Health Net's & UCLA's Health Literacy Social Media Program Opens to All Teens ...
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)January 31, 2012

(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Health Net Federal Services, LLC, part of the Government Contracts segment of Health Net, Inc. (NYSE:HNT) and the UCLA School of Public Health announced the health literacy social media program, T2X, is available to all ...more »

BP Must Cover Some Halliburton Gulf Spill Costs, Judge Says
BusinessWeekJanuary 31, 2012

BP must indemnify Halliburton for compensatory damage claims under its drilling contract, US District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans ruled today. London-based BP sued Halliburton, which provided cementing services for the project, ...more »

MDA receives follow-on contracts from the Federal Aviation Administration
Aviation.ca (press release)January 31, 2012

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that it has signed contracts totaling US$7.6 million with the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to continue the upgrade to the FAA's ...more »

MDA signs US$7.6M in contracts with US Federal Aviation Administration
Winnipeg Free PressJanuary 31, 2012

RICHMOND, BC - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX:MDA) said Tuesday it has signed US$7.6 million in contracts with the US Federal Aviation Administration to upgrade the agency's systems.more »

Automatic renewal clauses in “business contracts” now regulated
WisBarJanuary 31, 2012

As a practical matter, this law (effective May 1, 2011) generally impacts business contracts involving equipment and services in a variety of industries, including health care, construction, food service, consulting, information technology, ...more »

How to Overcome Past Performance Issues When You Lack Government
govWin (blog)January 31, 2012

Past performance in the federal government can be tricky. Like any business, the government requires contractors to have past-performance (or prior government experience). But for business owners new to government contracting, how are they supposed to ...more »

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