Federal Contracts. Legal news and articles for April 25 - 26, 2017

Funeral home owner indicted on fraud chargesFormer Native corporation exec alleges 'sham companies' get government contractsPalantir will shell out $1.7 million to resolve discrimination claimsCounty judge, commissioner ask TCOG executive director to resignSneak peek – your April 27 LeaderState, HP settle on failed $49M computer contractPalantir settles Asian hiring discrimination lawsuit - USA TodayLegal battles brewing over Aaron Hernandez's estateRealty Law DigestPrivately run federal prison poses safety risks for inmates, prisonersHubbard to consider contract with Marion County Sheriff's OfficePeterson says he's agreed on 2-year contract with SaintsEFCC arraigns former President's physician for N258.9m contract ...Betraying 'Hire American' Pledge, Trump Rewards Companies ...Lawyers File Motion To Dismiss Aaron Hernandez's Murder Conviction

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President Donald Trump signed a bill Monday that killed an Obama-era worker safety rule that required businesses competing for large federal contracts to disclose and correct serious safety and other labor law violations. Earlier this month, the Senate ...more »

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Funeral home owner indicted on fraud charges
Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)April 26, 2017

Riebe devised a scheme to defraud the insurance company by submitting fraudulent statements by email and mail, the indictment states. He presented “false information concerning the contents of the funeral home at the time of the fire,” the indictment ...more »

Former Native corporation exec alleges 'sham companies' get government contracts
Alaska Dispatch NewsApril 26, 2017

In a corporate statement after the lawsuit became public, Afognak said its companies had an "exemplary performance record, as evidenced by our 14 years of dedicated service to the U.S. government in over 35 countries and territories around the world ...more »

Palantir will shell out $1.7 million to resolve discrimination claims
Los Angeles TimesApril 26, 2017

The settlement means that Palantir's federal government contracts are safe. The company worked on federal deals worth more than $340 million from 2010 through September, according to the complaint, and the Department of Labor had sought to cancel ...more »

County judge, commissioner ask TCOG executive director to resign
Sherman Denison Herald DemocratApril 26, 2017

“From my perspective, it's very simple, I am publicly endorsing the TCOG executive committee — this committee consists of the city of Sherman, county of Cooke and the county of Fannin — in recommending not to renew Dr. Thomas' contract,” Magers said ...more »

Sneak peek – your April 27 Leader
Leader PublicationsApril 26, 2017

The Board of Education voted unanimously in an April 20 closed meeting against renewing Burch's contract for next school year, as well for terminating his employment, effective immediately, said Sam Rayburn, the district's communications coordinator ...more »

State, HP settle on failed $49M computer contract
The Detroit NewsApril 26, 2017

The state previously delayed its decision to go with Fast Enterprises over concern about the company's involvement in designing the Unemployment Insurance Agency's faulty automatic fraud detection system, which led to false fraud accusations of more ...more »

Palantir settles Asian hiring discrimination lawsuit - USA Today
USA TODAYApril 25, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — Palantir Technologies has settled a hiring discrimination lawsuit brought by the Department of Labor and will pay nearly $1.7 million in ...more »

Legal battles brewing over Aaron Hernandez's estate
The Providence JournalApril 25, 2017

William Kennedy, a lawyer for the de Abreu and Furtado families, said he believes the families have a viable civil claim despite Hernandez's acquittal in criminal court. Kennedy said the legal standard of proof in civil court is much lower than ...more »

Realty Law Digest
New York Law Journal (registration)April 25, 2017

A plaintiff purchaser moved for leave to amend its complaint and for partial summary judgment granting specific performance of a contract of sale, requiring the defendant seller to transfer his 71.34 percent interest in the subject real property to the ...more »

Privately run federal prison poses safety risks for inmates, prisoners
Washington ExaminerApril 25, 2017

In 2007, the U.S. Marshals agreed to a 5-year contract with CoreCivic that included three 5-year option periods at a cost of $697 million. According to the audit, the federal government failed to explain why it entered into a sole-source contract with ...more »

Hubbard to consider contract with Marion County Sheriff's Office
Pamplin Media GroupApril 25, 2017

The meeting is a result of Mayor Thia Estes being presented with information from city staff that could mean a potential cost savings for the city if it were to contract law enforcement services with the county instead of retaining its own department ...more »

Peterson says he's agreed on 2-year contract with Saints
WVVA TV (registration)April 25, 2017

A federal judge temporarily halted a second execution Monday night in Arkansas after attorneys said in a court filing that the first execution for Jack Jones "appeared to be tortuous and inhumane.".More >>. A federal judge temporarily halted a second ...more »

EFCC arraigns former President's physician for N258.9m contract ...
TV360April 25, 2017

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned Fortunate Fiberesima, a former Chief Executive Officer, State House Medical Centre, ...more »

Betraying 'Hire American' Pledge, Trump Rewards Companies ...
Common DreamsApril 25, 2017

"Corporations that send call center jobs and other good jobs overseas shouldn't be rewarded with federal contracts," said the Communications Workers of ...more »

Lawyers File Motion To Dismiss Aaron Hernandez's Murder Conviction
CBS Boston / WBZApril 25, 2017

“If they're dragged into court, the Patriots, and say we're not going to pay him, a jury will probably agree with them,” Tracy said, “They would say his actions were a complete breach of his contract.” Following continued rumors, Attorney Jose Baez ...more »

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