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HTMLContinuing Government Focus on Fraud Might Lead to Significant Changes in Suspension and Debarment Procedures
Maria L. Panichelli, Michael H. Payne; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
August 2, 2013, previously published on July 31, 2013
Suspension and debarment procedures have been a hot topic in recent years, and it appears that the issue will remain a focus of congressional debate for the rest of this year as well. On June 12, 2013, Congress heard testimony on the state of the federal government’s suspension and debarment...

 

HTMLInherited IRA Rules - What You Don't Know Will Cost You
Wayne C. Buckwalter; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
August 1, 2013, previously published on July 25, 2013
People who are named as IRA beneficiaries are often unfamiliar with the IRS rules to apply to taxable distributions following the death of the account owner. The rules differ dramatically for spouse and non spouse beneficiaries. A spouse beneficiary may simply roll over the IRA tax free into an IRA...

 

HTMLTermination for Default as a Weapon
Michael H. Payne; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
July 30, 2013, previously published on July 25, 2013
There is no doubt that the government has the right, and even the responsibility, to terminate a contract completely or partially for default “if the contractor fails to (a) make delivery of the supplies or perform the services within the time specified in the contract, (b) perform any other...

 

HTMLFourth Circuit Drastically Extends Statute of Limitations for False Claims Act Actions - Contractors Appeal to Supreme Court
Maria L. Panichelli, Michael H. Payne; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
July 30, 2013, previously published on July 29, 2013
The False Claims Act (“FCA”) is a law that contractors must take very seriously. What many contractors fail to realize is that the reach of the FCA goes beyond the filing of fraudulent contract claims. In fact, it seems as though the government is actually searching to find new and...

 

HTMLNew Jersey Supreme Court Sheds Light on Liability for Latent Construction Defects
Jonathan A. Cass, Daniel E. Fierstein; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2013, previously published on July 19, 2013
A few weeks ago, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued a decision that could have a profound effect on members of New Jersey’s construction community. In Town of Kearny v. Louis F. Brandt, the Court issued two major holdings: (i) under New Jersey’s Statute of Repose, an architect with...

 

HTMLIs My Surety the Same As My Insurance Carrier? Not So Much Says a Federal Court in Pennsylvania
Lori Wisniewski Azzara, Daniel E. Fierstein, John A. Greenhall; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
July 18, 2013, previously published on July 12, 2013
As members of the construction industry know, to describe the relationship between a surety and the party to whom it issues a surety bond (the principal) as confusing would be an understatement. In fact, many believe that the surety-principal relationship is similar, if not identical, to the...

 

HTMLNew Legislation to Take Effect That Aims to Bolster NYC's Small Business Community
Joyce J. Sun; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
July 4, 2013, previously published on June 27, 2013
In just a few days, a new law (Local Law No. 1 of the City of New York for the Year 2013) will take effect in New York City aimed towards increasing participation of Minority-Owned Business Enterprises (MBEs), Women-Owned Business Enterprises (WBEs) and Emerging Business Enterprises (EBEs) in City...

 

HTMLProposed Changes To PA Mechanics' Lien Law Will Require Advance Notice To Preserve Lien Claim Rights
Jason A. Copley; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
June 27, 2013, previously published on June 20, 2013
As most contractors recall, the Pennsylvania Lien Law was modified in 2007 to reinstate lien rights. We have previously reported on proposed changes to the lien law and lien rights preservation. Additional proposed changes to the lien law, if passed, would have widespread impact across the...

 

HTMLIs My Teaming Agreement Enforceable?
Edward T. DeLisle, Maria L. Panichelli; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
June 19, 2013, previously published on June 13, 2013
Teaming Agreements in the world of federal procurement are commonplace. They are formally encouraged by the government at FAR part 9.602 (wherein it states that “Contractor team arrangements may be desirable from both a Government and industry standpoint in order to...complement...

 

HTMLCity of Philadelphia Creates Its Own Adaptation of False Claims Act
Daniel E. Fierstein, Catherine Nguyen; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
June 19, 2013, previously published on June 14, 2013
Employers doing business in the City of Philadelphia must pay taxes on wages (including salaries, commissions, and other forms of compensation) and net profits. A new ordinance shores up current enforcement mechanisms, arming the City with aggressive penalties on overdue taxes and giving private...

 


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