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HTMLSBA Increases Small Business Size Standards for Construction
Stephen J. Kelleher, Steven L. Reed, Alan I. Saltman; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 9, 2014, previously published on June 19, 2014
In an interim rule published June 12, 2014, effective July 14, 2014, the Small Business Administration has updated its revenue based size standards for small businesses. Citing the need to adjust the size standards due to inflation at least once every five years, SBA made the first adjustment to...

 

HTMLCan a Contractor Hold a Subcontractor to its Bid
Eugene J. Heady; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 2, 2014, previously published on June 6, 2014
The Contractor was preparing to bid on a school project. On the day of the bid, a Subcontractor submitted its bid to the Contractor to perform the paving work on the project. The Subcontractor’s bid was submitted by telephone on the day that the Contractor had to submit its bid to the school...

 

HTMLFailure to Comply with the Service Contract Act Leads to Three Year Debarment of Forest Service Contractor
Alan I. Saltman; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 21, 2014, previously published on May 1, 2014
In last month's edition of Legal Briefs for the Timber Industry, we reiterated the fact that holders of Integrated Resource Service Contracts (IRSCs) like all service contractors are legally required to ensure that all covered employees that work on the contract (including employees of...

 

Adobe PDFEmpower Your Arbitrator to Allocate or Award Attorneys' Fees
Eugene J. Heady; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 11, 2014, previously published on April 7, 2014
Claims and disputes involving construction projects tend to be technically complex and factually intensive. As a result, the resolution of construction claims and disputes can be time consuming and costly. In prosecuting or defending claims, one question that always arises is “Can I recover...

 

HTMLLien and Bond Notice Pitfalls - Details Matter
Daniel M. Carrico; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 1, 2014, previously published on March 24, 2014
“Did you send your statutory notices?” This question should be familiar to any firm seeking help in pursuing a bond or lien claim for nonpayment. Seasoned contractors also know that it is just the beginning of the inquisition. “When did you serve the notices?” “How did...

 

HTMLHow to Pursue Out-of-State Judgments
Joseph J. Dinardo; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 1, 2014, previously published on March 24, 2014
Periodically, we receive calls from contractors and suppliers who have obtained judgments against debtors in other states only to find out that the debtors have relocated to, set-up shop, or have assets in Georgia. These “judgment creditors” want to know if there is anything that can be...

 

HTMLWhy Contemporaneous Project Scheduling Is Important
James K. Bidgood, Steven J. Stuart; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 1, 2014, previously published on March 24, 2014
A good project schedule may be critical to managing a project. When the project’s progress is impacted, the schedule can be revised to show the changes and their effect on the project. Contemporaneous schedule updates are not only good practice; they may also be mandated by the...

 

HTMLThe Implied Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing Lives!
Y. Lisa Colon Heron; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 1, 2014, previously published on March 24, 2014
One of the heralded benefits to an owner using the design-build project delivery system is the single point of responsibility. Consistent with the scope of work, the owner is able to shred itself of implied warranty liability for the accuracy of the plans and specifications for the project. However...

 

HTMLJoint Venture Participants - Credit for Past Performance
Evangelin Lee Nichols; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 1, 2014, previously published on March 24, 2014
In a bid protest decision regarding a “best value” award, the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) sustained the protests by disappointed offerors on the grounds that the procuring agency unreasonably credited a joint venture awardee with the corporate experience and...

 

HTMLFalse Claims Act - Retaliatory Discharge Claims
Lochlin B. Samples; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 1, 2014, previously published on March 24, 2014
Recently, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi issued a detailed ruling dismissing an employee’s retaliatory discharge claim under the Federal False Claims Act (“FCA”). See McCollum v. Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., No. 3:13-cv-866, 2014 WL...

 


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