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|Colorado Medicaid False Claims Act|
Gillian Dale, Malcolm S. Mead, Lisa F. Mickley, Rachel E. Yeates; Hall & Evans, L.L.C.;
April 16, 2015, previously published on March 20, 2015To protect the State Treasury against the submission of false claims for reimbursement of expenses under the Medicaid program, the General Assembly enacted the Colorado Medicaid False Claims Act. C.R.S. §25.5-4-303.5. Under this Act, a person submitting a false claim for payment is liable to...
|Procurement Requirements Are Tightened Following Amendments to PWGSC's Integrity Framework|
Anca Neacsu; Dentons Canada LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on March 2, 2015This bulletin provides an overview of recent changes to the Integrity Framework of Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), regarding government procurement and real property transactions. PWGSC is the Government of Canada’s principal procuring department and is responsible for...
|Canada’s Integrity Framework Needs to Be Revised|
Brenda C. Swick; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
April 7, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015Canada’s recent changes to its Integrity Framework for federal government contracts have made it one of the most restrictive debarment regimes in the world, if not the most restrictive. While everyone acknowledges the need for the federal government to contract with only...
Soon: New E-Bidding System and Regulations in Vietnam to Boost Public
Manfred Otto; Duane Morris Vietnam LLC;
April 6, 2015, previously published on February 6, 2015Contractors will soon be able to benefit from electronic bidding in Vietnam. The Vietnamese Government has issued the new Law on Bidding promising great changes to the bidding process for public investment projects, including public-private partnership (PPP) projects. The Ministry of Planning (MPI)...
|Contractors Must Provide Sufficient Notice Of The Basis And Amount Of A CDA Claim|
Michael J. Schrier; Duane Morris LLP;
March 25, 2015, previously published on February 18, 2015The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently decided the case of K-Con Building Systems, Inc. v. United States, No. 2014-5062 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 12, 2015). While this construction case reaffirms some relatively unremarkable concepts of liquidated damages and changes, it does provide some...
|Golden Rules of Fiscal Law: Purpose, Time & Amount|
Michael E. Barnicle; Duane Morris LLP;
March 25, 2015, previously published on March 6, 2015This week, the VA Inspector General reported that the certain government officials illegally used funds to develop a claims processing system that were intended to be used for medical support and compliance. This is what is called a “fiscal law” problem.
|Public Bodies and Union Contracts: Holding Up Your End of the Bargain|
Chrissie Peterson, Melissa Schoenbein; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
March 24, 2015, previously published on February 2015On September 30, 2014, the Illinois First District Appellate Court held in State of Illinois v. AFSCME, 2014 IL App (1st) 130262 that an arbitrator's award stemming from an arbitration agreement aligned with Illinois public policy that favors the enforceability of contracts between the state and...
|Illinois Appellate Court Reminds Businesses of Potential Limitations in Public Contracts|
John Redlingshafer; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
March 24, 2015, previously published on February 2015Earlier this year, an Illinois court ruled on the validity of a contract between the City of Chicago and a private company regarding the operation of the city's metered parking system. In the case of Independent Voters v. Ahmad, Comptroller of the City of Chicago, 2014 IL App (1st) 123629, the...
|The Expansion of Pennsylvania's Whistleblower Law - What Government Contractors Must Know About This New Liability Threat|
Christopher D. Carusone; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
March 20, 2015, previously published on January 8, 2015Businesses that enter into contracts with state or local government entities in Pennsylvania need to be aware of a new liability threat - lawsuits from employees alleging waste or wrongdoing in connection with the award of public funds. It is critical for businesses to understand these recent...
|War Memorial Sculptor Wins Appeal in Copyright Litigation with Government|
Arvind Jairam; Duane Morris LLP;
March 19, 2015, previously published on February 13, 2015An appellate court has affirmed a royalty award to a famous sculptor based on the U.S. government’s unauthorized use of his copyrighted work in a postage stamp. The decision by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Gaylord v. United States comes after lengthy litigation that has...