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Making the Best of a Bad Situation: Where and How Contractors Can Find Insurance Coverage for Civil Violations of the False Claims Act
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • February 4 2016

The False Claims Act (FCA) makes it unlawful to present a “false or fraudulent” claim for government reimbursement. A claim can be “factually” false


Record retention requirements regarding federal contracts
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • January 12 2016

On January 4, 2016, the federal government changed its own contract retention obligations. FAR 4.805 was amended to simplify the federal government's


"Consumer Expectations" Test In Design Defect Products Liability Case
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • December 24 2015

In Aubin v. Union Carbide Corp., 40 Fla. L. Weekly S596 (Fla. Oct. 29, 2015), the Florida Supreme Court recently resolved an important conflict


Florida Reaffirms "Consumer Expectations" Test in Design Defect Products Liability Cases
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • December 23 2015

In Aubin v. Union Carbide Corp., 40 Fla. L. Weekly S596 (Fla. Oct. 29, 2015), the Florida Supreme Court recently resolved an important conflict


Finding an "unrealistically low price" does not permit an agency to simply eliminate a proposal from competition
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • December 3 2015

The Court of Federal Claims just issued a significant opinion in KWR Construction Inc. v. United States, regarding an agency's rejection of a


American Institute of Architects - new documents on demand
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • November 26 2015

The American Institute of Architects has published a new ownerconsultant agreement, and several new design-build project forms. The first new


Special considerations for subcontractors and suppliers on P3 projects
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • November 17 2015

Public Private Partnerships, or P3s, are aptly named because they truly mix aspects of public and private construction


Legal briefs for the timber industry - November 2015 - Issue No. 42
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • November 5 2015

The Obama Administration has just put out a memorandum setting out an expansive set of mitigation requirements for all its natural resource


Are Public-Private Partnerships subject to prevailing wage laws?
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • November 4 2015

Public-Private Partnerships, often referred to as P3s or PPPs, are experiencing a growing popularity in construction. One reason for this is quite


P3s: opportunities for green
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • October 14 2015

The public infrastructure of the United States is crumbling. While state and local governments face budgetary restrictions, they are also requiring