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When Maynard Smith, Overton Currie, and Reg Hancock mailed this announcement about the founding of Smith, Currie & Hancock on October 1, 1965, who…
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Smith Currie & Hancock | USA | 19 Sep 2022

Environmental Requirements for Federal Contractors are Coming…and FAST!

Climate change has been a hot topic of discussion for some time now. President Joseph Biden’s administration has focused in on that issue, and the…
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Smith Currie & Hancock | USA | 23 Aug 2022

Anticipating Material Supply Chain Issues in Construction Projects

Recent news related to construction material escalation has been sobering. Today, contractors face increased risks related to cost escalation of…
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Smith Currie & Hancock | USA | 9 Aug 2022

The Eleventh Circuit Provides Important Guidance on Determining a “Prevailing Party” for the Purposes of Attorney Fees and Costs

On July 7, 2022, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued an analogy-filled opinion in which the Eleventh Circuit found…
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Smith Currie & Hancock | USA | 2 Aug 2022

Thinking of Setting Down a New Flag? What Must a Contractor Know When Expanding to a New Region?

During periods of growth and diversification, contractors often look to new geographic regions as part of their strategic business development. When…
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Smith Currie & Hancock | USA | 15 Jun 2022

California Court of Appeals Says To Licensed Contractors, “Hire Unlicensed Subcontractors At Your Own Peril!”

In an opinion that should be a warning to all licensed contractors in California, the Court of Appeals held that licensed contractors cannot collect…
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Smith Currie & Hancock | USA | 15 Jun 2022

From Flawed Methodology to False Claims Act Liability: A Cautionary Tale

In January of this year, the Court of Federal Claims issued a harsh reminder of the serious implications of the certification of a claim when dealing…
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Smith Currie & Hancock | USA | 9 Jun 2022

What in California Must an RME Do to Protect the Contractor’s License?

If the RME does not do their job, a Court could rule that, in essence, the contractor was unlicensed during the job and therefore, under Business and…
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Smith Currie & Hancock | USA | 7 Jun 2022

DOD Issues Guidance on Contractor Requests for Inflation-Based Price Adjustments

On May 25, 2022, the Department of Defense (DOD) released Guidance on Inflation and Economic Price Adjustments (Guidance) to address steadily rising…
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Smith Currie & Hancock | USA | 25 May 2022

UPDATE - Virginia Officially Bans “Pay-If-Paid” Clauses

As we previously reported, the Virginia General Assembly recently passed a bill banning the use of “pay-if-paid” clauses on construction projects…
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Smith Currie & Hancock | USA | 26 Jan 2022

OSHA Has Withdrawn Its COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Standard

On January 13, 2022, the Supreme Court entered a stay of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (“OSHA”)…
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