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Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 25 Feb 2014

Understand the limits of CAS disclosure statement reviews

The January 16, 2014 Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) decision in the Appeal of Northrop Grumman Corporation, ASBCA No. 57625, 2014

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Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 9 Oct 2013

Franchisor liability under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) constitutes the single most significant compliance challenge for companies operating internationally. Over

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Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 9 May 2013

Unfinished business: solving the HIPAA accounting rule dilemma

Now that the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) rules finally have been released, health care companies and

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Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 4 Apr 2013

Dishonesty exclusion precludes coverage for claim based in part upon knowingly wrongful or fraudulent acts

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, applying New York law, has held that a dishonesty exclusion precluding

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Wiley Rein LLP | USA, China | 10 Dec 2012

SEC charges Chinese affiliates of major accounting firms with U.S. securities laws violations

On December 3, 2012, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) began proceedings against the Chinese affiliates of five major accounting firmsDeloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, PwC and BDOfor their refusal, in violation of the securities laws, to produce documents sought by the SEC as part of ongoing investigations into accounting fraud by Chinese companies.

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Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 23 Jul 2012

Court of Federal Claims holds that agency administrative processes do not delay accrual of government claim

The Contract Disputes Act (CDA), 41 U.S.C. 7103(a)(4)(A), provides that all claims, whether by a contractor or the Government, must be submitted within six years of the accrual of the claim.

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Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 27 Jan 2012

Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals finds government claim relating to voluntary change to accounting practices untimely

In a January 6, 2012 decision, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) held that a claim asserted by the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) relating to the alleged cost impact of a contractor's voluntary change to its accounting practices was untimely under the six-year statute of limitations in the Contract Disputes Act, 41 U.S.C. 7101-7109.

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Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 19 Jan 2012

Broker exclusion does not bar coverage for accounting firm's alleged negligence

Applying Maryland law, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that a professional liability policy’s insurance-broker exclusion did not relieve an insurer of its duty to defend a series of lawsuits filed against an insured accounting firm.

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Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 1 Dec 2011

Defined "financial products" coverage does not apply to preparation of allegedly fraudulent workers' compensation applications

Applying Maryland law, a federal district court has held that an insurer had no duty to defend a claim by a state agency that alleged that the insured accounting firm had assisted its clients in committing workers’ compensation fraud because the applicable policy excluded coverage for claims based on products other than “financial products,” which, as defined by the policy, did not include workers’ compensation applications.

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Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 16 Nov 2011

The perils of not balancing your committee checkbook: you could lose your money or end up with an audit!

There have been lots of developments relating to political money lately.

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