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District court rejects FOIA action seeking unit prices
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • March 9 2010

In a decision issued February 26, 2010, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in Essex Electro Eng'rs, Inc. v. U.S. Sec'y of the Army, No. 09-372 (D.D.C. Feb. 26, 2010), held that the U.S. Army (Army) properly withheld unit pricing for a government contract awardee as confidential information under Exemption 4 of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 522


Are qui tam actions based on FOIA disclosures parasitic? The issue worms its way up to the Supreme Court
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • October 1 2010

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court granted a petition for a writ of certiorari to decide whether whistleblowers can rely on documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) when bringing qui tam actions under the False Claims Act (FCA


ASBCA appeal statistics: a full and backlogged docket
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2014

Many of us are familiar with the reports the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) issues on its bid protest statistics. But, fewer people may


President Obama signs fiscal year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • January 8 2014

On December 26, 2013, President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2014 and the Bipartisan Budget


Pay-to-play survey now available
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2011

Almost two-dozen states and scores of municipalities have some sort of pay-to-play restrictions on contributions related to current or prospective government contractors


Pay-to-play spotlight: think twice before contributing in Connecticut
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2014

Over the past few months, there has been much discussion in the press about the extent to which Connecticut's state pay-to-play law applies to


Texas begins regulating procurement lobbying; registration may be required
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • September 11 2009

Effective September 1, 2009, Texas began regulating certain aspects of procurement lobbying


Pay-to-play spotlight: New Jersey Supreme Court rules against pay-to-play violator
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • March 13 2009

On January 15, 2009, the New Jersey Supreme Court upheld a lower court's decision against Earle Asphalt Company in an important pay-to-play decision


Going low: Ninth Circuit holds that false estimates and fraudulent underbidding can lead to false claims
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • August 7 2012

In a startling decision of "first impression" on Thursday, the Ninth Circuit held that a contractor's proposed cost estimates for a cost-reimbursable contract may give rise to false claims under the False Claims Act where the proposal is based on "false estimates" or "fraudulent underbidding"


Obama win means more of the same for gov't contractors
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • November 8 2012

After a long election cycle with record campaign spending and razor-thin margins in the polls leading up to Election Day, the 2012 election cycle is (finally) over