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Government Contracts

  • April 18, 2011

    Small Biz Group Sues HUD Over Lockheed Contract Info

    The American Small Business League on Wednesday sued the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in California for full access to Lockheed Martin Corp. records, marking the group's latest action over the alleged diversion of small-business contracts.

  • April 18, 2011

    Exec To Plead Guilty In $9M Navy Kickback Case

    The founder of technology services company Advanced Solutions for Tomorrow Inc. agreed Monday to plead guilty in Rhode Island federal court to bribery in a $9.2 million kickback scheme over U.S. Navy contracts.

  • April 16, 2011

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    With the platform we're unveiling today, Law360 is streaming federal litigation activity virtually live to your desktop. Find out how the system keeps track of your company, your firm - and maybe even you.

  • April 15, 2011

    CVS Pays $17.5M To End False Claims Act Suit

    CVS Pharmacy Inc. has agreed to pay $17.5 million to resolve allegations that it duped government insurance programs in 10 states into reimbursing the pharmacy more than it was owed, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday.

  • April 15, 2011

    Subcontractors Spar Over Tenn. DOE Complex Costs

    A third-party defendant in a fight over compensation for a $119 million government complex contract in Tennessee filed a lawsuit against a subcontractor Thursday accusing it of causing costly delays on the project.

  • April 15, 2011

    Feds Want Kuwaiti Co. Arraigned In $70M Fraud Case

    Federal prosecutors asked a Georgia federal judge on Thursday to compel the arraignment of a Kuwaiti company accused of overcharging the U.S. military by $70 million for food brought to American troops, despite the company's recent appeal in the case.

  • April 15, 2011

    House Begins Drafting 2012 Defense Bill

    The House Armed Services Committee announced Friday that it would begin formally considering proposals from lawmakers and military officials to set the U.S. Department of Defense's policy and procurement agenda for fiscal year 2012.

  • April 15, 2011

    Customers Pick Up Deal In Trash Hauling Antitrust Suit

    Hundreds of customers of two waste disposal companies can share in a $600,000 settlement from an antitrust suit against an incarcerated garbage czar who allegedly inflated prices and rigged bids for trash-hauling contracts, Connecticut's attorney general said Thursday.

  • April 15, 2011

    GAO Says US Improperly Paid Out $125B In 2010

    More than 70 programs at 20 federal agencies handed out $125.4 billion in improper payments during the last fiscal year, despite legislative efforts to improve transparency and reduce payment mistakes, according to a report released Friday.

  • April 14, 2011

    VA Subcontractor Slapped With Fraud, Contract Suit

    Aquilent Inc., which provides information technology support to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, sued its subcontractor in Virginia on Thursday over an alleged breach of contract that jeopardizes the company's effort to upgrade and maintain VA databases.

  • April 14, 2011

    Health Care Co. Owners Cop To $200M Medicare Fraud

    The owners of Miami-based American Therapeutic Corp. pled guilty Thursday to masterminding a complex eight-year Medicare fraud scheme involving more than $200 million in fraudulent claims.

  • April 14, 2011

    Thompson Coburn Adds Foley Gov't Contracts Atty

    Thompson Coburn LLP announced Thursday it had expanded its government contracts practice in Washington with the addition of Jeff Newman, who joined the firm as partner from Foley & Lardner LLP.

  • April 14, 2011

    Alleged NSA Leaker Loses Bid To Trim Charges

    A Maryland federal judge on Wednesday declined to dismiss five criminal counts against a former National Security Agency official accused of leaking information to the press about alleged waste in the development of a government digital information gathering system.

  • April 14, 2011

    Ex-NJ Mayor Gets 6.5 Years In Corruption Case

    A New Jersey federal judge sentenced former Perth Amboy, N.J., mayor Joseph Vas on Tuesday to 6 1/2 years in prison and ordered him to pay $163,200 on public corruption and fraud convictions related to misuse of federal housing funds.

  • April 14, 2011

    Senate Committee Advances Bid Protest Bill

    A Senate committee on Wednesday approved legislation that would extend the U.S. Government Accountability Office's jurisdiction to hear protests of certain task and delivery order contracts before it expires in May.

  • April 13, 2011

    Obama Proposes Major Cuts To Defense Budget

    President Barack Obama on Wednesday proposed a deficit-slashing plan that calls for $400 billion in cuts to defense spending, possibly affecting government contractors and building on U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates' earlier suggestions.

  • April 13, 2011

    Judge Upholds Cleaning Co.'s HUBZone Decertification

    A federal judge upheld a U.S. Small Business Administration decision that decertified RCD Cleaning Service Inc. as an entity located in a historically underutilized business zone, a move that made the company ineligible to compete for two military contracts.

  • April 13, 2011

    Judge Boots $52M Winstar Suit On Remand

    A federal judge on Tuesday nixed the remaining claims in a long-running suit against the U.S. over broken agreements made during the savings and loan crisis in the 1980s, leaving bank shareholders empty-handed after an appeals court tossed a previous $52 million judgment.

  • April 13, 2011

    SD Sen. Seeks To Ramp Up Private Gov't Contracts

    Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., reintroduced a bill on Tuesday that would force federal government agencies to rely more heavily on private contractors for goods and services, touting the measure as a way to save taxpayers money.

  • April 13, 2011

    Bill To Bar Contracts For Tax Delinquents Moves Ahead

    A U.S. House of Representatives committee approved legislation Wednesday that would prohibit federal contracts from being awarded to individuals and companies that have fallen substantially behind on U.S. tax payments.