Category Archives: Legal Decisions

Court of Federal Claims Continues Injunctions of Student Loan Debt Collection Contracts

The Court of Federal Claims continued preliminary injunctions because the court became aware of issues with the government’s student loan program, and it was necessary to preserve the status quo until the protests of the contract awards for debt collection … Continue reading

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Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces FAR Rule Enjoined

One day before an October 25, 2016, effective date, the District Court for the Eastern District of Texas enjoined on a nationwide basis the implementation of portions of the final rule issued in FAC 2005-90 and related Department of Labor … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Rejects Limits on VOSB Set-Asides

Reversing the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Supreme Court held the requirement for the Department of Veterans Affairs to use Rule of Two set-aside procedures is not limited to contracts necessary to meet the VA’s veteran-owned small … Continue reading

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DOJ Recovers Over $3.5 Billion from False Claims Act Cases in FY 2015

The Department of Justice announced today that it obtained more than $3.5 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and false claims against the government in the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015. This is the fourth … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Rules on WSLA, FCA’s First-to-File Rule

The Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit’s holding a qui tam False Claims Act action was timely, because the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act applies only to criminal offenses, not to civil claims. The Court also … Continue reading

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Negligent Audit Claim Barred by Discretionary Function Exception

The District Court for the District of Delaware granted the government’s motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction because a contractor’s allegations the Defense Contract Audit Agency violated the Federal Tort Claims Act were barred by the discretionary function exception. … Continue reading

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$657 Million FCA Award against Jet Engine Contractor Reversed

A False Claims Act damages award was reversed and remanded by the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit because the district court did not properly account for the role competition played in determining the fair market value of the … Continue reading

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