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The Growing Split Over Whether the FCA’s Public Disclosure Bar is Still a Jurisdictional Limitation

Posted in False Claims
In March, we published an article entitled “New Questions Regarding The Jurisdictionality Of The FCA’s Public Disclosure Bar: Potential Hurdles And Increased Costs In Defending Against Parasitic Qui Tam Actions,” The Government Contractor, Vol. 55, No. 12 (Mar. 27, 2013). We explored whether, given the 2010 amendments to the civil False Claims Act (FCA) under… Continue Reading

Last Day Filings at the CBCA: Time is Not on Your Side

Posted in Legal Developments
The Civilian Board of Contract Appeals reminded us last week how unforgiving the Board’s timeliness rules can be for unsuspecting contractors.  In Schunck v. General Services Administration, January 31, 2013, CBCA No. 3079, the Board dismissed the appellant’s case because it was not timely filed under the Contract Disputes Act (CDA), 41 U.S.C. § 7101,… Continue Reading

Fifth Circuit Weighs In on Where to Find Jurisdiction for In-Sourcing Claims

Posted in In-Sourcing
On December 29, 2011, the Fifth Circuit issued its opinion in Rothe Development, Inc. v. United States Department of Defense, No. 11-50101 (5th Cir. Dec. 29, 2011), affirming the district court’s dismissal of an in-sourcing claim for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction. Under the Tucker Act, the Court of Federal Claims is vested with exclusive jurisdiction over… Continue Reading

The Court of Federal Claim’s Task and Delivery Order Jurisdiction May Be Back in Play

Posted in Bid Protest
In September, I wrote about the Court of Federal Claims’ decision in MED Trends, Inc. v. United States, No. 11-420 (Fed. Cl. Sept. 13, 2011), where the Court concluded that it now enjoys jurisdiction over civilian task and delivery order procurements of any dollar value. Prior to this ruling, pursuant to 41 U.S.C. § 4106(f), protests of… Continue Reading

New Federal Circuit Decision May Impact Contractor Defenses To Government Claims

Posted in Claims
On June 17, 2010, the Federal Circuit majority ruled in M. Maropakis Carpentry, Inc. v. U.S. that it had no jurisdiction over the contractor’s defense, based on excusable delay, to the Navy’s liquidated damages claim for late completion, because the contractor had not filed a fully compliant “claim” under the Contract Disputes Act “CDA” (41… Continue Reading