SLS trial attorney Laura Fraher was recently published in the latest edition of the DRI Newsletter, The Critical Path, on the topic of drafting subcontracts with strong prompt payment protection as provided by the Prompt Payment Act of 1982.
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Last week, Loudoun County’s Board of Supervisors voted 5 to 4 to support extending Metro’s Silver Line to Dulles International Airport and into eastern Loudoun County at an estimated cost of $6 billion. This vote may be the last hurdle before the project’s construction and comes after the parties resolved a labor and Gov. McDonnell withdrew his threat to withhold $150...
Companies who contract with the Federal Government (“Government”) must follow specific statutory processes if they have disputes on those projects. Similarly, companies who contract with state or local public agencies should always consult the governing local law or regulation because public agencies frequently have their own disputes processes.
In an issue of first impression for this jurisdiction, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia recently held that the Prompt Payment Act, 31 U.S.C. §§ 3901-3907 does not create a private right of action for subcontractors to sue prime contractors for interest, penalties and fees.
The Prompt Payment Act (“PPA”) was...
On Thursday, President Obama introduced the American Jobs Act in front of a joint session of Congress. The Act, as heralded by the administration, is designed in part to create new jobs for the construction industry. In introducing the Act, the President said:
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recently opened the door for federal-government contractors to protest civilian agency task or delivery orders at the GAO regardless of the order's value. See Technatomy Corp., B-405130.
On May 31, 2011, the Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration issued a joint interim rule that incorporates “Green Building” concepts into the Federal Acquisition Regulations (“FAR”).