Posts from 2014
Moore & Lee Named in the 2015 Edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms
Moore & Lee was selected as Tier 1 for Construction Law and Construction Litigation in both the National and Washington, DC Metro Area Rankings in the 2015 Edition of the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms.
Moore & Lee Promotes Windsor Lanzone to Of Counsel
Moore & Lee, LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of Windsor Lanzone to Of Counsel effective September 1, 2014. Ms. Lanzone joined Moore & Lee, LLP in 2006 after earning her J.D. from Rutgers School of Law – Newark and a B.A. from New York University. She began her career litigating construction law claims but later found a niche in the Firm’s healthcare section. Ms. Lanzone’s practice focuses on representing long term care providers as national litigation counsel, managing a variety of claims and lawsuits in federal and state courts throughout the country. She regularly assists clients with case evaluation, negotiation and resolution as well as risk management services pertaining to claims alleging negligence, abuse, and other matters.
Moore & Lee Attorneys Included in the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
Robert M. Moore and Charlie C.H. Lee were selected by their peers for inclusion in the most recent edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Construction Law and Litigation – Construction.
Executive Order Imposes New Obligations on Government Contractors
President Obama signed the “Fair Play and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order on July 31, 2014, targeting contractor compliance with Federal labor laws. The Executive Order creates new obligations, both pre- and post- award, on federal contracts for goods and services, including construction, that exceed $500,000. Read More…
Moore & Lee Welcomes Summer Associate
Moore & Lee is pleased to welcome Michael Dockins as a summer associate. Michael, who was formerly a paralegal at Moore & Lee, has just finished his first year at the University of Texas School of Law.
Virginia Federal Court Holds that the Filing of a Mechanic’s Lien does not Waive Right to Enforce Contractual Disputes Resolution Procedure
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia recently determined that the filing of a mechanic’s lien does not waive a party’s right to insist on the satisfaction of contractual conditions precedent to filing suit. In Dominion Transmission, Inc. v. Precision Pipeline, Inc., 2013 WL 5962939, a contractor and a utility company entered into an agreement for the construction of a pipeline in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Read More…
U.S. Court of Federal Claims Affirms that Risk of Increased Costs in Fixed-Price Contract Falls on Contractor
It is well established that in a fixed-price contract, the contractor bears the risk that the actual costs of performance may exceed the contract price. The recent decision in Agility Defense & Government Services, Inc. v. United States highlights the importance of that principle, even in cases where it appears safe to assume that a price adjustment will be granted. Read More…
Federal Circuit Limits Government’s Attempt to Shift the Risk of Differing Site Conditions to Contractor
In a recent opinion, the Federal Circuit limited the federal government’s ability to shift the risk of differing site conditions to a contractor. In Metcalf Construction Co., Inc. v. United States, 742 F.3d 984 (Fed. Cir. 2014), the government rejected a design-build contractor’s claim for additional compensation arising from the discovery of differing site conditions. Read More…
GAO’s Fiscal Year 2013 Annual Report Provides Valuable Insight as to Keys to Successful Protests
The GAO’s recent Bid Protest Annual Report to Congress shows that bid protesters have succeeded most often when challenging process-related issues, rather than the reasonableness of the agency’s decision. The annual report indicates that successful bid protests most commonly addressed: (1) failure to follow solicitation criteria; (2) unequal treatment; (3) inadequate documentation; and (4) unreasonable price and/or cost evaluations. Read More…
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 Signed into Law
On December 26, 2013, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2014 was signed into law. That law, along with broader ranging Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 (BBA), will impact government contracting in a number of ways, including new requirements for contracting with suspended/debarred entities, new requirements for small business acknowledgements and new regulations requiring prime contractors to review and monitor subcontractors’ subcontract plans. Read More…