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Are Pandemic-Related Contract Changes Compensable? Two Recent, Instructive Cases

By Dawn E. Stern and Ryan Carpenter of DLA Piper As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues, US government contractors are asking whether they...

Nothing Is Certain except Death, Taxes, and Now COVID-19 Contracts and Relief Funding Audits

Blank Rome - Despite COVID-19 article overload—and understandable fatigue—there is no doubt that there will be substantial audit activity related to COVID-19 contracts and...

‘COVID Penalty’ Could Cost Pentagon at Least $10 Billion in Contractor Claims

The Pentagon could soon be fielding upwards of $10 billion in coronavirus claims from defense companies looking for relief under COVID-19 relief legislation.

Costs of a Pandemic: Lessons for COVID-19 from a CBCA Decision on Epidemic-Related Costs

Vinson & Elkins - The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting government contractors now, so it will take time for COVID-19 related contract claims to be...

Contractor Claims in a COVID-19 World

Centre Law & Consulting - Our new COVID-19 (COVID) world brings special risks and unanticipated cost in the performance of federal contracts, particularly for...

CBCA Case Foreshadows Wave of COVID-19 Constructive Change Claims

Rogers Joseph O'Donnell - In Valerie Lewis Janitorial v. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA) held that a contractor...

The Intersection of Government Contracts and Bankruptcy Law in the Era of COVID-19

Arnold & Porter - This is the first in a series of articles examining the intersection of federal bankruptcy law with federal procurement law....

Contracting In The Fog of War: Recovering Costs Caused By an Epidemic

Morrison Foerster - In this post, we discuss the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals’ (CBCA) recent decision that a contractor’s additional costs incurred due...

A Lesson from the CBCA on Recovering COVID-19 Related Costs on Your Government Contract

Centre Law & Consulting - A recent decision from the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (“CBCA”) serves as a warning to government contractors as...

Request for Equitable Adjustment Success Not Guaranteed During Pandemics

Taft Law - In a timely decision, that should pique the interest of businesses performing government contracts during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Civilian Board...