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Don’t Underestimate the Force (Majeure)…and Be Sure You Understand It!

Miles & Stockbridge - With the onset of COVID-19, there is increased attention on force majeure clauses – what they are, when they can...

Pentagon IG Offers Advice for Effective Contracting During Pandemic

With billions of dollars in CARES Act funding yet to be spent and several billion more potentially in the appropriations pipeline, it’s far too...

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...