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2013 National Defense Appropriations Act

On July 1, 2013, the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”) went into effect. This Act is the latest example of the legal trend towards making it easier to achieve “whistleblower” status and providing greater protections when one becomes a whistleblower. Simply put, it is now easier for millions of potential whistleblowers to achieve that […]

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Class Action Risk For Unpaid Internship Programs

The wave of class actions in the United States now includes a full frontal assault on unpaid internship programs, with plaintiffs’ attorneys securing some successful preliminary results in the Southern District of New York. These recent decisions should prompt all employers with unpaid internship programs to consult with qualified legal counsel to attempt to reduce […]

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Expanded New Legislation for P3s in Florida

One of the major benefits of a P3 project is that it enables public entities to undertake projects they might otherwise postpone or ignore due to lack of funds. P3 projects also create tens of thousands of jobs and project completion is dramatically accelerated over traditional Design-Bid-Build. There are several different types of P3 delivery […]

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Florida Passes New Individual Liability Legislation For Design Professionals

On April 24, 2013, Governor Rick Scott approved Senate Bill 286 which will permit business entities providing professional design services to limit by contract the personal liability of their individual employees or agents who are design professionals. Effective July 1, 2013, newly created Florida Statute §558.0035 allows a “design professional” (de ned in the statute […]

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California False Claims Act Admendment Affects State Contractors

On September 27, 2012, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 2492 (“AB 2492”) amending the California False Claims Act (“CFCA”),1 bringing it more into line with the Federal False Claims Act (“FFCA”).2 The amendments to the CFCA took effect on January 1, 2013. The impetus behind the amendment was the California Attorney General […]

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