January 29, 2015
American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law
Sponsored By: ABA
January 29, 2015 | 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Spotlight on JAMS Speaker: Philip L. Bruner, Esq.
Topic: How to Avoid Fraud Claims and Other Penalties When Seeking Additional Compensation from the Federal Government
In Daewoo Eng. & Constr. Co. v. United States, the Federal Circuit upheld a $50.6 million award against a contractor who submitted a false claim of $64 million. Daewoo fundamentally altered the way we think about fraud and claims for payment. Similarly, in Morse Diesel Int’l v. United States a contractor that sued for less than $500,000 because of a dispute over the appropriate credit to be given the government for deleted work was hit with a counterclaim of almost $7.3 million as a result of violations of the Anti-Kickback Act and False Claims Act for reimbursement of payment bond premiums on four, unrelated projects. This session will provide an overview of the major mistakes that cost these contractors millions of dollars and how to advise our clients and develop the right litigation strategies to avoid claims like those encountered in Daewoo and Morse Diesel.
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