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Don't Be Harmed by the "Present Effect" Rule

In a long and detailed opinion, the Office of Hearings and Appeals (“OHA”) of the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) discusses many of...

Don't Forget the Christian Doctrine

Under the “Christian Doctrine,” the standard bond requirements in construction contracts are incorporated by operation of law, even if...

Mistakes in Certifying Your Claim

In a recent Civilian Board of Contract Appeals case, Development Alternatives, Inc. v. Agency for Int’l Dev., CBCA 5942 et. al, September...

Use Caution with Rubber Stamps

Is a rubber stamped signature of the President of a company on a release of claims valid? The Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, under...