Year: 2012

New FAR Provision Requiring Faster Payment to Subcontractors On Horizon

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12/19/2012Lowenstein, Neil S.

A proposed rule is scheduled for publication in the Federal Register today that would add a new FAR clause requiring accelerated payments to small business subcontractors. This would implement the temporary policy by the Office of Management and Budget, Policy Memo M-12-16, July 2012. Accelerated payments would be to the “maximum extent possible” and tied… Read more »

Virginia Business Magazine Lists Vandeventer Black Attorneys to Virginia’s Legal Elite for 2012

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12/07/2012Brennan, Mark S.

Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce that attorneys from the Firm have been selected by their peers as Virginia’s “Legal Elite” for 2012. Since 2000, in cooperation with the Virginia Bar Association, Virginia Business Magazine has asked lawyers throughout the Commonwealth to nominate the most outstanding representatives of their profession in 16 practice categories…. Read more »

Safety Checklist Being Considered by OSHA Advisory Panel for Federal Projects

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12/07/2012Lowenstein, Neil S.

OSHA’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health released information at its recent November 28 meeting that it is drafting a proposal that would require construction companies bidding on federal projects to provide details about their safety records and preventative programs, and that they are developing a checklist for that purpose. The information requested was… Read more »

Mazzeo Joins Law Offices of Vandeventer Black

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11/26/2012Mazzeo, Anthony J.

NORFOLK, VA. –  Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce that Anthony J. Mazzeo has joined the Firm’s Norfolk office. Tony concentrates his law practice primarily in government contracts, ship repair, construction, environmental, and maritime law.  He is licensed in Virginia, Washington D.C. and Florida. Tony was commissioned as a naval officer upon graduating from the… Read more »

Virginia Supreme Court Adopts Supervisor Liability Cause of Action

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11/13/2012Lowenstein, Neil S.

In an extension of wrongful discharge liability, the Virginia Supreme Court recently concluded in the recent majority decision in VanBuren v. Grubb that supervisors could be sued in tort for their involvement in a wrongful discharge. The majority court rejected the minority position that only an employer has the ability to hire or fire employees,… Read more »

Vandeventer Black Selected as the 2012 HRUHCA Associate of the Year

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11/12/2012Vandeventer Black

NORFOLK. – Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce that the Firm has been selected as the Associate Member of the year by The Hampton Roads Utility and Heavy Contractors Association (HRUHCA).  The award is given to Vandeventer Black for the firm’s commitment and long-time support to the association.  Vandeventer Black has been members of… Read more »

Rixey Joins Law Offices of Vandeventer Black

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11/07/2012Rixey, III, James B.

NORFOLK, VA. – The law offices of Vandeventer Black LLP are pleased to announce that James Rixey, III has joined the firm as an associate at the firms’ Norfolk office.  Jay’s practice includes a wide variety of matters, including Business, Banking and Finance, Commercial Real Estate, Maritime, and Trust and Estates Law.  Jay is admitted to… Read more »

GAO Sets Notice Standard for Price Realism Evaluations

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11/07/2012Lowenstein, Neil S.

On October 18, 2012, the General Accountability Office (GAO) issued its decision in Emerigent Technologies, Inc., B-407006 addressing an agency’s use of price realism evaluations. While the GAO reaffirmed that agency’s have that discretion, the GAO emphasized that before an agency can do so it must provide clear notice alerting offerors of that intention. The… Read more »