Month: November 2012

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 »