Month: November 2012

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 »

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 »