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A Refresher For Gov’t Contractors On Bid Protest Intervention

Law360 (October 7, 2020, 4:29 PM EDT) — As a result of increased government spending at the end of the government’s fiscal year — the 12-month period beginning on Oct. 1 and ending on Sept. 30 — the number of bid protest filings peaks in October. Accordingly, government contractors should be particularly mindful this time of year of their rights with respect to intervening in bid protests both at the U.S. Government Accountability Office and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

In this regard, this article provides a user-friendly refresher for government contractors on the process for intervening in bid protests and provides 10 reasons why government contractors should…

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U.S. Supreme Court divided over Google’s bid to end Oracle’s Android copyright lawsuit

(Reuters) — The U.S. Supreme Court appeared divided on Wednesday as it considered whether to protect Alphabet Inc’s Google from a long-running lawsuit by Oracle accusing it of infringing Oracle copyrights to build the Android operating system that runs most of the world’s smartphones.

The shorthanded court, down one justice following last month’s death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, heard oral arguments in Google’s appeal of a lower court ruling reviving the lawsuit in which Oracle has sought at least $8 billion in damages.

Some of the eight justices expressed concern that Google simply copied Oracle’s software code instead of innovating and creating its own for mobile devices. Others emphasized that siding with Oracle could give software developers too much power with potentially harmful effects on the technology industry.

A jury cleared Google in 2016, but the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit overturned that decision in

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U.S. Supreme Court divided over Google bid to end Oracle copyright suit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court appeared divided on Wednesday as it considered whether to protect Alphabet Inc’s Google from a long-running lawsuit by Oracle Corp accusing it of infringing Oracle copyrights to build the Android operating system that runs most of the world’s smartphones.

FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Supreme Court is seen through the U.S. Capitol columns in Washington, U.S. September 29, 2020. REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo

The shorthanded court, down one justice following last month’s death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, heard oral arguments in Google’s appeal of a lower court ruling reviving the lawsuit in which Oracle has sought at least $8 billion in damages.

Some of the eight justices expressed concern that Google simply copied Oracle’s software code instead of innovating and creating its own for mobile devices. Others emphasized that siding with Oracle could give software developers too much power with

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U.S. Supreme Court divided over Google bid to end Oracle …

(Adds end of arguments, fresh quotes from justices)

By Jan Wolfe and Andrew Chung

WASHINGTON, Oct 7 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court appeared divided on Wednesday as it considered whether to protect Alphabet Inc’s Google from a long-running lawsuit by Oracle Corp accusing it of infringing Oracle copyrights to build the Android operating system that runs most of the world’s smartphones.

The shorthanded court, down one justice following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg last month, heard oral arguments in Google’s appeal of a lower court ruling reviving the lawsuit in which Oracle has sought at least $8 billion in damages.

Some of the eight justices expressed concern that Google simply copied Oracle’s software code instead of innovating and creating its own for mobile devices. Others emphasized that siding with Oracle could give software developers too much power with potentially harmful effects on the technology industry.

A jury cleared

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Supreme Court divided over Google bid to end Oracle copyright suit

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court appeared divided on Wednesday as it considered whether to protect Alphabet Inc’s <GOOGL.O> Google from a long-running lawsuit by Oracle Corp <ORCL.N> accusing it of infringing Oracle copyrights to build the Android operating system that runs most of the world’s smartphones.

The shorthanded court, down one justice following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg last month, heard oral arguments in Google’s appeal of a lower court ruling reviving the lawsuit in which Oracle has sought at least $8 billion in damages.

Some of the eight justices expressed concern that Google simply copied Oracle’s software code instead of innovating and creating its own for mobile devices. Others emphasized that siding with Oracle could give software developers too much power with potentially harmful effects on the technology

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Contractor issues bid on Cheniere Spillway, bridge project

MONROE, La. (KNOE) – Officials are one step closer in restoring the Cheniere Spillway and bridge.



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The Louisiana Department of Transportation announced a contractor issued a bid on the project for $9.4 million.

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“Because we held the state to their promise, they made a promise to replace it for free, and we held them to them and now we’re getting it replaced where it won’t cost Ouachita Parish a dime,” said Jack Clampit.

The bridge and spillway were damaged by the floods of March 2016, and DOTD agreed to fully fund the project due to an original agreement to repair the already worn out structure.

When the flood hit, Police Juror Jack Clampit said they never budgeted or requested money from FEMA because the state already told the parish they would replace it.

After years of debate and discussion,

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Klang Valley double tracking contractor fails in second bid to get injunction

The KVDT 2 spans 110km, involving two KTM railway tracks – one from Salak South to Seremban and the other from a point between Kuala Lumpur Sentral and Angkasapuri to Port Klang.

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here was told that the government has issued an official letter to terminate the contract for the Klang Valley Double Tracking Phase 2 rehabilitation project (KVDT2) awarded to contractor Dhaya Maju-LTAT.

Senior federal counsel Nik Mohd Noor Nik Kar, appearing for the government and Transport Minister Wee Ka Siong, told this to High Court judge Aliza Sulaiman during the hearing of Dhaya Maju-LTAT’s bid to obtain a new injunction.

Dhaya Maju-LTAT was seeking a second injunction, known as Erinford injunction, pending its appeal against the court’s decision to turn down an earlier request for a temporary injunction, pending the disposal of its lawsuit against the government for alleged breach of contract.

“To update

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Kitchen Remodeling Bid – Is an Allowance in Your Bid Something to Avoid?

If you are taking bids for your new kitchen remodeling project, then most likely you have seen allowances on your bids. So what is an allowance any way and is it really something to avoid? There has been a great deal written about avoiding the allowance trap. Let’s clear this up. As a contractor an allowance is nothing more than a tool.

Let’s say you have invited a contractor to bid your kitchen remodeling project. You know what you are looking for in terms of cabinets and arrangements, but you do not want to waste time picking out lighting fixtures, plumbing fixtures, and tile until you know you can afford the new kitchen. Makes sense, right? Of course it does and that’s why contractors use allowances. Instead of leaving the tile out of the bid, they allot an amount for the tile. It’s that simple. But what if they allot … Read More