Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Defense Base Act’s Exclusive Workers Compensation Scheme for Overseas

[Translate] The Defense Base Act’s Exclusive Workers Compensation Scheme for Overseas Dentons USA December 11 2015 Understanding the preemptive role of the Defense Base Act (‘‘DBA’’) is crucial for any federal government contractor performing overseas work for the U.S. military … Continue reading

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You last chance to do the right thing

[Translate] Okay, it is now officially the most important day of the year, my birthday. So, since none of you have yet responded to my past appeals to help financially support this blog how about doing it now? IDon’t think … Continue reading

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KBR’s Bid To Nix Burn Pit Claims Punted Over Discovery

[Translate] KBR’s Bid To Nix Burn Pit Claims Punted Over Discovery Share us on:  By Michael Macagnone Law360, Washington (December 23, 2015, 3:47 PM ET) — A Maryland federal judge stayed KBR‘s move to ax allegations it operated a burn … Continue reading

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4th Circ. Hands DynCorp Win, Tosses $6M Discrimination Suit

[Translate] 4th Circ. Hands DynCorp Win, Tosses $6M Discrimination Suit Share us on:  By Michael Macagnone Law360, Washington (December 15, 2015, 7:06 PM ET) — A Fourth Circuit panel on Monday affirmed the dismissal of a $6 million suit alleging … Continue reading

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Afghan businessman accused of bribing U.S. troops, including two former Fort Bragg soldiers

[Translate] Afghan businessman accused of bribing U.S. troops, including two former Fort Bragg soldiers By Drew Brooks, Military editor Updated Dec 29, 2015 Criminal charges have been filed against an Afghan businessman accused of bribing U.S. troops. A complaint filed … Continue reading

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U.S. ex rel. Badr v. Triple Canopy, Inc., 775 F.3d 628 (4th Cir. 2015)

[Translate] False Claims Act: 2015 Year in Review Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP USA December 18 2015 … U.S. ex rel. Badr v. Triple Canopy, Inc., 775 F.3d 628 (4th Cir. 2015) In Triple Canopy, the Fourth Circuit joined several other … Continue reading

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Zero Footprint

[Translate] Zero Footprint By Simon Chase and Ralph Pezzullo A dramatic insider account of the world of private military contracting. Armored cars, burner phones, top-notch weaponry and top-secret missions—this is the life of today’s private military contractor. Like author Simon … Continue reading

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Who is Unity Resources Group?

[Translate] Who is Unity Resources Group? Jessicah Mendes and Scott Mitchell Updated 15 Sep 2010, 12:38am Photo: Two Armenian women were killed when their car came too close to a convoy protected by URG. (Supplied) Related Story: Chilean mercenaries guarding … Continue reading

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Security fears over new Baghdad embassy guards

[Translate] Security fears over new Baghdad embassy guards Paola Totaro The Australian December 31, 2015 12:00AM Staff at the Australian embassy in Baghdad could be under the watch of inexperienced guards with limited background checks and inadequate training from tomorrow, … Continue reading

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Taxes–Foreign Contracts in Afghanistan

[Translate] [Federal Register Volume 80, Number 250 (Wednesday, December 30, 2015)] [Rules and Regulations] [Pages 81467-81470] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2015-32870] ======================================================================= ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System … Continue reading

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