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What’s the Purpose of a Bid Protest? Section 809 Panel Suggests An Answer

Counseling clients and prospective clients on a potential bid protest, we often ask: Why would you like to file this protest? Of course, the answer inevitably involves the discussion of a flaw (or several) in the evaluation process that, had they not been committed, would have resulted in a different award decision. In its latest report, the Section 809 Panel offers another consideration: Will this protest ensure confidence in the acquisition system? Before diving into the recommendations from its January 2019 report, let’s first step back and remind ourselves why the Section 809 Panel exists. Named after the section of the 2016 NDAA that brought it into existence, the Panel is tasked with reviewing the acquisition system and, where necessary, making recommendations to ensure that the Department of Defense is able to effectively buy the items needed to best equip its warfighters. As part of this call, the Panel took an in-depth look at the bid protest….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Marketing Cultural Change

By now, almost everyone has seen the new Gillette ad criticizing toxic masculinity and urging men to be better men: Reactions range from offense at Gillette's corporate moralizing to genuine appreciation and celebration. Slate captured the corporate logic effectively: The….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Sears Won’t Close Yet as Its Chairman, Edward Lampert, Fends Off Creditors

Mr. Lampert, a hedge fund manager, was the only bidder in a closed-door auction this week who sought to keep Sears operating as a “going concern.”.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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SEC Adopts Obama-Era Mining Disclosures

On October 31, 2018 the SEC adopted new mining disclosure requirements that were originally proposed under the Obama Administration. (Andrew Ramonas, Bloomberg Law). According to an agency press release, the amendments, which modify both the Securities Act of 1933 (Securities Act) and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Exchange Act), will “provide investors with a more comprehensive understanding of a registrant’s mining properties, which should help them make more informed investment decisions.” (SEC, Press Release). The new rules eliminate and update Industry Guide 7, the current set of rules that have been called “woefully out of date.” (Anderson, Brenkert, and Doerksen, Dorsey & Whitney LLP).One major change in the proposed rules is an update to the required mineral resource disclosures in both the Exchange Act and Securities Act filings. Where the old rules required only the disclosure of a mining operation’s mineral reserves, the….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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A Framework for European Competition Law Co-ordinated Diversity

Christopher Townley offers A Framework for European Competition Law Co-ordinated Diversity. BOOK ABSTRACT: This book asks whether the current push to increase uniformity in substantive and procedural competition policy and enforcement in Europe, as well as in related institutional structures,….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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