How to Win Your Case but Lose Your Attorneys’ Fees

How to Win Your Case but Lose Your Attorneys’ Fees

Having litigated a case for years and negotiated a hefty settlement with the Department of Justice—being paid your attorneys’ fees and costs for handling the litigation would seem to be a given. Maybe not. In 2017, a class of former employees at the Department of...
Why Government Contract Terms Matter

Why Government Contract Terms Matter

The North American Landscaping, Construction and Dredge Company contracted with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to maintain the dredging of a creek in Virginia. The Corps was to pay North American based on the quantity of material it removed from the creek bed. The...
Taking Discovery Disputes to Court

Taking Discovery Disputes to Court

On March 31, 1992, Mingo Logan and United Affiliates entered into a lease, which allowed Mingo Logan to operate a coal mine (known as Spruce No. 1) in West Virginia. In 2007, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a Section 404 wetland permit to Mingo Logan. Under...