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U.S. Senate passes bill requiring prescription drug ads to include prices

On Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed (85-7) the fiscal year 2019 minibus appropriations bill (H.R.6157) that would fund the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education, attaching to it a large amendment package.  The bill includes S.Amdt. 3964, an amendment introduced by Sens. Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) that provides

Surviving the Government Shutdown

The following discussion provides several general pointers for contractors seeking advice on surviving the current government shutdown. Initially, it is important to understand that in many instances a contractor’s compliance obligations do not cease simply because the government has shuttered.  For example, reporting websites, including the System for Award Management (SAM), the Electronic Subcontracting Reporting

Hogan Lovells Client Alert Highlights Considerations for Contractors in Wake of New Procurement Rule Limiting Terms of Service for Online Social Media Applications

On June 25, Hogan Lovells’ Government Contracts Practice published a client alert on the June 21 interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) by preventing federal agencies from agreeing to terms of service (“TOS”) agreements and End User License Agreements (“EULAs”) with open-ended indemnification clauses.  Through the interim rule, President Obama’s Administration is attempting

Supreme Court Rules Agencies Must Honor Contract Obligations Even if “Subject to the Availability of Appropriations”

Co-Authored by Agnes P. Dover, Partner and Director of Hogan Lovells’ Government Contracts Practice In the only government contract case it considered this term, Salazar, Secretary of the Interior, et al. v. Ramah Navajo Chapter et al., the Supreme Court of the United States addressed the question of whether a federal agency is excused from paying