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URS’s Digital Signature Enough to Advance $1 Million Claim

URS Federal Services Inc. may proceed with a $1 million Air Force contract costs claim because a digital signature from the company’s vice president on the claim satisfied certification requirements under the Contract Disputes Act, a contracting board ruled.

Law Firm That Investigated State Lawyer’s Bias Claim May Be Sued

A Seattle law firm that contracted with the Washington state attorney general’s office to investigate a sexual-orientation discrimination claim by one of the AG’s lawyers may be sued over his firing despite a state free-speech law, the Washington Court of Appeals ruled.

Aetna, Bayer Fraud Case Ended at Justice Department’s Request

The U.S. Justice Department convinced the District of Rhode Island to end a False Claims Act suit against pharmaceutical manufacturers and pharmacy benefit managers including Bayer Health Pharmaceuticals Inc., Biogen Inc., Aetna Inc., and Cigna Corp., among others.

U.S. Wanting to Buy Fewer Chinooks Sees U.K., U.A.E. Buying More

Boeing Co. is close to selling 24 Chinook helicopters to the United Arab Emirates and the U.K., according to Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy, a move that may assuage U.S. lawmakers who have rejected his service’s plans to curtail its purchases of the aircraft.

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