Litigation

Soriano v. Forensic News, LLC: A First Look on How the GDPR May (Or May Not) Be Enforced on Non-EU Entities

Posted on March 4, 2021
On January 15, 2021, the England and Wales High Court issued a decision in Soriano v. Forensic News LLC, in which it interpreted and applied Articles 3 and 79(2) of the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Soriano tested the territorial reach of the GDPR and provides some guidance on when and...
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United States ex rel. Adams v. Dell Computer Corp.- Contractual Conditions Must be Material to the Government’s Decision to Pay

The plaintiff in this case alleges that Dell violated the False Claims Act (“FCA”) by knowingly selling a large number of computers to the United States government, which contain undisclosed security vulnerabilities. Dell moved to dismiss the case for failure to state a claim, which the court granted and dismissed the complaint. Although there...
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A Heads Up for Virginia Employers

Ward & Berry PLLC co-founder Daniel Ward discusses recent changes in Virginia prohibiting covenants not to compete with "low-wage employees," effective July 1, 2020. Virginia's definition of "low wage employee" may surprise you.    
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Don’t Cut Compliance

"Cutting compliance will only make things much worse." Ward & Berry PLLC co-founder Ryan Berry with an important compliance PSA for federal contractors. [video width="1280" height="720" mp4="/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Dont-Cut-Compliance.mp4"][/video]
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GOVERNMENT CONTRACTOR ALERT: NEW VIRGINIA EMPLOYMENT LAW

Attention federal contractors with operations in Virginia! There has been a sea change in Virginia employment law that greatly increases your exposure to lawsuits in Virginia state courts. Read on… Virginia has long been extremely protective of the at-will employment doctrine and (apart from narrow public policy exceptions) barred direct lawsuits by employees alleging...
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Pandemic Implications for Government Contractors: How the FAR Covers COVID-19

Developed in conjunction with our friends at The Pulse of GovCon, and from the desk of Ryan Bradel, Partner at Ward & Berry PLLC, here is what government contractors should know while navigating the COVID-19 pandemic: I.       Introduction The last week has seen a stunning advance in the breadth of the Coronavirus...
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