Stephen Ruscus Quoted in Law360 about Impactful Government Contracts Cases

News / July 8, 2022

On July 8, 2022, Partner Stephen Ruscus was quoted in a Law360 article, “Top Gov’t Contract Cases in 2022: Midyear Report.” Discussing a case in which a federal circuit court panel found that a mandatory source (one that employs disabled workers) for a contract does not need to have bid to complain, Ruscus says, “It wasn’t surprising that that the court … declared that somebody who was guaranteed the business should be deemed a prospective bidder with the right to complain if he didn't get the business.” The case involved SEKRI Inc., a participant in the federal AbilityOne program. Under the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act of 1938, amended 1971 and 1994, federal agencies must source certain items from nonprofits that employ the blind and severely disabled.

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