Winter 2013, Volume 42, Number 2

Public Contract Law Journal, the quarterly scholarly publication of the ABA Public Contract Law Section, is committed to the publication articles that present analysis and insight into issues affecting the broad scope of public contract law and procurement at the federal, state, and municipal levels. The Journal stands within the legal community as a focal point for the examination of timely legal issues confronting the public contract community.

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Public Contract Law Journal
Volume 42 Number 2
Winter 2013


Evidence from the False Claims Act: Does Private Enforcement Attract Excessive Litigation?
David Kwok

Sidestepping the Point-Estimate Fallacy: How to Improve the Quality of Government Procurement Decisions by Evaluating the Predictive Value of Cost Realism Analyses
Per David Midboe

Corruption in Municipal Procurement: Foreclosing Challenges of Disappointed Bidders--Augusta, Georgia, and the Need for Reform
Robert A. Mullins

The "Significant Change in the Character of the Work" Clause: Uncertain Federalism in Highway Construction Contracts 
James P. Wiezel


Safeguarding Opportunities for America's Wounded Warriors: A Proposed Solution to Subcontracting Abuse in the Service-Disableed Veteran-Owned Small Business Program and the Veterans First Contracting Program
Nichole A. Best

To Pay or Not to Pay: Reducing Improper Payments Through the "Do Not Pay" List
Rachel Cohn

FAR (8.602) Gone: A Proposal to Maintain the Benefits of Prison Work Programs Despite the Restructuring of Federal Prison Industries' Mandatory Source Status
Michael C. Groh

Deterring Compliance: The Effect of Mandatory Debarment Under the European Union Procurement Directives on Domestic Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Prosecutions
Lauren O. Youngman

Moot Court

Affirmative Defenses After Maropakis and the Affirmative Misconduct Element in Equitable Estoppel: The 2012 McKenna Long & Aldridge "Gilbert A. Cuneo" Government Contracts Moot Court Competition
Collin D. Swan, James Tucker, Tyler Evans, Anna Karass, Charles Kruly, and Brittany Warren



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