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Matthew DeVries

Matt is a construction & litigation attorney at Burr & Forman LLP and father of seven young kids.

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Between A Rock and A Hard Place: How the Severin Doctrine May Relate to Your Statute of Limitations Period

Posted in Bid Protest, Case Law, Claims, Federal Construction, Legal Trends
I previously blogged about the rules relating to pass-through claims, where a prime contractor’s recovery from an owner for damages suffered by its subcontractor is limited in certain circumstances.  In the post, I talked about a “past-through-plus” claim based upon the Severin doctrine, which provides a prime contractor cannot sue an owner on behalf of one… Continue Reading

No Lump on the Head for One Contractor’s Failure to Follow Public Bid Instructions

Posted in Best Practices, Bid Protest, Federal Construction
In our house of chaos, rules are especially important.  And when you don’t follow the rules—like no jumping on the furniture—you could end up with a lump on your head.  Just ask Jackson. In the world of government contracts, you know that rules, instructions, and directions should be followed precisely.  In the case of Silver… Continue Reading