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Government Contracts Questions & Answers

Q: At what age in the state of Illinois could a kid determine who they live?

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts, Public Benefits and Family Law for Illinois on
Answered on Dec 7, 2017

There are procedures to have yourself declared an emancipated minor. Other than those, if the issue is custody a judge looks at what parent is likely to provide for you better, to oversee you better, and frankly to provide discipline better. Your thoughts would be taken into consideration but aren't decisive. Understand if you are emancipated that also means no one has to support you.
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Q: Where do I get the waiver form to fill out for my Indiana license reinstatement?

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Government Contracts, Public Benefits and Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Answered on Dec 6, 2017

If you have not yet gotten your reinstatement fees waived you can go online to and find the information and the forms. If you do not have a computer, then consider the public library.
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Q: Need Statute of limitations, tolling, and union-related info for breach of contract case in New York.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law and Government Contracts for New York on
Answered on Dec 2, 2017

Wow. You really should retain private counsel but probably already know that most of us will ask for a substantial retainer to get involved past the 11th hour with these facts.

Yours is no easy case.

As a union member the collective bargaining agreement is key. All members are governed by it. If you were in an Article 75 proceeding and are now appealing that determination in your Article 78 did you raise the issue in the first one and does substantial evidence support whatever...
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Q: Will a dismissed felony charge in georgia prevent me from obtaining a florida salesman liquor license?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Criminal Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Government Contracts for Florida on
Answered on Dec 1, 2017

Sorry, your question is too broad and would require an attorney to research the issue. I suggest that your consult with an attorney in your area or the area where you desire to open the Liquor store about this issue.

Good Luck,
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Q: Is there a legal dating contract for two families to sign regarding their kids relationship?

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts, Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Oct 25, 2017

The parents can agree but if there was hanky panky the state could try to claim it was statutory rape. Your parents have a point.
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Q: I was to partner on a contract bid for the city of Florida. They submitted my tax returns to prove what my salary would

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Government Contracts for Florida on
Answered on Oct 23, 2017

Just not enough information listed here to say for sure. I suggest that you consult with a litigation attorney in the Miami area on this issue to see if you have a case. (I am located in North West Florida, so I am too far away to be able to help you).
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Q: If a government contract specifies they want a certain number of people in my business and accept my proposal based on

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts for New York on
Answered on Oct 19, 2017

Hire a replacement. Am I missing something? Feel free to email me if you want to discuss further.
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Q: My MIL passed away, and was a part of low income housing program in Las Vegas, and we feel there was severe neglect

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts, Landlord - Tenant and Wrongful Death for Nevada on
Answered on Oct 10, 2017

Suggest you contact a member of the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association who handles things like nursing home neglect. They give free consults. Generally, the landlord would not be under a duty to get the tenant help. I'm surprised they let it go that far, but I don't see a jury saying they had to do the duty of a department of aging social worker. Let's face it, I'm not hearing the family was hammering on the health department, the aging department or social services to get her into a nursing...
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Q: In NY State, in the public sector unionized workplaces, how do the parties (workers and employers) enforce their rights?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Government Contracts for New York on
Answered on Oct 9, 2017

This is a very broad question that can be answered in many ways, but broadly in New York there is legislation (the Taylor Law) that sets up a system of procedures and protections for public sector employers and employees. Under this system, employees have to serve a probationary period after they are hired, but after that probationary period, most employees are protected by "just cause" job protections. That is, the employer must have an objectively good reason to terminate an employee, which...
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Q: What is the Federal Acquisition Regulation and how does it affect businesses that want to bid on government contracts?

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts for New York on
Answered on Sep 20, 2017

It's a set of standards for RFP's, bids , vendors, etc. Yes, you need to follow it. Reach out to me privately if you have more questions.
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Q: What does the wisconsin statue 178 state?

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Government Contracts and Public Benefits for Wisconsin on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017

This is a link to Chapter 178 of the Wisconsin Statutes:
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Q: What is the process by which to ensure my company can bid on government construction contracts? Do I need to get a

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts for New York on
Answered on Sep 1, 2017

No lawyer is needed, every locale has it's own procurement / RFP rules. A lawyer can come in handy if you lose and the bidding was unfair or rigged.
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Q: If I successfully completed diversion for a criminal misdemeanor in Kansas back in 2011, am I still convicted?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Discrimination and Government Contracts for Kansas on
Answered on Aug 15, 2017

If you successfully completed diversion and your case was dismissed then the answer is no, you do not have any convictions.
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Q: Are there any special laws or requirements that relate to government contracts that don't exist for civilian businesses?

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts for New York on
Answered on Aug 9, 2017

Governmental entities usually have guidelines / rules that they must follow when selecting a vendor. Each local, state, Federal agency and even divisions within may have unique rules they are supposed to follow. The only real guiding principle is that their actions will be voided if they are arbitrary, capricious, completely unfair, or fraudulent.
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Q: Do I have to register my business someplace in order to compete for government contracts?

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts for New York on
Answered on Jul 24, 2017

You should form an LLC and you may need some licenses. With government contracts they will disqualify you for all sorts of reasons so you should be a properly formed entity.
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Q: I went through the bid process but it didn't seem fair to me - is there any way to file a complaint?

2 Answers | Asked in Government Contracts for New York on
Answered on Jul 1, 2017

What was unfair exactly? You might be able to file a complaint. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child...
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Q: Does two tickets within two years start from the date you get your license or from the date of the first ticket you get

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Gov & Administrative Law, Government Contracts and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 17, 2017

If you are referring to a driver's license suspension for drivers under 21 years old, it is two moving violation convictions within 24 months, which based on the date of issuance of the tickets.
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Q: What are the rules for getting certified as a minority owned business?

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts for New York on
Answered on Jun 12, 2017

Definition of a Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE)

Under Article 15-A of the Executive Law, an MBE is a business enterprise in which at least fifty-one percent (51%) is owned, operated and controlled by citizens or permanent resident aliens who are meeting the ethnic definitions listed in the chart below:

Group Definition

Black Persons having origins from any of the Black African racial groups.


Persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Dominican,...
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Q: Can owner of project demand me to credit part of job based on payment schedule G703 form.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts, Construction Law and Government Contracts for New York on
Answered on May 23, 2017

The short answer is that you have to carefully look at the contract and scrutinize the obligations each of you have. The long answer begins with "it depends..." Basically the rules of contract law will government, when there is a breach each side has a duty to mitigate damages / losses. Inadequate or shoddy workmanship does qualify as performance on a contract and therefore doesn't obligate the other party to pay.
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Q: Who qualifies as a preferred source for contracts?

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts for New York on
Answered on May 17, 2017

Depends on the jurisdiction / locale (town, municipality, county, state) and department that issued the RFP.
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