Trump Org. Says NYC Illegally Pulled Plug On Contracts

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Law360 (June 21, 2021, 11:03 PM EDT) — The Trump Organization on Monday lodged a suit against New York City for terminating its contract to operate a golf course in the Bronx in the wake of the riots at the Capitol, claiming that the city had no right to terminate the agreement and was biased against the former president when making that decision.

The petition, filed in New York Supreme Court, stems from New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Jan. 13 decision to nix the city’s contracts with the Trump Organization, blaming former President Donald Trump for the “deadly insurrection”

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Justices Won’t Hear Ax of Medtronic Suit In $112M IP Dispute

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Law360 (June 21, 2021, 3:28 PM EDT) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid from Medtronic Inc. to undo a Federal Circuit decision upholding the dismissal of its attempt to invalidate a doctor’s surgical screw patents, a decision it had called “a walking contradiction.”

Medtronic’s petition for certiorari was among those the Supreme Court declined to take up in an order issued Monday morning. Medtronic had asked the justices to take a look at whether the Federal Circuit wrongly affirmed an Indiana federal judge’s decision to dismiss its 2018 federal suit seeking declaratory judgment because a $112

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Montgomery Inspector General finds flaws in some contracts

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A new report from the county’s inspector general finds that while the county does a good job of administering certain contracts, not all met standards for fair competition.

Under county law, officials can have “bridge contracts” or “piggyback contracts,” to use an outside public entity’s procurement process to meet contract competition requirements. 

The inspector general’s review broadly looked at a sample of more than 20 such contracts county officials entered between July 1, 2018, and Oct. 29, 2020.

The review was prompted by the office’s findings of a contract executed between Montgomery County police, Montgomery County Public Schools and an

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Mexico extends deadline for do-over of disputed GM contract vote

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The new GM logo is seen on the facade of the General Motors headquarters in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., March 16, 2021. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

MEXICO CITY, June 21 (Reuters) – Mexican authorities on Monday extended the deadline for the union at a General Motors Co (GM.N) plant to do over a disputed contract vote that has drawn U.S. scrutiny, warning the plant’s collective contract would be terminated if the date is missed.

The union at the plant in the central city of Silao must hold the vote before Aug. 20, the Labor Ministry said in a statement. The plant employs about

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Amazon Asks High Court Not To Take Oracle JEDI Case

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Law360 (June 21, 2021, 5:30 PM EDT) — Amazon has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reject Oracle’s bid to revive its challenge to the Pentagon’s $10 billion JEDI cloud contract, saying Oracle had overblown the importance of conflicts of interest involving former Pentagon employees linked to Amazon.

Issues around those conflicts of interest are based heavily on the facts of the case, so diving into them wouldn’t provide any overarching guidance for other similar disputes, Amazon Web Services Inc. said in a brief on Friday, urging the high court to reject Oracle America Inc.’s petition for writ of certiorari.

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