Bloomberg BNA recently published "View From Brown Rudnick: The Antideficiency Act—Some Basics Every Contractor Should Know," co-authored by Partner Kenneth B. Weckstein and Counsel Shlomo D. Katz, both of the Firm's Litigation & Arbitration practice group. The article covers details of the Antideficiency Act, violations of the Act, and their significance.
From the Article
"On some occasions, contractors have entered into contracts with federal agencies only to learn later that the contracts were illegal, and therefore void, because they violated the Antideficiency Act. This would be the case, for example, if the contract includes an open-ended indemnification by the government that was not authorized by law. Contractors hoping to benefit from such an indemnification should make sure it fits within a law that provides authority for that indemnification—for example, Public Law 85804 or the Price Anderson Act Amendments law."
Read the full article here.