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ADVERSE INFERENCE

The fifth amendment to the U.S. Constitution states that “[no person] shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself…”  The Supreme Court has stated that “the rule against drawing adverse inferences from a defendant’s silence in criminal...

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A VAGUE EMAIL IS NOT A PROTEST

In a recent size appeal filed at the Small Business Administration Office of Hearings and Appeals (“OHA”), the Office made it clear that a vaguely worded email that does not explicitly state it is a protest and ask for specific relief, will not be considered to be a...

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DURESS IN SIGNING A WAIVER

By Richard D. Lieberman, Consultant An interesting case concerning waivers was recently decided by the Court of Federal Claims.  Cornelio Salazar d/b/a USA Ranch v. United States, No. 211-1114C (Fed. Claims May 3, 2022).  The most interesting issue concerns whether...

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