A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent sued the federal government, several law enforcement agencies and a former supervisor who recently pled guilty to recording female agents in a San Diego office bathroom, saying the agencies failed to stop the “sexual predator."
A federal court has denied Lockheed Martin Corp.’s preliminary injunction request as the defense giant challenges a $6.7 billion Army award to an Oshkosh Corp. unit, a ruling Oshkosh said Friday means it will continue work on the military’s next generation of armored trucks.
A Ninth Circuit panel refused Friday to revive a former Lockheed Martin employee's $400 million False Claims Act suit alleging the company fraudulently lowballed its bid for a U.S. Air Force contract, finding no merit in the would-be whistleblower's arguments of “egregious” mistakes by the lower court judge.
The Department of Justice asked a D.C. federal judge Friday to pare three cases from a challenge to the constitutionality of the National Security Agency’s metadata collection programs, arguing a current appeal deals with most of the issues.
A D.C. federal judge told the government Thursday it needs to present more arguments if it wants to revive some allegations in two False Claims Act suits accusing a materials supplier for a now-defunct bulletproof vest manufacturer of hiding durability issues with the armor.
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee cleared a “transformational” bill on party lines Thursday that would take air traffic control out of direct federal control while providing the Federal Aviation Administration with long-term funding and the biggest overhaul the agency has seen in decades.
Boeing asked an Alabama federal court Thursday to force an investment firm to comply with the airplane company's subpoena for documents in a $1.1 billion Air Force contract dispute, arguing the information is not shielded from disclosure even though the firm is not a part of the suit.
The federal government won a one-month stay on discovery in a $77 million forfeiture proceeding in D.C. federal court Friday after accusing the Afghani defense subcontractor at the center of the case of abusing the civil process to aid his defense against criminal bribery charges.
The government is urging the D.C. Circuit not to revive a lawsuit from a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner detained as a teenager, arguing that his allegations of torture cannot be brought by “aliens” deemed enemy combatants.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday it has reached a settlement agreement with two compounding pharmacies in Florida and four physicians for approximately $10 million, resolving allegations that they steered costly and often unused prescriptions for military members to the pharmacies and profited off of inflated government reimbursements.
Defense contractor KBR Inc. told a New York federal court Thursday it plans to seek dismissal of an Iraqi businessman’s lawsuit seeking damages denied by an international arbitration panel, saying the man does not have standing to bring his lawsuit because he was not a party in KBR’s subcontract with his company.
The government watchdog charged with protecting federal whistleblowers announced its efforts Wednesday urging the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board not to uphold a decision limiting worker protections to those already employed by, or with active applications pending to, a given agency.
The U.S. Court of Federal Claims blocked a $160 million contract to construct an American embassy in Mozambique, sustaining a competing bidder's protest and asking the U.S. Department of State to reconsider the award.
The son of Allen Paulson, the deceased founder of Gulfstream Aerospace, on Wednesday urged a California federal court not to free his father's wife from a claim he asserted against her in the Internal Revenue Service's suit seeking to hold a handful of family members liable for $10.26 million in unpaid estate taxes.
A family seeking to enforce a lien on Iran-owned property in connection with the terrorism death of a relative filed a belated appeal brief to the Second Circuit on Wednesday arguing it should get the first slice of sale proceeds, blaming its lateness on computer troubles.
The National Labor Relations Board recently dismissed a union complaint accusing DynCorp of illegally prohibiting U.S. Navy contractors from displaying insignia and signs, based on a recommendation finding the prohibition came from the military and wasn’t worth tackling.
A contractor fighting a wrongful death suit from the family of a soldier electrocuted at a Baghdad military base urged a Pennsylvania federal court Thursday to allow a third appeal before the case goes to trial, saying the contractor is allowed to challenge a ruling on which state’s liability laws apply in the dispute.
A Virginia federal judge agreed Wednesday to conditionally certify a collective action accusing General Dynamics of misclassifying workers on a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services contract as overtime-exempt, a ruling the parties had sought together.
BAE Systems will pay more than $4.6 million to resolve a class action brought by female shipyard workers who alleged rampant gender discrimination at their workplace, according to documents filed Wednesday in Virginia federal court.
The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill Wednesday to step up sanctions on North Korea, targeting banks that process certain transactions and other companies that aid the isolated nation after its recent rounds of weapons tests.
There are those who have suggested that the U.S. Supreme Court in Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez left plenty of room for a defendant to “pick off” a plaintiff. Not so, according to Eastern District of New York Judge Sandra Feuerstein's decision in Brady v. Basic Research, says Fred Isquith of Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP.
Although the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act lifts several concerns about sharing information with the federal government, it also creates obligations for nonfederal entities that choose to share, which are mandatory for liability protection under the act. And it remains unclear what procedures a company will need to follow to invoke the liability protections if sued, say attorneys with Hogan Lovells.
While the removal of the familiar “reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery of admissible evidence” standard suggests a departure from prior practice, the first opinions from the federal courts implementing amended Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(b)(1) suggest otherwise, says Gregory Brown of Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP.
This week, President Obama directed his administration to implement a cybersecurity national action plan. The initiatives place significant focus on the private sector's role in securing the nation's cyber borders and, in many ways, draw heavily on the private sector's experience with cyber resilience and an enterprise-wide, multiyear approach to cybersecurity, say attorneys with Crowell & Moring LLP.
Analyzing the reasons why clients choose certain firms reveals a great deal about what is important and valued in the marketplace. Based on interviews with a random sample of over 600 heads of legal in the largest U.S. organizations, Elizabeth Duffy, vice president of Acritas US Inc., identifies the core brand drivers of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.
Changes to the U.S. visa waiver program, which were officially implemented on Jan. 21, 2016, now require that certain individuals apply for a visa at a U.S. consulate or embassy instead of traveling to the U.S. visa-free. Attorneys at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP explain how the changes will affect travel to and from the U.S. and what to expect going forward.
In a recent Law360 article it was suggested that promotion to partner was a competition between associates and that taking maternity, paternity or family medical leave could impact an associate's chances at promotion. But this sort of ethos — which may have contributed to law firms’ success in the past — is not the best way to secure the industry's future, says Daniel Butcher, managing partner of Strasburger & Price LLP.
North Korea's successful rocket launch Sunday follows on the heels of its alleged hydrogen bomb test in January. House-passed legislation being considered in the Senate this week would impose stricter sanctions on the country. The bill also extends authority to the president to sanction individuals engaging in financial transactions to support any of North Korea’s illicit activities or cyberthreats, say Richard Hertling and Kaitlyn... (continued)
A new challenge to bipartisan, comprehensive energy legislation came last week when several Democratic senators introduced an amendment aimed at providing emergency resources to Flint, Michigan, to address severe contamination from lead in the city’s drinking water, say Richard Hertling and Kaitlyn McClure of Covington & Burling LLP.
The Delaware Supreme Court’s decision in SIGA Technologies v. PharmAthene — stemming from a bridge loan and merger agreement between the two when SIGA was in dire financial straits — changes the calculus for a party considering whether to breach an obligation to negotiate an agreement in good faith as there is now a potential for expectation damages, say attorneys with Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP.