The Public Warehousing Co., accused of defrauding the government on food delivery contracts during the Iraq war, fired off a motion Monday seeking to cross-examine a prosecutor that the company has accused of intimidating a key witness.
Senators were sober but supportive during the Tuesday confirmation hearing of secretary of Veterans Affairs nominee Robert MacDonald, saying his experience as a veteran and a former CEO of Procter & Gamble made him the right candidate to take on the tough task of leading the VA out of a series of health care scandals.
Northrop Grumman Corp. has secured a potentially $61 million contract to provide the U.S. Navy with engineering services for a ship self-defense system, the company said Tuesday.
The chief financial officer of a North Carolina construction company accepted a plea agreement Tuesday for his part in an alleged scheme to defraud the government by securing $87.6 million in federal contracts by making it look like the company worked with minority-owned businesses.
The United States intervened Tuesday in a whistleblower lawsuit accusing Symantec Corp. of lying about prices and concealing discounts to drive up the cost of software sold to the government under a $222 million contract.
The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday affirmed the dismissal of a former California Planned Parenthood executive's False Claims Act suit alleging the nonprofit overbilled state and federal governments for more than $200 million for birth control, saying the complaint was flawed and the action was time-barred.
A Northrop Grumman Corp. unit has received a $300 million contract to provide support to the U.S. Air Force's weather service, according to a U.S. Department of Defense notice.
Mobile data developer Digital Management Inc. said Tuesday that it won a spot on the General Services Administration's governmentwide acquisition contract called Alliant Large Business.
Metal fabrication shop Elite Precision Fabricators Inc.has sued defense contractor General Dynamics Land Systems Inc., alleging fraud and breach of contract in connection with a work stoppage agreement that Elite says cost the company $3.7 million and forced it into bankruptcy.
AlliedBarton Security Services LLC has agreed to pay $1.3 million in wages and interest due to New York City transportation security workers after failing to pay prevailing wages for more than two years, the city comptroller's office said Tuesday.
Although President Barack Obama is no stranger to using federal contracts as a testing ground for employment reform measures, religious employers may be more resistant to Monday's executive order banning discrimination against gay and transgender contractor employees than to other recent efforts, attorneys say.
Humana Inc. has asked a Florida federal judge to toss a whistleblower suit brought by a physician accusing the insurer of submitting fraudulent claims for payment through the Medicare Advantage program, claiming the suit fails to state a plausible theory demonstrating Humana’s liability under the False Claims Act.
A Texas federal judge on Friday declared a mistrial in a False Claims Act suit accusing Trinity Industries Inc. of secretly changing the design of its ET-Plus guardrail end terminal, saying that “serious concerns exist” regarding Trinity’s conduct.
The federal government recommended a 41-month sentence for a Boeing Co. subcontractor's technical writer, who, after being fired, blackmailed his company Corsair Engineering by threatening to sell proprietary drone manuals to foreign powers.
Courts during the first half of 2014 handed down a number of important rulings that will shape the hottest topics in health care, including provider consolidation, employee benefits under the Affordable Care Act and the availability of attorney-client privilege in False Claims Act litigation.
Los Angeles County sued a Long Beach hospital, its former president, and medical device company International Implants LLC in California court Friday, claiming their scheme to inflate the cost of spinal surgery equipment cost the county's workers' compensation plan millions of dollars.
Bankrupt military outfitter Tactical Intermediate Holdings Inc. on Monday won approval in Delaware federal court to conduct a speedy sale of its combat boot division after lining up a $6.9 million stalking horse bidder to purchase the unit as a going concern.
Former Boeing Co. procurement officer Deon Anderson pled guilty Friday in Missouri federal court on five charges of fraud relating to his selling of insider information to help aircraft parts manufacturers land about $3.5 million worth of military contracts.
Ammunition and weapons maker Alliant Techsystems Inc. has won more than $220 million in cannon contracts from U.S. allies, the company said Monday.
The owner of an Oregon defense contractor and his sons pled guilty to fraud on Friday in Oregon federal court in connection with vehicle parts contracts for the U.S. Department of Defense, according to a U.S. Department of Justice statement.
State of New York v. Healthfirst Inc. — one of the first cases to test the bounds of the Affordable Care Act's 60-day overpayment rule — may provide insights into the enforcement priorities of federal and state agencies, the interpretation of the 60-day rule by a federal court, and the willingness of courts to impose potentially massive civil penalties, say Robert Homchick and Adam Romney of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.
A growing trend in the Southern District of New York akin to a sua sponte rocket docket can provide defendants with an opportunity to use their inherent informational advantage to set the tone of discovery and shift the burden and risks of the schedule to their adversaries, say Isaac Greaney and Jackie Lu of Sidley Austin LLP.
The U.S. Department of Defense proposal to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement does not address the ambiguities and risks inherent in the current rules governing business systems compliance, but it does create a new dynamic among contractors, their private auditors, and the government, say attorneys at Covington & Burling LLP.
Finding prospective clients and retaining them has little to do with your legal training and expertise, and yet you have no practice without successful client acquisition and retention. There is no reason you cannot apply your basic legal training to successful sales efforts hinging upon your practice strength and experience, says independent law firm consultant Jennifer Topper.
The Omnicare settlements, while not adding to the substantive case law, do demonstrate that these swapping cases will likely become more common in the coming years as more qui tam relators are tempted by these and other large settlements, say Katherine Lauer and Amy Hargeaves of Latham & Watkins LLP.
Nondiverse state court defendants facing purely state law claims that seek to secure federal jurisdiction should determine whether a good faith basis exists to pursue a third-party action against a federal actor in order to trigger the representative U.S. Attorney’s certification and remove such claims under the Westfall Act, say Michael Blumenfeld and Jonathan Singer of Miles & Stockbridge PC.
Overall, the procedures and requirements contemplated by the 2014 Intelligence Authorization Act contain little detail. Most of the work is yet to be done. However, the Director of National Intelligence will not necessarily be starting from a blank slate, say attorneys with Arnold & Porter LLP.
Analytics offer opportunities for refining both discovery strategy and overall litigation strategy by providing information to support better informed decisions. As an added bonus, they can result in significant cost savings, say Nathalie Hofman and Carolyn Southerland of Huron Consulting Group Inc.
In re Science Applications International Corp. Backup Tape Data Theft Litigation reinforces the trend among federal courts in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Clapper v. Amnesty International USA that the loss of data and increased risk of indentity theft from data breaches do not constitute injury, says David Brown Jr. of Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP.
Any attorney sending or storing confidential client information or privileged communications via the cloud may be knowingly exposing those communications to scrutiny by the U.S. government via programs such as the National Security Agency’s PRISM — and arguably, even waiving any claim of privilege as a result, say attorney Thomas Mullaney and Vaultive CEO Elad Yoran.