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FastShip LLC won a $6.5 million infringement verdict against the U.S. Navy on Friday over its patented ship hull technology, the same day it launched a trade secrets suit against Lockheed Martin and a naval design firm for allegedly violating non-disclosure agreements to fulfill a Navy ship contract.
The National Security Agency is halting a controversial surveillance method that had allowed it to scoop up internet communications that merely mention a foreign intelligence target, including messages from Americans who aren’t under investigation, the agency said Friday.
Counsel for the Colorado residents who achieved a $375 million settlement with Dow Chemical Co. and a Boeing-owned former Rockwell subsidiary over nuclear waste pollution secured $150 million in attorneys’ fees Friday when a federal judge signed off on the bid.
The Sixth Circuit on Friday rejected an appeal by shareholders of bankrupt military contractor Conco Inc. to allow its main competitor, Delfasco LLC, to purchase the company, affirming the findings of bankruptcy and district courts that the sale would violate a court-confirmed Chapter 11 reorganization plan.
A Georgia federal judge left largely intact Friday a government False Claims Act suit accusing a domestic trucking company of bribing U.S. Department of Defense contracting officials in pursuit of “sensitive freight shipments” and then inflating shipping costs, trimming only state law claims barred by the underlying contract’s existence.