A German unit of French aerospace giant Airbus SE has been hit with an €81.25 million ($99 million) penalty by German prosecutors for supervisory negligence, ending a bribery probe related to a 2003 sale of Eurofighter Typhoon jets to Austria, the company announced Friday.
An attorney whose client accused Girardi Keese of mismanaging a $130 million settlement with Lockheed Martin urged the Ninth Circuit on Friday to allow an accounting of the funds to move forward, while the firm argued that a lower court correctly found the suit was time-barred since the funds were distributed nearly two decades ago.
The Merit Systems Protection Board took too narrow a view of what constitutes support for a military operation when it upheld a decision denying an Army reservist’s request for additional military leave after he was called to active duty, the Federal Circuit ruled Friday.
The Hidalgo County, Texas, Drainage District, which had accused its former general-manager-turned-contractor of defrauding taxpayers over a multimillion-dollar project to build a levee and border fence along the U.S.-Mexico border, has dropped the remaining claims in its $3.5 million suit, days after a state judge dismissed others.
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. escaped a proposed class action from two union pension funds that sued the contractor alleging it misled shareholders by failing to disclose it was under federal investigation, with a Virginia federal judge ruling that the fraud claims relied on “weak” evidence.
The U.S. Department of Defense has announced that U.S. service members who are beneficiaries of the hotly debated Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — which the Trump administration promised to end in March — cannot be deported.
The Second Circuit on Friday overturned a $100 million jury verdict against Arab Bank PLC, finding jury instructions in the case alleging that it provided material support to Hamas and other militant groups were prejudicial against the bank, in a case the bank already settled.
President Donald Trump signed legislation Friday for a two-year budget deal and temporary spending measure, ending a brief government shutdown after Congress failed to pass the bill before midnight.
Unable to pass a funding agreement before midnight, Congress has sent the government into at least a brief shutdown Friday despite pending long-term budget agreement legislation.
The U.S. Navy wrongly rejected the lowest bidder for a $38 million building construction deal based on the company’s interpretation of an ambiguous solicitation clause, the U.S. Government Accountability said in a decision made public Wednesday.
The U.S. Department of Defense on Wednesday awarded a five-year contract of up to $950 million to cloud systems integrator REAN Cloud that will allow defense agencies to procure cloud computing services directly from the company.
An enterprise technology group has challenged the U.S. Department of Defense’s $7 million sole-source deal recently awarded to an Alaska Native-owned small business to support the DOD’s high-profile cloud computing acquisition process, filing a bid protest with the U.S Government Accountability Office.
Palantir Technologies Inc. urged the Federal Circuit on Thursday to uphold a lower court’s finding that the company was wrongly shut out of the running for a $206 million U.S. Army intelligence software contract, saying the service branch unnecessarily set out to develop a custom system and failed to conduct legally required research into available commercial options.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is aiming to revamp the State Department's cybersecurity operations, telling a top House lawmaker Tuesday that he is planning to merge two existing offices into a new bureau that will broadly tackle cyberspace and digital economy issues.
A recent expert panel report advocating a broad overhaul of the U.S. Department of Defense’s acquisition process is a landmark document that may finally spur the significant changes that are needed to make the procurement system more user friendly, although more work remains to be done, attorneys say.
Two members of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday urged U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis to study the potential security risks of American service members using Google Android phones overseas, citing concerns that the tech firm’s location-tracking tools could be hijacked by enemy combatants.
A Connecticut federal judge on Tuesday axed a former Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. engineer’s suit alleging he was laid off due to his Muslim faith, Balkan heritage and dark complexion, saying there wasn’t enough evidence to show he was treated differently than his colleagues.
Senate leaders announced a $300 billion two-year budget deal Wednesday, potentially avoiding a government shutdown later this week and extending the government debt ceiling a full year.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Monday fired back at Kaspersky Lab's attempt to halt an order barring federal agencies from using its software products due to national security concerns, telling a D.C. federal judge that there is "ample" support for the ban and that "nothing of any practical value" would come from a reversal.
A patent on motion tracking technology used in various types of military installations has survived the latest challenge over its validity, as the Federal Circuit determined on Tuesday that a combination of prior art did not make its asserted claims obvious.
Federal courts across the country are handing down important rulings interpreting the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision on False Claims Act liability in Universal Health Services v. Escobar. As the rulings keep pouring in, stay up to speed on Law360’s latest coverage and analysis of Escobar’s impact.
Regardless of whether new legislation is enacted, dramatic changes to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States have arrived. In 2017, a much “stickier” CFIUS process resulted from concerns about China and a broader worry that international trade has not always benefited the United States, say attorneys with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC.
Little attention has been paid to a provision of the new tax law that requires federal agencies to specify, at the time of settlement of government claims, the portion of the settlement that may be deductible as a business expense. This is sure to impact False Claims Act and other settlements involving the government going forward, say attorneys with Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP.
In an attempt to peek behind the corporate curtain and pick the brains of those with unrivaled access to their companies’ trade secrets, we surveyed 81 in-house attorneys who work on trade secret issues. We discovered many interesting findings — and one alarming trend, say attorneys with O’Melveny & Myers LLP.
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States was the subject of more focus, change and consequence in 2017 than it had been in at least a decade. It appears that the significant CFIUS developments last year soon may be followed by formal legal changes, say attorneys with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC.
Erich Potter, discovery counsel with Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP, discusses six ways e-discovery will continue to excite and confound in 2018.
Smart law firms are increasingly positioning professionals to proactively guide them as the legal landscape reshapes itself, harnessing six emerging roles within their organizational charts to embrace new approaches, tools and systems, says Rob MacAdam of HighQ.
New sanctions under the 2016 Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act not only provide the U.S. government with a new instrument to take action in response to conduct that might violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act or the U.S. anti-money laundering laws, but also expand the scope of U.S. extraterritorial enforcement, say partners with Dentons.
Highly profitable companies have comprehensive corporate wellness programs that realize plateauing health care costs, greater employee engagement, and a demonstrable competitive advantage. The legal field needs a similar awakening, says Rudhir Krishtel, a former partner of Fish & Richardson and senior patent counsel at Apple.
While each new year is expected to bring fresh challenges to the legal industry, 2018 will be particularly disruptive to the status quo. Both law firms and organizations that cater to the legal community should prepare for developments like increasing pressure from international clients and data security risks caused by multigenerational gaps, says Jeff Ton of Bluelock LLC.
One probable reason for the recent shift in focus by the Office of Foreign Assets Control toward export-related transactions is that the agency’s enforcement efforts targeting big banks have worked. With fewer cases to bring against them, OFAC seems to be moving on to new weak spots in enforcement, say Sean Kane and Susie Park of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP.