A Libyan national accused of orchestrating the deadly 2012 attacks against a U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, was convicted Tuesday on terrorism-related charges, but acquitted of murder charges, avoiding the death penalty.
Despite being about $226 million in the hole to the U.S. Department of the Treasury for money paid out for disputes over hospital construction contracts, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has failed to request adequate funds from Congress to make up the shortfall, a VA watchdog said Tuesday.
Planned bipartisan talks about how to address next week's government funding deadline devolved into the two political parties criticizing each other Tuesday after President Donald Trump tweeted "I don't see a deal" with Democrats over spending and immigration issues.
A Japan-based materials supplier urged a D.C. federal court Tuesday to deny the government’s request to add an expert for rebuttal purposes in its False Claims Act suit over allegedly defective body armor, saying the untimely addition would require extra effort and jeopardize a March trial date.
A Turkish banker denied charges of building a massive scheme to dodge U.S. sanctions against Iran, telling a Manhattan jury Tuesday that Turkish-Iranian businessman Reza Zarrab is the one at the bottom of a “sewer” of lies who is cooperating with prosecutors so he can return to a “cushy lifestyle.”
A Georgia federal judge on Monday affirmed the detention of former government contractor Reality Leigh Winner, who has been accused of leaking classified national security information, saying she poses an ongoing risk to national security.
The U.S. Department of Defense must allow transgender individuals to join the military starting on Jan. 1, a D.C. federal judge said on Monday in clarifying an earlier order blocking President Donald Trump’s plan to bar them from serving.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office’s latest annual bid protest figures show a remarkable high point in the overall “effectiveness rate” for protesters at 47 percent, reflecting that perceived problems with the protest system may be exaggerated, attorneys say.
Jury selection was completed Monday in the New York federal trial of Turkiye Halk Bankasi AS executive Mehmet Hakan Atilla on charges of allegedly scheming with Turkish-Iranian businessman and gold trader Reza Zarrab to dodge U.S. sanctions against Iran, but immediately afterward, the defense asked for a delay in the proceedings.
The state of California and several environmental organizations challenging the Trump administration’s plans to waive environmental laws so it can move forward with its border wall project have urged the Southern District of California to give them a quick win in their consolidated cases.
New Jersey-based Louis Berger Group Inc. will get up to $860 million to provide temporary electricity to hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the U.S. Department of Defense has announced.
The Department of Veterans Affairs' process for reporting and removing its doctors when quality or safety concerns arise needs work, the Government Accountability Office found in a report published Monday.
A former Navy SEAL has told an Indiana federal court that his former attorney should have to face claims that the lawyer gave him ruinous advice about the need to submit his firsthand account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden to the U.S. Department of Defense for a prepublication review.
The U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear a petition brought by the families of two men killed in a 2012 drone strike, thus declining to rule on whether a president can be held liable for wartime decisions that may violate domestic law, according to Monday’s order list.
A D.C. federal judge dismissed two lawsuits filed in 2013 by the founder of conservative advocacy group Freedom Watch Inc. against the National Security Agency, ruling Tuesday that a 2015 law barring its indiscriminate bulk metadata collection programs mooted the lawsuits’ request for injunctive relief.
The U.S. Army violated the terms of a security contract when it donated light armored vehicles to the Iraqi government rather than offering to resell them to the defense contractor who provided them as agreed, according to a decision from the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals.
Despite a statutory requirement that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security purchase uniforms and body armor made by U.S. manufacturers, exemptions to the policy mean that DHS and its component agencies actually get the majority of their uniforms from foreign sources, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said on Tuesday.
In Law360's latest look at the World Trade Organization's Dispute Settlement Body proceedings, a battle among Gulf States that will test the WTO's third-rail national security provisions forged ahead, while the gridlock over Appellate Body vacancies became further entrenched.
The chief defense counsel for military commissions involving prisoners held at the U.S. military base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been released from confinement despite a decision from the Office of Military Commissions upholding a military judge’s contempt charge against him, the Pentagon said in a statement received by Law360 on Wednesday.
An employee of military contractor L3 Technologies Inc. on Tuesday filed a putative class action in California federal court alleging the company's onboarding paperwork violates the Fair Credit Reporting Act by combining background check consent and a liability waiver on the same form.
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.
Defending depositions is challenging. The lawyer is the only shield and protector for the witness and the client. The rules of engagement are less than clear, and fraught with ethical perils. Difficult judgment calls often must be made in the heat of battle. This is where lawyers really earn their keep, says Alan Hoffman of Husch Blackwell LLP.
Three October bid protest decisions from the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the Government Accountability Office — in Sonoran, IPKeys and CliniComp — may affect how government contractors approach the proposal and protest process, say attorneys with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
The new amendments to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations and the Export Administration Regulations mark a significant change in U.S. policy toward Cuba. Companies will have to reassess the potential benefits of doing business in Cuba against the potentially high costs of complying with the sanctions, say Emerson Siegle and Brendan Hanifin of Ropes & Gray LLP.
There is a difference between a lawyer or investigator seeking evidence to defend against allegations and correct misrepresentations, and, on the other hand, using duplicitous means to gather information and intimidate alleged victims and journalists. Client advocacy does not mean winning at all costs, says Nicole Kardell of Ifrah Law PLLC.
Today's climate of “alternative facts” has jurors making decisions based on beliefs, emotions and social affiliations that often go unacknowledged or underappreciated. To present their case in the most persuasive manner possible, litigators should consider adapting to their audience when it comes to four psychological factors, say consultants with Persuasion Strategies, a service of Holland & Hart LLP.
Employers generally understand that they may need to provide leave for active duty military or a veteran. However, nonmilitary employees with military family members are also entitled to two important protections under the Family Medical Leave Act, say attorneys with Paul Plevin Sullivan & Connaughton LLP.
Nothing has been more instrumental in my role as a legal recruiter than what I learned from a variety of hedge fund managers, venture capitalists and investment bankers — how to analyze a deal and make a decision quickly. It boils down to the traditional SWOT analysis, says Howard Cohl, director in Major Lindsey & Africa’s emerging markets group.
Last week, a D.C. federal judge halted much of President Donald Trump’s controversial ban on transgender military service, which he first announced via Twitter. The use of the president’s own (albeit, unofficial) statements against him marks an emerging theme in litigation challenging the president’s agenda, says Bryan Jacoutot of Taylor English.
As law firms begin preparing for their annual budget review, Steve Falkin and Lee Garbowitz of HBR Consulting discuss why firm leaders should give their internal information technology and procurement teams a seat at the table.
Suspension and debarment data for fiscal year 2017 is now available in the System for Award Management, and an analysis reveals fascinating trends, says David Robbins of Crowell & Moring LLP.