Aerospace & Defense

  • October 9, 2007

    Judge Holds Off On Approving DHB Settlement

    Final approval of a deal in which body-armor maker DHB Industries Inc. would shell out $35 million and 3.2 million shares of company stock to settle a class action and shareholder derivative suit was put on hold Friday pursuant to a government request.

  • October 10, 2007

    Plane Cos. Must Face Claims Over Army Crash: Court

    An appeals court has affirmed a lower court's ruling denying a bid by a group of companies that owned an airplane that crashed and killed three Army officers in Afghanistan to toss a wrongful death suit brought by the soldiers’ families.

  • October 9, 2007

    Judge OKs $7M Canadian Pacific Derailment Deal

    A federal district court judge has paved the way for thousands of people to cash in on a $7 million settlement in a class action lawsuit stemming from a deadly January 2002 derailment of a Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. freight train that released anhydrous ammonia into the air, killing one man and injuring hundreds more.

  • October 3, 2007

    Pentagon Families Cut Deal Over 9/11 Liability

    A group of families whose relatives were killed on Sept. 11, 2001 while working inside the Pentagon have settled their lawsuits against the airlines and security firms that allegedly shirked their duties by failing to prevent the terrorist attacks.

  • October 4, 2007

    Govt. Wins Time In Dana Superfund Feud

    After receiving a "no" from the bankruptcy court, federal prosecutors have been granted a temporary reprieve by a Manhattan district court judge to resolve a spat over the proposed estimation procedures for determining environmental claims in Dana Corp.'s Chapter 11 case.

  • September 28, 2007

    DOJ Fights Veterans' Health Care Reform Suit

    The U.S. Department of Justice claims the United States is immune from a purported class action lawsuit that alleges the government is mishandling health care and disability benefit claims for veterans.

  • September 25, 2007

    GM Strike To Test Union Mettle: Lawyers

    The massive strike that shut down General Motors Corp. this week will put the strength of organized labor in the United States to the test, lawyers say.

  • September 25, 2007

    Objectors Make Last Stand Against DHB Settlement

    A small group of stockholders has objected to a class action and shareholder derivative settlement in which body armor maker DHB Industries Inc. will shell out $35 million and 3.2 million shares of company stock.

  • September 21, 2007

    Jacobi Pleads Guilty To Bid-Rigging DOD Contracts

    Jacobi Industries Inc. on Thursday became the latest company to plead guilty to conspiring to rig bids on U.S. Department of Defense contracts for the Middle East, a problem that has caused the administration to review over $6 billion worth of military contracts made over the last few years.

  • September 17, 2007

    U.S. Attorney Fights Dana Over Superfund Claims

    After asking for more time to prepare the government’s case, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York has filed his formal objection to Dana Corp.’s request that various environmental claims of the government be estimated as the auto supplier continues to work towards emerging from bankruptcy.

  • September 11, 2007

    Companies Jammed Into Traffic Info Patent Suit

    A Texas-based patent-holding company is hoping to put the brakes on several major car manufacturers, electronics makers and media outlets for allegedly violating a patent for a traffic information system.

  • August 31, 2007

    NASA Scientists Sue Over Security Checks

    A group of scientists working for NASA have filed a suit challenging new government rules regarding background checks, saying the requirements are unconstitutional and intrusive.

  • August 31, 2007

    Bechtel Wins Dismissal Of California OSHA Suit

    A federal judge has dismissed a suit brought by a former Bechtel Corp. employee who worked on a military base and alleged that the engineering company violated California’s occupational safety laws, finding that the state claim was inapplicable on a federal enclave.

  • August 28, 2007

    Alix Still Hasn't Curbed Overcharging: Trustee

    Just two months after she objected to AlixPartners' first fee application in its work for Dura, U.S. Trustee Kelly Beaudin Stapleton has again balked at the restructuring firm's eight-figure fees and thirty-odd staff members for the case, calling the numbers "significantly out of line."

  • August 28, 2007

    9/11 Families Want Cockpit Recording Released

    The families of airplane passengers who were killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks have once again asked the federal court to release a cockpit voice recording that chronicled the last 30 minutes on United Airlines flight 93.

  • August 13, 2007

    NASA Sued For Interfering In Union Contract Deals

    A union representing aerospace workers sued National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Monday, accusing the government-run space agency of illegally interfering in its negotiations for a new contract for over 500 employees.

  • August 8, 2007

    Marine Products Antitrust Probe Nets Another Exec

    A fourth top executive of a Virgina-based marine products company has pled guilty to bid-rigging for Department of Defense contracts, among others, the Department of Justice announced on Tuesday.

  • July 16, 2007

    Nuclear Lab Faces $3.3M Fine Over Security Breach

    The University of California, owner of the Los Alamos nuclear weapons lab, may be facing a fine of $3.3 million from the Department of Energy, after the regulatory agency found classified documents from the facility in a completely unrelated trailer-park drug raid.

  • July 16, 2007

    Army Contractor Settles Whistleblower Claim

    One of the largest contract security providers in the United States will pay $18 million to settle whistleblower charges that it provided unqualified civilian security guards to protect eight U.S. Army bases.

  • July 11, 2007

    Ex-Boeing Employee Charged With Leaking Docs

    In the latest fallout over security breaches at Boeing Co., a former employee of the aerospace giant has been charged with 16 counts of computer trespass after he allegedly leaked sensitive internal documents to the media in May 2006.