Government contractor BlueForce Inc. has sued its subcontractor on an English language training contract managed by the U.S. Air Force, claiming the subcontractor breached their agreement when it successfully bid to become the prime contractor on a similar training contract, according to a complaint filed in Virginia federal court.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security lost its bid Wednesday to shake most of a former air marshal's suit alleging she received sexually charged text messages from a superior and was ultimately fired after complaining, with a New Jersey federal judge holding she sufficiently supported her claims.
The U.S. Department of Defense adequately supported its finding that certain photographs of military detainees taken at facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan are exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act for security reasons, the Second Circuit has ruled, reversing a district court's decision.
A top U.S. Army acquisition official said the Army is continuing to work on a new policy governing intellectual property protections, meant to allow for more open discussions with vendors and potential vendors, but suggested companies keep their “secret sauce” protected in the meantime.
Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC’s global business team has scooped up a veteran trade attorney from Maynard Cooper & Gale PC, who comes with 20 years of experience in international trade law and nearly three decades in the U.S. Army.
A federal judge on Wednesday handed the U.S. Department of the Navy and U.S. Department of Defense a quick win in a suit from environmental groups that opposed plans for live-fire testing sites in the Northern Mariana Islands.
Former CIA director John Brennan has a potential constitutional basis to challenge President Donald Trump’s revocation of his security clearance in court, but to succeed he will have to convince the court to go over legal ground that’s never been touched before, attorneys said.
A parking lot business owner received a nearly six-year prison sentence Monday for orchestrating a 14-year-long bribery scheme that let him bilk the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs out of more than $13 million while operating parking facilities on the VA’s Los Angeles medical campuses, the department said.
Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday that it has detected and shut down a new campaign by a Russia-linked hacking group to create fake websites targeting conservative U.S. think tanks that have pressed for sanctions against the Kremlin.
A Kansas federal judge has ruled that Spirit AeroSystems Inc. must face the bulk of its former president and CEO's suit alleging the aerospace manufacturer wrongly withheld $50 million in retirement benefits from him, rejecting the company's claims that his complaint showed he violated a noncompete agreement.
Arrow Electronics Inc. urged the Ninth Circuit to revive its lawsuit seeking to force Liberty Mutual and Travelers to cover its costs tied to environmental cleanup efforts at an Alabama rocket testing facility, contending that a lower court wrongly ruled in the insurers' favor after applying California law to the dispute.
The Trump administration handed down new sanctions against Russian companies and individuals that it accused of doing business with North Korean shippers and for trying to evade existing sanctions targeting Russian cyber-related activities.
Booz Allen Hamilton said Tuesday the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded it a $1.03 billion contract to serve as the main cybersecurity contractor for six government agencies.
The U.S. Army has reinstated approximately 38 soldiers recruited through a military program that provided a pathway to citizenship, following a putative class action that challenged the military's decision to discharge the recruits, the federal government reported to a District of Columbia federal court on Monday.
U.S. automotive industry groups on Tuesday banded together in a broad coalition to launch a new campaign to prevent President Donald Trump's administration from setting tariffs on cars, trucks and parts using the Cold War-era national security law that has already been used to stymie steel and aluminum imports.
Three retired naval officers, including a former captain, have been indicted in California federal court on various bribery and fraud charges, accused of being part of the wide-ranging “Fat Leonard” bribery scheme related to in-port service contracts for the Navy, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday.
A bipartisan group of senators asked the U.S. Army on Friday to explain its efforts to mitigate the effects of exposure to lead paint in its on-base housing and potentially hold contractors accountable for the issue, after recent reports highlighting alleged cases of lead poisoning across its installations.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs employees can no longer use their collective bargaining rights to negotiate on certain professional conduct and patient care issues after VA Secretary Robert Wilkie rescinded a related memorandum of understanding, the VA announced.
A District of Columbia federal judge temporarily restricted to renewals an order from earlier this month instructing the Trump administration to continue processing applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
A Texas federal judge has partially granted both Exxon Mobil Corp.'s and the federal government's bids for quick wins on how to determine the percentage each side much bear for cleanup costs for World War II- and Korean War-era water pollution.
The Senate Republican leadership and the Trump administration are racing to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy’s spot on the U.S. Supreme Court. Does opposition to their plans have any chance of success? My answer is yes, because the stakes are so high, people are so engaged, and the records of those short-listed are so deeply troubling, says Nan Aron, president of Alliance for Justice.
As clients increasingly look to limit their own liability exposure, they can reasonably expect that their retained counsel should do the same. In this context, a carefully crafted, thoughtfully presented engagement letter can help a law firm strike a successful balance between protecting itself and preserving a client relationship, say Stuart Pattison and John Muller of Sompo International Holdings Ltd.
In this analysis of disciplinary action trends in the legal industry, Edwards Neils LLC managing member Jean Edwards examines data provided by bar organizations for 17 states and the District of Columbia.
The Federal Circuit's recent interpretation of “manufactured” in FastShip v. U.S. will likely prove consequential for companies seeking to enforce their patent rights against federal contractors and the U.S. government under Section 1498, say attorneys with Arnold & Porter.
With law firms increasingly exposed to professional liability risks associated with their corporate client relationships, firms must craft well-structured client engagement letters to help protect against malpractice claims. Two key elements of an engagement letter are how it defines the scope of engagement and how it handles conflicts of interest, say Stuart Pattison and John Muller of Sompo International Holdings Ltd.
In April, regional carrier Great Lakes Airlines ceased operations, blaming a lack of qualified cockpit personnel. It joins other airlines whose recent business woes have been attributed to a shortage of trained pilots. But the Air Line Pilots Association says poor pay and benefits are the issue. Retired attorney and private pilot Alan Hoffman explores how the current situation came about, and what lies ahead.
Today, members of Congress often seem able to blame colleagues of the other party for not getting anything done for their constituents. In law practice, you can’t really blame a bad result for your clients on the lawyers on the other side, says former Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., of Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP.
Corporate law departments are increasingly demanding more concessions from outside legal counsel, and presenting engagement letters that open the door to greater professional and cyber liability exposure for law firms — often beyond the scope of their insurance coverage. Firms must add their own language to engagement letters to limit liability, say Stuart Pattison and John Muller of Sompo International Holdings Ltd.
An American company that has taken enough investment from non-U.S. sources may have become a “foreign person” itself for purposes of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, say attorneys with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.
Being a former member of Congress put me in an advantageous position when I approached law firms in the late '70s, at a time when there were few female lawyers, and even fewer African-American lawyers, in major law firms, says former Rep. Yvonne B. Burke, D-Calif., a director of Amtrak.