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.
Flying drone camera maker Lily Robotics Inc. is in the market for a stalking horse bidder after receiving court approval Friday in Delaware for the sale plan the company previously proposed for its assets, mainly consisting of intellectual property.
A former federal prosecutor turned whistleblower isn’t entitled to a chunk of the government’s $15.5 million False Claims Act settlement with Sprint, a Ninth Circuit panel said in a published decision Friday, concluding it didn’t matter if the government’s suit was based on his own tossed case against several telecoms.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday charged two former executives of aerospace contractor L3 Technologies Inc. over their involvement in improperly recognizing revenue for a U.S. Army contract, just months after L3 paid a $1.6 million penalty over the same failings.
President Donald Trump again flirted with conflict on the Korean peninsula Thursday, this time taking aim at U.S. ally and trade partner South Korea over what he described as a “disaster” of a trade deal, even as the countries work to manage rising tensions with North Korea.
A former IT consulting federal contractor received a five-year prison term from a Maryland federal judge Thursday after pleading guilty to wire fraud and paying illegal gratuities to a government official in a multiyear scheme to defraud the government.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday called on members of the United Nations to levy new sanctions on North Korean entities and individuals supporting the insular country’s weapons and missile programs, in addition to tightening existing restrictions.
A rarely used trade law invoked by the Trump administration to call for investigations into potential national security threats from aluminum and steel imports has seen even rarer success, according to a report this week from the Congressional Research Service.
Congress has passed a short-term government funding resolution, sending a one-week federal funding extension to the president’s desk and potentially avoiding a government shutdown at midnight.
Boeing Co. said that Bombardier Inc. is selling its planes at unfairly low prices thanks to Canadian subsidies, asking the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission on Thursday to investigate its northern rival’s sales practices.
Government funding could soon have a third Band-Aid this year, as congressional leaders indicated Thursday they would push for another short-term continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown over the weekend.
A group of House Democrats wants the Senate to oppose President Donald Trump’s new nominee for Secretary of the Army, arguing that Tennessee state Sen. Mark E. Green’s comments and actions show he “cannot be trusted” to safeguard lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender soldiers.
There was no evidence that the U.S. Army implicitly required bidders on a $25.8 million military housing privatization initiative contract to have prior Army MHPI experience, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims ruled in a decision made public Thursday, rejecting a protest alleging it had unfairly favored the winning bidder.
Defense officials had warned former White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to clear any foreign payments before accepting them or risk violating the U.S. Constitution, but he made no attempt to do so, a senior Democratic lawmaker alleged Thursday.
The secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court won’t be tackling allegations from a conservative legal organization that government officials have sought to undermine President Donald Trump through improper spying on his advisers and leaks of classified information about those probes, finding no entry point for the group’s participation.
The Donald Trump administration on Wednesday launched a new investigation assessing national security threats from aluminum imports that could potentially lead to new tariffs, wielding an obscure trade law that allows for such probes for the second time in seven days.
Mediators’ proposals, which call for an unconditional and confidential acceptance or rejection, are resolving high-value disputes on a regular basis. Dennis Klein of Critical Matter Mediation examines why this is happening and the tactical implications for litigants in anticipating that a mediator’s proposal could resolve litigation.
In its first 100 days, the Trump administration has had mixed results and may be behind where it wants to be. The biggest threat to President Donald Trump’s domestic policy agenda beyond the first 100 days is the difficulty of reconciling the Freedom Caucus Republicans, moderate Republicans and Democrats, say Jim Flood and Cari Stinebower of Crowell & Moring LLP.
Out of 94 district courts, the Eastern District of Virginia has been the fastest civil trial docket in the country for nine straight years. Without micromanaging the process, the EDVA's judges, magistrate judges, and clerks and staff continue to perform at a stunningly efficient level, says Bob Tata of Hunton & Williams LLP.
Allowing attorneys to telecommute may seem like a great fix for law firms. But without significant changes to the firm's culture, telecommuting is just a patch applied to the problem of attrition, says Michael Moradzadeh, founding partner of Rimon PC.
For purposes of general jurisdiction, multinational or multistate companies must consider the litigation attributes of the state where they choose to incorporate, or locate their principal place of business, as well as where they locate relatively large portions of their operations. Personal jurisdiction issues in each state should be assessed as part of sound risk management, says Daniel Jaffe of Husch Blackwell LLP.
General counsel at four law firms share the biggest issues they face in an increasingly complex legal environment.
The current continuing resolution expires at midnight on April 28, leaving Congress very little time to strike a deal to keep the government funded and avert a shutdown. Complicating things are reports that the White House may also be pressuring House leadership to schedule a vote this week on a new version of the health care “repeal and replace” bill, say Richard Hertling and Kaitlyn McClure of Covington & Burling LLP.
Recent references by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to an ongoing review of whether to continue suspending U.S. sanctions on Iran — and a host of other foreign policy challenges — raise questions about whether changes in sanctions policy are on the horizon, say attorneys with Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP.
President Trump recently signed an executive order addressing the protection of U.S. jobs and preferences for U.S.-manufactured products and goods. While the order has no immediate effect on the processing of H-1B visa petitions, it does give us a clear picture of the administration’s views on the program. The “feeding frenzy” that characterizes the H-1B cap season may well become a thing of the past, say partners of Mayer Brown LLP.
A 1979 study of attorney-client interactions revealed startling information: Despite years of education and training to hone their legal expertise, attorneys were not acting as independent counselors but rather allowing their clients to control them. Our experience is that this trend has accelerated, say dispute resolution experts Robert Creo and Selina Shultz.