A former sales executive at Alstom Power Ltd., who was convicted for conspiring to bribe politicians and employees at a Lithuanian power plant to score €240 million ($274 million) in contracts, was jailed at a London court on Friday for four and a half years.
Courts have handed down a number of important decisions for federal contractors in the second half of 2018, with the Federal Circuit having been particularly busy, addressing issues ranging from an important federal preference law to how specific agency corrective action must be.
Cleveland’s construction chief has been charged with extortion and other crimes after allegedly using his position to benefit himself, his engineering firm and its clients, prosecutors said Thursday.
Environmental groups and tribes on Wednesday urged a Minnesota appeals court to overturn the approval of Enbridge Inc.'s multibillion-dollar oil pipeline replacement project in the northern portion of the state, saying state utility regulators haven't shown the project is needed and ignored unacceptable environmental risks.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has preliminarily determined that a Chinese exporter of multilayer wood flooring did not sell its product in the U.S. below a normal value, the International Trade Administration said in a notice to be published in the Federal Register on Friday.
A Connecticut-based importer asked the U.S. Court of International Trade on Wednesday to review the scope of an anti-dumping order that subjected certain cast iron flanges from the People’s Republic of China to duties, telling the court that the decision was not supported by evidence.
A crane contractor on Thursday agreed to scrap its federal court lawsuit against the city of Washington, Pennsylvania, over unpaid bills for an emergency rescue operation and building demolition, but said the parties agreed the case would be filed again in state court.
Pinnacle Housing Group has reportedly landed $22 million for a senior housing project in Florida, a Mactaggart Family & Partners venture is said to have dropped $22.7 million on three New York apartment buildings, and Sabal Capital II has reportedly provided financing for a Florida apartment complex that recently traded hands for nearly $12.1 million.
The U.S. Court of International Trade on Wednesday sustained the third version of a methodology used by the U.S. Department of Commerce in calculating anti-dumping duties on certain steel pipes imported from Turkey.
Save the Colorado and a coalition of environmental groups sued the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday over its decision to authorize the expansion of a dam in Colorado, arguing the government never seriously considered less harmful alternatives to the project.
The Federal Transit Administration has awarded a total of $16.6 million to 20 organizations to support the development of areas near public transit projects in more than a dozen states, the agency said Tuesday.
A Texas appellate court on Tuesday overturned a lower court ruling and said a subcontractor can’t force its way into arbitration between the builder of a methanol plant, the plant’s owner and another subcontractor because it isn’t a named party to the contract in question.
A trio of Oklahoma energy developers pressed the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday to take up their bid to overturn the Tenth Circuit's ruling that they needed Osage Nation and federal approval for a lease connected with a wind farm project, saying the solicitor general has wrongly argued that the tribe had the right to take part in the circuit court appeal.
General contractor Industrial Construction Experts Inc. and its owner were hit with two separate complaints in North Carolina federal court Tuesday alleging that the company walked away from its work on a poultry processing facility while the owner pocketed millions for a new home and several cars and trucks.
A U.S. Court of International Trade panel posed tough questions Wednesday regarding President Donald Trump’s authority to impose tariffs based on national security, with at least one judge voicing skepticism about the scope of the law he used to set levies on steel and aluminum earlier this year.
The Ohio city of Oberlin along with a fellow opponent of the $2 billion Nexus pipeline told the D.C. Circuit that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission was wrong to approve the project, saying its need was overstated and it was not in the public interest.
The U.S. Department of Commerce should continue to streamline the process that businesses must undergo to request exclusions from a set of double-digit tariffs on steel and aluminum put in place this year by the Trump administration, the heads of the Senate Finance Committee say.
A London jury on Wednesday convicted a former Alstom Power Ltd. sales executive of conspiring to bribe politicians and employees at a Lithuanian power plant to score €240 million ($274 million) in contracts, the latest conviction in a corruption probe that has cost the French rail giant £18 million ($22.8 million) in penalties.
Pamplona Capital Management has agreed to buy a controlling interest in Latham Pool Products Inc. from Wynnchurch Capital LLC for $375 million, the companies said Wednesday, in a deal steered by Goodwin Procter LLP and Foley & Lardner LLP.
A Florida federal judge granted homebuilder KB Home an initial win Tuesday in a dispute with Southern Insurance over coverage for underlying claims relating to alleged construction defects in a 270-unit condo project.
Alternative dispute resolution schemes, such as those set forth in Florida law, present an efficient resolution mechanism for construction conflicts. Furthermore, two recent cases in North Carolina and Maryland have reaffirmed courts' preferences for arbitration, says Stephanie Chaissan of Berger Singerman LLP.
Last month, the U.S. Department of the Treasury released proposed regulations for the new opportunity zone program. In the concluding part of this series, Marc Schultz of Snell & Wilmer LLP analyzes the guidance as it pertains to opportunity zone businesses and opportunity zone business property.
In conjunction with Texas' litigation-curbing measures introduced in 2015, a state appellate court's recent decision in Mosaic v. 5925 Almeda, denying a condo owners association standing to sue for construction defects, may reduce the number of such lawsuits, says Pierre Grosdidier of Haynes and Boone LLP.
On Oct. 19, the U.S. Department of the Treasury released proposed regulations, a related revenue ruling and Form 8996 pertaining to the new opportunity zone program. In this two-part article, Marc Schultz of Snell & Wilmer LLP analyzes material portions of this highly anticipated guidance and highlights where guidance is still necessary.
By 2030, it is possible that 75 percent of lawyers practicing in the U.S. will be millennials. A broadened focus on retention and advancement of all young lawyers is therefore a logical step forward but it fails to address another major retention issue that law firms should explore, says Susan Smith Blakely of LegalPerspectives LLC.
Former U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho Wendy Olson discusses her decades of experience prosecuting white collar crimes and civil rights violations, her work and challenges as U.S. attorney, and her move to private practice.
Provisions in the recently passed Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization significantly enhance the ability of U.S. public entities to obtain the operational and financial benefits of private airport management by leasing airports to private airport operators, says John Schmidt of Mayer Brown LLP.
Due to the serious construction labor shortage in Tampa, Florida, owners and contractors need to ensure that their written contracts account for the possible effects of debilitating labor shortages upon the rights of parties and the health of their projects, says Gary Schaaf of Becker & Poliakoff PA.
Anthony Thompson’s "Dangerous Leaders: How and Why Lawyers Must Be Taught to Lead" explores the conflict many lawyers face when charged with the responsibility of leadership. The book is an excellent read for all lawyers, says U.S. District Chief Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown of the Eastern District of Louisiana.
With its upcoming decision in Acosta v. Hensel Phelps Construction, the Fifth Circuit could overrule a 37-year-old decision that made the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s multi-employer policy unenforceable, imposing far-reaching impacts on risk allocation and safety programs, says Jon Paul Hoelscher of Bradley Arant Boult Cumming LLP.