A New Jersey used car salesman has been arrested and charged with running a $45 million scheme at the height of the fight against COVID-19, attempting to sell price-gouged N95 face masks to New York City, an order he had no way of fulfilling, prosecutors said Tuesday in New York federal court.
The Pentagon's former top watchdog announced his resignation on Tuesday, a little more than a month after President Donald Trump demoted him from his position as acting U.S. Department of Defense Inspector General.
They've represented consumers, companies, and government entities, taken on Goliaths in industries ranging from aerospace to health care to finance to technology to sports, and won landmark victories on behalf of clients across the country.
A Montana federal judge refused Friday to reinstitute an Obama-era moratorium on federal coal leasing, saying the Trump administration complied with his order to prepare an environmental review supporting its decision to lift the ban.
Podhurst Orseck PA has been dropped from its bid to collect damages in a long-standing arbitration dispute in Mississippi federal court between U.S. shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls and Venezuela's Ministry of Defense after failing to file anything in the case for at least 11 years.
The dean of the University of California Berkeley School of Law said the federal government unconstitutionally deprived a whistleblower of his property interest in his lawsuit when it successfully petitioned a Pennsylvania federal court to toss the case against a UnitedHealth Inc. unit, according to an amicus brief filed with the Third Circuit Friday.
The U.S. Department of Defense still has much to finalize within its sweeping new cybersecurity program for defense contractors, and COVID-19-related restrictions mean its timeline for rolling out the new plan may be too ambitious.
Former General Electric employees are accused of forging and Photoshopping documents related to energy contracts in Angola and undermining a local business partner's $1.1 billion government contracts as part of a cover-up, according to a complaint filed in New York federal court.
A quartet of senior Democrats introduced a bill on Friday that requires any removal of an inspector general to be for cause, a response to President Donald Trump's allegedly retaliatory firings of watchdogs investigating his administration.
An Austrian medical device manufacturer moved Friday to escape a neurosurgical practice's proposed class action accusing several companies of marketing an electrical nerve stimulator as reimbursable under Medicare when they were aware that it was not.
A federal judge ordered a trial on claims that the government shared a contractor's protected armored vehicle technology with other firms, saying there are uncertainties that prevent him from going with his inclination to hand the U.S. a win.
A former U.S. Navy officer in South Korea has been accused of detailing how to bypass Navy procedures to funnel business toward a Korean ship company in exchange for bribes including cash and sex workers, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
The federal government on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold two decisions tossing environmental groups' efforts to halt construction of the Trump administration's southern border wall in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.
TurboTax users asked the Ninth Circuit to uphold a ruling that they weren't compelled to arbitrate allegations that they were inappropriately steered away from the free version of the software, saying they never agreed to arbitration.
Cannabis businesses in Los Angeles that are used to paying their city taxes in cash can now pay through online accounts, through a banking agent working with the city to help the underbanked industry during the COVID-19 lockdowns.
The federal government has illegally converted short-term contracts that allow the transfer of California water to largely agricultural areas into permanent ones, environmental groups said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.
A New Jersey state appeals panel on Thursday upheld a summary judgment win for two property owners in a slip-and-fall suit, saying their lease with the Borough of Caldwell required the municipality to remove snow and ice from the premises.
Manhattan federal prosecutors brought fraud and false statements charges Thursday against a Chinese national over a purported scheme to get more than $20 million in government-backed loans earmarked for small businesses adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
A company contracted to make nuclear submarines for the U.S. Navy can't request payment for extra costs incurred as a result of new fire safety regulations because it was too late in filing its claim for a price adjustment, the Federal Circuit ruled.
The U.S. Department of Defense's technology outreach unit has signed a deal to use a Google cloud management system to respond to cybersecurity threats, Google announced Wednesday, as the DOD increasingly moves its information technology platforms to the cloud.
The Trump administration faced more heat Wednesday for awarding a $1.3 billion contract for border wall construction to Fisher Sand & Gravel, President Donald Trump's preferred construction company that is currently under government investigation.
President Donald Trump's recent firings of inspectors general won't directly stop any investigations by their offices, but may have a chilling effect on watchdogs' most contentious work down the line.
Units of ExxonMobil Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell PLC are urging the Second Circuit not to allow Nigerian government entities to weigh in on their bid to enforce an annulled $2.7 billion arbitral award against Nigeria's state-owned oil company, which they won following a dispute over a deepwater drilling deal.
Environmental and other advocacy groups say more harm than good will come from President Donald Trump's executive order that instructs agencies to work faster to reduce regulations and cut more red tape to help the economy rebound.
Blackwater Founder Erik Prince has sued The Intercept for defamation over an article the publication ran alleging Prince offered military services to a Russian mercenary outfit that's under U.S. sanctions, according to documents filed Tuesday in Wyoming federal court.
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.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s upcoming opinion in Liu v. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission may call into question when Foreign Corrupt Practices Act settlements should be subject to disgorgement, say Matthew Rutter and Neal Hochberg at Charles River Associates.
Concerns that videoconferenced arbitration hearings compromise an arbitrator's ability to reliably resolve credibility contests are based on mistaken perceptions of how many cases actually turn on credibility, what credibility means in the legal world, and how arbitrators make credibility determinations, says Wayne Brazil at JAMS.
To create jobs and address the country's $4.5 trillion infrastructure backlog, the federal government should enact coronavirus relief directed at infrastructure investment, leveraged by the allocation of funds for public-private partnerships, say Andrej Micovic and Eric Singer at Bilzin Sumberg.
A recent commitment from the European Union's commissioner for justice to introduce rules for mandatory corporate human rights due diligence next year may signal the arrival of this issue as a global business imperative, making it as fundamental as anti-corruption diligence, say attorneys at Paul Hastings.
Ensuring uninterrupted client service and compliance with ethical obligations in a time when attorneys are more likely to fall ill means taking six basic — yet often ignored — steps to build some redundancy and internal communication into legal practice, say attorneys at Axinn.
The Third Circuit's recent trade secrets decision in Advanced Fluid Systems v. Huber is particularly important for companies in relationships whereby vendors create, use or apply confidential information and trade secrets to develop solutions or manufacture products for other entities pursuant to a contract, say attorneys at Proskauer.
Many remote meeting technologies include recording features as default settings, raising three primary concerns from a legal discovery and data retention perspective, and possibly bringing unintended consequences for companies in future litigation, says Courtney Murphy at Clark Hill.
In-house counsel may assume that "elite" law firms will turn up their noses at the idea of contingent fees, but such arrangements, whether pure or hybrid, are offered by many firms — even to defendants — and may be the answer to tight litigation budgets, say attorneys at Fish & Richardson.
When the dark cloud of COVID-19 has passed and resolution centers are once again peopled with warring parties and aspiring peacemakers, remote mediations will likely still be common, but they are not going to be a panacea for all that ails the dispute resolution industry, says Mitch Orpett at Tribler Orpett.
For professors, trainers, lawyers, students and businesses grappling with the unexpected challenges of distance learning, trial attorney and teacher James Wagstaffe offers best practices for real-time online instruction.
There may be precious little notice before the legal community ramps up, so it's important to have return-to-work plans that address the unique challenges law firms will face in bringing employees back to offices, say attorneys Daniel Gerber, Barbara O'Connell and Richard Tucker.
Due to COVID-19, the frequency of oral arguments in the Federal Circuit has significantly decreased, which may affect the number and content of the court's written opinions, with a consequent loss of depth to the judicial process, say Patrick Coyne and Benjamin Saidman at Finnegan.
Companies holding even one government contract may be able to use the unique rules of government contracting to their advantage when seeking bankruptcy protections, but should proceed cautiously if they plan to seek relief under the Contracts Disputes Act, say Steven Diamond and Thomas Pettit at Arnold & Porter.
Though some have read the Eleventh Circuit's decision in U.S. v. AseraCare as holding that expert medical opinions and clinical judgments cannot be false under the False Claims Act — in reality the courts are more united on this issue than commentators realize, says Matthew Gill at Porter Wright.
To help prepare my students to navigate local practice, I wrote a set of rules for the classroom that mimics those they might encounter from a local judge or court, says Michael Zuckerman at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.