The U.S. House of Representatives passed a sweeping anti-opioid abuse bill Friday with broad bipartisan support, rolling together dozens of other pieces of legislation passed over the last two weeks.
Armenia’s former ambassador to China urged an Ohio federal judge to toss a recent indictment that accused him of playing a role in helping a Rolls-Royce Group PLC subsidiary bribe foreign officials to win government contracts, arguing that U.S. statutes expressly bar extraterritorial application of money laundering laws.
A Massachusetts federal judge spent several hours in a Boston courtroom Friday discussing racial identity, implicit bias and the legal ramifications of drug-testing employees in a hearing that concluded the evidentiary portion of a long-running discrimination case against the Boston Police Department over false-positive results disproportionately affecting black people.
A CACI International unit urged a Virginia federal judge Friday to toss torture claims brought by a man formerly imprisoned in Iraq’s notorious Abu Ghraib prison, saying his recent deposition testimony confirmed that he had medical records but failed to produce them as required back in 2012.
An executive for Manhattan luxury real estate developer Glenwood Management on Friday described in New York federal court how former state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos was relentless in his drive to have Glenwood steer business to his son, repeatedly making requests at meetings where the developer was seeking favorable legislation for big developers.
Former government contractor Reality Leigh Winner, who has been accused of leaking classified national security information to at least one news outlet, plans to plead guilty at a change of plea hearing Tuesday in Georgia federal court, a U.S. Department of Justice spokesman said Friday.
Extra attorneys’ fees can’t be used to address the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' “egregious” misconduct during a support contract procurement, the Federal Circuit ruled Friday.
Nearly all of the top 100 federal government contractors are still vulnerable to email impersonation attacks because they have not fully implemented a form of email security that guards against phishing, a new study has found.
Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC, which represents government contractors, corporate clients, midsize privately held businesses and construction companies, has added a former acquisition law specialist from the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps as a partner in the government contracting practice in its Philadelphia office.
Whistleblowers in a lawsuit accusing grocery store conglomerate SuperValu Inc. of overcharging the federal government for medication asked an Illinois federal judge to sanction the chain on Thursday, saying it destroyed material evidence that would have helped prove their claims.
Xerox Corp. can’t try to share the blame for what Texas claims is a $1 billion civil Medicaid fraud with orthodontists who allegedly provided unnecessary services to poor children, and the orthodontists can’t pursue claims against the state, the Texas Supreme Court held in a pair of opinions Friday.
A once-powerful lobbyist back-channeled with former State University of New York President Alain Kaloyeros in 2013 to tailor a rigged proposal that let construction firm LPCiminelli win a $500 million Buffalo solar factory job, a cooperating witness told federal jurors hearing fraud charges against Kaloyeros and three other men Thursday.
A car dealership accused of hiring another auto seller’s employee and helping her steal a lucrative contract with the city of Tallahassee can’t participate in the arbitration between the employee and her former company, a Florida appeals court ruled in a split decision Wednesday.
Oman sued a U.S. mining company owner in Massachusetts federal court Tuesday alleging he has failed to pay any part of a $5.6 million arbitration award issued against him by an International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes tribunal in a dispute over mining leases.
The senior vice president and general counsel for Manhattan luxury real estate developer Glenwood Management on Thursday told jurors that former New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos implored the company to steer work to his son Adam, while the New York real estate powerhouse was heavily lobbying the Senate for favorable real estate legislation.
Navy Secretary Richard Spencer has censured three current and former senior Navy officers over their role in the wide-ranging “Fat Leonard” bribery scheme related to in-port service contracts, including a former admiral, according to letters made public Wednesday.
A U.S. Court of Federal Claims judge on Thursday axed a hotel company’s action alleging the U.S. Air Force owes it nearly $4 million after enticing it to buy and renovate a property for off-base lodging, only to ultimately deny it a contract, holding that the claims were brought too late.
An Alabama man was indicted in Illinois federal court Wednesday on charges that he fraudulently profited off the resale of surplus government computer equipment that he allegedly obtained for free by exploiting a school’s privileges in a General Services Administration program meant to benefit schools and nonprofits.
A company that had hoped to run Central Park's Loeb Boathouse bar and restaurant has lost its New York state suit accusing the city of manipulating the bidding process by favoring a competitor who donated $10,000 to a political campaign linked to Mayor Bill de Blasio.
The Fourth Circuit affirmed a multidistrict litigation ruling that KBR Inc. cannot be sued over service members’ illnesses that were allegedly caused by toxic burn pit fumes and unclean water at overseas bases, finding operational decisions were made by the military, which makes the issue a “political question” that can’t be addressed by a 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.
Less than two months after the U.S. government announced it was denying export privileges to Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corp., it said that the denial order would be lifted pursuant to a new settlement with ZTE. The lessons from the ZTE saga are far from clear, but one takeaway is that enforcement actions may not always be final, say attorneys with Winston & Strawn LLP.
Legal industry compensation practices are once again in the news as BigLaw firms continue to match the new high watermark of $190,000 for first-year associate salaries. The typical model of increasing associate salaries uniformly fails star associates, the firms they work for and, ultimately, the clients they serve, says William Brewer, managing partner of Brewer Attorneys & Counselors.
While some may say it’s ironic, it’s also embarrassing and enraging that the very industry that offers anti-harassment training, policies and counsel now finds itself the subject of #MeToo headlines. The American Bar Association recommendation that will bring about the greatest change is the call to provide alternative methods for reporting violations, says Beth Schroeder, chair of Raines Feldman LLP's labor and employment group.
In a profession notoriously averse to change, it should come as no surprise that there is skepticism about the value of having attorneys perform nonbillable tasks. But U.S. law firms have slowly begun to incorporate knowledge lawyers into their operations — and the trend is likely to continue, says Vanessa Pinto Villa of Hogan Lovells.
For close observers of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, the June 8 release by the U.S. Department of Justice of over 50 FARA advisory opinions was a watershed. These opinions offer an unprecedented glimpse into how the FARA Registration Unit interprets the law, say Brian Fleming and Andrew Herman of Miller & Chevalier Chtd.
A contract dispute between the Army Corps of Engineers and Merrick Construction illustrates the importance of proper record-keeping and documentation throughout the life of a construction project. Otherwise, potential claims may fall through the cracks, especially when a critical employee leaves the project and responsibility must be transferred to someone else, says Justin Scott of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.
The legal industry has already begun to feel the impact of anti-bribery and anti-money laundering requirements. When involved with cryptocurrency trading and remittance, law firms face more than the risk of being perceived as organizations that support money laundering practices, says John Reed Stark of John Reed Stark Consulting LLC.
Law firms are increasingly accepting cryptocurrency as payment for services. While this might seem innovative and forward-thinking, ironically it is much more of a throwback, says John Reed Stark of John Reed Stark Consulting LLC.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office's Oracle decision acts as a shot across the bow to agencies exploring Other Transaction Authority agreements as alternatives to traditional contracting, say attorneys with Arnold & Porter.
The House recently passed — and now the Senate is considering — the most important piece of energy and environmental legislation it will consider all year. It isn’t a revision to the Endangered Species Act or the Clean Water Act. It's the National Defense Authorization Act, say attorneys with WilmerHale.