The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to review aspects of an immigration law that let the government skip environmental reviews related to a controversial border wall with Mexico and additionally allowed construction to move forward, denying pleas by environmental groups to strike down parts of the law.
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' implementation of new laboratory payment rates in Medicare could cost an extra $11 billion unnecessarily, the Government Accountability Office said Friday in a report that urged CMS to change course.
The U.S. Department of Justice charged three defense contractor executives with allegedly defrauding the government after they were given money to build a warehouse and instead lied about when it would be done and what the warehouse looked like.
The Eleventh Circuit has decided that a federal district judge had been right to allow prosecutors to modify a criminal indictment against a Florida doctor who was later convicted of smuggling medical products into the U.S. as part of a health care fraud scheme.
The U.S. Department of Labor's federal contracts watchdog has announced it will give government contractors that have decided to make an early deal in a bias investigation a five-year grace period where the location at issue won't be audited if the companies fork over certain employment information.
A former executive for a suburban Chicago public bus service who pled guilty to accepting kickbacks in exchange for offering or extending contracts to technology support staff was sentenced Friday to one year and one day in prison.
In a stunning move, the U.S. Department of Justice on Friday told the U.S. Supreme Court that it wants to terminate a closely watched whistleblower suit against Gilead Sciences Inc., asserting that the False Claims Act case is “not in the public interest.”
A Texas-based Dell unit, New Jersey-based technology seller SHI International and several other contractors have been tapped for a deal worth up to $3.17 billion to provide Microsoft software licenses and annual subscriptions for the federal government, the U.S. Department of Defense said.
Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. has asked a Pennsylvania federal court to dismiss most of a munitions company’s lawsuit against the retailer, along with the company’s request for profits lost when Dick’s delay in taking a shipment of ammo allegedly scuttled a deal to sell helicopters to Lebanon.
Chicago’s Board of Education and a slew of bus companies have won their bid to dismiss a suit brought by a former public schools’ director alleging the companies colluded on special-needs service contracts and billed the city for trips that never took place on "ghost buses" that never ran, all while the board was aware.
A crane contractor can’t sue the city of Washington, Pennsylvania, in federal court over unpaid bills for an emergency rescue operation and building demolition because the city’s alleged breach of contract does not violate the contractor’s due process, the city said Friday, pushing to send the matter to state court.
The former owner of a Dominican Republic bank was sentenced Thursday in Florida federal court to three years in prison for his role in a $1 billion bribery and money laundering scheme he carried out with a billionaire Venezuelan television mogul and others.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office has backed the Navy's decision not to award Raytheon Co. a contract for the low-band Next Generation Jammer, which is attached to aircrafts used in electronic warfare, rejecting the defense contractor's arguments that the Navy unreasonably exaggerated the risks of its prototype.
A Florida licensed pharmacist was sentenced Thursday to 6½ years in prison for participating in a $3.4 million scheme to submit fraudulent claims to Tricare, Medicare and private insurance programs for compounded creams that were not necessary.
In an effort to target the individuals who are truly behind any misconduct, prosecutors will now allow corporations to earn cooperation credit in fraud cases without disclosing the names of low-level players who likely wouldn’t face prosecution, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Thursday.
The U.S. State Department has approved possible military equipment deals that would see Egypt pay $1 billion for 10 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and a separate $201 million for tank munitions, while Qatar would pay $215 million to acquire a missile defense system, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said.
A U.S. Court of Federal Claims judge has refused to toss Innovative Element LLC's bid protest over the award of a management contract for a U.S. Agency for International Development facility, instead giving the information technology firm the chance to revamp its challenge.
A Tennessee-based nurse practitioner has pled guilty in California federal court for her part in a health care fraud scheme that bilked the federal Tricare program covering U.S. service members out of more than $65 million, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Federal agencies plan to keep taking tough anti-bribery actions despite the U.S. Justice Department's recent decision to forgo cases when companies reveal the misconduct and take steps to remediate it, regulators said Wednesday.
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.
Now that the results of the 2018 election are (mostly) in, Evan Migdail and Melissa Gierach at DLA Piper LLP consider what a Democratic House, Republican Senate and Trump administration may be able to accomplish in the way of tax policy during the lame-duck session and the upcoming 116th Congress.
In this monthly series, Amanda Brady of Major Lindsey & Africa interviews management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Katie DeBord, chief innovation officer at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP.
Many global companies prefer to enter into contracts with foreign counterparties through a locally incorporated affiliate. This approach might help streamline business relationships and confer certain tax advantages, but the validity of the arbitration clauses in such contracts rarely has been tested, say Claudia Salomon and Irina Sivachenko of Latham & Watkins LLP.
With few cases going to trial, many attorneys keep their oral-presentation skills sharp by teaching continuing legal education programs. To avoid giving a CLE that falls flat and damages your reputation, you must fashion a thoughtful message, control its presentation, and nail the beginning and ending, says Daniel Karon of Karon LLC.
Since the oldest members of Generation Z aren’t even finished with law school yet, law firm management is in a unique position to prepare for their entrance into the legal workforce, says Eliza Stoker of Major Lindsey & Africa.
The new Democratic House majority is expected to direct much of its attention to executive branch oversight and accountability. Companies and their legal counsel should be prepared for a dramatically changed collateral environment as investigations cover a wide range of topics, say attorneys at WilmerHale.
In this series featuring law school luminaries, Yale Law School lecturer and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Linda Greenhouse discusses her coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court, the conservatives' long game and trends in journalism.
Attorneys should think beyond the Veterans Day parades and use their time and talents to help the many veterans facing urgent legal issues, says Linda Klein of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC.
The decision last month by Baker McKenzie’s global chairman to step down due to exhaustion indicates that the legal profession needs to mount a broader wellness effort to address long hours, high stress, frequent travel and the daily demands of practice, says Leesa Klepper, director of Thrivewell Coaching.
In U.S. v. Pentec Health, a Pennsylvania federal court recently denied the government’s 11th request to extend the period during which a False Claims Act action remained under seal. In so doing, it adopted a narrow view of what constitutes “good cause” to extend the seal period, say J. Taylor Chenery and Brian Irving of Bass Berry & Sims PLC.