As Congress returns to fend off another government shutdown Monday, experts said President Donald Trump's State of the Union address alone did little to break up the partisan battles that have dominated congressional fights over spending, immigration and other issues.
An American security contractor that won confirmation of a €39.8 million arbitral award against Greece following a dispute stemming from the 2004 Olympics cannot benefit from the more favorable exchange rate in place when the award was issued, the D.C. Circuit ruled Friday, finding the contractor had "explicitly" requested a judgment in euros.
Container shipper Matson Navigation Co. told the D.C. Circuit on Friday that rival shipper APL should not have received federal subsidies for Guam and Saipan trade routes as part of a national security program that requires subsidized vessels to participate in foreign commerce.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice are investigating airport X-ray developer OSI Systems' compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act following a tipoff by a short seller, the company told investors Thursday.
A medical testing laboratory’s former head and two others committed $17 million worth of Medicare fraud, a South Carolina federal jury found Wednesday, according to prosecutors who also said the verdict in the whistleblower suit will be automatically trebled to $51.2 million.
A Florida federal judge on Thursday dismissed DynCorp International LLC’s suit accusing a unit of AAR Airlift Group of stealing its secrets to score a $10 billion counternarcotics support services contract from the U.S. Department of State, after both parties said they’d struck an undisclosed settlement.
The whistleblower provision of the False Claims Act isn’t unconstitutional, the Trump administration said Tuesday after intervening to defend the law in a fraudulent health care reimbursement suit pending before the Tenth Circuit.
The Boeing Co. has received almost $6.6 billion to continue working on a U.S. Department of Defense division’s ground-based midcourse defense system, which is meant to defend the United States against certain ballistic missile attacks from countries like North Korea and Iran, the agency announced.
A Federal Circuit panel on Thursday summarily refused to reconsider its decision tossing, for lack of jurisdiction, a bankrupt wireless carrier’s $21 million suit over the Federal Communications Commission’s sale of its defaulted spectrum licenses.
The nearly $16 billion in cost waivers the U.S. Department of Defense has granted under the Foreign Military Sales program over the past few years have effectively advanced U.S. interests, but the DOD should streamline its process for deciding on those waivers, according to a watchdog report released Wednesday.
Business advocates who on Wednesday attended one of a series of meetings with the new head of the U.S. Department of Labor’s contractor watchdog say they came away confident the office will be transparent and willing to help contractors comply with federal discrimination laws, two things they say the Obama administration wasn’t.
An expert panel tasked by Congress with reviewing the U.S. Department of Defense’s acquisition processes released the first section of its much-anticipated report Wednesday, introducing a “dynamic marketplace” proposal that would see the Pentagon lean more heavily on commercial items.
A Florida state court on Monday entered a final judgment of $53.3 million for Electronic Transactions Consultants Corp. in a breach of contract and wrongful termination suit the company brought against Miami-Dade County Expressway Authority stemming from its work building a cashless toll system for the county's expressways.
Private equity-backed American Renal Associates Holdings Inc. on Wednesday agreed to pay $4 million to a class of shareholders who claimed in Massachusetts federal court that the dialysis clinic operator artificially inflated its stock price and misled investors by making false statements related to allegations of insurance fraud around the time of its 2016 initial public offering.
Representatives for a Maine shipyard company owned by General Dynamics pushed state lawmakers on Tuesday to support up to $60 million in a renewal of tax credits for shipbuilding facilities to help the company continue building ships for the U.S. Navy.
The U.S. Coast Guard wasted five years and nearly $60 million on a failed electronic health records system without anything to show for it and currently relies on paper records to document its health services, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said in a report Tuesday.
The Department of Justice announced Wednesday that a Brooklyn-based provider of home health care services has agreed to pay $6.42 million to resolve allegations that it violated federal and state False Claims Acts by falsely billing Medicaid for services it did not provide.
The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon Co. a five-year, $2.3 billion contract for support work on Patriot air and missile defense systems, the U.S. Department of Defense said Tuesday.
The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday affirmed a California federal judge’s finding that Twitter Inc. cannot be held liable for the Islamic State group’s killing of two government contractors due to it allowing terrorists to tweet, ruling that the victims’ families failed to show a direct relationship between the social media giant and the murders.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office dismissed a regulatory writing business's challenge to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration software support deal, finding in a decision made public Tuesday that alleged technical risks are not a basis for granting an exception to the usual prohibition on large businesses challenging contracts that have been set aside for small businesses.
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.
New sanctions under the 2016 Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act not only provide the U.S. government with a new instrument to take action in response to conduct that might violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act or the U.S. anti-money laundering laws, but also expand the scope of U.S. extraterritorial enforcement, say partners with Dentons.
As the economic situation in Venezuela continues to deteriorate and the number of bond defaults continues to mount, the Third Circuit’s recent ruling against Crystallex is a poignant reminder about the challenges of recovering on claims against a determined sovereign. However, Crystallex is not without further litigation options, say Richard Cooper and Boaz Morag of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.
Highly profitable companies have comprehensive corporate wellness programs that realize plateauing health care costs, greater employee engagement, and a demonstrable competitive advantage. The legal field needs a similar awakening, says Rudhir Krishtel, a former partner of Fish & Richardson and senior patent counsel at Apple.
While each new year is expected to bring fresh challenges to the legal industry, 2018 will be particularly disruptive to the status quo. Both law firms and organizations that cater to the legal community should prepare for developments like increasing pressure from international clients and data security risks caused by multigenerational gaps, says Jeff Ton of Bluelock LLC.
The investigation and filing of False Claims Act cases will continue apace in 2018. There are common mistakes to avoid in responding to such investigations, mistakes that I repeatedly witnessed during my tenure in the civil frauds unit of the Southern District of New York, says Jaimie Nawaday of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.
The ultimately successful grounds for many bid protests at the U.S. Government Accountability Office often become known to protesters after the procuring agency produces its report in response to the initial protest. But what if the agency report omits segments of the procurement records? Contractors and their counsel should address this in their post-award strategies, say Al Krachman and Phil Beshara of Blank Rome LLP.
Jay Greenberg and Max Volsky, co-founders of litigation finance platform LexShares Inc., analyze emerging trends based on conversations with their investors and executives in this rapidly evolving sector.
Study of the Enneagram personality typing system can provide attorneys with better insights into themselves, and into those they interact with professionally, including clients, opposing counsel and judges, says Jennifer Gibbs of Zelle LLP.
Following Hurricane Harvey, the federal government committed substantial dollars toward reconstruction efforts in Texas. For members of the construction industry planning to engage in these public projects, there are important things to know about Texas public procurement law, say Brian Gaudet and Courtney Lynch of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP.
In its recent decision in Spay v. CVS Caremark, the Third Circuit adopted the government knowledge inference defense, thereby offering False Claims Act defendants in the circuit another weapon in their arsenal of defenses to obtain dismissal of FCA claims, say Barbara Rowland and Carolyn Kendall of Post & Schell PC.