A California federal judge rejected a $3 million deal between a private prison operator and employees who claim they weren’t paid for time spent at security checkpoints, saying the parties need to perform a major overhaul of the agreement to win court approval.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday easily approved a $146.5 billion package of bills to fund military construction and the U.S. departments of Veterans Affairs and Energy for 2019, sending the bill to be signed into law, as lawmakers also reached a deal to stave off a government shutdown.
Centene Management Company LLC has urged a federal court to toss a proposed class action alleging it misrepresented the size of a provider network, saying the amended suit is trying to second-guess Washington state regulators’ work.
The F-35 is not yet ready for a critical testing phase due to software issues, the U.S. Department of Defense’s top weapons tester said in a memo, delaying a full-rate production decision for the fighter jet.
The relator behind False Claims Act litigation alleging that Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the federal government were overcharged for foreclosure services has voluntarily dropped claims against the law firm McCabe Weisberg & Conway PC and two affiliate vendors, according to a filing that a New York federal judge signed on Tuesday.
Significant factual disputes remain regarding the U.S. Air Force’s denial of $271.1 million in deferred cost claims by Boeing on a rocket launch contract, a Court of Federal Claims judge said in a decision made public Wednesday, declining to rule for the company.
Classes on blockchain and artificial intelligence. Crash courses in business and financial markets. These are a few ways law schools are preparing students for a job market that is struggling in the wake of the recession.
A former Detroit official was hit with a 20-month prison sentence Tuesday in Michigan federal court after pleading guilty to accepting more than $29,500 in bribes from information technology companies seeking preferential treatment for city contracts, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s recent defeat of a Medicare Advantage overpayment rule threatens to send shock waves through the U.S. Department of Justice’s already tottering campaign to police Medicare Advantage reimbursement using the False Claims Act.
A nursing facilities company slapped with a $350 million False Claims Act verdict told the Eleventh Circuit that a Florida federal judge correctly vacated the award, saying the case lacked material evidence of billing fraud under the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Escobar ruling.
Caught in a whirlwind of firm dissolutions and layoffs, thousands of associates were thrust into one of the worst job markets in history a decade ago. While some have rebounded, others are still feeling the lingering effects of the financial crisis on their careers.
An Oklahoma federal judge on Tuesday refused to let Federal Insurance Co. dodge a duty to cover a boiler maker in an underlying state court suit over its performance on a contract to build a water treatment system for the city of Altus, Oklahoma, saying conflicting evidence precludes a quick win.
Neither Raytheon nor the Defense Contract Management Agency showed any clear error in a decision that had found that most of Raytheon’s disputed contract cost reimbursement claims were not expressly unallowable, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals ruled recently, refusing to reconsider its earlier decision.
A former construction company executive has been sentenced to two years behind bars for defrauding the federal government in connection with a $1.5 million roofing and air conditioning contract at a federal courthouse in Jackson, Tennessee.
Federal lawmakers have agreed to a $146.5 billion package of bills to fund military construction and the U.S. Veterans Affairs and Energy departments for 2019, breaking an impasse over funding for VA community care programs.
A Missouri federal judge has ruled that a Veterans Affairs hospital is not liable in a wrongful death suit, finding that the physician’s decision not to attempt a risky emergency surgery on a patient dying of a shrimp allergy does not constitute negligence.
The U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing a nearly $2.9 billion modification of an existing contract to produce KC-46 Pegasus aircraft, with the order for 18 tankers bringing the total number of aircraft ordered under the contract to 52, the company said.
The U.S. Air Force and Navy are failing to meet their aircraft availability targets despite spending tens of billions of dollars each year on sustainment programs, with availability getting worse over time for about half of the audited aircraft models, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said Monday.
A Court of Federal Claims judge sided with the U.S. Navy in a pre-award bid protest from Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems Inc., finding that the company was rightly excluded from consideration for a contract to supply the ADC MK 5, an "acoustic torpedo countermeasure."
The legal industry has shown some caution in rebuilding its pool of associates after the dramatic layoffs of thousands during the last recession. But have firms done enough to survive the next?
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. Court of Federal Claims' decision in Acetris Health v. U.S. is important to all suppliers of products to the government because it interprets the interplay of the Buy American Act and Trade Agreements Act in contracts subject to the trade agreements clause, say Stephen Ruscus and Donna Lee Yesner of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP.
Next week, the Federal Acquisition Regulation will be amended, and federal contractors will have until Oct. 1, 2018, to tie their information systems to the bedposts, get out their cybersecurity holy water, avoid long staircases, and exorcise Kaspersky products and services from their systems, say Franklin Turner and Alexander Major of McCarter & English LLP.
The blockbuster e-discovery cases, with big sanctions and bigger controversies, have been few and far between this year. But that doesn’t mean the legal questions around e-discovery have been answered. Let’s take a closer look at three cases worthy of our attention, says Casey Sullivan, an attorney at discovery technology provider Logikcull.
What if a bid protest results in an agency announcing corrective action, which then doesn't materialize? Insult may be added to injury if the agency awards the protester’s competitor a sole-source bridge contract in the meantime. In such a case, the original protester does have a remedy, say Kenneth Weckstein and Shlomo Katz of Brown Rudnick LLP.
Later this week, Harvard Law students will begin bidding on interview slots with the nation’s top law firms. Our institutions owe it to their students not only to require firms to disclose mandatory arbitration provisions in new associate contracts, but also to bar employers from on-campus recruiting if they require these provisions, says Isabel Finley, a third-year student at Harvard Law School and president of the Harvard Women’s Law Association.
Many legal teams involved in cross-border matters still hesitate to use technology assisted review, questioning its ability to handle non-English document collections. However, with the proper expertise, modern TAR can be used with any language, including challenging Asian languages, say John Tredennick and David Sannar of Catalyst Repository Systems.
Several recent developments may give rise to optimism among innovative, commercially oriented contractors that have been avoiding the U.S. Department of Defense, say Eric Aaserud and Julia Fox of Perkins Coie LLP.
The long-running litigation related to Siemens’ 2008 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act plea agreement, and a D.C. federal court’s recent decision, highlight the complexity of determining whether sensitive information that companies provide to compliance monitors is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, say attorneys with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.
Earlier this year, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., made headlines with his decision to leave Congress and return to law. In this series, former members of Congress who made that move discuss how their experience on the Hill influenced their law practice.
The Senate Republican leadership and the Trump administration are racing to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy’s spot on the U.S. Supreme Court. Does opposition to their plans have any chance of success? My answer is yes, because the stakes are so high, people are so engaged, and the records of those short-listed are so deeply troubling, says Nan Aron, president of Alliance for Justice.