A federal judge on Monday blocked the U.S. Department of Defense from awarding an information technology contract at the core of a dispute between Jacobs Technology Inc. and IBM Global Business Services until it completed an analysis of organizational conflicts of interest.
The Ninth Circuit ruled Tuesday that Boeing Co. and other government contractors were not liable for a 2007 helicopter crash in Afghanistan that killed eight U.S. soldiers and injured 14, affirming a lower court's dismissal of a product liability case brought by the soldiers' families.
A former Ohio judge convicted of lying to FBI agents during an investigation into bribery and corruption related to government contract bids was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison Tuesday.
Two U.S. military officers accused of participating in a bribery scheme involving construction contracts at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan withdrew their not guilty pleas Monday after reaching plea deals with Hawaii prosecutors.
A federal judge in Maryland on Thursday denied the government's bid to keep documents under seal in an ex-employee's case accusing Omnicare Inc. of selling contaminated drugs to the government, saying the documents don't substantially reveal secret investigative practices.
Gilead Sciences Inc. on Monday asked a California federal judge to toss a whistleblower’s False Claims Act suit for retaliatory firing, saying dismissal of the claim is the proper sanction for the plaintiff’s alleged destruction of documents amid a suit claiming Gilead paid kickbacks to doctors.
The U.S. Court of Federal Claims ruled Friday that the U.S. could attempt to avoid damages — but not liability — by arguing that unavoidable delays caused it to violate a contract with Rochester Gas and Electric Corp. to dispose of high-level radioactive waste.
European Aeronautic Defense & Space Co. NV said Monday that its satellite mobility subsidiary had paid French private equity fund Apax France and other shareholders €673 million ($960 million) for Vizada, which provides satellite-based mobility communication services.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office reported Thursday that poor implementation of the U.S. Coast Guard's effort to modernize its ships and aircraft — a program that touches nearly $30 billion in federal contracts — hindered the agency's response to the Deepwater Horizon spill.
An Oregon contractor pled guilty Friday to rigging bids for a $1.2 million project tied to the development of a $24 million condominium in Portland and fraudulently inducing the state to hand his workers unemployment benefits.
Inadequate oversight on a $119 million contract with Anham LLC for warehousing services in Iraq exposed the U.S. government to questionable subcontracting practices and costs, according to a defense audit released Saturday.
An engineering contractor filed suit in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims on Friday seeking more than $7.6 million from the government for costs it incurred due to alleged delays and defects in a fixed-price flood control project in Arizona.
President Barack Obama announced Friday that he would nominate Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP partner Michael E. Horowitz, whose practice focuses on white collar defense, internal investigations and regulatory compliance, to fill the inspector general post at the U.S. Department of Justice.
A former U.S. Army lieutenant was sentenced to 18 months in prison in Texas on Friday for stealing Iraqi fuel and accepting cash, jewelry and clothing from Iraqi contractors in exchange for favors such as relaxing security procedures.
A dispute between the U.S. Department of State and the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction over access to plans to protect diplomats has cast doubt on the oversight of nearly $3 billion in diplomatic security contracts, adding another layer of uncertainty to an already volatile transition out of Iraq.
The anti-secrecy activist group Anonymous on Friday released a nearly 400-megabyte cache of private documents related to national security contractor ManTech International Corp.'s contracts with the FBI and NATO.
A former facilities manager for the New Mexico Corrections Department pled guilty Thursday to taking $237,000 in kickbacks in exchange for handing nearly $4 million in contracts to roofing company Omni Development Corp.
The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday filed suit against the owner of an Illinois-based mortgage lender who allegedly failed to disclose his 2005 fraud indictment to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development when applying for mortgage insurance from the agency.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security should make better use of outside, independent reviews to prevent cost overruns in its information technology programs, according to a U.S. Government Accountability Office report published Thursday.
South Carolina and Washington state asked the D.C. Circuit on Friday to force the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to consider an application for a nuclear waste repository at Nevada's Yucca Mountain following the Obama administration's decision to kill the project.
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.