A sprawling corruption case involving two former aides to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and hundreds of millions of dollars of rigged contracts was split in two by a federal judge in Manhattan on Tuesday, with trials set to begin in January and May.
A New Jersey state appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a whistleblower’s qui tam suit against a group of credit card processors over claims they evaded various state fees, finding his allegations against the companies relate to tax obligations excluded from the state's False Claims Act.
A Federal Circuit judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss an appeal seeking to stay preliminary injunctions preventing the U.S. Department of Education from moving forward with a $2.8 billion debt collection services contract, rejecting Continental Service Group Inc.’s argument that the court lacked jurisdiction over the appeal.
The Pentagon on Tuesday announced it has awarded shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries nearly $150 million in funds for a modification to its existing contract for advance work on the future USS Enterprise, the third carrier in the Gerald R. Ford Class.
The Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals in a decision made public Tuesday found the Defense Contract Management Agency improperly disallowed Northrop Grumman’s cost reimbursement claims for nearly $253.4 million in retiree benefits, saying the DCMA had taken too rigid a stance on the relevant cost accounting regulation.
The costs of the U.S. Department of Defense’s current major acquisition programs are expected to run to around $1.89 trillion, with projected costs for previously introduced programs increasing by about $105 billion over the previous year, the DOD said in a report made public on Tuesday.
An insurance executive who’s suing Boston Heart Diagnostics Corp. on behalf of the government over the Massachusetts company’s allegedly useless tests told a D.C. federal judge Tuesday that the company still can’t escape the suit, despite rehashing old arguments.
The Pentagon has awarded Booz Allen Hamilton a $140 million contract to oversee a reorganization of U.S. Air Force business practices, the agency announced on Tuesday.
An Illinois federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a former federal government official from a case alleging she had violated an Illinois company’s right to due process when it was attempting to receive grants in connection with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act.
A Florida magistrate judge indicated Tuesday she would allow limited questioning of federal prosecutors as part of a bid to disqualify them by a Florida businessman fighting a $1 billion health care fraud case.
Argentina has reached an agreement with France's Total SA to satisfy a $270 million arbitral award over actions taken during the country's financial crisis in the early 2000s, under which it will deliver $210 million worth of bonds to the energy behemoth, the country announced Tuesday.
The Trump administration has come forward with a broad slate of policy objectives for the upcoming reboot of the North American Free Trade Agreement, giving both opponents and supporters of the effort plenty to scrutinize as it prepares to return to the negotiating table with Mexico and Canada. Here, Law360 tells you what you need to know.
One of Ohio's largest nursing home operations will pay $19.5 million to settle False Claims Act allegations that three companies and two executives improperly sought Medicare reimbursement for medically unnecessary rehabilitation and hospice services, the U.S. Department of Justice said Monday.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday called for increased transparency on the 340B Drug Discount Program’s prices and claims, as well as clearer rules about providers’ relationships with contract pharmacies that dispense drugs purchased through the program.
The Trump administration is working to develop a potentially more permissive policy covering the exports of military unmanned aerial systems, or drones, that better balances the needs of both the U.S. and its allies, Defense Secretary James Mattis said in a letter made public Tuesday.
The U.S. Department of Justice urged a D.C. federal judge in oral arguments Tuesday to dismiss as too expansive and unspecified a suit accusing the Office of Legal Counsel of treating its advice as broadly exempt from the Freedom of Information Act.
The U.S. Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's pick for second in command at the Pentagon on Tuesday, voting 92-7 to approve a former Boeing executive as deputy secretary of the Defense Department.
The Pentagon has awarded Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. a $98 million contract to provide command and control capabilities for the U.S. command tasked with overseeing the nation’s nuclear, strategic defense and global situational awareness capabilities, the Air Force announced Monday.
Drugs approved through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's accelerated pathway often carry a high price tag, which at times leads insurers to refuse coverage of the drugs and may endanger the future of the process, researchers said in a New England Journal of Medicine policy analysis.
A former drug refund company chief financial officer now convicted of fraud told a Pennsylvania federal judge Friday that the government shouldn’t be able to force her to forfeit personal assets because it had never proven she personally benefited from her company’s scheme to cheat customers, including the U.S. Department of Defense.
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.
Normally, investors and lenders to public-private partnerships avoid pursuing projects where the government’s ability to provide financial, operational and logistical support is subject to considerable uncertainty. But the tools provided by the Puerto Rican Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act can help mitigate some of these risks and even facilitate future projects in Puerto Rico, say attorneys with Cleary Gottlieb Ste... (continued)
In the penultimate installment of this series, Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project answer a question on many legal analysts’ minds: What if both sides’ expert witnesses sat in a hot tub discussing the case while a jury watched?
Recently, this publication featured an op-ed in which one law firm partner contended that midsize firms will be the next casualty of the legal market, due to a supposed inability to compete with BigLaw or boutique firms for business. Though we can expect to see Am Law firms continue to lead the market in megadeals and life-or-death litigations, by all indications midsize is on the rise, says Ronald Shechtman of Pryor Cashman LLP.
Outside counsel should be able to articulate why she is proposing an alternative fee arrangement for this matter. If the client has not requested an AFA or the case is unusually difficult to budget with accuracy, this might not be the case to propose an AFA, say attorneys with WilmerHale.
Despite the boom in mobile application development, many lawyers are still reluctant when it comes to using apps in their daily work. Attorney Sean Cleary explores the benefits and shares some recommendations for apps geared toward attorneys.
In a recent Law360 guest article, Christopher Bogart of Burford Capital LLC claimed that "while theoretically well designed to find the proverbial needle in a haystack, big data and AI currently lack the ability to do so usefully in a commercial litigation financing context." But AI can manage many of the tasks that litigation financiers would otherwise perform, says Eva Shang, co-founder of Legalist Inc.
More and more, government contractors are seeking alternative fee arrangements to pursue claims against the government. The early decision of where to litigate a claim may have a significant impact on the structure of an AFA, says Stephen McBrady of Crowell & Moring LLP.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning will continue to be a major focus for the legal community, whether as an isolated topic, as it intersects with cybersecurity, or within the legal profession itself. Each of these raises unique concerns for attorneys, says Randy Sabett, vice chair of Cooley LLP's privacy and data protection practice group.
What drives disdain for plaintiffs class action lawyers getting paid? While stupid class actions filed by feckless lawyers are a disgrace, good class actions are essential. Without risk-taking plaintiffs lawyers, there would be no defense lawyers, and corporate cheaters would run amuck, ravaging consumers and victimizing well-behaving companies, says Daniel Karon of Karon LLC.
Although the recent "buy American" memorandum from Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney is mostly administrative in nature, it contains lessons for contractors and at least some indication of what they might see from the Trump administration in the coming months, say attorneys with Covington & Burling LLP.