The U.S. Department of Defense barred federal contractors from using Russian-sourced energy to power American operating bases in Europe, in an attempt to shield the military installations from the "potential risk" of depending on Russian power.
The U.S. government has sued a construction company and accused it of violating the False Claims Act by claiming to work with businesses run by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals during its time as a subcontractor on a New Jersey Turnpike project.
A Federal Protective Service contract security officer guarding the district courthouse in Oakland, California, was killed in a drive-by shooting Friday night, and another was critically injured as thousands of protesters marched along downtown city streets.
Democratic lawmakers called on the U.S. Department of Defense to detail how it is spending $10.6 billion in taxpayer dollars provided for efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19 and questioned why only 23% of the funds had been spent so far.
The Federal Circuit on Friday refused to revive a contractor's challenge to a one-year extension to an unprofitable terminal services agreement, saying a government email was sufficient to trigger a contract extension provision.
The Fifth Circuit has affirmed a lower court's nixing of a $61.8 million False Claims Act suit alleging Baylor Scott & White Health overbilled Medicare over seven years, ruling Thursday that the relator's own complaint indicates that the health care system's practices were simply ahead of the curve.
The federal government looked to the future in May, injecting $1.2 billion into AstraZeneca's candidate COVID-19 vaccine and infusing billions into the U.S.'s space-bound ambitions. Other megadeals include remediation of a nuclear site and Google's partnership with the Pentagon.
In this edition of Coronavirus Q&A, one of Foley & Lardner LLP's top health lawyers discusses how the pandemic's psychological trauma could reshape mental health care and what COVID-19's brutal toll on senior citizens means for nursing home operations and investments.
A prison technology company has agreed to a deal worth up to $25 million in cash and phone credits to end allegations it overcharged for inmate calling services, the class said Thursday in asking a New Jersey federal court for preliminary approval of the settlement.
The U.S. Department of Justice and the New Jersey federal court are "eviscerating" the transparency of the judiciary by indefinitely taking whistleblower cases off the public record, a medical device maker said in a Thursday suit.
The Office of the Special Counsel should require federal employees to report whether they're probationary on their whistleblower complaints so that the government can ensure they aren't being fired based on their status, according to a watchdog report released Thursday.
A Washington federal judge rejected the Trump administration's bid to overturn a King County executive order banning deportation flights from a Seattle airport, saying more information is needed before making a decision on the order's legality.
Democratic lawmakers from New Mexico and Arizona seek answers from the U.S. Indian Health Service about potentially substandard personal protective equipment distributed to Navajo Nation hospitals through a $3 million contract with a former White House aide.
Top House Democrats were alarmed Thursday by the possibility that the Trump administration skirted a sanctions order against a Russian company to obtain faulty ventilators from Moscow, demanding in a letter that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo turn over information on the purchase.
A First Circuit panel affirmed a win for online teaching group Fullbridge in a case stemming from whether the business misled investors by saying it had secured a $40 million Saudi Arabian government contract.
House and Senate lawmakers on both sides of the aisle proposed $100 billion in new funding to boost U.S. science and technology research under a bill called the Endless Frontier Act unveiled Wednesday.
The Ohio research nonprofit Battelle Memorial Institute is looking to shut down a former employee's lawsuit claiming he was fired because he sounded the alarm over misuse of government funding, as Battelle said the staffer's unease with a contract does not add up to fraud.
Latham & Watkins LLP was booted from a $33 billion lawsuit because it had "unfettered access" to information crucial to a defense contractor's claims that the government favored a competitor with a spotty record for a defense deal, according to an unsealed opinion.
Private prison operator GEO Group Inc. accused Netflix of trademark infringement and defamation for using its logo in the fictional TV series "Messiah," which portrays immigrants detained in overcrowded cages, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Florida federal court.
The U.S. Court of Federal Claims on Tuesday denied the government's bid for an early win in a dispute over a design-build contract for the construction of a metal storage warehouse and related site work at the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Massachusetts.
The watchdog for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services warned House lawmakers Tuesday against threats to the independence of inspectors general, and the former leader of the HHS Office of Inspector General defended his successor's investigative work on COVID-19 in an exclusive interview with Law360. Here are three highlights.
The Ninth Circuit ruled on Tuesday that Oakland, California, may not ban a cargo shipping terminal developer's proposed coal operations based on claims they would pose a substantial health or safety risk.
A split Fourth Circuit panel ruled Tuesday that StarStone Specialty Insurance Co. must cover a North Carolina nursing home operator's costs to successfully defend against a $60 million False Claims Act lawsuit alleging it engaged in billing fraud, reversing a North Carolina federal judge's order.
A New Jersey used car salesman has been arrested and charged with running a $45 million scheme at the height of the fight against COVID-19, attempting to sell price-gouged N95 face masks to New York City, an order he had no way of fulfilling, prosecutors said Tuesday in New York federal court.
The Pentagon's former top watchdog announced his resignation on Tuesday, a little more than a month after President Donald Trump demoted him from his position as acting U.S. Department of Defense Inspector General.
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 current decrease in formality and increase in common ground due to the work-from-home environment can make it easier to have a networking conversation, says Megan Burke Roudebush at Keepwith.
One mistake that attorneys commonly make when presenting a case to a third-party funder is focusing almost exclusively on liability and giving short shrift to the damages analysis — resulting in an aspirational damages estimate that falls apart under scrutiny, say Cindy Ahn and Justin Maleson at Longford Capital and Casey Grabenstein at Saul Ewing.
Attorneys at WilmerHale highlight recent developments in privilege law, the significant challenges raised by nontraditional working arrangements popularized during the pandemic, and ways to avoid waiving attorney-client privilege when using electronic communications.
While pulling off an effective summer associate program this year will be no easy feat, law firms' investments in their future attorneys should be considered necessary even during this difficult time, says Summer Eberhard at Major Lindsey.
While Latin American governments respond to pandemic-related financial needs, multinational companies face elevated compliance risks from increased interaction with government officials, and new enforcement policies related to the misappropriation of funds, expedited government contracting, increased transparency and monitoring, and international cooperation, say attorneys at K&L Gates.
History suggests that legal malpractice claims will rise following the current economic downturn, and while a certain percentage of the claims will be unavoidable, there are prophylactic steps that law firms can take, says John Johnson at Cozen O'Connor.
As businesses new to public-private partnerships consider coronavirus-related disaster relief contracts, there are a number of issues general counsel and chief risk officers for these companies should consider that need not be a serious burden on operations, says Jordan Strauss at Kroll.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s upcoming opinion in Liu v. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission may call into question when Foreign Corrupt Practices Act settlements should be subject to disgorgement, say Matthew Rutter and Neal Hochberg at Charles River Associates.
Concerns that videoconferenced arbitration hearings compromise an arbitrator's ability to reliably resolve credibility contests are based on mistaken perceptions of how many cases actually turn on credibility, what credibility means in the legal world, and how arbitrators make credibility determinations, says Wayne Brazil at JAMS.
To create jobs and address the country's $4.5 trillion infrastructure backlog, the federal government should enact coronavirus relief directed at infrastructure investment, leveraged by the allocation of funds for public-private partnerships, say Andrej Micovic and Eric Singer at Bilzin Sumberg.
A recent commitment from the European Union's commissioner for justice to introduce rules for mandatory corporate human rights due diligence next year may signal the arrival of this issue as a global business imperative, making it as fundamental as anti-corruption diligence, say attorneys at Paul Hastings.
Ensuring uninterrupted client service and compliance with ethical obligations in a time when attorneys are more likely to fall ill means taking six basic — yet often ignored — steps to build some redundancy and internal communication into legal practice, say attorneys at Axinn.
The Third Circuit's recent trade secrets decision in Advanced Fluid Systems v. Huber is particularly important for companies in relationships whereby vendors create, use or apply confidential information and trade secrets to develop solutions or manufacture products for other entities pursuant to a contract, say attorneys at Proskauer.
Many remote meeting technologies include recording features as default settings, raising three primary concerns from a legal discovery and data retention perspective, and possibly bringing unintended consequences for companies in future litigation, says Courtney Murphy at Clark Hill.
In-house counsel may assume that "elite" law firms will turn up their noses at the idea of contingent fees, but such arrangements, whether pure or hybrid, are offered by many firms — even to defendants — and may be the answer to tight litigation budgets, say attorneys at Fish & Richardson.