A Kentucky appellate court improperly dumped the entire dispute resolution process detailed in a municipal sewer construction contract, the state’s Supreme Court said Thursday, finding that state law allows courts to selectively remove illegal contractual provisions while keeping everything else.
The American Cable Association is urging the Federal Communications Commission to take a conservative approach in its plans to clear the C-band, saying that if not handled carefully, companies already using the band could be harmed.
The Court of Federal Claims on Thursday allowed Amazon Web Services to intervene in Oracle’s protest over the U.S. Department of Defense’s $10 billion JEDI cloud computing acquisition, after Amazon said it should have a chance to address conflict of interest allegations involving the company.
A Louis Berger Group Inc. unit was slapped Friday in New Jersey federal court with class claims the company improperly failed to pay overtime to workers involved in government-funded recovery efforts in Puerto Rico following Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year.
A ground services company at John F. Kennedy International Airport agreed Thursday to pay $12.3 million to settle claims it paid kickbacks for contracts with British Airways and others at Kennedy and airports across the country, according to the New York State Attorney General’s Office.
An employee of a Blackfeet Tribe early childhood health and education program overseen by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services pled guilty to stealing money through a scheme where she and others falsely claimed thousands of overtime hours they did not work, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday.
A Florida federal court rejected bids by prison health contractors Corizon Health and Wexford Health Sources to toss a Florida inmate's suit alleging their inadequate and negligent treatment led to him suffering a heart attack and amputation of both legs, finding Thursday that he has sufficiently alleged a constitutional violation.
A California federal judge on Friday tentatively denied a bid to certify a class of refugees from several East African countries who allege a government contractor discriminated against them because of their race, national origin and religion, finding their allegations to be too individualized.
Two scientists have had their convictions for fraudulently obtaining government research grants upheld by the Eleventh Circuit, with the panel affirming the couple's respective prison sentences and the order that they must pay $10.5 million in restitution for the grants they secured through the scheme.
The federal government has hit freight carrier YRC Freight Inc. with a False Claims Act suit, accusing it of systematically overcharging the U.S. Department of Defense by millions of dollars and trying to hide its alleged misconduct, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday.
A $600 million loan and grant program tucked into the $867 billion farm bill that passed Wednesday will dedicate much-needed resources to rural broadband infrastructure, National Telecommunications and Information Administration head David Redl said Thursday.
Travelers Casualty and Surety Co. of America has filed a complaint in Mississippi federal court alleging a contractor owes $7.3 million after the surety company took over a $47.3 million restoration project of a pier damaged during Hurricane Katrina.
Health care providers, insurers and investors in 2018 cheered and jeered remarkable rulings and cases involving False Claims Act liability, billions of dollars in Affordable Care Act funding and huge sums of Medicare Advantage reimbursement. Here, Law360 recaps the year’s biggest litigation developments.
A hospice company accused of wrongly billing Medicare for unnecessary care will pay almost $6 million to clear up two cases against it, Pennsylvania federal prosecutors announced Thursday.
The U.S. Senate voted on a resolution to end aid to Saudi Arabia in its attacks in the Yemeni civil war Thursday as part of an effort to roll back cooperation between the United States and the kingdom.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office said Wednesday that while the Office of Management and Budget and other agencies have taken steps to implement cybersecurity protocols and improve the management of information technology operations and acquisitions, many of its recommendations have not been followed.
The Ninth Circuit has refused to revive a long-running whistleblower suit that accuses Raytheon of bilking the federal government on a satellite sensor contract, saying the relator had failed to provide sufficient information about the company’s alleged False Claims Act violations despite six attempts to do so.
An investor hit steel pipe manufacturer Tenaris SA and its billionaire CEO with a proposed class action Wednesday in New York federal court following the Argentinian CEO’s indictment on bribery charges, saying the company falsely told the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it upheld certain ethical commitments.
Finance of America Mortgage will pay $14.5 million to resolve a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that a predecessor company originated and underwrote deficient loans backed by federal insurance in violation of the False Claims Act, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Tuesday dismissed a bid protest by a Kuwaiti contractor over the award of a blanket purchase agreement for non-tactical vehicle leasing and maintenance services in Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, finding that the company was not an “interested party” in the decision.
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.
On Dec. 3, the U.S. Department of Defense issued its broad "Other Transactions" guide for these sparsely regulated arrangements, defined in the negative as other than procurement contracts, grants or cooperative agreements. Though not mandatory, the guidance covers the waterfront of DOD's tools, providing helpful examples, definition and context, say attorneys at Arnold & Porter.
He was White House counsel to two presidents. When Reagan was shot, he explained the chain of command to a four-star general. And until a few years ago, many people still thought he was Deep Throat during the Watergate scandal. Fred Fielding of Morgan Lewis & Bockius may be the quintessential Washington insider. White and Williams attorney Randy Maniloff learned more.
A federal judge in South Carolina recently sentenced a former speech therapist to 111 months in federal prison on convictions of criminal health care fraud. Practitioners should be aware of the implications as the sentence is an unrequested and unexpected upward departure, say Bart Daniel and Elle Klein of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP.
Life sciences companies are susceptible to a wide range of crises that could expose them to legal liability and destroy their reputations. Sometimes, however, the greatest risks will come not from the facts that led to a crisis, but from the company's response, say attorneys at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.
The overuse of the "lowest price technically acceptable" source selection process has been widely criticized for obligating the government to select the lowest-priced vendor even when a better solution exists. The U.S. Department of Defense has proposed new rules that should severely narrow the permissible use of the LPTA process, say attorneys at Holland & Knight LLP.
Many law firms have tickets or luxury suites at sporting events to host clients and prospects. Matthew Prinn of RFP Advisory Group and Matt Ansis of TicketManager discuss some of the ways that firms can use those tickets effectively.
The U.S. Department of Justice's $236 million settlement last month with three South Korean companies was the largest ever for anti-competitive conduct against the U.S. government. A whistleblower’s role as the catalyst for that bid-rigging investigation may be a sign of things to come, say David Caputo and Zachary Arbitman of Youman & Caputo LLC.
A recent opinion from the American Bar Association provides useful guidance on attorneys’ obligations to guard against cyberattacks, protect electronic client information and respond if an attack occurs, says Joshua Bevitz of Newmeyer & Dillion LLP.
Opening comments by parties in mediation that are made with the proper content and tone can diffuse pent-up emotion and pave the way for a successful resolution. But an opening presentation can do more harm than good if delivered the wrong way, say Jann Johnson and William Haddad of ADR Systems LLC.
As the year comes to a close, attorneys at King & Spalding LLP look back at a few of the most notable developments at the U.S. Department of Justice, including corporate monitor guidance, a False Claims Act policy shift, foreign exchange prosecutions, cryptocurrency fraud and international cooperation developments.