The Chinese government on Tuesday strongly objected to a pending $330 million sale of U.S. military equipment to Taiwan, saying the deal should be terminated and warning of future harm to U.S.-China relations already damaged by recent sanctions.  
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China Slams Pending $330M US Military Deal With Taiwan

The Chinese government on Tuesday strongly objected to a pending $330 million sale of U.S. military equipment to Taiwan, saying the deal should be terminated and warning of future harm to U.S.-China relations already damaged by recent sanctions.   Read full article »

Boeing Gets $2.4B Air Force Deal To Replace Iconic 'Huey'

The U.S. Air Force said Monday it has chosen Boeing for a $2.38 billion deal to provide a replacement helicopter for its iconic UH-1N Huey, picking Boeing’s MH-139 model over alternatives offered by rivals Sikorsky and Sierra Nevada. Read full article »

Admiral Nominee Defends Integrity Amid 'Fat Leonard' Link

The nominee to lead U.S. military operations in South America was forced Tuesday to defend his integrity under questioning from Democratic senators, saying he had been cleared of any wrongdoing related to the “Fat Leonard” bribery scandal that has drawn in a number of current and former senior U.S. Navy officers. Read full article »


Boeing Fights 'Micro Unit' At NLRB: A Cheat Sheet

An ongoing National Labor Relations Board battle over whether 178 mechanics at a Boeing plant in South Carolina can unionize hasn't grabbed headlines like some of the board's other undertakings have, but it has drawn outsize attention from corporate America. Here, Law360 brings you up to speed on the case. Read full article »

Top Dem Wants VA Subpoenaed Over Mar-A-Lago Trio

The House Oversight Committee's top-ranking Democrat has urged Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., to subpoena the Department of Veterans Affairs for documents it is withholding related to reports that three members of President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club are influencing department personnel and policy decisions. Read full article »


US Adds 14 Entities To Export Restriction List

The U.S. has added 14 entities to an export restriction list for their alleged involvement in activities ranging from supporting Russian cyber vandals to aiding Iranian missile programs, according to a filing set to be published Wednesday in the Federal Register. Read full article »







Manafort Plea Reminds Us Of Whitewater

It is clear from Paul Manafort's plea agreement that special counsel Robert Mueller's team is using the same prosecutorial strategy that Ken Starr used in Whitewater. Mueller’s team, however, also faces the same headwinds that Starr faced, say Lawrence Laurenzi and Joe Whitley of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC. Read full article »

Fed. Circ. Ruling Highlights Bid Protester Standing Issues

There is friction between the need for courts to consider the standing of government contract bid protesters and the exclusive authority of the procuring agency to perform evaluations. The Federal Circuit's decision last week in CliniComp provides an illustration, say Stuart Turner and Nathaniel Castellano of Arnold & Porter. Read full article »


Judging A Book: Block Reviews 'Tough Cases'

In a new, extraordinary book, "Tough Cases: Judges Tell the Stories of Some of the Hardest Decisions They’ve Ever Made," 13 of my judicial brethren have courageously and dramatically humanized the judicial process, says U.S. District Judge Frederic Block of the Eastern District of New York. Read full article »



4 Secrets To Ace The Interview For Your In-House Dream Job

Whether it's a yearning to have an impact on a business or ditch the pressure of billable hours, there are various reasons lawyers consider jumping to an in-house role. But making that leap, or falling flat, can hinge on a strong performance during the interview process. Here, Law360 looks at four ways attorneys can shine when interviewing with corporate decision makers. Read full article »

BigLaw Atty Sues To Get $100K Ring Back From Ex-Fiancee

A BigLaw associate filed suit in D.C. federal court Monday against his former fiancee, saying that she has refused to return a $100,000 engagement ring even after the engagement was called off. Read full article »

Memo In State St. Case Ties Labaton Proxy To Ark. Politician

The Massachusetts federal judge overseeing a probe of an eight-figure plaintiff fee award in the $300 million State Street class action unsealed a report Tuesday saying a Texas lawyer and a former Arkansas state senator played a "significant role" in securing the case for plaintiffs firm Labaton Sucharow LLP. Read full article »

Trump Calls Kavanaugh Allegations A 'Con Game' By Dems

President Donald Trump on Tuesday abandoned a measured approach to sexual assault allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, calling the matter a con cooked up by Democrats and attacking one accuser’s credibility because she “admits she was drunk.” Read full article »

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