The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs has finalized a $10 billion contract with Cerner Corp. to build a new electronic health records system compatible with the U.S. Department of Defense that promises a seamless transition of information as active troops become veterans.
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VA Finalizes $10B Cerner Electronic Health Records Deal

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs has finalized a $10 billion contract with Cerner Corp. to build a new electronic health records system compatible with the U.S. Department of Defense that promises a seamless transition of information as active troops become veterans. Read more »

USAID's $9.5B Health Supply Contract Scrutinized By Panel

The alleged failure of a government vendor to deliver on a $9.5 billion medical and supply chain contract, which included distributing HIV/AIDS drugs around the world, was the focus of discussions by a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee Thursday. Read more »

Drone Maker Hushed Up Bomb-Laden Flight: Whistleblower

A defense contractor that makes weaponized drones for the military has been accused in California state court of firing an employee who tipped off federal investigators about the company's efforts to cover up an incident in which a worker traveled on a commercial flight with a drone containing a bomb, according to a lawsuit unsealed Friday.  Read more »

Duke Wants Sanctions Over FCA Whistleblower's Convos

Duke University asked a North Carolina federal judge Thursday to sanction the counsel of a whistleblower in a False Claims Act lawsuit over allegedly falsified medical research data, saying the Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore attorneys knew about improper conversations the whistleblower had with school faculty members about the case. Read more »

ENFORCEMENT

Construction Exec Cops Plea Before 'Buffalo Billion' Trial

An executive with Buffalo construction firm LPCiminelli avoided trial on charges of rigging hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of bids connected to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's “Buffalo Billion” revitalization initiative, copping Friday to conspiracy and wire fraud and agreeing to testify against his colleagues. Read more »

LITIGATION

Lennar Wants $970M CalPERS Fraud Suit In Bankruptcy Court

A suit alleging that Miami-based home builder Lennar created and bankrupted a development company in order to swindle $970 million from the California Public Employees' Retirement System belongs in a Delaware bankruptcy court, the builder said Thursday.   Read more »

UnitedHealth Asks Del. High Court To Nix Investor Books Win

UnitedHealth Group Inc. asked Delaware's Supreme Court on Thursday to reverse a Chancery Court decision allowing investors to inspect some of the company's documents to investigate Medicare overbilling allegations, saying the lower court didn't consider if there was a credible basis to infer wrongdoing. Read more »

Tribe Sues HHS Over Alleged Contract Underpayment

The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community hit the federal government with a contract breach suit Thursday accusing the Indian Health Service of not paying certain costs related to part of the tribe’s health care program that was funded with third-party revenue. Read more »

EXPERT ANALYSIS

​GAO Clarifies Rules For Conflict Of Interest Waiver Protests

The U.S. Government Accountability Office's decision this month in ARES Technical Services Corporation provides useful guidance to GAO protesters on where they should — and should not — focus their organizational conflict of interest waiver challenges, says Aron Beezley of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP. Read more »

LEGAL INDUSTRY

Feature

Bharara, Rosenstein & Hill On What Law Grads Need To Know

The 2018 law school commencement season is underway, and keynote speakers at academic institutions across the country have sought to impart lasting advice to new grads. ​Here, five high-profile lawyers, including Preet Bharara, Rod Rosenstein and Anita Hill, shared their advice for improving local communities and the world, guidance which even seasoned attorneys may be able to apply to their own careers. Read more »

Analysis

3 Things To Know About Congress' New Litigation Funding Bill

A recent bill introduced in the U.S. Senate that sponsors say will discourage gambling by the multibillion-dollar litigation funding industry is far from the first effort to regulate private legal investors. Here, Law360 looks at three things that distinguish the Litigation Funding Transparency Act of 2018. Read more »

Feature

Volume Of Undecided High Court Cases Raises Eyebrows

Even after issuing five opinions last week, the U.S. Supreme Court still has a whopping 34 cases that need to be decided by the end of the term just over one month away, leaving court-watchers to speculate about what’s been slowing things down on First Street. Read more »

NJ Federal Judge Shortage Continues, Chief Jurist Says

The judicial shortage in New Jersey federal court continues, with no appointments by President Donald Trump on the horizon, leaving a mounting caseload for a short-staffed bench spanning three outposts throughout the state, U.S. District Judge Jose J. Linares told his colleagues on Friday at the state bar association's convention in Atlantic City. Read more »

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GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

The general counsel of Novartis stepped down in the wake of news reports that the pharmaceutical company paid a business owned by President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, and GCs ranked the firms they think have the strongest brands. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.​ Read more »

In Case You Missed It: Hottest Firms And Stories On Law360

For those who missed out, here's a look back at the law firms, stories and expert analyses that generated the most buzz on Law360 last week. Read more »

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Law360's Pro Say: Is Sports Betting Coming To Your State?

On the latest episode of Law360's Pro Say podcast, we tell you what you need to know about the U.S. Supreme Court's sports betting ruling; break down the latest battle in Apple and Samsung’s smartphone patent war; discuss law schools demanding answers from BigLaw about the use of nondisclosure agreements; and talk about a woman who took a painful toilet tumble. Read more »

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