The scope of a ban on certain Chinese technology anticipated in the second half of 2020 may cause government contractors to scrutinize their supply chains, while they face scrutiny of their own from watchdogs looking into COVID-19 funding. Here are seven federal bills, policy changes and enforcement moves that federal contractors should keep an eye on for the remainder of the year.
The Court of Federal Claims has denied a protest over the scope of corrective action taken on a nearly $1.4 billion Defense Logistics Agency contract to supply food to U.S. troops overseas, rejecting Anham FZCO's argument that the correction was overbroad.
A former U.S. Department of Defense contracting officer hired an associate for a no-show job and took her on dozens of trips to Disney World and other vacation spots on the government's dime, federal prosecutors in Boston said Friday.
Supreme Court oral arguments are always a high wire act. This term, a global pandemic, a docket of hot-button cases and an experiment with remote technology took the challenge to new heights. Here’s a look at the law firms that argued the most, and how they fared.
The 2019 term has removed all doubt: Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. is the power broker on the U.S. Supreme Court. But unlike past swing justices, the nation's top jurist puts the reputation of the court before his own conservative instincts and is willing to compromise when he needs to.
A docket packed with divisive cases. Experiments in remote oral arguments. Defining moments for the court’s new swing justice. Here, Law360 takes a data dive into the numbers behind this historic court term, when the unexpected reigned supreme.
A Mississippi man has pled guilty to orchestrating a $287.6 million scheme to defraud Tricare by paying doctors and drug distributors kickbacks to refer unnecessary compounded medication prescriptions to his pharmacies, and will forfeit more than $50 million worth of property, luxury cars and an airplane.
Student loan servicer Navient told a Pennsylvania federal judge Friday that because the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled the president can remove the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's chief at will, that agency's suit against the loan provider should be dropped.
Nevada cannabis regulators being sued by a rejected license applicant can't be forced to turn over the cellphones of contractors hired to vet applications, the state high court has ruled, finding tax officials don't have legal control over the devices.
The Dallas area public transportation system has told a Texas state judge that a construction company waited more than a decade too long to file a suit alleging it incurred $37 million in unnecessary costs during a light rail expansion project.
Universal Health Services has promised to pay $122 million to end 19 suits under the False Claims Act that had accused the behavioral health hospital company of cheating federal health care subsidy programs and putting profit over patient care, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday.
A Florida-based food distributor and its owner filed a lawsuit against a school district after it allegedly terminated its contract with the distributor over a Facebook post the owner wrote disparaging the Black Lives Matter movement.
The Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians has filed a suit in California federal court against Amador County, saying a purportedly binding contract related to its recently built tribal casino is "unlawful" because it taxes the tribe unfairly.
In this moment of national recognition of historical institutional racism, the American Bar Association must implement a model rule that explicitly declares efforts to fight racism and advance equality to be a matter of attorneys' ethics and professional conduct, say Marc Firestone at Philip Morris International and David Douglass at Sheppard Mullin.
Law firms accounted for a large portion of the recipients of federal bailout funds designed to save small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, but some observers speculate that, for a number of those shops, the funds won't be enough to prevent future cuts if COVID-19 continues to drag down the market.
After a wildly tumultuous first half of 2020, law firm leaders are now preparing to take on whatever the second half of the year has in store. Here, leaders share their biggest worries for the remaining six months of the year.
The head of Brown Rudnick LLP's patent litigation practice has decamped with his team and clients in tow to launch his own firm in New York City, walking away with virtually all of Brown Rudnick's Manhattan-based patent litigation group.
Miller Canfield Paddock & Stone PLC has instituted layoffs and furloughs of attorneys and other employees amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to reports.
New legislation would allow New York public defender and government law graduates who have twice failed the bar exam to continue to practice under supervision for the duration of the state's ongoing coronavirus state of emergency.
The Northern District of Illinois' latest COVID-19 safety order entered Friday extends remote hearings into mid-September and keeps an early August target date for jury trials to resume, and the court's two clerk's offices will reopen to the public on Monday.
The head of the labor and employment practice at Los Angeles-based law firm Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs APLC is facing allegations he engaged in an extended campaign of "creepy" behavior toward an associate that peaked with a "nightmarish" incident during a work trip overseas.
U.S. Department of Justice official Seth DuCharme has been tapped as acting U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said Friday, replacing Richard Donoghue, who is in turn taking DuCharme's old job.
Court leadership in Philadelphia County on Friday vowed to take action following the release of a damning report from an outside consultant detailing "a culture of nepotism, mistrust and racial tension that is constantly brewing" for staff and judges alike.
The D.C. Circuit hit the brakes Friday on a panel's recent ruling instructing a federal judge to immediately grant the government's request to end the prosecution of former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn as the full appeals court considers whether to rehear the matter.
A new survey showed that corporate counsel are divided on whether they think recent work-from-home adjustments will continue or be reversed once the pandemic wanes, and a separate report revealed that more attorneys are getting comfortable with litigation funding. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.
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.
The U.S. Supreme Court ended its term with a bang this week, rejecting President Donald Trump's claim that he was absolutely immune to a subpoena for his financial records by New York state prosecutors who are pursuing a criminal investigation.
A Minnesota woman told a Pennsylvania federal court that Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP used clients' protected information as "a sword and a shield" to hide its alleged wrongdoing in its report provided to a special master, who was investigating the firm's bid to drop clients suing GlaxoSmithKline and others for birth defects caused by thalidomide.