A former electrical engineer convicted of trying to sell surface-to-air missiles and military aircraft parts to the Iranian government on Wednesday asked the Second Circuit to vacate his conviction and order a new trial, saying the lower court erred in allowing government agents to comment on the defendant's credibility.
A California federal judge on Wednesday took issue with the "tone" of a request by ex-Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes' counsel to let them violate shelter-in-place orders to prepare for her upcoming trial, saying it wasn’t necessary and they should have had a “rational discussion” instead of filing a proposed order.
Enforcement activities at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are down across the board over a recent 10-year period, in some categories by more than 50%, the EPA's internal watchdog said in a report issued Wednesday.
The U.S. shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls can collect a $128.9 million award, a Mississippi federal judge has said, rejecting claims that the company failed to comply with an arbitration agreement with the Venezuela Ministry of Defense.
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., halted a defamation lawsuit in Texas federal court brought by a Fox News guest commentator and wealth manager against a former Boies Schiller Flexner LLP partner and an associate there, saying it’s too similar to a lawsuit first filed in his court.
U.S. authorities may be able to use location data culled from smartphones to track people amid the coronavirus pandemic without breaching privacy laws, but they should explain how they are masking that data and taking steps to avoid targeting individuals, attorneys told Law360.
An Anthem unit didn't lose out on a $2.4 billion U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs contract because the department was bad at math, the Federal Circuit said Tuesday in a ruling that signed off on the agency's calculations.
A Texas federal judge has denied the government’s attempt to drop a Muslim woman from a proposed class action challenging the use of the federal no-fly list, but he also cut due process claims from another class member who has been removed from the list.
Two brothers who founded the Israeli firearm accessories maker CAA Industries Ltd. told a Florida federal court on Tuesday that Florida company ME Technology Inc. didn't properly serve them in its libel suit alleging that CAA sent a damaging letter to ME Technology's customers.
A Justice Department watchdog report released Tuesday found significant lapses in the FBI's surveillance warrant process for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act applications, and said the bureau often falls short of the “scrupulously accurate” standard the applications should be held to.
The coronavirus has dominated headlines for all industries, including government contracts. Here are Law360’s top picks for coronavirus-related contracts awarded in March, along with other notable technology and defense deals.
As Cadwalader pauses partner distributions and cuts staff pay and Pryor Cashman furloughs associates, a slew of other firms are likely to follow suit as the legal industry goes into crisis mode to weather the economic storm caused by COVID-19.
A Virginia federal court on Friday refused to shut out an advocacy organization from a National Guardsman and two Air Force members' suits accusing the U.S. Department of Defense of upholding a policy that unconstitutionally singles out HIV-positive service members.
Three Boeing employees may have to provide testimony in a U.K. arbitration initiated after a Rolls-Royce engine installed on a new Boeing 787 Dreamliner caught fire, with the Fourth Circuit ruling for the first time that U.S. law allows such orders to be issued for private commercial arbitration.
Startup satellite internet provider OneWeb Global has filed for Chapter 11 in a New York bankruptcy court, saying it is seeking a buyer to escape the $1.7 billion in debt it racked up attempting to implement its plan for global internet access.
A former consultant to oil field service company Halliburton’s one-time subsidiary KBR Inc. urged the Fifth Circuit Friday to review his bid to dismiss kickback charges that were kept sealed for 10 years in what he argued was a violation of his right to a speedy trial.
Northrop Grumman Corp. urged the Ninth Circuit on Monday not to affirm a lower court’s finding that it must repay part of excess insurer Axis Reinsurance Co.'s coverage of an Employee Retirement Income Security Act lawsuit settlement, saying the secondary insurer lacks legal authority to challenge decisions of the underlying insurers.
The Pentagon announced that it has struck deals with four companies to obtain 8,000 ventilators as part of an "aggressive" partnership with the private industry to address acute medical supply shortages amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Federal employees on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic are being unlawfully denied pay increases for working under hazardous conditions as the novel coronavirus outbreak continues to spread, according to a proposed class action filed Friday by the American Federation of Government Employees.
After two record years for U.S. law firm combinations, deal-making has come to a screeching halt this spring as the nation grapples with a pandemic, in what could be the first time in four years the industry will see a decline in deals.
Undeterred by the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday blocked five new Iran- and Iraq-based companies and more than a dozen officials and business associates, accusing them all of supporting or acting on behalf of terrorist groups.
The attorneys helping draft cities’ and states’ stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus pandemic have been tiptoeing through a legal minefield, working long hours to carve out the kind of work that should be considered “essential” and to ensure local governments aren’t overstepping their authority.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office has said that some of the government's nuclear weapons, including submarines from the 1980s, are deteriorating, and called for the U.S. Department of Defense to improve their upkeep and track its progress better.
President Donald Trump signed off on a $2 trillion stimulus package Friday that pumps billions of dollars into wide-ranging government contracts intended to fight the coronavirus outbreak, but legal experts say questions linger on spending restrictions and long-term regulatory oversight.
An aluminum extrusion producer's work developing a next-generation cargo pallet for the U.S. Air Force doesn't disqualify it from bidding on a contract to produce those pallets, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said.
Conducting mediation via videoconference amid the ongoing pandemic poses significant challenges, including the difficulty of reading people when you are not with them in person. Daniel Garrie at JAMS shares six tips to overcome the limitations.
While $3 billion in False Claims Act recoveries by the U.S. Department of Justice in fiscal year 2019 represents only a marginal increase over 2018, it shows the FCA remains a powerful tool for combating fraud in health care and an expanding array of industries, say attorneys at Winston & Strawn.
When your team is working from different locations due to the COVID-19 outbreak, don’t default to just sending emails. Collaboration is much easier when team members are also communicating in real time over the phone or through videoconferences, say William Oxley and Meghan Rohling Kelly at BakerHostetler.
Although the False Claims Act is not mentioned in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, this unprecedented $2 trillion stimulus package likely has significant implications for FCA enforcement, says Andrew Schilling at Buckley.
As the judiciary implements telephone and video hearings in response to the coronavirus pandemic, attorneys can deliver effective advocacy by following certain best practices, such as using backup materials and specially preparing witnesses and exhibits, say attorneys at Fish & Richardson.
Remote depositions are a useful tool for meeting discovery deadlines while allowing all parties to stay at home amid the COVID-19 outbreak. But they come with a unique set of challenges, say Eliot Williams and Daniel Rabinowitz at Baker Botts.
The American Bar Association's Model Rules of Professional Conduct require lawyers to be zealous advocates for clients' interests, but how do these rules apply in this unprecedented time of COVID-19? Anne Lockner at Robins Kaplan offers some pointers.
To reduce the risk of allegations of fraud or misuse of government funds, federal contractors engaged in coronavirus emergency response should go beyond their usual practices by designating a primary point of contact and reinforcing workforce compliance, among other steps, say Dominique Casimir and William Lawler at Blank Rome.
The five U.S. Supreme Court opinions related to the 1918 to 1919 flu pandemic make an eclectic mix, some hardly pertinent anymore and others, sadly, dealing with issues that could be litigated today, says Mark Jensen at Nutter.
Although a coronavirus-prompted uptick in U.S. debt restructurings may lead to distressed asset investment opportunities, non-U.S. investors and lenders should be wary of transactions that could trigger the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States' jurisdiction, say attorneys at Ropes & Gray.
In the midst of this health crisis when lawyers are working from home with their loved ones around all day, practitioners need to ensure their “home” and “office” settings coexist without one trumping the needs of the other, says Luciana Fragali at Design Solutions.
The COVID-19 crisis will continue to affect e-discovery long after we overcome this pandemic. When litigation and investigations reengage and courts start moving their schedules forward, these concerns will need to be addressed, say David Kessler and Andrea D'Ambra at Norton Rose.
The financial impact of COVID-19 is already starting to ripple through law firms in the form of diminished demand and time entry. A few lessons from the 2008 financial crisis and some new ideas can help firm leaders navigate the storm, says Peter Zeughauser at Zeughauser Group.
Recent U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of Defense memoranda identify essential critical infrastructure industries, but they don’t overrule state and local directives requiring businesses to close during the coronavirus outbreak, creating difficult choices for some, say Jeffrey Bialos and Erin Park at Eversheds Sutherland.
Remote working doesn’t work when people feel they must apologize for or hide it, and lawyers often feel that way — even in unavoidable, disaster-related scenarios like we see with the pandemic today, says David Pierce at Axiom.