The federal government hasn't collected cellphone location or GPS data without a warrant since the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark Carpenter decision last year, the head of the intelligence community has disclosed to a Democratic senator who's pushing Congress to ban such warrantless data grabs.
Jurors in the securities fraud trial of Privinvest Group executive Jean Boustani over a purported $2 billion fraud and kickback scheme involving Mozambican state-backed loans heard on Friday from a former emerging markets asset manager turned consultant who said corruption in the East African country was well known to investors.
A small business can’t pursue a second protest over a U.S. Army decision to bundle 10 support contracts into a single $991 million deal, after a U.S. Court of Federal Claims judge ruled Friday that the nature of the deal puts it outside the court’s jurisdiction.
The U.S. Department of Justice's controversial crusade against disfavored False Claims Act suits appears to be on increasingly solid ground after a series of court decisions allowing the DOJ to end whistleblower FCA cases. Here, Law360 spotlights five key takeaways from the government's recent success.
The majority shareholder of Avianca Holdings SA filed suit against United Airlines and another Avianca investor on Friday for trying to dilute its majority stake in a “transparent attempt” to acquire full control of the Latin American airline.
The U.S. Court of International Trade on Friday rebuked President Donald Trump for his use of a Cold War-era trade law to set tariffs based on national security, keeping alive an importer's suit challenging a duty increase against Turkish steel.
The Federal Circuit ruled Friday that the Defense Contract Management Agency can't deny Northrop Grumman Corp.’s claim for $253.4 million in retiree benefit costs after the company switched cost accounting methods because Northrop more than offset the difference through a benefit contribution cap.
A Pittsburgh security company's long-running dispute with Honeywell International Inc. appeared to have reached a settlement, after a mediator announced the case was resolved Thursday and a Pennsylvania federal court closed the case Friday, court records showed.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s skepticism aimed at a 15-year-old Mexican boy’s parents suing an American border agent for their son’s death could result in a ruling that restricts individuals’ ability to sue federal officers for violating their constitutional rights.
President Donald Trump and House Democrats are urging a D.C. federal judge to toss a lawsuit brought against them by a former White House national security aide who is navigating the competing demands of a congressional subpoena and presidential instructions not to testify before Congress.
A D.C. federal jury found former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone guilty Friday of all seven felony charges of lying to Congress about his connections with WikiLeaks, witness tampering and obstructing a congressional committee's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Attorneys for Privinvest Group executive Jean Boustani on Thursday sought to cast a different light on maritime projects in Mozambique that prosecutors say were at the center of a $2 billion fraud and kickback scheme, eliciting testimony from insiders at the Abu Dhabi-based shipbuilder who told jurors the projects were aboveboard.
Amazon said Thursday it plans to challenge the Pentagon's highly sought after $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud computing contract, which the U.S. Department of Defense awarded to Microsoft last month.
Facebook said Wednesday that it received more requests from governments around the world for access to user data in the first half of 2019 than ever before, and insisted that it continues to push back on overbroad demands and doesn't provide officials with "back doors" to encrypted data.
A D.C. federal jury deciding the fate of former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone ended its first day of deliberations Thursday with two written questions, including one appearing to indicate that jurors are wrestling over whether the longtime Republican operative lied that a liberal talk show host was his intermediary with WikiLeaks.
A union that won an election to represent a group of Boeing mechanics at a South Carolina plant has sued the National Labor Relations Board, claiming the board's decision to block the workers from organizing separately from others on the 787 Dreamliner assembly line violated federal labor law.
The continued high success rate for federal contract protests at the Government Accountability Office over the last five years, as shown in a recent GAO report, belies lawmaker and agency concerns about frivolous protests.
Two U.S. senators introduced a bipartisan bill on Thursday that would require federal law enforcement to get a warrant to track people using facial recognition technology for longer than 72 hours, the latest bid to scale back the use of a largely unregulated technology.
An Illinois federal judge on Thursday approved nine confidential settlements in a consolidated case against Boeing over the October 2018 Lion Air crash that killed all 189 passengers on board.
The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ Office of Inspector General released a report Thursday that the VA exposed millions of veterans and service members to identity theft because it stopped requiring that their personal information be redacted on documents.
U.S. Attorney General William Barr unequivocally named Chinese telecom giants Huawei Technologies Co. and ZTE Corp. as threats to national security in a letter to the Federal Communications Commission posted Thursday, urging FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to proceed with a rule cracking down on the companies.
New York federal prosecutors on Wednesday rested their monthlong case against Privinvest Group executive Jean Boustani, who stands accused of conspiring to defraud investors in $2 billion worth of loans used to finance state-backed maritime projects in Mozambique.
An American subsidiary of an Israeli construction company will pay the U.S. government $2.8 million and abandon $16 million in potential administrative claims, ending False Claims Act allegations that its Israeli parent actually did the work on a military port contract meant for U.S.-based companies.
A 12-member jury will begin deliberations Thursday in former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone's criminal trial after prosecutors made their final pitch Wednesday afternoon.
Despite notable progress on long-running sustainment issues, the U.S. Department of Defense still needs to dig out of a “big hole” to get the F-35 fighter jet to the expected level of mission readiness, a government watchdog told lawmakers Wednesday.
The System for Award Management shows that federal agency suspension and debarment activity is experiencing a multiyear, pronounced decline, with the notable exception of an uptick in exclusions of firms, says David Robbins of Crowell & Moring.
Recent federal appellate and district court rulings suggest that the predicted radical curtailing of Auer deference in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Kisor v. Wilkie has not come to fruition, say Jeffrey Karp and Edward Mahaffey at Sullivan & Worcester.
Amy Conant Hoang and Sarah Burgart at K&L Gates explain last week's important changes to the draft Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification procedures, a framework developed by the U.S. Department of Defense to measure a contractor’s ability to safeguard information handled in the performance of DOD contracts.
As Texas and other states review their judicial election processes, they would be well served by taking guidance from Massachusetts' Governor’s Council system, which protects the judiciary from the hazards of campaigning, says Richard Baker of New England Intellectual Property.
Reading Jeffrey Rosen’s "Conversations With RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law" is like eavesdropping on the author and his subject while they discuss how the restrained judicial minimalist became the fiery leader of the opposition, says Ninth Circuit Judge M. Margaret McKeown.
While some countries may temporarily benefit from bilateral trade disputes, in the long term, the Trump administration's protectionist strategy puts at risk the enormous achievements of the last decades, both in the U.S. and globally, says Anahita Thoms at Baker McKenzie.
In this month's bid protest roundup, Victoria Angle and Roke Iko at Morrison & Foerster look at three October decisions: The U.S. Court of Federal Claims considered its jurisdiction, the Federal Circuit looked at standing, and the U.S. Government Accountability Office clarified its scope of review over AbilityOne procurement protests.
Transactional attorneys should consider consulting with litigation counsel when drafting certain contractual provisions — choice of law, choice of forum, attorney fees and others — that could come into play in a broad range of substantive disputes, says Adrienne Koch at Katsky Korins.
By monitoring the shifting trade landscape and deploying appropriate tariff strategies to mitigate risk, American businesses can minimize the negative effects that ongoing changes in global tariffs may have on their bottom line, say Michelle Schulz and Luis Arandia of Polsinelli.
As President Donald Trump amps up his anti-whistleblower rhetoric amid Congress' impeachment investigation into his dealings with the president of Ukraine, expect more — not fewer — people of conscience to come out of the woodwork, say Leah Judge and Hallie Noecker at Constantine Cannon.
Replacing hourly billing with flat-fee arrangements, especially for appellate work, will leave attorneys feeling free to spend as much time as necessary to produce their highest quality work, says Lawrence Ebner of Capital Appellate Advocacy.
Although the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were amended to provide a uniform standard of culpability for spoliation, cases with similar facts are still reaching differing results because the rule does not specify how a court should evaluate a party's intent, say attorneys at Pepper Hamilton.
As three House committees investigate allegations that President Donald Trump sought assistance from Ukraine in the upcoming election, the phrase “quid pro quo” is having a moment; its meaning, however, is limited and specific in federal crimes involving graft, says Luke Cass at Quarles & Brady.
Requests for proposals, the standard tool of companies evaluating law firms, are becoming better suited to the legal industry, says Matthew Prinn of RFP Advisory Group.
With last week’s settlement of a bellwether case in the national prescription opiate multidistrict litigation as one example, a shift toward more expeditious and individualized MDLs is taking place, with the potential to effect profound change in the U.S. legal space, say Alan Fuchsberg and Alex Dang of the Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm.