The Federal Circuit has ruled that a construction firm is owed some additional reimbursement for extra costs incurred constructing two buildings for the U.S. Air Force, batting away a jurisdictional challenge over whether the company could bring the dispute at all.
The Trump administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Ninth Circuit ruling that the administration overstepped its authority by transferring $2.5 billion in defense funds for border wall construction.
The Federal Circuit overturned a lower court's finding that Boeing had waived its challenge to a cost accounting regulation, finding Monday that the company could not have realistically sued before signing a $67 million fighter jet program contract that prompted the accounting dispute.
President Donald Trump's efforts to "ban" TikTok using legal tools that aren't usually aimed at popular mobile apps have left attorneys confused about how exactly the social media platform will be targeted as U.S.-China relations continue to fray.
The Tenth Circuit has ruled that four former Afghanistan investigators for defense contractor Vectrus who won $1.7 million over claims they were retaliated against for reporting malfeasance will keep their awards and receive a new chance to bring claims that were dismissed before trial.
The Ninth Circuit on Monday revived the recovery claim of a slew of health care, chemical and defense companies against other firms over costs associated with the cleanup of a California Superfund site, saying a lower court wrongly determined the claim was time-barred.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office has rejected a California-based software company's challenge to a defense contract, finding that the Defense Department reasonably awarded it to winners of spots in its $7.5 billion Systems, Engineering, Technology and Innovation, or SETI, program.
Google urged the Eleventh Circuit on Monday to affirm the company's win in a suit blaming Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for radicalizing the man who carried out the 2016 mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Florida, saying a "virtually identical" suit was tossed by the Sixth Circuit.
The Trump administration plans to auction off a fresh swath of valuable mid-band spectrum for commercial 5G services, the White House said Monday, after the U.S. military hammered out a public-private sharing regime.
A Massachusetts federal judge on Friday declined to release a former Green Beret and his son while they battle extradition to Japan for allegedly helping Nissan's former CEO escape that country, ruling that they have neither proven that they're being held illegally, nor have they shown any unusual circumstances to warrant release.
A White House mandate forcing the federal government to buy critical drugs domestically offers flexibility for agencies, but its vague language creates uncertainty for businesses unsure of which drugs will be covered and whether it applies to existing government contracts.
Former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden was sanctioned in Virginia federal court on Friday for his deliberate "wholesale refusal to respond to discovery" related to his memoir released in September, which the court said contained classified information.
A White House task force issued policy proposals on Thursday that would give Chinese companies until 2022 to either comply with U.S. audit requirements or get delisted from U.S. exchanges.
A three-firm team of attorneys who reached a $62 million settlement with Chase bank on behalf of a class of servicemembers on Thursday asked a North Carolina federal judge to approve a $20.8 million sum to cover the class counsel's fees and costs in the matter.
Two employees of Englewood, New Jersey-based electronic component supplier America Techma Inc. were arrested Thursday on conspiracy charges related to unlawful exports, wire fraud and money laundering allegations, the U.S. Department of Justice has announced.
In light of a full D.C. Circuit finding that the House can sue to enforce subpoenas, a majority of the court on Friday bounced the House's suit over whether the Trump administration can reallocate border wall funding to a three-judge panel to decide.
Car financing company United Auto Credit Corp. urged a California federal court to permanently toss a soldier's Military Lending Act claims that it failed to properly disclose certain costs and fees, arguing Thursday the financing contract is not subject to the law.
The Trump administration on Friday sanctioned a group of Hong Kong government officials for their role in implementing "draconian" national security legislation in the city-state, including Hong Kong Justice Secretary Teresa Cheng, a former chair of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.
The D.C. Circuit ruled Friday that the U.S. House of Representatives may demand testimony from former White House Counsel Don McGahn.
An Emory University School of Law professor hit his employer and former boss with a libel and retaliation suit Thursday, telling a Georgia federal court that they wrongfully suspended him and irreparably damaged his reputation after he used the N-word during a torts class in 2018.
President Donald Trump issued an executive order Thursday seeking to ensure essential medicines are made in the U.S. by shoring up domestic production capabilities and requiring federal agencies to purchase those drugs exclusively from domestic sources.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office denied a protest over the Defense Health Agency's cancellation and later reboot of an information technology contract, saying the agency had shown its needs had changed following protests over the original deal.
A D.C. federal judge ruled Thursday that a former Blackwater Worldwide guard sentenced to life last year on murder and manslaughter convictions won't stand trial for the fourth time over his role in a Baghdad massacre that killed dozens of unarmed Iraqi civilians more than a decade ago.
The U.S. Department of Energy is seeking potential contractors for management and environmental remediation at a site in South Carolina formerly used to process plutonium from decommissioned nuclear weapons, which is at the center of an ongoing legal battle.
President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he will reinstate a 10% duty on Canadian aluminum later this month, citing a surge in imports that the administration has deemed a threat to national security.
As an attorney with cerebral palsy, Danielle Liebl at Reed Smith says that while the 30-year-old Americans with Disabilities Act has protected her against discrimination, the legal industry must do more to accommodate lawyers with disabilities and make them more comfortable in self-identifying.
Many small towns and rural counties have few lawyers or none at all, which threatens the notion of justice for all Americans and demands creative solutions from legislators, bar associations and law schools, says Patricia Refo, president of the American Bar Association.
Advances in legal technology are often accompanied by bombastic overstatements, but it is important to separate the wheat from the chaff by looking at where various technologies stand on the hype curve, says Lance Eliot at Stanford Law School.
In this month's bid protest roundup, James Tucker at MoFo looks at three recent Government Accountability Office decisions considering an offeror's obligation to report the preaward unavailability of key personnel, grounds for removal from the Small Business Administration's disadvantaged businesses program and the importance of determining what "the offeror" means in each solicitation.
The recent settlement of an enforcement action against United Arab Emirates company Essentra FZE, for its dealings with North Korea, is a reminder that virtually any U.S. nexus — even the use of a U.S. bank's foreign branch — can serve as a predicate for trade sanctions, say attorneys at Paul Weiss.
The American Bar Association should revise its recently approved best practices on third-party litigation funding as they do not reflect how legal finance actually works and could create confusion among lawyers, says Andrew Cohen at Burford Capital.
Prohibitions taking effect next week on the use of certain Chinese telecommunications technology by government contractors will have an immediate impact on M&A involving companies that do business with the federal government, and will require prospective buyers' careful consideration in four areas, say attorneys at Covington.
In the final year of any presidential administration, there is an undeniable appetite on the part of large law firms for government-savvy legal talent, but firms need to first consider how they will actually utilize their new star hire, says Michael Ellenhorn at Decipher.
Delegating legal work to robots involves several risks, including running afoul of statutes dictating unauthorized practice of law, but with the right precautions, law firms can lawfully employ artificially intelligent chatbots that can imitate human conversations, say attorneys at Haynes and Boone.
The recent Court of Federal Claims decision in Ideal Innovations v. U.S., a long-running infringement case over armored vehicle technology, has lessons for nontraditional government contractors on the intellectual property risks of contracting with the U.S. government, say Nathaniel Castellano and Kristen Riemenschneider at Arnold & Porter.
The challenges of administering bar exams this year have put the future of the profession in jeopardy, but the American Bar Association at its ongoing annual meeting can adopt a resolution that would urge jurisdictions to take emergency actions with respect to licensure of new attorneys, says Nicholas Allard, former president of Brooklyn Law School.
Attorneys at Crowell & Moring distill best practices from the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee's report on challenges offices of inspector general experienced in disbursing federal relief funds, to help recipients avoid missteps and prepare for future audits, investigations or litigation.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way judges work, but how has it impacted the volume of work product they generate? Ben Strawn and Omeed Azmoudeh at Davis Graham investigate using data from the PACER federal courts registry.
Given coronavirus-related supply chain strains and the U.S. Department of Justice's increased scrutiny of public procurement, government contractors should implement internal controls to prepare for antitrust enforcement inquiries and independent whistleblower claims, say advisers at FTI Consulting and BakerHostetler.
The COVID-19 crisis represents an inflection point for law firm culture, and smart firm leaders will take advantage of this moment to build innovation-welcoming environments that support partners, associates, business services teams and clients alike, say Jennifer Johnson at Calibrate Legal and Kathleen Pearson at Pillsbury.