The House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday to fund the federal government beyond September, the end of fiscal year 2020, giving lawmakers until Dec. 11 to negotiate full-year spending bills while avoiding a federal shutdown.
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that would give Native American tribes more power to shape their self-governance contracts with the federal government, sending the legislation to the president to sign after earlier approval by the Senate.
An Indian state-owned oil company is enlisting a New York court's help in tracking down assets to collect a five-year-old $3.8 million arbitral award against Yemen, saying the Federal Reserve Bank of New York needs to turn over information on accounts held by the country's central bank.
A Defense Department agency reasonably found that a Maryland company's software met the technical requirements for a nearly $58 million printing contract, according to a U.S. Government Accountability Office decision released Tuesday, which rejected a challenge to the deal.
A pair of House Democrats on Monday criticized the U.S. Department of Defense for floating a trial balloon to push the creation of a government-run next-generation wireless network, saying it would hobble U.S. competitiveness in the global race to deploy 5G.
The U.S. Department of Energy isn't properly maintaining respiratory protection equipment for workers at a nuclear cleanup site in Hanford, Washington, according to a watchdog report containing recommendations for bringing the department into compliance with federal work safety standards.
A California federal judge certified a class of detainees in a suit challenging COVID-19 safety conditions at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Adelanto, California, detention center, ruling Tuesday that all the members share a Fifth Amendment substantive due process claim.
The federal government has urged a Massachusetts federal judge not to toss its suit accusing Regeneron Pharmaceuticals of paying illegal kickbacks to get doctors to prescribe its injectable eye disease drug, arguing that the biotechnology company is using a "legally irrelevant" argument.
A Maryland-based former Kirkland & Ellis LLP associate will become a judge of the Court of Federal Claims for a 15-year term, after the U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed him by a 66-27 vote.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday at age 87. Here, Law360 looks at the feminist icon's legacy and the battle brewing over her seat.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is among the few on the U.S. Supreme Court to have etched her name into legal history long before donning a robe. In a special episode this week, Law360's The Term dives into her legacy as a pioneering women's rights advocate with two guests who worked by her side.
Known as a budding superstar in Florida conservative legal circles, committed textualist Judge Barbara Lagoa could continue her lightning-quick ascent through the appellate ranks if President Donald Trump taps her for the now-vacant U.S. Supreme Court seat, where she would become the first Cuban-American, and first Floridian, to sit on the high court.
A former Navy sailor's counsel told a California jury during openings of a virtual trial Monday that his client is dying from cancer caused by asbestos in insulation supplied by Metalclad, which was installed on a Navy aircraft carrier, while Metalclad blamed the Navy for not protecting servicemen.
House Democrats introduced a bill Monday to fund the federal government through Dec. 11, which would provide special funding for the U.S. Navy's Columbia-class submarine program and extend a program to reimburse federal contractors for COVID-19-related sick leave.
The Senate majority leader on Monday defended his plan to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg this year, while the House speaker said the late jurist will become the first woman to lie in state at the Capitol.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention withdrew guidance on COVID-19 spread, the Trump administration's blueprint for distributing the coronavirus vaccine faced swift criticism, and litigation related to the pandemic continued to mount just as the number of confirmed U.S. virus-linked deaths neared 200,000. Here are three key developments to know.
The U.S. Court of Federal Claims has tossed allegations that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs was maintaining a noncompetitive "status quo" by offering bridge contracts for expired agreements that gave four distributors control of the VA's medical and surgical supplies.
Oversight failures have led to ongoing patterns of substandard medical care, abuse of segregated housing and inadequate access to legal resources for migrants detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to a report released Monday.
Various federal laws meant to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will likely cause about $2.9 trillion collectively to be added to the federal deficit this year and in 2021, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
The head of purported Boston venture capital firm Downing Partners LLC pled guilty on Monday to securities and wire fraud charges in connection with what prosecutors called a "Ponzi-like" scheme to bilk dozens of Downing employee investors out of millions of dollars.
Student loan servicer Navient Corp. challenged the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's delegation of enforcement power to Pennsylvania's attorney general late Friday, taking a new tack in its district court battle with the commonwealth after losing a related Third Circuit appeal.
An Angolan energy company's accusations that the country relied on forged documents to cancel a $1.1 billion partnership and seize four energy turbines belong in arbitration, the Angolan government told a New York federal court.
A defense attorney's allegedly shoddy performance in his first trial did not warrant throwing out the convictions of a retired Army colonel and lawyer based on "overwhelming" evidence they tried to bribe government officials in Haiti in exchange for approvals on an $84 million port project, U.S. prosecutors told the First Circuit Monday.
Nuclear fuel reprocessing contractor CB&I Areva MOX Services has urged a federal court to toss the majority of the claims from a $6.4 million False Claims Act suit alleging fraudulent billing, arguing the government already got the money it seeks through other avenues.
Nonprofits challenging U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's plans for destroying detainee records pounced on recent allegations of systematic sexual assault and medical malpractice in their response to the agency's push for summary judgment.
Federal courts across the country are handing down important rulings interpreting the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision on False Claims Act liability in Universal Health Services v. Escobar. As the rulings keep pouring in, stay up to speed on Law360’s latest coverage and analysis of Escobar’s impact.
For the last 20 years, at the insistence of both parties, U.S. Supreme Court nominations have been fierce ideological battles — which is bad for the country and bad for the public's perception of the legitimacy of the court, say Judge Eric Moyé, Judge Craig Smith and Winston & Strawn partner Tom Melsheimer.
President Donald Trump's new executive order addressing pricing for drugs covered by Medicare Parts B and D glosses over enormous difficulties in restructuring Medicare operations and is unlikely to lead to any imminent changes, say attorneys at Debevoise.
Current privilege logging practices to identify what information is being withheld from discovery often lead to costly disputes, so practitioners should adopt a system based on trust and good faith, similar to the presumptions embedded in the business judgment rule for corporate directors and officers, say Kevin Brady at Volkswagen and Charles Ragan and Ted Hiser at Redgrave.
A little-noticed memo recently issued by the Trump administration in response to the pandemic, directing federal agencies to provide greater due process to individuals and companies under regulatory investigation, represents a long-overdue sea change in the way justice is carried out in enforcement proceedings, say Joan Meyer and Norman Bloch at Thompson Hine.
Financially robust law firms are entering the recruiting market aggressively knowing that dislocations like the COVID-19 crisis present rare competitive opportunities, and firms that remain on the sidelines when it comes to strategic hiring will be especially vulnerable to having their best talent poached, says Brian Burlant at Major Lindsey.
While no formal certification process exists under the International Traffic In Arms Regulations export controls, there are several important steps midsize, second- and third-tier defense contractors can take to achieve supply chain compliance and document readiness to primary contractors concerned about secondary liability, says Thomas McVey at Williams Mullen.
COVID-19 concerns and glaring gaps in registration threaten to dampen voter turnout in the 2020 election, so attorneys should take on the problem by leveraging their knowledge and resources in seven ways, says Laura Brill at Kendall Brill.
When a witness is isolated from the defending lawyer during a remote deposition, carefully planning the logistics and building witness confidence are critical to avoiding damaging admissions, say Jessica Staiger at Archer Daniels and Alec Solotorovsky at Eimer Stahl.
As the pandemic delays in-person arbitration hearings, mediator and arbitrator Theodore Cheng provides arbitrators with a checklist to examine the rationale and authority for compelling parties to participate in remote hearings.
Recent law firm trademark disputes highlight how the tension between legal ethics rules and trademark law can make it difficult for firms to select brands that are distinctive and entitled to protection, say Kimberly Maynard and Tyler Maulsby at Frankfurt Kurnit.
Guidance issued last week at the U.S. Department of Justice is helpful insofar as it clarifies the Civil Division's inability-to-pay process and criteria, but many open questions remain, say Matthew Miner and Amanda Robinson at Morgan Lewis.
In this month's bid protest roundup, Locke Bell at MoFo looks at three recent Government Accountability Office decisions considering potential organizational conflicts of interest in the government’s acquisition process, the timeliness of a sole-source award protest, and the exclusion of parties as potential bidders under the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s unique rules.
Although recent U.S. Department of Justice enforcement related to China's Thousand Talents Plan has, thus far, focused on individuals, it is not unforeseeable that the DOJ could pursue universities for criminal or civil liability for violations associated with federal research grants, say Ivan Boatner and William Beasley at Baker Donelson.
As practitioners increasingly turn to dispositive motion practice within arbitration, they should be aware of the underlying authority for these motions and consider practical guidance for their use, says arbitrator and mediator Janice Sperow.
The strategic use of amicus briefs can help an appellate court think about a case in a new way and lift an organization's own cause or reputation for legal thought, say Mark Chopko and Karl Myers at Stradley Ronon.