Software company Chef announced Monday it will not renew its contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, citing opposition to the Trump administration's hard-line immigration policies and employee backlash over the deals.
The Ninth Circuit has revived a Cerner Corp. unit's bid to enforce a $63 million arbitral award it won in a contract dispute with a United Arab Emirates businessman and found that a related suit should be remanded to state court.
Boeing told the Federal Circuit that the U.S. Court of Federal Claims created a new burden on federal contractors when it found that the company had waived its claims over a cost accounting regulation by not objecting to it before signing a defense contract.
A property owner can file under seal a comparison of law firm billing rates meant to help determine its attorney fees after winning a takings claim against the Army, as that comparison is a commercial document not based on public data, the Court of Federal Claims has ruled.
A Northrop Grumman Corp. unit was awarded a $1.1 billion contract with the U.S. Department of Defense for missile defense targets, beating out a competitor, according to a Friday announcement.
Two mortgage loan companies want the full Fifth Circuit to rehear their appeal of a nearly $300 million judgment arising from alleged federal loan insurance fraud during the mortgage crisis, saying the original appeals panel twisted a causation standard.
The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday sued a Philadelphia-based pharmacy in Pennsylvania federal court, alleging that its owner and pharmacist billed Medicare for prescriptions that it never purchased or dispensed to patients to pad their pockets with at least $1 million.
A power company whose contract to restore hurricane-damaged electric lines in Puerto Rico was canceled amid controversy in 2017 said Friday the island's utility can't restructure until it explains how it's going to pay the $126 million the company says it's owed.
The Small Business Administration acted properly when it ruled that NavQSys met responsibility requirements, allowing the company to be reinstated to a $94.6 million Army contract rescinded over a security clearance issue, the U.S. Government Accountability Office ruled in a decision released Friday.
The Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council proposed a federal contracting rule Friday involving a 2% excise tax on certain foreign companies and an exemption from local Afghan taxes on contractors in Afghanistan.
The Defense Logistics Agency cannot proceed with a contract worth up to $1.38 billion to supply food to overseas troops after the U.S. Court of Federal Claims ruled that it wrongly credited a Kuwaiti company for owning a warehouse.
A Wisconsin brewery has asked the Seventh Circuit for a rehearing after the court refused to revive pieces of its suit claiming Anheuser-Busch InBev and Molson Coors Brewing Co. conspired to restrict the flow of American beer exports to Ontario, Canada.
The Baltimore Orioles and three fans agreed Friday to settle a federal lawsuit that claims the MLB team's stadium features poorly positioned wheelchair-accessible seating and a lift that frequently breaks.
The New Jersey Supreme Court has disbarred a former Democratic power broker despite his tearful plea to keep his law license following his 2015 federal convictions for accepting kickbacks to help a software developer secure municipal business.
A divided D.C. Circuit panel on Friday revived a former Howard University veterinarian's suit alleging she was fired for alerting the National Institutes of Health to inhumane lab conditions, saying the trial court took "too narrow a view" of the False Claims Act, which protects workers who report fraud in government contracts.
A D.C. federal judge sentenced the former owner of a now-defunct marble mining company in Afghanistan to roughly 4½ years in prison Thursday for defrauding the U.S. government on a $15.8 million loan, on which he later defaulted.
The U.S. Department of State said in a scathing statement Thursday that it will pull back $160 million in procurement and energy infrastructure assistance intended for Afghanistan’s government, citing corruption, financial mismanagement and a lack of transparency in spending decisions.
A Chicago federal judge on Thursday blocked the U.S. Department of Justice from putting certain conditions on public safety funds in an attempt to force so-called sanctuary cities to comply with federal immigration policies, though the judge limited the effect of his order to the Windy City.
A compounding pharmacy and its private equity fund owner have reached a $21.4 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve claims they orchestrated a $70 million kickback scheme to recruit beneficiaries of Tricare for medically unnecessary prescriptions.
A split Ninth Circuit panel reversed a ruling that quashed a Guantanamo Bay detainee's subpoena for information on his torture in U.S. custody, ruling that a lower court should have removed sensitive national security details from that information.
A New York bankruptcy judge has approved a $9.5 million settlement between health care provider TridentUSA and the U.S. government to end whistleblower suits claiming the company engaged in an illegal Medicare referral scheme.
An Indiana federal judge handed down a 33-month sentence and $25,000 fine to the former owner of an Indiana specialty pharmacy after he was found guilty of knowingly selling mislabeled drugs, resulting in some drugs that were almost 25 times stronger than indicated being given to infants.
A New York federal judge has granted a British Virgin Islands company’s request to have nearly $8 million drawn from a Venezuelan state-owned mining company's bank account to help satisfy an arbitral award in a contract dispute.
The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday upheld a lower court's dismissal of an American Diabetes Association lawsuit over diabetes care in the U.S. Army's Child, Youth and School Services programs, finding it is moot because the policy was updated and lacks standing because the organization did not show any injury.
Senate Democrats on Wednesday derailed a Republican attempt to take up a government spending package as the fight over funding for President Donald Trump’s long-promised border wall continues on Capitol Hill.
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.
As an early advocate of the American Bar Association's year-old well-being pledge, we launched an integrated program to create and sustain a supportive workplace culture with initiatives focused on raising mental health awareness, embracing creativity and giving back to the community, says Casey Ryan at Reed Smith.
Our firm drives a holistic concept of well-being through educational opportunities, such as a series of expert-led workshops intended to address mental health and substance abuse issues that we vowed to fight when we signed the American Bar Association's well-being pledge one year ago, says Krista Logelin at Morgan Lewis.
Signing the American Bar Association's well-being pledge last year was a natural progression of our firm's commitment to employee wellness, which has included developing partnerships with professionals in the mental health space to provide customized programming to firm attorneys and staff, say Annette Sciallo and Mark Goldberg at Latham.
One year ago, our firm signed the American Bar Association's well-being pledge and embraced a commitment to providing on-site behavioral health resources, which has since become a key aspect of our well-being program, say Meg Meserole and Kimberly Merkel at Akin Gump.
After our firm signed the American Bar Association’s well-being pledge one year ago, we launched two key programs that included weekly meditation sessions and monthly on-site chair massages to help people address both the mental and physical aspects of working at a law firm, says Marci Eisenstein at Schiff Hardin.
The early and prompt provision of samples from all electronically stored information sources as a part of ESI protocol search methodology is consistent with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and may allow for significant cost savings during discovery, says Zachary Caplan at Berger Montague.
Legislation poised to expand California’s False Claims Act to include tax cases recently stalled, but in New York similar legislation provided whistleblowers with incentive to come forward and earned the state revenue, says Justin Wagner, a former assistant attorney general in New York's Taxpayer Protection Bureau.
In the absence of a federal rule governing deposition location, federal courts are frequently called on to resolve objections to out-of-state deposition notices. Recent decisions reveal what information is crucial to courts in making the determination, says Kevin O’Brien at Porter Wright.
Contractors can expect the U.S. Department of Defense to ramp up its oversight and enforcement efforts to protect controlled unclassified information on contractor-owned networks and systems, in order to address common noncompliance deficiencies revealed in a recent government audit, say Todd Overman and Roee Talmor at Bass Berry.
While Monday’s Eleventh Circuit decision in United States v. AseraCare provides the government the opportunity to continue litigating its claims, False Claims Act defendants will undoubtedly take refuge in the less plaintiff-friendly falsity standard articulated by the court, say Derek Adams at Feldesman Tucker and Erica Blachman Hitchings at the Whistleblower Law Collaborative.
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 57 and its state counterparts provide a method for expediting claims for declaratory judgment that warrants closer attention than it has historically received from litigants and courts, say attorneys at Gibson Dunn.
My conservative, Catholic parents never skipped a beat when accepting that I was gay, and encouraged me to follow my dreams wherever they might lead. But I did not expect they would lead to the law, until I met an inspiring college professor, says James Holmes of Clyde & Co.
The U.S. government's revised Federal Acquisition Regulation, which prohibits federal agencies from acquiring telecommunications equipment and services produced by certain Chinese companies, applies across a strikingly broad range of contract values and types, say David Fletcher and Julia Fox at Perkins Coie.
In this month's bid protest roundup, Alissandra Young of Morrison & Foerster looks at three August U.S. Government Accountability rulings — covering agency decisions to withhold proprietary data from prospective offerors, the GAO's strict timeliness rules regarding challenges to improprieties of solicitations, and agency classification of a procurement.
The Wayback Machine, which archives screenshots of websites at particular points in time, can be an invaluable tool in litigation, but attorneys need to follow a few simple steps early in the discovery process to increase the odds of being able to use materials obtained from the archive, says Timothy Freeman of Tanenbaum Keale.