A California technology company lost its attempt to protest the U.S. Navy’s solicitation for help with construction services when the U.S. Government Accountability Office ruled there was nothing to stop the company from applying for the contract.
The Senate Armed Services Committee said Thursday that it would be forced to push back "paper" hearings related to the massive annual defense policy bill due to the Pentagon's current focus on COVID-19, possibly delaying the introduction of the legislation.
A New Jersey appeals court on Thursday reversed an environmental service company’s $54,000 win in a contract breach suit, finding that a contractor was empowered to scale back a subcontractor’s work removing asbestos from a school district.
Energy technology company Taronis Technologies Inc. can't end some of the claims in a proposed shareholder class action in Arizona federal court accusing the company of lying about having a contract with the city of San Diego.
More than 50 civil rights organizations have urged the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs not to temporarily exempt federal contractors providing coronavirus relief from certain affirmative action obligations, noting that people of color and other marginalized communities have been hit hardest by the pandemic.
Four Democratic lawmakers wrote to the Trump administration Wednesday demanding an end to border wall construction amid the COVID-19 pandemic, saying the continued work is threatening the health of small border and indigenous communities.
Troutman Sanders LLP is hitting back against HealthSouth Corp.'s attempt to ax $200,000 in fees the firm was awarded for work it did before it was disqualified from representing a whistleblower in a suit alleging HealthSouth falsified patient records, arguing that the award was appropriate.
A Massachusetts federal judge has certified a class of immigrant detainees seeking to be released from a county jail that allegedly lacks adequate protections against the coronavirus, saying that we are now in "a world brought to its knees by the pandemic."
A Virginia-based software company can't protest the IRS' decision to choose a competitor for a database management contract after the U.S. Government Accountability Office said it had missed its deadline to do so.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced a civil settlement Wednesday with Seoul-based Jier Shin Korea Co. Ltd., the last of several with South Korean companies who were accused of rigging bids and fixing prices on U.S. military fuel supply contracts in the country.
Pennsylvania’s child welfare agency has left immigrant families detained at the Berks County Residential Center “sitting ducks” for the coronavirus pandemic, attorneys for the families told the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania on Wednesday in a petition to have the detainees released.
The U.S. Department of Defense has issued a rule tying fixed-price contract payments to performance, including several tweaks intended to make it easier for contractors to receive those performance-based payments.
Sussman Sales Co. says it is owed $44 million after a business partner broke their contract when the partner was confronted about allegedly rigging bids for contracts within the New York City school system.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday announced $1.1 billion in contracts under a wartime production law for GM and Philips to build more than 70,000 ventilators, a vital medical device for the most seriously ill coronavirus patients.
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is immune to a negligence claim stemming from allegations that one of its former Parks and Wildlife staffers crashed into a man's vehicle and caused $1.4 million in damages, the tribe said in a motion to dismiss.
A prison contractor for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement can’t escape class allegations that it paid detainees below minimum wage in a work program after a Washington federal judge said it was unclear whether the detainees meet the definition of employees.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office said most federal agencies it surveyed are behind schedule on a transition to a new, likely lower rate telecom program, risking the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars in potential savings.
Before the coronavirus struck, the hemp industry was already wary about 2020 as oversupply problems and bankruptcies hit businesses in the new sector early in the year.
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP has decided to suspend its summer associate program for 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the firm announced Tuesday though it says it will pay the associates who had been selected and will offer them full-time positions after graduation.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security should release nonviolent detainees, especially those who have preexisting medical conditions, to help prevent the coronavirus from spreading through immigration detention centers, two Democratic House leaders said in a letter Tuesday.
The U.S. Department of Defense hit back at a company's lawsuit challenging a mandate for U.S. Army personnel to buy tourniquets from a single source, saying procurement disputes don't belong in a Virginia federal court.
Puerto Rico's financial oversight board is saying the island's government broke the law guiding the territory’s restructuring when it made now-canceled deals for 1 million COVID-19 test kits without board permission.
Turkmenistan has fended off a €70 million ($76.28 million) claim asserted by a Turkish engineering and construction firm over several soured industrial project contracts with Turkmenistan state entities when an international tribunal concluded the claims were "manifestly without legal merit."
White collar and government investigations attorneys expect the more than $2 trillion in COVID-19 relief funds to lead to unprecedented fraud, and are urging businesses seeking funds to protect themselves from future risk in what they expect to be a new decade of government investigations.
Energy Transfer LP and two sets of investors have asked a Texas federal court to join a pair of nearly identical shareholder lawsuits alleging the pipeline company may have bribed Pennsylvania officials to score key environmental permits.
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.
Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court denial of certiorari in U.S. v. JPMorgan Chase has implications for False Claims Act litigants because it maintains important precedent allowing the U.S. Department of Justice to dismiss whistleblower cases without being subject to probing judicial review, say Brandon Moss and Michelle Bradshaw at Wiley Rein.
Emboldened by their 2009 financial recovery enforcement experiences, state attorneys general are expected to play a large role in rooting out fraud, waste and abuse related to Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funds, says Jeff Tsai at DLA Piper.
While law firms suddenly pivoting to remote work due to coronavirus restrictions are busy dealing with logistical challenges, an equally pressing and perhaps more difficult task may be adjusting a long-standing brick-and-mortar culture to working remotely for the first time, say Heather Clauson Haughian and Grant Walsh at Culhane Meadows.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services must cover service payments above fair market value and address several other shortcomings in its blanket waivers for Stark Law sanctions in order to adequately protect providers that are expanding their physician workforces, say attorneys at Hunton.
Government contractors likely to experience contract performance delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic should be prepared to mitigate the financial impact by establishing that such delays are compensable as well as excusable under the applicable contract principles, say Aron Beezley and Sarah Osborne at Bradley Arant.
As more courts begin to explore remote hearings during the COVID-19 crisis, attorneys and courts should be aware of some of the common concerns accompanying video- and teleconferencing technology and make allowances to avoid these issues, say Attison Barnes III and Krystal Swendsboe at Wiley Rein.
When a manufacturer retools its facilities to produce products needed to combat COVID-19, the risk of patent infringement liability — including the possibility of enhanced damages due to willful infringement — can be mitigated through a variety of strategies, say attorneys at Crowell & Moring.
Mediator Jeff Kichaven has heard from several first-chair trial lawyers and senior claims executives that they are reluctant to adopt online video mediation even during the COVID-19 crisis, and says this reluctance is grounded in reality.
The formula for making decisions at BigLaw firms has historically been rooted in IQ-based factors, but with the ongoing pandemic, lawyers and firm leaders are increasingly dealing with issues that require emotional intelligence — from establishing effective virtual offices to retaining firm morale and client confidence, say Jolie Balido and Tina van der Ven at NewStar Media.
In this month's bid protest roundup, James Tucker and Markus Speidel at MoFo look at three March decisions: The Government Accountability Office considered alleged unavailability of key personnel, the Federal Circuit set precedent for establishing disparate treatment, and the Court of Federal Claims adopted a test to review North American Industry Classification System code designations.
Judges have recently rebuked attorneys for wasting judicial resources to resolve minor issues during the COVID-19 crisis, including in a trademark lawsuit over unicorn drawings. But it is unfair to publicly flog lawyers for doing what they are trained to do, says Ronald Minkoff, chairman of Frankfurt Kurnit's professional responsibility group.
The Second Circuit's recent decision in Halvorssen v. Simpson makes clear that, while courts have permitted the use of civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act suits in disputes involving legitimate businesses rather than crime syndicates, there are real limits to these claims, say attorneys at Dechert.
While we need to be physically apart at this time, lawyers and firms should be leaning into social media to reinforce and build relationships, and help guide clients through the coronavirus crisis, says marketing consultant Stefanie Marrone.
On Monday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued over 60 waivers of Stark Law and other Medicare requirements, appearing to recognize the need to refocus health care providers’ time and effort into patient care during the pandemic, say Jeffrey Mittleman and Andrew Namkung at Holland & Knight.
The Defense Production Act and the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act, recently invoked by the Trump administration to aid in fighting COVID-19, can provide special legal defenses to businesses producing essential supplies — which could protect companies against future tort liability, says Kelly Belnick at Tanenbaum Keale.