Aerospace & Defense

  • December 04, 2023

    GAO OKs $3.9M Special Air Force Squad Health Service Bid

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office ruled that an occupational health company's protest of a $3.9 million U.S. Air Force contract solicitation was baseless, rejecting its contention that the Air Force sought health services that fell outside the underlying contract's scope.

  • December 01, 2023

    Justices Call O'Connor 'American Hero,' 'Perfect Trailblazer'

    Following news of retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's death at the age of 93, current and former high court justices paid public homage to her trailblazing career, devotion to the rule of law and illuminating charisma.

  • December 01, 2023

    Ex-CEO For Space Cargo Biz Can't Revive Legal Fee Suit

    Delaware's Supreme Court let stand on Friday a Court of Chancery ruling that space infrastructure company Momentus Inc. has no obligation to advance legal fees to its co-founder and former CEO after he waived most of his rights to indemnification and advancement when he left the company in 2021.

  • December 01, 2023

    Former Clerks Say Justice O'Connor Still Worth Emulating

    BigLaw attorneys mentored by former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who died Friday after a lengthy battle with dementia, say she'll be remembered as an incisive jurist who always put facts and practical considerations above abstract ideological commitments, as well as a deeply gracious and down-to-earth woman who never let her dedication to the law overshadow her zest for life.

  • December 01, 2023

    Defense Co. Refused To Retract Resignation, Worker Says

    Aerospace and defense contractor Collins Aerospace interfered with a worker's state and federal right to take medical leave, the employee alleged, by refusing to allow her to revoke her resignation in lieu of a period of short-term disability leave.

  • December 01, 2023

    US Sanctions 3 More Tankers For Dodging G7 Oil Price Cap

    The U.S. sanctioned three more oil tankers Friday for shipping Russian oil priced above the G7's price cap, the latest such actions following the blacklisting of five other vessels in recent weeks.

  • December 01, 2023

    Naturalized Citizen Lied About Torture In Bosnia War, Feds Say

    A naturalized U.S. citizen from what is now Bosnia and Herzegovina has been charged with "repeatedly" lying to immigration officials about past human rights abuses, including participation in the torture of Serb prisoners during the Bosnian War.

  • December 01, 2023

    Mass. Lab Execs Guilty Of Bloodwork Kickback Conspiracy

    Five health care executives have been convicted by a Texas jury of conspiring to pay Lone Star State doctors bribes for referring patients' bloodwork to a Massachusetts lab in a complicated multistate scheme to get inflated payouts from federal insurance programs.

  • December 01, 2023

    Trade Court Will Hear Forced Labor Blacklist Challenge

    The U.S. Court of International Trade has rejected the federal government's call to toss a Chinese company's protest over being placed on a forced labor blacklist, holding that the designation amounts to an embargo that the court has authority to review.

  • December 01, 2023

    Investors Say Boeing Can't Ditch Retooled 737 Max Fraud Suit

    Investors have told an Illinois federal judge that Boeing cannot escape a revamped securities fraud suit seeking to hold it liable for erasing billions in shareholder value by alleging it repeatedly misrepresented the safety of the 737 Max aircraft even after two deadly crashes.

  • December 01, 2023

    DOD Owes Developer $13M For Unauthorized Software Copies

    A Court of Federal Claims judge has awarded a software developer $12.7 million for copyright infringement after finding that a U.S. Department of Defense contractor made unauthorized copies of the company's software and the DOD tried to cover up that copying.

  • December 01, 2023

    4 Decisions For Which Justice O'Connor Will Be Remembered

    Many of the hotly divided cases at the U.S. Supreme Court came down to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, a central force on the bench whose savviness at striking compromises and taking a pragmatic approach to resolve disputes is on full display in four opinions.

  • December 01, 2023

    Justice O'Connor Shattered Barriers, Built Bridges

    A Southwestern cowgirl who will always be known as the first woman to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor inspired those around her with an indomitable work ethic, a deep affection for public service and an innate ability to drive consensus among her colleagues.

  • December 01, 2023

    UK Litigation Roundup: Here's What You Missed In London

    This past week in London has seen Lenovo Group and LM Ericsson embroiled in a patent dispute, Jaguar Land Rover face legal action from a number of employees over contract breaches, and Dexia Credit file another swaps claim with property administrator Patrimonio del Trentino. Here, Law360 looks at these and other new claims in the U.K.

  • December 01, 2023

    Sandra Day O'Connor, First Woman On Supreme Court, Dies

    Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the court's first female member, died Friday at 93, according to the court. Justice O'Connor's position at the ideological center of the court gave her outsized influence in controversial cases during her 25-year tenure.

  • November 30, 2023

    TikTok Escapes Indiana's Data-Sharing, Kids' Safety Claims

    An Indiana court has thrown out the state attorney general's suit accusing TikTok of misleading users about the Chinese government's access to their personal data and the appropriateness of the content available to children, finding that the dispute lacked sufficient ties to the Hoosier state and wasn't adequately pled.

  • November 30, 2023

    GOP Slams Validator Choice In Pending GHG Disclosure Rule

    Republican lawmakers on Thursday slammed the Biden administration for proposing the use of a foreign validation organization as part of a pending rule requiring federal contractors to report their greenhouse gas emissions, alleging contracts could be derailed by the group with effectively no recourse.

  • November 30, 2023

    Lack Of Net Neutrality Rules 'Crazy,' FCC Chair Tells Congress

    The Federal Communications Commission's chief at a House hearing on Thursday sought to deflect a barrage of criticism lobbed by Republicans at the FCC's plan to revive net neutrality rules, saying it makes no sense that the country still lacks a federal broadband regulator in 2023.

  • November 30, 2023

    Copter Co. Calls Forest Service's Terms Impossible To Meet

    A Michigan aviation company has asked the U.S. Court of Federal Claims to rule on its challenge to the terms of a solicitation seeking former military helicopters to fight forest fires, saying bidders are effectively being asked to violate federal law.

  • November 30, 2023

    Dem Legislators Press TransDigm For Defense Pricing Data

    Two Democratic lawmakers pressed defense contractor Transdigm Group Inc. to further explain how it charges the Pentagon for defense parts, saying Thursday that the company needed to do more to show it wasn't price-gouging the U.S. Department of Defense on needed materials.

  • November 30, 2023

    Pentagon Contractor Seeks Probation For $8M Fraud

    A military contractor convicted of defrauding the government for around $8 million wants a Georgia federal judge to reject a lengthy prison sentence recommended by prosecutors, arguing instead that probation and community service are appropriate punishment.

  • November 30, 2023

    Cartel Timeshare Scam Elicits Additional Sanctions In Mexico

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury placed a third round of sanctions on three Mexican nationals and 13 Mexican companies Thursday, saying they were a part of a major drug cartel's timeshare scheme that defrauded elderly U.S. citizens.

  • November 30, 2023

    Pratt & Whitney Fights Document Demand In $30M Airline Row

    Calling the demands "irrelevant" and "unduly burdensome," RTX Corp.'s Pratt & Whitney division has opposed Connecticut-based requests for internal sales calculations in an underlying $30 million Illinois feud between competing airline maintenance provider Jet Support Services Inc. and Sun-Air of Scandinavia AS, a Danish affiliate of British Airways.

  • November 30, 2023

    US Must Cover Hawaii Fuel Leak Payment, Insurer Says

    A Honolulu-based insurer that paid over half a million dollars to a fast food operator that was forced to temporarily shut down after fuel leaks at a Navy facility contaminated the public water supply told a Hawaii federal court that the U.S. is on the hook for those costs.

  • November 29, 2023

    Watchdog Says DLA Fairly Rejected Berets Over Visible Seams

    The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency fairly booted an apparel company from the competition for a $13.3 million military berets contract, after the company designed a beret with an unacceptable outside seam, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said.

Expert Analysis

  • How FinCEN's Proposed Rule Stirs The Pot On Crypto Mixing

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    The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s recently issued proposal aims to impose additional reporting requirements to mitigate the risks posed by convertible virtual currency mixing transactions, meaning financial institutions may need new monitoring techniques to detect CVC mixing beyond just exposure, say Jared Johnson and Jordan Yeagley at Buchanan Ingersoll.

  • Series

    Writing Thriller Novels Makes Me A Better Lawyer

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    Authoring several thriller novels has enriched my work by providing a fresh perspective on my privacy practice, expanding my knowledge, and keeping me alert to the next wave of issues in an increasingly complex space — a reminder to all lawyers that extracurricular activities can help sharpen professional instincts, says Reece Hirsch at Morgan Lewis.

  • What Lawyers Must Know About Calif. State Bar's AI Guidance

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    Initial recommendations from the State Bar of California regarding use of generative artificial intelligence by lawyers have the potential to become a useful set of guidelines in the industry, covering confidentiality, supervision and training, communications, discrimination and more, say attorneys at Debevoise.

  • Industry Must Elevate Native American Women Attys' Stories

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    The American Bar Association's recent research study into Native American women attorneys' experiences in the legal industry reveals the glacial pace of progress, and should inform efforts to amplify Native voices in the field, says Mary Smith, president of the ABA.

  • Understanding Discovery Obligations In Era Of Generative AI

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    Attorneys and businesses must adapt to the unique discovery challenges presented by generative artificial intelligence, such as chatbot content and prompts, while upholding the principles of fairness, transparency and compliance with legal obligations in federal civil litigation, say attorneys at King & Spalding.

  • Series

    ESG Around The World: Mexico

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    ESG has yet to become part of the DNA of the Mexican business model, but huge strides are being made in that direction, as more stakeholders demand that companies adopt, at the least, a modicum of sustainability commitments and demonstrate how they will meet them, says Carlos Escoto at Galicia Abogados.

  • Key Takeaways From DOJ's Recent FARA Advisory Opinions

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    The U.S. Department of Justice recently published several redacted advisory opinions on the Foreign Agents Registration Act, clarifying its current thinking on when a person or entity is required to register as a foreign agent under the statute, and when they may qualify for an exemption, says Tessa Capeloto at Wiley Rein.

  • The Case For Post-Bar Clerk Training Programs At Law Firms

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    In today's competitive legal hiring market, an intentionally designed training program for law school graduates awaiting bar admission can be an effective way of creating a pipeline of qualified candidates, says Brent Daub at Gilson Daub.

  • Contracts Disputes Recap: Be Mindful Of Termination Clauses

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    Edward Arnold and Sarah Barney at Seyfarth examine three recent rulings — one from the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and two from the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals — that highlight the termination clause as one of the most potent remedy-granting contract clauses.

  • Attorneys Have An Ethical Duty To Protect The Judiciary

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    The tenor of public disagreement and debate has become increasingly hostile against judges, and though the legislative branch is trying to ameliorate this safety gap, lawyers have a moral imperative and professional requirement to stand with judges in defusing attacks against them and their rulings, says Deborah Winokur at Cozen O'Connor.

  • Best Practices For Defense Tech Startup Financing

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    Navigating the expanding and highly regulated defense technology sector requires careful planning and execution, starting at incorporation, so startups should prepare for foreign investor issues, choose their funding wisely and manage their funds carefully, say attorneys at WilmerHale.

  • AI Can Help Lawyers Overcome The Programming Barrier

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    Legal professionals without programming expertise can use generative artificial intelligence to harness the power of automation and other technology solutions to streamline their work, without the steep learning curve traditionally associated with coding, says George Zalepa at Greenberg Traurig.

  • Looking For Defense Contract Appeal Trends In Annual Report

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    A deep dive into the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals annual report for the 2023 fiscal year reveals increases in the number of cases filed, pending motions and expedited or accelerated cases, while the board disposed of fewer cases than in prior fiscal years, say Scott Flesch and Alexandra Prime at Miller & Chevalier.

  • A Closer Look At The Sen. Menendez Indictment

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    Attorneys at Dowd Bennett analyze the latest charges filed against Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and four co-defendants — from bribery to acting as a foreign agent — potential defenses that may be mounted, and broader lessons for white collar attorneys.

  • Preparing Law Students For A New, AI-Assisted Legal World

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    As artificial intelligence rapidly transforms the legal landscape, law schools must integrate technology and curricula that address AI’s innate challenges — from ethics to data security — to help students stay ahead of the curve, say Daniel Garrie at Law & Forensics, Ryan Abbott at JAMS and Karen Silverman at Cantellus Group.

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