L3Harris Technologies Inc. urged a Florida federal court Friday to throw out breach of contract counterclaims from fellow defense contractor Moog Inc., which it has accused of failing to timely deliver critical satellite parts under several subcontracts worth $77.9 million.
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L3Harris Rips Moog's Counterclaims In $78M Contract Suit

By Carolina Bolado

L3Harris Technologies Inc. urged a Florida federal court Friday to throw out breach of contract counterclaims from fellow defense contractor Moog Inc., which it has accused of failing to timely deliver critical satellite parts under several subcontracts worth $77.9 million.

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Justices Reject Dispute Over $3.1B South Korean Military Deal

By Daniel Wilson

The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to consider the scope of commercial activities in a case brought by a brokerage firm fighting the loss of a $3.1 billion South Korean military satellite deal.

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Startup Wants To Add More Than $200M To Boeing IP Verdict

By Greg Lamm

Zunum Aero Inc. is urging a Washington federal judge to significantly boost a $72 million jury verdict against the Boeing Co. for misappropriating the electric jet startup's trade secrets, including adding $162.5 million in exemplary damages and nearly $52 million in legal costs and interest.

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ENFORCEMENT

SEC Alleges Texas Man Offered Virgin Sham $200M 'Lifeline'

By Gina Kim

Securities regulators sued a venture capitalist and his investment firm in Texas federal court Monday, accusing the firm of making a bogus offer to invest $200 million into Virgin Orbit last year despite having less than $1 in its bank account and causing stock prices to swell before plummeting when the deal collapsed.

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Repeat Violations Land Ore. Forwarder Export Denial Order

By Jennifer Doherty

An Oregon-based package forwarder has lost export privileges just days before clearing a three-year probationary period for alleged unlicensed rifle scope exports, after an audit revealed 176 new violations, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced Monday.

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LITIGATION

Boeing, Virgin Can't Agree To Injunction's Scope In IP Row

By Daniel Wilson

Boeing and Virgin Galactic have clashed over whether Virgin can share information with outside contractors gleaned as part of a failed aircraft development contract, as Boeing's suit accusing Virgin of breaching the deal and misappropriating trade secrets moves forward in Virginia federal court.

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Amentum Rebuffs Air Force's $350K Damages For Staffing Fight

By Alyssa Aquino

Amentum Services Inc. challenged the U.S. Air Force's efforts to claim $350,000 in damages over a staffing issue for a weapons maintenance deal, telling the U.S. Court of Federal Claims that the contract bars the damages claim.

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EXPERT ANALYSIS

What 4 Cyber Protection Actions Mean For Marine Transport

Several recent steps by the Biden administration are necessary to address the cyber threats that increasingly disrupt the maritime sector, but also impose new legal risks, liabilities and operating costs on the owners and operators of U.S.-flagged vessels and facilities, say attorneys at Holland & Knight.

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Think Like A Lawyer: Always Be Closing

When a lawyer presents their case with the right propulsive structure throughout trial, there is little need for further argument after the close of evidence — and in fact, rehashing it all may test jurors’ patience — so attorneys should consider other strategies for closing arguments, says Luke Andrews at Poole Huffman.

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LEGAL INDUSTRY

The 2024 Lawyer Satisfaction Survey

Firms are making their attorneys happy in most areas of professional life, including culture and compensation, but stress is a constant struggle and many are taking minimal vacations, according to the latest survey from Law360 Pulse.

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Akin Elects US, London Duo To Take Over From Veteran Chair

By Ashish Sareen

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP said on Tuesday that it has elected the partner in charge of its New York office and a corporate specialist in London to jointly lead the firm as its longtime chair prepares to step down next year.

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NY High Court Denies Trump's Gag Order Appeal

By Frank G. Runyeon

New York state's highest court on Tuesday denied Donald Trump's rapid appeal of the gag order that limited his speech during his criminal hush money trial, finding it did not raise serious constitutional issues.

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Dems' Absences Bring Canceled Vote On Ore. Federal Judge

By Courtney Bublé

The Senate scrapped a vote on Tuesday for Magistrate Judge Mustafa Taher Kasubhai's nomination to a district court judgeship in the District of Oregon amid vast Republican opposition.

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Del. House Panel Splits On Senate-Passed Corp. Law Change

By Jeff Montgomery

A divided Delaware House committee released on Tuesday contested amendments to the state's general corporation law, sending the measure toward a full House vote after sometimes edgy testimony that included a committee chair's shutdown of an opposing law professor's reference to HBO's seamy corporate drama series "Succession."

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The 2 New Jersey Attys Ensnared In A Mogul's Extortion Rap

By George Woolston

New Jersey businessman George E. Norcross III may be the alleged mastermind of an extortion scheme to reap millions in tax credits on waterfront property in a distressed city, but an explosive indictment also reveals the purported roles of two attorneys with close ties to the Democratic Party.

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Panel Laments 'Hunger Games' Tactics In Mich. Judicial Races

By Carolyn Muyskens

A Michigan Court of Appeals panel has expressed concern that judicial candidates are weaponizing the complexity of Michigan's filing requirements to eliminate their competition, with one judge commenting that "contests for vacant judgeships all too often have turned into the Hunger Games." 

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McElroy Deutsch Says Exec Embezzled Money For Home

By Tracey Read

McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP has doubled down on its bid for a constructive trust on the home of two former executives accused of stealing from the firm.

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9 Firms Vie To Lead Suit Over Ad Tech Co.'s Microsoft Ties

By Sydney Price

Pomerantz LLP, Levi & Korsinsky LLP and several other firms have filed competing bids to lead a proposed shareholder class action alleging that shares of ad tech company Perion Network declined nearly 40% after its strategic partner Microsoft Bing "unilaterally" changed its search advertising pricing.

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Healthcare Tensions Equal Business For Litigation Funders

By Ryan Boysen

As rampant consolidation collides with inflation-squeezed margins in the American healthcare system, tensions between service providers and insurers are at the breaking point and increasingly boiling "over into litigation," providing opportunities for litigation funders, according to a new article by Burford Capital LLC.

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Ariz. County Says New Kari Lake Vote Claims Merit Sanctions

By Ali Sullivan

Maricopa County officials are slamming former gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake's bid to unravel a Ninth Circuit decision affirming the toss of her lawsuit over Arizona's voting machines, contending that the "fatally flawed" effort warrants sanctions.

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DC Bar Counsel Moves To Suspend Hunter Biden's Law License

By Alison Knezevich

Attorney disciplinary authorities in the nation's capital have moved to suspend Hunter Biden's license to practice law there after he was convicted of three federal gun charges last week.

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Dems Ask For Update On Justice Thomas Gifts Investigation

By Katie Buehler

A pair of Democratic lawmakers have asked the judiciary's governing body for an update on its review of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' failure to disclose years of luxury gifts and travel he received from conservative billionaires.

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Cuomo's Ex-Aide Details Sex Harrassment Claims In New Suit

By Dorothy Atkins

Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's onetime executive assistant has filed a civil lawsuit in New York state court, accusing Cuomo of "outrageous sex discrimination and retaliation" roughly two years after related misdemeanor charges over the alleged misconduct were dropped.

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COMPANIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

Amentum Services Inc.

American Hospital Association

Aurora Flight Sciences Corp.

Burford Capital LLC

Conner Strong & Buckelew

Cooper Health System

De Novo

Envision Healthcare Corp.

Home Box Office Inc.

L3Harris Technologies Inc.

LinkedIn Corp.

Lockheed Martin Corp.

Microsoft Corp.

Moelis & Co.

Moog Inc.

New Jersey State Bar Association

Perion Network Ltd.

Rowan University

Sun Bancorp Inc.

The Boeing Co.

The District of Columbia Bar

The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights

Toronto-Dominion Bank

Twitter Inc.

U.S. Anesthesia Partners

U.S. Vision Inc.

United Way Worldwide Inc.

Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc.

Virgin Orbit LLC

Wolverine World Wide Inc.

LAW FIRMS IN TODAY'S NEWS

Akin Gump

Bernstein Liebhard

Block & Leviton

Boies Schiller

Brown & Connery

Burgess Law Group

Corr Cronin

Critchley Kinum

Crowell & Moring

Cuti Hecker

Fox Rothschild

Glancy Prongay

Glavin PLLC

Hogan Lovells

Holland & Knight

Holwell Shuster

Holzer & Holzer

Hueston Hennigan

Jones Day

Kaplan Fox

Law Offices of Charles B. Molster III

Levi & Korsinsky

Marino Tortorella

Mayer Brown

McElroy Deutsch

O'Melveny & Myers

Parker Daniels Kibort

Parker McCay

Perkins Coie

Pomerantz LLP

Poole Huffman

Vedder Price

Winston & Strawn

Wolf Popper

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

Delaware River Port Authority

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal Trade Commission

National Institute of Standards and Technology

New York Attorney General's Office

U.S. Air Force

U.S. Coast Guard

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Department of State

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

U.S. Senate

U.S. Supreme Court

United Nations