Contract Threatened for Contractor That Cleared Snowden

The company that greenlighted National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis for security clearances stands to lose a $210 million contract with the Department of Homeland Security, the Government Accountability Office ruled in a decision released Thursday.

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  • Contract Threatened for Contractor That Cleared Snowden

    By Jenna Greene

    The company that greenlighted National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis for security clearances stands to lose a $210 million contract with the Department of Homeland Security, the Government Accountability Office ruled in a decision released Thursday.

  • Judge Dismisses Lawsuits Over IRS Tax-Exempt Controversy UPDATED

    By Zoe Tillman

    A federal judge in Washington on Thursday dismissed claims in two lawsuits against the Internal Revenue Service brought by groups who alleged they were improperly targeted while applying for tax-exempt status.

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  • ‘Groundbreaking’ Ruling for Transgender Disabled Vet

    By Jenna Greene

    The Department of the Army discriminated against a civilian worker who was transitioning from male to female, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel announced Thursday. The Transgender Law Center, which represented Tamara Lusardi, called the decision “groundbreaking in its conclusion."

  • Feds Fine Company That Hired Trebek for Ad Campaign

    By Jenna Greene

    A San Diego company that hired "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek to tout its educational products settled Federal Trade Commission charges of deceptive advertising and telemarketing violations on Thursday.

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  • Judge Strikes Takeda Report in Actos Case

    By Amaris Elliott-Engel

    A federal judge has struck a report Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. filed with the court indicating it was on track to restore evidence in an Actos case that resulted in a $9 billion verdict.

  • Appeals Court Upholds $5M Verdict Against GE Healthcare

    By Amaris Elliott-Engel

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has upheld a $5 million verdict issued in a mass tort in which plaintiffs alleged that GE Healthcare Inc. failed to warn that a gadolinium-based contrast agent used in MRIs can cause the growth of painful excess fibrous tissue in patients with failing kidneys.

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