Lawsuit Over Government's Kaspersky Ban Hits A Turning Point

NextGov: Kaspersky’s legal battles against the U.S. government could be hurtling toward a conclusion or a tipping point after legal filings last week.

The government filed documents April 16 that mark an end to the first phase of legal briefings in two separate cases in which the Russian anti-virus provider is challenging the federal government’s efforts to ban it from federal contracts.  

The judge in both cases, Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, must now either request oral arguments from the litigants or issue a ruling based on the briefing materials alone, a former cybercrime prosecutor told Nextgov.

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