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Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Provides updates and commentary on whistleblower cases. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 31

    Hospital System Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case

    Hospital System Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case
    Dignity Health (“Dignity”), formerly known as Catholic Healthcare West, has agreed to settle allegations by a whistleblower in a qui tam lawsuit that 13 of its hospitals submitted false claims to Medicare and TRICARE in violation…
  • Oct 24

    DaVita to Pay $389 Million to Resolve Kickback Allegation

    DaVita to Pay $389 Million to Resolve Kickback Allegation
    The Department of Justice announced that DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc. (“DaVita”) has agreed to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Statute for $350 million, plus the civil forfeiture…
  • Oct 17

    Boeing Settles False Claims Act Case for $23 Million

    Boeing Settles False Claims Act Case for $23 Million
    The Justice Department announced that the Boeing Company has agreed to settle four whistleblowers’ qui tam claims alleging violations of the False Claims Act.  Boeing has agreed to pay the federal government $23 million to resolve…
Rank this Week: 672

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

Covers campaign finance, lobbying, procurement and ethics laws. By State and Federal Communications, Inc.

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Oct 31

    South Carolina Governor Race Narrow

    South Carolina Governor Race Narrow
    Independent candidate Tom Ervin suspended his campaign for governor this week and endorsed Democratic Sen. Vincent Sheheen. Ervin, a self-funded Continued on Next Page
  • Oct 31

    News You Can Use Digest – October 31, 2014

    News You Can Use Digest – October 31, 2014
    National: In Democratic Election Ads in South, a Focus on Racial Scars New York Times – Jeremy Peters | Published: 10/29/2014 Continued on Next Page
  • Oct 30

    Mississippi Supreme Court Dismisses Challenge to U.S. Senate Runoff Election

    Mississippi Supreme Court Dismisses Challenge to U.S. Senate Runoff Election
    The Mississippi Supreme Court has sided with Sen. Thad Cochran, ending a protracted legal battle over the results of the Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 410

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

Covers federal policy and regulatory developments related to hydraulic fracturing. By Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Oct 31

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 37

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 37
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 37 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Texas. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews on…
  • Oct 29

    Presidential Monument Power May Allow Obama to Unilaterally Restrict Access to Public Land

    Presidential Monument Power May Allow Obama to Unilaterally Restrict Access to Public Land
    The final mid-term election of a presidency typically represents the last election of consequence for the President, and the point where Presidents demonstrate an increased willingness to take actions that are politically unpopular or…
  • Oct 13

    Virginia Announces New Joint Fracking Review Proce

    Virginia Announces New Joint Fracking Review Proce
    Virginia recently announced a special joint review process between the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (“DMME”) and Department of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”) of applications to use hydraulic fracturing in…
Rank this Week: 3943

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Newman & Associates.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 1432

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 40

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 494

The Poblete DC Dispatches

The Poblete DC Dispatches

Features updates on regulatory and public policy matters in Washington, DC in national security, trade, and international law.

http://jasonpoblete.com/
  • Oct 31

    Space travel is hard

    Space travel is hard
    When you think of outer space exploration, most folks from my generation tend to think of Florida’s Cape Canaveral, rather than Virginia’s Eastern Shore or Wallops Island. However, when it comes to manned space travel or…
  • Oct 28

    GAO: State Department Fails to Produce Reports on Iranian Adventurism in Latin America

    GAO: State Department Fails to Produce Reports on Iranian Adventurism in Latin America
    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) said last week that the Secretary of State needs to give Congress reports on Iranian activities in the Americas. The GAO report, Strategy to Counter Iran in the Western Hemisphere Has…
  • Oct 27

    Watching the Watchers, Modernizing Needed

    Watching the Watchers, Modernizing Needed
    When I worked on the Hill, securing information from a federal agency on about just anything was easy enough. Every now and then a Congressional request could hit a snag, however, produce they would eventually because the alternative…
Rank this Week: 2132

RegBlog

RegBlog

A regulation blog, in affiliation with the Penn Program on Regulation. From the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

http://www.regblog.org/
Rank this Week: 428

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features news, tips, and information about Oregon legal research.

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Oct 30

    Oregon MCLE Reporting Year CLEs at Law Librarie

    Oregon MCLE Reporting Year CLEs at Law Librarie
    Visit our Oregon Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Course Materials in Law Libraries blog post for links. And if you want to speak out on the future of CLE independent-study (i.e. borrowed and shared CLE course materials), read OSB President…
  • Oct 28

    OJIN and OECI Access in Oregon County Law Librarie

    OJIN and OECI Access in Oregon County Law Librarie
    The following Oregon County Law Libraries have in-library public, or staff-assisted, access to OJIN, OECI, or ACMS (court dockets). (But these locations do not necessarily have access to the full-text of filed documents. You may need visit…
  • Oct 28

    Happy 9th Birthday Oregon Legal Research Blog

    Happy 9th Birthday Oregon Legal Research Blog
    My first (and truly sad) Oregon Legal Research blog post was written 9 years ago – and this is post number 3,122. I’ve come a long way since then, with lots of help from co-workers, managers, and most of all, … Continue…
Rank this Week: 2904

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Oct 30

    Unicorn Sighting: I Agree With Judge Silberman

    Unicorn Sighting: I Agree With Judge Silberman
    Silberman says he has long thought FISA court was unconstitutional b/c judges shouldn’t make policy #privacyact & they become rubber-stamps — Dan Froomkin (@froomkin) October 30, 2014
  • Oct 25

    Links to My Miami-Dade Voter’s Guide

    Links to My Miami-Dade Voter’s Guide
    Part One on People Part Two on Amendments and Propositions (Sticky until election day).
  • Oct 24

    Looking for a Good Student Note Topic?

    Looking for a Good Student Note Topic?
    I think this qualifies: FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips (via Slashdot). As Ars Technica explains: Hardware hackers building interactive gadgets based on the Arduino microcontrollers are finding that a recent…
Rank this Week: 15

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
Rank this Week: 1583

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

Covers policy and political intelligence. By McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP.

http://www.politicsandlawblog.com
  • Oct 30

    Stefan Passantino Quoted in The Hill

    Stefan Passantino Quoted in The Hill
    MLA’s Stefan Passantino was quoted in The Hill‘s article, “Dem lobbyists shell out for super-PACs.” Dem lobbyists shell out for super-PACs Stefan Passantino, the head of McKenna Long & Aldridge’s political…
  • Oct 29

    Election Update: House, Senate and Governors Races*

    Election Update: House, Senate and Governors Races*
    House: See this analysis of the year’s most contested races. Senate: In Georgia, a Rasmussen Reports poll has David Perdue (R) tied with Michelle Nunn (D). See recent analysis here. In Iowa today, a…
  • Oct 29

    Keith Mason and Eric Tanenblatt Quoted in The Daily Signal

    Keith Mason and Eric Tanenblatt Quoted in The Daily Signal
    MLA’s Keith Mason and Eric Tanenblatt were quoted in The Daily Signal‘s article, “How a ‘Crazy’ Runoff Vote in Georgia Could Decide Control of the Senate.” How a ‘Crazy’ Runoff Vote in Georgia…
Rank this Week: 4086

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    McKeon Calls on Hagel to Suspend All Detainee Transfer

    McKeon Calls on Hagel to Suspend All Detainee Transfer
    House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-CA) today sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, calling for the immediate suspension of all transfers of detainees from Guantanamo. You can read the full letter here or…
  • Oct 30

    Dronestagram

    Dronestagram
    Stumbling around the internet last night, I found this gem: Dronestagram. It’s exactly what you would think; a free, user-built collection of videos and pictures shot by drones from all around the world. In this great little project you…
  • Oct 30

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    As Israeli paper Yediot Achronot noted in a headline yesterday, “Jerusalem continues to burn.” The instability wracking the disputed, holy city reached new heights yesterday with the attempted assassination by a Palestinian of a…
Rank this Week: 79

New Jersey Senate Republicans

New Jersey Senate Republicans

Provides legislative support to teh Republican senators in the Legislature of the State of New Jersey.

http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=Rr9IF0xl3RGXd835_w6H4A
  • Oct 30

    Senate Passes Connors-Rumpf-Gove Measure That Would Assist First-Time Home Buying Veteran

    Senate Passes Connors-Rumpf-Gove Measure That Would Assist First-Time Home Buying Veteran
    With overwhelming bipartisan support, the State Senate passed legislation introduced by Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove that would allow municipalities to use a portion of certain…
  • Oct 29

    Statement from Sen. Beck on 2nd Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy’s Landfall in New Jersey

    Statement from Sen. Beck on 2nd Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy’s Landfall in New Jersey
    Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) issued the following statement on the second anniversary of the landfall of Superstorm Sandy on the Jersey Shore: This image of Sandy approaching the New Jersey coastline was taken on October 29, 2012 from…
  • Oct 27

    Panel Passes Bucco Bill to Expedite Jobs, Cut Local Spending

    Panel Passes Bucco Bill to Expedite Jobs, Cut Local Spending
    Legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Budget Officer Anthony Bucco to authorize local governments to email permits, receipts and bills was unanimously passed by the Senate Community & Urban Affairs Committee. Legislation sponsored by…
Rank this Week: 289

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

Covers infrastructure news, policy and industry developments. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
Rank this Week: 647

Gavel to Gavel

Gavel to Gavel

Covers trends in legislative activity as it relates to the courts. By the National Center for State Courts.

http://gaveltogavel.us/
Rank this Week: 1225

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

Covers False Claims Act and related statutes. By Ben Vernia.

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 308

Small Government Contracts Blog

Small Government Contracts Blog

Offers legal news, notes and commentary of interest to small government contractors. By Steven Koprince.

http://smallgovcon.com/
  • Oct 30

    GovConChat: The CVE, WOSB Sole Sources, GSA Schedule, & More

    GovConChat: The CVE, WOSB Sole Sources, GSA Schedule, & More
    My friend Guy Timberlake of the American Small Business Coalition has launched GovConChat, which Guy described as a “candid and informative conversation with movers, shakers and thought-leaders from around the federal contracting…
  • Oct 29

    8(a) Fraud: Guilty Plea In Pass-Through Case

    8(a) Fraud: Guilty Plea In Pass-Through Case
    A California man faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to 8(a) fraud charges. According to a Department of Justice press release, Wesley Burnett admitted that his non-8(a) companies performed all of the work required under…
  • Oct 27

    VA CVE Improperly Disqualified SDVOSB, Says Federal Court

    VA CVE Improperly Disqualified SDVOSB, Says Federal Court
    SDVOSBs—and basic fairness and common sense—were big winners in a recent decision issued by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. In its decision, the Court held that the VA’s Center for Verification and Evaluation violated…
Rank this Week: 1386

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Oct 30

    Getting an Education on Septic System

    Getting an Education on Septic System
    By Leslie Corcelli Most of us don’t think or talk about where things go when we flush. Let’s face it, it’s a little awkward. However, I’m fortunate enough to be an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education…
  • Oct 28

    Climate Change and the Dry, Wild West Part 2

    Climate Change and the Dry, Wild West Part 2
    Welcome to part two of my blog on the California drought. In my last blog, I discussed how low rainfall and higher-than-average temperatures are worsening the drought and causing severe water shortages. The changes that are affecting the…
  • Oct 28

    Pediatricians’ Perspective: Ensuring Clean Air, Protecting Children’s Health

    Pediatricians’ Perspective: Ensuring Clean Air, Protecting Children’s Health
    By Jerome Paulson, MD, FAAP, and Samantha Ahdoot, MD, FAAP When we recognize October as Children’s Health Month, bringing awareness to children’s unique health needs, it can be easy to overlook one variable that impacts each one…
Rank this Week: 108

El Blog de Derecho Publico de…

El Blog de Derecho Publico de Sevach

Covers public law and legislation. By Professor J.R. Chaves.

http://contencioso.es/
  • Oct 30

    No son las tasas, Ministro ¡ Son las costas!

    No son las tasas, Ministro ¡ Son las costas!
    Las costas procesales y no las tasas son la gran barrera para la jurisdicción contencioso-administrativa y que podría solventarse con sencillas reformas legales.
  • Oct 29

    Del mobbing de los contratistas por Administraciones Pública

    Del mobbing de los contratistas por Administraciones Pública
    La reciente Sentencia del Tribunal Constitucional de 6 de Octubre de 2014 (160/2014) aborda una situación tristemente prodigada en las últimas décadas. Se trata de la exclusión por autoridades sin escrúpulos…
  • Oct 24

    El Supremo extiende la malversación al mundo de las sociedades pública

    El Supremo extiende la malversación al mundo de las sociedades pública
    La Sala de lo Penal del Tribunal Supremo frena la huida del Derecho Administrativo a fuerza de extender la figura de la malversación a las apropiaciones de fondos de sociedades y entidades públicas.
Rank this Week: 1094

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Oct 29

    Prosecutorial error and best practice

    Prosecutorial error and best practice
    It’s never too early to plan for interesting upcoming events.  So, you ought to set-aside 12-13 June 2015, especially if you will be in the Arlington, VA area on those days. The Center for Prosecutorial Integrity will have its…
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  • Oct 18

    IAC by not filing motion

    IAC by not filing motion
    Can a failure to file a pretrial motion equal ineffective assistance of counsel?  The BLUF is yes in some cases.  In some instances I have argued IAC on appeal for failing to make a meritorious motion.  The NMCCA has…
Rank this Week: 128

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Sara K. Rankin, Joel Rogers, Kevin Barry and Emily Benfer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legislation_law/
  • Oct 29

    Interdicting Ebola?

    Interdicting Ebola?
    Like most folks over the past few weeks, I've heard alot of news and commentary on the potential spread of Ebola through commercial airplane travel. The article below (a post from lawfareblog.com) outlines our country's plans to increase…
  • Oct 29

    Attorneys General For Sale: A Lobbying Loophole

    Attorneys General For Sale: A Lobbying Loophole
    Attorneys general are some of the most powerful political figures in American politics. And yet, unlike many other elected officials, AGs can be lobbied "to drop investigations, change policies, negotiate favorable settlements or pressure…
  • Oct 24

    US Childhood Poverty Hits Its Highest Point in 20 Year

    US Childhood Poverty Hits Its Highest Point in 20 Year
    A recent report published in the JAMA Pediatrics highlights a new low for the US: childhood poverty has reached a 20 year high. In the report, Dr. Glenn Flores and Bruce Lesley call on lawmakers to enact policy to successfully...
Rank this Week: 2721

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

Covers government transparency, accountability and integrity. By Judicial Watch.

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Oct 29

    State Dept. Doc Affirms JW’s Report on Obama Plan to Bring Foreign Ebola Patients to U.S.

    State Dept. Doc Affirms JW’s Report on Obama Plan to Bring Foreign Ebola Patients to U.S.
    A shocking government document outlining the Obama administration’s outrageous plan to admit Ebola-infected non-U.S. citizens into the United States for treatment has surfaced, confirming a story that Judicial Watch broke almost two…
  • Oct 28

    Obama May Have Been Elected With Illegal Vote

    Obama May Have Been Elected With Illegal Vote
    A large number of non-citizens cast ballots in U.S. elections and it’s possible that the illegal votes were responsible for President Obama’s 2008 victory, according to an in-depth academic study that confirms Judicial…
  • Oct 24

    Valerie Jarrett Key Player in Fast and Furious Cover-Up After Holder Lied to Congre

    Valerie Jarrett Key Player in Fast and Furious Cover-Up After Holder Lied to Congre
    President Obama’s trusted senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, was a key player in the effort to cover up that Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress about the Fast and Furious scandal, according to public records obtained by…
Rank this Week: 938

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Covers legal issues related to corporate malfeasance and protection of whistleblowers. Published by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund.

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
  • Oct 29

    Senators advise IRS to be more receptive to whistleblower

    Senators advise IRS to be more receptive to whistleblower
    In an editorial published yesterday in Politico Magazine, Senators Ron Wyden and Chuck Grassley criticize the IRS whistleblower program. The editorial, “Will the IRS Ever Listen?” states that the backlog on cases is too long and…
  • Oct 29

    The False Claims Act Work

    The False Claims Act Work
    The Chamber of Commerce has commenced a well-financed and aggressive lobbying campaign to undermine America’s most effective whistleblower law, the False Claims Act. To justify its anti-whistleblower campaign the Chamber published a…
  • Oct 27

    September/October SEC Whistleblower Award List

    September/October SEC Whistleblower Award List
    The SEC Office of the Whistleblower post Notices of Covered Action where a final judgment or order, by itself or together with other prior judgments or orders in the same action issued after July 21, 2010, results in monetary…
Rank this Week: 336

Health Industry Washington Watch

Health Industry Washington Watch

Covers U.S. legislative and regulatory developments affecting the life sciences and health care industry. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.healthindustrywashingtonwatch.com/
  • Oct 29

    OIG Extends Comment Deadline on Permissive Exclusion Criteria

    OIG Extends Comment Deadline on Permissive Exclusion Criteria
    The OIG published a notice today announcing that it is extending the public comment period on its July 11, 2014 notice soliciting recommendations for revising OIG's non-binding criteria for implementing its permissive exclusion…
  • Oct 28

    Final CY 2015 Medicare Payment Rules in the Pipeline

    Final CY 2015 Medicare Payment Rules in the Pipeline
    CMS is expected to publish several major final Medicare payment rules for 2015 in the coming days. The agency has already submitted to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for regulatory clearance the final 2015 rules…
  • Oct 28

    CMS Seeking Nominations for New Advisory Panel on Clinical Diagnostic Lab Test

    CMS Seeking Nominations for New Advisory Panel on Clinical Diagnostic Lab Test
    On October 27, 2014, CMS published a notice announcing that it is establishing an Advisory Panel on Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Tests, as authorized by the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA). The Panel will provide…
Rank this Week: 1877

Public Blawg

Public Blawg

Cover eminent domain, labor and employment, land use, public power, redevelopment and taxation. By Meyers Nave.

http://www.publiclawnews.com/blogs/public-blawg
Rank this Week: 543

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

The latest updates on developments affecting government contracts. Published by Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1954

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 28

    Guns v. PR in Palestine

    Guns v. PR in Palestine
    Whenever I speak about Israel and Palestine, I get angry and anguished letters from both sides. I understand. The world is going to heck in so many ways – growing population, destroying our environment, killing each other – why…
  • Oct 21

    Reactions to Obama and African-American

    Reactions to Obama and African-American
    Several people recently hopped the White House fence and were caught with weapons. Many treat Obama as if he can’t do anything right. Some insist they want him to lead while making it impossible to do that. From the beginning of…
  • Oct 14

    War on What – Crime or the Poor?

    War on What – Crime or the Poor?
    Many of us have realized that sending troops into some areas can be counter-productive. No matter how many the Israelis kill, more Palestinians prepare to fight them. Our boots on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan led many to take up arms…
Rank this Week: 2123

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law…

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Blog

Covers Inland Empire municipal law, personal injury law, real estate law and small business law.

http://michaelreiterlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 28

    The Last Two Posts Were Written in 2013, but Unpublished Until Now

    The Last Two Posts Were Written in 2013, but Unpublished Until Now
    The last two posts were written in 2013.  The first, regarding the 2013 recall, was intended to be published, and was inadvertently not published. The second one on former City Attorney Waldo Wilhoft was unfinished.  Sorry for…
  • Oct 28

    Waldo Willhoft, City Attorney of San Bernardino

    Waldo Willhoft, City Attorney of San Bernardino
    This post was originally written in October 2013, but never published. Last night was the San Bernardino County Bar Association’s Annual Installation & Awards Banquet at the National Orange Show in San Bernardino.  The back of…
  • Oct 28

    An Update: The Notices of Intention to Circulate Recall Petitions in the Proposed San Bernardino Recall 2013

    An Update: The Notices of Intention to Circulate Recall Petitions in the Proposed San Bernardino Recall 2013
    I’m not sure why this was not posted at the time, but for historical interest, here is a post that supposed to appear in 2013. By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law San Bernardino Residents For Responsible Government, the political action…
Rank this Week: 1354

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Covers disability and social security, elder law, and VA benefits.

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Oct 27

    Veterans History Project – Library of Congre

    Veterans History Project – Library of Congre
    In 2000, Congress created the Veterans History Project, a initiative through the Library of Congress to collect, record, and preserve information pertaining to veterans of past and current conflicts.  It is often that I’ll see…
  • Oct 24

    VA Press Release – Expansion of Educational Benefits and the Role of the VA in 20th Century History

    VA Press Release – Expansion of Educational Benefits and the Role of the VA in 20th Century History
    On October 20, 2014, the Department of Veterans Affairs issued the following VA Press Release explaining the expansion of Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to surviving spouses of servicemembers killed while on active duty.  This announcement…
  • Oct 23

    There’s help available for elderly victims of Domestic Violence

    There’s help available for elderly victims of Domestic Violence
    Today is “Purple Thursday” within Domestic Violence Awareness month. It’s been about 40 years since the taboo subject of conjugal crime and battering were brought out of the shadows and onto the table for public discussion.…
Rank this Week: 2319

The TSA Blog

The TSA Blog

Covers innovations in security, technology and the checkpoint screening process. By the Transportation Security Administration.

http://blog.tsa.gov/
Rank this Week: 4780

AOTUS - Collector in Chief

AOTUS - Collector in Chief

Covers National Archives news. By David S. Ferriero of the National Archives.

http://blogs.archives.gov/aotus/
  • Oct 24

    By the Number

    By the Number
    The holdings of the National Archives are vast. With more than 12 billion pages of textual records alone, it is essential that we continue to explore and employ innovative strategies to provide effective access. By understanding how you…
  • Oct 20

    Happy American Archives Month

    Happy American Archives Month
    Beverly (MA) High School is a happening place!  Last week BHS graduate Angie Miller, an American Idol finalist visited.  And the day after, AOTUS spent the day—the first time since June of 1963! As I said many times during the…
  • Oct 9

    The Scan Plan: Our Strategy to Digitize the Vast Holdings of the National Archive

    The Scan Plan: Our Strategy to Digitize the Vast Holdings of the National Archive
    The National Archives’ Strategic Plan includes a simple, but audacious initiative: to digitize our analog records and make them available for online public access. We have over 12 billion pages of records, so yes, this is our moon…
Rank this Week: 4738

National Indian Law Library --…

National Indian Law Library -- News

Covers Native American legal issues, published by the National Indian Law Library, a public law library devoted to federal Indian and tribal law.

http://nilllibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 10/24

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 10/24
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition for certiorari was denied in Hicks v. Hudson (sovereign immunity) on 10/14/14 and filed in MM&A Productions v. Yavapai-Apache Nation…
  • Oct 10

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 10/10

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 10/10
    * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2014cta.htmlUnited States v. Bryant (uncounselled tribal court domestic abuse convictions, domestic abuse)Inetianbor v. Cashcall, Inc. (arbitration agreement,…
  • Oct 6

    NILL added new content to the U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin on 10/06

    NILL added new content to the U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin on 10/06
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition for certiorari was denied in Yowell v. Abbey (tribal cattle grazing rights) and Marcussen v. Burwell (enforcement of federal laws in state…
Rank this Week: 1534

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Northrop Grumman Unable to Dismiss Government Contract Fraud Claim

    Northrop Grumman Unable to Dismiss Government Contract Fraud Claim
    Yesterday, a federal judge in Illinois refused to dismiss the majority of a relator’s allegations brought under the False Claims Act against Northrop Grumman Corporation (“Northrop”). The complaint alleges that the global…
  • Oct 22

    DaVita Enters into False Claims Act Settlement Totaling $400 Million

    DaVita Enters into False Claims Act Settlement Totaling $400 Million
    The U.S. Department of Justice announced today that DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc. (“DaVita”) has agreed to pay nearly $400 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks to induce the…
  • Oct 16

    Trinity Industries in Court Over Allegedly Shoddy Guard Rails Used All Over the U.S.

    Trinity Industries in Court Over Allegedly Shoddy Guard Rails Used All Over the U.S.
    On Monday, the False Claims Act trial against Trinity Industries (“Trinity”) was scheduled to restart in federal court in Texas after a mistrial was declared in July, attributed in part to the judge’s “serious…
Rank this Week: 2564

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Covers government contract issues including contract formation, strategies, bid protests and contract interpretation. By Crowell Moring.

http://www.governmentcontractslegalforum.com/
  • Oct 23

    Army Office of Energy Initiatives Releases RFP for New Renewable Energy Project at Fort Hood

    Army Office of Energy Initiatives Releases RFP for New Renewable Energy Project at Fort Hood
    On October 17, 2014, the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) issued a solicitation for the construction and operation of large-scale solar and wind projects at the Fort Hood military base. Fort Hood is the largest active military duty post in…
  • Sep 9

    C&M Lawyers Conduct Live Webinar on TAA Risks on Wednesday, September 10

    C&M Lawyers Conduct Live Webinar on TAA Risks on Wednesday, September 10
    On Wednesday, September 9th at 12 PM Eastern, join our government contracts attorneys for a webinar entitled: “Mitigating Trade Agreements Act Risks for GSA Schedule Holders.” During this 60-minute webinar, we will provide an…
  • Sep 8

    Not Our Problem: ASBCA Has No Say in Prime-Sub Sponsorship Dispute

    Not Our Problem: ASBCA Has No Say in Prime-Sub Sponsorship Dispute
    In Appeal of Binghamton Simulator Co. (ASBCA, Aug. 21), the board held that it had no jurisdiction to hear a subcontractor’s appeal in which the prime contractor declined to sponsor the sub’s appeal. Despite the…
Rank this Week: 2043

The CAPS Blog

The CAPS Blog

Highlights interesting cases, legal trends and commentary from around New York state, and beyond, for attorneys practicing law in the public sector context. By the NYSBA's Committee on Attorneys in Public Service.

http://nysbar.com/blogs/CAPS/
  • Oct 23

    Notice of JCOPE Open Forum

    Notice of JCOPE Open Forum
    The New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics ("JCOPE") will be hosting an informal Open Forum with Agency Ethics Officers on potential modifications to the existing regulations governing Outside Activities. The forum will be…
  • Sep 16

    Inspiration for the Public Service Lawyer

    Inspiration for the Public Service Lawyer
    It's probably axiomatic that public service lawyers are by and large self-motivated. But even the most self-starting people sometimes need a little nudge to get them going past a particularly tough day. So for those dark and dreary days,…
  • Aug 4

    This Award Could Be for You!

    This Award Could Be for You!
    If ever there was an award for readers of this blog, this must be it! The New York Law Journal is seeking "to recognize Lawyers Who Lead by Example, attorneys in our community who have made an outstanding contribution by...
Rank this Week: 3780

Local Open Government Blog

Local Open Government Blog

Covers legal issues on open government laws in Washington state and the rest of the nation. By Foster Pepper.

http://www.localopengovernment.com/
  • Oct 22

    Recent PRA Litigation Missteps: Abandoned Claims, False Start

    Recent PRA Litigation Missteps: Abandoned Claims, False Start
    By Milt Rowland and Lee Marchisio Abandoned Claims.  In West v. Gregoire, Division II of the Court of Appeals held that a PRA requestor who moves for a show cause order under RCW 42.56.550(1) abandons any claims he or she does not either…
  • Sep 18

    Case Law Update: "fullest assistance," redactions for effective law enforcement, disclosure of non-agency phone log

    Case Law Update: "fullest assistance," redactions for effective law enforcement, disclosure of non-agency phone log
    The Washington Court of Appeals issued three notable Public Records Act decisions in the past few days.  In Andrews v. Washington State Patrol, Division III held that an agency that fails to comply with self‑imposed disclosure…
  • Aug 12

    Recommended Reading: Ethics and the Public Disclosure Act

    Recommended Reading: Ethics and the Public Disclosure Act
    Foster Pepper's Regulatory & Government Affairs practice recommends reading, "Does Media Coverage of School Shootings Lead to More School Shootings?" to stay up-to-date on conversation related to the Public Disclosure Act. The Stranger…
Rank this Week: 4221

Nexus

Nexus

Chapman's Journal of Law and Public Policy

http://www.lawschoolblog.org/
  • Oct 21

    BALLOT MEASURES SEEK TO CURB WATER & JOB DROUGHTS IN CALIFORNIA’S CENTRAL VALLEY REGION

    BALLOT MEASURES SEEK TO CURB WATER & JOB DROUGHTS IN CALIFORNIA’S CENTRAL VALLEY REGION
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in August 2014, California’s unemployment rate was 7.4%.[1] That percentage ranks California’s unemployment rate as the 46th worst in the nation, tied with Michigan and Tennessee.[2] A…
  • Oct 21

    WAGE HIKE PROVES CALIFORNIA LAWMAKERS ARE UNMINDFUL OF BUSINESS REALITIES

    WAGE HIKE PROVES CALIFORNIA LAWMAKERS ARE UNMINDFUL OF BUSINESS REALITIES
    One of the many problems facing California businesses is that lawmakers in the state are out of touch with the realities of running a business. Case in point, the recent increase in minimum wage for Los Angeles hotels. Last month,...
  • Oct 21

    RIDESHARING COMPANIES AND CALIFORNIA: FRIENDS OR FOES?

    RIDESHARING COMPANIES AND CALIFORNIA: FRIENDS OR FOES?
    After a fun night out of the town with your friends or family it is always important to stay safe and get home, not only in one piece but without causing any danger to others. In cities such as New...
Rank this Week: 4687

Legistative History and Intent

Legistative History and Intent

Covers important state and federal legislative history. From Legislative Intent Service, Inc.

http://www.legintent.com/news/
  • Oct 21

    Four of the Weirdest Animal Laws of All Time

    Four of the Weirdest Animal Laws of All Time
    Humans aren’t the only ones who have to follow the rules. It doesn’t take much legislative history research to turn up an animal law or two, but if you keep at it long enough, your law research will eventually yield some pretty…
  • Oct 13

    Federal judge tackles legislative intent

    Federal judge tackles legislative intent
      What does this statute mean? As we are well aware here at Legislative Intent Service, in the face of ambiguous language, sometimes this simple question has no easy answers. Sure, we have canons of statutory interpretation. But what…
  • Sep 11

    Three of the Weirdest Traffic Laws You’ll Read About Today

    Three of the Weirdest Traffic Laws You’ll Read About Today
    About 20% of all civil lawsuits in the U.S. have to do with automobile accidents. Every day, people get speeding tickets, have fender benders, or break traffic laws in a myriad of other ways — some of which may be stranger than…
Rank this Week: 2968

Maryland Social Security…

Maryland Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

Covers workers' compensation, injury, and government law. By Steinhardt, Siskind and Associates, LLC.

http://www.marylandsocialsecuritydisabilitylawyers.com/
  • Oct 21

    Train Accidents in Maryland

    Train Accidents in Maryland
    Recently, a train hit a car in Westminster, Maryland at the intersection of Route 27 and Winters Street at night, and a woman was injured and taken to the shock trauma department of a hospital. The conductor sounded its horn, and the train…
  • Oct 8

    Maryland District Court Remands SSDI Case Based On Newly Discovered Evidence

    Maryland District Court Remands SSDI Case Based On Newly Discovered Evidence
    In a recent social security disability case, a Maryland District Court considered a situation in which the plaintiff, Kowana Chase, had been denied benefits. The plaintiff claimed disability from August 2005 through 2009 and filed her…
  • Oct 8

    Multi-vehicle Accidents and Insurance Issues in Maryland

    Multi-vehicle Accidents and Insurance Issues in Maryland
    Recently, a serious six-vehicle crash closed down U.S. Route 29 in Howard County, Maryland. The crash started in the northbound lanes when a driver was speeding and driving in an erratic fashion. Eventually, he hit a Honda CRV and a Honda…
Rank this Week: 2462

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

Looks at white collar, congressional, SEC, energy enforcement and other government inquiries. By McGuireWoods.

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Oct 21

    A Question of Ethics: Are Members Permitted to Help Companies in Which They Own Stock?

    A Question of Ethics: Are Members Permitted to Help Companies in Which They Own Stock?
    Roll Call October 14, 2014 Q. I heard that Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wis., may face ethics discipline because he assisted companies in which he owned stock. I know that Members are not supposed to use their position for their own personal gain, but I…
  • Oct 20

    Taking Aim – the SEC’s Continued Focus on Hedge Fund

    Taking Aim – the SEC’s Continued Focus on Hedge Fund
    “It is difficult to overstate how much the regulatory landscape for hedge fund managers has changed over the past four years.” So said Norm Champ, director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Investment…
  • Oct 17

    Update: Supreme Court Declines to Define Instrumentality under FCPA

    Update: Supreme Court Declines to Define Instrumentality under FCPA
    On October 6, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court denied an August 14, 2014, petition for writ of certiorari by Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriquez, former owners of Terra Communications (Terra). The petition asked the court to define who counts as…
Rank this Week: 2678

White Collar Alert

White Collar Alert

Provides news and insight to counsel and legal observers concerning white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, government litigation and regulatory compliance. By Montgomery McCracken.

http://whitecollarblog.mmwr.com
  • Oct 20

    Of Dropbox and Data Breaches: Highlighting the need for increased cyber-security at home and in the workplace

    Of Dropbox and Data Breaches: Highlighting the need for increased cyber-security at home and in the workplace
    This guest post is authored by Michael B. Hayes. Hayes’ practice concentrates on commercial litigation, government and corporate investigations. Hayes is frequently called upon by clients and colleagues to provide legal expertise and…
  • Oct 15

    DOJ Policy Shift: No Waiver for Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Claim

    DOJ Policy Shift: No Waiver for Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Claim
    Back in January, we wrote about the challenge facing counsel when the United States Attorney’s Office requires a defendant to waive his or her Sixth Amendment claims of ineffective assistance of counsel as part of any plea deal. Today,…
  • Oct 14

    Supreme Court Denies Review of “Acquitted Conduct” Sentence

    Supreme Court Denies Review of “Acquitted Conduct” Sentence
    A defendant exercises his constitutional right to a jury trial and is proven guilty by a jury of his peers. The jury, confronted with multiple charges against the defendant, weighs the evidence and acquits on all counts, save one for ……
Rank this Week: 2390

National Whistleblower

National Whistleblower

Provides commentary on current issues and developments in the field of whistleblower law and False Claims Act litigation. By the Rabon Law Firm, PLLC.

http://www.nationalwhistleblower.com/
  • Oct 20

    Ten Largest False Claims Act Settlements By Pharmaceutical Companie

    Ten Largest False Claims Act Settlements By Pharmaceutical Companie
    Pharmaceutical companies have been a part of some of the largest settlements in the history of the FCA.  Below is a list of the ten largest FCA settlements by members of the pharmaceutucal industry: 1. GlaxoSmithKline – $2 billion…
  • Aug 6

    Hospital System Pays Over $98 Million to Resolve FCA Allegation

    Hospital System Pays Over $98 Million to Resolve FCA Allegation
    The Department of Justice announced that Community Health Systems (CHS) agreed to pay $98.15 million to settle allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE for medically unnecessary…
  • Jul 28

    Shipping Company To Pay $9 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegation

    Shipping Company To Pay $9 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegation
    Hawaiian cargo container shipping company, Matson Navigation Co., has agreed to pay the United States $9 million to resolve allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act (FCA). The lawsuit, filed in 2010 by a freight consultant,…
Rank this Week: 2011

Federal Regulations Advisor

Federal Regulations Advisor

Provides insights and commentary on U.S. government regulatory affairs. By Leland E. Beck.

http://www.fedregsadvisor.com/
Rank this Week: 377

The Albany Government Law Review…

The Albany Government Law Review Fireplace

The Albany Government Law Review runs this student written and edited law blog engaged in substantive law review-like legal analysis and academic speculation.

http://aglr.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 4723