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Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Oct 21

    Time for a Change: The DfE Safer Product Label

    Time for a Change: The DfE Safer Product Label
    By David DiFiore Change isn’t easy. Whether it’s starting a new job, moving to a new city, or even something simple like trying a new laundry detergent, change often involves parting with the familiar and embracing the unknown.…
  • Oct 21

    Climate Change and the Dry, Wild West

    Climate Change and the Dry, Wild West
    By Krystal Laymon I grew up in a small town in California called Placerville (population 10,000), located near Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada foothills. There, in the mountains, where snow days were frequent in the winter, and for fun in the…
  • Oct 17

    We Can All Benefit from Learning More About Our Environment

    We Can All Benefit from Learning More About Our Environment
    By Nneamaka Odum When I was young, I wondered how the earth worked. It wasn’t until attending a special middle school, that I was able to begin my environmental education. As I continued to learn, my passion for the environment grew. My…
Rank this Week: 142

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 21

    Stefan Passantino Quoted in Marketplace

    Stefan Passantino Quoted in Marketplace
    MLA’s Stefan Passantino was quoted in the Marketplace article, “Some consultants see a payday in super PACs.” Some consultants see a payday in super PACs A super PAC is sometimes born out of a strong sense of mission –…
  • Oct 20

    2014 Election Update: October 20, 2014

    2014 Election Update: October 20, 2014
    With the 2014 Midterm elections now just two weeks away, new polling data* and analyses continue to flood the airways. With the battle for the Senate hanging in the air, the outcome remains unclear. Pundits are already looking at the…
  • Oct 17

    Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the State

    Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the State
    By Cindy Gillespie Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States update is our weekly report on Health Insurance Exchange developments. This week, CMS announced a new effort to encourage current Federally-facilitated Marketplace enrollees…
Rank this Week: 4002

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: 1745

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 21

    Some Implications of President Obama’s Plans to Sidestep Congress on Iranian Sanction

    Some Implications of President Obama’s Plans to Sidestep Congress on Iranian Sanction
    David Sanger recently reported that the Executive branch thinks it can suspend “the vast majority” of congressional sanctions unilaterally if it reaches a deal with Iran to forestall that nation’s nuclear weapons…
  • Oct 20

    Sweeping Claims and Casual Legal Analysis in the Latest U.N. Mass Surveillance Report

    Sweeping Claims and Casual Legal Analysis in the Latest U.N. Mass Surveillance Report
    U.N. Special Rapporteur Ben Emmerson’s report on “mass surveillance” may signal increasing conflict between the US and world bodies on surveillance issues.  The U.N. report makes sweeping normative claims but fails to…
  • Oct 20

    Pushing The Limits of Treaty Latitude?

    Pushing The Limits of Treaty Latitude?
    Suppose the United States government helps to negotiate, and subsequently champions, certain framework treaties–ones justly viewed as imposing significant constraints on all signatories. Down the road, the United States occasionally…
Rank this Week: 118

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: 33

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: 297

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 20

    The New Pictogram

    The New Pictogram
    Google released 750 new icons for phones and tablets that will undoubtedly take over the world. They’re free for anyone to use. (Click above for a larger image of a some of them.) Cory Doctorow thinks this move by Google ……
  • Oct 20

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part Two: Constitutional Amendments, Charter Amendments, and a Bond Issue)

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part Two: Constitutional Amendments, Charter Amendments, and a Bond Issue)
    This is part two of a two-part guide to the ballot in South Florida. Part One covered candidates on the 2014 ballot in Miami-Dade; this part looks at the three state-wide proposals to amend the Florida Constitution, at four proposals ……
  • Oct 20

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part One: People)

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part One: People)
    Absentee ballots are out, early voting begins this week, must be time for a South Florida election guide. (See your personalized sample ballot.) If your mind is made up on the headline races, skip down to the judges. My suggestions ……
Rank this Week: 18

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Oct 20

    CFPB Student Loan Ombudsman Files Third Annual Report Highlighting Bureau’s Hot Button Issues in Student Lending

    CFPB Student Loan Ombudsman Files Third Annual Report Highlighting Bureau’s Hot Button Issues in Student Lending
    Alan S. Kaplinsky and John L. Culhane, Jr. The CFPB released its third Annual Report of the Student Loan Ombudsman, Rohit Chopra, discussing complaints received by the CFPB about private student loans and the lessons drawn by the Ombudsman…
  • Oct 16

    CFPB Proposes No-Action Letter Policy for Innovator

    CFPB Proposes No-Action Letter Policy for Innovator
    Heather S. Klein The CFPB published for comment in today’s Federal Register a proposed policy on issuing “no-action” letters for innovative financial products or services.  Like those issued by the SEC and CFTC,…
  • Oct 14

    CFPB Proposes Changes to TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures Rule

    CFPB Proposes Changes to TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures Rule
    Marc Patterson The CFPB has issued two proposed changes to the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures Rule (Final Rule) that will be effective for applications received on or after August 1, 2015: (1) an adjustment to the timing requirement for…
Rank this Week: 1677

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 20

    We’re Proud to Sponsor the WASRG Summit!

    We’re Proud to Sponsor the WASRG Summit!
    State and Federal Communications is excited to be the Keynote Speaker Sponsor of the 2014 WASRG Summit on Tuesday, October Continued on Next Page
  • Oct 20

    Come and Get Your Donuts and Apple Cider!

    Come and Get Your Donuts and Apple Cider!
      On Friday, October 31 State and Federal Communications is hosting its fifth annual Halloween Donut and Apple Cider sale. Continued on Next Page
  • Oct 20

    Ontario Assembly to Convene Today

    Ontario Assembly to Convene Today
    Today the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Canada, will convene for the first session of the 41st Parliament. The assembly had Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 707

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: 2623

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 20

    Guest Blog and Legislative Clinic Spotlight: From the Clinic to the Capitol

    Guest Blog and Legislative Clinic Spotlight: From the Clinic to the Capitol
    Joining the Legislation Law Prof Blog to discuss the successes of the McGeorge School of Law Legislative and Public Policy Clinic are Professors Melissa Brown and Rex Frazier. McGeorge School of Law students in the Legislative and Public…
  • Oct 17

    Job Opportunity at PPRAC: Housing Law & Policy Fellowship in D.C.

    Job Opportunity at PPRAC: Housing Law & Policy Fellowship in D.C.
    The Poverty & Race Research Action Council (PRRAC) is a non-profit civil rights law and policy organization based in Washington, D.C.. It’s primary mission is to help connect advocates with social scientists working on race and…
  • Oct 17

    Minimum Wage is a Civil and Human Rights Issue

    Minimum Wage is a Civil and Human Rights Issue
    This month, our friends at the Leadership Conference released a report that "seeks to raise awareness among the civil rights and other communities about the need for stronger minimum wage policy to advance equity and fair pay for individuals…
Rank this Week: 2874

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: 1888

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 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…
  • Sep 16

    Additional Guidance on Managing Email Released

    Additional Guidance on Managing Email Released
    I am pleased to announce that the Office of Management and Budget and the National Archives released a memo yesterday afternoon to the heads of executive departments and independent agencies on managing email. Over the past few…
Rank this Week: 2057

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: 1727

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Oct 20

    Binghamton, NY hospital pays nearly $3.4 million following self-disclosure to HHS

    Binghamton, NY hospital pays nearly $3.4 million following self-disclosure to HHS
    On October 16, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York announced that Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital in Binghamton had paid over $3.37 million to resolve self-disclosed violations of the false claims for hyperbaric…
  • Oct 19

    Two Houston diagnostic centers pay $2.6 million to settle qui tam allegation

    Two Houston diagnostic centers pay $2.6 million to settle qui tam allegation
    On October 17, the Department of Justice announced that two Houston-area diagnostic services companies had each agreed to pay over $1 million to settle allegations, originally brought by three whistleblowers, that the companies submitted…
  • Oct 19

    DOJ files complaint, intervening in whistleblower’s suit against Sikorsky

    DOJ files complaint, intervening in whistleblower’s suit against Sikorsky
    On October 16, the Department of Justice announced that it had filed a complaint-in-intervention against defense contractor Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., and two subsidiaries, alleging that the parent company entered into illegal type of contract…
Rank this Week: 512

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 19

    Carta abierta a Sosa Wagner

    Carta abierta a Sosa Wagner
    El retorno del eurodiputado Sosa Wagner a su Cátedra merece una Carta abierta de reconocimiento de su labor y de bienvenida al mundo jurídico y académico.
  • Oct 16

    Ultima vuelta de tuerca del Supremo a las RPT: todas son actos generale

    Ultima vuelta de tuerca del Supremo a las RPT: todas son actos generale
    Según la reciente jurisprudencia del Tribunal Supremo, las Relaciones de Puestos de Trabajo (RPT), procedan de la Administración que sea, son actos administrativos a todos los efectos.
  • Oct 14

    El Tribunal Supremo salta el burladero de la discrecionalidad técnica

    El Tribunal Supremo salta el burladero de la discrecionalidad técnica
    El Tribunal Supremo avanza en el control de la discrecionalidad técnica, abriendo la puerta a la práctica de pruebas periciales para demostrar agravios y exigiendo motivaciones exhaustivas de las calificaciones numéricas.
Rank this Week: 712

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: 368

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: 4771

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/
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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…
  • Oct 17

    Erotic asphyxiation-the choking game

    Erotic asphyxiation-the choking game
    Some years ago I represented a Soldier accused of multiple assaults and rapes of his wife, and of his girlfriends.  The rapes allegedly included him choking the complaining witness during the rapes. He told me – and later the…
Rank this Week: 183

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 18

    Ebola Czar Is a Symptom of a Much More Pressing Challenge, Border Security

    Ebola Czar Is a Symptom of a Much More Pressing Challenge, Border Security
    The President retained a Washington, DC insider, and lobbyist, because his army of advisors failed to coordinate an appropriate response to a potential national public health emergency. This matter goes beyond Ebola, it includes the…
  • Oct 16

    Ebola: Private Sector, States Need to Step Up

    Ebola: Private Sector, States Need to Step Up
    Your federal government cares about you, so in response to a hemorrhagic fever in the U.S., the President offers up a photo up in the White House situation room and makes many promises that we know the Feds cannot keep. Even more bizarre…
  • Oct 13

    Chen Guangcheng: China ‘Many Times More Dangerous” Than ISIS

    Chen Guangcheng: China ‘Many Times More Dangerous” Than ISIS
    Here’s a brief item you may have missed in the news since the mainstream media did not give it the time of day. It is a true and sober reminder that there are many global issues that require U.S. leadership. Last week at…
Rank this Week: 339

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: 1732

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: 2133

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 17

    Kyrillos Praises Quick Signing of Sports Betting Bill

    Kyrillos Praises Quick Signing of Sports Betting Bill
    Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) issued the following statement following the signing of legislation that removes state prohibitions on sports wagering at New Jersey’s casinos and racetracks. Legislation sponsored by Sen. Ray Lesniak…
  • Oct 17

    Bateman Receives Oak Leaf Award from The Nature Conservancy in New Jersey

    Bateman Receives Oak Leaf Award from The Nature Conservancy in New Jersey
    Senator Kip Bateman (R-16) was honored with an Oak Leaf Award by The Nature Conservancy in New Jersey for his years of work to protect the environment, preserve open space and farmland, and other important environmental issues. Sen. Kip…
  • Oct 16

    Senate Committee Approves “Kimmie’s Law” to Establish Zero Tolerance for Driving Under the Influence of Inhalant

    Senate Committee Approves “Kimmie’s Law” to Establish Zero Tolerance for Driving Under the Influence of Inhalant
    Legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) making it illegal to drive under the influence of any amount of a prohibited inhalant, such as glue or aerosol, has been approved the Senate Law & Public Safety Committee. Kimberly…
Rank this Week: 214

New York Zoning and Municipal Law…

New York Zoning and Municipal Law Blog

Covers adverse possession, environmental law, municipal law, zoning and land use. Published by Silverberg Zalantis.

http://blog.szlawfirm.net/
Rank this Week: 1371

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: 676

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Oct 17

    Obama Plans to Let Ebola-infected Foreigners Into U.S. for Treatment

    Obama Plans to Let Ebola-infected Foreigners Into U.S. for Treatment
    Washington, DC – Judicial Watch has learned that the Obama administration is actively formulating plans to admit Ebola-infected non-U.S. citizens into the United States for treatment.  Specifically, the goal of the administration…
  • Oct 17

    El Paso Narco-Terror Figure Exposed by JW Pleads Guilty

    El Paso Narco-Terror Figure Exposed by JW Pleads Guilty
    A key figure—illegal alien Hector Pedroza Huerta—in a narco-terror ring that runs from El Paso to Chicago to New York City has pleaded guilty to federal immigration charges in Texas, Judicial Watch has confirmed. Earlier this week…
  • Oct 15

    JW Covers Emad Karakrah’s Arraignment in Chicago

    JW Covers Emad Karakrah’s Arraignment in Chicago
    Chicago, Ill.—One of the key players—Emad Karakrah—in a narco-terror ring that runs from El Paso to Chicago to New York City was arraigned today and Judicial Watch covered the hearing live in Cook County Court, Illinois.…
Rank this Week: 2605

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/
Rank this Week: 1622

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Oct 17

    Free Federal Tax Law Research: Legalbitstream and More

    Free Federal Tax Law Research: Legalbitstream and More
    About once a quarter we’re asked about where to find IRS Private Letter Rulings and other IRS documents that used to be tough to find outside a law library that subscribed to expensive tax databases and treatises. You can still ……
  • Oct 16

    Fourth Annual Oregon Archives Crawl (10/18/14)

    Fourth Annual Oregon Archives Crawl (10/18/14)
    Fourth Annual Oregon Archives Crawl (Portland-based) Saturday, October 18th 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM “Everyone is invited to join us for the 4th Oregon Archives Crawl this October in celebration of Oregon Archives Month. Travel between…
  • Oct 14

    Where to Find Superseded Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) and the Oregon Bulletin

    Where to Find Superseded Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) and the Oregon Bulletin
    You can link to this Superseded OAR grid from our What’s New and our Document Index (under the letter O) pages and – wonk alert – see a picture of first page of the first Oregon Administrative Rule Bulletin, from ……
Rank this Week: 3165

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 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…
  • Oct 13

    Extendicare Health Services Settles False Claims Act Case

    Extendicare Health Services Settles False Claims Act Case
    Extendicare Health Services, Inc. (“Extendicare”) and its subsidiary Progressive Step Corporation (“ProStep”) have agreed to settle two whistleblowers’ qui tam claims that they violated the False Claims Act…
  • Sep 29

    Shire Pharmaceuticals Settles False Claims Act Case

    Shire Pharmaceuticals Settles False Claims Act Case
    Shire Pharmaceuticals, LLC (“Shire”) has agreed to settle two qui tam lawsuits brought by whistleblowers alleging violations of the False Claims Act for allegedly making false and unsupported claims related to Adderall XR,…
Rank this Week: 1910

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: 1881

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 15

    SBA Affiliation Rules: President Controlled Company Despite Removal Provision

    SBA Affiliation Rules: President Controlled Company Despite Removal Provision
    A company’s President was deemed to control the company for purposes of the SBA affiliation rules, even though the company’s majority shareholder had the unilateral right to remove the President from office at any time. In a…
  • Oct 13

    8(a) Program: Is The SBA “Searching For Reasons To Deny” Women?

    8(a) Program: Is The SBA “Searching For Reasons To Deny” Women?
    The SBA’s course of conduct in reviewing the 8(a) applications of companies owned by women “gives the distinct impression that the SBA is simply searching for reasons to deny every claim” of social disadvantage made by women…
  • Oct 9

    Forming Eight JVs Did Not Create Affiliation Between JV Member

    Forming Eight JVs Did Not Create Affiliation Between JV Member
    An 8(a) protege and its mentor were not affiliated with one another, despite forming eight joint ventures over a four-year period–and winning 15 contracts with those joint ventures. In a recent size appeal case, the SBA Office of…
Rank this Week: 1971

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Oct 15

    Enactment of SB 785 Clears Caltrain Electrification for Design-Build

    Enactment of SB 785 Clears Caltrain Electrification for Design-Build
    California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., has signed California Senate Bill (SB) 785. As my colleague Nancy Smith has observed, enactment of SB 785 is a major step forward for the State of California, because now many more state and local…
  • Oct 3

    Recruitment - University of California, Riverside

    Recruitment - University of California, Riverside
    Nossaman is assisting friends at the University of California, Riverside with publicizing the following two job opportunities. The first position is a newly-refined position as Director of Capital Asset Management, reporting to a new…
  • Sep 30

    Major Step Forward for California Design-Build: SB 785 Signed September 30, 2014

    Major Step Forward for California Design-Build: SB 785 Signed September 30, 2014
    With the enactment of Senate Bill 785, the State of California has taken a major step forward in authorizing state and local agencies to use design-build.  Although many California agencies have the ability to use design-build without…
Rank this Week: 4122

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 14

    ARB Decision Promotes Clarity And Uniformity In Whistleblower Case

    ARB Decision Promotes Clarity And Uniformity In Whistleblower Case
    In a long-overdue decision issued on October 9, 2014, the Department of Labor Administrative Review Board (ARB) finally clarified the standard of proof for employees to establish the “contributing factor” test in whistleblower…
  • Oct 2

    FBI Continues Culture of Retaliation Against Whistleblower

    FBI Continues Culture of Retaliation Against Whistleblower
    Yesterday, Senator Chuck Grassley announced that 11 whistleblowers have come forward revealing that FBI managers are now using Loss of Effectiveness orders to retaliate against FBI employees who report wrongdoing in the agency. “Every…
  • Sep 17

    Attorney General Supports Increased Whistleblower Protections Under Federal Banking Laws FIRREA

    Attorney General Supports Increased Whistleblower Protections Under Federal Banking Laws FIRREA
    New York City, New York. September 17, 2014.  In a speech delivered today at New York University School of Law, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder publicly endorsed enlarging U.S. whistleblower reward laws to include expanded…
Rank this Week: 476

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 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…
  • Oct 13

    Let’s End This Drive

    Let’s End This Drive
    I’ve enjoyed the races – first time I went to the track with friends who also hadn’t been to the races, a friend said, it looks like they’re on wheels – it’s beautiful. And I’ve been with friends who…
  • Sep 30

    Political Language

    Political Language
    Isn’t political language wonderful? Listening to the Republican response by Thom Tillis to President Obama would have been great on Comedy Central. The first part was pure political autobiography to show how much he had accomplished in…
Rank this Week: 2044

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Oct 14

    Supported Decision-Making as an Alternative to Guardianship

    Supported Decision-Making as an Alternative to Guardianship
    Back on May 29-30 I participated in the 3rd World Congress on Adult Guardianship in Arlington VA and followed up with blog posts about alternative approaches to guardianship around the world. Supported Decision-Making is a concept that is…
  • Oct 13

    NJ Medicaid MLTSS Feedback Forums scheduled in October

    NJ Medicaid MLTSS Feedback Forums scheduled in October
    You know by now that the New Jersey Department of Human Services has been developing a new Medicaid Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) program under its 2013 Comprehensive Medicaid Waiver. It’s still a work-in-progress.…
  • Oct 8

    CAVC Troubled By One ROs Lack of Responsiveness . . . But One RO Has Shed Light Through the Fog of Recent

    CAVC Troubled By One ROs Lack of Responsiveness . . . But One RO Has Shed Light Through the Fog of Recent
    On October 7, 2014, the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claim (CAVC) published a decision in Roberts v. McDonald (regarding how the offset should occur for surviving spouses both entitled to annuity benefits under the Survival Benefits…
Rank this Week: 1326

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

Covers public bidding and contracting in Pennsylvania. By Christopher I. McCabe.

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
Rank this Week: 4107

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 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…
  • Aug 22

    Are You Breaking These Weird Laws?

    Are You Breaking These Weird Laws?
    People all over the world seek help from law professionals to interpret and understand legal statutes and legislative history — and with good reason. Legal English is very different from standard English, with its own dictionary and a…
Rank this Week: 3252

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • 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…
  • Oct 10

    Department of Energy No Longer Issuing Conditional Approvals of LNG Export License

    Department of Energy No Longer Issuing Conditional Approvals of LNG Export License
    The Department of Energy (“DOE”) has announced that it will no longer be issuing conditional approvals of export licenses for liquefied natural gas (“LNG”).  DOE will instead wait until the Federal Energy…
  • Sep 8

    Study Finds Artificial Earthquakes Weaker

    Study Finds Artificial Earthquakes Weaker
    A recently released study has found that artificial earthquakes resulting from the use of disposal wells for produced waters and other oil and gas wastewaters are less intense, and in general about sixteen times weaker, than naturally…
Rank this Week: 1690

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
  • Oct 10

    Pharmaceutical Companies Continue to Battle False Claims Act Case Involving Abilify

    Pharmaceutical Companies Continue to Battle False Claims Act Case Involving Abilify
    This week, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (“BMS”) and Otsuka America Pharmaceutical Inc. (“Otsuka”) asked a federal court judge in Ohio to dismiss a complaint filed against them by two relators that alleges that the…
  • Oct 8

    Defense Contractors to Repay Government Close to $20 Million for Alleged Fraud

    Defense Contractors to Repay Government Close to $20 Million for Alleged Fraud
    The U.S. Department of Justice announced yesterday that defense contractor DRS Technical Services Inc. (“DRS”) has agreed to pay $13.7 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by overbilling the…
  • Oct 3

    Qui Tam Complaint Survives UChicago Argonne’s Motion to Dismi

    Qui Tam Complaint Survives UChicago Argonne’s Motion to Dismi
    Last week, a federal judge in Illinois retained the majority of a relator’s allegations in a complaint filed under the False Claims Act against UChicago Argonne LLC after the company sought to dismiss the case. Originally filed in 2012…
Rank this Week: 2840

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 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…
  • Oct 3

    NILL added new content to all 8 Indian Law Bulletins on 10/03

    NILL added new content to all 8 Indian Law Bulletins on 10/03
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed in Seminole Tribe of Florida v. Florida Dept. of Revenue (sovereign immunity, taxation) on 9/25/14. * U.S. Courts of…
Rank this Week: 1882

Legislative Blog

Legislative Blog

The official Americans United blog on legislation and activities of lawmakers.

https://www.au.org/blogs/legislative
  • Oct 9

    U.S. Department of Education Report Shows Continued Shortcomings of DC Voucher Program

    U.S. Department of Education Report Shows Continued Shortcomings of DC Voucher Program
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeThe DC voucher program includes mostly religious schools, is unpopular, and doesn't actually reach the students who need it most.The U.S. Department of Education released a report this week entitled,…
  • Sep 4

    PDK/Gallup Poll Shows Continued Public Opposition to Voucher

    PDK/Gallup Poll Shows Continued Public Opposition to Voucher
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislative63 percent of Americans oppose private school vouchers.The 46th Annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools came out in late August, illustrating public opinions about a variety…
  • Aug 19

    Join Us on Twitter to #FixHobbyLobby

    Join Us on Twitter to #FixHobbyLobby
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeIn the wake of the troubling Burwell v. Hobby Lobby decision, Congress introduced a bill to prevent employers from using religion to deny essential health care coverage to their employees.The Not My Boss’…
Rank this Week: 2677

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 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…
  • Sep 30

    When Do Second Injuries Relate Back to First Injuries in Maryland Workplaces?

    When Do Second Injuries Relate Back to First Injuries in Maryland Workplaces?
    In the 2012 case WMATA v. Williams, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (“WMATA”) appealed after the Circuit Court affirmed the workers’ compensation ruling that a worker’s leg injury was causally…
Rank this Week: 2881

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

Covers government contracts, bid protests, and contract disputes. By Brown Rudnick.

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
Rank this Week: 1807

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 6

    New Addre

    New Addre
    My new address is 300 E. State Street, Suite 517 Redlands CA 92373-5235
  • Jun 5

    What’s The Construction At Alabama Street, Redlands Boulevard and Colton Avenue in the City of Redlands?

    What’s The Construction At Alabama Street, Redlands Boulevard and Colton Avenue in the City of Redlands?
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law My office is on Colton Avenue between Tennessee and Redlands Boulevard. That is confusing to people, because Colton Avenue dead-ends into Redlands Boulevard.  I tell visitors to exit the 10 at Tennessee…
  • Jun 4

    More On Constitutionalist Nonsense

    More On Constitutionalist Nonsense
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law One of the more relatively popular posts on this website is this post on  Constitutionalists. From time to time, I run across them in either my Code Enforcement or my Civil Rights practices. However, I…
Rank this Week: 2022

Nexus

Nexus

Chapman's Journal of Law and Public Policy

http://www.lawschoolblog.org/
  • Oct 3

    WHAT DOES MANDATORY SICK LEAVE MEAN FOR CALIFORNIA’S BUSINESSES?

    WHAT DOES MANDATORY SICK LEAVE MEAN FOR CALIFORNIA’S BUSINESSES?
    As of Wednesday, September 10, 2014, California joins Connecticut as one of only two states to mandate paid sick leave for employees.  Assembly Bill 1522, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act, will require employers to provide at…
  • Apr 24

    The First Amendment & Commercial Speech: What Does that Even Mean?

    The First Amendment & Commercial Speech: What Does that Even Mean?
    The right to free speech guaranteed by the First Amendment[i] is an extremely popular topic in academia, the legal field, and general public discourse. This right can be conceptually compartmentalized or broken down into subsets such as…
  • Apr 23

    GRAY AREA, GRAY AEREO

    GRAY AREA, GRAY AEREO
    In recent years, the time-shifting capabilities of digital video recorders (colloquially “DVRs”) and the rising availability of cloud storage have dramatically altered the definition of watching TV. The average television viewer…
Rank this Week: 3624