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False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Aug 29

    35 of 37 Medicare Advantage plans audited by the GAO found to have overcharged program

    35 of 37 Medicare Advantage plans audited by the GAO found to have overcharged program
    In a story posted on NPR’s website on August 29, the Center for Public Integrity reported that of 37 Medicare Part C (“Advantage”) insurance plans that the  Government Accountability Office had audited, 35 had…
  • Aug 10

    Former BATF agent pays $40,000 for false sick-leave claim

    Former BATF agent pays $40,000 for false sick-leave claim
    On August 10, the Department of Justice announced that a former agent of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms has agreed to pay $40,000 to resolve claims that he submitted false claims for sick pay. According to DOJ’s press…
  • Aug 1

    Shipping firms settle whistleblower’s case for nearly $1.1 million

    Shipping firms settle whistleblower’s case for nearly $1.1 million
    On August 1, the Department of Justice announced that two shipping firms had agreed to pay nearly $1.1 million to settle civil charges, initially brought by a whistleblower, that the firms charged ocean carriers – and then passed on to…
Rank this Week: 1059

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/
  • Aug 29

    Arbitration clauses in the fine print

    Arbitration clauses in the fine print
    Nan Aron of Alliance for Justice has an excellent critique of those arbitration clauses in the fine print we are constantly being forced to sign and a new rule that will address one of the problems with those…
  • Aug 25

    The US-Mexican border

    The US-Mexican border
    I have just read the clearest, most trenchant and evocative explanation of what is happening on the border between Mexico and the U.S.  And “one of the greatest “secrets” of the 2016 election campaign (though it…
  • Aug 23

    Trump’s Audience

    Trump’s Audience
    Behind Trump’s remarks and his imperviousness to criticism is the audience he’s after. Trump charges that this election is rigged because his audience doesn’t like who can vote. One can respond that elections have been…
Rank this Week: 4690

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Aug 29

    UPDATE: Extreme Anti-Fracking Measures Fail to Make Ballot in Colorado

    UPDATE: Extreme Anti-Fracking Measures Fail to Make Ballot in Colorado
    Two anti-fracking ballot initiatives that were pushed by a group calling itself “Coloradans Resisting Extreme Energy Development” have failed to make the November ballot, the only two initiatives that failed to qualify of the nine…
  • Aug 24

    ESA Mega-Settlement Part II: CBD Files Notice of Intent to Sue Over 417 Specie

    ESA Mega-Settlement Part II: CBD Files Notice of Intent to Sue Over 417 Specie
    The Center for Biological Diversity (“CBD”) filed on August 23, 2016 a Notice of Intent to sue the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (“FWS” or “the Service”) over missed Endangered Species Act…
  • Aug 16

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 48

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 48
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 48 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in California, Colorado, and Kansas. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews on…
Rank this Week: 3813

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/
  • Aug 29

    GAO: Awardee Not Required To List Specified NAICS Code In SAM

    GAO: Awardee Not Required To List Specified NAICS Code In SAM
    A common misconception in government contracting is that to be eligible under a particular solicitation, a small business must have the solicitation’s assigned NAICS code listed under its SBA System for Award Management…
  • Aug 26

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: August 22-26, 2016

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: August 22-26, 2016
    Greetings from Oklahoma, where I am wrapping up a busy week of travel that has included speaking engagements both at the Iowa Vendor Conference and The Indian Country Business Summit. While I’ve been on the road, it has also been a…
  • Aug 25

    Unapproved Addendum Sinks 8(a) Joint Venture’s Bid

    Unapproved Addendum Sinks 8(a) Joint Venture’s Bid
    An 8(a) joint venture failed to obtain SBA’s approval of an addendum to its joint venture agreement—and the lack of SBA approval cost the joint venture an 8(a) contract. In Alutiiq-Banner Joint Venture, B-412952 et al. (July 15,…
Rank this Week: 837

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
Rank this Week: 501

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Aug 29

    Bid Protest Mill Shut Down–Maybe

    Bid Protest Mill Shut Down–Maybe
    Deciding whether and when to protest can be challenging. The questions potential protestors need to consider include: Is the protest meritorious? Is it timely? Is the potential protestor an “interested party”? Is it the right…
  • Jul 26

    The CDA Requirement to Give Notice of the Amount of a Claim

    The CDA Requirement to Give Notice of the Amount of a Claim
    Contractors with claims against their government customers sometimes feel stymied by the requirement in the Contract Disputes Act (CDA) that a claim state a “sum certain.” A contractor may know that it has a valid claim but may be…
  • Jul 20

    The ASBCA and the Case of the Missing Contract

    The ASBCA and the Case of the Missing Contract
    In most disputes before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (“ASBCA”), there is a basic assumption that no one ever thinks about — the existence of a contract. And why would you think about it? After all, it’s…
Rank this Week: 1750

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Aug 29

    70 Year Anniversary of John Hersey’s “Hiroshima”

    70 Year Anniversary of John Hersey’s “Hiroshima”
    “How John Hersey’s Hiroshima revealed the horror of the bomb,” by Caroline Raphael, BBC Magazine, 22 August 2016, The BBC news magazine reports on this anniversary and links to their 1948 radio broadcast recording of the…
  • Aug 22

    Inaugural Stand-Alone SRLN Equal Justice Program Scheduled for February 2017

    Inaugural Stand-Alone SRLN Equal Justice Program Scheduled for February 2017
    The Self-Represented Litigation Network (SRLN) is an organization for Access-to-Justice (A2J) professionals, lawyers, judges, law librarians, law professors, law students, and others who believe that everyone has a right to free or…
  • Aug 22

    Next Big Thing: National Conference on Copyright of State Legal Material

    Next Big Thing: National Conference on Copyright of State Legal Material
    National Conference on Copyright of State Legal Materials If you don’t think it matters, i.e. free access to current and historical local law, then you aren’t paying attention. We can also only hope that any copyright law overhaul…
Rank this Week: 1573

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/
Rank this Week: 57

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Aug 29

    Debt collection SBREFA panel meets with SER

    Debt collection SBREFA panel meets with SER
    Barbara S. Mishkin It has been reported that the SBREFA panel for the CFPB’s debt collection rulemaking met last week with small entity representatives (SER).  In anticipation of convening the panel, the CFPB issued an outline of…
  • Aug 29

    CFPB and OCC settle claims of alleged unlawful practices for credit card add-on product

    CFPB and OCC settle claims of alleged unlawful practices for credit card add-on product
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB announced that it has entered into a consent order with First National Bank of Omaha to settle charges that the bank engaged in unfair or deceptive acts or practices in connection with the marketing and sale of…
  • Aug 26

    Chamber files amicus brief in support of challenge to CFPB jurisdiction

    Chamber files amicus brief in support of challenge to CFPB jurisdiction
    Barbara S. Mishkin The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America (Chamber) has filed an amicus brief opposing the CFPB’s petition filed in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to enforce its civil investigative demand (CID)…
Rank this Week: 3895

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/
  • Aug 29

    National Whistleblower Center’s Membership Approved by IUCN

    National Whistleblower Center’s Membership Approved by IUCN
    Washington, D.C. August 29, 2016. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recently approved the National Whistleblower Center’s application for membership. The IUCN is the world’s largest and most diverse…
  • Aug 23

    Deutsche Bank Whistleblower Should Accept SEC Whistleblower Award

    Deutsche Bank Whistleblower Should Accept SEC Whistleblower Award
    There are more effective ways to protest lax enforcement of financial fraud Last week, it was widely reported that Eric Ben-Artzi, a Deutsche Bank whistleblower stated he will refuse a portion of his whistleblower award from the U.S.…
  • Aug 5

    Four-Year Campaign Results In Historic-Win For Tax Whistleblower

    Four-Year Campaign Results In Historic-Win For Tax Whistleblower
    The  following is an editorial from the National Whistleblower Center: On August 3, 2016 the U.S. Tax Court ruled that tax whistleblowers were entitled to a reward based on monies collected in criminal fines and penalties. This…
Rank this Week: 190

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/
  • Aug 29

    Terrific Article on the State of US Class Politic

    Terrific Article on the State of US Class Politic
    I Spent 5 Years With Some of Trump’s Biggest Fans. Here’s What They Won’t Tell You. Don’t be put off by the tabloid tone to the headline that Mother Jones slapped on this article, there’s a lot of smarts here.…
  • Aug 26

    Quick Links to Election Post

    Quick Links to Election Post
    County Court Circuit Court Democratic primary for US House, State Rep School Board District 7 Amendment 4 Miami-Dade Mayor Democratic primary for US Senate (to come)
  • Aug 26

    Mayor’s Race: The Devil You Know or the Devil You Know?

    Mayor’s Race: The Devil You Know or the Devil You Know?
    The Mayor’s race presents a stark choice between an incumbent who does not deserve re-election and a challenger who hasn’t made the case that she would be a good steward (if anything, rather more the opposite). I really…
Rank this Week: 15

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Aug 29

    Keep Pests Out When Serving Breakfast in the Classroom

    Keep Pests Out When Serving Breakfast in the Classroom
    By Marcia Anderson Breakfast in the Classroom is a popular meal program in schools nationwide, and is widely adopted in many NYC and surrounding schools. Once in the classroom, however, food becomes a source for potential pest problems. Even…
  • Aug 26

    This Week in EPA Science

    This Week in EPA Science
    By Kacey Fitzpatrick Heading back to school? Get a little science refresher by checking out some of our research! Here’s the latest at EPA. We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Shore Sengekontacket Pond—the same pond where Jaws was…
  • Aug 25

    Nebraska Teacher Wins Presidential Award; Students Examine Cosmic Rays in Soil

    Nebraska Teacher Wins Presidential Award; Students Examine Cosmic Rays in Soil
    Introduction by Kathleen L. Fenton Science Teacher Shawn Graham, Omaha Public Schools’ Accelere Program, is one of 10 educators across the U.S. to win the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators for 2015-2016.…
Rank this Week: 123

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: 59

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: 335

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: 1733

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Aug 28

    Listeria outbreak prompts recall of 45 varieties of fresh cut vegetables at Walmart, Publix and Winn Dixie

    Listeria outbreak prompts recall of 45 varieties of fresh cut vegetables at Walmart, Publix and Winn Dixie
    A listeria outbreak has resulted in a major recall of  pre-cut vegetables distributed by Texas company Country Fresh LLC. Listeria was discovered during a routine sample test at a retailer by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. A…
  • Aug 27

    Skilled nursing facility settles Medicaid lawsuit for $28 million

    Skilled nursing facility settles Medicaid lawsuit for $28 million
    A Nskilled nursing facility has agreed to pay $28 million and implement reforms to settle a lawsuit alleging fraud, neglect and criminal conduct by the facility’s owners and staff. A civil lawsuit claimed the owners of Medford…
  • Aug 26

    S.E.C. charges 71 municipal bond issuers for misleading investor

    S.E.C. charges 71 municipal bond issuers for misleading investor
    The Securities and Exchange Commission has leveled charges against 71 municipal bond issuers for misleading investors with offering documents containing materially false statements or omissions about their compliance with continuing…
Rank this Week: 2556

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: 4765

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/
  • Aug 26

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/26

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/26
    U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2016cta.html Jamul Action Committee v. Chaudhuri (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act - NEPA Review)U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin…
  • Aug 18

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/18

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/18
    U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2016cta.html United States v. Lasley (Sentencing - Guidelines to Major Crimes Act)U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin…
  • Aug 11

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/11

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/11
    U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2016cta.html Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation v. Myton (Reservation Boundaries)Bodi v. Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians (Tribal Sovereign Immunity…
Rank this Week: 4376

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 2529

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
Rank this Week: 557

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Covers government law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.uaslawblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Drone Operations Near Wildfires Spark New Laws and Technological Advance

    Drone Operations Near Wildfires Spark New Laws and Technological Advance
    As wildfire season heats up in the Western United States, drone (also known as “unmanned aircraft systems” or “UAS”) operations near wildfires have spurred technological advances and prompted a series of state and…
  • Aug 25

    Ready For Takeoff! FAA’s New Commercial Drone Rule Takes Effect on August 29, 2016

    Ready For Takeoff! FAA’s New Commercial Drone Rule Takes Effect on August 29, 2016
    The FAA’s new final rule, which will revolutionize commercial operations of small drones (also known as small Unmanned Aircraft Systems or sUAS), will become effective on Monday, August 29, 2016. The FAA is replacing its previous…
  • Aug 9

    Drone Defenses, Part I: Rely on Local Law Enforcement

    Drone Defenses, Part I: Rely on Local Law Enforcement
    The proliferation of drones, or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), has resulted in a growing interest in preventing unlawful and potentially dangerous drone operations. Private entities are generally prohibited from taking self-help defensive…
Rank this Week: 1291

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/
  • Aug 26

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without (Aug. 19)

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without (Aug. 19)
    Crowell & Moring’s “Fastest 5 Minutes” is a biweekly podcast that provides a brief summary of significant government contracts legal and regulatory developments that no government contracts lawyer or executive should be…
  • Aug 25

    Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Final Rule and Guidance Released

    Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Final Rule and Guidance Released
    On August 25, 2016, the Obama Administration published the long-awaited Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) final rule and Department of Labor (DOL) final guidance implementing the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” executive order…
  • Aug 11

    Introducing the Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without

    Introducing the Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without
    Crowell & Moring invites you to listen and subscribe to the “Fastest 5 Minutes,” a new podcast from the firm’s Government Contracts Group. The podcast is hosted by Partners Peter Eyre and David Robbins and will provide…
Rank this Week: 1457

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/
  • Aug 26

    That’s a Violation of the False Claims Act?

    That’s a Violation of the False Claims Act?
    Any fraud on a federal government agency could potentially be a violation of the federal False Claims Act.  Not every government fraud involves millions of dollars.  Take, for example, a recent settlement announced by the Department…
  • Aug 5

    U.S. Tax Court Expands the Scope of I.R.S. Whistleblower Award

    U.S. Tax Court Expands the Scope of I.R.S. Whistleblower Award
    The statute governing whistleblower claims, I.R.C. § 7623, grants awards to private citizens who provide information to the IRS that leads to the collection of at least $2 million in taxes, penalties, interest, and “additional…
  • Jul 18

    Government Child Care Fraud Hurts Familie

    Government Child Care Fraud Hurts Familie
    If you are not part of a low-income family with small children, you may not have heard of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF).  Similar to the Medicaid program, CCDF is a joint program between the federal government and the states…
Rank this Week: 1384

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Aug 25

    SEC Takes Aim at Settlement Agreements that Waive Whistleblower Award

    SEC Takes Aim at Settlement Agreements that Waive Whistleblower Award
    Over the past two weeks, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) further elevated its already robust whistleblower protection efforts. Its most recent enforcement activity takes aim at employee severance agreements that purport to limit…
  • Aug 23

    CFPB’s Proposed Arbitration Rule Prompts Thousands of Comment

    CFPB’s Proposed Arbitration Rule Prompts Thousands of Comment
    The comment period for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)’s proposed arbitration rulemaking ended on Monday, and the Bureau received nearly 11,000 comments both strongly supporting and opposing the proposed rule.  As…
  • Aug 9

    CFPB Proposes Multiple Changes to TRID “Know Before You Owe” Rule

    CFPB Proposes Multiple Changes to TRID “Know Before You Owe” Rule
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) recently issued 293 pages of proposed changes (the “Amendments”) to the federal mortgage disclosure requirements it propounded in October 2015 commonly known as the…
Rank this Week: 1293

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/
  • Aug 25

    Uncle Sam’s Cuba Democracy (Internet) Promotion Program, Classify It or End It

    Uncle Sam’s Cuba Democracy (Internet) Promotion Program, Classify It or End It
    Next month in Miami, the U.S. government will host a Cuba Internet Freedom Conference. It is being billed as a two-day event aiming to bring “together digital innovators and independent journalists from Cuba with other…
  • Aug 23

    Mandatory Denaturalization Should be Considered for Export Control Law Violator

    Mandatory Denaturalization Should be Considered for Export Control Law Violator
    It’s four years in the federal slammer for an American caught conspiring to export to Communist China a very pricey weaponized drone as well as jet fighter engines. In my book, she got off too easy. According to…
  • Aug 12

    The 2016 Political Looking Gla

    The 2016 Political Looking Gla
    ‘More than a dozen national security and foreign policy experts recently signed a letter stating that Donald Trump is unfit to be commander-in-chief, ‘is this not a devastating indictment’? ‘How can he recover…
Rank this Week: 1313

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/
  • Aug 24

    Why Do We Have No Clue How Often Rape Is Happening

    Why Do We Have No Clue How Often Rape Is Happening
    My title is from the title of a piece in Mother Jones. Federal agencies don’t have a uniform definition of sexual assault, and that has led to dramatically different estimates on the frequency of sexual violence in the United…
  • Aug 21

    Worth the read–false complaint

    Worth the read–false complaint
    Ginny Lefever Answers Your Questions About PTSD and Wrongful Conviction
  • Aug 18

    Worth the read–about UCMJ art. 32

    Worth the read–about UCMJ art. 32
    Not Your Momma’s 32: Explaining the Impetus for Change Behind Key Provisions of the Article 32 Preliminary Hearing By Lieutenant Colonel John Loran Kiel Jr.pdf
Rank this Week: 314

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: 3963

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/
Rank this Week: 4138

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/
  • Aug 19

    Sharing the Excitement about Open Government

    Sharing the Excitement about Open Government
    This week I had an opportunity to address the World Library and Information Congress of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) on the work we have been doing here at the National Archives in support of…
  • Aug 5

    Getting Our House in Order: Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace

    Getting Our House in Order: Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace
    Yesterday, I had the privilege to speak to my colleagues in the archival profession at the Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists and the Society for American Archivists in Atlanta, Georgia about an important topic to me…
  • Jul 29

    Information Security Oversight Office Releases its Annual Report to the President

    Information Security Oversight Office Releases its Annual Report to the President
    Today, our Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) released online its Report to the President for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015. This annual report covers government agencies’ security classification activities, shares cost estimates for…
Rank this Week: 4712

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
Rank this Week: 4010

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1306

FDA Lawyers Blog

FDA Lawyers Blog

By Frommer Lawrence & Haug.

http://www.fdalawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 17

    President Obama Signs GMO Labeling Bill into Law

    President Obama Signs GMO Labeling Bill into Law
    On July 29, 2016, President Barack Obama signed S.764 into law. The law amends the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to require that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) establish and oversee a national bioengineered food…
  • Jul 19

    CREATES Act of 2016: Bipartisan Bill Aimed at Curbing REMS Abuse

    CREATES Act of 2016: Bipartisan Bill Aimed at Curbing REMS Abuse
    Congress passed the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 (“FDAAA”) to give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) new authority to regulate the safety of marketed drugs. As part of this authority,…
  • Jul 19

    CREATES Act of 2016: Bipartisan Bill Aimed at Curbing REMS Abuse

    CREATES Act of 2016: Bipartisan Bill Aimed at Curbing REMS Abuse
    Congress passed the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 (“FDAAA”) to give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) new authority to regulate the safety of marketed drugs. As part of this authority,…
Rank this Week: 1818

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

Covers employment issues related to corrections officers, firefighters, and police officers in New Jersey. By Frank M. Crivelli of Arpaia and Crivelli.

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
  • Aug 17

    Correction Officers Union Wants Inmates Moved After Attack, Protest

    Correction Officers Union Wants Inmates Moved After Attack, Protest
    As report by NJ.com, officials from the State’s Corrections Officer’s union say prison administrators reneged on an agreement to relocate inmates who staged a protest following the return of an officer injured in an attack earlier…
  • Aug 9

    State Pension Guarantee Dead For November Ballot

    State Pension Guarantee Dead For November Ballot
    As reported by NJ.com, Senate President Stephen Sweeney rejected calling for a crucial vote Monday on a referendum asking voters to constitutionally guarantee state payments into the government worker pension fund, killing its chances of…
  • Aug 8

    Deadline For NJ Senate To Take Action On Public Worker Pension Amendment

    Deadline For NJ Senate To Take Action On Public Worker Pension Amendment
    As reported by NJ.com, Senate leaders have spent weeks trying to build a supermajority to override Governor Chris Christie’s opposition to a Transportation Trust Fund tax package, a plan that also holds the fate of a voter referendum on…
Rank this Week: 4267

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
  • Aug 17

    Bad Faith Finding Does Not Mandate Award Of Attorney Fees And 1% Penalty

    Bad Faith Finding Does Not Mandate Award Of Attorney Fees And 1% Penalty
    If a public owner breaches its payment obligations to a public contractor and acts in bad faith in doing so, is the public contractor automatically entitled to an award of its attorney’s fees and a 1% penalty under section…
  • Aug 2

    Was Bid Non-Conforming Where Use Of PennBid Was Mandatory?

    Was Bid Non-Conforming Where Use Of PennBid Was Mandatory?
    If a public owner mandates that all bidders use PennBid, an electronic bidding system used by public owners in Pennsylvania, for receipt and tabulation of their bid prices, but also inexplicably requires each bidder to write out its…
  • Jul 19

    Commonwealth Court Affirms Dismissal Of Late-Filed Claim With The Board Of Claim

    Commonwealth Court Affirms Dismissal Of Late-Filed Claim With The Board Of Claim
    In a recent, unreported decision, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania affirmed the dismissal by the Board of Claims (Board) of a late-filed contractor claim.  Under the Board’s jurisdictional statute, 62 Pa. C.S. §…
Rank this Week: 1194

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
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Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://blog.finkrosnerershow-levenberg.com/
  • Aug 12

    Behavioral Therapy Techniques Show Promise for Alzheimers’ Patient

    Behavioral Therapy Techniques Show Promise for Alzheimers’ Patient
    If you are caring for a person with Alzheimers’ dementia, you are probably seeing a number of behavioral changes that are difficult to understand and challenging to respond to. These are sometimes called “neuropsychiatric…
  • Aug 9

    Medicaid applicant gets penalty period for cash transaction

    Medicaid applicant gets penalty period for cash transaction
    Followers of this blog know that if a person applies for Medicaid to pay for nursing home care (or assisted living or home care), they have to provide five years’ of financial records and prove to the agency just what … Continue…
  • Jul 20

    When the caregiving ends, new problems to tackle as Executor

    When the caregiving ends, new problems to tackle as Executor
    In our legal practice, we advise  many family caregivers who are managing and supporting the lives of their frail loved ones, and  we also advise executors in the administration of estates. Very often, the person who was our client…
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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/
  • Aug 10

    Stephen Fry and depression---a great read.

    Stephen Fry and depression---a great read.
    Here.  For those of us who have lived through depression, it's hard to explain to those who haven't.  Thanks to folks like Stephen Fry, the Bloggess, and Hyperbole and a Half, it's possible to get an inkling of this particular…
  • Jul 24

    Dear Hilton Corporation:

    Dear Hilton Corporation:
    Why is it, that at least one Doubletree, you have set the systems running the televisions (according to the repairperson I met yesterday) to change, at random times, from the channel that I want to watch to the Movie Promo channel, thereby…
  • Jul 24

    Last-minute advice for bar exam takers.

    Last-minute advice for bar exam takers.
    On one of our other blogs (here).
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Pay to Play Law Blog

Pay to Play Law Blog

Covers pay-to-play legislative developments. By McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP.

http://www.paytoplaylawblog.com/
  • Aug 2

    California State Treasurer Sets His Sights on Curbing Pay-to-Play in the Municipal Bond Arena

    California State Treasurer Sets His Sights on Curbing Pay-to-Play in the Municipal Bond Arena
    While it’s easy for mainstream news outlets to get caught up in the mid-summer drama of Vice-Presidential selections, national political party conventions, and the geopolitical repercussions of Brexit, we here at Pay to Play Law Blog…
  • Jun 16

    Connecticut Stands Firm to Enforce Pay-to-Play Against State Party Committee

    Connecticut Stands Firm to Enforce Pay-to-Play Against State Party Committee
    In announcing a $325,000 settlement with the Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee, the State Elections Enforcement Commission (“SEEC”) has made clear that it will not tolerate efforts to circumvent the state’s…
  • May 13

    Maryland Just Can’t Help Itself When It Comes to Pay-to-Play Revision

    Maryland Just Can’t Help Itself When It Comes to Pay-to-Play Revision
    Avid followers of the Pay to Play Law Blog know how active the State of Maryland has been over the past few years with regard to the amendment and revision of its pay-to-play framework for those contracting with or otherwise doing business…
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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/
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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/
  • Jul 20

    REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CENTRAL STATES LAW SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

    REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CENTRAL STATES LAW SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
    REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CENTRAL STATES LAW SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE Registration is now open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2016 Scholarship Conference, which will be held on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24…
  • May 12

    Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, and Politic

    Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, and Politic
    The Fifth “Colonial Frontier” Legal Writing Conference Saturday, December 3, 2016 Hosted by Duquesne University School of Law Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, and Politics The least common, but perhaps one of the…
  • May 12

    AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process- New Voices in Legislation Program at 2017 AALS

    AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process- New Voices in Legislation Program at 2017 AALS
    The AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process is pleased to announce that it will host a "New Voices in Legislation" program during the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. This works-in-progress program will…
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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
  • Jul 18

    Prosecutorial Discretion under the CFAA Gets More Discretionary: US v. Nosal

    Prosecutorial Discretion under the CFAA Gets More Discretionary: US v. Nosal
    This guest post was authored by our colleague Jeremy D. Mishkin, partner and co-chair of the Litigation Department of Montgomery McCracken.  The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1030 (“CFAA”), has become…
  • Jun 29

    VW Clears the Air with $14.7B Emissions Settlement

    VW Clears the Air with $14.7B Emissions Settlement
    This guest post was authored by Mara Smith, a summer associate with Montgomery McCracken. This Tuesday, Volkswagen agreed to pay the largest auto-related class action settlement in U.S. history, totaling $14.7 billion. The settlement was…
  • Jun 24

    Yuengling to Settle Up on Expensive Tab after Feds Discover Excessive Suds Byproducts in Water

    Yuengling to Settle Up on Expensive Tab after Feds Discover Excessive Suds Byproducts in Water
    Someone at local D.G. Yuengling and Son, Inc. could probably go for a cold one right now, as settlement negotiations with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“USEPA”) have finally come to a head.   In a consent…
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FERCBlog

FERCBlog

Features reports and analysis of recent happenings at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

http://www.fercblog.com
  • Jun 22

    Transmission Developers file Section 206 Complaint against NYISO

    Transmission Developers file Section 206 Complaint against NYISO
    Competitive Transmission Developers file Section 206 Complaint against NYISO alleging that the New York Independent System Operator’s AC Transmission Public Policy Transmission Needs Project Solicitation (“Feb 29…
  • Apr 19

    U.S. Supreme Court Blasts Maryland for Distorting PJM’s Capacity Market

    U.S. Supreme Court Blasts Maryland for Distorting PJM’s Capacity Market
    The U.S. Supreme Court blasts Maryland for distorting PJM’s capacity market, thus affirming the Fourth Circuit’s ruling that the Maryland Public Service Commission’s Generation Order is field preempted by FERC’s…
  • Jan 25

    D.C. Circuit Overturned!

    D.C. Circuit Overturned!
    The Supreme Court has reversed the D.C. Circuit’s opinion in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission v. Electric Power Supply Association, ruling that FERC Order 745 complies with the plain terms of the Federal Power Act. Active demand…
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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: 4943

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

Covers futures, commodities and forex regulation. By Shipkevich Law Firm.

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Apr 20

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing! The post Hello world! appeared first on CFTC Law | forex, futures and derivatives regulatory news.
  • Aug 8

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance
    In a response to a request by the CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee for comment on how best to develop a 21st century surveillance system, the Financial Industry Association (FIA) and the FIA Principal Traders Group submitted a…
  • Aug 8

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance
    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance In a response to a request by the CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee for comment on how best to develop a 21st century surveillance system, the Financial…
Rank this Week: 1837

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/
  • Mar 12

    No necesitamos más BOE sino más decencia

    No necesitamos más BOE sino más decencia
    Así de claro se expresa en una estupenda entrevista en el Diario La Nueva España David Ordoñez Solís, juez de lo contencioso-administrativo, bellísima persona y de portentoso currículum (y amigo…
  • Mar 12

    No necesitamos mas BOE sino mas decencia

    No necesitamos mas BOE sino mas decencia
     Así de claro se expresa en una estupenda entrevista en el Diario La Nueva España David Ordoñez Solís, juez de lo contencioso-administrativo, bellísima persona y de portentoso currículum ( y…
  • Mar 10

    Novedades sobre la acción de regreso contra funcionario

    Novedades sobre la acción de regreso contra funcionario
    El que rompe, paga. Ese es el refrán clásico que encierra la esencia del instituto jurídico de la responsabilidad civil y penal: el causante debe remediar o compensar el daño  causado. En el ámbito de…
Rank this Week: 1712