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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/
  • Apr 27

    DNI General Counsel Robert Litt: “The New York Times Disgraced Itself”

    DNI General Counsel Robert Litt: “The New York Times Disgraced Itself”
    Over the weekend, the New York Times published an article on congressional support for the C.I.A.’s drone program. In describing the program’s leadership, the Times saw fit to reveal the…
  • Apr 27

    This Week’s “Rational Security” Episode

    This Week’s “Rational Security” Episode
    I wasn’t there. A certainly Lawfare managing editor filled in for me. Here ya go!
  • Apr 27

    Sen. McConnell Moves for a “Clean” 215 Reauthorization

    Sen. McConnell Moves for a “Clean” 215 Reauthorization
    This actually happened last week, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has introduced and fast-tracked a bill (S. 1035) to extend through the year 2019 three USA Patriot Act provisions set to expire at the end of May. The so-called…
Rank this Week: 158

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Apr 27

    CFPB issues third servicemembers complaints report and suggests practices for handling servicemember account

    CFPB issues third servicemembers complaints report and suggests practices for handling servicemember account
    Anthony C. Kaye The CFPB has issued its third snapshot of complaints received from servicemembers, veterans and their families (“servicemember complaints”).  The report covers complaints received from July 21, 2011 through…
  • Apr 24

    Proposed MLA expansion in limbo

    Proposed MLA expansion in limbo
    Anthony C. Kaye Despite the CFPB’s efforts to build support for the Department of Defense’s proposal to significantly expand Military Loan Act coverage, it now appears that the proposal may be put on hold. The DoD proposal would…
  • Apr 23

    Justice Department’s ECOA report describes joint CFPB activity

    Justice Department’s ECOA report describes joint CFPB activity
    Barbara S. Mishkin The U.S. Department of Justice recently issued the Attorney General’s 2014 Annual Report to Congress Pursuant to the Equal Credit Opportunity Act Amendments of 1976.  The report discusses the DOJ’s 2014…
Rank this Week: 1630

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Apr 27

    Hospital pays $20 million to settle Medicare billing fraud case

    Hospital pays $20 million to settle Medicare billing fraud case
    The Macon-based Medical Center of Central Georgia, the second largest hospital in the state, will pay $20 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare for more expensive inpatient services instead of…
  • Apr 26

    Uncle Sam sues Quicken Loans and Quicken sues back

    Uncle Sam sues Quicken Loans and Quicken sues back
     Quicken Loans Inc. has sued the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department and the Justice Department, saying that it’s being unfairly pressured into agreeing to a major settlement and admitting guilt in a faulty loan…
  • Apr 24

    Greatest fraudsters of Medicaid are nursing and home health aides OIG say

    Greatest fraudsters of Medicaid are nursing and home health aides OIG say
      The Inspector General for Health and Human services reports that one third of Medicaid fraud criminal convictions the Feds obtained last year involved home health aides. Thirty percent of the 2014 cases involved home health aides,…
Rank this Week: 1118

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Apr 27

    CFPB Fines Military Allotment Processor $3.1 Million

    CFPB Fines Military Allotment Processor $3.1 Million
    Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed a consent order with Fort Knox National Co. and its subsidiary Military Assistance Co. (MAC), alleging that the companies duped U.S. military service members into paying…
  • Apr 27

    AML Compliance Developments in the Gaming Industry

    AML Compliance Developments in the Gaming Industry
    Executives of regulated entities often lament that fulfilling compliance obligations interferes with their ability to operate their business. However, an extensive (and extended) regulator investigation with the potential for civil and / or…
  • Apr 24

    DOJ Criminal Division Chief Provides Guidance on Corporate Charging Decision

    DOJ Criminal Division Chief Provides Guidance on Corporate Charging Decision
    On April 17, 2015, Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell provided helpful guidance regarding the Justice Department’s approach to corporate charging decisions in remarks that she delivered at New York University Law School’s…
Rank this Week: 2563

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/
  • Apr 27

    How to Fix a Nasty Android Phone Bug (esp on HTC M8)

    How to Fix a Nasty Android Phone Bug (esp on HTC M8)
    You may have noticed in the last few days that some apps don’t work right on your android phone – they close as soon as you open them, or in the middle of using them. I had this problem with … Continue reading →
  • Apr 22

    Why Coral Gable Should Use STV for Commission Election

    Why Coral Gable Should Use STV for Commission Election
    Because Coral Gables does not have run-off elections, there is always a risk in multi-candidate Commission elections that a person might elected with less than a majority vote.  Indeed, this has happened more than once in recent memory,…
  • Apr 22

    ‘Thinking Like A Lawyer’ Proved to Exist

    ‘Thinking Like A Lawyer’ Proved to Exist
    ‘Ideology’ or ‘Situation Sense’? An Experimental Investigation of Motivated Reasoning and Professional Judgment: This paper reports the results of a study on whether political predispositions influence judicial…
Rank this Week: 18

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/
  • Apr 27

    Thomas Jefferson Prize for Founders Online

    Thomas Jefferson Prize for Founders Online
    On Saturday, wearing my Chair of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission hat, I accepted the Thomas Jefferson Prize from the Society for History in the Federal Government for the NHPRC in creating Founders Online.…
  • Mar 27

    What’s New in the National Archives Catalog: Photographs from the Battle of the Bulge

    What’s New in the National Archives Catalog: Photographs from the Battle of the Bulge
    The National Archives’ Strategic Plan includes the bold initiative to digitize our analog records and make them available for online public access. Our new digitization strategy outlines the many approaches we will use to achieve this…
  • Mar 16

    Participate in the #1000pages Transcription Challenge

    Participate in the #1000pages Transcription Challenge
    Calling all history enthusiasts and citizen archivists! Participate in the Transcription Challenge this week and help us meet — and surpass! — our goal of transcribing more than 1000 pages. Join us in celebrating Sunshine Week and…
Rank this Week: 4634

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Apr 27

    What Does Air Quality Mean for Your Exercise Routine?

    What Does Air Quality Mean for Your Exercise Routine?
    By Alison Davis We read or hear about it every day: exercise plays a critical role in keeping us healthy. So, what do you do when you want to exercise outside, but the air quality forecast is Code Orange – or higher? Does that mean you…
  • Apr 23

    Environmental Education is for Everyone….

    Environmental Education is for Everyone….
    By Wendy Dew As the Outreach and Education Coordinator for Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, North Dakota, and Sound Dakota, I’ve attended and hosted many environmental education events for numerous students.  I love spending time…
  • Apr 16

    Flush It and Forget It: A Recipe for Disaster

    Flush It and Forget It: A Recipe for Disaster
    By Leslie Corcelli I grew up in a house with a septic system. It was a wonderful home, built by both of my grandfathers. Although that was some years ago, I vividly remember that we, like most folks, flushed it and forgot about it –…
Rank this Week: 126

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/
  • Apr 27

    VA CVE Verification Does Not Provide Affiliation Shield, Says SBA OHA

    VA CVE Verification Does Not Provide Affiliation Shield, Says SBA OHA
    Even if the VA Center for Verification and Evaluation has found that a service-disabled veteran “unconditionally” controls a SDVOSB, the SBA may nonetheless determine that other individuals or entities also control the company…
  • Apr 24

    8(a) Program: Follow-On To Competitive Award Can Be Sole Sourced

    8(a) Program: Follow-On To Competitive Award Can Be Sole Sourced
    An 8(a) contract was properly awarded on a sole source basis to a tribally-owned entity, even though the contract was a follow-on to a competitive 8(a) set-aside award. In a recent decision, the GAO deferred to the SBA’s interpretation…
  • Apr 20

    Agencies May Evaluate Proposals During GAO Protests, Says Court

    Agencies May Evaluate Proposals During GAO Protests, Says Court
    A procuring agency was entitled to evaluate proposals during the course of a pre-award GAO bid protest without violating the automatic stay provision of the Competition in Contracting Act. According to a recent federal court decision, CICA…
Rank this Week: 3720

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: 5053

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Apr 27

    McCain Counters Reports of JW’s Recent IRS Doc Release

    McCain Counters Reports of JW’s Recent IRS Doc Release
    When Judicial Watch recently disclosed the latest batch of records involving the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) scandalous targeting of conservative groups, some news outlets determined that Senator John McCain, not only knew about…
  • Apr 24

    Gangbanger Charged With Murder, Drug Crimes Gets Obama Amnesty

    Gangbanger Charged With Murder, Drug Crimes Gets Obama Amnesty
    In the latest scandal to rock President Obama’s controversial executive amnesty initiative, a known gang member charged with murder and drug-related crimes was shielded from deportation under the administration’s Deferred Action…
  • Apr 21

    Obama Task Force to Strengthen Immigrant “Integration Infrastructure”

    Obama Task Force to Strengthen Immigrant “Integration Infrastructure”
    President Obama’s Task Force on New Americans has issued its much-anticipated plan to facilitate life in the U.S. for immigrants and refugees by enhancing pathways to naturalization, building welcoming communities and providing…
Rank this Week: 1898

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: 98

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Apr 27

    MT Senate Confirms Commissioner of Political Practice

    MT Senate Confirms Commissioner of Political Practice
    On April 24, the Montana Senate confirmed Jonathan Motl as the Commissioner of Political Practices. Motl has been serving in Continued on Next Page
  • Apr 27

    WA Legislature Plans Special Session Beginning April 29, 2015

    WA Legislature Plans Special Session Beginning April 29, 2015
    The 2015 regular session of the Washington State Legislature adjourned sine die on April 26, 2015. However, legislators did not Continued on Next Page
  • Apr 27

    Monday News Roundup

    Monday News Roundup
    Lobbying “Bill Shuster Muscled Through Transportation Bill Pushed by Lobbyist Girlfriend” by Anna Palmer, Jake Sherman, and John Bresnahan for Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 3417

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/
  • Apr 27

    March 2015 SEC Whistleblower Awards List

    March 2015 SEC Whistleblower Awards 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…
  • Apr 24

    The Chamber’s Justification for Barring FCA Cases after Defendants Make a Disclosure to the Government Is a Green Light for Fraud

    The Chamber’s Justification for Barring FCA Cases after Defendants Make a Disclosure to the Government Is a Green Light for Fraud
    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…
  • Apr 23

    Decisions of the DOL Administrative Review Board – Feb 2015

    Decisions of the DOL Administrative Review Board – Feb 2015
    USDOL/OALJ Reporter Decisions of the Administrative Review Board February 2015 See Case summaries:   International Assoc. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, ARB No. 13-086 (ARB Feb. 27, 2015) Final Decision and Order PDF Summary: The…
Rank this Week: 662

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Apr 27

    Obama Administration Releases First Installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review

    Obama Administration Releases First Installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review
    The Obama Administration released the first installment of its Quadrennial Energy Review (“QER”), which focuses on energy transmission, storage, and distribution (“TS&D”). The QER was first launched in…
  • Apr 20

    A New Weapon in the Fight for Land Development: Use of Takings Lawsuits to Challenge Local Fracking Ban

    A New Weapon in the Fight for Land Development: Use of Takings Lawsuits to Challenge Local Fracking Ban
    Owners of land with substantial oil and gas resources have begun using the “takings” concept of property law to challenge local bans on fracking. “Takings claims,” which traditionally involve the seizure of some or all…
  • Apr 9

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 41

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 41
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 41 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in Maryland, North Carolina, and Ohio. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews…
Rank this Week: 1749

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/
  • Apr 27

    April Showers Bring… Another Round of Pay-to-Play Changes in the State of Maryland

    April Showers Bring… Another Round of Pay-to-Play Changes in the State of Maryland
    Spring may have sprung in the mid-Atlantic, but those contracting and doing business with the State of Maryland don’t feel like they’re receiving anything close to a flowery reception from the Maryland General Assembly this April.…
  • Apr 15

    Pay-to-Play Law Blog Makes The Law Review!

    Pay-to-Play Law Blog Makes The Law Review!
    It had to happen eventually.  It was inevitable.  Sooner or later, an intelligent, articulate legal scholar was bound to apply legitimate intellectual rigor and research to this blog’s musings.  That scholar is…
  • Apr 8

    Dentons & McKenna Long to Merge, Giving Clients a Competitive Edge

    Dentons & McKenna Long to Merge, Giving Clients a Competitive Edge
    Dentons & McKenna partners approve merger. Learn more about how clients inside the US will gain unrivaled access to markets around the world and international clients will enjoy increased strength and reach across the US.…
Rank this Week: 3989

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/
  • Apr 27

    Cuba is a Terror State, Notwithstanding Presidential Decrees, and Congressional Acquiescence, to the Contrary

    Cuba is a Terror State, Notwithstanding Presidential Decrees, and Congressional Acquiescence, to the Contrary
    The Miami Herald reports this morning that Cuba’s removal from the state sponsors of terror list may prove more symbolic than business friendly. Some of the experts cited in the story have a somewhat myopic way of viewing the…
  • Apr 25

    Washington Happy Talk is Making America Dumb, Weak

    Washington Happy Talk is Making America Dumb, Weak
    Earlier this week, I met with a group of South Florida business owners in town for meetings with lawmakers and executive agency officials. They were good people with a lot of great ideas. These type of meetings are a commonplace in…
  • Apr 23

    Raul Castro Fears This More Than Anything Else

    Raul Castro Fears This More Than Anything Else
    Raul Castro is a coward. That is, in part, why he has always been, and always will be, second fiddle to his brother Fidel. He is also a cold-blooded murderer, possibly, a character flaw that Castro uses to overcompensate for his Napoleonic,…
Rank this Week: 667

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/
  • Apr 27

    Prohibición del nudismo en playas y robustecimiento de las Ordenanzas municipale

    Prohibición del nudismo en playas y robustecimiento de las Ordenanzas municipale
    Mas allá del interés morboso por el respaldo del Supremo a la prohibición municipal del nudismo en determinadas playas, hay un trasfondo jurídico de gran interés en la Sentencia de la Sala de lo…
  • Apr 23

    Recobrar la autoestima tras perder un litigio  

    Recobrar la autoestima tras perder un litigio  
         Un momento triste para el abogado, cuando ha estudiado el caso, ha diseñado la estrategia y ha cumplido con formas y plazos, tiene lugar cuando le notifican la sentencia y sus ojos ansiosos( si antes no lo ha hecho…
  • Apr 21

    Mi discurso de ingreso en la Real Academia Asturiana de Legislación y Jurisprudencia

    Mi discurso de ingreso en la Real Academia Asturiana de Legislación y Jurisprudencia
    Me complace informaros que me siento muy honrado y agradecido con mi designación como Académico de Número de la Real Academia Asturiana de Legislación y Jurisprudencia. Siempre es agradable que en tu tierra…
Rank this Week: 2046

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: 29

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: 291

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: 4641

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Apr 26

    Baby Boomers looking ahead: long term care insurance or Medicaid?

    Baby Boomers looking ahead: long term care insurance or Medicaid?
    There’s no doubt about it, long-term care insurance is expensive, and the premiums can be steep if you wait until after age 70 to first buy a policy. Some companies have gotten approvals for big premium increases on old policies.…
  • Apr 24

    CAVC – Blue vs. Brown Water Veterans and Inland Waterways . . . To Be Continued

    CAVC – Blue vs. Brown Water Veterans and Inland Waterways . . . To Be Continued
    On April 23, 2015, the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claim (CAVC) remanded, in pertinent part, the Board of Veterans’ Appeals decision denying service connection for conditions related to TCDD (Agent Orange) exposure for Mr. Gray a…
  • Apr 21

    Yeah But Can We Preserve the Millennium Falcon for Chewbacca’s Benefit?

    Yeah But Can We Preserve the Millennium Falcon for Chewbacca’s Benefit?
    Elder Law has really broken out into mainstream popular culture this year!  There was the first season of Better Call Saul, where the attorney who would be Saul Goodman on Breaking Bad gets into elder law and sues an assisted ……
Rank this Week: 774

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/
  • Apr 26

    A long trail

    A long trail
    No. 15-0330/AR. U.S. v. Kenneth A.R. Pinkela. CCA 20120649.  On consideration of the petition for grant of review of the decision of the United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals, it is ordered that said petition is hereby granted on…
  • Apr 19

    This is important to today as well

    This is important to today as well
    The Washington Post has a report today: The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against…
  • Apr 11

    A collateral effect of the “new” Article 32 PH

    A collateral effect of the “new” Article 32 PH
    Under the “old” Article 32, the right to call and examine witnesses and to obtain production (discovery) of evidence was pretty robust. All Services except the Air Force and Coast Guard routinely recorded the audio of the…
Rank this Week: 173

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: 3

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/
  • Apr 24

    TSA Week in Review: 57 Firearms, 3 Batarangs, and More

    TSA Week in Review: 57 Firearms, 3 Batarangs, and More
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 …
  • Apr 17

    TSA Week in Review: 31 Loaded Firearms, 10 Inert Grenades, and 3 Propane Tanks Discovered in Carry-on Bags This Week

    TSA Week in Review: 31 Loaded Firearms, 10 Inert Grenades, and 3 Propane Tanks Discovered in Carry-on Bags This Week
    Loaded Firearm Discovered in Carry-on Bag (LEX) 40 Firearms Discovered This Week – Of the 40 firearms, 31 were loaded and 13 had rounds chambered.        Clockwise From Top Left Corner, Grenades Discovered at: BWI, BWI, CAE, LAS,…
  • Apr 16

    Disturbing Incident in Denver

    Disturbing Incident in Denver
    By now I’m sure some of you have seen or heard reports in the media about a pair of Transportation Security Officers at Denver International Airport who were engaged in what can only be described as egregiously inappropriate behavior at the…
Rank this Week: 4904

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/
  • Apr 24

    SLU Law Legal Clinics Win 2015 CLEA Excellence Award

    SLU Law Legal Clinics Win 2015 CLEA Excellence Award
    It is with great pleasure that we welcome guest blogger Patricia Hureston Lee, Associate Professor and Director of Saint Louis University School of Law Legal Clinics. Professor Lee has a passion for being a legal educator and has previously…
  • Apr 23

    What’s the Matter with Kansas?

    What’s the Matter with Kansas?
    In Kansas, wealthier individuals are paying much less income tax, while the working class might have to pay more in sales tax for basic necessities. Due to an overhaul of the state’s tax system by Republican Governor Sam Brownback,…
  • Apr 21

    Fight for $15 Highlights the Case for Living Wage

    Fight for $15 Highlights the Case for Living Wage
    The Fight for $15 movement, which has recently gained momentum and press, has brought attention to the fact that many low-wage workers are unable to obtain basic necessities, such as food, and medical access, with their paychecks alone.…
Rank this Week: 2228

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/
  • Apr 24

    CMS Proposes 1.7% Increase in Medicare IRF PPS Payments for FY 2016

    CMS Proposes 1.7% Increase in Medicare IRF PPS Payments for FY 2016
    On April 23, 2015, CMS released its proposed rule to update Medicare prospective payment system (PPS) rates for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) for FY 2016, which begins October 1, 2015. CMS estimates that rates would increase by…
  • Apr 24

    CMS Releases 2016 Medicare Advantage/Part D Drug Plan Rates and Policie

    CMS Releases 2016 Medicare Advantage/Part D Drug Plan Rates and Policie
    CMS has released the 2016 Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D Rate Announcement and Call Letter.  According to a CMS fact sheet, the final policies increase Medicare Advantage rates by 1.25% (compared to an earlier forecast of a 0.95%…
  • Apr 24

    FDA Draft Guidance on Acceptance of Medical Device Clinical Data from Studies Conducted Abroad

    FDA Draft Guidance on Acceptance of Medical Device Clinical Data from Studies Conducted Abroad
    As discussed on our Life Sciences Legal Update blog, the FDA has released draft guidance clarifying its acceptance of medical device clinical data from studies conducted outside of the United States. The draft guidance highlights special…
Rank this Week: 819

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
Rank this Week: 2180

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/
  • Apr 24

    Want to change a student's life?

    Want to change a student's life?
    One way to do it is to fund awards like this one, this one, or this one.
  • Apr 24

    Most of us know people who have or had struggled with cancer.

    Most of us know people who have or had struggled with cancer.
    And this book is one such journey (with a very happy ending):  all of us who know Geoff and Autumn Berman were pulling for them as Geoff beat cancer.  (And yes, I'm one of the people mentioned in the book, but that's not why you…
  • Apr 21

    R.I.P., Betty Willis.

    R.I.P., Betty Willis.
    An icon who created icons.
Rank this Week: 52

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/
  • Apr 24

    Uncertified Zoning Board Record is Not Fatal to Defense of Article 78 Proceeding

    Uncertified Zoning Board Record is Not Fatal to Defense of Article 78 Proceeding
    The Appellate Division overturned the lower court reversal of a zoning board of appeals (ZBA) decision for failure to certify the record filed in response to an Article 78 proceeding. In Matter of Robert E. Haveli Revocable Trust v.Zoning…
  • Apr 11

    Grant of Use Variance Reversed

    Grant of Use Variance Reversed
    The difficulty of meeting the burden of proof for a use variance was demonstrated again this week. In Matter of Nemeth v. Village of Hancock Zoning Board of Appeals, the Appellate Division reversed the lower court and the Zoning Board of…
  • Mar 24

    Denial of Area Variances Upheld

    Denial of Area Variances Upheld
    The Appellate Division reversed the lower court and upheld the denial of an application for area variances to construct an apartment building in a neighborhood largely consisting of single family homes. In the Matter of People, Inc. V. City…
Rank this Week: 1697

Nexus

Nexus

Chapman's Journal of Law and Public Policy

http://www.lawschoolblog.org/
  • Apr 23

    RUNNING ON EMPTY: CALIFORNIA IMPOSES FIRST EVER MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS

    RUNNING ON EMPTY: CALIFORNIA IMPOSES FIRST EVER MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS
    On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown issued Executive Order B-29-15[1], the first action to mandate mandatory water restrictions in California’s history[2]. The order directs the State Water Resources Control Board to…
  • Apr 23

    GIBSON V. AMERICAN CYANAMID: HOW WISCONSIN’S RISK CONTRIBUTION RULE OPENS THE DOOR TO LIMITLESS RETROACTIVE LIABILITY FOR LEAD PAINT MANUFACTURERS

    GIBSON V. AMERICAN CYANAMID: HOW WISCONSIN’S RISK CONTRIBUTION RULE OPENS THE DOOR TO LIMITLESS RETROACTIVE LIABILITY FOR LEAD PAINT MANUFACTURERS
    In 1997, Ernest Gibson and his family moved into a rental home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[1] The home, built in 1919, contained deteriorated paint comprised of white lead carbonate pigment[2]—a toxic chemical compound that can impair a…
  • Apr 21

    THE BAR EXAM DEBATE

    THE BAR EXAM DEBATE
    Every aspiring lawyer knows that in order to become a licensed and practicing attorney (in every state but Wisconsin), they must endure three long and tedious years of law school, and then face their greatest, most daunting challenge yet-…
Rank this Week: 4727

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Apr 23

    Intervene in legal actions or risk being shut out

    Intervene in legal actions or risk being shut out
    Contractors don’t always realize that they have the right to intervene in lawsuits and administrative proceedings brought by their competitors and that the failure to intervene could mean losing one’s rights. A recent case in…
  • Apr 21

    Service Contract Act Price Adjustments 101

    Service Contract Act Price Adjustments 101
    A decision of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) last month reminds contracting officers and contractors alike that the proper method for calculating a contract price adjustment under FAR 52.222-43, the Fair Labor Standard…
  • Apr 14

    When is being beautiful a social disadvantage?

    When is being beautiful a social disadvantage?
    What happens when a contracting officer tells a woman that he “could not fathom the idea of [her] driving a backhoe or digging a trench in an excavator” because she “so gorgeous” she “should be in…
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Legislative Blog

Legislative Blog

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

https://www.au.org/blogs/legislative
  • Apr 23

    State-Funded Discrimination: Adoption Edition

    State-Funded Discrimination: Adoption Edition
    LegislativeAdoption agencies could refuse to place children in otherwise stable homes because the parents seeking to adopt are unmarried, previously divorced, a same sex couple, or adherents to a religion not practiced by the child-placing…
  • Mar 25

    Discriminatory “Religious Freedom” Bills: Marriage Refusal Edition

    Discriminatory “Religious Freedom” Bills: Marriage Refusal Edition
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeThese bills are especially troublesome because they would allow government employees to discriminate in the name of religion. We’ve been blogging a lot about state Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA)…
  • Mar 12

    “Religious Freedom” Bills in the States and RFRA on the Hill

    “Religious Freedom” Bills in the States and RFRA on the Hill
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislative“The worst kind of discrimination... is when the government is the discriminator.” - Colorado Rep. Patrick Neville (R-Castle Rock)In the StatesMany so-called “religious freedom” bills are…
Rank this Week: 1698

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Apr 22

    It’s National County Government (and Poetry) Month

    It’s National County Government (and Poetry) Month
    Hat tip to Gallagher blogs, the ever vigilant and ever playful, law librarians at the University of Washington. “National County Government Month April is the cruellest month,” wrote T. S. Eliot. If you’re a fan of Eliot,…
  • Apr 20

    New Multnomah Law Library Website: Services, Databases, Catalog and More

    New Multnomah Law Library Website: Services, Databases, Catalog and More
    “The library is a growing organism.” [Ranganathan, the fifth of “Five Laws of Library Science”] Visit the new website of the Multnomah Law Library for your legal research adventures. Note that Saturday…
  • Apr 17

    Oregon “Jury awards couple nearly $240K over neighbors’ barking dogs,”

    Oregon “Jury awards couple nearly $240K over neighbors’ barking dogs,”
    “Oregon Jury awards couple nearly $240K over neighbors’ barking dogs,“ by Martha Neil, ABA Journal News, April 16, 2015 “An Oregon jury has awarded nearly $240,000 to a Rogue River couple who said they had to listen to…
Rank this Week: 3099

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/
  • Apr 21

    On Corporate Privilege – Have They No Shame?

    On Corporate Privilege – Have They No Shame?
    In a legal system which holds corporations responsible for virtually nothing, corporate power, hypocrisy and the wall of corporate shame keep growing. Corporations put clauses in consumer contracts that make suing them useless and impossible.…
  • Apr 14

    Terry v. Ohio Deserves History’s Dustbin

    Terry v. Ohio Deserves History’s Dustbin
    Madison, Wisconsin; Ferguson, Missouri, Staten Island, New York; the list is endless and growing. And the tears keep flowing. Mostly young Black men deprived of their lives without benefit of any opportunity to defend themselves. They…
  • Apr 7

    Prosecuting the Prosecutor – Thank Heaven

    Prosecuting the Prosecutor – Thank Heaven
    Here’s a news flash from the Innocence Project that left me both cheering and in tears: The Texas State Bar filed a formal accusation of misconduct against the prosecutor in the case of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in 2004…
Rank this Week: 1865

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: 1792

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/
  • Apr 20

    NJ Pension Funds to Investigate the Payment of Exorbitant Management Fee

    NJ Pension Funds to Investigate the Payment of Exorbitant Management Fee
    As reported in NJ.Com, The Boards of Trustees of New Jersey’s largest pension funds plan to launch a probe into how the state awards fees incurred in managing pension fund investments.  The Public Employees Retirement System Board…
  • Apr 16

    Acting NJ Attorney General ‘Pro-Body Camera’ For Police, But Has Privacy Concern

    Acting NJ Attorney General ‘Pro-Body Camera’ For Police, But Has Privacy Concern
    As reported by NJ.com, Acting State Attorney General John Hoffman said Wednesday his “instincts and intuition are certainly pro-body camera” for police in New Jersey, but he has concerns about how their use might infringe on…
  • Apr 13

    Camden County Police Testing Body Cameras On Officer

    Camden County Police Testing Body Cameras On Officer
    As reported in NJ.com, the Camden County Police Department has been testing body cameras for its officers for the past year, according to officials, with the chief hoping to acquire up to 100 cameras “as quickly as…
Rank this Week: 4379

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Wells Fargo Accused of Defrauding Veterans by Charging Excessive Loan Fee

    Wells Fargo Accused of Defrauding Veterans by Charging Excessive Loan Fee
    On Thursday, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals denied Wells Fargo Bank N.A.’s (“Wells Fargo”) attempt to dismiss a complaint filed by two relators alleging that the company defrauded veterans with excessive fees on loans…
  • Apr 13

    AIG Allegedly Undervalued its Subsidiaries in its Bailout Agreement

    AIG Allegedly Undervalued its Subsidiaries in its Bailout Agreement
    A former human resources director of American International Group, Inc. (“AIG”) has asked a New York federal judge for permission to amend his False Claims Act complaint against the multinational insurance company, alleging that…
  • Apr 7

    AIDS Foundation Allegedly Used Generous Kickbacks to Achieve Referral

    AIDS Foundation Allegedly Used Generous Kickbacks to Achieve Referral
    Three relators are alleging that AIDS Healthcare Foundation Inc. (“AHF”) violated the federal False Claims Act, the Florida False Claims Act, and the Anti-Kickback Statute through a fraudulent scheme to generate consumer demand…
Rank this Week: 2439

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/
  • Apr 16

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/16

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/16
    * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2015cta.htmlSchaghitoke Tribal Nation v. Kent School Corp. Inc. (Indian Nonintercourse Act; Lands)* State Courts…
  • Apr 3

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/03

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/03
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.html Petition for certiorari was file on March 23, 2015 in Oklahoma v. Hobia (Indian Gaming; Tribal Lands) * State Courts…
  • Mar 27

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 3/27

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 3/27
    * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2015cta.htmlCrow Tribal Housing Authority v. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996;…
Rank this Week: 4425

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/
  • Apr 15

    Two Testing Labs Agree to Settle False Claims Act Suit

    Two Testing Labs Agree to Settle False Claims Act Suit
    The Justice Department announced that two cardiovascular testing laboratories, Health Diagnostics Laboratory, Inc. (“HDL”) and Singulex, Inc. have agreed to settle allegations that they violated the Anti-Kickback Stature and the…
  • Apr 10

    Medtronic Settles False Claims Act Case for $4.41 Million

    Medtronic Settles False Claims Act Case for $4.41 Million
    The Justice Department announced that Medtronic plc and its affiliates, Medtronic, Inc., Medtronic USA Inc., and Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA Inc. (collectively “Medtronic”) have agreed to settle three whistleblowers’ qui tam…
  • Feb 19

    Medical Device Company Agrees to Settle Lawsuit

    Medical Device Company Agrees to Settle Lawsuit
    According to the Department of Justice, ev3, Inc., formerly known as Fox Hollow Technologies, Inc., has agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging violations of the False Claims Act.    The Justice Department announced that ev3 will…
Rank this Week: 608

Whitcomb Law Blog

Whitcomb Law Blog

Covers government procurement.

http://whitcomblawpc.com/legal-blogs/
  • Apr 14

    Crafting a Trademark Application for Your Craft Brew

    Crafting a Trademark Application for Your Craft Brew
    Brewing Trademark Applications Brewers and brewery owners, be diligent in your naming. The collaborative solidarity of the brewing community fissured long ago. It’s not gone–there still exists a wonderful collection of craft beer…
  • Apr 14

    Veterans Have to Play to Get Paid-The Rule of Two

    Veterans Have to Play to Get Paid-The Rule of Two
    By Dan McAuliffe Satisfying the Rule of Two The Veteran’s Administration (VA) is a frequent target for criticism.  However, veterans themselves are responsible for some of that criticism because they fail to participate in programs…
  • Apr 14

    Latvian Wins Bid Protest Against FedBid for Determination of Non-Responsibility

    Latvian Wins Bid Protest Against FedBid for Determination of Non-Responsibility
    Fed-Bids Determination of Non-Responsibility Kevin Barnes, the service connected veteran owner of Latvian Connections, filed a pro se pre-award bid protest with the GAO against FedBid, Inc.  FedBid, was acting as an agent for the…
Rank this Week: 2183

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Apr 12

    Government moves against testing laboratories, settles with two for $48 million

    Government moves against testing laboratories, settles with two for $48 million
    On April 9, the Department of Justice announced that it was settling kickback allegations with two cardiovascular disease testing laboratories, and was intervening in qui tam suits against two others and against three individuals for similar…
  • Mar 13

    Export-Import Bank lender settles False Claims Act allegations for $3.8 million

    Export-Import Bank lender settles False Claims Act allegations for $3.8 million
    On March 12, the Department of Justice announced that Miami-based Hencorp Becstone Capital, LC had agreed to pay $3.8 million to settle civil charges, brought by two whistleblowers, that the firm submitted false documents for…
  • Mar 11

    Committee member of National Quality Forum settles False Claims Act case, paying $1 million

    Committee member of National Quality Forum settles False Claims Act case, paying $1 million
    On March 2, the Department of Justice announced that a Laguna Beach, California-based physician, Dr. Charles Denham, had agreed to pay $1 million to settle civil claims that he accepted kickbacks from CareFusion, Inc., to recommend the use of…
Rank this Week: 521

Colorado Common Law

Colorado Common Law

Covers state public record law, civil rights, and obscenity. By Joe Thomas.

http://cocommonlaw.com
  • Apr 11

    Vaughn Index in Colorado Public Record

    Vaughn Index in Colorado Public Record
    A Vaughn index is a tool used in public records disputes where the person requesting documents, will ask the court to compel the records custodian to list all responsive documents and explain why or why not the documents should be released.…
  • Apr 8

    Banning Homelessness in Colorado

    Banning Homelessness in Colorado
    It appears a sad new trend in Colorado is to create policies or laws, treating homelessness as a criminal condition. A new report, “No Right to Rest: Criminalizing Homelessness in Colorado” which details the efforts cities and…
  • Apr 4

    Denver Attempts to Ban People Deemed Nuisance

    Denver Attempts to Ban People Deemed Nuisance
    The City of Denver is working on banning people it considers nuisances from high traffic areas.  And does not appear there is much concern in the community about the practice. Well, I have a big problem with the practice and I will argue…
Rank this Week: 2400

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/
Rank this Week: 1556

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/
  • Apr 6

    Maryland Garbageman Seriously Injured By Coworker

    Maryland Garbageman Seriously Injured By Coworker
    Local government employees in Maryland are restricted in their ability to sue for injuries caused by an employer or coworker. In Blue v. Arrington, a Baltimore City employee (Arrington) hurt another employee (Blue) while they were…
  • Apr 6

    Claims of Subjective Pain in Maryland Social Security Disability Case

    Claims of Subjective Pain in Maryland Social Security Disability Case
    In the unpublished case Tanner v. Social Security Administration, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals considered a case in which the Social Security Administration had twice denied a claimant’s disability insurance benefits claim. The…
  • Dec 24

    Injured Worker Covered by Workers’ Compensation Insurance

    Injured Worker Covered by Workers’ Compensation Insurance
      In a recent Maryland Court of Appeals case, the Court  determined that even though a contractor did not have workers’ compensation insurance, they could be an employee of the general contractor, and therefore …
Rank this Week: 2177

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/
Rank this Week: 1599