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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: 12

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: 147

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/
  • Jan 14

    Soon to be a Major Motion Picture

    Soon to be a Major Motion Picture
    David Weinberger has a theory: My conspiracy theory: The purported dossier on Trump says the Russians have been cultivating him for five years. Suppose they were pressuring him to run. As a true patriot, Trump knew how disastrous it would…
  • Jan 12

    The New Tilt Against China

    The New Tilt Against China
    Surely someone has noted by now that the first corollary of a putative Trump tilt towards Putin’s Russia is a tilt against China?  For just as Kissinger and Nixon opened relations with China as a counterweight to the USSR, so…
  • Jan 12

    Foreign-Born American

    Foreign-Born American
    I live in a place where 51.7% of the population was born in another country. But I know that is not typical. I had in fact vaguely imagined that in much of the rest of the US the overall fraction … Continue reading → The post…
Rank this Week: 208

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

Provides commentary on law, politics and justice. By Professor Darren Hutchinson.

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 120

FDA Lawyers Blog

FDA Lawyers Blog

By Frommer Lawrence & Haug.

http://www.fdalawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 179

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By JeffreyNewmanLaw.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 2341

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/
  • Jan 16

    Why Rex Tillerson Was Right Not to Label Putin a War Criminal Before Reviewing the Facts and the Law

    Why Rex Tillerson Was Right Not to Label Putin a War Criminal Before Reviewing the Facts and the Law
    Former Ambassador-at-large for War Crimes Pierre Prosper and I have co-authored this op-ed in the Washington Post explaining why Rex Tillerson was right not to have accepted Senator Rubio's invitation to label Vladimir Putin a war…
  • Jan 16

    Journalism in the Doxing Era: Is Wikileaks Different from the New York Times?

    Journalism in the Doxing Era: Is Wikileaks Different from the New York Times?
    The question is provocative, but the answer is hard.   The reaction to WikiLeaks’ publication of the fruits of Russia’s DNC hack raises many puzzles about how we should think about publication of truthful secret…
  • Jan 16

    Active Measures Working Group

    Active Measures Working Group
    In the 1980s Soviet disinformation operations were running around the globe.  They were not fueled (as they are today) by botnets and troll factories, but they were nonetheless effective.  I was reminded, recently, of the US…
Rank this Week: 4700

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/
  • Jan 16

    SDVOSB Fraud: Indictment In $13.8 Million “Rent-A-Vet” Case

    SDVOSB Fraud: Indictment In $13.8 Million “Rent-A-Vet” Case
    Two Missouri men have been indicted for allegedly perpetrating an SDVOSB “rent-a-vet” scheme to fraudulently obtain 20 contracts totaling more than $13.8 million. According to a Department of Justice press release, the veteran in…
  • Jan 13

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: January 9-13, 2017

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: January 9-13, 2017
    There is a lot of excitement brewing here in our neck of the woods. We are cautiously awaiting a potential ice storm that is expected to hit town today and roll through the weekend, our Kansas Jayhawks are in action against Oklahoma State on…
  • Jan 12

    Accelerated Small Business Subcontractor Payments Extended To December 31, 2017

    Accelerated Small Business Subcontractor Payments Extended To December 31, 2017
    The government’s policy encouraging prompt payment to small business subcontractors has been extended to December 31, 2017. In a Memorandum issued on January 11, 2017 by the Office of Management and Budget, OMB Director Shaun Donovan…
Rank this Week: 3216

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: 4803

Whitcomb Law Blog

Whitcomb Law Blog

Covers government procurement.

http://blog.whitcomblawpc.com
  • Jan 15

    Business Management Books That Have Shaped My Busine

    Business Management Books That Have Shaped My Busine
    Reading Business Management Books on My Commute Like many of you, my ride to work in the morning is long and can feel like a giant waste of time.  I have tried many diversions and distractions like riding my bicycle the 18 miles to work…
  • Dec 6

    Protecting Your Trade Dre

    Protecting Your Trade Dre
    What is the difference between Trademark and Trade Dress? Trade dress constitutes a “symbol” or “device” within the meaning of §2 of the Trademark Act.[1] It encompasses the “total image and overall…
  • Dec 6

    Bid Protest Over Lack of SAM Registration Accuracy

    Bid Protest Over Lack of SAM Registration Accuracy
    Double Check Your SAM Registration Accuracy! We urge all our clients to be thoughtful about not only their corporate documents (such as articles, operating agreements and bylaws), but to double check the accuracy of their DUNS and SAM…
Rank this Week: 1490

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: 3518

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/
  • Jan 15

    It does make you wonder . . . over to you

    It does make you wonder . . . over to you
    A Facebook post about military sexual assault training: “There’s no need to try to understand why sexual assaults are up 550% in the Military. All women have no ability to think after one drink and are not responsible for their…
  • Jan 13

    Three new SCOTUS grants of potential interest

    Three new SCOTUS grants of potential interest
    The most potentially relevant is McWilliams v. Dunn, No. 16-5294, involves a question regarding the degree of independence needed for appointed mental health experts under Ake v. Oklahoma. Then there are: Weaver v. Massachusetts, No.…
  • Jan 13

    A fence a structure does not make

    A fence a structure does not make
    The Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces has decided United States v. Wilson, __ M.J. __, No. 16-0267/AR, for the appellant.  The issue was: Whether the military judge erred in denying the defense motion for appropriate relief under…
Rank this Week: 1313

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
  • Jan 13

    Michigan Mortgage Lender Agrees to Settle FCA Lawsuit for $48 Million

    Michigan Mortgage Lender Agrees to Settle FCA Lawsuit for $48 Million
    A Michigan mortgage services company settled a protracted $48 million dollar False Claims Act (“FCA”) lawsuit this week. The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan announced, “the settlement announced today holds…
  • Jan 2

    California Hospital Chain Hit With Massive Medicare Fraud Lawsuit

    California Hospital Chain Hit With Massive Medicare Fraud Lawsuit
    In closing out 2016, the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California announced that her office elected to intervene in a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging rampant Medicare fraud at a group of Southern California hospitals. The…
  • Dec 28

    Vermont Doctor Settles Fraud Case for Unnecessary Pain Management Injection

    Vermont Doctor Settles Fraud Case for Unnecessary Pain Management Injection
    A physician practicing in Townshend, Vermont, paid $76,000 to the U.S. government to resolve allegations that she violated the federal False Claims Act (“FCA”) by submitting “false claims” for reimbursement to Medicare…
Rank this Week: 1406

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
  • Jan 13

    Now Law: Beck Bill Furthering Protections for Sexual Assault Survivor

    Now Law: Beck Bill Furthering Protections for Sexual Assault Survivor
    Governor Christie has signed legislation sponsored by Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) to protect a greater number of victims by making certain modifications to a law she pioneered, known as the “Sexual Assault Survivor Protection Act…
  • Jan 13

    Oroho to Serve on Special Committee on School Funding

    Oroho to Serve on Special Committee on School Funding
    Sen. Steven Oroho will serve on a select Senate committee to examine the state's broken school funding system that is a major component of New Jersey's property tax crisis.
  • Jan 13

    Varsity Letter Bill Co-Sponsored by Oroho Passed by Senate Committee

    Varsity Letter Bill Co-Sponsored by Oroho Passed by Senate Committee
    Legislation co-sponsored by Sen. Steve Oroho to expand opportunities for students to earn varsity letters was passed by a senate committee.
Rank this Week: 4078

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/
  • Jan 13

    Washington Supreme Court Holds Nonprofit Zoo Operator Not a Public Agency for Public Records Act Compliance

    Washington Supreme Court Holds Nonprofit Zoo Operator Not a Public Agency for Public Records Act Compliance
    The City of Seattle owns, and for many years operated, the Woodland Park Zoo. Acting under statutory authorization, the City contracted with the Woodland Park Zoo Society, a privately formed not-for-profit corporation to manage and operate…
  • Dec 30

    PRA Initial Response Requires Reasonable Estimate Of When Records may be Provided

    PRA Initial Response Requires Reasonable Estimate Of When Records may be Provided
    A Washington court of appeals ruled that the City of Lynnwood violated the Washington Public Records Act (“PRA”) when it failed to provide “any reasonable estimate when records would be provided” in its initial…
  • Dec 28

    Attempted Murder For Hire And Public Record

    Attempted Murder For Hire And Public Record
    In 2010, Michael Mockovak was found guilty of soliciting and attempting to murder his business partner, among other charges. While incarcerated, Mockovak filed suit under the Washington Public Records Act, chapter 42.56 RCW…
Rank this Week: 4153

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: 4782

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Jan 13

    CFPB possibly amenable to changing its prepaid account rule

    CFPB possibly amenable to changing its prepaid account rule
    Alan S. Kaplinsky At a panel discussion today on the prepaid account rule, held as part of the meeting of the American Bar Association Committee on Consumer Financial Services in Carlsbad, CA, Kristine Andreassen, the team leader for the CFPB…
  • Jan 12

    CFPB issues final rule to adjust civil penalties for inflation

    CFPB issues final rule to adjust civil penalties for inflation
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has published a final rule to adjust for inflation the civil penalties within its jurisdiction.  The adjustments are required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 which, pursuant to…
  • Jan 12

    Lawmakers take sides on Director Cordray’s future; Senator Warren urges consumer advocates to defend CFPB

    Lawmakers take sides on Director Cordray’s future; Senator Warren urges consumer advocates to defend CFPB
    Barbara S. Mishkin Battle lines over Director Cordray’s future at the CFPB are predictably forming along party lines.  Earlier this week, two Republican senators sent a letter to Vice President-elect Pence urging Director…
Rank this Week: 3567

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Jan 13

    Modernizing the Risk Management Plan Rule

    Modernizing the Risk Management Plan Rule
    Our country’s chemical industry provides necessary goods we use in our everyday lives, provides employment in many communities throughout the country, and provides key ingredients for many diverse industries nationwide. But while there…
  • Jan 13

    This Week in EPA Science

    This Week in EPA Science
    By Kacey Fitzpatrick Science is the foundation of everything that EPA does to protect our health and our environment. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy recently discussed the important role of science at EPA—read her blog Why Science…
  • Jan 12

    Transporting Firewood Leads to Unintended Consequence

    Transporting Firewood Leads to Unintended Consequence
    by Marcia Anderson A colleague of mine who lives in Maine told me she wanted to bring firewood from her cordwood pile at home into a New Hampshire campground. Although she lives .2 miles from the border with New Hampshire, close enough that…
Rank this Week: 3981

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/
  • Jan 13

    Top FCA Developments of 2016

    Top FCA Developments of 2016
    Congress amended the civil False Claims Act in 1986 to give the statute more teeth as a fraud enforcement tool. Thirty years later, FCA litigation is as active as ever with more than 800 new cases filed in 2016, which is the second highest…
  • Jan 12

    COFC Rejects Government Motion to Dismiss ACA “Risk Corridors” Case

    COFC Rejects Government Motion to Dismiss ACA “Risk Corridors” Case
    In a recent decision, the Court of Federal Claims rejected the Government’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed under the Tucker Act seeking to recover “risk corridors” payments pursuant to §1342 of the Affordable Care…
  • Jan 10

    ASBCA Dismisses Army’s $100 Million Cost Disallowance for Failure to State a Plausible Claim

    ASBCA Dismisses Army’s $100 Million Cost Disallowance for Failure to State a Plausible Claim
    In Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems, Inc. (ASBCA Dec. 20, 2016), a case involving a $100 million breach of contract claim stemming from purportedly unallowable direct subcontractor costs, the Board granted Lockheed Martin’s motion to…
Rank this Week: 5050

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/
  • Jan 12

    Trump’s Nominee for Attorney General Voices Support for Major Anti-Fraud Program

    Trump’s Nominee for Attorney General Voices Support for Major Anti-Fraud Program
    Senator Sessions: “It’s not acceptable to retaliate against a whistleblower.” Washington, D.C. January 12, 2017. The U.S. Department of Justice manages many of America’s most important whistleblower programs, including…
  • Jan 6

    NWC Featured in Mongabay Wildtech

    NWC Featured in Mongabay Wildtech
    The National Whistleblower Center (NWC)’s Global Wildlife Whistleblower Program was recently featured in Mongabay Wildtech, a non-profit provider of conservation and environmental science news. Wildtech spoke with NWC’s Chief…
  • Dec 21

    End-of-Year Round Up: The Top 10 Blog Posts of 2016

    End-of-Year Round Up: The Top 10 Blog Posts of 2016
    The Whistleblower Protection Blog’s most popular posts of 2016 covered a wide range of whistleblower topics including Supreme Court case coverage, the National Whistleblower Center’s new program for wildlife whistleblowers, and…
Rank this Week: 855

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 1538

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
  • Jan 12

    Public Bidding 101: Emergency Bidding

    Public Bidding 101: Emergency Bidding
    Emergency contracting for repairs, maintenance, and public safety are a routine occurrence with public owners across the Commonwealth. A building in danger of collapse needs to be torn down on an immediate basis to…
  • Dec 27

    Losing Bids Under Public-Private Transportation Partnership Law Not Subject To Disclosure Under Right-To-Know Law

    Losing Bids Under Public-Private Transportation Partnership Law Not Subject To Disclosure Under Right-To-Know Law
    While the Pennsylvania Right-To-Know Law (RTKL) generally provides that, after the conclusion of public bidding, all bids are potential public records subject to disclosure, this is not always the case in all public procurements.  A…
  • Dec 13

    Is Best Value Contracting The Future For The City Of Philadelphia?

    Is Best Value Contracting The Future For The City Of Philadelphia?
    Is “best value” contracting the next, new thing for the City of Philadelphia? The Philadelphia City Council recently passed a resolution proposing an amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter that would give…
Rank this Week: 3288

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/
  • Jan 12

    Act Fast to appeal termination of Medicare skilled care benefit

    Act Fast to appeal termination of Medicare skilled care benefit
    When a senior or disabled patient who is on Medicare transfers to a skilled nursing facility for “rehab” after a hospitalization (of 3 days or more), a treatment plan is developed based on the physician’s orders, which…
  • Jan 10

    Medicaid annuity planning is alive and well in NJ

    Medicaid annuity planning is alive and well in NJ
    When a person applies for Medicaid under the NJ MLTSS program after having made gift transfers during the most recent 5 years, there will likely be a penalty period in which Medicaid will not pay for the care that this … Continue…
  • Jan 8

    Statewide Transition Plan for Disabled Finally Threading the Needle?

    Statewide Transition Plan for Disabled Finally Threading the Needle?
    Stakeholders in New Jersey made their feelings known in a big way to State DDD officials on a new transition plan that New Jersey had to give to the federal government showing the State’s increased efforts to develop residential…
Rank this Week: 2033

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: 3984

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/
  • Jan 11

    CMS Again Extends HHA/Ambulance Enrollment Moratoria in Selected State

    CMS Again Extends HHA/Ambulance Enrollment Moratoria in Selected State
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is extending for six months its current moratoria on the Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollment of new nonemergency ground ambulance suppliers…
  • Jan 11

    CMS to Host Call on Transitioning Physician Quality Reporting to MIPS (Jan. 24)

    CMS to Host Call on Transitioning Physician Quality Reporting to MIPS (Jan. 24)
    On January 24, 2017, CMS is hosting a call to discuss how to complete the final reporting period for the “legacy” Medicare physician quality reporting programs (Physician Quality Reporting System, Medicare Electronic Health Record…
  • Jan 11

    OIG Issues Annual Solicitation of Suggestions for New Fraud Alerts, Anti-Kickback Safe Harbor

    OIG Issues Annual Solicitation of Suggestions for New Fraud Alerts, Anti-Kickback Safe Harbor
    The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is inviting public recommendations for new or modified safe harbor provisions under the federal anti-kickback statute.  The OIG also invites…
Rank this Week: 3681

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Jan 11

    Recommended Reading: Deregulation and the Trump Administration

    Recommended Reading: Deregulation and the Trump Administration
    Kelley Drye attorneys partner Ira T. Kasdan and associate Mindy B. Pava co-authored The Hill article “Option for deregulation under the Trump administration: Agency non-enforcement.” The article notes…
  • Nov 11

    Thank You Veterans!

    Thank You Veterans!
    The team at Fracking Insider is honored to work alongside a number of distinguished veterans, including our own fearless leader, John Wittenborn (USAF Ret.), and we are proud of the veterans in our families as well (Thanks Pop!). In honor of…
  • Nov 4

    Interesting Stats from EIA on the Proliferation of Horizontal Drilling

    Interesting Stats from EIA on the Proliferation of Horizontal Drilling
    “In 2015 nearly 77% of the most prolific U.S. oil wells, or those producing more than 400 barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) per day, were horizontally drilled wells. For about 85,000 moderate rate wells producing in 2015, defined here as…
Rank this Week: 3797

Nexus

Nexus

Chapman's Journal of Law and Public Policy

http://www.lawschoolblog.org/
  • Jan 10

    The Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court
    The Supreme Court…
  • Jan 10

    All about Law School

    All about Law School
    Here is where I will be writing all about law school.
  • Mar 5

    ARE SPEECH POLICIES PUTTING FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AT RISK ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES?

    ARE SPEECH POLICIES PUTTING FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AT RISK ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES?
    Is the First Amendment under attack on college and university campuses? Many free speech advocates and watchdog groups seem to think so. Commentators have recently expressed concern that colleges and universities, instead of serving as havens…
Rank this Week: 2980

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/
  • Jan 10

    The Challenge

    The Challenge
    Looking at the New Year, there are two existential challenges that must be dealt with: global climate change and the threat to American democracy. Global climate change has to be at the top of the agenda because scientists are telling us we…
  • Jan 3

    The Legacy of Barack Obama

    The Legacy of Barack Obama
    Barack Obama has been one of our most decent and intelligent presidents. I’ll miss him. Instead of simplification and slogans, Obama explained the complexities of everything from medical treatment to foreign policy. Instead of shooting…
  • Dec 31

    On Egos in Skin, Muscles and Race

    On Egos in Skin, Muscles and Race
    Years ago, when I was working out in a gym, a younger woman was obviously putting more weight on the equipment and doing more and faster reps than I was. I did not know this woman and there was no conversation between us. But as she passed…
Rank this Week: 4680

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Jan 10

    Project on Predatory Student Lending

    Project on Predatory Student Lending
    Did you know there was a Project on Predatory Student Lending? This one is at the Harvard Law School Legal Services Center. And don’t forget about the federal Consumer Financial Protection Board (at least for the next few days) and your…
  • Jan 10

    Oregon 2017 Legislative Session Begin

    Oregon 2017 Legislative Session Begin
    Visit the Oregon Legislature’s website for more information about the 2017 Session: “Organizational Days will run January 9th through the 11th. During Organizational Days, Members-elect are sworn in as legislators and bills…
  • Jan 4

    Country Corruption Indexe

    Country Corruption Indexe
    A country’s financial health, among other measures, depends a lot on views of how corrupt its political and financial leaders and systems are rated. (E.g. would you invest in a country where corruption is high, where you can’t…
Rank this Week: 2547

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Jan 10

    CFPB’s 2017 Fair Lending Prioritie

    CFPB’s 2017 Fair Lending Prioritie
    At the end of last year, the CFPB issued its Fair Lending Priorities for 2017.  According to its December blog post, the CFPB plans to increase its focus on the following three areas, which it describes as “presenting a substantial…
  • Jan 10

    GOP Takes Aim at Dodd-Frank

    GOP Takes Aim at Dodd-Frank
    On Friday, January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump will become the President of the United States, and for the first time in nearly a decade, a single party will control the Presidency, the House, and the Senate. After years of deadlock,…
  • Jan 9

    FinCEN Opens 2017 with SAR Sharing Guidance for Casino

    FinCEN Opens 2017 with SAR Sharing Guidance for Casino
    Financial institutions’ ability to share suspicious activity reports (“SARs”) within the corporate organizational structure serves as an important tool for Bank Secrecy Act compliance and risk avoidance.  FinCEN began…
Rank this Week: 1372

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/
Rank this Week: 802

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/
  • Jan 9

    The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming

    The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming
    For those of us who are old enough to have come of political age during the Cold War, Russian meddling in U.S. political, economic, and global business is not news. They’ve been at it for more than 50 plus years, even during World War…
  • Jan 7

    Iran Ally Sworn in As Venezuelan Vice President

    Iran Ally Sworn in As Venezuelan Vice President
    Had enough news or spin on alleged Russia hacking? Well in other news this week, in Venezuela a Hezbollah ally, a supporter of terrorists in the Americas as well as the Middle East, a friend of Communist Cuba, and alleged drug dealer Tareck…
  • Jan 2

    The Cuba Travel Sector is Modern Day Serfdom

    The Cuba Travel Sector is Modern Day Serfdom
    Under US law, Americans, including American corporations or foreign corporations with a US connection, are prohibited from financing transactions in Cuba involving any confiscated property the claim to which is owned by a United States…
Rank this Week: 4947

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/
  • Jan 3

    I have managed to alienate Blogger.

    I have managed to alienate Blogger.
    After I got hacked, I tried to change my administrative login credentials to my new email address, but Blogger doesn't believe me.  Let's just say it's hard to survive a hacking.
  • Dec 4

    Lessons from being hacked.

    Lessons from being hacked.
    Criminals are smarter than I am.Criminals are more dedicated to their jobs than I am--and I'm pretty darn dedicated.Computers can be used for E-VIL as well as for good.I have very smart, computer-savvy friends.People who have been hacked…
  • Nov 28

    I love the First Amendment (and I can still deplore hateful speech).

    I love the First Amendment (and I can still deplore hateful speech).
    Of course I'm angered and saddened about the increase in hateful speech across campuses (see today's latest story here).  I don't respect the people who say such awful things.  But I respect their right to say them.  Such…
Rank this Week: 1174

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/
  • Jan 3

    Billing for Medically Unnecessary Service

    Billing for Medically Unnecessary Service
     In the world of False Claims Act qui tam cases, the concept of medical necessity is a very big issue. This is because Medicare requires, as a condition of coverage, that services delivered to a patient be “reasonable and necessary…
  • Dec 19

    Feds Recover $4.7 Billion from False Claims Act Cases in 2016

    Feds Recover $4.7 Billion from False Claims Act Cases in 2016
      The Department of Justice recently announced its tally of total recoveries for 2016 under the False Claims Act.   The government recovered an astonishing $4.7 billion during this time. The DOJ press release shows the…
  • Dec 9

    Why are Qui Tam Cases Filed Under Seal?

    Why are Qui Tam Cases Filed Under Seal?
    Anyone reading this blog probably knows that we represent whistleblowers who file so-called “qui tam” cases under the False Claims Act.  The term “qui tam” is a Latin term derived from the longer and ancient legal…
Rank this Week: 1550

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Dec 28

    Ten Chief Characterization amidst a High-quality Virtual Information

    Ten Chief Characterization amidst a High-quality Virtual Information
    Virtual data rooms are becoming more and more popular in the business realm worldwide. Investment bankers, lawyers and top managers of firms feel the need for the functional and secure environment to store their information and to complete…
  • Dec 21

    You Can Win a Protest Even Though the Protest is not Sustained

    You Can Win a Protest Even Though the Protest is not Sustained
    Every year, the Government Accountability Office reports to Congress several statistics relating to GAO’s bid protest function. The big news this year is that the “Sustain Rate” — the percentage of protests that…
  • Dec 12

    Attorney’s knowledge of basis for protest may not always trigger client’s obligation to protest

    Attorney’s knowledge of basis for protest may not always trigger client’s obligation to protest
    Bid protests present lawyers and their clients with a dilemma. On the one hand, ethical rules require attorneys to consult with the client about the means by which the client’s objectives are to be accomplished and to explain a matter…
Rank this Week: 4183

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Covers government law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.uaslawblog.com/
  • Dec 22

    Dubai Airport’s New Guardian: a Drone-Hunting Drone

    Dubai Airport’s New Guardian: a Drone-Hunting Drone
    Airports around the globe are considering new methods to respond to the proliferation of unmanned aircraft systems (also known as “UAS” or “drones”) and the increased number of near-misses between drones and airplanes.…
  • Dec 21

    European Union Moving Forward with Drone Rule

    European Union Moving Forward with Drone Rule
    The European Union (EU) is on the verge of revising its regulations for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”) operations in Europe. The revisions will shift the regulation of UAS away from EU Member States to the European…
  • Dec 19

    ’Tis the Season … for the FAA to Focus on Recreational Drone

    ’Tis the Season … for the FAA to Focus on Recreational Drone
    In the world of unmanned aircraft systems, 2016 will be best remembered for the FAA’s release of its final Part 107 regulations for commercial small UAS operations. (See here for more on Part 107.) However, the beginning of December…
Rank this Week: 1896

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Dec 22

    A Rise in the Tides for Water Infrastructure

    A Rise in the Tides for Water Infrastructure
    It’s been a productive time for advocates of water in the U.S. with President Obama signing into law the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN).  WIIN includes the Water Resources Development Act of 2016…
  • Dec 12

    Nossaman Infrastructure Practice Group Chair Named to Board of Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy

    Nossaman Infrastructure Practice Group Chair Named to Board of Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy
    Patrick Harder, Chair of Nossaman’s Infrastructure Practice Group, has been appointed to the advisory board of the Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy (CPIP), an internationally regarded academic center dedicated to advancing…
  • Nov 2

    Kentucky Rolls Out its P3 Law in Lexington

    Kentucky Rolls Out its P3 Law in Lexington
    The National Council for Public Private Partnerships (NCPPP) and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce recently concluded on October 28 a very well-attended two day conference in Lexington, Kentucky on the Commonwealth’s new…
Rank this Week: 3664

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
  • Dec 21

    UPDATE: GAO Jurisdiction over Task Order Protests Valued at More Than $10 Million Restored

    UPDATE: GAO Jurisdiction over Task Order Protests Valued at More Than $10 Million Restored
    On December 14, 2016, President Obama signed H.R. 5995 into law, removing the sunset provision from 41 U.S.C. § 4106 for jurisdiction over task order protests valued at more than $10 million.  The GAO Civilian Task and Delivery…
  • Dec 19

    Happy Holidays!

    Happy Holidays!
    Sheppard Mullin’s Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Group Wishes You and Yours the Happiest of Holidays in 2016 and Continued Happiness and Success In 2017.… Continue Reading
  • Nov 30

    GAO Loses Jurisdiction Over Task Order Protests Valued at More Than $10 Million

    GAO Loses Jurisdiction Over Task Order Protests Valued at More Than $10 Million
    Government contractors hoping to challenge a civilian agency’s award of a task or delivery order may be out of luck, at least temporarily. Prior to September 30, 2016, the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) had…
Rank this Week: 1215

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/
  • Dec 20

    Investigative Reporting Website Creates San Diego Code Enforcement Database and Map

    Investigative Reporting Website Creates San Diego Code Enforcement Database and Map
    “inewsource.org” is a non-profit news-gathering organization in San Diego.  They have put together data regarding complaints and resolutions into a searchable database found here.   This database includes all complaints…
  • Nov 17

    Recount Procedures If Necessary In the Redlands City Council Election November 2016

    Recount Procedures If Necessary In the Redlands City Council Election November 2016
    People are asking about the recount procedure in the Redlands City Council Election. California Elections Code section 15620 et seq. governs recounts requested by voters.  Any voter may file a request for a recount pursuant to Elections…
  • Oct 13

    Filing Late Government Claims (Tort Claims) in California

    Filing Late Government Claims (Tort Claims) in California
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Generally government claims for personal injury and personal property damage are due with a public entity within six months of an incident, with some notable exceptions. However, if a claimant fails to file…
Rank this Week: 2649

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/
  • Dec 20

    Reaching Out with RDA

    Reaching Out with RDA
    This week, the National Archives took yet another step toward the Open Government goals of transparency, participation and collaboration, by joining the wider archival community in adopting the Resource Description and Access (RDA) standard…
  • Nov 10

    Veteran’s Day

    Veteran’s Day
    Every day at the National Archives, we hear extraordinary stories from veterans and their families. Veteran’s Day presents us with a great opportunity to highlight an important collection within the National Archives: Official Military…
  • Nov 10

    The Role of the National Archives in the Presidential Transition

    The Role of the National Archives in the Presidential Transition
    With this week’s election, we Americans determined the next chapter in our country’s history. I am proud to have exercised my vote and I hope you did the same. As private citizens we participated in an act of living democracy.…
Rank this Week: 4701

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/
  • Dec 20

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 12/19

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 12/19
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2016-2017update.html Petition was filed in Meyers v. Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin (Tribal Sovereign Immunity) on 12/7/16. U.S. Courts of Appeals…
  • Dec 12

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 12/12

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 12/12
    U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2016dct.htmlNative American Arts, Inc. v. Peter Stone Co., U.S.A., Inc. (Indian Arts and Crafts Act) Pacific walruses winter in the Bering Sea.News…
  • Dec 5

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 12/5

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 12/5
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2016-2017update.html Petition was filed in Nisenan Tribe of Nevada City Rancheria v. Jewell (Statute of Limitations; nunc pro tunc ruling) on 11/3/16. In addition, see the…
Rank this Week: 1180

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 3969

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
  • Dec 7

    Insider Trading and Brotherly Love at the Supreme Court

    Insider Trading and Brotherly Love at the Supreme Court
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States decided Salman v. United States, wading into the “personal benefit” requirement necessary to establish criminal insider trading liability.  Justice Alito, writing for a…
  • Nov 28

    First Circuit Confronts Perils of Non-Custodial Interrogation in Fraud Prosecution

    First Circuit Confronts Perils of Non-Custodial Interrogation in Fraud Prosecution
    Miranda warnings are one of those things most lawyers and non-lawyers alike know something about. Most know we enjoy a right under the Fifth Amendment and Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966), to be told before being taken into custody…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1497

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/
Rank this Week: 3521

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/
  • Nov 7

    PURSUING A DISABILITY INSURANCE CLAIM REQUIRES AN EXPERIENCED DISABILITY ATTORNEY

    PURSUING A DISABILITY INSURANCE CLAIM REQUIRES AN EXPERIENCED DISABILITY ATTORNEY
    Attorney, Keith R. Siskind of the Law Offices of Steinhardt, Siskind and Associates, LLC, attended the American Conference Institute seminar on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims held in Boston on September 14 and 15, 2016.  The…
  • Oct 20

    Recovering Damages After a Maryland Hit and Run

    Recovering Damages After a Maryland Hit and Run
    Recently, a pedestrian was in critical condition after a hit and run, in which the pedestrian was thrown across an intersection. The driver of the car didn’t stop, and the pedestrian had to go to a trauma center to be treated for…
  • Oct 20

    Recovering Damages After a Maryland Hit and Run

    Recovering Damages After a Maryland Hit and Run
    Recently, a pedestrian was in critical condition after a hit and run, in which the pedestrian was thrown across an intersection. The driver of the car didn’t stop, and the pedestrian had to go to a trauma center to be treated for…
Rank this Week: 1606