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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: 16

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/
  • Feb 27

    Coral Gables Candidates Forum

    Coral Gables Candidates Forum
    The Coral Gables Forum (previously known as the Ponce Business Association) will be running candidate debates for the upcoming Coral Gables Commission election. According to the calendar at their web page, this is the planned schedule: March…
  • Feb 22

    Warring Columba Bush Profile

    Warring Columba Bush Profile
    Amazing contrast between today’s NYT and today’s WaPo treatments of Jeb Bush’s wife, Columba. And surprisingly, it’s the NYT that does the puff piece, so puffy as to be a whitewash. And it’s the Post that does…
  • Feb 21

    Contested Race in Group IV

    Contested Race in Group IV
    Democracy is saved! Frank Quesada has drawn an opponent in Coral Gables Commission Group IV: Enrique Lopez, alternately described as a brilliant man and a “crony” of former Mayor Don Slesnick. Not that there seems any groundswell…
Rank this Week: 23

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/
  • Mar 3

    3/3 Session #2: Housekeeping

    3/3 Session #2: Housekeeping
    We return from recess. What will the way forward be?  The military judge mentions pending motions AE319F and G, and AE333, and AE337.  In his view, Judge Spath may be able to rule on some of these without in-court argument, between…
  • Mar 3

    3/3 Session #1: Suppression, and SSCI Matter

    3/3 Session #1: Suppression, and SSCI Matter
    Air Force Col. Vance Spath, the military judge, resumes proceedings.  The question is what those proceedings will comprise, the docket having been winnowed greatly, both by yesterday’s unlawful influence ruling and by some still…
  • Mar 3

    Why Americans Don’t Trust the Intelligence Community

    Why Americans Don’t Trust the Intelligence Community
    In his NSA Constitution Day speech, and in a follow-up post last week with Ashley Deeks, Ben offered this “tentative hypothesis” for why the intelligence community, and NSA in particular, engenders so much distrust among…
Rank this Week: 72

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Feb 9

    Introducing Our New Compliance Website

    Introducing Our New Compliance Website
    By Marion Herz As chief of staff for EPA’s Office of Compliance, job #1 for me is protecting people’s health and their communities. Our office makes sure everyone plays by the same rules when it comes to the environment. We…
  • Feb 6

    It’s Your Right to Know: The Toxics Release Inventory National Analysi

    It’s Your Right to Know: The Toxics Release Inventory National Analysi
    By Caitlin Briere In order to make the products on which we depend, like pharmaceuticals, clothing, and other manufactured goods, companies across the U.S. use thousands of chemicals in their normal operations. Many of the chemicals necessary…
  • Feb 4

    Want Less Cancer from Environmental Causes? Let’s Get Building Codes to Reduce Radon

    Want Less Cancer from Environmental Causes? Let’s Get Building Codes to Reduce Radon
    By Jani Palmer As part of our Indoor Environments Division, my colleagues and I work to reduce people’s exposure to radon, the leading environmental cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. Radon comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in…
Rank this Week: 109

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: 211

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 272

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: 288

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/
  • Feb 28

    Government charging-lack of preparation and caring

    Government charging-lack of preparation and caring
    Unusual for me, but I did a guilty plea case this week. Going in to the case and throughout the case the client was accused of a lot of offenses, some of which were a course of conduct over a period of time.  Not unusual, right, so we…
  • Feb 26

    Army 32 Procedure

    Army 32 Procedure
    Army Directive 2015-09 (Implementation of Section 1702 of the NDAA for FY14) Article 32 UCMJ Preliminary Hearing Here are Army procedures in which they attempt to regulate “new” Article 32 hearings. I’ll leave it to you to…
  • Feb 22

    Distinguish between volition and memory-lack of memory doesn’t mean lack of volition

    Distinguish between volition and memory-lack of memory doesn’t mean lack of volition
    The version of the facts contained in the majority opinion is far more convincing than are the facts contained in the record of trial. It is not unusual for an appellate opinion to be selective in reciting the facts of a case relevant to the…
Rank this Week: 342

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.
    Mainstream and rightwing media have done an atrocious job discussing the legal issues implicated by President Obama's immigration policy. While rightwingers clearly believe the president's policies... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 25

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act
    Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne writes about Arkansas Democratic Senator Mark Pryor's political advertisement that touts his vote for the "Affordable Care Act." As Dionne reports, polls... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 25

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary
    Tomorrow, Florida Democrats will choose a candidate to challenge incumbent Governor Rick Scott. Although Scott's first term was plagued with corruption, constitutional violations, and widespread... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 351

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/
  • Feb 27

    Passing of a legal ethics giant: Monroe Freedman.

    Passing of a legal ethics giant: Monroe Freedman.
    What an amazing person.  Hat tip to The Faculty Lounge for this sad but important news.
  • Feb 20

    It's exciting to see something on my fees wishlist become a reality.

    It's exciting to see something on my fees wishlist become a reality.
    I've written about developing behavioral prompts to encourage lawyers to bill timely and accurately, and LinkedIn just pointed me to an article (here) discussing software that helps lawyers do that. 
  • Feb 18

    Best line in today's NYT op-ed about the value of college.

    Best line in today's NYT op-ed about the value of college.
    The op-ed is here.  And my favorite bit?That brought [Professor] Hall to her own answer about college’s mission: “It is for developing the muscle of thoughtfulness, the use of which will be the greatest pleasure in life and…
Rank this Week: 372

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/
  • Mar 2

    Rolling Stone Article Highlights Need to Protect Whistleblower

    Rolling Stone Article Highlights Need to Protect Whistleblower
    This month Rolling Stone Magazine published a heartbreaking account of Countrywide whistleblower Michael Winston’s journey as a whistleblower. This account highlights the importance for whistleblowers to Know Your Rights before you blow…
  • Mar 1

    UBS Whistleblower Pushed Hard to Help French Investigation

    UBS Whistleblower Pushed Hard to Help French Investigation
    The Wall Street Journal reports that UBS whistleblower, Bradley Birkendfeld, who will aid a current French probe of UBS, had to push hard to win permission to do so. Read the report here: UBS Whistleblower Pushed Hard to Help in…
  • Feb 27

    Senate to Hold Hearing on FBI’s Treatment of Whistleblower

    Senate to Hold Hearing on FBI’s Treatment of Whistleblower
    Washington, D.C. February 27, 2015. The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing entitled  “Whistleblower Retaliation at the FBI: Improving Protections and Oversight,” on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 10am in the…
Rank this Week: 396

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: 414

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Aug 8

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance
    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market SurveillanceIn a response to a request by the CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee for comment on how best to develop a 21st century surveillance system, the Financial…
  • Aug 6

    Massad Says CFTC Hampered by Budget Constraint

    Massad Says CFTC Hampered by Budget Constraint
    Massad Says CFTC Hampered by Budget ConstraintsRecently appointed CFTC Chairman Tim Massad announced last week that there were “a lot of things” he would like to do to continue the CFTC’s goal of regulating financial…
  • Jul 28

    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”

    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”
    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”CFTC Commissioner Scott O’Malia issued a stern warning to financial regulators in the United States and abroad that market fragmentation could have grave consequences on the…
Rank this Week: 497

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Mar 3

    Recommendations Made to Change RI Lobbying Law

    Recommendations Made to Change RI Lobbying Law
    Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea’s transition committee has issued recommendations “to improve the public’s perception of their Continued on Next Page
  • Mar 3

    Canada’s Northwest Territories to Consider Lobbyist Registry

    Canada’s Northwest Territories to Consider Lobbyist Registry
    Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) have passed a motion requesting the government implement a lobbyist registry in the territory. Continued on Next Page
  • Mar 3

    Tuesday Lobbying and Campaign Finance News Update

    Tuesday Lobbying and Campaign Finance News Update
    Lobbying “Other States Require Lobbyists to Report Compensation” by Michael Sol Warren for New Mexico In Depth Rhode Island: “Panel Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 541

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: 556

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 632

FDA Lawyers Blog

FDA Lawyers Blog

By Frommer Lawrence & Haug.

http://www.fdalawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 7

    FDA Takes Aim at Wood-Aged Cheese

    FDA Takes Aim at Wood-Aged Cheese
    FDA has recently challenged the use of wooden planks (shelving) to age certain cheeses, a practice that has been going on for centuries. The Agency is concerned that wood absorbs and retains certain bacteria, such as listeria, that can…
  • Apr 24

    Proposed Rule Deems E-Cigarettes "Tobacco Products" Under the Family Smoking Prevening and Tobacco Control Act

    Proposed Rule Deems E-Cigarettes "Tobacco Products" Under the Family Smoking Prevening and Tobacco Control Act
    The Food and Drug Administration introduced a proposed rule yesterday that would extend its existing authority over certain tobacco products. Under the proposed rule, FDA would now oversee electronic/e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco,…
  • Apr 14

    Zogenix Sues Massachusetts to Overturn Ban of Opioid Pain Drug

    Zogenix Sues Massachusetts to Overturn Ban of Opioid Pain Drug
    Zogenix, Inc., the San Diego-based manufacturer of the extended-release hydrocodone drug Zohydro ER, has sued the Governor of Massachusetts in U.S. District Court in Boston to overturn as unconstitutional the state's recent prohibition…
Rank this Week: 776

El Blog de Derecho Publico de…

El Blog de Derecho Publico de Sevach

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

http://contencioso.es/
  • Mar 3

    Concursos y oposiciones: Cuando atacan los demandados 

    Concursos y oposiciones: Cuando atacan los demandados 
    Es sabido que por lo general y como supuesto típico el proceso contencioso-administrativo cuenta con dos partes, una que impugna (normalmente un particular) y otra que se defiende (normalmente una Administración). A veces junto…
  • Mar 2

    ¡ Albricias! El XIII Curso sobre Régimen Universitario en Toledo

    ¡ Albricias! El XIII Curso sobre Régimen Universitario en Toledo
    Las Universidades son una Administración Pública mezcla de ínsula Barataria, Principado de Mónaco y Comunidad de Vecinos. O sea un interesantísimo fenómeno para el Derecho Público por sus altas…
  • Feb 28

    Entierro de las tasas judiciales para las personas física

    Entierro de las tasas judiciales para las personas física
     Como Santo Tomás, hasta que no lo he visto en el BOE  no he podido creerme la supresión de las tasas judiciales para las personas físicas. Se trata del Real Decreto-ley 1/2015, de 27 de febrero, de mecanismo de…
Rank this Week: 900

Rulemaking

Rulemaking

Covers administrative rulemaking processes and administrative law issues. For members of the Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR).

http://rulemaking.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 903

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/
  • Feb 22

    Trouble Brewing in Nicaragua

    Trouble Brewing in Nicaragua
    If an American corporation engaged in unlawful property confiscations in rural areas of Nicaragua, with the full cooperation of the Nicaraguan military, it would be front page news at the New York Times and other progressive news…
  • Feb 20

    Whitewashing & Policy Laundering Cuban Terrorism

    Whitewashing & Policy Laundering Cuban Terrorism
    Terrorism experts and other federal officials at the State Department and other agencies, as they do every year, are preparing a terrorism report for the Congress. Due in the spring by April 30, U.S.-Cuba policy watchers are paying…
  • Feb 12

    Former Obama Official on Cuba Talks: “We didn’t want anything in return”

    Former Obama Official on Cuba Talks: “We didn’t want anything in return”
    Recent statements by a senior DoD official who served in the Obama administration, if true, further validates that this President is determined to appease rogue regimes such as Iran, Cuba, and North Korea. In the…
Rank this Week: 966

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: 1111

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/
  • 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…
  • Feb 17

    Drug Company Agrees to Settle Kickback Claim

    Drug Company Agrees to Settle Kickback Claim
    According to the Justice Department, the drug company Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. (“Daiichi”) has agreed to settle allegations that it paid illegal kickbacks to physicians in violation of the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback…
  • Feb 12

    AstraZeneca Settles Nexium Qui Tam Case

    AstraZeneca Settles Nexium Qui Tam Case
    The Justice Department announced that AstraZeneca has agreed to settle a qui tam lawsuit brought by two whistleblowers concerning the gastrointestinal drug Nexium.  The lawsuit alleged that AstraZeneca caused the submission of false…
Rank this Week: 1210

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: 1263

Texas Medical Licensing Law Blog

Texas Medical Licensing Law Blog

Covers professional licensing matters and related regulatory issues for health care professionals. By the Leichter Law Firm.

http://www.txmedicallicensinglaw.com/
  • Dec 18

    Recent Changes to the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurse

    Recent Changes to the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurse
    In the past year-and-a-half there have been several changes to the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses (TPAPN). First, the length of participation has been increased from two years to three years for RNs and LVNs and three to five years…
  • Dec 17

    Inappropriate Referrals to the Texas Physician Health Program

    Inappropriate Referrals to the Texas Physician Health Program
      Since its inception several years ago, the Texas Physician Health Program has provided a valuable option for physicians suffering from chemical dependency, serious mental illness, or physical impairment. For appropriate Texas…
  • Feb 28

    An Overview of the Physician Peer Review Process and the Importance of Legal Counsel

    An Overview of the Physician Peer Review Process and the Importance of Legal Counsel
      A hospital peer review has the potential to seriously disrupt a physician’s medical practice, often bringing with it a cascade of legal consequences that can devastate a health professional's practice and reputation. If you…
Rank this Week: 1312

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Mar 2

    Director Cordray to testify on March 3 before House Financial Services Committee

    Director Cordray to testify on March 3 before House Financial Services Committee
    Barbara S. Mishkin The House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing tomorrow, March 3, entitled “The Semi-Annual Report of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection” at which Director Cordray is expected to…
  • Feb 25

    Another study raises questions about possible CFPB payday loan limit

    Another study raises questions about possible CFPB payday loan limit
    Alan S. Kaplinsky We recently wrote about two studies, one by Professor Ronald Mann and the other by Professor Jennifer Lewis Priestley, that cast serious doubt on the benefit to payday loan borrowers of an ability-to-repay…
  • Feb 25

    Director Cordray speaks to the National Association of Attorneys General

    Director Cordray speaks to the National Association of Attorneys General
    Barbara S. Mishkin As he has done in prior years, Director Cordray spoke earlier this week to the National Association of Attorneys General.  His prepared remarks focused on the familiar theme of “the four Ds” that…
Rank this Week: 1422

European Union Law

European Union Law

Covers legal issues in the European Union. By Vihar Georgiev.

http://eulaw.wordpress.com
  • Jan 28

    The EU Fiscal Stability Treaty: Summary and Analysi

    The EU Fiscal Stability Treaty: Summary and Analysi
     UPDATE: the approved text of the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union is available here. 
  • Jan 28

    The EU Fiscal Stability Treaty: Summary and Analysi

    The EU Fiscal Stability Treaty: Summary and Analysi
     UPDATE: the approved text of the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union is available here.  The Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union is…
  • Dec 24

    Happy Holidays!

    Happy Holidays!
    Dear friends, I wish you happy holidays and a prosperous New Year!
Rank this Week: 1454

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: 1567

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/
  • Mar 3

    CMS Call on Physician Quality Reporting Programs (March 18)

    CMS Call on Physician Quality Reporting Programs (March 18)
    On March 18, 2015, CMS is hosting a call to discuss how providers may report once across various 2015 Medicare Quality Reporting Programs, including the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR)…
  • Mar 2

    CMS Call on Home Health Clinical Templates (March 11)

    CMS Call on Home Health Clinical Templates (March 11)
    On March 11, 2015, CMS is hosting a call to discuss paper and clinical templates intended to assist physicians and practitioners in documenting patient eligibility for Medicare home health benefits. In announcing the call, CMS notes that the…
  • Feb 26

    CMS Schedules May 2015 Meetings on HCPCS Application

    CMS Schedules May 2015 Meetings on HCPCS Application
    CMS has announced that it is holding series of meetings in May 2015 to discuss pending  Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) applications. The meeting dates are as follows: May 7 & 8 --…
Rank this Week: 1644

Freedom of Information & Open…

Freedom of Information & Open Government Blog

News, views and updates on the UK Freedom of Information Act, worldwide Freedom of Information and open government. Maintained by Steve Wood, Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University.

http://foia.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 11

    FOI case law update - 28 November 2013

    FOI case law update - 28 November 2013
    The Campaign for Freedom of Information's next course on 'Information Commissioner & Tribunal Decisions - what do they mean in practice?' is taking place in London on 28th November 2013.This course, now in its 8th year, aims to help…
  • Oct 29

    76 organisations call on government to drop proposed FOI restriction

    76 organisations call on government to drop proposed FOI restriction
    76 campaign groups, charities and press bodies have written to the prime minister urging him to drop proposals to restrict the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act. They say the proposals are not compatible with the prime minister's stated aim of…
  • Oct 24

    MPs call for extension of the FOI Act to cover contracted out public service

    MPs call for extension of the FOI Act to cover contracted out public service
    An Early Day Motion calling for the extension of the FOI Act to cover contracted out public services has been tabled by Labour MP Grahame Morris and co-sponsored by Caroline Lucas (Green), Mark Durkan (SDLP), John McDonnell (Lab), Margaret…
Rank this Week: 1549

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Mar 2

    Class action against Walgreen’s says herbal supplements bogu

    Class action against Walgreen’s says herbal supplements bogu
    A class action suit against the Walgreen’s Drug Store chain, claims the stores sell herbal supplements that actually contain such substances as rice, tropical houseplant and material originating in the daisy family.The suit claims the…
  • Mar 1

    S.E.C. charges international pyramid scheme including Marlborough Mass residents, targeting Latino

    S.E.C. charges international pyramid scheme including Marlborough Mass residents, targeting Latino
    The Securities and Exchange Commission(S.E.C.) has filed charges against a number of Portugese companies operating as Winds Network for running a multi-level marketing company offering digital and mobile solutions to customers.However, Wings…
  • Feb 27

    MetLife Insurance pays $123.5 million to settle whistleblower case over mortgage loan

    MetLife Insurance pays $123.5 million to settle whistleblower case over mortgage loan
    MetLife Inc. is paying more than $123.5 million to resolve false claims allegations on government-insured loans, originated residential loans through subsidiaryMetLife Bank, N.A., and MetLife Home Loans LLC, which it acquired from First…
Rank this Week: 1776

International Municipal Lawyers…

International Municipal Lawyers Association - Local Government Blog

Covers constitutional, employment, environment, ethics, land use, and telecom law.

http://imlablog.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1745

Equal Vote: Election Law @ Mortiz

Equal Vote: Election Law @ Mortiz

Covers election reform, the Voting Rights Act, the Help America Vote Act, and related topics. Special attention to the voting rights of people of color, non-English proficient citizens, and people with disabilities. Publsihed by Dan Tokaji at Moritz Colle

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/blogs/tokaji/
  • Dec 18

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform
    The Ohio legislature yesterday approved a bill (SB 380) that would eliminate the window for early registration and absentee voting, among other things.
  • Nov 7

    Reforming Registration

    Reforming Registration
    On Monday, I identified four problem areas to watch out for on Election Day: 1) lines at the polls, 2) voting equipment, 3) voter registration lists, and 4) provisional and absentee ballots. While machine breakdowns and polling place lines…
  • Nov 4

    What We Don't Know

    What We Don't Know
    We now know that Barack Obama will be the 44th President of the United States of America. In the enormity of this moment in American history, the gritty details of election administration, upon which my Moritz colleagues and I spend so much…
Rank this Week: 1813

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: 1986

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2001

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/
  • Feb 23

    8(a)’s Unapproved Mentor-Protege Arrangement Leads To Affiliation

    8(a)’s Unapproved Mentor-Protege Arrangement Leads To Affiliation
    An 8(a) small business was found to be affiliated with its large subcontractor under the ostensible subcontractor rule based in part on the fact that the large subcontractor was providing mentoring services to the small business–even…
  • Feb 20

    GAO: Email Filings Must Timely Arrive At Official Addre

    GAO: Email Filings Must Timely Arrive At Official Addre
    When bid protest document is emailed to the GAO, the document must timely arrive at the GAO’s official protest email address (protests@gao.gov), or the document is not timely filed. As one protester recently learned the hard way, a GAO…
  • Feb 16

    8(a) Program: “Honest Mistake” Not Grounds For Termination

    8(a) Program: “Honest Mistake” Not Grounds For Termination
    An honest mistake made in a company’s 8(a) Program application may not support termination of the company from the 8(a) Program. In a recent decision, the SBA’s Office of Hearings and Appeals held that the SBA could not validly…
Rank this Week: 1959

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Mar 3

    Appellate Division rules that beneficiary designation on life insurance policy controls the proceed

    Appellate Division rules that beneficiary designation on life insurance policy controls the proceed
    Merely being married does not always create property rights to assets owned by the spouse. The NJ courts were faced with that question in Fox v. Lincoln Financial Group and Scarpone, Appellate Division A-3189-13T4, decided February 24th, 2015…
  • Mar 1

    Pitfalls of joint ownership — estates need cash

    Pitfalls of joint ownership — estates need cash
    There’s a common misperception that putting all assets into joint names or “pay on death” format makes for easier estate administration if a person passes away. In fact, an estate needs cash to pay its taxes and bills. An…
  • Feb 27

    Sean Connolly Named as Conn. Commissioner of Vet. Affair

    Sean Connolly Named as Conn. Commissioner of Vet. Affair
    Yesterday, Sean Connolly, Army Judge Advocate General, was named as commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Veterans Affairs.  More information concerning his appointment can be found at Connecticut Mirror. I don’t…
Rank this Week: 2405

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/
  • Feb 27

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/27

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/27
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed in Western Sky Financial v. Jackson (Arbitration; Tribal Court Exhaustion) on 2/13/15. Petition for certiorari was…
  • Feb 13

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/13

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/13
    Welcome to the new Indian Law Bulletin and website.  You may want to update your bookmarks to the bulletins, which are now at http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/.  We hope that you find the new format easier to use on your mobile…
  • Jan 29

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/29

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/29
    Coming soon! In the next couple of weeks, you will see a new look for the National Indan Law Library and Native American Rights Fund websites and emails. We hope you enjoy the new layouts, features, and functionality for portable…
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Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Feb 26

    Mileage-Based User Fee Alliance Promotes Alternate Source of Transportation Funding

    Mileage-Based User Fee Alliance Promotes Alternate Source of Transportation Funding
    The Second Annual Conference of the Mileage-Based User Fee Alliance (MBUFA) was held in Washington, DC on February 24, 2015.  The MBUFA is a non-profit organization that promotes awareness and education about mileage-based user fees as…
  • Feb 23

    Will we see a trend for direct pension fund investment in US greenfields infrastructure?

    Will we see a trend for direct pension fund investment in US greenfields infrastructure?
    Although historically the investment profile for pension funds has focused on established brownfields assets, the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has recently invested $525 million AUD into the greenfields NorthConnex road…
  • Feb 18

    Florida Governor Rick Scott Breaks Ground on I-4 Ultimate Project

    Florida Governor Rick Scott Breaks Ground on I-4 Ultimate Project
    Florida Governor Rick Scott broke ground yesterday on the I-4 Ultimate Project, which will rebuild I-4 in metro-Orlando.  The Project involves the reconstruction of 21 miles of I-4 from west of Kirkman Road in Orange County to east of…
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Pace Law Library

Pace Law Library

Blog about law library, library events, legal writing and research, online legal resources, government documents, digital information, environmental law, courts and decisions, current news, legal trends and more.

http://pacelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 1

    The Pace Law Library Blog Makeover

    The Pace Law Library Blog Makeover
    Dear Readers, We are thrilled to introduce to you our new Pace Law Library Blog.  We have been writing here since June 2008 and so we decided that our blog more than deserved a major makeover.  Thus, in the beginning of 2011, we migrated…
  • Feb 1

    Ms. Lamikanra on Nigerian Law and Legal System

    Ms. Lamikanra on Nigerian Law and Legal System
    Ms. Ufuoma Lamikanra, the Head of Readers' Services Section at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, at the University of Lagos in Nigeria, gave an excellent presentation titled Conflict of Laws in a Federation: The Nigerian…
  • Jan 13

    Prof. Crawford Reviews Estate and Gift Tax Law Review Articles of 2010

    Prof. Crawford Reviews Estate and Gift Tax Law Review Articles of 2010
    Check out our first 2011 addition to the Pace Law Library Podcasts site titled Estate and Gift Tax Law Articles of 2010.  Prof. Bridget Crawford from Pace Law School reviews interesting estate and gift tax law related articles that were…
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For the Seventh Generation Blog

For the Seventh Generation Blog

Protecting Native Nations for the Seventh Generation. News, views, and opinions about federal Indian law and tribal governance by law professors who teach in the field.

http://tribal-law.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 24

    Geneva Institute on Indigenous People

    Geneva Institute on Indigenous People
    If you are a law student interested in studying abroad, the University of Tulsa offers a program in Geneva relating to Indigenous people. The 2009 program will run July 4 - August 1, 2009, and the classes offered for the first two weeks are…
  • Apr 14

    Transcript of Argument in Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle

    Transcript of Argument in Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle
    The transcript of the argument today in Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle is available here. Surprisingly, the Court was heavily interested in the idea that a majority Indian-owned corporation might be considered an Indian…
  • Mar 25

    OK AG values Bank over Battered Women

    OK AG values Bank over Battered Women
    This was originally submitted to the Tulsa World as an op-ed piece, but was not published:update as of 4/10/08: The Tulsa World did indeed publish this an op-ed piece, The Native American Times reprinted it and the Cherokee Phoenix plans to…
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Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Mar 2

    Mind the Red Flags – FinCEN Issues Penalty for Failure to File SARs on Director’s Suspicious Activity

    Mind the Red Flags – FinCEN Issues Penalty for Failure to File SARs on Director’s Suspicious Activity
    The U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) recently penalized First National Community Bank (FNCB) $1.5 million for failing to file suspicious activity reports (SARs) despite the existence of…
  • Feb 26

    SEC Speaks 2015: Enforcement Highlight

    SEC Speaks 2015: Enforcement Highlight
    On February 20, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) held its annual SEC Speaks conference, which updated the public regarding the staff’s work over the last year and its plans for 2015. The conference covered several…
  • Feb 23

    Guilty Plea in DOJ’s First Criminal Prosecution for Campaign Finance Coordination

    Guilty Plea in DOJ’s First Criminal Prosecution for Campaign Finance Coordination
    The news media has already engaged in rampant speculation regarding the potential candidates from both parties in the 2016 presidential election. Inextricably tied to the talk of political campaigns is the public discussion about campaign…
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Whitcomb Law Blog

Whitcomb Law Blog

Covers government procurement.

http://whitcomblawpc.com/legal-blogs/
  • Feb 23

    SBA Bid Protest: Two Classes of Stock and SDVOSB Eligibility

    SBA Bid Protest: Two Classes of Stock and SDVOSB Eligibility
    The SBA Bid Protest- No Good Dead Goes Unpunished The SBA bid protest in question arose out of a Department of State request for proposals for an aviation program support service.  The contract was a SDVOSB set aside and Precise Systems…
  • Feb 22

    Bid Protests and Rigid Rule

    Bid Protests and Rigid Rule
    Your Brilliant Grounds for Bid Protests Won’t Matter if You Don’t Follow Strict Procedural Rules When filing GAO bid protests, Strict Compliance with its Regulations is Required. The importance of knowing and understanding…
  • Feb 17

    Change Orders and Time Extensions: Sound Off Early and Often

    Change Orders and Time Extensions: Sound Off Early and Often
    K-CON BUILDING SYSTEMS, INC., v. US K-Con appealed a federal Claims Court decision to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  The contractor brought to separate claims on appeal: 1) the liquidated damages clause that appeared…
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Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

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

    AstraZeneca Partially Settles Nexium Kickback Allegations for $7.9 Million

    AstraZeneca Partially Settles Nexium Kickback Allegations for $7.9 Million
    On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that AstraZeneca LP, a Delaware-based pharmaceutical manufacturer, has agreed to pay the federal government $7.9 million to settle allegations that it engaged in a kickback scheme in…
  • Feb 11

    Relator’s False Claims Act Case Against Armet Armored Vehicles Revived in Fourth Circuit

    Relator’s False Claims Act Case Against Armet Armored Vehicles Revived in Fourth Circuit
    A recent ruling by the Fourth Circuit has put the False Claims Act allegations made by Frank Skinner, a former executive of Armet Armored Vehicles Inc. (“Armet”), back in play. According to a federal district court in Virginia,…
  • Feb 6

    Medtronic Settles Two Different False Claims Act Cases in the Same Week

    Medtronic Settles Two Different False Claims Act Cases in the Same Week
    The U.S. Department of Justice announced today that medical device manufacturer Medtronic Inc. has agreed to pay the federal government $2.8 million to settle a relator’s allegations of fraud brought under the False Claims Act against…
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Politics, Law and Policy Blog

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

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

http://www.politicsandlawblog.com
  • Jan 23

    Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up

    Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up
    By Cindy Gillespie Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up  is our weekly look at developments affecting health care at the federal and state levels. This week, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held two hearings to discuss…
  • Jan 23

    Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the State

    Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the State
    By Cindy Gillespie Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States update is our weekly report on Health Insurance Exchange developments. This week, the Washington Health Benefit Exchange released the results of a Consumer Satisfaction survey…
  • Jan 22

    Mike Klein Authors Article in City & State on Governor Mario Cuomo

    Mike Klein Authors Article in City & State on Governor Mario Cuomo
    McKenna Long’s Mike Klein authored an article in City & State on the late Governor Mario Cuomo entitled, “Success in Life and Basketball.” “I had the privilege of working for Gov. Mario Cuomo during his third term…
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National Whistleblower

National Whistleblower

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

http://www.nationalwhistleblower.com/
  • Dec 2

    Office Depot Agrees to Pay $43 Million to Resolve Allegations Under the California False Claims Act

    Office Depot Agrees to Pay $43 Million to Resolve Allegations Under the California False Claims Act
    Office Depot will reportedly pay $43 million to resolve allegations that the company violated the California False Claims Act by “systematically” violating the terms of its contracts with various California governmental…
  • Oct 20

    Ten Largest False Claims Act Settlements By Pharmaceutical Companie

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

    Hospital System Pays Over $98 Million to Resolve FCA Allegation

    Hospital System Pays Over $98 Million to Resolve FCA Allegation
    The Department of Justice announced that Community Health Systems (CHS) agreed to pay $98.15 million to settle allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE for medically unnecessary…
Rank this Week: 2557