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CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Feb 4

    CFPB provides insight on treatment of big data

    CFPB provides insight on treatment of big data
    Joseph J. Schuster This will follow up on Barbara Mishkin’s January 14, 2016 blog “FTC warns use of big data may violate federal consumer protection laws.”  At the American Bar Association’s Consumer…
  • Feb 3

    CFPB announces steps to improve checking account acce

    CFPB announces steps to improve checking account acce
    Barbara S. Mishkin As anticipated, in conjunction with its field hearing today, the CFPB announced several steps it has taken to improve consumer access to checking accounts.  These steps consist of a sending a letter to the 25…
  • Feb 1

    CFPB Jan. 2016 complaint report highlights “other financial services complaints,” complaints from NY State/NY metro area consumer

    CFPB Jan. 2016 complaint report highlights “other financial services complaints,” complaints from NY State/NY metro area consumer
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has issued its January 2016 complaint report which highlights “other financial service” complaints and complaints from consumers in New York State and the New York metro area.  In addition to the…
Rank this Week: 2709

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Feb 3

    What To Expect From HHS Inspector General in 2016

    What To Expect From HHS Inspector General in 2016
    The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) has released its annual Work Plan for FY2016 which summarizes new and ongoing Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) audits and reviews for HHS programs and operations.…
  • Jan 26

    Agency Spam Filter Knocks Contractor out of Procurement

    Agency Spam Filter Knocks Contractor out of Procurement
    Two weeks ago, we wrote on this blog how a contractor was effectively excluded from a procurement when the agency gave it an obsolete email address for submitting proposal revisions. Although GAO criticized the agency soundly for that error,…
  • Jan 20

    Appeal from Virginia court to CBCA? No Way

    Appeal from Virginia court to CBCA? No Way
    Judicial appeals follow a set path.  Much like a zip-line.  Once you’re on a zip-line, you ride it all the way to the end.  There is no deviation to other zip-lines.  Similarly, once a decision is reached in a…
Rank this Week: 2249

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/
  • Feb 3

    Milestones update

    Milestones update
    Unfit for Democracy is now available in book stores, online and on Kindle. COMING UP: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 for broadcast at a later date on WCNY’s Capitol Bureau Thursday, February 11, 2016, at 1 p.m. on WAMC In Conversation with…
  • Jan 26

    What is Limited Government Anyway?

    What is Limited Government Anyway?
    With the presidential primaries underway, the media is choked with talk about getting the government off the people’s backs, restoring limited government, making government let the people alone. But the Koch brothers, the Tea Party,…
  • Jan 21

    Let’s take the Constitution back – from the denier

    Let’s take the Constitution back – from the denier
    Republicans repeat over and over that they want to take back the Constitution. That’s nonsense. Actually they are trying to destroy it. It’s important to understand where it comes from. After the Civil War, generations of Southern…
Rank this Week: 2585

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 29

    Whistleblower Beware: You May Need to Act Quickly

    Whistleblower Beware: You May Need to Act Quickly
    You work for a company that is committing a major fraud against the Government. Maybe it’s Medicare fraud, government contracting fraud, or education fraud.   Most of the people in your workplace know the fraud is happening,…
  • Jan 25

    Seventh Circuit Offers Additional Guidance on the Pre-2010 Public Disclosure Bar

    Seventh Circuit Offers Additional Guidance on the Pre-2010 Public Disclosure Bar
    In an opinion by Judge Richard Posner, the Seventh Circuit recently had an opportunity to revisit the pre-2010 version of the public disclosure bar found in 31 U.S.C. § 3730(e)(4).  In United States ex rel. Bogina v. Medline…
  • Jan 13

    Ambulance Fraud in Florida

    Ambulance Fraud in Florida
    Ambulance fraud is on the rise in Florida, and taxpayers are paying the bill.   In September 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) issued a report titled Inappropriate…
Rank this Week: 2757

Colorado Common Law

Colorado Common Law

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

http://cocommonlaw.com
  • Jan 23

    Moving to a New Website

    Moving to a New Website
    Dear Readers, I am moving to a new website: Intermediate Scrutiny.  The change is necessary because I am longer located in Arizona.  Because of life circumstances, I recently moved to Washington State and became a licensed attorney…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2596

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/
  • Dec 21

    New records retention schedule for Washington State law enforcement agencie

    New records retention schedule for Washington State law enforcement agencie
    The Local Records Committee was created by Chapter 41.14 RCW and its 3 members are the State Archivist and representatives of the State Auditor and Attorney General offices. The Committee approved on December 3, 2015 a new records retention…
  • Nov 4

    Administrative Agency "Within the Judicial Realm" Not Subject to PRA, According to New Court Decision

    Administrative Agency "Within the Judicial Realm" Not Subject to PRA, According to New Court Decision
    In West v. Washington State Association of District and Municipal Court Judges, a state agency, 2015 WL 6680205 (Div. I, November 2, 2015), Division I held that the Washington State Association of District and Municipal Court Judges (the…
  • Oct 16

    Updated Edition of the Washington Open Government Resource Manual

    Updated Edition of the Washington Open Government Resource Manual
    The Washington State Office of the Attorney General has issued a new addition of its Open Government Resource Manual. The 2015 manual provides information on the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA), Chapter 42.30 RCW, and the Public Records Act…
Rank this Week: 2394

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

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

http://www.politicsandlawblog.com
  • May 15

    Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up

    Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up
    Federal Update Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations Initiates Review into Income Verification Procedures for Tax Credits… The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, led by Chairman Rob Portman (R-OH), is launching…
  • May 15

    Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up

    Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up
    Federal Update Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations Initiates Review into Income Verification Procedures for Tax Credits… The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, led by Chairman Rob Portman (R-OH), is launching…
  • May 8

    Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up

    Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up
    Federal Update Senate Passes GOP Budget The Senate has passed the fiscal year 2016 budget conference agreement with a 51-48 vote, marking the first time Congress has passed a budget since 2009. The budget lays out many of the congressional…
Rank this Week: 2798

Legistative History and Intent

Legistative History and Intent

Covers important state and federal legislative history. From Legislative Intent Service, Inc.

http://www.legintent.com/news/
  • Dec 17

    Lawmakers eye University of California fee

    Lawmakers eye University of California fee
    Late last month, news that the University of California planned to increase tuition by up to 28 percent over the next five years sparked waves of walkouts and protests throughout the UC system. At the time, the California Legislature was in…
  • Dec 11

    Three Unconventional Laws That Allow People to Make Liberal, Wardrobe Choice

    Three Unconventional Laws That Allow People to Make Liberal, Wardrobe Choice
    Most people in the United States don’t need to dig in and do a whole ton of law research to know that they’re supposed to wear pants and other clothes in public. What might surprise you, though, is that there are tons of legal…
  • Nov 14

    Three Seemingly Pointless Laws Still on the Books Today

    Three Seemingly Pointless Laws Still on the Books Today
    Any legal professional who’s ever done even the smallest amount of law research has more than likely encountered a legal statute or two that seems devoid of any legislative intent at all. Unbelievably, the U.S. legal system is rife with…
Rank this Week: 2988

Hot Button Blog

Hot Button Blog

By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.hotbuttonblog.com
  • Sep 5

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update September 5, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update September 5, 2014
    As summer rolls to a close, the agencies continue to make announcements and roll out additional regulations. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) introduced the new CEO of Healthcare.gov, awarded grants to 147 health centers…
  • Aug 27

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 21, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 21, 2014
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) made announcements this week regarding the Open Payments system and the availability of Affordable Care Act (ACA) Consumer Assistance Program grant funds, issued a request for additional…
  • Aug 12

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 12, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 12, 2014
    August recess has begun on Capitol Hill. Congressmen and women and senators are home in their districts and states, and Capitol Hill staffers are catching up on piled up work. Nonetheless, last week Congressman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) released…
Rank this Week: 2646

Federal Government Contract Digest

Federal Government Contract Digest

Covers federal government contracts law, bid protests and formation of entities under the various SBA programs. By Anthony E. Cooch Jr.

http://www.fedgovcondigest.com
  • Mar 27

    Should Past GAO Decisions Be Considered in Deciding Whether to File a Bid Protest?

    Should Past GAO Decisions Be Considered in Deciding Whether to File a Bid Protest?
    Several times a week, the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) posts bid protest decisions on its website.  Generally, decisions are not posted in their entirety; portions of the bid protest decision are often redacted…
  • Mar 13

    How to Qualify for HUBZone Certification and Why It Matter

    How to Qualify for HUBZone Certification and Why It Matter
    Last month the Small Business Administration designated an area of Downtown Leesburg, Virginia as a HUBZone, or “Historically Underutilized Business Zone”.  As reported by Ethan Rothstein in an article published in Leesburg…
  • Mar 6

    How the Government Can Override the Bid Protest Automatic Stay

    How the Government Can Override the Bid Protest Automatic Stay
    When a bid protest is timely filed with the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) an automatic stay goes into effect and continues until the case is resolved.  This automatic stay is not bulletproof – it can be…
Rank this Week: 2828

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: 2276

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…
Rank this Week: 2281

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Covers government law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.uaslawblog.com/
  • Feb 4

    The Week in UAS News (2/4/16)

    The Week in UAS News (2/4/16)
    This week’s news includes discussion of FAA reauthorization, drones that are solar-powered (and others that can swim), drone-capturing eagles, and other recent developments in UAV regulations and usage around the globe. Google is…
  • Jan 28

    The Week in UAS News (1/28/16)

    The Week in UAS News (1/28/16)
    In this week’s news, lobbying heats up on the Hill, the FAA releases an app (that the 300,000 owners now on the agency’s registry can use), drones successfully land on moving cars, and other recent developments in UAV regulations…
  • Jan 22

    FAA Plans to Extend sUAS Registration System to Commercial Operator

    FAA Plans to Extend sUAS Registration System to Commercial Operator
    In Friday’s announcement regarding the number of registrations of model sUAS in the FAA’s sUAS database, the FAA also hinted at plans to extend the database to commercial operators in March. In the press release, the FAA states…
Rank this Week: 3188

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/
  • Feb 4

    #ColorOurCollection

    #ColorOurCollection
    In celebration of the New York Academy of Medicine’s #ColorOurCollections campaign this week, many museums, libraries, and archives hopped on the adult coloring bandwagon and created coloring books to share on Twitter. We’ve been…
  • Jan 21

    Cabin Fever Remedie

    Cabin Fever Remedie
    Much of the Eastern Seaboard is bracing for a major snow/ice event this weekend. Are you prepared? Looking for indoor activities? Even if you can’t make it out to the research rooms, you can still do something fun and good ……
  • Jan 13

    Launch and Learn: Our New History Hub Pilot Project

    Launch and Learn: Our New History Hub Pilot Project
    I am pleased to announce a new pilot project from the Office of Innovation at the National Archives called the “History Hub.” This new platform may be thought of as an external collaboration network, a place where subject matter…
Rank this Week: 4772

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
Rank this Week: 3561

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: 3521

FERCBlog

FERCBlog

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

http://www.fercblog.com
  • Jan 25

    D.C. Circuit Overturned!

    D.C. Circuit Overturned!
    The Supreme Court has reversed the D.C. Circuit’s opinion in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission v. Electric Power Supply Association, ruling that FERC Order 745 complies with the plain terms of the Federal Power Act. Active demand…
  • Dec 31

    New England Transmission Rates Are Unjust And Unreasonable

    New England Transmission Rates Are Unjust And Unreasonable
      New England transmission rates are unjust and unreasonable, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Notably, on December 28, 2015 the FERC found the Independent System Operator-New England (“ISO-NE”) Tariff…
  • Jun 27

    Kern River’s Rate Case Is Halted By FERC And D.C. Circuit

    Kern River’s Rate Case Is Halted By FERC And D.C. Circuit
    Kern River’s rate case is halted by FERC and D.C. Circuit. On Tuesday, June 16th, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Sentelle, published the court’s opinion in Aera Energy LLC v. FERC, concluding that the Federal Energy…
Rank this Week: 3563

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/
  • Jan 21

    No Evidence of Legal Nonconforming Use

    No Evidence of Legal Nonconforming Use
    The Appellate Division upheld a Zoning Board of Appeals determination that the owner of property, containing several retail stores, had failed to demonstrate the location at issue was used for retail purposes prior to a zoning amendment.
  • Nov 19

    Standing To Challenge SEQRA Determination Is Not Defeated Because Others Are Also Impacted

    Standing To Challenge SEQRA Determination Is Not Defeated Because Others Are Also Impacted
    The New York Court of Appeals reversed a lower court determination that a petitioner did not have standing to challenge an action because others were also impacted by train noises that formed a basis for his objections. In Matter of Sierra…
  • Oct 1

    Court Vacates SEQRA Findings Statement For Lack Of Support In The Record

    Court Vacates SEQRA Findings Statement For Lack Of Support In The Record
    The Appellate Division upheld a lower court decision vacating findings issued pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act ( SEQRA). In Matter of Falcon Group LTD. Liab. Co. v. Town/Village of Harrison Planning Board, the Court…
Rank this Week: 3394

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

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

    2016 Bidding Thresholds Announced For State Authorities And Municipalitie

    2016 Bidding Thresholds Announced For State Authorities And Municipalitie
    Effective January 1, 2016, the thresholds for public bidding by Pennsylvania state authorities and municipalities will remain unchanged from 2015 and are as follows: Purchases and contracts below $10,500 require no formal…
  • Dec 17

    Intentional Violation Of Pa. Prevailing Wage Act Will Result In Debarment

    Intentional Violation Of Pa. Prevailing Wage Act Will Result In Debarment
    Thinking of avoiding the Pa. Prevailing Wage Act?  Think again! An intentional violation of the Wage Act can and will result in a debarment for three years. Section 11(e) of the Wage Act provides: (e) In the event that the…
  • Dec 3

    DGS Sends Violation Notices Concerning Non-Compliance With E-Verify

    DGS Sends Violation Notices Concerning Non-Compliance With E-Verify
    E-verify, officially known as the Pennsylvania Public Works Employment Verification, Act 127 of 2012, has now been the law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for more than two years, since January 1, 2013.  E-verify requires…
Rank this Week: 4290

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/
  • Jan 4

    FINRA Submits Final Pay-to-Play Provision for SEC Approval

    FINRA Submits Final Pay-to-Play Provision for SEC Approval
    When the average American looks back on the close of another holiday season, they think about all the longstanding traditions that were renewed yet again – the family gatherings, the holiday parties, the celebrations of faith, and the…
  • Dec 18

    MSRB Formally Proposes Rule Extending Pay-to-Play to Municipal Advisor

    MSRB Formally Proposes Rule Extending Pay-to-Play to Municipal Advisor
    After much deliberation, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) has filed proposed pay-to-play rules revising Rule G-37 so as to extend its reach to all municipal advisors, including those acting as third-party solicitors. The…
  • Oct 22

    In the Wake of Maryland’s Recent Pay-to-Play Changes … A Chance to Weigh In on Pending State Regulation

    In the Wake of Maryland’s Recent Pay-to-Play Changes … A Chance to Weigh In on Pending State Regulation
      As the reader’s of this blog know well, the State of Maryland has been hard at work over the past few years refining and retooling its pay-to-play framework for those contracting with or otherwise doing business with Annapolis or…
Rank this Week: 4234

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/
  • Nov 25

    Going to AALS? Check out the AALS Legislation Section Programs!

    Going to AALS? Check out the AALS Legislation Section Programs!
    If you are attending the AALS meeting in NYC this January, please consider the following announcement about the AALS Legislation Section programs that will occur at AALS! -- Colleagues- Just a quick note on behalf of the Legislation section…
  • Nov 18

    The Governors' Anti-Refugee Gambit

    The Governors' Anti-Refugee Gambit
    This post was written by Nate Ela, of COWS. Last Sunday, I got into a taxi at Logan airport in Boston. The driver was Somali, a refugee to the United States, and on my way home we got to talking...
  • Nov 5

    Health Justice: A Framework (and Call to Action) for the Elimination of Health Inequity and Social Injustice

    Health Justice: A Framework (and Call to Action) for the Elimination of Health Inequity and Social Injustice
    The Health Justice Project's founder and director Professor Benfer, will have her latest article published in the American University Law Review. The article is an in-depth discussion entitled Health Justice: A Framework (and Call to Action)…
Rank this Week: 3545

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
Rank this Week: 4196

Freeth Cartwright LLP Local…

Freeth Cartwright LLP Local Government

Covers local government issues in the U.K.

http://freethslocalgovernmentblog.com/
  • Nov 7

    TOPTERMPAPERS.ORG scan: first firm to get papers readily & easily

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    Are you presently nervous on how to do difficult academia assignments? toptermpapers.org ensures individual options which will help anybody grab top class grades. Essay Writing Service toptermpapers.org really is a company that delivers top…
  • Nov 6

    Master Of Papers . Com walk-through: best crew to acquire papers fast & duly

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    Are you concerned on how to accomplish difficult academical projects? master-of-papers.com offers you comprehensive options that really help anyone obtain excellent grades. Essay Writing Assistance master-of-papers.com is regarded as an…
  • Nov 6

    URGENT-ESSAY.COM overview: trustworthy website to acquire academic assignments speedily & with no trouble

    URGENT-ESSAY.COM overview: trustworthy website to acquire academic assignments speedily & with no trouble
    Are you currently nervous about how to accomplish complicated educational tasks? urgent-essay.com provides you with individual solutions that will help you grab very good scores. Paper Writing Help urgent-essay.com is regarded as a company…
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Maryland Social Security…

Maryland Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

Covers workers' compensation, injury, and government law. By Steinhardt, Siskind and Associates, LLC.

http://www.marylandsocialsecuritydisabilitylawyers.com/
  • Oct 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

    Going and Coming Rule in Maryland Workers’ Compensation Case

    Going and Coming Rule in Maryland Workers’ Compensation Case
    In State v. Okafor, a police officer driving to work in uniform was in a car accident. His patrol car had been having engine trouble, so he took it to a repair facility for patrol cars, and he was driving his own car at the time of the…
  • Oct 20

    Sole Proprietor with a Maryland Workers’ Compensation Claim

    Sole Proprietor with a Maryland Workers’ Compensation Claim
    In Long v. Injured Workers’ Insurance Fund, the court considered a case in which the owner of a flooring installation company, a sole proprietor, was injured. Before 2011, the owner had elected to be a covered employee under LE §…
Rank this Week: 3493

Legislative Blog

Legislative Blog

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

https://www.au.org/blogs/legislative
  • Sep 21

    To EACH Their Own (Religious Exemption)

    To EACH Their Own (Religious Exemption)
    Elise Helgesen AguilarLegislativeWe have lately become all too familiar with demands for religious exemptions from the contraception coverage requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Now, the Equitable Access to Care and Health (EACH)…
  • May 29

    Governors Push for Private School Voucher

    Governors Push for Private School Voucher
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeThe public (63%) does not support private school vouchers: every time a voucher program has been put to a vote in the past 45 years, the voters have rejected it. Despite this disapproval, Governors around the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3652

Wiemelt Knechtel Weblog

Wiemelt Knechtel Weblog

Covers cases, legislation, and developments regarding patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, FDA regulatory, life science, Paragraph IV, ANDA, Hatch-Waxman, pharma, branded & generic drugs, Lanham Act, unfair competition, false advertising, Internet, domain name, and e-commerce law.

http://www.wiemeltlaw.com/id46.html
Rank this Week: 4017

The CAPS Blog

The CAPS Blog

Highlights interesting cases, legal trends and commentary from around New York state, and beyond, for attorneys practicing law in the public sector context. By the NYSBA's Committee on Attorneys in Public Service.

http://nysbar.com/blogs/CAPS/
  • Mar 11

    JCOPE Gift Guidance

    JCOPE Gift Guidance
    For a quick summary of the state ethics code gift restrictions, JCOPE has published this handy-dandy guide-at-a-glance on the restrictions....
  • Jan 29

    Why the Gender Difference in Local Government Leaders?

    Why the Gender Difference in Local Government Leaders?
    The International City/County Management Association in Washington, D.C. recently published this interesting analysis entitled, "Women Leading Government - Why So Little Progress in 30 Years?" The article looks at the numbers and…
  • Jan 16

    Law "In the Spirit of Public Service"

    Law "In the Spirit of Public Service"
    Who practices law "in the public service?" According to this inspiring speech given by SEC Chair Mary Jo White at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting earlier this month, all lawyers have an ethical responsibility…
Rank this Week: 4024

Whistleblower Legal Update Blog

Whistleblower Legal Update Blog

A forum for thoughts, analysis, and ideas on the pressing issues facing whistleblowers today. By Stone & Magnanini, L.L.P.

http://www.whistleblowerlegalupdate.com/
  • Mar 4

    How Specific Must a Whistleblower Be in Pleading an FCA Claim?

    How Specific Must a Whistleblower Be in Pleading an FCA Claim?
    The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) require any party claiming fraud to provide specific allegations in their complaint. This includes lawsuits brought under the False Claims Act (FCA), which by definition include allegations of…
  • Feb 18

    Court Considers Public Policy Implications of Qui Tam Defendant's Counterclaim Against Whistleblower

    Court Considers Public Policy Implications of Qui Tam Defendant's Counterclaim Against Whistleblower
    In order to bring a whistleblower claim under the False Claims Act (FCA), someone has to take the risk of reporting information they have obtained from their employer regarding fraud. The law protects people from various forms of retaliation…
  • Feb 9

    Where is the Line?: When the Whistleblower Works for the Government

    Where is the Line?: When the Whistleblower Works for the Government
    As anyone who has ever seen an episode of Law & Order knows, prosecutors must often rely upon information and testimony provided by informants, whistleblowers, and even accomplices to help prosecute the most dangerous criminals. After…
Rank this Week: 3459

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: 3609

Air Force General Counsel Blog

Air Force General Counsel Blog

Covers legal issues faced by military lawyers, including the law of armed conflict, cyberlaw, military justice, and international law.

http://afgeneralcounsel.dodlive.mil/
  • Apr 2

    Signing Off

    Signing Off
    As our readers are no doubt aware, in recent months the Air Force has announced significant reductions to manpower and personnel, and our office is not exempt from these reductions. Due to reduced resources, the General Counsel's office is…
  • Apr 1

    And the Band Played On – Climate Change and Climate Adaptation

    And the Band Played On – Climate Change and Climate Adaptation
    Two public events involving climate change and national defense coincided this week. The first involves Secretary of Defense Hagel and USAID Administrator Shah highlighting climate change's role in increasing regional political instability…
  • Mar 28

    “milCloud” – Competing against the Private Sector?

    “milCloud” – Competing against the Private Sector?
    On March 18, the Defense Information Systems Agency (“DISA”) announced the milCloud service, a government-operated cloud tailored to DoD needs. Two computing centers have implemented milCloud for DoD’s unclassified network…
Rank this Week: 3301

UK Freedom of Information Law…

UK Freedom of Information Law Update

A discussion of the latest Freedom of Information Act decisions of the United Kingdom's Information Commissioner and the Information Tribunal.

http://www.informationlaw.org.uk
Rank this Week: 4546

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston BRAC…

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston BRAC Blog

Covers the challenges and opportunities of Base Realignment and Closure ("BRAC") and its impact on the region's business community from a legal perspective

http://wtpbracblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    Where Everyone Live

    Where Everyone Live
    This is where the Maryland BRAC-related job holders live.- Brad Aaron
  • Sep 15

    It's Over and Where We Go from Here

    It's Over and Where We Go from Here
    Well, today is the official end of BRAC 2005 and Maryland, while continuing to face many challenges from the consolidation, was an overall winner, gaining jobs (and a lot more traffic).While we will continue to follow the repercussions of…
  • Sep 9

    Ominous News for the Mark Center

    Ominous News for the Mark Center
    The Mark Center - which has been an ongoing source of controversy due to the projected inability of the surrounding transportation network to handle the additional BRAC traffic - is now the subject of a disturbing report regarding its…
Rank this Week: 4790

Johnny California

Johnny California

Analysis, explanation of of California law, government, and politics (with a special focus on the epic mess known as the California ballot proposition system).

http://johnnycalifornia.com/
Rank this Week: 3864

PA Municipal and Zoning Law Blog

PA Municipal and Zoning Law Blog

Covers municipal, zoning, and land use law in Pennsylvania. Published by Jeff Osmond of Osmond Law.

http://pamunicipallawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Trip to Arkansa

    Trip to Arkansa
    Well you never know where a municipal law practice may take you. I spent last Monday flying to Arkansas on a chartered jet. The purpose of the trip was to view a housing complex for gas drilling rig workers that Nomac Drilling wishes to…
  • Jun 12

    Right to Know Applies to Volunteer Fire Companie

    Right to Know Applies to Volunteer Fire Companie
    On April 3 of this year the Office of Open Records made a final determination on an appeal under the Right To Know Law. The matter was captioned as Scott Pierce v. Morris Township and Morris Township Volunteer Fire Company In the case, Pierce…
  • May 21

    Marcellus Shale Part 2

    Marcellus Shale Part 2
    The other issue that has recently developed as a result of the Marcellus Shale play stems from the installation of pipelines or transmission lines from the wells. Some municipalities havve been approached by companies to use the…
Rank this Week: 4608

Parliamentary Blog

Parliamentary Blog

Offers information about parliamentary procedure and Robert's Rules of Order. By Dan Lynch.

http://www.raplyn.com
  • Jan 19

    President of the Ontario Association of Parliamentarian

    President of the Ontario Association of Parliamentarian
    In the summer of 2007, the president of the Ontario Association of Parliamentarians was injured in a serious car accident. Over the past year and a half, in my role as vice-president, I’ve been helping her to carry the load. Tonight,…
  • Jan 18

    The launch of Raplyn Consulting

    The launch of Raplyn Consulting
    As of January 18, my parliamentary consulting business, formerly known as Dan Lynch, Professional Registered Parliamentarian, is now called Raplyn Consulting. This represents the third major change to the business in the last three months. …
  • Dec 18

    New name and branding for my busine

    New name and branding for my busine
    Over the past few months, I have been working to develop a new name and branding strategy for my business. In the coming weeks, this will finally be realized, in both the physical world and here on the Internet.
Rank this Week: 4564

Equal Vote

Equal Vote

Information and insight on the laws governing federal, state and local elections. By Michael E. Moritz College of Law Professor Dan Tokaji.

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: 4538

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…
Rank this Week: 4602

Corporate Law and Democracy

Corporate Law and Democracy

A repository of ideas, comments and papers on a range of issues related to corporate law and democracy. By Boston College Law School Professor Renee Jones.

http://reneejones.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 18

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?
    Susan Antilla of Bloomberg news published a recent column  revisiting the question of the continued viability of state securities regulators’ enforcement authority.  I spoke to Susan about my research  on the issue and I am quoted in…
  • Nov 18

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?
    Susan Antilla of Bloomberg news published a recent column  revisiting the question of the continued viability of state securities regulators’ enforcement authority.  I spoke to Susan about my research  on the issue…
  • Sep 19

    Bailout-palooza

    Bailout-palooza
    The federal goverment’s proposal for a bailout of the financial industry sounded somewhat familiar to me.  I remembered that I had blogged about a similar proposal about a year ago on Conglomerate.
Rank this Week: 4761