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Whistleblower Law Blog

Whistleblower Law Blog

Covers legislation, news and cases for whistleblowers and those who represent them. By The Employment Group.

http://employmentlawgroupblog.com
Rank this Week: 224

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: 290

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice…

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

Covers medical malpractice, product liability, public health and tort reform. By Regan Zambri & Long.

http://www.dcmedmalblog.com/
Rank this Week: 271

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/
  • Mar 5

    Snowden Still A Traitor, Now Talks Like a Loser Too

    Snowden Still A Traitor, Now Talks Like a Loser Too
    “I would love to go back and face a fair trial, but unfortunately … there is no fair trial available, on offer right now,” Snowden told the Canadian media. Who does this fellow think he is? He’s been in Russia one day…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 397

Koehler Law

Koehler Law

Uses topical issues to examine different crimes in Washington, D.C. Discusses individual crimes and defense strategies. Ruminates on the challenges of law practice and being a solo practitioner. By Jamison Koehler.

http://koehlerlaw.net
  • Mar 5

    Court-Appointed Lawyers: Too Busy? Lighten Your Case Load

    Court-Appointed Lawyers: Too Busy? Lighten Your Case Load
    I will not take cases away from the Public Defender Service. How can I take someone’s money when that person is already getting top-notch legal representation for free? I am trying to make a living. But I also have to live with myself.…
  • Mar 3

    Saidi v. U.S.: No Special Findings in Defense-of-Property Case

    Saidi v. U.S.: No Special Findings in Defense-of-Property Case
    You are allowed to use a reasonable amount of force to protect property.  This is true “regardless of any actual or threatened injury to the property by the trespasser.”  Moreover, upon timely request with sufficient…
  • Feb 25

    Three Voices in Writing

    Three Voices in Writing
                            H/T Ken White
Rank this Week: 445

Patient Safety Blog

Patient Safety Blog

Covers healthcare, disclosure, medical error, product safety, standard of care, surgery, and travel risks. By Patrick Malone.

http://www.protectpatientsblog.com/
  • Mar 5

    Tougher Standards Change Ratings for Nursing Home

    Tougher Standards Change Ratings for Nursing Home
    For a long time, nursing home ratings have been criticized as inaccurate and inflated, so last month federal officials recalibrated the standards by which they are judged for quality. As a result, the ratings fell for nearly 1 in 3 such…
  • Mar 4

    Too Many Docs Prescribe Drugs Off-Label Too Often

    Too Many Docs Prescribe Drugs Off-Label Too Often
    Although drug companies are not allowed to promote or market their products for any use other than those approved by the FDA, doctors may prescribe drugs to some patients to treat conditions other than those included in FDA approval.…
  • Mar 3

    Why Can’t Government ‘Experts’ Settle on Nutritional Guidelines?

    Why Can’t Government ‘Experts’ Settle on Nutritional Guidelines?
    As widely reported last month, including in the New York Times, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has eased some of its previous restrictions on fat and cholesterol, and recommended that Americans significantly reduce how much sugar…
Rank this Week: 516

Dewey B Strategic

Dewey B Strategic

Explores issues relating to risk, value, strategy, libraries, knowledge and the legal profession. By Jean P. O'Grady.

http://deweybstrategic.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 743

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By Kaiser, LeGrand & Dillon PLLC.

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

    Short Wins - the Third Level Edition

    Short Wins - the Third Level Edition
    The third level for acceptance of responsibility is interesting - it's one area where some courts have held the government has pretty much unfettered discretion to decide whether or not it should apply. Basically, a person is supposed to get…
  • Feb 12

    The Seventh Circuit Continues to Make Entrapment Meaningful

    The Seventh Circuit Continues to Make Entrapment Meaningful
    Entrapment is making a comeback. As a defense I mean. It started making a comeback as a government tactic shortly after September 11 before it migrated to the non-national security law enforcement world. And the Seventh Circuit appears to…
  • Feb 11

    Short Wins - the Restitution Edition

    Short Wins - the Restitution Edition
    In this set of short wins, the one that I'd like to call attention to is United States v. Cuti. Restitution is not a sexy issue. It isn't as fun to read about as, say, a Brady fight, or a glaring evidentiary problem at a trial. But it's…
Rank this Week: 744

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

Covers the Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control and its Specially Designated Nationals list. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://ofac-sdn-list-removal.com/
Rank this Week: 648

Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

Covers energy and regulatory agencies. By Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC.

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
Rank this Week: 1060

The Corporate Observer

The Corporate Observer

Offers a trial lawyer's perspective on corporate misconduct. By Steve Berk.

http://www.thecorporateobserver.com/
  • Jun 20

    A Sad Day for Small Business and Consumer

    A Sad Day for Small Business and Consumer
    Today’s 5 to 4 decision by the United States Supreme Court perhaps puts the final nail in the coffin of consumers’ and now small businesses’ abilities to assert their statutory rights  and maintain a “level…
  • Jun 6

    DC Bar Treasurer, Steven N. Berk: The Timing Was Right

    DC Bar Treasurer, Steven N. Berk: The Timing Was Right
    Until this past May, I hadn’t run for anything since the 8th grade.  Then it was president of the class, no less, but, it was 8th grade.  We’re talking about the tail end of the Nixon administration and a Cubs team that…
  • Apr 4

    T-Mobile’s Simplified Plans – Simply Misleading

    T-Mobile’s Simplified Plans – Simply Misleading
    T-Mobile made a splash last week when it announced it would begin carrying the iPhone without a contract. The company has also made headlines with a new advertisement campaign claiming We’re cancelling our membership in the…
Rank this Week: 1035

Unpaid Overtime Blog

Unpaid Overtime Blog

Covers Fair Labor Standards Act developments, including recent case law and legislation. By The Employment Law Group.

http://www.unpaidovertimeblog.com/cms/index.php
Rank this Week: 832

Washington D.C. Employment Law…

Washington D.C. Employment Law Update

Covers labor and employment law developments in Washington, D.C. By Littler.

http://www.littler.com/blog/dc-employment-law-update
Rank this Week: 1184

The D.C. Law Report

The D.C. Law Report

Covers developments in the law of the District of Columbia. By Douglas C. Melcher.

http://dclaw.net/
  • Feb 15

    Superior Court Releases Data on Jury Trial Verdicts in Medical Malpractice, Slip-and-Fall, and Auto Accident Cases for 2014

    Superior Court Releases Data on Jury Trial Verdicts in Medical Malpractice, Slip-and-Fall, and Auto Accident Cases for 2014
    The Superior Court of the District of Columbia recently released compilations of data regarding jury trial verdicts in medical malpractice, slip-and-fall, and auto accident cases for 2014 (i.e., January 1, 2014 through December 31,…
  • Feb 1

    News Briefs: January 2015

    News Briefs: January 2015
    » On January 2, 2015, Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie became Chair of the D.C. Council’s Committee on the Judiciary. To view a biographical statement and other information about Councilmember McDuffie, click here.…
  • Feb 1

    Court Opinions: January 2015

    Court Opinions: January 2015
    In January 2015, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals published the opinions listed below. The opinions listed below are organized by type or source of appeal. To retrieve an electronic copy of any of these opinions from the…
Rank this Week: 1105

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 1228

Price Benowitz Law Blog

Price Benowitz Law Blog

Covers Maryland and DC personal injury issues.

http://pricebenowitzlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 31

    DC Bike Laws for Riding on the Street or Sidewalk

    DC Bike Laws for Riding on the Street or Sidewalk
    Riding a bicycle in an urban environment like Washington DC, can be a confusing experience. Should you ride in the street with other vehicles?
  • Dec 31

    DC Bike Laws for Riding on the Street or Sidewalk

    DC Bike Laws for Riding on the Street or Sidewalk
    Riding a bicycle in an urban environment like Washington DC, can be a confusing experience. Should you ride in the street with other vehicles?
  • Dec 19

    DC Contributory Negligence in Bike Accident

    DC Contributory Negligence in Bike Accident
    People are excited about bicycles in Washington, DC. According to the DC Department of Transportation, 9,300 District residents biked to work in 2010.
Rank this Week: 1145

LexDigerati

LexDigerati

Focuses on technology policy, social media, intellectual property, antitrust and Internet isssues. By Glenn B. Manishin.

http://manishin.com/law
Rank this Week: 1324

Maryland Injury and Disability Law

Maryland Injury and Disability Law

Covers injury and disability issues. By Greenberg & Bederman, LLP.

http://www.mdinjurydisabilitylaw.com/
  • Apr 3

    Social Security Disability Is Not Welfare

    Social Security Disability Is Not Welfare
    One aspect of our practice is working with some of our injured clients to help them get through the Social Security Disability Insurance process. We don’t have to do this with all of our clients. Some of our clients suffer injuries that…
  • Apr 3

    Colonial Parking Faces Lawsuit for Serious Injury

    Colonial Parking Faces Lawsuit for Serious Injury
    Petula Dvorak is a columnist for the Washington Post, but not the sort of columnist that grabs national headlines or gets invited to cable talk shows. She covers Washington, DC, the place where regular people work and live, and not…
  • Mar 14

    Senseless Teenage Accident Deaths in Ohio

    Senseless Teenage Accident Deaths in Ohio
      As far as car accidents go, you really can’t get much worse than this: “A car crash in Ohio this weekend killed 6 teens. The Honda Passport was carrying eight teenagers when it crashed into a guardrail just south of Warren,…
Rank this Week: 1196

Washington DC Metro Medical…

Washington DC Metro Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice and birth injury cases. By Stein, Mitchell, Muse & Cipollone LLP

http://www.washingtondcmetromedicalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 4

    Study finds tort reform ineffective solution for reducing health care cost

    Study finds tort reform ineffective solution for reducing health care cost
    A recent study of Medicare spending in Texas found that doctors' fees for seniors and disabled patients remain high, despite an amendment to the Texas state constitution passed in 2003 to limit payouts in medical malpractice lawsuits. …
  • Aug 30

    Complications After Giving Birth

    Complications After Giving Birth
    Laurie A. Amell, Esq., a nurse and a medical malpractice attorney at Stein, Mitchell, Muse & Cipollone LLP, handled a case where defendant failed to diagnose a female patient properly. She gave a family history of malignant hypertension as…
  • Aug 27

    Stroke Prevention

    Stroke Prevention
    Strokes occur in patients when there is bleeding in the brain, or when a blood clot forms in the blood vessels of the brain or travels to the brain from a different organ, typically the heart. Factors that influence blood clot formation are…
Rank this Week: 1383

Arocho Law Office's Nonprofit Blog

Arocho Law Office's Nonprofit Blog

Covers news, events and ideas involving non-profit and tax-exempt organizations. By Antonio "Tony" Arocho.

http://lawyerfornonprofits.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 11

    Year-End Happy Hour for Nonprofit Leaders-Dec. 15th

    Year-End Happy Hour for Nonprofit Leaders-Dec. 15th
    You are cordially invited to attend the premier year-end Happy Hour and Networking event for Nonprofit Leaders on Wednesday,December 15th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Mio Restaurant, 1110 Vermont Avenue, NW (Vermont & L Street/near McPherson…
  • Oct 21

    CDFI Funding Opportunity!

    CDFI Funding Opportunity!
    The U.S. Department of the Treasury just recently released a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the FY 2011 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund. The CDFI Fund is intended to expand the capacity of financial …
  • Oct 14

    Facebook Page & Twitter Posts for the week of October 3rd

    Facebook Page & Twitter Posts for the week of October 3rd
    This is a summary of posts for the week of October 3rd to Twitter and the
Rank this Week: 1139

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment…

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment Blog

Covers environmental law. By Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal.

http://we-blog-meyerglitz.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 5

    Ringling Brothers Announces It Will No Longer Use Elephants In Its Circu

    Ringling Brothers Announces It Will No Longer Use Elephants In Its Circu
    Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus today announced that it will finally phase out the use of Asian elephants in its Circus.  See New York Times.  With the help of many animal advocates and elephant experts, the…
  • Feb 9

    Legal Effort Launched To Save Rare Evergaldes Bird From Extinction

    Legal Effort Launched To Save Rare Evergaldes Bird From Extinction
    On behalf of the Center for Biological Diversity and renowned biologist Dr. Stuart Pimm, we have put the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Fish and Wildlife Service on formal notice that the Corps’ activities in managing water resources…
  • Feb 5

    Groups Object To Use Of Plutonium At The National Ignition Facility

    Groups Object To Use Of Plutonium At The National Ignition Facility
    On behalf of NRDC and Tri-Valley CAREs, we have objected to plans for using plutonium in experiments at the National Ignition Facility (NIF), a Rose Bowl-sized laser facility at the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory in Livermore,…
Rank this Week: 1737

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

Covers intellectual property in the chemical, biotech, and pharmaceutical fields. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

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

    STRONG Patents Act Would Fix Micro Entity Gap

    STRONG Patents Act Would Fix Micro Entity Gap
    Senator Coons (D-Del) has introduced patent reform legislation that is similar to but different from the Goodlatte Innovation Act pending in the House. One section of S. 632 that does not have a parallel in H.R. 9 relates to micro entity…
  • Mar 1

    Federal Circuit Upholds Patent Term Adjustment Deduction For IDS Filed After Restriction Requirement

    Federal Circuit Upholds Patent Term Adjustment Deduction For IDS Filed After Restriction Requirement
    In Gilead Sciences, Inc. v. Lee, the Federal Circuit upheld the USPTO’s interpretation of the Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) statute as permitting the USPTO to charge “Applicant Delay” when an Information Disclosure Statement…
  • Feb 25

    A Second Look At The Innovation Act Obviousness Type Double Patenting Statute

    A Second Look At The Innovation Act Obviousness Type Double Patenting Statute
    When the Innovation Act first was introduced, I was skeptical of the proposed obviousness-type double patenting statute. I did not understand why some thought that patents that fall under the First-Inventor-To-File provisions of the American…
Rank this Week: 2208

Law and the Environment

Law and the Environment

Covers environmental law issues, including CERCLA, climate change, permitting, and renewable energy. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.lawandenvironment.com/
  • Mar 3

    Self Righteousness Still Does Not Help the Environmentalists’ Cause

    Self Righteousness Still Does Not Help the Environmentalists’ Cause
    Fully five years ago, I noted that the cavalier treatment by government officials of FOIA requests made by opponents of government policy revealed a degree of self-righteousness that was both offensive and self-defeating – because it…
  • Mar 2

    MassDEP — A Voice of Reason in the Stormwater Permitting Debate

    MassDEP — A Voice of Reason in the Stormwater Permitting Debate
    EPA has been working to craft a general permit for small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems for quite some time.  The most recent draft permit, published last September, has received significant comment, most recently from the…
  • Feb 27

    No Competitors In My Backyard?

    No Competitors In My Backyard?
    In Paradise Lost, John Milton wrote that “easy is the descent into Hell, for it is paved with good intentions.”  A modern environmental lawyer might say that the road to waste, inefficiency, and obstruction is paved with good…
Rank this Week: 2056

Contingency Business Litigation…

Contingency Business Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers foreclosure litigation, qui tam, insider trading and business lawsuits. By The Ferraro Law Firm.

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

    Apple Loses Big to Small Texas Firm in Patent Case

    Apple Loses Big to Small Texas Firm in Patent Case
    It was the case of a massive technology firm versus a small company accusing it of patent violations. The outcome revealed that once again, civil litigation is one way to even the playing field between disparate parties. In the end, deep…
  • Jan 26

    Gr8code LLC v. Gr8code International - Florida Business Lawsuit Filed

    Gr8code LLC v. Gr8code International - Florida Business Lawsuit Filed
    The former CEO of a limited liability corporation founded in Florida has filed a lawsuit against a similarly named firm and its founders and investors - her former partners - for allegedly pushing her out of her administrative position and…
  • Jan 16

    Florida Craft Brewery Lawsuit Pits Manufacturers Against Distributors, Retailer

    Florida Craft Brewery Lawsuit Pits Manufacturers Against Distributors, Retailer
    A lawsuit filed by the Florida Retail Federation against the state Department of Business and Professional Regulation targets the way the state licenses microbreweries to sell craft beer. A number of other groups that represent beer…
Rank this Week: 2362

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

Covers global privacy and data security. By Covington & Burling LLP.

http://www.insideprivacy.com
Rank this Week: 2187

Washington DC Injury Lawyer Blog

Washington DC Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers the legal rights of persons injured in car accidents and motorcycle accidents. By Lebowitz & Mzhen.

http://www.washingtondcinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    Chinatown Accident Kills One and Injures Several Others in Northwest DC

    Chinatown Accident Kills One and Injures Several Others in Northwest DC
    Earlier this week in the Chinatown area of Washington, D.C., one man was killed when an SUV rolled over him, pinning him underneath until emergency responders were able to free him. According to one local news report, the accident occurred at…
  • Feb 17

    Student Loses Slip-and-Fall Against School for Failing to Prove School’s Negligence

    Student Loses Slip-and-Fall Against School for Failing to Prove School’s Negligence
    Earlier this year, the Wyoming Supreme Court heard a case brought by an eighth-grade student against her middle school. The student, who slipped and fell while changing after a mandatory swimming class, claimed that the school was negligent…
  • Feb 10

    Yet Another Modification to the NFL Concussion Settlement Proposal

    Yet Another Modification to the NFL Concussion Settlement Proposal
    For the past several years, the NFL has been in settlement negotiations with a class of over 5,000 players who allege the league misled them as to the effects of repeated traumatic head injuries. In recent news, according to one news…
Rank this Week: 1566

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Published by Nationally Focused Mesothelioma Attorneys. The Ferraro Law Firm

http://www.mesotheliomalawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 9

    Garlock Settles All Future Asbestos Claims in Precedent-Setting Deal

    Garlock Settles All Future Asbestos Claims in Precedent-Setting Deal
    In a precedent-setting settlement deal with future asbestos claimants, Garlock Sealing Technologies agreed to pay nearly $360 million over the course of the next four decades. However, the actual amount available to future claimants will be…
  • Jan 26

    Unsafe Asbestos Removal Targeted by Regulator

    Unsafe Asbestos Removal Targeted by Regulator
    In the years since the dangers of asbestos have become widely known, state and federal regulators have implemented strict guidelines for safe removal. Failure to adhere to these guidelines could sicken workers and ultimately have potentially…
  • Jan 15

    Wannall v. Honeywell Inc. - Asbestos Illness Claim Standards Altered

    Wannall v. Honeywell Inc. - Asbestos Illness Claim Standards Altered
    The standards of proof in mesothelioma illness cases vary depending on the type of claim, the identity of the defendant, and the jurisdiction. For example, workers' compensation claims are held to a different standard of proof. Likewise,…
Rank this Week: 2344

Washington DC Injury Attorney Blog

Washington DC Injury Attorney Blog

Covers car safety, auto accident, personal injury law, and medical malpractice issues. By Kenneth J. Annis & Associates.

http://www.washingtondcinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    "Move Over Law" to Include Tow Trucks as of October 1, 2014 in Maryland

    "Move Over Law" to Include Tow Trucks as of October 1, 2014 in Maryland
    The state of Maryland has passed a new traffic law which states that a driver is required to move over a lane when passing a stopped emergency vehicle. This means that if for example: A police officer is on the far right lane and is flashing…
  • Sep 4

    Check Your Vehicle for Recalls Through a New Government Website

    Check Your Vehicle for Recalls Through a New Government Website
    A new government website will help consumers, who are looking to buy a used vehicle, make a better decision about the vehicle they are interested in purchasing, by publishing open recalls on used vehicles. The government website, can use a…
  • Aug 18

    Electronic Cigarettes the Go-to- Device for Quitting Smoking

    Electronic Cigarettes the Go-to- Device for Quitting Smoking
    According to the journal "Addiction", most smokers that are trying to quit use electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) as their go-to-device for quitting smoking. It was published by the journal that smokers who use e-cigs are 60% more likely to…
Rank this Week: 2298

Insurance Defense Blog

Insurance Defense Blog

Covers civil litigation and insurance defense in Washington, D.C. By David Stratton.

http://www.insurancedefenseblog.us/
  • Aug 10

    Plaintiffs in DC cell phone litigation avoid knockout punch, for now

    Plaintiffs in DC cell phone litigation avoid knockout punch, for now
    "Can cell phones cause brain cancer?" With that question, which he did not answer, Judge Weisberg of the Superior Court for the District of Columbia began a 76-page discourse on the admissibility of the testimony of eight…
  • Aug 9

    Judicial estoppel based on bankruptcy filing affirmed in the District of Columbia

    Judicial estoppel based on bankruptcy filing affirmed in the District of Columbia
    I had previously written about judicial estoppel and lack of standing defenses that could arise from a plaintiff's prior bankruptcy filing. There is a recent decision in the District of Columbia in which judicial estoppel barred a plaintiff's…
  • Mar 2

    Maryland federal court decision on broker's failure to procure insurance

    Maryland federal court decision on broker's failure to procure insurance
    In a recent case, a homeowner brought suit in Maryland federal court against her insurance broker for negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, negligent misrepresentation, intentional misrepresentation, and fraud, after her house sustained fire…
Rank this Week: 2322

Nonprofit News

Nonprofit News

Covers the representation of nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations, including public charities, private foundations (company-sponsored and family-endowed), social welfare organizations, trade associations, hospitals, private schools, colleges and universities and charitable trusts. By Anthony & Middlebrook.

http://www.amlawteam.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    U.S. Supreme Court Delivers Hobby Lobby Opinion

    U.S. Supreme Court Delivers Hobby Lobby Opinion
    In a much anticipated ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered an opinion today on the Hobby Lobby case with Justice Alito writing the opinion.  The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, was at the center of the dispute;…
  • Dec 11

    Satanists seek spot next to Ten Commandments monument on steps of Oklahoma’s Statehouse

    Satanists seek spot next to Ten Commandments monument on steps of Oklahoma’s Statehouse
    In their zeal to tout their faith in the public square, conservatives in Oklahoma may have unwittingly opened the door to a wide range of religious groups, including satanists who are seeking to put their own statue next to a Ten Commandments…
  • Dec 5

    High court ends Liberty University lawsuit over ObamaCare

    High court ends Liberty University lawsuit over ObamaCare
    The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a challenge to ObamaCare brought by a Virginia-based Christian university, ending for now one of the biggest remaining legal fights against the health care law. The justices, in turning away the…
Rank this Week: 2155

Campaign Finance Blog

Campaign Finance Blog

Covers campaign finance, election, and political law. By William J. McGinley.

http://campaignfinanceblog.com/
  • Apr 3

    United States Supreme Court Strikes Down Aggregate Contribution Limits in McCutcheon v. FEC

    United States Supreme Court Strikes Down Aggregate Contribution Limits in McCutcheon v. FEC
    Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court struck down the aggregate contribution limits that apply to individuals on constitutional grounds in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission.    The opinion can be found here and the link…
  • Jun 25

    United States Supreme Court Issues Voting Rights Act Decision

    United States Supreme Court Issues Voting Rights Act Decision
    The United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in Shelby County, Ala. v. Holder, holding that a key provision of the Voting Rights Act (“VRA”) is unconstitutional. Listed below are the key paragraphs explaining the…
  • Jun 21

    President Announces Two Nominations For FEC

    President Announces Two Nominations For FEC
    POLITICO reports that the President has nominated Ann Ravel, a Democrat who chairs the California Fair Political Practices Commission, and Lee Goodman, a Republican election lawyer, to the Federal Election Commission.
Rank this Week: 2151

Workplace Discrimination Blog

Workplace Discrimination Blog

Covers legislation and case law pertaining to workplace discrimination and retaliation. By The Employment Law Group.

http://workplacediscriminationblog.com/cms/index.php
Rank this Week: 1826

Health Information Technology and…

Health Information Technology and Privacy Blog

Provides guidance to health care providers and facilities as they move into a new electronic era of privacy and security concerns under HIPAA and the HITECH Act. By Ober Kaler.

http://www.oberhealthinformationtechnology.com/
  • May 23

    NOIs Due Soon to Apply for 2014 ACO Program

    NOIs Due Soon to Apply for 2014 ACO Program
    The Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) for accountable care organizations (ACOs) established under the Affordable Care Act is about to kick-off its second year with a new round of applications for the January 1, 2014 start date. As part…
  • Jan 24

    HHS Overhaul of HIPAA: Summary of New Obligations for Covered Entities and Business Associate

    HHS Overhaul of HIPAA: Summary of New Obligations for Covered Entities and Business Associate
    On January 17, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) posted Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules [PDF] (the Final Rule) under the authority of the HITECH Act and the…
  • Jan 17

    New HIPAA Rule Released Today

    New HIPAA Rule Released Today
    The new HIPAA/HITECH rule in an unpublished version was released today and can be found at www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/01/25/2013-01073/modifications-to-the-hipaa-privacy-security-enforcement-and-breach-notification-rules.…
Rank this Week: 2106

Bank D&O Liability Law Blog

Bank D&O Liability Law Blog

Covers bank director and officer liability. By Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC.

http://www.bankdandolaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2285

Whistleblower Qui Tam Law Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Law Blog

Covers cGMP violations, anti-kickback laws and public disclosure. By Stein, Mitchell, Muse & Cipollone LLP

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlaw.com/
  • Aug 14

    Investigations Question the Medical Necessity of Some Cardiac Procedures Performed at HCA Hospital

    Investigations Question the Medical Necessity of Some Cardiac Procedures Performed at HCA Hospital
    Recently, the New York Times reported that HCA, the largest for-profit hospital chain in the United States with 163 facilities, knew as far back as 2002 and as recently as late 2010 that some of its cardiologists at multiple hospitals in…
  • Jul 18

    Department of Justice Officials Comment on the GSK Settlement

    Department of Justice Officials Comment on the GSK Settlement
    On July 2, 2012, a number of top officials from various government agencies gathered to announce the largest False Claims Act case in history. Deputy Attorney General James M.
  • Jul 17

    DaVita Settles Lawsuit Over Epogen Use

    DaVita Settles Lawsuit Over Epogen Use
    Recently, DaVita, Inc., a healthcare company that provides dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease, agreed to pay $55 million to resolve a decade long lawsuit filed by a whistleblower under the…
Rank this Week: 2261

Washington DC Metro Personal…

Washington DC Metro Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice and personal injury legal issues in Washington, DC. By Stein, Mitchell, Muse & Cipollone LLP

http://www.washingtondcmetropersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 7

    METRO CRASH SPURS NEW FEDERAL TRANSIT OVERSIGHT

    METRO CRASH SPURS NEW FEDERAL TRANSIT OVERSIGHT
    Now more than three years after the horrific Metro Red Line train crash that claimed the lives of nine and injured many others on June 22, 2009, Congress has mandated stronger federal oversight of public transit systems.
  • Jul 31

    AAA DECRIES TRAFFIC CAMERAS AS MONEYMAKERS

    AAA DECRIES TRAFFIC CAMERAS AS MONEYMAKERS
    As the economic slowdown drags on and budget-tightening continues nationwide, the Mid-Atlantic branch of the American Automobile Association ("AAA") has expressed heightened concern about local governments using automated law enforcement…
  • Jun 13

    VIRGINIA INSPIRES NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR LIFE-SAVING DRUG IN SCHOOLS

    VIRGINIA INSPIRES NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR LIFE-SAVING DRUG IN SCHOOLS
    Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in Congress to allow the placement of non-student-specific epinephrine in public schools. The House bill (H.R. 3627), sponsored by Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) and entitled the…
Rank this Week: 2375

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Covers business, health care, intellectual property and media law.

http://pkjlawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 2

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On
    If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans permanently traumatized by the government’s highly lauded, but horribly executed, loan modification program, take heart.  I’m here to tell you that there’s another government…
  • Feb 2

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On
    If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans permanently traumatized by the government’s highly lauded, but horribly executed, loan modification program, take heart.  I’m here to tell you that there’s…
  • Oct 27

    The Lincoln Lawyer

    The Lincoln Lawyer
    Before Abraham Lincoln became our greatest president, he was a great corporate lawyer.  And before he was a corporate lawyer, he was a brilliant trial lawyer. In the 1840s, Lincoln represented a Revolutionary War widow who had been bilked…
Rank this Week: 2116

Not Guilty

Not Guilty

Criminal defense blog written by female criminal defense attorney turned stay at home mom re-turned criminal defense attorney. By Mirriam Seddiq.

http://notguiltynoway.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    The gay marriage litmus test

    The gay marriage litmus test
    I use the term litmus test with only a vague understanding of it's meaning. I am, unfortunately, a science moron, and only remember something about paper turning purple if it's basic?
  • Jun 21

    More Unnecessary State Sanctioned Killing

    More Unnecessary State Sanctioned Killing
    I read an incredibly disturbing story today about a 26 year old former marine who was at home with his wife and two small children when a SWAT team broke into his house (ok, they had a search warrant which I'm sure was poured over by the…
  • Jun 20

    Are these your kids, ma'am?

    Are these your kids, ma'am?
    I am the mother of twin boys that will be four in August.  If you follow the blog you know that I had trouble conceiving, was on bedrest for over four months while pregnant, and then had a very difficult recovery.  All in all, actually…
Rank this Week: 2163

Arocho Law Office's Business…

Arocho Law Office's Business Microblog

Features business news, resources and links. By Antonio "Tony" Arocho.

http://yourcompanylawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 11

    Year-End Happy Hour for Executives & Business Owners - Dec. 15th

    Year-End Happy Hour for Executives & Business Owners - Dec. 15th
    You are cordially invited to attend the premier year-end Happy Hour and Networking event for Executives, Business Owners & Nonprofit Leaders on Wednesday,December 15th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Mio Restaurant, 1110 Vermont Avenue, NW…
  • Oct 14

    Facebook Page & Twitter Posts for the week of October 3rd

    Facebook Page & Twitter Posts for the week of October 3rd
    This is a summary of posts for the week of October 3rd to Twitter and the
  • Oct 13

    Invitation to attend Happy Hour being held on Wednesday, October 20th

    Invitation to attend Happy Hour being held on Wednesday, October 20th
    You are invited to the first DC Network of Nonprofit Professionals and Arocho Law Office Happy Hour being held on Wednesday, October 20th from 500pm to 630pm at Mio Restaurant & Cafe, 1110 Vermont Ave NW # 1, Washington, DC 20005-3575.
Rank this Week: 2295

All of DC is Still the 'Hood

All of DC is Still the 'Hood

Life as a Howard University School of Law student in Washington, DC

http://selaw.wordpress.com
  • Jun 4

    Minority = Diversity

    Minority = Diversity
    Today, at around 6:00pm, I learned how not to play the game of getting an offer from a BigLaw firm.  I had a long day because I was working on multiple assignments and having lunch and coffee, you know the normal workday as a summer…
  • Jun 4

    Minority = Diversity

    Minority = Diversity
    Today, at around 6:00pm, I learned how not to play the game of getting an offer from a BigLaw firm.  I had a long day because I was working on multiple assignments and having lunch and coffee, you know the normal workday as a summer…
  • Jun 1

    First Day at the Firm

    First Day at the Firm
    So today was my first day at the BigLaw firm, and like all other summers starting today, I now have a huge headache.  My headache probably started around 2:3opm, which was right around the time that we took our first break from our 3-hour…
Rank this Week: 2127

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

Offers insights on current developments in the intellectual property space, and discusses patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright information and news.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
  • Mar 5

    Carly Fiorina says Innovation Act only benefits large corporations, not innovator

    Carly Fiorina says Innovation Act only benefits large corporations, not innovator
    Carly Fiorina: '[W]atch carefully who is supporting that [the Innovation Act]. It’s not the small it’s the big. It’s the big companies whose ongoing economic benefit depends upon their ability to acquire innovations and…
  • Mar 5

    Senator Coons – Patents are about the American Dream

    Senator Coons – Patents are about the American Dream
    Senator Coons: ''[P]atents are not just foundational. Patents are really about the American Dream. They are about what it means to come to this country or be from this country and believe in the possibility that you and a team of folks that…
  • Mar 5

    LexisNexis TotalPatent Launches Improved Version of Semantic Search

    LexisNexis TotalPatent Launches Improved Version of Semantic Search
    Semantic search through TotalPatent has been recently refined to deliver search results that are more relevant and precise than ever, and do not require complex Boolean searches. The latest release builds on the past six years of development…
Rank this Week: 4097

Employee Benefits Law Report

Employee Benefits Law Report

Covers legal developments and trends affecting employee benefits. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.employeebenefitslawreport.com
  • Mar 5

    Supreme Court revisits Obamacare

    Supreme Court revisits Obamacare
    Veteran observers of the United States Supreme Court regularly and wisely advise not to make too much out of the questions asked by the justices during oral argument as a predictor of ultimate outcome.  Having said that, the first…
  • Feb 25

    Expanding the definition of fiduciary under ERISA—déjà vu all over again

    Expanding the definition of fiduciary under ERISA—déjà vu all over again
    The United States Department of Labor (the “DOL”) submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (the “OMB”) a revised version of the “conflict of interest” rule expanding the definition of the term…
  • Feb 24

    Who is “participant” in a nonqualified plan? Second Circuit case highlights importance of defined term

    Who is “participant” in a nonqualified plan? Second Circuit case highlights importance of defined term
    One issue that sometimes arises when drafting a nonqualified plan document (or qualified plan for that matter) is how to define a “participant” in the plan. Typically, a plan will define “participant” broadly to…
Rank this Week: 2612

Chronicle of Data Protection

Chronicle of Data Protection

Covers consumer privacy, data security, HIPAA, financial privacy and EU privacy. By Hogan Lovells.

http://www.hldataprotection.com
  • Mar 5

    NTIA Launches Multistakeholder Process to Develop Privacy Best Practices for Commercial and Private Unmanned Aircraft System

    NTIA Launches Multistakeholder Process to Develop Privacy Best Practices for Commercial and Private Unmanned Aircraft System
    On March 4, the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration announced it is seeking comments on how to structure a new multistakeholder process to develop best practices for commercial and…
  • Mar 5

    The Auto Industry Is Serious About Connected Car Privacy

    The Auto Industry Is Serious About Connected Car Privacy
    An issue that has started to appear on the privacy agenda is privacy and the “connected car.” Automakers here in the United States have taken the lead on privacy, and have answers to many of the inevitable privacy questions. Late…
  • Mar 4

    The Law of Securing Consumer Data on Networked Computer

    The Law of Securing Consumer Data on Networked Computer
    The status of consumer data security law in the United States is at a crossroads. Last week, the White House released a discussion draft of its Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2015, which would require businesses collecting personal…
Rank this Week: 2876

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/
  • Mar 4

    Non-Manufacturer Rule: Foreign-Made Products Didn’t Qualify

    Non-Manufacturer Rule: Foreign-Made Products Didn’t Qualify
    A contractor did not qualify as a small business under the non-manufacturer rule where it proposed to sell foreign-made products–even though the contractor itself was well below the solicitation’s 500-employee size standard. In a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3080

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Covers listing decisions, critical habitats and endangered species litigation. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
Rank this Week: 4131