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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: 246

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
  • Apr 24

    NLRB Quickie Election Rule will not be Halted During Litigation, DC Judge Rule

    NLRB Quickie Election Rule will not be Halted During Litigation, DC Judge Rule
    Ilyse Wolens Schuman A federal judge in the District of Columbia refused to enjoin the implementation of the National Labor Relations Board's new expedited election rule while the lawsuit to revoke the rule is pending. In…
  • Apr 23

    Summary of Recent Significant NLRB Cases Now Available

    Summary of Recent Significant NLRB Cases Now Available
    Littler Shareholder William Emanuel has released his semi-annual report on significant decisions issued by the National Labor Relations Board. The latest report covers notable decisions published in the NLRB's weekly summaries from…
  • Apr 16

    EEOC Issues Proposed Rule Addressing ADA Compliance and Wellness Program

    EEOC Issues Proposed Rule Addressing ADA Compliance and Wellness Program
    Ilyse Wolens Schuman The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued a proposal to provide guidance on how to structure an employee wellness program without running afoul of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The…
Rank this Week: 369

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/
  • Apr 5

    News Briefs: March 2015

    News Briefs: March 2015
    » On March 2, 2015, the Judicial Nomination Commission announced that it has recommended three individuals to fill a vacancy on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia due to the retirement of Judge Herbert B. Dixon Jr. The…
  • Apr 5

    Court Opinions: March 2015

    Court Opinions: March 2015
    In March 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…
  • Mar 29

    Legislation Enacted Amending Statute of Limitations Applicable to Third-Person Negligence Claims Brought By Recipients of Workers’ Compensation

    Legislation Enacted Amending Statute of Limitations Applicable to Third-Person Negligence Claims Brought By Recipients of Workers’ Compensation
    On February 26, 2015, the Workers’ Compensation Statute of Limitations Amendment Act of 2014 (Law 20-159) (the “Act”) became effective. By way of background, the District of Columbia Workers’ Compensation Act…
Rank this Week: 539

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: 462

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/
  • Apr 24

    Short Wins - the More on Restitution Edition

    Short Wins - the More on Restitution Edition
    It's a catch-up blast of short wins today following my Spring Break. My favorite of the bunch, continuing on our recent restitution cases, is United States v. Foley. There, the district court ordered restitution that was outside the offense…
  • Mar 25

    Maybe Not the Best Defense, or, Why a Gratuity is Not a Bribe, or Honest Services Fraud

    Maybe Not the Best Defense, or, Why a Gratuity is Not a Bribe, or Honest Services Fraud
    The Seventh Circuit's opinion in United States v. Hawkins - written by Easterbrook - presents a fascinating legal defense. When is getting money from someone for side benefits from the government bribery and when is it fraud? Mr. Hawkins and…
  • Mar 17

    Short Wins - The Flight Attendant Edition

    Short Wins - The Flight Attendant Edition
    This week's favorite Short Win is United States v. Gray. I say this less because of the legal issue involved - a jury instruction for "malice" - than for how much fun the opinion is to read. Here's the opening: Words are slippery things.…
Rank this Week: 565

The Poblete DC Dispatches

The Poblete DC Dispatches

Features updates on regulatory and public policy matters in Washington, DC in national security, trade, and international law.

http://jasonpoblete.com/
  • Apr 23

    Raul Castro Fears This More Than Anything Else

    Raul Castro Fears This More Than Anything Else
    Raul Castro is a coward. That is, in part, why he has always been, and always will be, second fiddle to his brother Fidel. He is also a cold-blooded murderer, possibly, a character flaw that Castro uses to overcompensate for his Napoleonic,…
  • Apr 19

    Drop All Hyphens and Ethnic Labels from GOP Politic

    Drop All Hyphens and Ethnic Labels from GOP Politic
    When my ancestors, yes (I’m old enough to have them already), fled Communist Cuba in the 1960s for freedom, they did so to start a new life, as Americans. Not as Cuban-Americans. Not as a Latino or Latino-American. Not as a Hispanic or…
  • Apr 15

    Americans Murdered By Terrorists, Do Not Matter

    Americans Murdered By Terrorists, Do Not Matter
    Americans murdered by a terrorist state, do not matter. The families of Americans seeking justice for murders by terror state, again, do not matter.That is the message that President Obama and his national security team telegraphed to the…
Rank this Week: 588

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

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

http://www.insideprivacy.com
Rank this Week: 635

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/
  • Apr 20

    Provision Passed by House Protects Healthcare Provider

    Provision Passed by House Protects Healthcare Provider
    Legislation recently passed by the House of Representatives includes a provision that will effectively protect doctors and other healthcare workers against medical malpractice lawsuits, according to the New York Times. The primary purpose of…
  • Apr 15

    Alarming Statistics on Medical and Obstetrical Error

    Alarming Statistics on Medical and Obstetrical Error
    We all turn to doctors and other healthcare providers to treat injuries and illnesses; however, sometimes a doctor actually causes harm. In fact, medical errors occur far more often than most people realize. Obstetrical errors, in particular,…
  • Mar 26

    Understanding the Implications of a Possible Supreme Court Ruling Against the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

    Understanding the Implications of a Possible Supreme Court Ruling Against the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
    This summer, the Supreme Court will hand down a decision in King v. Burwell that could have profound ramifications for the future of the Affordable Care Act, known colloquially as Obamacare. If the Supreme Court decides to rules against the…
Rank this Week: 850

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Committee member of National Quality Forum settles False Claims Act case, paying $1 million
    On March 2, the Department of Justice announced that a Laguna Beach, California-based physician, Dr. Charles Denham, had agreed to pay $1 million to settle civil claims that he accepted kickbacks from CareFusion, Inc., to recommend the use of…
Rank this Week: 734

Crime in the Suites

Crime in the Suites

Covers white collar defense issues, including civil forfeiture, federal crimes, federal sentencing and internet law. By the Ifrah Law Firm.

http://crimeinthesuites.com/
  • Mar 26

    Fifth Circuit Rules Only a Seaman Can Commit Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Fifth Circuit Rules Only a Seaman Can Commit Seaman’s Manslaughter
    A recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Court serves as a good reminder that criminal statutes say only what they say, and that it is up to the legislature to revise statutes to expand their scope if the…
  • Mar 25

    Your Mom and the Courts Agree: Naked Online Pix are Not OK

    Your Mom and the Courts Agree: Naked Online Pix are Not OK
    Since the 1990s and the rise of the Internet and social media, each one of us has become increasingly aware of the risks and dangers of unwanted posts and how fast a “discreet” image can go viral. The development and evolution of…
  • Mar 17

    Bureaucracy Unlimited

    Bureaucracy Unlimited
    This article first appeared on FEE.org – you can access this version at http://fee.org/freeman/detail/bureaucracy-unlimited Big Gov and Big Biz. Are they holding hands, shaking hands, or boxing? It depends on the day and the issue.…
Rank this Week: 715

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
Rank this Week: 1072

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
  • Apr 23

    FCC Seeks Comment on Cybersecurity Recommendations for Communications Provider

    FCC Seeks Comment on Cybersecurity Recommendations for Communications Provider
    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau has requested public input on a recent report on Cybersecurity Risk Management and Best Practices by the Communications Security, Reliability and…
  • Apr 15

    Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Issues Guidance on the Use of Drone

    Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Issues Guidance on the Use of Drone
    On 29 March, the Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data published a guidance note that supplements previous guidance on the use of closed circuit television systems and for the first time addresses the increasing use of unmanned…
  • Apr 10

    Recording and Deck from Webinar: Update on New Russia Data Localization Law

    Recording and Deck from Webinar: Update on New Russia Data Localization Law
    Thank you to everyone who participated in the Hogan Lovells webinar "Russia Data Localization Update: New Details Emerge from Meetings with Russian Regulator" on 2 April 2015. This update follows an October 2014 presentation by Hogan Lovells…
Rank this Week: 1256

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Apr 22

    Amicus Briefs On Biosimilar Patent Litigation

    Amicus Briefs On Biosimilar Patent Litigation
    Amgen has appealed the district court decision denying its motion for a preliminary injunction to keep Sandoz’ biosimilar version of Neupogen® off the market. (I wrote about the court’s decision in this article.) The…
  • Apr 20

    An In-Depth Look At USPTO Patent Quality Problem

    An In-Depth Look At USPTO Patent Quality Problem
    The comment period for the USPTO’s proposed patent quality initiatives is open until May 6, 2015, and the Office of Inspector General for the Commerce Department has given stakeholders plenty to think about in its final…
  • Apr 13

    Stricter Standing For Inter Partes Review?

    Stricter Standing For Inter Partes Review?
    Neither the statutes nor the regulations governing Inter Partes Review (IPR) require the party challenging the patent to have been charged with infringement, or even to establish any interest in practicing the claimed subject matter. While…
Rank this Week: 1312

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: 1218

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/
  • Apr 16

    Majority Support for a Carbon Tax?

    Majority Support for a Carbon Tax?
    What are the politics of climate change?  A new poll done by Stanford University and Resources for the Future suggests that the public may be more ready to regulate carbon than has previously been thought.  When asked if “the…
  • Apr 14

    Perhaps a Corps Jurisdictional Interpretation is Final Agency Action After All

    Perhaps a Corps Jurisdictional Interpretation is Final Agency Action After All
    After Sackett, the question on everyone’s mind was “How far does it go?”  The first test of that question was the decision by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals – not known as a bastion of liberalism – in…
  • Apr 11

    If MassDEP Cannot Promulgate New Regulations Absent Compliance with Executive Order 562, What About Guidance Documents?

    If MassDEP Cannot Promulgate New Regulations Absent Compliance with Executive Order 562, What About Guidance Documents?
    For your humble blogger, Executive Order 562, recently issued by Governor Baker, is the gift that keeps on giving.  Receipt of a notice today regarding MassDEP’s consideration of its draft vapor intrusion guidance document made me…
Rank this Week: 1278

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Published by Nationally Focused Mesothelioma Attorneys. The Ferraro Law Firm

http://www.mesotheliomalawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 1

    Kaenzig v. Charles B. Chrystal Co. - Talc Asbestos Verdict for Plaintiff Affirmed

    Kaenzig v. Charles B. Chrystal Co. - Talc Asbestos Verdict for Plaintiff Affirmed
    A landmark asbestos case verdict against a talc supplier has withstood appeal in New Jersey, where the appellate court affirmed a $1.6 million judgment in favor of the plaintiff, who was allegedly exposed to the asbestos-contaminated talcum…
  • Apr 1

    Asbestos Lawsuit Seeks Millions for Medical Monitoring

    Asbestos Lawsuit Seeks Millions for Medical Monitoring
    The workmen tasked with renovation of a county courthouse in Missouri in the early 1980s were exposed to asbestos on a daily basis and without necessary protections. So too were those who worked nearby, according to a new lawsuit. When…
  • Mar 17

    Judge Refuses Dismissal of Veteran's Asbestos Disease Claim

    Judge Refuses Dismissal of Veteran's Asbestos Disease Claim
    Refusing an asbestos defendant's request to dismiss a claim by a Navy veteran for liability for his illness, a federal judge ruled plaintiff's list of seven ships on which he served is sufficient proof of exposure to the toxic substance. The…
Rank this Week: 1253

Beyond Telecom Law Blog

Beyond Telecom Law Blog

Covers telecom policy, services agreements and data security/privacy. By Keller and Heckman LLP.

http://www.beyondtelecomlawblog.com
  • Mar 30

    The Open Internet Order - In Brief

    The Open Internet Order - In Brief
    The entry summarizes the major elements of the Open Internet Order.  An analysis of the FCC’s policy determinations and reasoning for regulating broadband internet access service as a Title II telecommunications service will be…
  • Feb 19

    Net Neutrality: Neutral on Broadband Investment

    Net Neutrality: Neutral on Broadband Investment
    The FCC’s Monthly Meeting scheduled for 26 February 2015 is both widely-anticipated and one in series of continuing events.  The FCC will likely adopt its net neutrality order and order preempting certain state restrictions on…
  • Feb 11

    Video Interview: Discussing the FCC's Net Neutrality Proposal with LXBN TV

    Video Interview: Discussing the FCC's Net Neutrality Proposal with LXBN TV
    Following up on my posts on the subject, I had the opportunity to discuss FCC Commissioner Tom Wheeler's announcement of a new Net Neutrality proposal with Colin O'Keefe of LXBN. In it I explain why the FCC wouldn't really regulate the…
Rank this Week: 1298

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

By Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC.

http://lawblog.boilapc.com/
Rank this Week: 1317

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: 1277

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: 1314

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: 1306

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/
  • Apr 24

    Q&A on Medicine’s New Horizons with Dr. Robert Wachter

    Q&A on Medicine’s New Horizons with Dr. Robert Wachter
    Dr. Robert Wachter is a familiar name among patient safety advocates. He is credited with coining the term “hospitalist” for doctors who focus on the care of hospitalized patients, and his latest book, “The Digital Doctor:…
  • Apr 23

    Confusing Correlation with Causation

    Confusing Correlation with Causation
    We’re all familiar with the breathless tone media often take with news about health and medicine. Bad enough that click-bait headlines fail to describe the science, if any, behind the latest breakthrough, but it’s even worse when…
  • Apr 22

    Feds Try Another Way to Fast-Track Approval for Needed Medical Device

    Feds Try Another Way to Fast-Track Approval for Needed Medical Device
    As we wrote a couple of months ago, the FDA has proposed that some gravely ill people get experimental drugs faster than the normal approval process allows. Now, the feds have issued guidelines for device makers to get their wares approved…
Rank this Week: 1673

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/
  • Apr 24

    When It Comes To Patents, John Oliver Takes The Easy Way Out

    When It Comes To Patents, John Oliver Takes The Easy Way Out
    Mr. Oliver strongly misses the mark. It is not trial lawyers who are blocking the Innovation Act, as Mr. Oliver claims. Rather, it is a large swath of the technology community — from universities, to technology companies, to small…
  • Apr 24

    USPTO Offers New Tool to Receive Email Alerts when Patent Applications Publish

    USPTO Offers New Tool to Receive Email Alerts when Patent Applications Publish
    Through a partnership with Reed Technology and Information Services, the USPTO announces the release of the Patent Application Alert Service. This system provides customized, email alerts to the public for free when patent applications of…
  • Apr 24

    3D Conversion Patents take Center Stage in Hollywood Visual Effects Case

    3D Conversion Patents take Center Stage in Hollywood Visual Effects Case
    Two of the biggest post-production/3D-conversion companies are preparing for battle in a patent infringement suit that is sure to create enemies and allies in the world of film post-production. Prime Focus Creative Services Canada filed a…
Rank this Week: 2028

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment…

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment Blog

Covers environmental law. By Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal.

http://we-blog-meyerglitz.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    Motion to Dismiss Granted in Wyoming Wild Horse Case

    Motion to Dismiss Granted in Wyoming Wild Horse Case
    The Federal District Court of Wyoming granted our motion to dismiss a case brought by the State of Wyoming in an attempt to compel the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to remove wild horses from public lands across Wyoming. We moved to…
  • Apr 2

    Brief Filed In Challenge To Regulation Allowing Thirty Years Permits For Eagle Killing

    Brief Filed In Challenge To Regulation Allowing Thirty Years Permits For Eagle Killing
    On behalf of the American Bird Conservancy and five individuals who study and enjoy eagles, we have filed a summary judgment brief in our case challenging the Fish and Wildlife Service’s recent regulation increasing the maximum duration…
  • Mar 13

    The Norfolk Eagles Have Eaglets!

    The Norfolk Eagles Have Eaglets!
    We are thrilled to announce the birth of eaglets who are the offspring of the Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagles we have been working to protect for several years on behalf of the Eagle On Alliance.  Despite the Wildlife Services’…
Rank this Week: 1496

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

Covers disputes between companies and executives. Published by Zuckerman Spaeder LLP.

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Apr 23

    L’Oreal Lawyer Claims Company Fired Him When He Wouldn’t Pursue Problematic Patent

    L’Oreal Lawyer Claims Company Fired Him When He Wouldn’t Pursue Problematic Patent
    After firing its head patent attorney, Steven Trzaska, L’Oreal is now under fire from Trzaska in New Jersey federal court.  On April 16, 2015, Trzaska sued L’Oreal, claiming that his firing violated New Jersey’s…
  • Apr 15

    Seeking Coverage Under Your D&O Insurance Policy: What Is A Claim And When Was It Made?

    Seeking Coverage Under Your D&O Insurance Policy: What Is A Claim And When Was It Made?
    Companies buy directors & officers (“D&O”) insurance policies with the intention of providing protection for key individuals in a corporate structure.  The recent decision BioChemics, Inc. v. AXIS Reinsurance Co.,…
  • Apr 12

    The Inbox – The “Pao Effect”

    The Inbox – The “Pao Effect”
    Ellen Pao may not have won her gender discrimination case against Kleiner Perkins, but she may have inspired numerous women working in Silicon Valley who identified with her cause. According to Fortune, employment lawyers are seeing a…
Rank this Week: 1574

TMT Law Watch

TMT Law Watch

Features business, legal and policy developments affecting the telecom, media and technology sector. By K&L Gates.

http://www.tmtlawwatch.com
Rank this Week: 1833

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: 1876

DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law…

DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers automobile accidents, burn injury, child safety, defective products, police misconduct, premises liability and truck accidents. By Regan Zambri & Long.

http://injurylaw.reganfirm.com/
  • Apr 20

    Safety Tips for Driving in April Shower

    Safety Tips for Driving in April Shower
    In most parts of the country, April is the beginning of the rainy season. Although the April rains bring dormant trees and flowers back to life, the rain can also create hazardous driving conditions. According to the National Motor Vehicle…
  • Apr 15

    Quantifying the Dangers of Distracted Driving

    Quantifying the Dangers of Distracted Driving
    The month of April is designated as “Distracted Driving” month each year in the United States in an effort to bring awareness to the very real dangers of distracted driving.  “Distracted driving” is broadly…
  • Apr 2

    April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner April is being promoted by the National Safety Council as Distracted Driving Awareness Month.  As part of the campaign, NSC provides educational material on its website in…
Rank this Week: 1388

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/
  • Apr 1

    Fluid Dynamic Holdings v. Jacksonville - Slander Drove Off Business, $75M Lawsuit Claim

    Fluid Dynamic Holdings v. Jacksonville - Slander Drove Off Business, $75M Lawsuit Claim
    The plaintiff in Fluid Dynamics Holdings, LLC v. City of Jacksonville, et al., who filed in Florida Middle District Court, says he is puzzled. Fluid Dynamics Holdings, LLC was partway through a pilot project program with St. Johns County…
  • 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…
  • Feb 12

    Pharmacies, Manufacturers Held Accountable With Qui Tam Litigation

    Pharmacies, Manufacturers Held Accountable With Qui Tam Litigation
    A pharmaceutical manufacturer of a heartburn drug has settled a kickback scheme allegation made in a civil qui tam lawsuit for nearly $8 million. The company, AstraZeneca LP, produces a drug sold under the brand name "Nexium." Two former…
Rank this Week: 2190

Corporate Social Responsibility…

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law

Covers corporate governance, human rights, trade and transparency. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.csrandthelaw.com
Rank this Week: 1743

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: 2236

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: 2089

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: 1986

Case Notes Blog

Case Notes Blog

Covers federal, DC and Virginia law. By the Kaplan Law Firm.

http://www.thekaplanlawfirm.com/blog.php
  • May 14

    Overtime Collective Action Certified in Maryland

    Overtime Collective Action Certified in Maryland
    Working closely with the excellent attorneys at The Washington Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, and acting on behalf of two of my clients, I recently succeeded in having the United States District Court for the…
  • Apr 29

    Super Lawyers Honors Matthew B Kaplan a DC "Rising Star"

    Super Lawyers Honors Matthew B Kaplan a DC "Rising Star"
    I have been selected to the 2014 Washington DC Rising Stars list of distinguished attorneys by Super Lawyers Magazine. 0 comment
  • May 6

    Joining the Maryland Bar

    Joining the Maryland Bar
    I just learned that I passed the Maryland “Attorneys’ Bar,” which is obviously good news.  The Attorney’s Bar is a shortened bar exam that Maryland offers attorneys who have been practicing more than five…
Rank this Week: 1703

Legal Transformation: The Changing…

Legal Transformation: The Changing Legal Profession

Covers innovations in preparation, practice and the profession. By Joshua Kubicki.

http://joshuakubicki.com/blog/
  • Mar 4

    2013 was a Big Year for Legal Startups; 2014 Could Be Bigger

    2013 was a Big Year for Legal Startups; 2014 Could Be Bigger
    Roughly $458 million was invested into legal startups in the last year by investors. This is a remarkable increase from the $66 million invested in 2012. And 2014 began with a strong January seeing almost $12 million done in four deals.…
  • Oct 15

    Recent TechCocktail article.

    Recent TechCocktail article.
    HEALTHFUNDR TAPS HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY TO FUND HEALTHCARE STARTUPSHealthcare is hot. With a massive aging population, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and a growing focus on health data, healthcare is a market of great interest,…
  • Aug 9

    Service Design | Lawyers' Built-in Advantage

    Service Design | Lawyers' Built-in Advantage
    Lawyers and law firms are not taking full advantage of one of the most powerful tools they have over other lawyers and new legal services entrants – the attorney-client relationship.  Nobody in the commercial markets enjoys such a…
Rank this Week: 1538

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: 1466

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: 2268

Green Building Law Brief

Green Building Law Brief

Covers green building and sustainability issues from a legal perspective. Edited by Will Pearce.

http://greenbuildinglawbrief.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Whiteford,Taylor & Preston Receives the President's Award from USGBC Maryland

    Whiteford,Taylor & Preston Receives the President's Award from USGBC Maryland
    On January 27, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston proudly accepted the President's Award from the USGBC-MD. WINTERGREEN, The Maryland Chapter of the U.S.
  • Apr 1

    Maryland Legislature Poised to Extend Option of "Benefit" Status to LLC

    Maryland Legislature Poised to Extend Option of "Benefit" Status to LLC
    Maryland limited liability companies that pride themselves on their commitment to environmental and social responsibility soon may be able to obtain legal recognition, separate from their less magnanimous competitors. If passed, Senate Bill…
  • Jun 30

    USGBC-Maryland's New Headquarter

    USGBC-Maryland's New Headquarter
    The USGBC Maryland Chapter will showcase its new Hunt Valley headquarters tomorrow, July 1, at 5:30 pm with a “See the Green Building Tour.”  For more information on the event and to register, click here. The new office is in Schilling…
Rank this Week: 2247

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: 2183

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Apr 24

    Extended Library Hours and Access Restrictions During Exam

    Extended Library Hours and Access Restrictions During Exam
    Georgetown Law Library’s reading and exam period is in effect from Monday April 20th through the last day of exams on May 13th. During the reading and exam period, the Williams Library and Wolff International Library will remain…
  • Apr 21

    Need Some Statistics?

    Need Some Statistics?
    Looking for that final statistic for your seminar paper? Need some polling data on education, law enforcement, or the environment? Polling the Nations is a compilation of questions and responses from thousands of polls conducted by news…
  • Apr 17

    2015 Student Library Survey: Resources and Services Update

    2015 Student Library Survey: Resources and Services Update
    In the recent student survey, we received several requests for services or resources that we already offer, and we are pleased to highlight them here. If you have additional questions about any of these, please contact any of our service…
Rank this Week: 3153

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 24

    Smoke Alarm Failure

    Smoke Alarm Failure
    Smoke Alarm Failures from Brien Roche Law Smoke alarm failures are highly dependent on the type of smoke alarm in use. The two most common types of smoke alarms are photoelectric and ionization. A photoelectric alarm is activated by smoke.…
  • Apr 23

    Product Liability Injury

    Product Liability Injury
    Product Liability Injury from Brien Roche Law Product liability injury cases must be thoroughly reviewed as part of the evaluation process. Gathering information about the product may consist of looking at FDA recalls, market withdrawals,…
  • Apr 22

    Pedestrian Injury Case

    Pedestrian Injury Case
    Pedestrian Injury Cases from Brien Roche Law In Virginia in 2012 100 pedestrians were killed and another 1862 pedestrians were injured. Pedestrian injury cases require a thorough inspection of the scene. Google Maps may give you an overview…
Rank this Week: 4999

Small Government Contracts Blog

Small Government Contracts Blog

Offers legal news, notes and commentary of interest to small government contractors. By Steven Koprince.

http://smallgovcon.com/
  • Apr 24

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

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

    Agencies May Evaluate Proposals During GAO Protests, Says Court

    Agencies May Evaluate Proposals During GAO Protests, Says Court
    A procuring agency was entitled to evaluate proposals during the course of a pre-award GAO bid protest without violating the automatic stay provision of the Competition in Contracting Act. According to a recent federal court decision, CICA…
  • Apr 17

    FedBid And The SBA: My Interview With Francis Rose

    FedBid And The SBA: My Interview With Francis Rose
    Earlier this month, the GAO sustained two protests filed by Latvian Connection LLC–one on a State Department procurement and one on a Department of Interior procurement–because Latvian Connection’s FedBid usage had been…
Rank this Week: 2320

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

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

    Intervene in legal actions or risk being shut out

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

    Service Contract Act Price Adjustments 101

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

    When is being beautiful a social disadvantage?

    When is being beautiful a social disadvantage?
    What happens when a contracting officer tells a woman that he “could not fathom the idea of [her] driving a backhoe or digging a trench in an excavator” because she “so gorgeous” she “should be in…
Rank this Week: 4719

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/pct-law-group-legal-insights/
  • Apr 23

    Can Merchants Expose Authors of Bad Yelp Reviews?

    Can Merchants Expose Authors of Bad Yelp Reviews?
    Public Citizen will urge the Virginia Supreme Court to reject the subpoena. The Virginia Supreme Court will hear arguments on Tuesday, October 28, on whether a carpet cleaning service that got bad reviews on Yelp can force the…
  • Apr 17

    No Facts to Back Business Owners’ Extortion Lawsuit Against Yelp!

    No Facts to Back Business Owners’ Extortion Lawsuit Against Yelp!
    The Ninth Circuit Court found absolutely no facts to support any of the business owners’ accusations against Yelp! Inc. A federal appeals court dismissed business litigation filed by small business owners who claimed Yelp!…
  • Apr 9

    Freaky Fast Noncompetes for Sandwich Makers?

    Freaky Fast Noncompetes for Sandwich Makers?
    Jimmy John’s, the restaurant franchise, is requiring all workers, including sandwich makers, to sign broad noncompetition agreements that restrict their employment opportunities for two years after leaving their cushy, highly technical…
Rank this Week: 2991

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

Covers information security and privacy issues. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Apr 23

    Cyber Risks and the Boardroom — The Role of Cyber Insurance

    Cyber Risks and the Boardroom — The Role of Cyber Insurance
    am just back from presenting at the New York Stock Exchange’s program on Cyber Risks and the Boardroom, where I presented on The Role of Cyber Insurance.  My presentation is here: …
  • Apr 7

    Obama Executive Order Targets International Cyberattacks Against U.S. with New Sanction

    Obama Executive Order Targets International Cyberattacks Against U.S. with New Sanction
    By Gwen Jaramillo and Shrutih V. Tewarie As part of a series of measures aimed at increasing preparedness and defenses against international cyberattacks on U.S. industries and government agencies, on April 1, President Obama issued…
  • Feb 23

    HIPAA Compliant Technology and the Importance of Encryption

    HIPAA Compliant Technology and the Importance of Encryption
    We welcome this guest blog by Gene Fry, Compliance Officer, Scrypt, Inc. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) sets the standard for protecting sensitive patient data. This means that any covered entity (CE) or…
Rank this Week: 4685