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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: 185

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
  • Jul 6

    Michigan Court Upholds Right to Pursue FRSA Cases in Federal Court

    Michigan Court Upholds Right to Pursue FRSA Cases in Federal Court
    In a recent case in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the court denied Grand Trunk Railroad’s Motion to Dismiss, holding that a plaintiff may pursue a Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA) whistleblower…
  • Jul 6

    ARB Upholds “Reasonable Belief” Standard for Fraud Claims Under SOX

    ARB Upholds “Reasonable Belief” Standard for Fraud Claims Under SOX
    The Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board affirmed an Administrative Law Judge’s (ALJ) decision that found the following: Timothy Dietz reported violations of the federal mail and wire fraud statutes to his former…
  • Jul 1

    ARB Resolves a 20 Year Dispute Involving Racially Motivated Hiring at Bank of America

    ARB Resolves a 20 Year Dispute Involving Racially Motivated Hiring at Bank of America
    In April 2016, the Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board (ARB) settled a twenty-year dispute in Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, United States Department of Labor v. Bank of America.  Judge Luis A.…
Rank this Week: 215

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: 437

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
  • Jul 28

    Navigating from Safe Harbor to Privacy Shield: A Primer

    Navigating from Safe Harbor to Privacy Shield: A Primer
    In less than one week, on August 1, U.S. companies may begin to submit self-certifications to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework at www.privacyshield.gov. Those companies that previously certified to the predecessor Safe Harbor…
  • Jul 27

    Beyond Bathrooms: New Guidance Regarding Transgender Students Addresses FERPA Requirement

    Beyond Bathrooms: New Guidance Regarding Transgender Students Addresses FERPA Requirement
    The U.S. Department of Education and Department of Justice recently weighed in on the obligations of school districts, colleges, and universities to provide civil rights protections for transgender students. On May 13, 2016, the Departments…
  • Jul 22

    Upcoming Webinar: Privacy Shield: What You Need to Know

    Upcoming Webinar: Privacy Shield: What You Need to Know
    The much anticipated Privacy Shield framework for the transfer of data between the EU and U.S. received final approval from the European Commission on 12 July 2016. With this important data transfer mechanism available to companies at the…
Rank this Week: 696

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Jul 27

    Last Chance to Nominate Suits by Suits for the ABA Blawg 100!

    Last Chance to Nominate Suits by Suits for the ABA Blawg 100!
    Every year, the ABA Journal selects 100 of the best law blogs. It is currently accepting nominations for the 10th annual version of this list. If you enjoy reading Suits by Suits, we hope that you’ll take a few moments to nominate…
  • Jul 26

    Employees Who Don’t Cooperate With Company Investigations Can Be Terminated for Cause

    Employees Who Don’t Cooperate With Company Investigations Can Be Terminated for Cause
    When a company learns that its employees may have done something unlawful, it should try to get the facts and figure out whether wrongdoing actually occurred. One way to do this is to conduct an internal investigation, in which attorneys or…
  • Jul 19

    Active Shooter Drill Backfires on Employer

    Active Shooter Drill Backfires on Employer
    After a spate of horrific shootings at schools and businesses across the country, employers started conducting unannounced “active shooter” drills to train employees how to react if a murderous gunman shows up at their workplace.…
Rank this Week: 567

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
  • Jul 20

    “The First Thing We Do, Let’s Kill All the Lawyers”

    “The First Thing We Do, Let’s Kill All the Lawyers”
    Back in my days with the federal government, before I had my own J.D., I hated working with the lawyers. It was not just that they spoke a strange language and treated each other as if they were... Read More
  • Jun 1

    Build It And They Will Come

    Build It And They Will Come
    Guest Entry by Mary Anne Brush Mindfulness. It’s become quite the buzzword, but what does it mean?  Jon Kabat-Zinn, teacher of mindfulness meditation and founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program at the University…
  • May 27

    What It Means To Be Heard

    What It Means To Be Heard
    The complainant is having a melt-down in the hallway. It is not my case so I have no idea what is going on. All I see are two young prosecutors trying to calm her down. The more they... Read More
Rank this Week: 712

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 618

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/
  • Feb 23

    Studies Show Low Carb Diets Can Do Much for Heart Health

    Studies Show Low Carb Diets Can Do Much for Heart Health
    February is American Heart Month. Doctors and other health care professionals urge Americans of all ages to get regular exercise and see their doctors for regular checkups. But studies are showing there’s an under-utilized option for…
  • Feb 19

    Celebrate American Heart Month By Learning More About Heart Health

    Celebrate American Heart Month By Learning More About Heart Health
    February is American Heart Month. Since many of us hit the winter “slump” at about this time of year, it’s a great time to take a second look at your own heart health and start implementing small changes to improve it. Did…
  • Jan 27

    Hurt in 2015? How to Make 2016 a Great Year Despite Your Injury or Disability

    Hurt in 2015? How to Make 2016 a Great Year Despite Your Injury or Disability
    A bad car accident, slip and fall injury or acquired disability turned 2015 upside down for you and your family. You’re likely still struggling to come to terms with your new limitations and figure out how to get your finances, career…
Rank this Week: 549

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

Covers employment and labour law issues, including industrial relations/labour and human resources, business immigration and international mobility, enterprise and collective labour agreements and occupational health and safety matters, By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
  • Jul 28

    Obtaining alternative employment and redundancy pay: Does the offer meet the test of acceptability?

    Obtaining alternative employment and redundancy pay: Does the offer meet the test of acceptability?
    If an employee is entitled to redundancy pay on termination, but their employer has obtained other acceptable employment for them, the employer can apply to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) for an order under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW…
  • Jul 27

    Ontario’s Changing Workplace Review Interim Report Release

    Ontario’s Changing Workplace Review Interim Report Release
    Last year the Ontario government initiated the Changing Workplace Review, which it intends as the first step towards identifying potential reforms of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”) and the Labour Relations Act,…
  • Jul 20

    An employer’s financial circumstances do not affect the reasonable notice period

    An employer’s financial circumstances do not affect the reasonable notice period
    Should an employer’s financial circumstances be relevant when considering the period of reasonable notice to which a wrongfully dismissed employee is entitled? This question was raised on appeal in Michela v St. Thomas of Villanova…
Rank this Week: 1393

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Jul 28

    Advancing New Claims Under the Lanham Act

    Advancing New Claims Under the Lanham Act
    Implementing unique litigation tactics, on June 15, 2016, Foley & Larder LLP filed a complaint under Section 337 of the Tariff Act at the International Trade Commission (“ITC”) on behalf of Par Pharmaceutical and related…
  • Jul 26

    The Promise And Pitfalls Of 3D Printing

    The Promise And Pitfalls Of 3D Printing
    3D printing offers great promise for innovation and manufacturing, but this tool has expanded the scope of patented products that can be easily and cheaply copied, and may make it harder to identify and prosecute infringers. The USPTO held…
  • Jul 20

    Can FDA Implement The BPCIA As The CAFC Suggested?

    Can FDA Implement The BPCIA As The CAFC Suggested?
    In Amgen v. Apotex, the Federal Circuit held that under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (“BPCIA”), “an applicant must provide a reference product sponsor with 180 days’ post-licensure…
Rank this Week: 1293

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Jul 20

    Historical Abstracts 1878-present is online

    Historical Abstracts 1878-present is online
    Ever want to compare population, church membership, higher education enrollments or crime rates across time?  The Statistical Abstracts of the U.S. is now online and searchable. Data begins with the 1878 edition of the publication and…
  • Jul 18

    Valuable Data on Supreme Court Opinion

    Valuable Data on Supreme Court Opinion
    The Washington University in St. Louis has compiled The Supreme Court Database to provide researchers the ability to analyze court decisions by outcome, justice, case components and much more. You can search the Warren Court, the Roberts…
  • Jul 12

    China’s Claim to South China Seas Rejected!

    China’s Claim to South China Seas Rejected!
    Today, the Permanent Court of Arbitration rejected China’s expansive claim to a large swath of the South China Sea.  The full text of the award can be found on the PCA website, although their servers have been having some…
Rank this Week: 1275

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/insights-news/
  • Jul 19

    FLSA Supervisor Training Just Makes Sense

    FLSA Supervisor Training Just Makes Sense
    Many employers responded to rising harassment liability prudently by requiring supervisory employees to attend mandatory anti-harassment training.  And the statistical evidence suggests that supervisor training and other…
  • Jul 18

    Fourth Circuit Reverses Virginia District Court and Holds That Fire Captains Are Non-Exempt Employees Under FLSA in Overtime Case

    Fourth Circuit Reverses Virginia District Court and Holds That Fire Captains Are Non-Exempt Employees Under FLSA in Overtime Case
    In its recent decision in Morrison v. County of Fairfax, Virginia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit reversed the Eastern District Court of Virginia, and held that a group of Fairfax County fire Captains were entitled…
  • Jul 18

    PCT Attends DRI Diversity Seminar in Chicago

    PCT Attends DRI Diversity Seminar in Chicago
    PCT Managing Partner Scott Johnson attended the Defense Research Institute’s (DRI) Diversity for Success Seminar in Chicago on June 9-10. This annual event provides law firms and corporations with an overview of national diversity and…
Rank this Week: 1277

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
  • May 11

    Final fiduciary rule creates implications for plan sponsors and financial adviser

    Final fiduciary rule creates implications for plan sponsors and financial adviser
    After a drawn out and controversial regulatory review process, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) on April 6, 2016, issued final guidance that expands the definition of a “fiduciary” under the Employee Retirement Income…
  • Mar 10

    U.S. Supreme Court invalidates Vermont health care reporting law Under ERISA preemption doctrine

    U.S. Supreme Court invalidates Vermont health care reporting law Under ERISA preemption doctrine
    The United States Supreme Court ruled on March 1, 2016 in Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company that a Vermont state statute that requires health care plans to file informational report with the state is preempted by ERISA to the…
  • Jan 14

    IRS previews qualified plan determination letter changes in new guidance

    IRS previews qualified plan determination letter changes in new guidance
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued guidance on Jan. 4, 2016, that clarifies certain implications of its previously announced changes to the employee plans determination letter program. These clarifications, announced in Notice 2016-03…
Rank this Week: 1377

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: 1103

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: 4964

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/
  • Jul 28

    The Most Famous Song in the World Set Free: Impacts of the Happy Birthday to You Settlement

    The Most Famous Song in the World Set Free: Impacts of the Happy Birthday to You Settlement
    On June 30th, Judge George King of the Central District of California entered the Final Order and Judgment in the matter of Good Morning to You Productions Corp. et al. v. Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. – the “Happy Birthday”…
  • Jul 28

    Top Patent Firms for 2015

    Top Patent Firms for 2015
    We compiled a list of the top patent firms, which are ranked based on the total number of U.S. utility patents that issued in 2015 where the patent firms were listed on the front of the utility patents. We have included only patent firms that…
  • Jul 28

    Breaking through the culture of Examiner v. Applicant at the USPTO

    Breaking through the culture of Examiner v. Applicant at the USPTO
    Somehow a culture of Examiner v. Applicant has evolved. There doesn't seem to be much in examiner training to pit them against external stakeholders. No evidence there of USPTO-endorsed nefarious agenda! Examiner training directives…
Rank this Week: 4957

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • Jul 28

    CMS investment in preventing healthcare fraud brings $42 billion return

    CMS investment in preventing healthcare fraud brings $42 billion return
    CMS’s annual report demonstrates that the government is becoming increasingly effective at ferreting out fraud and abuse from the healthcare system. With a 12-to-1 return on investment, the government will likely continue to make…
  • Jul 15

    Senate advances comprehensive opioid bill for President to sign

    Senate advances comprehensive opioid bill for President to sign
    On July 13, 2016, the Senate passed by 92-2 vote the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (S. 524), a comprehensive set of 18 bills targeting the opioid crisis, which bill the U.S. House of Representatives approved in a 407-5 vote…
  • Jul 14

    Your money or your PHI: New guidance on ransomware

    Your money or your PHI: New guidance on ransomware
    On June 12, 2016, the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) released guidance, entitled “FACT SHEET: Ransomware and HIPAA,” in response to the rising number of ransomware attacks perpetrated against healthcare entities. The guidance…
Rank this Week: 1812

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/
  • Jul 27

    What imperils both pro wrestlers and synchronized swimmers? Head trauma

    What imperils both pro wrestlers and synchronized swimmers? Head trauma
    Two sports that could not be more extreme to each other─balletic  synchronized swimming and bombastic professional wrestling─share an ugly health peril: dangerous head injuries. Interest groups in both  are taking steps…
  • Jul 26

    Lawsuits underscore need for caution with sperm bank

    Lawsuits underscore need for caution with sperm bank
    A reported rash of new lawsuits offers a poignant, sadly recurrent reminder: Aspiring parents who rely on commercial sperm banks for critical reproductive tissues must heed an ancient consumer prescription: caveat emptor. The New York…
  • Jul 24

    Media gulled by prostate cancer study hyped by Windy City windbag

    Media gulled by prostate cancer study hyped by Windy City windbag
    A well-known research university and some excitable journalists have sown confusion about prostate cancer and the value of the PSA screening test.  The mess can be traced to a study by physicians from Northwestern University and the…
Rank this Week: 1964

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/
Rank this Week: 4118

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/
  • Jul 27

    HUBZone Program: SBA Final Rule Brings Significant Change

    HUBZone Program: SBA Final Rule Brings Significant Change
    The HUBZone program will see significant changes to its rules as a result of major SBA changes set to take effect in late August. These changes apply generally to two aspects of the HUBZone program: that relating to the SBA’s processing…
  • Jul 26

    SDVOSB Joint Ventures: SBA Overhauls Requirement

    SDVOSB Joint Ventures: SBA Overhauls Requirement
    SDVOSB joint venture agreements will be required to look quite different after August 24, 2016.  That’s when a new SBA regulation takes effect–and the new regulation overhauls (and expands upon) the required provisions for…
  • Jul 25

    SBA Final Rule: Small Business Mentor-Protégé JV Agreement Requirement

    SBA Final Rule: Small Business Mentor-Protégé JV Agreement Requirement
    On Friday, Steven wrote about the framework of the new SBA small business mentor-protégé program. As part of this significant program addition, SBA’s final rule includes details about the requirements a small business…
Rank this Week: 3462

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
Rank this Week: 3698

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Jul 26

    The CDA Requirement to Give Notice of the Amount of a Claim

    The CDA Requirement to Give Notice of the Amount of a Claim
    Contractors with claims against their government customers sometimes feel stymied by the requirement in the Contract Disputes Act (CDA) that a claim state a “sum certain.” A contractor may know that it has a valid claim but may be…
  • Jul 20

    The ASBCA and the Case of the Missing Contract

    The ASBCA and the Case of the Missing Contract
    In most disputes before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (“ASBCA”), there is a basic assumption that no one ever thinks about — the existence of a contract. And why would you think about it? After all, it’s…
  • Jun 27

    Will 8(a) Small Businesses Lose Out In SBA’s Planned Expansion of the Mentor-Protégé Program?

    Will 8(a) Small Businesses Lose Out In SBA’s Planned Expansion of the Mentor-Protégé Program?
    There is a lot to celebrate in the pending Small Business Administration (“SBA”) rule that will open up the mentor-protégé program to all small businesses, in contrast to the current rules which apply only to 8(a)…
Rank this Week: 4024

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/
Rank this Week: 3662

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Reports on developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    USPTO announces new trademark use audit program

    USPTO announces new trademark use audit program
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) has proposed a rule change that would enable it to conduct random audits of affidavits or declarations of use filed under sections 8 and 71 of the Trademark Act as a permanent…
  • Jul 15

    Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” victory rambles on to a ruling on attorneys’ fee

    Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” victory rambles on to a ruling on attorneys’ fee
    Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones—the remaining members of Led Zeppelin—along with several recording industry defendants, prevailed in federal court on June 23 in a copyright jury trial over the introduction of the…
  • Jul 15

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?
    #Yes! In the United States, a hashtag can be trademarked if it serves a source-identifying function for the trademark owner’s goods or services. Hashtags, which started on Twitter as a way for users to follow conversations on particular…
Rank this Week: 1876

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: 3667

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: 3664

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/
  • Jul 24

    Communist Cuba Has Friends in High Places, Including the DNC

    Communist Cuba Has Friends in High Places, Including the DNC
    For many years Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Shultz (D-Fla.) has bucked President Obama on U.S.-Cuba policy by voting to maintain the embargo. Yet over the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Wasserman-Shultz seems to tolerate a…
  • Jul 23

    Justice Does Not Have a Sell-By Date

    Justice Does Not Have a Sell-By Date
    When the Communists overran Cuba in 1959, one of the first things they did was murder people who, they believed, stood in their way. They also crushed Catholic Church and all religions as well as, of course, the traditional family…
  • Jul 15

    Nice. The New Normal.

    Nice. The New Normal.
    A radicalized Islamist plowed through throngs of people in Nice, France yesterday. It was National Day, somewhat akin to our Fourth of July and Boston Tea Party wrapped up in one with fire works and one of the largest military parades in…
Rank this Week: 4577

Data Protection Report

Data Protection Report

Covers global privacy, data protection and cybersecurity regulatory and litigation environment. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.dataprotectionreport.com/
  • Jul 21

    NIS Directive Published: EU Member States Have Just Under Two Years to Implement

    NIS Directive Published: EU Member States Have Just Under Two Years to Implement
    The Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (known as the NIS Directive) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on July 19, 2016. Member States will have until May 9, 2018 to implement this Directive into…
  • Jul 16

    The Intersection of Trademark Law and Cybersecurity

    The Intersection of Trademark Law and Cybersecurity
    Earlier this week, our colleague Sue Ross wrote on the intersection of trademark law and cybersecurity on Norton Rose Fulbright’s Brand Protection Blog. The post explains that by protecting its brand, a company can help to…
  • Jul 14

    Your Money or Your PHI: New Guidance on Ransomware

    Your Money or Your PHI: New Guidance on Ransomware
    On June 12, 2016, the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) released guidance, entitled “FACT SHEET: Ransomware and HIPAA,” in response to the rising number of ransomware attacks perpetrated against healthcare entities. The guidance…
Rank this Week: 1878

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By KaiserDillon PLLC.

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2869

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Focuses on the legal issues impacting the fracking industry in response to the increasing importance of natural gas and shale, in particular, in the US energy mix. Provides commentary and analysis on all aspects of exploring and producing this abundant resource including regulatory, environmental and legislative developments. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/
  • Jul 12

    Fracking judicial review

    Fracking judicial review
    On 7 July 2016, local community groups Frack Free Ryedale and Friends of the Earth applied to the High Court to judicially review the decision made by the North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) regarding Third Energy’s permit to frack in…
  • Jun 27

    The Bureau of Land Management appeals hydraulic fracturing decision

    The Bureau of Land Management appeals hydraulic fracturing decision
    As discussed in a prior post, U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl recently struck down the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) hydraulic fracturing rule. In the BLM’s hydraulic fracturing rule, the BLM imposed stricter rules on well…
  • Jun 22

    Recent Hydraulic Fracturing Rule Invalidated

    Recent Hydraulic Fracturing Rule Invalidated
    Last year, the United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a rule heightening the requirements placed on hydraulic fracturing operations on federal and tribal land. Specifically, the BLM heightened the rules for well casing and…
Rank this Week: 1811

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

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

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of July 11, 2016)

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of July 11, 2016)
    Fracking Insider Readers: Below, please find this week’s Congressional activity on oil and gas issues: Senate: “S. 3018, the Securing Energy Infrastructure Act.” Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Subcommittee on…
  • Jul 5

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of July 5, 2016)

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of July 5, 2016)
    Fracking Insider Readers: Below, please find this week’s Congressional activity on oil and gas issues: House: “H.R. 5577, the Innovation in Offshore Leasing Act.” Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and…
  • Jul 1

    EIA: Renewables Will Grow and Fossil Fuels Will Remain

    EIA: Renewables Will Grow and Fossil Fuels Will Remain
    In an energy policy debate that is far too often dominated by ideological purists, here is a statistic for those who support renewable energy growth and continued reliance on fossil fuels: According to the Energy Information Administration…
Rank this Week: 3873

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 6

    Statute of Limitations In Medical Malpractice Case

    Statute of Limitations In Medical Malpractice Case
    Statute of Limitations In Medical Malpractice Cases from Brien Roche Law .In a medical malpractice case what is the statute of limitations is typically the first question that any attorney is going to ask in reviewing a case.   Statute…
  • Jul 5

    In a Medical Malpractice Case What Does Causation Mean?

    In a Medical Malpractice Case What Does Causation Mean?
    In a Medical Malpractice Case What Does Causation Mean? from Brien Roche Law .In a medical malpractice case what does causation mean is an important question to have answered.  In “legal lingo” causation means proximate…
  • Jul 3

    In a Medical Malpractice Case Who is Potentially Liable?

    In a Medical Malpractice Case Who is Potentially Liable?
    In a Medical Malpractice Case Who is Potentially Liable? from Brien Roche Law In a medical malpractice case who is potentially liable frequently becomes a difficult question. In A Medical Malpractice Case Who Is Potentially Liable Is A…
Rank this Week: 3016

Pay to Play Law Blog

Pay to Play Law Blog

Covers pay-to-play legislative developments. By McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP.

http://www.paytoplaylawblog.com/
  • Jun 16

    Connecticut Stands Firm to Enforce Pay-to-Play Against State Party Committee

    Connecticut Stands Firm to Enforce Pay-to-Play Against State Party Committee
    In announcing a $325,000 settlement with the Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee, the State Elections Enforcement Commission (“SEEC”) has made clear that it will not tolerate efforts to circumvent the state’s…
  • May 13

    Maryland Just Can’t Help Itself When It Comes to Pay-to-Play Revision

    Maryland Just Can’t Help Itself When It Comes to Pay-to-Play Revision
    Avid followers of the Pay to Play Law Blog know how active the State of Maryland has been over the past few years with regard to the amendment and revision of its pay-to-play framework for those contracting with or otherwise doing business…
  • Apr 1

    SEC Pumps the Breaks on the Adoption of FINRA’s Proposed Pay-to-Play Rule

    SEC Pumps the Breaks on the Adoption of FINRA’s Proposed Pay-to-Play Rule
    We’ve all been there before – charging headlong down the interstate at a few (or more than a few) miles per hour over the speed limit, when we suddenly come upon a speed trap conveniently tucked into a service road in the highway…
Rank this Week: 3677

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/
  • Jun 9

    Keep It Short and Prosper

    Keep It Short and Prosper
    What a difference two words can make. Just ask the Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) or Americans for Prosperity (AFP), two organizations that filed separate lawsuits against the same defendant, California Attorney General Kamala Harris,…
  • Jun 8

    This Man Is Dodging Wall St.

    This Man Is Dodging Wall St.
    Rather than confront accusations of baseless zeal and prosecutorial overreach, New York federal prosecutor Preet Bharara would rather spend his energy dodging accountability. In 2010, Bharara launched a crusade against Wall Street,…
  • May 19

    Data Breach Lawsuits: Challenges Persist After Spokeo v. Robin

    Data Breach Lawsuits: Challenges Persist After Spokeo v. Robin
    Data breaches are as common as the common cold—unfortunately, just as incurable. Run a news search on “data breaches” and you’ll find that all kinds of institutions—major retailers, tech companies, universities,…
Rank this Week: 4715

No Papered: A Washington DC DUI…

No Papered: A Washington DC DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Scrofano Law.

http://blog.scrofanolaw.com/
  • May 17

    DC DUI Lawyer on How to Find the Best Criminal Defense Lawyer

    DC DUI Lawyer on How to Find the Best Criminal Defense Lawyer
    Owner and founding attorney Joseph Scrofano discusses what qualities to look for when hiring an attorney. Many people think there is a single best criminal defense or DUI attorney out there. However, there is no single best criminal defense…
  • May 12

    DC DUI Lawyer on Flat Fee

    DC DUI Lawyer on Flat Fee
    Owner and founding attorney, Joseph Scrofano discusses how the firm bills clients with flat fees. When you are under investigation or facing a criminal charge, uncertainty is everywhere. Its uncertain whether you may go to jail or lose your…
  • May 11

    DC DUI Lawyer on the Right to Remain Silent

    DC DUI Lawyer on the Right to Remain Silent
    Owner and Founding Attorney Joseph Scrofano discusses the importance of exercising your right to remain silence. It is one of our most cherished and fundamental rights. The police, court, and government cannot lawfully hold it against you. We…
Rank this Week: 2823

Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

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

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
Rank this Week: 2929

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
  • Apr 25

    "Section 6409 vs. Reality"-- A Panel Discussion at the Wireless West Conference

    "Section 6409 vs. Reality"-- A Panel Discussion at the Wireless West Conference
    I had the pleasure of speaking at the first annual Wireless West Conference in Anaheim, CA on April 20. Wireless West was organized and managed by five state wireless associations—Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, and Northwest…
  • Apr 18

    The Industrial Internet - Legal Issues and Procurement Implications--A Series; Part 1--Overview

    The Industrial Internet - Legal Issues and Procurement Implications--A Series; Part 1--Overview
    This is the first entry in a series on the “Industrial Internet,” focusing on the basic elements, legal issues and procurement implications, principally from the perspective of the end user. The term is used to distinguish…
  • Apr 4

    Another FirstNet Milestone

    Another FirstNet Milestone
      Another marker passed on the FirstNet roadmap last week as Capability Statements from bidders interested in building, operating and maintaining the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network were submitted March 31, 2016. Final bids…
Rank this Week: 3670

Employment Update

Employment Update

Covers current issues in employment, labor and benefits law. By Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt.

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
  • Apr 12

    ORLA Files Its Request for En Banc Review in Tip ‎Pooling Case ‎

    ORLA Files Its Request for En Banc Review in Tip ‎Pooling Case ‎
    On February 23, 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in Oregon Restaurant and Lodging v. Perez that reversed a long-standing practice of many Oregon restaurant owners to pool the tips received by employees and…
  • Apr 4

    Update on Salary Increase for the FLSA White Collar Exemption

    Update on Salary Increase for the FLSA White Collar Exemption
    By Jean Back Update on Salary Increase for the FLSA White Collar Exemptions On March 17, 2016, Representatives Walberg and Kline proposed a new bill, HR 4773 entitled “Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act,” which…
  • Mar 4

    New Restrictions on Tip Pooling

    New Restrictions on Tip Pooling
    By Jean Ohman Back On February 23, 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association v. Perez, which validated a new Department of Labor (DOL) regulation that limits the tip pooling practices of…
Rank this Week: 2451

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/
  • Mar 14

    Safety Strategies for Avoiding St. Patrick’s Day Accident

    Safety Strategies for Avoiding St. Patrick’s Day Accident
    On March 17th, millions of people will adorn Shamrock-themed costumes and ring in St. Patrick’s Day with green beer and corned beef. Enjoy the festivities, but be mindful when engaging in revelry. For complicated psychological and…
  • Mar 10

    Safety Advocacy Group Calls on U.S. Regulators to Reopen Jeep Probe

    Safety Advocacy Group Calls on U.S. Regulators to Reopen Jeep Probe
    The Center for Auto Safety (CAS), a consumer watchdog group, is calling upon U.S. regulating authorities to reopen an investigation into older Jeep SUVs made by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). Since a June 2013 recall, models with…
  • Mar 8

    Pedestrian Death Totals Spike in 2015

    Pedestrian Death Totals Spike in 2015
    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner Newly-released data indicates that pedestrian deaths increased by approximately 10 percent in 2015 over 2014, according to a report by the Governors Highway Safety Association. The…
Rank this Week: 2289

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 22

    Superior Court Releases Data on Jury Trial Verdicts in Medical Malpractice, Slip-and-Fall, and Auto Accident Cases for 2015

    Superior Court Releases Data on Jury Trial Verdicts in Medical Malpractice, Slip-and-Fall, and Auto Accident Cases for 2015
    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 2015 (i.e., January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015).…
  • Aug 2

    Court of Appeals Adopts Rescue Doctrine

    Court of Appeals Adopts Rescue Doctrine
    On July 23, 2015, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals decided Destefano v. Children’s National Medical Center, No. 13-CV-679, slip op. (D.C. July 23, 2015) in which it considered, inter alia, whether to adopt the “rescue…
  • Jun 8

    Court Opinions: May 2015

    Court Opinions: May 2015
    In May 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 Court…
Rank this Week: 2946

Insurance Defense Blog

Insurance Defense Blog

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

http://www.insurancedefenseblog.us/
  • Feb 12

    Crime stats and map - Fairfax County, Virginia

    Crime stats and map - Fairfax County, Virginia
    Here is a link to a crime mapping website, that will give you the date, location, and type of crimes reported in Fairfax County for any date range. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/policeevent... Makes me wonder if any other jurisdictions around…
  • Nov 20

    A handy unofficial website that does a…

    A handy unofficial website that does a statewide search of all Virginia circuit courts BUT FFX and Alexandria. http://vacircuitcourtsearch.com/
  • Jul 26

    Misclassification of employees as independent contractors under FSLA

    Misclassification of employees as independent contractors under FSLA
    A headline in the Christian Science Monitor caught my eye the other day: "Are you an independent contractor? Probably not, Labor Department says." The article goes on to discuss a new Department of Labor ruling concerning the…
Rank this Week: 3206

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Published by Nationally Focused Mesothelioma Attorneys. The Ferraro Law Firm

http://www.mesotheliomalawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3184

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/
  • Jan 28

    Court Denies Summary Judgment in Contract Termination Case

    Court Denies Summary Judgment in Contract Termination Case
    When a business is unsatisfied with the services it is receiving under a contract, it can sometimes be tempting to stop paying for those services and end the relationship immediately. Most written contracts, however, have some provision for…
  • Jan 28

    Court Denies Summary Judgment in Contract Termination Case

    Court Denies Summary Judgment in Contract Termination Case
    When a business is unsatisfied with the services it is receiving under a contract, it can sometimes be tempting to stop paying for those services and end the relationship immediately. Most written contracts, however, have some provision for…
  • Jan 28

    Qui Tam Claim Against USPS Transportation Contractor Survives Motion to Dismi

    Qui Tam Claim Against USPS Transportation Contractor Survives Motion to Dismi
    The False Claims Act prohibits government contractors from fraudulently seeking payment from the federal government. A complaint alleging a claim under 31 U.S.C §(a)(1)(A) must allege that the defendant presented or caused to be…
Rank this Week: 3137

Money Law Blog

Money Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy and tax law issues in DC, Maryland and Virginia. By the Law Office of Edward Gonzalez, PC.

http://www.money-lawblog.com/
  • Nov 6

    Beware: Scammers Targeting Bankruptcy Filer

    Beware: Scammers Targeting Bankruptcy Filer
    Scammers are targeting bankruptcy filers throughout the country by posing as attorneys or law office staff and telling them to immediately wire money to pay a debt. Don't fall for it. One of the best ways to avoid a scam is to stop the…
  • Apr 21

    What It Takes to Win in Court: Building the "Paper Trail"

    What It Takes to Win in Court: Building the "Paper Trail"
    Probably one of the most frequent problems I encounter with new cases clients bring to my office is the lack of documentary evidence. No one bothers to put down in writing that agreement with the brother-in-law or "friend" about the…
  • Apr 3

    What's Worse Than a BAD Credit History? NO CREDIT HISTORY AT ALL!

    What's Worse Than a BAD Credit History? NO CREDIT HISTORY AT ALL!
    It may not be a well-know fact, but the truth is a lot of financially-responsible people are turned down for loans because they have NO history of recent borrowing. None. This may be because the person saves up and pays for purchases…
Rank this Week: 4597

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
  • Sep 30

    Consider Fair Use Before Submitting Takedown Request

    Consider Fair Use Before Submitting Takedown Request
    By Alexis Crawford Douglas (As originally posted at K&L Gates IP Law Watch) The U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) has been a potent tool for combatting copyright infringement on the Internet. Section 512 shields…
  • Sep 29

    Consider Fair Use Before Submitting Takedown Request

    Consider Fair Use Before Submitting Takedown Request
    By Alexis Crawford Douglas (As originally posted at K&L Gates IP Law Watch) The U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) has been a potent tool for combatting copyright infringement on the Internet. Section 512 shields…
  • Sep 16

    FCC Increases Scrutiny of Text Message Consents, Warns FNB and Lyft

    FCC Increases Scrutiny of Text Message Consents, Warns FNB and Lyft
    By Sam Castic and Marty Stern Last week the FCC Enforcement Bureau issued two citations and orders against First National Bank and Lyft for alleged Telephone Consumer Protection Act violations relating to the companies’ form consents…
Rank this Week: 3870