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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: 197

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 25

    40 Years of Patent Trend

    40 Years of Patent Trend
    To uncover and visualize underlying trends in the subject matter of patents, we analyzed four decades of data from the USPTO PAIR database, from 1977 through 2016, inclusive. Extracting the title of each granted patent or application and the…
  • Apr 25

    Litigation and IPRs: More Dangerous Than You Thought?

    Litigation and IPRs: More Dangerous Than You Thought?
    We analyzed all of the packages in our database to look at the use of the assets after receipt of the package by the broker. Because we used a better source of US litigation and inter partes review data this year, it makes it impossible to…
  • Apr 25

    3D Printing for Consumers: What Does it Mean for the Future of IP?

    3D Printing for Consumers: What Does it Mean for the Future of IP?
    Patent filings relating to 3D printing have increased 23-fold over the last five years, and trademark filings for businesses involved in 3D printing have increased 300 percent over the same time. Obviously, there is great excitement over the…
Rank this Week: 226

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: 225

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
Rank this Week: 420

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 21

    South Florida — The Front Lines of Climate Change?

    South Florida — The Front Lines of Climate Change?
    Two related items about climate change resilience and adaptation caught my eye this week.  First, the American Academy of Actuaries issued a report on “The National Flood Insurance Program: Challenges and Solutions.” …
  • Apr 19

    It’s Wise to Make Certain that Contracts Properly Allocate Future Environmental Compliance Cost

    It’s Wise to Make Certain that Contracts Properly Allocate Future Environmental Compliance Cost
    Last week, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that AEP, which entered into a consent decree requiring it to install certain pollution controls at its Rockport 1 and 2 power plants, could not force the owner of those plants to pay to…
  • Apr 18

    Environmental False Advertising: An Earth Day Green Guide Review

    Environmental False Advertising: An Earth Day Green Guide Review
    Earth Day is coming up on April 22, which means that a lot of consumers are going to be reminded to think green, and to buy green. What if your company is looking to access this vast market of environmentally-minded shoppers, but your product…
Rank this Week: 329

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

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

http://www.insideprivacy.com
Rank this Week: 501

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: 351

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

    SDVOSB Fraud: Indictment In “Secret Side Agreement” JV Case

    SDVOSB Fraud: Indictment In “Secret Side Agreement” JV Case
    SDVOSB fraud allegations, stemming from a “secret side agreement” between two joint venture partners, have resulted in a grand jury indictment against the companies and their owners. According to a Department of Justice press…
  • Apr 24

    GovCon Voices: A Culture of Compliance

    GovCon Voices: A Culture of Compliance
    When we talk about the federal contracting industry, one of the first things that comes to mind is compliance.  We are an overly regulated industry with a ton of laws to abide by, FAR changes to keep up with, legislation of which we need…
  • Apr 21

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: April 17-21, 2017

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: April 17-21, 2017
    I was fortunate enough to spend the beginning half of my week speaking at the 2017 SAME Small Business Symposium in Bremerton, Washington. It was a wonderful event and it was nice to be able to see so many familiar faces (and make some…
Rank this Week: 1079

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: 927

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 13

    Boston Bar Association’s Inaugural Privacy and Cybersecurity Conference, May 24, 2017

    Boston Bar Association’s Inaugural Privacy and Cybersecurity Conference, May 24, 2017
    The Boston Bar Association’s inaugural Privacy and Cybersecurity Conference will be held on May 24.  The conference will bring together attorneys from private practice and in-house legal departments to network and discuss key…
  • Apr 10

    Is Computer Security Broken?

    Is Computer Security Broken?
    The Economist certainly thinks computer security is broken (and it’s hard to argue the contrary).  In its April 8 edition, The Economist’s cover story proclaims, “Why computers will never be safe.”  While…
  • Apr 1

    Trump Meets Xi: Will They Talk Cybersecurity?

    Trump Meets Xi: Will They Talk Cybersecurity?
    President Trump has repeatedly claimed that his predecessor was weak on China. But at least with respect to cybersecurity, the facts don’t support that charge. In 2015, “following all-night negotiations,” Robert Silvers…
Rank this Week: 920

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/
  • Apr 13

    Web Advertising – Complying with FTC’s “Clear & Conspicuous” Rule

    Web Advertising – Complying with FTC’s “Clear & Conspicuous” Rule
    Increasingly, companies are turning to the internet and social media platforms to advertise their products, often by using native advertising or by providing incentives such as payments or free products to social media…
  • Apr 10

    11th Cir. holds “skim milk” label protected by 1st Amendment

    11th Cir. holds “skim milk” label protected by 1st Amendment
    In a case with potentially significant ramifications for regulatory oversight of the labeling and advertising of foods and pharmaceuticals, the Eleventh Circuit held the First Amendment precluded the Florida Department of Agriculture’s…
  • Apr 5

    Go Team Copyright!

    Go Team Copyright!
    On March 22, 2017, while millions of viewers were watching U.S. college basketball teams vie for the national championship, the uniforms worn by the cheerleaders became the focus of a U.S. Supreme Court copyright ruling. In Star Athletica,…
Rank this Week: 1073

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
Rank this Week: 652

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
  • Apr 4

    At Least There Are No Spelling Error

    At Least There Are No Spelling Error
    The President of the United States has access to the best minds in the country. Presumably, this includes people with a basic grasp of grammar and syntax. “Despite this substantial income figure and tax paid, it is totally... Read More
  • Mar 18

    You Can’t Plead Guilty Without Admitting Guilt

    You Can’t Plead Guilty Without Admitting Guilt
    I am watching a guilty plea from the gallery.   The prosecutor reads out the alleged facts from the police report, and the defendant says, yes, that is what happened. The colloquy continues. The defendant then tells the judge...…
  • Nov 30

    When It Comes to “Draining the Swamp,” Donald Trump Is No Al Gore

    When It Comes to “Draining the Swamp,” Donald Trump Is No Al Gore
    Donald Trump is an amateur. We suspected this before the election. Now we know it. He is also too vain, too self-centered, to realize that he is in over his head.  It is not that he is not... Read More
Rank this Week: 594

NextGen Financial Services Report

NextGen Financial Services Report

By Dykema. Provides news and analysis of legal issues affecting the financial services industry.

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

    The Nomination Everyone Should Be Talking About

    The Nomination Everyone Should Be Talking About
    As President Donald J. Trump continues to make nominations for Cabinet, judicial, and agency posts, curiously little focus has fallen on who will be chosen to head one key financial regulator. While last week, the confirmation hearings of…
  • Mar 27

    OCC’s Fintech Charter Proposal: The End of State Licensing As We Know It? Comments Due April 14

    OCC’s Fintech Charter Proposal: The End of State Licensing As We Know It? Comments Due April 14
    For nonbank providers of consumer financial services, one of the most challenging parts of doing business is the need to comply with the laws of multiple states. Entities like money transmitters and consumer lenders typically must obtain…
  • Feb 28

    Competition for Nonbank Small-Dollar Lending?

    Competition for Nonbank Small-Dollar Lending?
    As long as nonbank small-dollar lending faces additional regulation and regulatory scrutiny, as we have previously discussed, the role of small-dollar loans made by traditional depository institutions should not be ignored. To date, bank and…
Rank this Week: 728

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/
Rank this Week: 558

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 9

    Medical Malpractice Informed Consent

    Medical Malpractice Informed Consent
    Medical Malpractice Informed Consent from Brien Roche Law Professor George Annas from Boston University’s School of Public Health recently contended at a meeting of the American Bar Association that informed consent was under attack.…
  • Jan 7

    Filing Suit in Federal Court

    Filing Suit in Federal Court
    Filing Suit in Federal Court from Brien Roche Law Filing suit in federal court requires first an analysis of whether that court has what is called subject matter jurisdiction.Subject matter jurisdiction in federal court is based on either…
  • Jan 7

    Handling Fire Case

    Handling Fire Case
    Handling Fire Cases from Brien Roche Law Cigarette Fires Cigarette fire cases involve interesting issues of product liability law. Many household fires are caused by cigarettes according to injury attorney Brien Roche.  Everybody knows…
Rank this Week: 1101

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 22

    Cars — the worst purchase you’ll ever make. Here’s why.

    Cars — the worst purchase you’ll ever make. Here’s why.
    © Daniel Steger for openphoto.net The biggest money pit I see when I interview prospects with financial problems is the car — always.  I have even seen people paying half of their disposable income in car payments (plus…
  • Nov 22

    Cars — the worst purchase you’ll ever make. Here’s why.

    Cars — the worst purchase you’ll ever make. Here’s why.
    The biggest money pit I see when I interview prospects with financial problems is the car — always.  I have even seen people paying half of their disposable income in car payments (plus insurance, tolls, repairs, maintenance,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 729

Baum Law Offices

Baum Law Offices

Covers Criminal and Family Law. Published by Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum.

http://baumlawoffices.com/blog/
  • Apr 4

    Maryland Self Defense Law FAQ

    Maryland Self Defense Law FAQ
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - Law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland. This blog post is meant to shed some light on the Maryland self defense law. By self defense, I…
  • Nov 4

    Maryland Peace Order and Protective Order Defense

    Maryland Peace Order and Protective Order Defense
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - Law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland. As of October 1, 2014, it became much easier to get a final peace order or a final protective…
  • Nov 4

    Maryland Peace Order and Protective Order Defense

    Maryland Peace Order and Protective Order Defense
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - Law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.As of October 1, 2014, it became much easier to get a final peace order or a final protective…
Rank this Week: 678

Price Benowitz Law Blog

Price Benowitz Law Blog

Covers Maryland and DC personal injury issues.

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

    DC Bike Laws for Riding on the Street or Sidewalk

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

    DC Bike Laws for Riding on the Street or Sidewalk

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

    DC Contributory Negligence in Bike Accident

    DC Contributory Negligence in Bike Accident
    People are excited about bicycles in Washington, DC. According to the DC Department of Transportation, 9,300 District residents biked to work in 2010.
Rank this Week: 716

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: 624

Health Information Technology and…

Health Information Technology and Privacy Blog

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

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

    NOIs Due Soon to Apply for 2014 ACO Program

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

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

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

    New HIPAA Rule Released Today

    New HIPAA Rule Released Today
    The new HIPAA/HITECH rule in an unpublished version was released today and can be found at www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/01/25/2013-01073/modifications-to-the-hipaa-privacy-security-enforcement-and-breach-notification-rules.…
Rank this Week: 904

The Law Offices of David Stein…

The Law Offices of David Stein Blog

Covers privacy and technology.

http://www.familylawdc.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1242

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: 1113

Harrison Law Group Construction…

Harrison Law Group Construction Notes

Covers construction contracts, guarantees, warranties and workplace policies.

http://constructionlawnotes.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    Mike Pappas Featured in Building Baltimore Magazine

    Mike Pappas Featured in Building Baltimore Magazine
    Mike Pappas was featured in Building Baltimore Magazine's February 2009 Edition for his work with the ABC Joint Legislative Committee. Mike received a "Member of Distinction" Award in January 2009for his dedication and political action with…
  • Mar 26

    Mike Pappas in Video Interview by The Daily Record

    Mike Pappas in Video Interview by The Daily Record
    Mike Pappas was interviewed yesterday [March 25, 2009] at the Baltimore County Bar Association's Technology Expo, held at the Towson National Guard Armory from 11 am until 2 pm. Pappas, the chair of the Bar Association’s Technology…
  • Dec 3

    Employee Handbooks — Place and Purpose

    Employee Handbooks — Place and Purpose
    BY: Faith E. Harrison, EsquireOriginally Published In The HLG Constructor, September, 2008
Rank this Week: 1174

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 25

    State of the Cyber Nation: UK Government Report on Cybersecurity Breache

    State of the Cyber Nation: UK Government Report on Cybersecurity Breache
    On 19 April 2017, the UK Government's Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) published a report on cyber security breaches and how they affected UK companies in the last year. The report indicates that a number of UK companies have…
  • Apr 21

    An Opportunity to Shape Compliance with GDPR

    An Opportunity to Shape Compliance with GDPR
    A close observer of the GDPR will have noticed that, in several places, individual EU Member States can implement derogations from the GDPR requirements. Of course, as a regulation under EU law there is less scope for local flexibility under…
  • Apr 20

    China’s Data Localization Measures Open for Comment

    China’s Data Localization Measures Open for Comment
    On 11 April 2017 the Cyberspace Administration of China published a circular calling for comments on its draft Security Assessment for Personal Information and Important Data Transmitted Outside of the People's Republic of China Measures.…
Rank this Week: 4059

Regulation tomorrow

Regulation tomorrow

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Offers resources on the global financial services regulatory environment. It reports on financial services regulatory developments and provides insights and commentary across Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States.

http://www.regulationtomorrow.com/
  • Apr 25

    German regulators work on proposals for “Small Banking Box” regulation

    German regulators work on proposals for “Small Banking Box” regulation
    The German Federal Financial Supervisory authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht – BaFin) and the German Central Bank (Deutsche Bundesbank) are currently working on a draft proposal for the so-called…
  • Apr 25

    Video Identification: New Circular (03/2017) published by BaFin

    Video Identification: New Circular (03/2017) published by BaFin
    On 10 April, BaFin (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht – BaFin) issued a new Circular (Circular 03/2017) on anti-money laundering  (AML) related requirements of video identification procedure. BaFin states that…
  • Apr 24

    FRB issues first Volcker Rule enforcement order and civil penalty

    FRB issues first Volcker Rule enforcement order and civil penalty
    On April 20, 2017, the Federal Reserve Board issued its first Volcker Rule enforcement order and assessed a $19.71 million civil penalty. It was issued against a non-U.S. bank with banking offices and subsidiaries in the United States. The…
Rank this Week: 2116

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Apr 24

    No Nexus For Novartis Gilenya Patent

    No Nexus For Novartis Gilenya Patent
    In Novartis AG v. Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd., the Federal Circuit affirmed the decision of the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) invalidating all claims of U.S. Patent 8,324,283, which is one of four Orange Book-listed patents…
  • Apr 17

    Angiomax Patents Limited To Example

    Angiomax Patents Limited To Example
    In The Medicines Co. v. Mylan, Inc., the Federal Circuit construed composition claims of two Angiomax patents as requiring the recited “batches” to be made by a specific “efficient mixing” process illustrated in one of…
  • Apr 10

    PTAB Not Bound By Prior Court Decisions Upholding Exelon Patent

    PTAB Not Bound By Prior Court Decisions Upholding Exelon Patent
    In Novartis v. Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the Federal Circuit affirmed the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decisions invalidating certain claims of two Orange Book-listed Exelon patents. This decision has garnered attention…
Rank this Week: 3980

Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

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

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
  • Apr 24

    Deborah A. Swanstrom and Andrea I. Sarmentero Garzón Featured in District Energy Magazine

    Deborah A. Swanstrom and Andrea I. Sarmentero Garzón Featured in District Energy Magazine
    Jennings, Strouss & Salmon attorneys, Deborah A. Swanstrom and Andrea I. Sarmentero Garzón, are featured in the Second Quarter 2017 issue of District Energy magazine. Read the full article: FERC to reform interconnection procedures…
  • Jan 13

    Debra Roby & Andrea Sarmentero Garzon Featured in District Energy Magazine

    Debra Roby & Andrea Sarmentero Garzon Featured in District Energy Magazine
            Jennings, Strouss & Salmon energy attorneys, Debra Roby & Andrea Sarmentero Garzon, are featured in the latest edition of District Energy magazine. Read the full article: In the wake of Hughes v. Talen…
  • Oct 24

    Gerit F. Hull Featured in District Energy Magazine

    Gerit F. Hull Featured in District Energy Magazine
      Jennings, Strouss & Salmon attorney, Gerit F. Hull, is featured in the latest edition of District Energy magazine. Read the full article: D.C. Circuit to address PJM capacity market rules affecting renewables and demand resource
Rank this Week: 2999

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

    Economists’ Rx for MDs’ legal wellbeing? Practice better medicine

    Economists’ Rx for MDs’ legal wellbeing? Practice better medicine
    In the battles between lawyers and doctors over malpractice lawsuits filed by patients harmed while seeking medical services, it may be worth heeding economists’ prescription for caregivers: Physicians, heal thy selves. Aaron Carroll, a…
  • Apr 23

    Congress returns with Trump pressing anew for ACA repeal/replace, but with what?

    Congress returns with Trump pressing anew for ACA repeal/replace, but with what?
    Welcome back, Republicans in Congress. When you went home for spring break, constituents made raucous complaints, if you held town halls, about the GOP’s failure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. The…
  • Apr 21

    Vitamin D is the new poster child of excess testing and treatment

    Vitamin D is the new poster child of excess testing and treatment
    The health care pendulum appears to have taken a bad swing to the extreme with vitamin D.  Too many Americans may be taking unnecessary tests to see if they’re deficient of this important nutrient. Too many of us are taking…
Rank this Week: 1417

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Apr 24

    Federal Court Defers to Oklahoma Oil and Gas Oversight, Rejects Sierra Club Bid for Federal Regulation

    Federal Court Defers to Oklahoma Oil and Gas Oversight, Rejects Sierra Club Bid for Federal Regulation
    This post was originally posted on WLF Legal Pulse. In 2016, the Sierra Club filed suit in Oklahoma alleging that use of state-permitted deep wastewater injection wells was causing increased seismic activity—both in frequency and…
  • Apr 24

    Hearings This Week

    Hearings This Week
      Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on “A Review of the Technical, Scientific, and Legal Basis of the WOTUS (Waters of the United States) Rule.” Wednesday, April 26, 10 a.m. 406 Dirksen Bldg.   House…
  • Apr 17

    Burdens and Regulations Under Review at EPA

    Burdens and Regulations Under Review at EPA
    The internal memorandum from Administrator Pruitt to his senior staff at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) was recently released to the press.  The memo provides the road map for implementing Executive Order…
Rank this Week: 4068

Classified: The Class Action Blog

Classified: The Class Action Blog

A blog focused on the latest class action developments and trends by the attorneys of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
  • Apr 24

    Saved By The Bellwether Trial in the Ninth Circuit

    Saved By The Bellwether Trial in the Ninth Circuit
    Removal under the “mass action” provision of the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) is appropriate when 100 or more plaintiffs take the affirmative step of proposing to try their claims jointly and the claims involve common issues…
  • Apr 18

    2017 Carlton Fields Class Action Survey Highlight

    2017 Carlton Fields Class Action Survey Highlight
    Carlton Fields recently released its sixth annual Class Action Survey, which is based on detailed interviews with general counsel and senior legal officers at 373 companies operating in more than 25 industries. Those individuals shared their…
  • Apr 14

    Class Representatives Do Not Hold Veto Power Over Class Settlement

    Class Representatives Do Not Hold Veto Power Over Class Settlement
    In In re FedEx Ground Package Sys., Inc. Employment Practices Litig., No. 3:05-CV-595 RLM, 2017 WL 632119 (N.D. Ind. Feb. 14, 2017), only one of a total of seven class representatives signed off on accepting a proposed class settlement with…
Rank this Week: 2286

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/
  • Apr 24

    Expanding definition of “sex discrimination” under Title VII

    Expanding definition of “sex discrimination” under Title VII
    The Judiciary continues to act where Congress will not All employment attorneys—and most employers—know that Title VII bars discrimination based on certain enumerated personal characteristics: race, color, religion, sex, and…
  • Apr 19

    One step closer to legalization

    One step closer to legalization
    On April 13th, the federal Liberal government tabled the much anticipated Cannabis Act. While many recreational marijuana users now have reason to rejoice, employers across the country are left with unanswered questions as to how the upcoming…
  • Apr 18

    Australian 457 working visa to be abolished – reforms to employer sponsored skilled migration programme announced

    Australian 457 working visa to be abolished – reforms to employer sponsored skilled migration programme announced
    The Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, announced yesterday afternoon that the 457 visa will be abolished and replaced with a new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa to better address genuine skill shortages and protect the…
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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/
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Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Apr 21

    Extended Library Hours and Access Restrictions During Exam

    Extended Library Hours and Access Restrictions During Exam
    Georgetown Law Library’s reading and exam period will be in effect Monday April 24th and run through Wednesday May 16th. During the reading and exam period, both the Williams and Wolff Libraries will remain open 24 hours. For the…
  • Apr 21

    HeinOnline adds new database on Presidential Commission Report

    HeinOnline adds new database on Presidential Commission Report
    Presidents often establish special boards, task forces, commissions and committees. The new database on HeinOnline, entitled: Presidential Commission Reports  is a a searchable database of these reports. Over 6,000 reports on items such…
  • Apr 3

    Summer Use of Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law

    Summer Use of Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law
    Wondering which research services you can use this summer? Check out the library’s Lexis, Westlaw & Bloomberg Law information page for using these resources over the summer. Don’t forget, you also have access to many other…
Rank this Week: 2730

Property Casualty Focus

Property Casualty Focus

Focused on legal developments in the property-casualty industry. By Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://propertycasualtyfocus.com/
  • Apr 21

    New York Court Upholds Suit Limitation Period, Ruling Appraisal is Not a Condition Precedent to Filing Suit

    New York Court Upholds Suit Limitation Period, Ruling Appraisal is Not a Condition Precedent to Filing Suit
    Courts will generally uphold reasonable suit limitation periods in property insurance policies, if the insurer does not affirmatively waive or extend them. In MZM Real Estate Corp. v. Tower Ins. Co. of New York, No. 452741/2015 (N.Y. Sup. Ct.…
  • Apr 14

    Marijuana Insurance: Workers’ Compensation Carriers Take a Hit

    Marijuana Insurance: Workers’ Compensation Carriers Take a Hit
    Marijuana is becoming big business as its growth rate zooms past even the astronomical dotcom industry growth rate of the 1990s. The industry had nearly $7 billion in 2016 revenue (a 30 percent increase over 2015), and an eye-popping $20…
  • Apr 7

    A Stitch in Time Saves … An Insured From Incurring Non-Covered Defense Cost

    A Stitch in Time Saves … An Insured From Incurring Non-Covered Defense Cost
    Timely notice is typically a condition precedent to coverage under an insurance contract, though many states require an insurer to demonstrate prejudice before denying coverage solely based on a failure to comply with a notice provision.…
Rank this Week: 2285

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
  • Apr 21

    The Week in Whistleblowing

    The Week in Whistleblowing
    Tax day fell on April 18 this year, and law enforcers celebrated by announcing their wins in recent tax cases. Especially notable was a $40 million settlement unveiled by New York’s attorney general Eric Schneiderman — the…
  • Apr 14

    SEC Whistleblowers Have a Stake in Kokesh Case

    SEC Whistleblowers Have a Stake in Kokesh Case
    On Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on a provision of law that has stood mostly unchanged since it was introduced more than 175 years ago — but that could, if interpreted badly, make it harder to maintain a pool of…
  • Apr 13

    The Week in Whistleblowing

    The Week in Whistleblowing
    Wells Fargo continued to dominate whistleblower news, releasing on Monday a 110-page report from Shearman & Sterling that said the independent law firm hasn’t yet “identified a pattern of retaliation against [bank] employees…
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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: 3920

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Apr 20

    Virginia, Wisconsin settle False Claims Act allegations arising from use of consultant in nutrition program

    Virginia, Wisconsin settle False Claims Act allegations arising from use of consultant in nutrition program
    On April 10 and April 12, the Department of Justice announced that the Commonwealth of Virginia and the state of Wisconsin, respectively, had agreed to pay multi-million dollar amounts to settle allegations that they had implemented improper…
  • Mar 30

    Charles River Labs settles cost mischarging case for $1.8 million

    Charles River Labs settles cost mischarging case for $1.8 million
    On March 13, the Department of Justice announced that Charles River Laboratories, a National Institutes of Health contractor, had agreed to pay $1.8 million to settle civil allegations under the False Claims Act that it had mischarged costs…
  • Mar 12

    CA, Inc. settles defective pricing qui tam for $45 million

    CA, Inc. settles defective pricing qui tam for $45 million
    On March 10, the Department of Justice announced that the computer company CA, Inc., had agreed to pay $45 million to settle allegations, originally brought by a whistleblower, that the company made false statements during negotiations with…
Rank this Week: 5060

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Apr 19

    Court Sends EPA Back to the Drawing Board on Temperature Limits in Oregon Water

    Court Sends EPA Back to the Drawing Board on Temperature Limits in Oregon Water
    On April 11, 2017, the United States District Court for the District of Oregon ruled on parties’ objections to a federal magistrate judge’s findings and recommendations in a case challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection…
  • Apr 13

    D.C. Circuit Removes Hurdle to Northern Spotted Owl Critical Habitat Designation Challenge

    D.C. Circuit Removes Hurdle to Northern Spotted Owl Critical Habitat Designation Challenge
    On April 11, 2017, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (“D.C. Circuit”) held in Carpenters Industrial Council v. Zinke, 2017 U.S.App.LEXIS 6175, that a lumber company trade…
  • Apr 7

    Manatee Reclassified from Endangered to Threatened

    Manatee Reclassified from Endangered to Threatened
    On April 5, 2017, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) issued a final rule in the Federal Register reclassifying the West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus) from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species…
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Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Apr 19

    A new tool for DOJ to deal with Bid Protests?

    A new tool for DOJ to deal with Bid Protests?
    GAO will dismiss protests once they become the subject of litigation at the US Court of Federal Claims. Sometimes protesters file at GAO, test the waters, and, when they don’t like what’s in the water, they voluntarily dismiss the…
  • Dec 28

    Ten Chief Characterization amidst a High-quality Virtual Information

    Ten Chief Characterization amidst a High-quality Virtual Information
    Virtual data rooms are becoming more and more popular in the business realm worldwide. Investment bankers, lawyers and top managers of firms feel the need for the functional and secure environment to store their information and to complete…
  • Dec 21

    You Can Win a Protest Even Though the Protest is not Sustained

    You Can Win a Protest Even Though the Protest is not Sustained
    Every year, the Government Accountability Office reports to Congress several statistics relating to GAO’s bid protest function. The big news this year is that the “Sustain Rate” — the percentage of protests that…
Rank this Week: 4124

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/
  • Apr 19

    UK High Court dismisses challenge to fracking planning permission

    UK High Court dismisses challenge to fracking planning permission
    On 12 April 2017, the High Court dismissed a judicial review application challenging the decision of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid, to allow fracking in Lancashire. As reported in our blog of 22…
  • Apr 17

    Northern Cross sues Yukon over fracking moratorium

    Northern Cross sues Yukon over fracking moratorium
    Earlier this month, Northern Cross Limited, a company based in the western Canadian territory of Yukon, sued the Yukon government over its moratorium on fracking. The company, which has been exploring the Eagle Plains region in the north of…
  • Apr 6

    Maryland bans fracking

    Maryland bans fracking
    Maryland’s governor, Larry Hogan, on Tuesday signed into law a bill that bans hydraulic fracturing in the state. The move comes a week after the state’s legislature passed the bill. Maryland currently has no fracking activity…
Rank this Week: 2141

McDevitt Law Office

McDevitt Law Office

Covers estate planning and family law in Virginia.

http://www.mcdevittlaw.net/blog-index/
  • Apr 18

    Probate in a state other then your domicile

    Probate in a state other then your domicile
    If you own property located in a state other than your domicile, you should not have to create another will in that state. The reason is that most states recognize a will that was legally executed in another jurisdiction. However, it may be…
  • Mar 29

    Special-needs trusts and other estate planning options for disabled adult

    Special-needs trusts and other estate planning options for disabled adult
    The life expectancy of disabled adults has been steadily increasing to the point where it has served to complicate the issue of retirement planning for their aging parents. A special-needs child brings another aspect to retirement planning.…
  • Mar 22

    Potential review of Virginia child support guideline

    Potential review of Virginia child support guideline
    Deciding the amount of child support to be paid by the noncustodial parent can be a complex process. This is particularly true when matters are made worse due to a stressful divorce and disputes over custody. It can be disheartening for the…
Rank this Week: 2204

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: 5077

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: 3172

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/
  • Apr 14

    Canada Passes Legislation Protecting Genetic Information

    Canada Passes Legislation Protecting Genetic Information
    The Canadian Parliament recently passed Bill S-201, the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act, which protects individuals from having to disclose information related to genetic testing and test results. Specifically, the Act prohibits any person…
  • Apr 13

    New York Event: Cybersecurity Developments in Asia

    New York Event: Cybersecurity Developments in Asia
    The past year has seen data breaches in the headlines for Asia-based companies and the continued strengthening of privacy and security laws in this region. Please join us for a panel discussion at our New York office on Friday, April 21,…
  • Apr 5

    Singapore legal update: Firm warned for Whatsapp personal data disclosure

    Singapore legal update: Firm warned for Whatsapp personal data disclosure
    Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission has on 21 March 2017 issued a warning to a local firm for disclosing a former employee’s personal information in a company WhatsApp group. A director at the firm, Executive Coach…
Rank this Week: 2163