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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 29

    Keeping the Torch Lit

    Keeping the Torch Lit
    Guest Post by Mary Anne Brush (Re-printed from the Grosse Pointe News) Two milestones mark either end of my summer. My 90-year-old mother died at the end of May and my youngest child will leave for college at... Read More
  • Jul 11

    The SFSTs Have Never Been Peer Reviewed

    The SFSTs Have Never Been Peer Reviewed
      Peer review is a critical component of any scientific research.   You don’t simply expect people to take your word for it. Instead, you send things out to other experts in your field and you say: I am... Read More
  • Jun 30

    Your Rights. Your Lawyer.

    Your Rights. Your Lawyer.
    Criminal and DWI Defense in the District of Columbia.
Rank this Week: 427

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: 392

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/
  • Jul 16

    What Every Patient Should Know About “Number Needed to Treat”

    What Every Patient Should Know About “Number Needed to Treat”
    Most drug advertisements today include a lot of superficial information touting the benefits of medications, including statistics that can make treatments look fantastic and benign. While the statistics these drug makers cite may be accurate,…
  • Jul 15

    Understanding the Difference Between Absolute Risk and Relative Risk

    Understanding the Difference Between Absolute Risk and Relative Risk
    Turn on the television at just about any time of the day or night, and chances are pretty good that within the first 30 minutes, you will see a commercial promoting a drug. That’s because pharmaceuticals are big business, and the…
  • Jun 24

    Six Surprising Facts about Heat Stroke

    Six Surprising Facts about Heat Stroke
    Heat stroke can be a serious danger during the summer months. Understanding what puts you at risk for heat stroke and what symptoms it causes are essential for your health and safety. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe: Heat…
Rank this Week: 483

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/
  • 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…
  • May 8

    News Briefs: April 2015

    News Briefs: April 2015
    » On April 3, 2015, the Superior Court of the District of Columbia issued an order providing for individualized determinations regarding the use of restraints in juvenile proceedings before the Family Court. Admin. Order 15-07. To…
  • May 8

    Court Opinions: April 2015

    Court Opinions: April 2015
    In April 2015, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals published the opinions listed below. The opinions listed below are organized by type or source of appeal. To retrieve an electronic copy of any of these opinions from the…
Rank this Week: 556

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 29

    Aviation industry looks to cut polluting emissions through alternative fuels and batterie

    Aviation industry looks to cut polluting emissions through alternative fuels and batterie
    A lot of research and development into alternative fuels for aircraft has focused on biofuels, which has also been an area of focus of automakers. Last January, Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA) announced a series of developments in creating green diesel…
  • Jul 28

    Was the Federal Circuit Trying to Save Us from Ourselves in Williamson v. Citrix?

    Was the Federal Circuit Trying to Save Us from Ourselves in Williamson v. Citrix?
    In Williamson v. Citrix, the Federal Circuit overruled its own precedent that there is a “strong” presumption that claim limitations that do not use the term “means” are not means-plus-function limitations. This change…
  • Jul 28

    The Evolution of Contact Lenses: From Da Vinci to Electronic Lense

    The Evolution of Contact Lenses: From Da Vinci to Electronic Lense
    Any story about innovation that starts with Leonardo da Vinci is one worth telling. The fact that the great French philosopher René Descartes also plays a starring role in the history of the contact lens makes this story of innovation…
Rank this Week: 713

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 28

    Medical Device Bill Needs Greater Scrutiny and Patient Protection

    Medical Device Bill Needs Greater Scrutiny and Patient Protection
    Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that was promoted as a way to streamline the FDA’s process for approving medical devices in order to deliver new treatments to patients sooner. But some voices…
  • Jul 27

    Heartburn Drugs and Osteoporosis — A Dubious Connection

    Heartburn Drugs and Osteoporosis — A Dubious Connection
    Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are drugs widely prescribed for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). In recent years, concerns have arisen over a perceived association with PPIs and increased risk of bone fractures. Commonly referred to as…
  • Jul 26

    The Potential Cost of Waiting to Name the Baby

    The Potential Cost of Waiting to Name the Baby
    Of all the medical mistakes that could be made in the first hours of a newborn’s life, few lay people would think to attribute any of them to a delay in naming the infant. But neonatologists (doctors who treat ill or premature newborns)…
Rank this Week: 893

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: 897

Whistleblower Law Blog

Whistleblower Law Blog

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

http://employmentlawgroupblog.com
Rank this Week: 965

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 29

    UK: Surveillance and the Rule of Law

    UK: Surveillance and the Rule of Law
    Making the UK a safe place to live and prosper is not a small matter. Whatever the root causes, the threats to public safety are real and a political priority for government and opposition alike. This huge responsibility combined with the…
  • Jul 28

    Seventh Circuit Finds Article III Standing Following Data Breach, but Significant Hurdles Remain for Plaintiffs Seeking Recovery

    Seventh Circuit Finds Article III Standing Following Data Breach, but Significant Hurdles Remain for Plaintiffs Seeking Recovery
    In a move counter to the trending precedent in data breach litigation, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled on July 20 that data breach plaintiffs whose personal information was potentially exposed in a confirmed hacking…
  • Jul 24

    Data Protection Compliance in Spain (2015)

    Data Protection Compliance in Spain (2015)
    Spain is well known for having one of the most restrictive data protection regimes in the European Union. It also counts with some of the highest penalties (fines are up to € 600,000 per infringement), and a data protection authority…
Rank this Week: 1526

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: 1536

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
  • Jul 28

    Appeals from FCC TCPA Order Consolidated in the D.C. Circuit

    Appeals from FCC TCPA Order Consolidated in the D.C. Circuit
    By Marty Stern Appeals from the FCC’s recent Declaratory Ruling and Order, which clarified numerous aspects of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, have been consolidated in the D.C. Circuit under an order last week from the…
  • Jul 27

    Designing Fashion: How to be Inspired Not to Copy

    Designing Fashion: How to be Inspired Not to Copy
    By Caroline Judd. Also posted in K&L Gates’ IP blog, IP Law Watch. Earlier this year, K&L Gates hosted its annual Fashion Law Breakfast in conjunction with the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. A fantastic panel…
  • Jul 14

    New TCPA Order Holds Few Bright Spots For Businesse

    New TCPA Order Holds Few Bright Spots For Businesse
    As originally published in Law360 By Martin L. Stern, Andrew C. Glass, Gregory N. Blase, Joseph C. Wylie and Samuel Castic On Friday, July 10, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission issued its much-anticipated Declaratory…
Rank this Week: 1521

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 28

    Iran Nuclear Agreement: A Weapon of Mass Destruction for U.S. and Global Nonproliferation Effort

    Iran Nuclear Agreement: A Weapon of Mass Destruction for U.S. and Global Nonproliferation Effort
    Announcing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) regarding Iranian nuclear activities, President Obama claimed it would make “our country and the world safer and more secure.” On the contrary, what the agreement allows;…
  • Jul 28

    Planned Parenthood Must Go Private, No More Taxpayer Money

    Planned Parenthood Must Go Private, No More Taxpayer Money
    When a Leftist organization’s leader finds him or herself politically cornered because the facts of an argument do not advance their cause, he or she will eventually engage in the politics of personal destruction. That is exactly…
  • Jul 23

    Cuba’s Next Pipe Dream: Oil Drilling Off Florida’s Coast

    Cuba’s Next Pipe Dream: Oil Drilling Off Florida’s Coast
    At a briefing at the White House yesterday with close to 80 Cuban-American Democrat Party donors and activists, senior administration officials supposedly briefed the group about the week in US-Cuba policy as well as what may lay…
Rank this Week: 1394

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

    Agency’s Discussions Only With Awardee Were Improper, Says GAO

    Agency’s Discussions Only With Awardee Were Improper, Says GAO
    When a procurement agency opens discussions with one offeror, it must open discussions with all offerors within the competitive range. In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO held that a procuring agency conducted improper discussions when…
  • Jul 27

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: July 20-24, 2015

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: July 20-24, 2015
    I was on the road during the latter half of last week–first a stop in Columbia, Missouri for a workshop with the Missouri PTAC, and then on to the greater Chicago area, where I gave a presentation at a procurement conference.  My…
  • Jul 26

    Thank You, Illinois!

    Thank You, Illinois!
    I am back in Lawrence after a trip to the greater Chicago area, where I spoke at The Next Level: Federal Contracting conference. The conference was a great chance for experienced federal contractors to avoid beginning level seminars…
Rank this Week: 1462

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/
  • Jul 23

    Amtrak Admits Liability in Fatal Philadelphia Train Wreck

    Amtrak Admits Liability in Fatal Philadelphia Train Wreck
    Back in May of this year, eight passengers were killed and dozens others seriously injured when an Amtrak train originating in Washington D.C. crashed just outside Philadelphia. According to one local news source, Amtrak recently indicated in…
  • Jul 16

    New Self-Driving Cars Cause Fewer Accidents than Their Human-Driven Counterpart

    New Self-Driving Cars Cause Fewer Accidents than Their Human-Driven Counterpart
    For several years now, Google has been developing self-driving cars that do not require the attention of a human driver to get to the final destination. According to one news source, these vehicles have recently undergone some safety testing,…
  • Jul 9

    New Study Finds Washington D.C. Most Lenient Jurisdiction for Drunk Driver

    New Study Finds Washington D.C. Most Lenient Jurisdiction for Drunk Driver
    It is common knowledge these days that drunk driving is a dangerous and irresponsible habit that can all too easily claim innocent lives. However, for a number of seemingly irrational reasons, drivers continue to engage in drunk driving…
Rank this Week: 1317

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/
  • Jul 21

    Making the Most of Parks and Recreation Month

    Making the Most of Parks and Recreation Month
    July is National Parks and Recreation Month, and that means it’s the ideal time to head out and enjoy all Mother Nature has to offer – and where better than your local parks? Established in 1985, this year marks the 30th…
  • Jul 17

    6 Surprising Swimming Pool Danger

    6 Surprising Swimming Pool Danger
    Each day in the U.S., about 10 people die as a result of drowning, the fifth leading cause of unintentional injury-related death in the U.S. The problem is biggest among the very young, but people of all ages can become unintentional drowning…
  • Jul 16

    Independence Day Weekend Driving Dangers Linger After the Holiday

    Independence Day Weekend Driving Dangers Linger After the Holiday
    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Independence Day weekend is one of the deadliest times of the year for DUI driving and for auto accidents in general. Hopefully, you kept yourself and family safe during…
Rank this Week: 1470

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/
  • Jul 1

    Angie's List v. Amazon - Alleged Theft of Trade Secrets by Competitor

    Angie's List v. Amazon - Alleged Theft of Trade Secrets by Competitor
    For many companies, trade secrets are essential to the business model. These could come in the form of:A formulaA recipeA methodA marketing strategyA manufacturing techniqueA computer algorithmA list of customers No matter its form, the key…
  • Jun 29

    Angie's List v. Amazon - Alleged Theft of Trade Secrets by Competitor

    Angie's List v. Amazon - Alleged Theft of Trade Secrets by Competitor
    For many companies, trade secrets are essential to the business model. These could come in the form of:A formulaA recipeA methodA marketing strategyA manufacturing techniqueA computer algorithmA list of customers No matter its form, the key…
  • Jun 12

    U.S. Supreme Court Issues Landmark Ruling for Qui Tam Lawsuit

    U.S. Supreme Court Issues Landmark Ruling for Qui Tam Lawsuit
    There was a victory for both sides of a qui tam lawsuit in the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Carter, penned by Justice Samuel Alito. The defendant in the case,…
Rank this Week: 1642

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Published by Nationally Focused Mesothelioma Attorneys. The Ferraro Law Firm

http://www.mesotheliomalawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 12

    Improper Asbestos Removal Leads to Three-Year Prison Sentence

    Improper Asbestos Removal Leads to Three-Year Prison Sentence
    For leaving asbestos debris littered at the demolition site of an old hospital in New Jersey, a former recycling company project organizer will serve three years in prison. His co-defendant, the owner of the company, was sentenced last year…
  • May 12

    Illegal Asbestos Removal in Florida Leads to Criminal Charge

    Illegal Asbestos Removal in Florida Leads to Criminal Charge
    The vision that developers had to renovate a dilapidated housing complex and transform it into a modern apartment complex catering to the millennials of St. Petersburg was lauded by community members, who praised the revitalization. But…
  • Apr 28

    Florida Asbestos Exposure Concerns Halt Mall Demolition Project

    Florida Asbestos Exposure Concerns Halt Mall Demolition Project
    Asbestos exposure is largely seen as a problem of the 20th Century, when asbestos the flame-retardant material was widely used in an array of products from insulation to brake pads. But we will continue to see the effects of this product…
Rank this Week: 1697

TelecomMediaTech Law Blog

TelecomMediaTech Law Blog

Covers telecommunications, media and technology law and policy. By Rini Coran, PC.

http://www.telecommediatechlaw.com
  • Mar 26

    FCC Hits TV Station With Maximum Fine for Fleeting Nudity in Newscast

    FCC Hits TV Station With Maximum Fine for Fleeting Nudity in Newscast
    The Federal Communications Commission has fined a television station $325,000 for allegedly broadcasting “extremely graphic and explicit sexual material”, i.e., indecent material.  The amount of the fine, underlying…
  • Feb 12

    Obituary: Rebecca Rini

    Obituary: Rebecca Rini
    Our colleague and friend Rebecca Rini passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 8, 2015.  Rebecca was the founding partner of the law firm of Rini, Coran & Lancellotta, PC and its successor, Rini O’Neil, PC.  She was an…
  • Jun 26

    Lessons from Aereo: Laws, Litigation and Loophole

    Lessons from Aereo: Laws, Litigation and Loophole
    In a case with far-reaching implications for the television business, for cloud computing and for new technologies, the U.S. Supreme Court found that Aereo’s online video service infringed copyrights held by television producers,…
Rank this Week: 1558

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

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

http://www.insideprivacy.com
Rank this Week: 1527

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: 1644

LexDigerati

LexDigerati

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

http://manishin.com/law
Rank this Week: 1070

Case Notes Blog

Case Notes Blog

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

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

    Overtime Collective Action Certified in Maryland

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

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

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

    Joining the Maryland Bar

    Joining the Maryland Bar
    I just learned that I passed the Maryland “Attorneys’ Bar,” which is obviously good news.  The Attorney’s Bar is a shortened bar exam that Maryland offers attorneys who have been practicing more than five…
Rank this Week: 1586

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: 1467

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/
  • Jul 29

    EPA Hubris, July 2015 Edition

    EPA Hubris, July 2015 Edition
    Anyone who reads this blog must have seen the explosion of reports in the trade press that EPA ignored significant criticism from the Army Corps of Engineers in promulgating its Waters of the United States rule.  I have not seen the…
  • Jul 28

    DOE Releases Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Northern Pass Project

    DOE Releases Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Northern Pass Project
    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Northern Pass Transmission, LLC’s proposed 187-mile transmission line across the United States-Canada border in New…
  • Jul 23

    The Earth Once More Spins Calmly On Its Axis; EPA’s Updated Hex Chrome MACT Rule Is Affirmed

    The Earth Once More Spins Calmly On Its Axis; EPA’s Updated Hex Chrome MACT Rule Is Affirmed
    On Tuesday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed EPA’s update of its hexavalent chromium MACT rule.  Suffice it to say that this was a little easier than review of the power plant MACT rule. The Court rejected both industry…
Rank this Week: 3826

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Jul 29

    Early closing for both libraries July 29-31

    Early closing for both libraries July 29-31
    Due to the scheduled electrical work on the Law Center buildings, the Wolff & Williams Libraries will both be closing at 10pm on July 29th, 30th & 31st. The Circulation desks will remain on their normal summer hours.
  • Jul 27

    Good Luck on the Bar Exam!

    Good Luck on the Bar Exam!
    Everyone at the Law Library, including the LiBearian, wishes you the best of luck and success on the bar exam!  
  • Jul 14

    Job Hunting? Check out GoinGlobal!

    Job Hunting? Check out GoinGlobal!
    The library has subscribed to a new job searching tool that can help you locate legal jobs all around the world. GoinGlobal is a great resource for searching for jobs, but also for discovering cultural business trends in countries around the…
Rank this Week: 2714

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

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

    Can You File An RCE In That U.S. National Stage Application?

    Can You File An RCE In That U.S. National Stage Application?
    Since the implementation of the America Invents Act on September 16, 2012, and the Technical Corrections Act on January 14, 2013, Applicants have been able to delay submission of an executed inventors’ oath/declaration in a U.S.…
  • Jul 21

    Federal Circuit Finds Biosimilar Patent Dispute Resoluation Procedures Optional

    Federal Circuit Finds Biosimilar Patent Dispute Resoluation Procedures Optional
    In Amgen v. Sandoz, a divided panel of the Federal Circuit issued its first decision interpreting the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA), and did so in a manner that appears to favor biosimilar applicants over…
  • Jul 20

    Simultaneous Invention As Secondary Evidence Of Obviousne

    Simultaneous Invention As Secondary Evidence Of Obviousne
    I do not usually write about non-precedential Federal Circuit decisions, but I could not let the discussion of “simultaneous invention” in Columbia University v. Illumina, Inc., go without comment. As if protecting patents…
Rank this Week: 4001

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

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

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Survey Habitat Conservation Bank

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Survey Habitat Conservation Bank
    On July 24, 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) published a notice seeking authorization from the Office of Management and Budget to evaluate habitat conservation banks established under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) through…
  • Jul 21

    ESA Roundup – Legislation, Listings, and Litigation

    ESA Roundup – Legislation, Listings, and Litigation
    Whether dealing with water or with endangered species directly, there have been a number of recent developments that are worth keeping on your radar.  Below is a quick summary of some of the more significant items: July 16,…
  • Jul 21

    ESA Roundup – Legislation, Listings, and Litigation

    ESA Roundup – Legislation, Listings, and Litigation
    Whether dealing with water or with endangered species directly, there have been a numbers of recent developments that are worth keeping on your radar.  Below is a quick summary of some of the more significant items: July 16,…
Rank this Week: 5080

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

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

    Seventh Circuit Allows Data Breach Class Action to Proceed Against Neiman Marcus, Despite Lack of Current Harm to Credit Card Holder

    Seventh Circuit Allows Data Breach Class Action to Proceed Against Neiman Marcus, Despite Lack of Current Harm to Credit Card Holder
    Data breaches are often followed by class action suits in which the affected individuals seek damages. Corporations defending against such suits have used a 2013 Supreme Court case, Clapper v. Amnesty International, 133 S. Ct. 1138 (2013), to…
  • Jul 24

    Federal Data Breach Bill Stalled in Congre

    Federal Data Breach Bill Stalled in Congre
    A key distinguishing feature of U.S. data privacy laws is their patchwork nature.  There are industry-specific data privacy laws at the federal level (think HIPAA or the GLBA), yet there are no comprehensive federal standards that…
  • Jul 1

    Reflections on “Privacy in the Modern Age”

    Reflections on “Privacy in the Modern Age”
    With the heart of the summer vacation season upon us, it seems like a good time for some reflection. Here, it comes in the form of excerpts from an essay by privacy maven, Deborah Hurley. The one time Director of the Harvard Information…
Rank this Week: 3854

Insurance Defense Blog

Insurance Defense Blog

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

http://www.insurancedefenseblog.us/
  • 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…
  • May 8

    District of Columbia Legislative History - LIMS

    District of Columbia Legislative History - LIMS
    The District of Columbia government has upgraded its Legislative Information Management System ("LIMS"). As a result of the upgrades, the database covers all legislation passed by the D.C. Council from 1989 to the present, a total…
  • Aug 10

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

    Plaintiffs in DC cell phone litigation avoid knockout punch, for now
    "Can cell phones cause brain cancer?" With that question, which he did not answer, Judge Weisberg of the Superior Court for the District of Columbia began a 76-page discourse on the admissibility of the testimony of eight…
Rank this Week: 3376

No Papered: A Washington DC…

No Papered: A Washington DC Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Scrofano Law.

http://blog.scrofanolaw.com/
  • Jul 24

    Is it worth it to appeal a DUI conviction

    Is it worth it to appeal a DUI conviction
    As is the case with most legal inquiries, the answer to the above question is “it depends.” Whether or not you should appeal your DC DUI conviction depends on what you are looking to get out of the situation. If you are only…
  • Jul 13

    The Importance of Video Evidence In DC DUI Case

    The Importance of Video Evidence In DC DUI Case
    The Metropolitan Police Department (“MPD”) has video cameras all over their police stations. That means if a person is arrested for a suspected DUI within the District of Columbia, the person will be video-monitored throughout the…
  • Jul 2

    Entrapment: Not the Best Defense for a DC Solicitation Case

    Entrapment: Not the Best Defense for a DC Solicitation Case
    In the District of Columbia, the Metropolitan Police Department (“MPD”) makes numerous arrests for solicitation of prostitution through sting operations. Sting operations commonly involve undercover officers attempting to exchange…
Rank this Week: 2760

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
  • Jul 23

    Like old soldiers, Employee Plans Determination Letter Program fades away

    Like old soldiers, Employee Plans Determination Letter Program fades away
    The Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) issued Announcement 2015-19 on July 21, 2015, in which the agency announced that its long-standing and widely used retirement plan determination program for individually designed plans was…
  • Jun 25

    The Supreme Court rescues Obamacare one more time

    The Supreme Court rescues Obamacare one more time
    President Obama might want to invite Chief Justice John Roberts to the White House for a “thank you” dinner! The United States Supreme Court today issued an opinion in King v. Burwell that upholds the Obama administration’s…
  • Jun 25

    IRS issues 409A guidance—need to correct before the year of vesting

    IRS issues 409A guidance—need to correct before the year of vesting
    The Office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) recently confirmed that violations of Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) could be corrected without penalty in any taxable…
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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
  • Jul 20

    Opportunity and Uncertainty for Entities Wishing to Do Business with Iran

    Opportunity and Uncertainty for Entities Wishing to Do Business with Iran
    The following is a client alert previously published here.  Questions should be directed to Gwendolyn Jaramillo or Shrutih Tewarie. Nuclear Deal with Iran Holds Out Possibility of Phased Relaxation of Sanctions On July 14, 2015, the…
  • Jun 28

    Conflict Minerals: European Parliament Endorses New Compliance Requirement

    Conflict Minerals: European Parliament Endorses New Compliance Requirement
    It has been nearly a month since the deadline for companies in the United States to file their second annual conflict minerals reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As companies and their stakeholders assess the strength of…
  • Jun 15

    G7 Leaders Issue Declaration Supporting Private Sector Implementation of Human Rights Due Diligence

    G7 Leaders Issue Declaration Supporting Private Sector Implementation of Human Rights Due Diligence
    At the conclusion of the G7 Summit held on June 7 and 8, the assembled leaders released a declaration endorsing the U.N. Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Specifically, leaders of the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada,…
Rank this Week: 3824

Employment Update

Employment Update

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

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2384

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
  • Jul 20

    M&A Counsel: Don't Overlook Section 310(d) of the Communications Act

    M&A Counsel: Don't Overlook Section 310(d) of the Communications Act
    This year’s mergers-and-acquisitions boom is re-shaping industries and contributing handsomely to the bottom lines of leading investment banks.  One statutory provision triggered in many transactions—not just those involving…
  • May 19

    Open Internet Order: Appellate Advocacy at Full Throttle

    Open Internet Order: Appellate Advocacy at Full Throttle
    The appeals of the Open Internet Order have been consolidated in United States Telecom Assoc. v. FCC, No. 15-1063 (and consolidated cases) (D.C. Cir. filed Mar. 23, 2015).  Thus, the court that decided Verizon v. FCC will rule on the…
  • Mar 30

    The Open Internet Order - In Brief

    The Open Internet Order - In Brief
    The entry summarizes the major elements of the Open Internet Order.  An analysis of the FCC’s policy determinations and reasoning for regulating broadband internet access service as a Title II telecommunications service will be…
Rank this Week: 3823

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Jul 16

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 43

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 43
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 43 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in California, New York, and Ohio. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews on…
  • Jul 7

    OSHA Intensifies Its Focus On the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry

    OSHA Intensifies Its Focus On the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry
    Partner Wayne D’Angelo and associate Catherine Wilmarth authored the IPAA Access Magazine Summer 2015 article “Workplace Safety: OSHA Ramps Up Investigations and Enforcement in the Upstream Industry.” The article discusses…
  • Jun 17

    Fish & Wildlife Service Issues Notice of Intent to Regulate Incidental Take of Migratory Bird

    Fish & Wildlife Service Issues Notice of Intent to Regulate Incidental Take of Migratory Bird
    On May 26, 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“FWS”) published a notice of its intent to evaluate potential ways to regulate incidental takes of migratory birds under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (“MBTA”). The…
Rank this Week: 4015

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
Rank this Week: 2504

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/
Rank this Week: 3912

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Jul 8

    Failure to exhaust administrative remedies may doom claim

    Failure to exhaust administrative remedies may doom claim
    Americans like to sue. But, there are many laws that require the aggrieved party to follow certain procedures before heading to court against a government agency. This process of jumping through agency hoops is known called “exhausting…
  • Jul 7

    A “No” By Any Other Name

    A “No” By Any Other Name
    A recent decision by the Court of Federal Claims (“COFC”) has held that, where the Government asks offerors to extend the acceptance period for their offers, a softly whispered “no” is still a “no”. In WIT…
  • Jul 6

    Proposed Department of Labor rules would increase the number of employees covered by overtime regulation

    Proposed Department of Labor rules would increase the number of employees covered by overtime regulation
    More than a year ago–on March 13, 2014, to be exact–President Obama ordered the Department of Labor to update the regulations that govern who is exempt from the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards…
Rank this Week: 4136

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/pct-law-group-legal-insights/
  • Jul 1

    Employment Law Shaken Up by Shifting Joint Employer Standard

    Employment Law Shaken Up by Shifting Joint Employer Standard
    While the nation as a whole continues to recover from the economic collapse of 2008, certain industries and market sectors have rebounded more strongly than others. Two of the big winners that have emerged in America’s new economic…
  • Jun 29

    U-Haul Liable for $60.7 Million in PODS Trademark Case

    U-Haul Liable for $60.7 Million in PODS Trademark Case
    U-Haul employees wrote in emails that the company should “use the PODS brand” to drive traffic to the U-Haul website. A federal court jury awarded PODS Enterprises, Inc. $60.7 million in damages against against U-Haul…
  • Jun 25

    Retailers Cannot Enforce Online Arbitration Clause

    Retailers Cannot Enforce Online Arbitration Clause
    Thanks to John Delaney and Sherman Kahn  for this informative post. Consumers are not bound by arbitration clauses contained in online terms of use agreements, according to a new federal appeals decision. The Ninth Circuit…
Rank this Week: 2838

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment…

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment Blog

Covers environmental law. By Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal.

http://we-blog-meyerglitz.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4926

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 4234

Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

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

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
  • Jun 12

    Jennings Strouss Attorney Debbie Swanstrom to Present at ACI’s National Forum on Energy Trading

    Jennings Strouss Attorney Debbie Swanstrom to Present at ACI’s National Forum on Energy Trading
    Jennings Strouss energy attorney Debbie Swanstrom will be speaking at the American Conference Institute’s 11th National Forum on Energy Trading Compliance & Regulatory Enforcement Summit held on July 21st and 22nd in Houston, Texas.…
  • May 20

    FERC Approves Gas Modernization Policy

    FERC Approves Gas Modernization Policy
                    In November 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) proposed a Policy Statement on Cost Recovery Mechanisms for Modernization of Natural Gas Facilities in…
  • May 8

    CFTC Plans To Lighten Regulatory Burdens on End-Users Trading Commodity

    CFTC Plans To Lighten Regulatory Burdens on End-Users Trading Commodity
              On April 30, 2015, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“Commission” or “CFTC”) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend its commodity trade option regulation. The…
Rank this Week: 3159

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 5

    Expert Witnesses DC

    Expert Witnesses DC
    Expert Witnesses DC from Brien Roche Law Expert witnesses in Washington DC are governed by the Frye case. Frye holds that expert testimony may be admitted if the scientific principles are sufficiently established to have gained general…
  • May 12

    Pedestrian Collision

    Pedestrian Collision
    Pedestrian Collisions from Brien Roche Law Pedestrian collisions most often have an unfavorable outcome for the pedestrian. The number of pedestrians killed on US roadways has increased dramatically over the last five years. A total of 4735…
  • May 11

    Federal Tort Claims Case

    Federal Tort Claims Case
    Federal Tort Claims Cases from Brien Roche Law Federal tort claims cases are based on a limited waiver of immunity by the federal government. The waiver applies to negligence actions brought against a US employee acting in the scope of…
Rank this Week: 3287

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 2

    U.S. Justice Department v. FIFA Executives and Others in Bribery Indictment

    U.S. Justice Department v. FIFA Executives and Others in Bribery Indictment
    In an ironic twist, the U.S. Justice Department unsealed a 47-count indictment this morning charging nine present and former officials of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (better known by its acronym, FIFA) and five…
  • May 18

    Cell Tower Location Data Privacy Decision Reversed

    Cell Tower Location Data Privacy Decision Reversed
    Last July, we reported on United States v. Davis, an Eleventh Circuit decision in favor of privacy rights. In that case, a three-judge panel held that cell phone users have a reasonable expectation of privacy in their cell phone location…
  • May 11

    Laptops, Border Checks and The Fourth Amendment

    Laptops, Border Checks and The Fourth Amendment
    Photo: “LAX-International-checkin” by TimBray at en.wikipedia.   Developments in law are sluggish compared to the rapid rate of technological advancement, and courts must constantly apply old legal principles to technologies…
Rank this Week: 4797

Washington D.C. Employment Law…

Washington D.C. Employment Law Update

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

http://www.littler.com/blog/dc-employment-law-update
Rank this Week: 3822