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Whistleblower Law Blog

Whistleblower Law Blog

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

http://employmentlawgroupblog.com
  • Sep 6

    SEC Gives $300K to Whistleblower Working in Audit/Compliance

    SEC Gives $300K to Whistleblower Working in Audit/Compliance
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said it awarded more than $300,000 to a whistleblower who first reported wrongdoing internally — but then went to the feds after being ignored for four months. The SEC typically doesn’t…
  • Sep 3

    ARB Affirms Damages for Whistleblower, Expands Protective Rule

    ARB Affirms Damages for Whistleblower, Expands Protective Rule
    In affirming a pilot’s reinstatement and damages award, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board (ARB) showed that its new Speegle test — which makes it tougher for employers to justify the firing of…
  • Jul 29

    ARB Allows Whistleblower to Challenge Arbitration of Retaliation Claim

    ARB Allows Whistleblower to Challenge Arbitration of Retaliation Claim
    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board (ARB) said it would hear an airline whistleblower’s appeal of a decision forcing her into arbitration with her former employer, saying the delay of arbitration might…
Rank this Week: 272

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 297

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: 304

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/
  • Oct 23

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What Are Some Promising Advances?

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What Are Some Promising Advances?
    Frustratingly, breast cancer continues to be one of the leading causes of death among women, despite 40+ years of research into its etiology and billions of dollars spent to develop treatments for the disease and related cancers. However,…
  • Oct 13

    6 Dangers of Pharmacy Compounding: What Patients Need to Know

    6 Dangers of Pharmacy Compounding: What Patients Need to Know
    For millions of Americans, prescription drugs provide the help they need to live healthy, independent, pain-free lives. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) carefully examines each new drug before allowing pharmaceutical companies to…
  • Oct 10

    Former Compounding Center Supervisor Arrested Over Meningitis Outbreak

    Former Compounding Center Supervisor Arrested Over Meningitis Outbreak
    On September 4, authorities detained Glenn Chin at the Logan International Airport in Boston, as he tried to board a flight to Hong Kong with his family. His arrest can be traced back to a 2012 meningitis outbreak caused by tainted drugs from…
Rank this Week: 317

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/
  • Oct 22

    Cuban Docs Should be Banned from Ebola Fight, Restrict US-Cuba Flight

    Cuban Docs Should be Banned from Ebola Fight, Restrict US-Cuba Flight
    A nation that can barely keep up with public health emergencies within its own borders must not be allowed to engage in global efforts to contain Ebola. I’m talking about Cuba and the rather odd series of comments from…
  • Oct 18

    Ebola Czar Is a Symptom of a Much More Pressing Challenge, Border Security

    Ebola Czar Is a Symptom of a Much More Pressing Challenge, Border Security
    The President retained a Washington, DC insider, and lobbyist, because his army of advisors failed to coordinate an appropriate response to a potential national public health emergency. This matter goes beyond Ebola, it includes the…
  • Oct 16

    Ebola: Private Sector, States Need to Step Up

    Ebola: Private Sector, States Need to Step Up
    Your federal government cares about you, so in response to a hemorrhagic fever in the U.S., the President offers up a photo up in the White House situation room and makes many promises that we know the Feds cannot keep. Even more bizarre…
Rank this Week: 328

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: 347

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
Rank this Week: 532

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
  • Oct 23

    Worthy v. United States: The DCCA on Prior Consistent Statement

    Worthy v. United States: The DCCA on Prior Consistent Statement
    Just because you repeat something over and over does not make it true.  Nor are you permitted to “bolster” your own witness. A “prior consistent statement” – a witness’ previous statement that is…
  • Oct 14

    “I Make Over Six Figures A Year. What Am I Doing Here?”

    “I Make Over Six Figures A Year. What Am I Doing Here?”
    Guest Post by Tyler Wolff* These are the first words that went through my head when the jury found me guilty of my second DUI.  The first one was a dangerous mistake:  I was young, underage, drinking with a fake ID, and hadn’t…
  • Oct 9

    Thank You For Your Vote Of Confidence

    Thank You For Your Vote Of Confidence
    Dear Juvenile Client: You must think I am one really, really good lawyer. Why else would you violate every condition of your pre-trial probation — knowing that this would result in your being locked up until forever — unless you…
Rank this Week: 640

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
  • Oct 24

    Conference on Medical Device and Healthcare Cybersecurity Highlights New Challenge

    Conference on Medical Device and Healthcare Cybersecurity Highlights New Challenge
    The medical internet of things is coming. That was the common recognition of participants at a two-day public workshop on “Collaborative Approaches for Medical Device and Healthcare Cybersecurity” co-sponsored by the Food and Drug…
  • Oct 23

    Hogan Lovells Launches Unmanned Aircraft Systems Group

    Hogan Lovells Launches Unmanned Aircraft Systems Group
    As commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems begins to take flight, the Hogan Lovells Privacy and Information Management practice has partnered with colleagues from across the firm to respond to the needs of manufacturers and operators of…
  • Oct 22

    CFPB Finalizes Rule to Ease GLBA Privacy Notice Requirement

    CFPB Finalizes Rule to Ease GLBA Privacy Notice Requirement
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has finalized a proposed rule that will eliminate the need for certain financial institutions to mail annual privacy notices to their customers, so long as the institutions publish their privacy…
Rank this Week: 764

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/
  • Oct 23

    Big Pharma Lawsuit Threatens Program That Is the Only Hope for Many Patient

    Big Pharma Lawsuit Threatens Program That Is the Only Hope for Many Patient
    The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhARMA) is unhappy with the billions of dollars the drug industry rakes in every year, so it has filed another lawsuit to stop needy medical facilities from getting certain drugs at…
  • Oct 21

    Restoring Legal Rights to Victims of Medical Malpractice

    Restoring Legal Rights to Victims of Medical Malpractice
    In the 20 years between 1992 and 2012, medical malpractice claims in the U.S. decreased by 57%, and not because the quality of medical care improved. It was because the legal system made the pursuit of parties who committed medical errors…
  • Oct 20

    Nursing Home Standards to Get an Upgrade

    Nursing Home Standards to Get an Upgrade
    The federal government will improve and strengthen the standards on the Medicare website that consumers use to research their options when a loved one needs long-term care. A story published earlier this month by the New York Times,…
Rank this Week: 822

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Oct 21

    A Closer Look At The Defamation Suit By Walgreen’s Former Finance Chief

    A Closer Look At The Defamation Suit By Walgreen’s Former Finance Chief
    The news hasn’t been great for Walgreen Co. over the past couple of months.  According to the Wall Street Journal, in early July, chief financial officer Wade Miquelon slashed his forecast for pharmacy unit earnings to $7.4 billion…
  • Oct 17

    Judge Approves $20 Million in Executive Bonuses From Bankrupt Company, Finding That Incentives Weren't "Lay-ups"

    Judge Approves $20 Million in Executive Bonuses From Bankrupt Company, Finding That Incentives Weren't "Lay-ups"
    A bankruptcy can be hazardous to the health of an executive’s bonus check.  Sometimes, however, an executive can survive an attack on a bonus in a bankruptcy, and come out clean on the other side.  For example, we covered here…
  • Oct 9

    The Inbox - There Will Be Damage

    The Inbox - There Will Be Damage
    Last week, a Texas state court issued a whopping judgment in favor of a former employee of FE Services LLC. The case stemmed from an employment agreement between the founder of FE Services, doing business as Foxxe Energy, and a friend he…
Rank this Week: 710

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

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

    Unnecessary Hip Replacement

    Unnecessary Hip Replacement
    Unnecessary Hip Replacement from Brien Roche Law Hip replacement surgery has become the bread and butter of many orthopaedic surgeons.  Many of these surgeries are simply unnecessary.  Hip pain, where there is no arthritis,…
  • Oct 23

    Rear End Collision : Two Questions You Should Ask

    Rear End Collision : Two Questions You Should Ask
    Rear End Collision : Two Questions You Should Ask from Brien Roche Law A rear end collision is one of the most common car accidents.  Most of us have heard that if you are rear-ended in a car accident, the tailing car is almost always at…
  • Oct 12

    ERISA Subrogation

    ERISA Subrogation
    ERISA Subrogation from Brien Roche Law The issue of ERISA subrogation was the subject of a recent Supreme Court decision entitled U.S. Airways, Inc. v. McCutchen. In this case the Court dealt with the ERISA statute and the concept of…
Rank this Week: 1014

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: 1096

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

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

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
  • Oct 4

    The Government Gets Slapped Back to District Court in a Fake Stash House Robbery Case

    The Government Gets Slapped Back to District Court in a Fake Stash House Robbery Case
    Fake stash house robbery cases are an embarrassment to a civilized society. Here's what happens. An undercover ATF agent finds a guy and does some deals with him. He then tells the guy he knows of a stash house where there are a lot of…
  • Sep 22

    Short Wins - The "Silence is Golden" Edition

    Short Wins - The "Silence is Golden" Edition
    The most interesting case in the last two weeks, I think, is United States v. Shannon. There, the person accused of a crime simply didn't feel like talking to law enforcement - because, really, who would. The government crossed him on his…
  • Sep 15

    Short Wins - the Distribution of Child Pornography Gets (slightly) Limited Edition

    Short Wins - the Distribution of Child Pornography Gets (slightly) Limited Edition
    Child porn cases are turning out to be a surprisingly large portion of what's in federal court. Child pornography is gross and wrong, to be clear. But these cases are, I think, a symptom of a larger problem. All of us have times in our…
Rank this Week: 1044

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/
  • Oct 24

    AIPLA Names Lisa Jorgenson as Executive Director

    AIPLA Names Lisa Jorgenson as Executive Director
    The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) has announced that the AIPLA Board of Directors has named Lisa K. Jorgenson as the new Executive Director. Her appointment will take effective November 17, 2014. Jorgenson previously…
  • Oct 24

    Michelle Lee tells AIPLA She Shares Our Conviction

    Michelle Lee tells AIPLA She Shares Our Conviction
    Michelle Lee: ''I’ve spent my entire career engaged in innovation. I grew up a tinkerer, always looking to learn how things worked and how things could be improved. That passion led me to become an engineer, which then later led me to…
  • Oct 23

    Patent Trolls are NOT the Biggest Barrier to Innovation

    Patent Trolls are NOT the Biggest Barrier to Innovation
    This survey shows what those in the industry have long known — patent trolls and the need for patent reform are NOT the biggest problems facing the high tech industry in the United States. In fact, 92% of respondents feel that there are…
Rank this Week: 1315

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/
Rank this Week: 1520

LexDigerati

LexDigerati

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

http://manishin.com/law
  • Oct 19

    Twitter Digest For Week of 10-13-2014

    Twitter Digest For Week of 10-13-2014
    Twitterstream from LexDigerati for week of 10-13-2014
  • Oct 16

    K-Cups, Innovation and Interoperability

    K-Cups, Innovation and Interoperability
    Monopolists have no general duty to make their products work with those of competitors, but what about the situation where a dominant firm deliberately re-designs products to render them incompatible with others? That is the provocative…
  • Oct 12

    Twitter Digest For Week of 10-06-2014

    Twitter Digest For Week of 10-06-2014
    Twitterstream from LexDigerati for week of 10-06-2014
Rank this Week: 1145

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/
  • Oct 17

    Sam’s Club Recalls “Simply Right” Baby Wipe

    Sam’s Club Recalls “Simply Right” Baby Wipe
    Sam’s Club, the big-box chain owned and operated by the same owners as Wal-Mart, recently recalled a popular brand of baby wipes, fearing that the wipes may actually spread bacteria. In a report by one Fox News affiliate, the brand...
  • Oct 10

    Peanut Plant Responsible for Multiple Deaths Due to Salmonella Contamination

    Peanut Plant Responsible for Multiple Deaths Due to Salmonella Contamination
    Earlier last month, a federal jury found that a peanut plant owner, as well as two top executives, were guilty of conspiracy and fraud in relation to a salmonella outbreak that was caused by contaminated peanut butter. However, according…
  • Oct 3

    Woman Sentenced for Fatal Dupont Circle Hit-and-Run

    Woman Sentenced for Fatal Dupont Circle Hit-and-Run
    Back in 2010, a 24-year-old woman was killed as she was getting out of a parked car when a driver struck her in a last-second lane change. According to a report by WUSA 9, the driver of a Lexus SUV...
Rank this Week: 1483

Hot Button Blog

Hot Button Blog

By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.hotbuttonblog.com
  • Sep 5

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update September 5, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update September 5, 2014
    As summer rolls to a close, the agencies continue to make announcements and roll out additional regulations. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) introduced the new CEO of Healthcare.gov, awarded grants to 147 health centers…
  • Aug 27

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 21, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 21, 2014
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) made announcements this week regarding the Open Payments system and the availability of Affordable Care Act (ACA) Consumer Assistance Program grant funds, issued a request for additional…
  • Aug 12

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 12, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 12, 2014
    August recess has begun on Capitol Hill. Congressmen and women and senators are home in their districts and states, and Capitol Hill staffers are catching up on piled up work. Nonetheless, last week Congressman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) released…
Rank this Week: 1263

The Corporate Observer

The Corporate Observer

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

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

    A Sad Day for Small Business and Consumer

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

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

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

    T-Mobile’s Simplified Plans – Simply Misleading

    T-Mobile’s Simplified Plans – Simply Misleading
    T-Mobile made a splash last week when it announced it would begin carrying the iPhone without a contract. The company has also made headlines with a new advertisement campaign claiming We’re cancelling our membership in the…
Rank this Week: 1234

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: 1126

Child Safety Blog

Child Safety Blog

Covers building safety, cars, health insurance, legislation, medical malpractice, mental health, product liability, and vaccines. By Patrick Malone.

http://www.childprotectionblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    The Best Birth Control for Adolescent

    The Best Birth Control for Adolescent
    Many parents might not want to acknowledge it, but a lot of teenagers are having sex. A new study has identified the most effective contraception for adolescents who can't or won't delay sexual activity. Long-acting reversible contraception…
  • Oct 17

    Marijuana: Sometimes It’s Legal, but Always Dangerous for Children

    Marijuana: Sometimes It’s Legal, but Always Dangerous for Children
    With the increasingly relaxed laws on the use of marijuana, more youngsters are sampling weed with the idea that it’s safe. It’s not. Dr. Garry Sigman, director of the Adolescent Medicine division at Loyola University Health…
  • Oct 10

    Breakfast: One Way to Reduce Kids' Risk of Developing Diabete

    Breakfast: One Way to Reduce Kids' Risk of Developing Diabete
    Eating a healthful breakfast is good for you for many reasons, and a new study says that for kids, this regular practice can reduce the risk of developing diabetes. Type 1 diabetes, once referred to as “juvenile” diabetes,…
Rank this Week: 1964

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

By Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC.

http://lawblog.boilapc.com/
  • Oct 23

    2014 Ombudsman Annual Report

    2014 Ombudsman Annual Report
    The 2014 Ombudsman Annual Report, released by USCIS, indicated that the Request for Evidence rates for the L-1 intracompany transferee visa category is nearly 50 percent for the first half of the 2014 Fiscal Year.  This indicates a…
  • Oct 21

    New Case Law: If Conditional Permanent Residents are Eligible for 212(h) Waiver

    New Case Law: If Conditional Permanent Residents are Eligible for 212(h) Waiver
    On September 17, 2014 the BIA held in Matter of Ka A. Paek that an alien who was admitted to the United States as a conditional permanent resident is considered lawfully admitted for permanent residence and is barred from establishing…
  • Oct 16

    Recognizing Asylum Claims Based on Domestic Violence

    Recognizing Asylum Claims Based on Domestic Violence
    In Matter of A-R-C-G-, the BIA recently found that “married women in Guatemala who are unable to leave their relationship” may constitute as a particular social group.  This is a landmark decision that will better assist in…
Rank this Week: 2398

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Oct 20

    Federal Circuit Judges Disagree On Use Of Post Filing Date Evidence Of Nonobviousne

    Federal Circuit Judges Disagree On Use Of Post Filing Date Evidence Of Nonobviousne
    On October 20, 2014, the Federal Circuit issued an order denying the petition for rehearing or rehearing en banc filed in Bristol-Meyers Squibb Co. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals, USA, Inc. While the order itself may not be surprising, with two…
  • Oct 14

    Finally Facing First Inventor To File Issue

    Finally Facing First Inventor To File Issue
    It has been over three years since the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act was signed into law by President Obama, and just over eighteen months since the effective date of the first-inventor-to-file changes to 35 USC § 102. While those…
  • Oct 8

    Federal Circuit Jurisdiction Over Patent Contract Dispute

    Federal Circuit Jurisdiction Over Patent Contract Dispute
    In a precedential order issued in Jang v. Boston Scientific Corp., the Federal Circuit held that it has jurisdiction over the parties’ patent-related contract dispute under Gunn v. Minton even though the patents at issue have been…
Rank this Week: 2261

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Oct 13

    Virginia Announces New Joint Fracking Review Proce

    Virginia Announces New Joint Fracking Review Proce
    Virginia recently announced a special joint review process between the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (“DMME”) and Department of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”) of applications to use hydraulic fracturing in…
  • Oct 10

    Department of Energy No Longer Issuing Conditional Approvals of LNG Export License

    Department of Energy No Longer Issuing Conditional Approvals of LNG Export License
    The Department of Energy (“DOE”) has announced that it will no longer be issuing conditional approvals of export licenses for liquefied natural gas (“LNG”).  DOE will instead wait until the Federal Energy…
  • Sep 8

    Study Finds Artificial Earthquakes Weaker

    Study Finds Artificial Earthquakes Weaker
    A recently released study has found that artificial earthquakes resulting from the use of disposal wells for produced waters and other oil and gas wastewaters are less intense, and in general about sixteen times weaker, than naturally…
Rank this Week: 2262

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: 2376

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Published by Nationally Focused Mesothelioma Attorneys. The Ferraro Law Firm

http://www.mesotheliomalawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 25

    The Ferraro Law Firm Secures A $37 Million Jury Award

    The Ferraro Law Firm Secures A $37 Million Jury Award
    The Ferraro Law Firm's Florida asbestos lawyers successfully secured a $37 million verdict in favor of a client diagnosed with mesothelioma, following exposure to asbestos contained in brake lining. The plaintiff filed his case in…
  • Jun 2

    Rost v. Ford Motor Co. - Court Upholds Plaintiff Award, Clarifies "Any Exposure"

    Rost v. Ford Motor Co. - Court Upholds Plaintiff Award, Clarifies "Any Exposure"
    The type of argument that can be brought against defendants in asbestos lawsuits varies greatly among jurisdictions, based on the established case law in that region. Mesothelioma attorneys know that one of the ways in which we have seen…
  • Apr 22

    Judge Allows Punitive Damages in Asbestos Litigation

    Judge Allows Punitive Damages in Asbestos Litigation
    For many years now, courts throughout the country - including those in Florida - have restricted plaintiff collection of punitive damages in asbestos litigation. Plaintiffs could still win or settle cases for well into the six-figures, but…
Rank this Week: 2080

Washington DC Injury Attorney Blog

Washington DC Injury Attorney Blog

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

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

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

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

    Check Your Vehicle for Recalls Through a New Government Website

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

    Electronic Cigarettes the Go-to- Device for Quitting Smoking

    Electronic Cigarettes the Go-to- Device for Quitting Smoking
    According to the journal "Addiction", most smokers that are trying to quit use electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) as their go-to-device for quitting smoking. It was published by the journal that smokers who use e-cigs are 60% more likely to…
Rank this Week: 2413

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/
  • Aug 25

    S&W v. City of Columbia - Government Contracts Require Careful Review

    S&W v. City of Columbia - Government Contracts Require Careful Review
    It's common for planning, architecture, and construction firms to contract with local and state governments for the completion of certain projects, from bridges to office buildings. While the municipality is often seen as having the upper…
  • Aug 11

    Levey v. Brownstone Asset Mgmt. - Unwritten Business Agreements Fail to Protect Partner

    Levey v. Brownstone Asset Mgmt. - Unwritten Business Agreements Fail to Protect Partner
    Most savvy business operators recognize that in entering any type of contract agreement, whether a lease agreement, promissory note, or contract of sale, it's essential to have the terms of those contracts in writing. Unfortunately, a fair…
  • Jul 14

    LLC Member Must Meet High Threshold to Sue Other Members Individually

    LLC Member Must Meet High Threshold to Sue Other Members Individually
    With increasing frequency, courts in Florida have been faced with the question of whether a member of a limited liability company has the individual standing to file a lawsuit against fellow members. Recently, Florida's Third District Court…
Rank this Week: 2086

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: 1924

Unpaid Overtime Blog

Unpaid Overtime Blog

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

http://www.unpaidovertimeblog.com/cms/index.php
Rank this Week: 1916

Bank D&O Liability Law Blog

Bank D&O Liability Law Blog

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

http://www.bankdandolaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2127

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: 2392

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…
  • 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…
  • Oct 22

    Cornell Scores in Forum Case

    Cornell Scores in Forum Case
    PKJ’s Timothy Cornell scored a significant victory Friday, when U.S. District Judge Richard G. Stearns dismissed a multimillion case against an Internet company, finding that the plaintiff was bound by his contract’s forum selection…
Rank this Week: 2113

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: 2177

The Kong Firm Blog

The Kong Firm Blog

The official blog of The Kong Firm PLLC, focusing on current topics of interest in the fields of Employment Law, Litigation and Federal Government Contracting

http://blog.thekongfirm.com/
  • Oct 13

    Non-Competes Are Unenforceable, Right? Recent VA and MD Cases Provide Some Insight

    Non-Competes Are Unenforceable, Right? Recent VA and MD Cases Provide Some Insight
    I can't even tell you the number of times I get into a discussion with a friend or ex-colleague who has just been terminated about non-competes.  And almost every time, the conclusion ends this way: "I've heard that  non-competes are…
  • Oct 5

    What Comes Around Goes Around: Is This The Beginning of the End for Alaska Native Corporations?

    What Comes Around Goes Around: Is This The Beginning of the End for Alaska Native Corporations?
    If you are a small business Federal contractor and have ever lost a contract to an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), you probably had a smile of satisfaction on your face last week as you were reading the Washington Post. In an expose and…
  • Sep 21

    One-time Eligibility Under SBA's 8(a) Program

    One-time Eligibility Under SBA's 8(a) Program
    As the number of Federal Government contracting dollars begins to dwindle under the Obama Administration, many small businesses are looking for a leg up on the competition, and the 8(a) Business Development Program of the U.S. Small Business…
Rank this Week: 2167

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

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

http://www.insideprivacy.com
  • Oct 24

    Privacy Weekend: Provocative Articles We’re Reading Now

    Privacy Weekend: Provocative Articles We’re Reading Now
    As readers of the InsidePrivacy blog know, we often save some fun reading on privacy issues for the weekend, given the crush of business during the week.  The past couple of weeks have been a challenging time for the Internet, though,…
  • Oct 24

    European Parliament Nominates New European Data Protection Supervisor

    European Parliament Nominates New European Data Protection Supervisor
    On October 21, 2014, the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (“LIBE Committee”) voted the Italian Giovanni Buttarelli as top candidate for the post of European Data Protection…
  • Oct 23

    EU Confirms New Heads of the European Commission – But Who Will Drive Data Protection Reforms?

    EU Confirms New Heads of the European Commission – But Who Will Drive Data Protection Reforms?
     By Philippe Bradley-Schmieg  The European Parliament voted yesterday (October 22, 2014) to approve the President of the European Commission’s selections for his team of European Commissioners. Jean-Claude Juncker’s…
Rank this Week: 3080

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/
  • Oct 24

    PTAC Spotlight: Kansas PTAC Helped Small Businesses Land 400+ Contracts Since 2013

    PTAC Spotlight: Kansas PTAC Helped Small Businesses Land 400+ Contracts Since 2013
    Since its inception at Wichita State University on February 1, 2013, the Kansas PTAC has helped Kansas small businesses obtain 433 contract awards worth over $32 million.  These successes should come as no surprise, because the Kansas…
  • Oct 23

    DoD Hits 23% Small Business Goal For FY 2014

    DoD Hits 23% Small Business Goal For FY 2014
    The Department of Defense met the 23% small business goal in Fiscal Year 2014, and also exceeded the 3% SDVOSB goal. Although the SBA’s 2014 Procurement Scorecard will not be released until sometime next summer, a recent DoD press…
  • Oct 22

    Non-Manufacturer Rule Applies Regardless of NAICS Code, Court Rule

    Non-Manufacturer Rule Applies Regardless of NAICS Code, Court Rule
    The non-manufacturer rule applies only when a set-aside solicitation is designated with a manufacturing NAICS code, right?  Not anymore. A recent Court of Federal Claims case effectively invalidated SBA’s regulations that limit the…
Rank this Week: 2746

Price Benowitz Law Blog

Price Benowitz Law Blog

Covers Maryland and DC personal injury issues.

http://pricebenowitzlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 24

    Children Killed in Fires at Unregulated Virginia Day Care Center

    Children Killed in Fires at Unregulated Virginia Day Care Center
    The death of a toddler last Tuesday in a fire at an at-home, unregulated day care near Richmond, Virginia has proven to be a tragic illustration of why such businesses ...
  • Oct 23

    Woman Shot By College Park McDonald’s Security Guard

    Woman Shot By College Park McDonald’s Security Guard
    A woman was accidentally shot by a security guard over the weekend when a scuffle got out of hand at a College Park McDonald’s.
  • Oct 22

    Arlington Hospital Rejects Patient with Ebola Symptom

    Arlington Hospital Rejects Patient with Ebola Symptom
    Continuing with the trend of disturbing and shocking revelations related to the U.S. health care system’s poor handling of local Ebola cases we have read in The Washington Post with horror ...
Rank this Week: 3867

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/
  • Oct 24

    FERC’s Order 745 — Still In Effect For Now

    FERC’s Order 745 — Still In Effect For Now
    The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has stayed its mandate vacating FERC Order no. 745, regarding demand response.  The mandate is stayed at least until December 16, 2014, by which point FERC must petition the Supreme Court for review.…
  • Oct 23

    News Flash: Cap-and-Trade Remains the Most Efficient Way to Reduce Emission

    News Flash: Cap-and-Trade Remains the Most Efficient Way to Reduce Emission
    Notwithstanding Congressional gridlock on climate change legislation, cap-and-trade remains the tried and true efficient method for reducing air emissions.  Although the acid rain provisions of the Clean Air Act are the most well-known…
  • Oct 22

    More Sauce For Standing the Goose: Industry Associations Cannot Challenge EPA’s E15 Rule

    More Sauce For Standing the Goose: Industry Associations Cannot Challenge EPA’s E15 Rule
    I have previously noted that standing is a double-edged sword.  Most commonly, the regulated community uses standing to keep citizen plaintiffs out of court.  However, as the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals demonstrated yesterday, the…
Rank this Week: 2802

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/
  • Oct 24

    October Is Fire Safety Awareness Month: 8 Key Tips to Protect Your Family

    October Is Fire Safety Awareness Month: 8 Key Tips to Protect Your Family
    As chills spread across D.C., Maryland and Virginia, homeowners across the region are lighting up their chimneys for the first time this season and mulling hot apple cider. Unfortunately, these “first fires of the season” have the…
  • Oct 23

    National Teen Driver Safety Week: "Parents Are the Key"

    National Teen Driver Safety Week: "Parents Are the Key"
    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner Driver inexperience contributes to about 3,000 lost teen lives each year. As a matter of fact, the number #1 threat to a teen's safety is driving or riding in a car with a…
  • Oct 13

    DOT Reveals Powerful New Tools, Technologies and Ideas to Boost Car Seat Safety

    DOT Reveals Powerful New Tools, Technologies and Ideas to Boost Car Seat Safety
    If you're the parent of young children, and you spend a sizable amount of time every day strapping your children into their car seats (and getting them out of their car seats!), you may have already heard about the Department of…
Rank this Week: 2636

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/
  • Oct 23

    How to Pay for Your Bankruptcy Case

    How to Pay for Your Bankruptcy Case
    One of the most frequent questions I get is: "How am I going to pay the attorney's fees and costs for a bankruptcy?" Yes, we know you're seemingly strapped, but you actually have more resources than you realize. Here are some: 1) Stop…
  • Jul 25

    When Qualifying for a Loan: It's Not Your Credit Score that Matters -- It's How Much Debt You're Carrying

    When Qualifying for a Loan: It's Not Your Credit Score that Matters -- It's How Much Debt You're Carrying
    Probably the most frequent question I get from prospective clients is: "Will bankruptcy hurt my credit score?" It's a fair question, but I usually find it a little amusing. It's a bit like the man who's drowning worrying about how he's…
  • Jun 17

    It's Still Not Easy, But IRS May Be Moving Toward Granting More Back Tax Relief

    It's Still Not Easy, But IRS May Be Moving Toward Granting More Back Tax Relief
    There may be some good news for taxpayers with problems since IRS loosened up the rules for relief in 2012, according to recently-released reports by the agency. The IRS changes for granting relief recognize the downturn in the…
Rank this Week: 3799

Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

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

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
  • Oct 21

    FERC Determines Compliance With Capacity Release Order to Show Cause

    FERC Determines Compliance With Capacity Release Order to Show Cause
                    In March of this year, the Commission initiated a show cause proceeding requiring all pipelines to either: (1) revise their tariffs in accordance with the Commission’s regulations…
  • Oct 7

    Pricing Electric System Reliability in MISO

    Pricing Electric System Reliability in MISO
    There have recently been two significant Orders from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") concerning System Support Resources ("SSRs") for the Midcontinent Independent System Operator ("MISO").
  • Sep 19

    Alternatives to Courthouse Litigation: Resolving Commercial Disputes Without Filing a Lawsuit

    Alternatives to Courthouse Litigation: Resolving Commercial Disputes Without Filing a Lawsuit
    Alston discusses why filing a lawsuit should be viewed as the final option to pursue a resolution in a commercial dispute. Exploring alternative dispute resolution options such as mediation and arbitration can often reduce expenses and time…
Rank this Week: 4865

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: 2799

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
  • Oct 20

    FCC Broadband Policy: More than "Fast Lanes" and "Title II Regulation"--- Part I

    FCC Broadband Policy: More than "Fast Lanes" and "Title II Regulation"--- Part I
    Few FCC issues have elicited the sustained attention of the general public, public interest groups of all persuasions, the media, and the cable, telco and wireless industries as Net Neutrality.  It is one of those rare issues that can…
  • Aug 18

    Wireless Services Procurements 2.0

    Wireless Services Procurements 2.0
    The manner in which many enterprises procure wireless services needs to be reassessed.  For those interested in deploying M2M networks or experiencing in-building wireless reception challenges (or concerned such challenges may arise),…
  • May 19

    Privacy Concerns Escalate as Drones Are About to Take-Off

    Privacy Concerns Escalate as Drones Are About to Take-Off
    The widely-anticipated commercial deployment of drones piques the interest of critical infrastructure industries, the agricultural sector, and technology companies such as Amazon.  Consistent with this commercial interest and its…
Rank this Week: 2826