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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/
  • Aug 28

    Pharmaceutical Compounds: Investigating and Regulating Their Use (Part 2)

    Pharmaceutical Compounds: Investigating and Regulating Their Use (Part 2)
    In our last post, we discussed how pharmaceutical companies have begun to profit from the proliferation of compound drugs, as reported by the New York Times. Today, we will examine the measures various entities have taken to investigate and…
  • Aug 27

    Pharmaceutical Compounds: What They Are and How They Cost Consumers (Part 1)

    Pharmaceutical Compounds: What They Are and How They Cost Consumers (Part 1)
    The rising costs of health care in the United States are no secret to doctors, patients, or pharmacists. Lifesaving drugs, procedures, and equipment continue to place a high cost burden on consumers and their insurers. Among the…
  • Aug 26

    New Research Casts Doubts on Benefits of Niacin for Heart Health

    New Research Casts Doubts on Benefits of Niacin for Heart Health
    Although many physicians have prescribed niacin, or vitamin B3, to treat high cholesterol levels, a recent study shows the compound may cause more problems than it prevents. In its July 17 issue, the New England Journal of Medicine details a…
Rank this Week: 271

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Sep 17

    Illinois pain practice pays nearly $600,000 to settle false claims with OIG-HHS

    Illinois pain practice pays nearly $600,000 to settle false claims with OIG-HHS
    On September 10, the Office of Inspector General of HHS announced that an Illinois physician practice specializing in the treatment of pain had paid over $590,000 to resolve allegations that it submitted false claims to Medicare. According to…
  • Sep 17

    DOJ settles with two doctors and clinic in sleep disorder case, proceeds against other provider

    DOJ settles with two doctors and clinic in sleep disorder case, proceeds against other provider
    On September 9, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida announced that it had reached a settlement with two sleep specialists and a clinic in Jacksonville, and had intervened in a whistleblower’s suit against…
  • Sep 14

    DOJ intervenes in whistleblowers’ spinal device kickback suit in Michigan

    DOJ intervenes in whistleblowers’ spinal device kickback suit in Michigan
    On September 8, the Department of Justice announced that it was filing two complaints in Michigan, intervening in two physician whistleblowers’ lawsuit against several health care providers for paying or receiving kickbacks for devices…
Rank this Week: 393

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
  • Jun 25

    SEC Brings First Action on Whistleblower Retaliation

    SEC Brings First Action on Whistleblower Retaliation
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said it filed — and promptly settled, for $2.2 milllion — its first-ever charges against a company for retaliating against a whistleblower who reported wrongdoing under the…
  • Jun 25

    SEC Brings First Action on Whistleblower Retaliation

    SEC Brings First Action on Whistleblower Retaliation
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said it filed — and promptly settled, for $2.2 milllion — its first-ever charges against a company for retaliating against a whistleblower who reported wrongdoing under the…
  • Jun 20

    First Amendment Protection: The Start of a Comeback?

    First Amendment Protection: The Start of a Comeback?
    NOTE: A version of this post first appeared on Law360.com. The author, R. Scott Oswald, is managing principal of The Employment Law Group, P.C. With Lane v. Franks, the U.S. Supreme Court has backed off slightly from the absolutism of a 2006…
Rank this Week: 466

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: 687

Price Benowitz Law Blog

Price Benowitz Law Blog

Covers Maryland and DC personal injury issues.

http://pricebenowitzlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 768

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: 811

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
  • Sep 18

    As Business Associate Agreements Amendment Deadline Approaches, OCR Discusses Upcoming HIPAA Audit

    As Business Associate Agreements Amendment Deadline Approaches, OCR Discusses Upcoming HIPAA Audit
    The 2009 HITECH Act mandated that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights conduct periodic audits of covered entities and business associates for compliance with HIPAA privacy and security requirements. In…
  • Sep 16

    NIH Issues Rules on Genomic Data Sharing

    NIH Issues Rules on Genomic Data Sharing
    On August 27, 2014, the National Institutes of Health issued a new Genomic Data Sharing Policy, which replaces the current genome-wide association study data policy that was instituted in 2007. The GDS Policy applies to all NIH-funded…
  • Sep 12

    Hogan Lovells Partner Considers Impact of Europe’s “Right to be Forgotten”

    Hogan Lovells Partner Considers Impact of Europe’s “Right to be Forgotten”
    The “Right to be Forgotten” ruling issued by the European Court of Justice in May 2014 has been a key source of controversy this summer. Much criticism has explored the impact of the ruling on freedom of expression and the right…
Rank this Week: 875

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: 891

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
  • Sep 5

    “Leteracy Night”

    “Leteracy Night”
  • Aug 27

    “Darling, I Love You But Give Me Park Avenue”

    “Darling, I Love You But Give Me Park Avenue”
    We live on Park Avenue. It is a beautiful tree-lined street in an historic part of town.  But it is not what you think:  It is not Park Avenue in New York City. And that is because we live in Baltimore. That is the thing about this…
  • Aug 19

    My Real (and Not So Real) Heroe

    My Real (and Not So Real) Heroe
    Guest Post by Somers Brush I normally tell people that my desire to be a lawyer came after the couple of weeks I spent with my aunt and uncle during the summer before my senior year of high school. I shadowed my Aunt Susan and watched her in…
Rank this Week: 893

Not Guilty

Not Guilty

Criminal defense blog written by female criminal defense attorney turned stay at home mom re-turned criminal defense attorney. By Mirriam Seddiq.

http://notguiltynoway.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    The gay marriage litmus test

    The gay marriage litmus test
    I use the term litmus test with only a vague understanding of it's meaning. I am, unfortunately, a science moron, and only remember something about paper turning purple if it's basic?
  • Jun 21

    More Unnecessary State Sanctioned Killing

    More Unnecessary State Sanctioned Killing
    I read an incredibly disturbing story today about a 26 year old former marine who was at home with his wife and two small children when a SWAT team broke into his house (ok, they had a search warrant which I'm sure was poured over by the…
  • Jun 20

    Are these your kids, ma'am?

    Are these your kids, ma'am?
    I am the mother of twin boys that will be four in August.  If you follow the blog you know that I had trouble conceiving, was on bedrest for over four months while pregnant, and then had a very difficult recovery.  All in all, actually…
Rank this Week: 848

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
  • Aug 22

    DOT Initiates Process to Mandate Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications Technology In New Vehicle

    DOT Initiates Process to Mandate Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications Technology In New Vehicle
    By Tom DeCesar, Ed Fishman, Cliff Rothenstein and Marty Stern A new federal proposal would require new passenger cars and trucks to contain vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology, which uses radio communications to allow vehicles to…
  • Aug 8

    FTC Approves Children's Online Privacy Compliance Program

    FTC Approves Children's Online Privacy Compliance Program
    By Jenny Paul The Federal Trade Commission has approved a new safe harbor program, called the iKeepSafe Safe Harbor Program, that websites and other online services may use to comply with its Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act…
  • Jul 23

    COPPA Parental Consent Expanded by FTC

    COPPA Parental Consent Expanded by FTC
    By Debbie Wong* and Nickolas Milonas The Federal Trade Commission recently expanded the options for obtaining verifiable parental consent (“VPC”) under recent revisions to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. …
Rank this Week: 973

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/
  • Sep 18

    Suggested Reading: Profits, Not Health Status, May Be Driving Patients Into and Out of Hospice Care

    Suggested Reading: Profits, Not Health Status, May Be Driving Patients Into and Out of Hospice Care
    A recent installment of The Washington’s Post series on “The Business of Dying” is not for the faint of heart. Like an earlier story we blogged about a few months ago, this one is about how hospice care is being abused by…
  • Sep 16

    FDA Oversight Lags for Consumer Apps, but Improves for Industrial Lab Test

    FDA Oversight Lags for Consumer Apps, but Improves for Industrial Lab Test
    As consumer interest in medical treatment becomes increasingly gratified with downloadable apps and as industry develops ever more diagnostic tools, the opportunities for misinformation and misadventure increase as well. This summer, the FDA…
  • Sep 15

    Breast-Sparing Surgery Shows Better Results in Some Cancer Patient

    Breast-Sparing Surgery Shows Better Results in Some Cancer Patient
    A preliminary report shows that surgery that spares the breast in patients with a certain kind of early-stage breast cancer has better survival rates than mastectomy. The study findings, reported Consumer Affairs, “defy the…
Rank this Week: 1110

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/
  • Sep 15

    Affiliate’s Schedule Contract Didn’t Count, Says Court

    Affiliate’s Schedule Contract Didn’t Count, Says Court
    An offeror was not entitled to hold itself out as having a Federal Supply Schedule contract by virtue of its relationship with an affiliated company that held the FSS contract. In a recent bid protest decision, the Court of Federal Claims…
  • Sep 12

    SAM Registration: What The Heck Is An “Immediate Owner?”

    SAM Registration: What The Heck Is An “Immediate Owner?”
    Government contractors who have attempted to recently register or re-register in the SAM database have been confronted with new questions asking about an “immediate owner” and a “higher-level owner.”  These new…
  • Sep 9

    GSA Contractor Team Arrangement: Single-SIN Restriction Was Appropriate

    GSA Contractor Team Arrangement: Single-SIN Restriction Was Appropriate
    A procuring agency reasonably required all members of a SDVOSB set-aside GSA Contractor Team Arrangement to possess a certain Federal Supply Schedule contract and Special Item Number. In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO held that…
Rank this Week: 1211

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/
  • Sep 13

    Sunday Talk Shows Stink. Here is Why

    Sunday Talk Shows Stink. Here is Why
    Have you ever given any thought as to why do you read, listen, or watch the news? Entertainment? Information? Maybe it’s a little of both. Family and friends who live more than 200 miles from the Washington, DC metro area are in shock…
  • Sep 11

    Iranian Adventurism in North America

    Iranian Adventurism in North America
    Iranian adventurism in the Western Hemisphere is real and has been on the uptick for decades. If there was ever a case for increased economic sanctions on places such as Venezuela or Cuba, this is just as good as any an issue to start…
  • Sep 11

    President Obama’s “Oops” Speech

    President Obama’s “Oops” Speech
    It was an exercise in a political distraction, one that interrupted an otherwise good episode of Hell’s Kitchen. We could have watched a few of our recorded program, but we opted to watch the President Obama’s remarks.…
Rank this Week: 1171

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/
  • Sep 18

    Amusement Park Safety in Ocean City and Premises Liability

    Amusement Park Safety in Ocean City and Premises Liability
    In a recent article published by Delmarva Now, one inspector for an amusement park in Ocean City, Maryland discussed the safety of the rides, his job in keeping them safe, and what happens when there is a safety issue. The...
  • Sep 11

    Fairfax, Virginia Police Department Sued After Fatal Shooting

    Fairfax, Virginia Police Department Sued After Fatal Shooting
    Earlier this month, the long-time partner of a man who was killed by the Fairfax Police Department filed suit against the Department seeking $12 million in damages for her loss. According to a report by CBS DC, the lawsuit that...
  • Sep 4

    New Report Finds over 60 Virginia Children Have Died in Daycare Facilities Since 2004, Lack of Oversight Blamed

    New Report Finds over 60 Virginia Children Have Died in Daycare Facilities Since 2004, Lack of Oversight Blamed
    Earlier last month, a Washington Post article was released, summarizing the data that researchers had accrued regarding the safety of daycare facilities in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the safety of the facilities as a whole. The results…
Rank this Week: 1248

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: 1337

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: 1427

USERRA Rights Blog

USERRA Rights Blog

Covers discrimination and reprisal issues faced by servicemembers because of their military status. By The Employment Law Group.

http://www.userrarightsblog.com/cms/index.php
Rank this Week: 1397

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: 1244

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/
  • Sep 18

    Puerto Rico Medical Device Manufacturer Faces Largest FDA Recall Ever

    Puerto Rico Medical Device Manufacturer Faces Largest FDA Recall Ever
    Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a recall of 233 medical devices in one of the largest one-day recall events in the agency’s history. The recall, affecting products manufactured by Puerto Rico firm Customed,…
  • Aug 27

    Labor Day Driving Safety Tip

    Labor Day Driving Safety Tip
    As the beginning of school approaches, so does Labor Day. This holiday provides a much-needed three-day weekend for many professionals and allows families and friends to gather for one last summer celebration. Although Labor Day is an…
  • Aug 26

    Hot Car Deaths, the Law, and a New Way to Prevent Them

    Hot Car Deaths, the Law, and a New Way to Prevent Them
    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner Over the years, we have posted multiple times about the dangers of leaving children in hot cars:  Kids and Hot Cars: The Dangers of Hyperthermia "Baby…
Rank this Week: 2056

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Sep 18

    Goldman Sachs Programmer Asks Third Circuit to Take Another Look at Advancement Case

    Goldman Sachs Programmer Asks Third Circuit to Take Another Look at Advancement Case
    Last week, we covered the Third Circuit’s decision that Goldman Sachs bylaws didn’t clearly establish a vice president’s right to advancement of his legal fees for his criminal travails.  The vice president, software…
  • Sep 12

    The Inbox - September 12, 2014

    The Inbox - September 12, 2014
    The court of public opinion giveth, and taketh away.  You may recall that we reported on the reinstatement of Arthur T. Demoulis as Market Basket’s CEO, following weeks of customer and employee advocacy for the chief.  Public…
  • Sep 9

    An Officer or a Vice President: Goldman Sachs Programmer Must Prove Advancement Case to Jury After Appellate Ruling

    An Officer or a Vice President: Goldman Sachs Programmer Must Prove Advancement Case to Jury After Appellate Ruling
    The case of Sergey Aleynikov, a former vice president at Goldman Sachs, has drawn a lot of media attention, including these prior posts here at Suits by Suits. Aleynikov was arrested and jailed for allegedly taking programming code from…
Rank this Week: 2072

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/
  • Sep 18

    The Past, Present and Future of Post Grant Administrative Trial

    The Past, Present and Future of Post Grant Administrative Trial
    Between September 16, 2012, and August 7, 2014, there were 1793 post grant challenges instituted. See USPTO PTAB Update, slide 5. Of those challenges 1,585 (or just over 88%) were inter partes reviews. There have been 201 covered business…
  • Sep 17

    Department of Energy Pumps Money into Offshore Wind Energy

    Department of Energy Pumps Money into Offshore Wind Energy
    According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, there is a potential 4.15 gigawatts of energy which can be collected from offshore wind collection around the country’s waters. The total electric generating capacity of the entire…
  • Sep 16

    Are Republicans Abandoning Patent Reform?

    Are Republicans Abandoning Patent Reform?
    In the 10 planned work days during September 2014, it does not seem as if the House of Representatives will take up the Innovation Act or any modifications thereto that might sweeten the bill for the Senate. So what happened between August 8,…
Rank this Week: 1592

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Sep 18

    WE’RE HAVING A FIRE…..sale! The Law Library of Congress Moves to a Temporary Location.

    WE’RE HAVING A FIRE…..sale! The Law Library of Congress Moves to a Temporary Location.
    The Law Library of Congress is revamping their reading room which means that visitors will find things are shifting around a bit temporarily. Operations will be moving to the ground floor of the Madison building while the reading room is…
  • Sep 16

    Restoring Lost Lambs to the Fold: completing the Lord Eldon Library

    Restoring Lost Lambs to the Fold: completing the Lord Eldon Library
    Over the course of the last year the Georgetown Law Library has been able to acquire two significant additions to the Lord Eldon Library Collection: Francis Plowden’s 1803 An historical review of the state of Ireland; and, Lord…
  • Sep 12

    Congress and the Courts: A Legislative History now on HeinOnline

    Congress and the Courts: A Legislative History now on HeinOnline
    Congress and the Courts: A Legislative History is now available and fully searchable on HeinOnline. Congressional hearings, reports and other documents about the federal judiciary make up this multi-volume set, which until now, was only in…
Rank this Week: 1655

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/
  • Sep 12

    Weight Gain Makes Kids More Vulnerable to Asthma

    Weight Gain Makes Kids More Vulnerable to Asthma
    Asthma and obesity are common problems among U.S. children, and a new report in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology ponders how obesity contributes to childhood asthma. Nearly 7 million U.S. children have asthma, and more 12…
  • Sep 5

    Schools Start Early, but Teens Need to Sleep Later

    Schools Start Early, but Teens Need to Sleep Later
    Although plenty of studies show that the natural sleep cycle of teenagers skews late, school hours start early. In addition to health problems, sleep deprivation can cause lower academic performance and increased risk of accidents. The…
  • Aug 29

    Worrisome Trend: Sunscreen Use Declines Among Teen

    Worrisome Trend: Sunscreen Use Declines Among Teen
    Although the rate of some cancers has declined in recent years, melanoma — the most serious form of skin cancer — is not among them. The situation is more troubling with the news of a new study that fewer teenagers are using…
Rank this Week: 1550

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

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/
  • Sep 7

    Superior Court Releases Data on Jury Trial Verdicts in Medical Malpractice, Slip-and-Fall, and Auto Accident Cases for First Half of 2014

    Superior Court Releases Data on Jury Trial Verdicts in Medical Malpractice, Slip-and-Fall, and Auto Accident Cases for First Half of 2014
    The Superior Court of the District of Columbia recently released compilations of data regarding jury trial verdicts in medical malpractice, slip-and-fall, and auto accident cases for the first half of 2014 (i.e., January 1, 2014 through…
  • Sep 6

    News Briefs: August 2014

    News Briefs: August 2014
    » On August 5, 2014, the Superior Court of the District of Columbia issued an administrative order establishing a case management plan for cases in the Probate Division. To retrieve the administrative order from the Superior…
  • Sep 4

    Court Opinions: August 2014

    Court Opinions: August 2014
    In August 2014, 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: 2064

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 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…
  • Aug 4

    Mirena IUD Lawsuits to Be Heard in NY in March 2016

    Mirena IUD Lawsuits to Be Heard in NY in March 2016
    Mirena is a form of birth control that was introduced in 2000. It is long-lasting and used as an intrauterine device (IUD), which is manufactured by Bayer Healthcare. The device is implanted into the uterus and is intended to prevent…
Rank this Week: 2234

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
  • 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…
  • Apr 25

    Improving In-Building Wireless Reception: Property Owners Are Not the Enemy

    Improving In-Building Wireless Reception: Property Owners Are Not the Enemy
    Wireless carriers’ networks are subject to recurring capacity constraints, particularly in high density, urban environments.  Owners of buildings and developments in urban areas and operators of major venues—stadiums, arenas…
Rank this Week: 1806

Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury law news and updates in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia. By Mesirow & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.metrodcinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    RGR, LLC v. Settle: If the Facts Don’t Fit the Law, Change the Law

    RGR, LLC v. Settle: If the Facts Don’t Fit the Law, Change the Law
    Having a case decided by a jury is one of the best features offered by the legal system in the US. The domain of the judge is to determine the law. The domain of the jury is to hear the facts of the case and assess the credibility of the…
  • May 30

    Liability for Permissive Drivers in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia

    Liability for Permissive Drivers in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia
    Most of the time, a person drives her own car. But occasionally, a vehicle owner lends her car to a friend or relative. When this happens, the friend or relative is a permissive driver. If that friend or relative injures someone else while…
  • May 13

    Damages from Being Injured in an Accident

    Damages from Being Injured in an Accident
    Recently, I read a unique article in the New York Times about what it is like to be a pedestrian run over by a vehicle. The author was run over by a delivery truck while in a crosswalk in 2007. She recounted her injuries, anecdotes from her…
Rank this Week: 1873

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: 1714

Washington DC Metro Medical…

Washington DC Metro Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice and birth injury cases. By Stein, Mitchell, Muse & Cipollone LLP

http://www.washingtondcmetromedicalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 4

    Study finds tort reform ineffective solution for reducing health care cost

    Study finds tort reform ineffective solution for reducing health care cost
    A recent study of Medicare spending in Texas found that doctors' fees for seniors and disabled patients remain high, despite an amendment to the Texas state constitution passed in 2003 to limit payouts in medical malpractice lawsuits. …
  • Aug 30

    Complications After Giving Birth

    Complications After Giving Birth
    Laurie A. Amell, Esq., a nurse and a medical malpractice attorney at Stein, Mitchell, Muse & Cipollone LLP, handled a case where defendant failed to diagnose a female patient properly. She gave a family history of malignant hypertension as…
  • Aug 27

    Stroke Prevention

    Stroke Prevention
    Strokes occur in patients when there is bleeding in the brain, or when a blood clot forms in the blood vessels of the brain or travels to the brain from a different organ, typically the heart. Factors that influence blood clot formation are…
Rank this Week: 2187

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: 1926

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
  • Sep 18

    U.S. Attorney General Holder Calls for Increased Bounty Awards for Financial Whistleblower

    U.S. Attorney General Holder Calls for Increased Bounty Awards for Financial Whistleblower
    Ilyse Wolens Schuman Joseph A. Lazazzero In an ongoing effort by the federal government to encourage Wall Street whistleblowers, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has called for…
  • Sep 18

    House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on EEOC Reform Legislation

    House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on EEOC Reform Legislation
    Ilyse Wolens Schuman On September 17, 2014, the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections held a hearing to discuss legislative proposals to increase transparency and accountability at the Equal Employment Opportunity…
  • Sep 16

    President Nominates Charlotte Burrows to be a new EEOC Commissioner

    President Nominates Charlotte Burrows to be a new EEOC Commissioner
    Ilyse Wolens Schuman Days after President Obama stated he was naming Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Vice Chair Jenny Yang (D) to fill departing Chair Jacqueline Berrien's seat on the Commission, the White…
Rank this Week: 3968

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Sep 17

    Update On Mayo Myriad Patent Eligibility From USPTO BCP Partnership Meeting

    Update On Mayo Myriad Patent Eligibility From USPTO BCP Partnership Meeting
    On September 17, 2015, the USPTO held the first “bicoastal” Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership meeting, with live participation from the USPTO’s main campus in Alexandria, VA and from San Jose…
  • Sep 14

    Court Finds Patent Indefiniteness In Unobtrusive Claim

    Court Finds Patent Indefiniteness In Unobtrusive Claim
    In Interval Licensing LLC v. AOL, Inc., the Federal Circuit applied the test for patent indefiniteness set forth in the recent Supreme Court decision in Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, and found that claims reciting an…
  • Sep 7

    Australia Upholds Patent Eligibility Of Isolated DNA

    Australia Upholds Patent Eligibility Of Isolated DNA
    Thanks to Adam Denley, Ph.D., Senior Associate at Freehills Patent Attorneys in Australia, for alerting me to the September 5, 2014 decision of the Full Federal Court of Australia upholding the patent eligibility of isolated nucleic…
Rank this Week: 3905

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

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

http://www.insideprivacy.com
  • Sep 17

    NIST Works on Building Privacy Engineering Guideline

    NIST Works on Building Privacy Engineering Guideline
    The National Institute of Standards and Technology publishes security risk management standards and guidance that apply to public entities but have been influential throughout the private sector.  Now, NIST is looking to provide similar…
  • Sep 17

    Global App Review Finds 85% of Apps Have Privacy Shortcoming

    Global App Review Finds 85% of Apps Have Privacy Shortcoming
    By Monika Kuschewsky and Katherine Gasztonyi In May 2014, the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (“GPEN”) performed its second Global Privacy Sweep, in which 26 privacy enforcement authorities from 19 countries…
  • Sep 15

    Big Data Analysis is Possible Without Infringing Key Privacy Principles, Says International Working Group

    Big Data Analysis is Possible Without Infringing Key Privacy Principles, Says International Working Group
    “Data is everywhere. The amount of data on the global level is growing by 50 percent annually. 90 [percent] of the world’s data has been generated within the past two years alone,” explains the International Working Group on…
Rank this Week: 3870

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
Rank this Week: 4155

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Sep 16

    Georgia Plant Listed and 732 Acres Designated

    Georgia Plant Listed and 732 Acres Designated
    On September 12, 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) published notice of its final rule listing the Georgia rockcress (Arabis georgiana) as a threatened plant species under the Endangered Species Act.  On the same…
  • Sep 16

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Extends Protection for Canada Lynx

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Extends Protection for Canada Lynx
     On Friday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) issued a final rule (pdf) revising the critical habitat designation for the contiguous United States distinct population segment (DPS) of the Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) and…
  • Sep 10

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Lists Two Florida Plants as Endangered

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Lists Two Florida Plants as Endangered
    Last Thursday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) issued a final rule listing two plants as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The two species, Florida brickell-bush (Brickellia mosieri) and Carter’s…
Rank this Week: 4929

Maryland Medical Malpractice…

Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawyers Blog

Comments on medical malpractice. By The Rich Firm, PC.

http://www.marylandmedicalmalpracticelawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Birth Injury: What you need to know to protect your baby from Medical Malpractice.

    Birth Injury: What you need to know to protect your baby from Medical Malpractice.
    Each year, about 4 million babies are born in the United State. However, 24,000 of them suffer from birth injury. What accounts for birth injury? And how to recognize birth injury? The Rich Firm will explain them to you.    Leading…
  • Apr 9

    Essential Tips for Protecting Yourself from Medical Error

    Essential Tips for Protecting Yourself from Medical Error
    Though many doctors are brilliant, they're still human. Even the most prestigious medical professionals are prone to all of the same mistakes as anyone else--only their mistakes cost lives. Though you shouldn't hesitate to visit a skilled…
  • Apr 9

    Essential Tips for Protecting Yourself from Medical Error

    Essential Tips for Protecting Yourself from Medical Error
    Though many doctors are brilliant, they’re still human. Even the most prestigious medical professionals are prone to all of the same mistakes as anyone else–only their mistakes cost lives. Though you shouldn’t hesitate to…
Rank this Week: 2694

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

By Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC.

http://lawblog.boilapc.com/
  • Sep 16

    Immigration as Primary National Security Concern or Should Humanitarian Concerns Prevail?

    Immigration as Primary National Security Concern or Should Humanitarian Concerns Prevail?
    A recent Rasmussen Report showed that U.S. voters rate the current immigration crisis as a greater national security problem than Russia and the situation in Gaza with Palestinians and Israelis.  Thirty-seven percent (37%) of likely U.S.…
  • Sep 10

    Executive Action on Immigration: MPI Offers Estimates of Unauthorized Immigrant Populations that Could Receive Relief

    Executive Action on Immigration: MPI Offers Estimates of Unauthorized Immigrant Populations that Could Receive Relief
    Originally written and posted by the The Migration Policy Institute, which is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit think tank in Washington, D.C. dedicated to analysis of the movement of people worldwide. MPI provides analysis,…
  • Sep 4

    Increase in Fees by Department of State

    Increase in Fees by Department of State
    The Department of State has announced that it will change fees for certain types of applications. These fee changes will take effect on September 12, 2014. The most important changes include a reduction in the E Treaty Investor/Treaty Trader…
Rank this Week: 3412

Law and the Environment

Law and the Environment

Covers environmental law issues, including CERCLA, climate change, permitting, and renewable energy. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.lawandenvironment.com/
Rank this Week: 3962

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By the Kaiser Law Firm PLLC.

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Aug 27

    Short Wins - The Late August Edition

    Short Wins - The Late August Edition
    It's been an interesting few weeks in the circuits (and, apologies for the gap in posting - pesky family vacations). Probably my favorite is United States v. Mergen, about whether an FBI agent's statements that what the guy charged with a…
  • Aug 1

    Short Wins - the Entrapment Edition

    Short Wins - the Entrapment Edition
    It is rare and wonderful to see an entrapment opinion. And United States v. Kopstein fits the bill. In other news, I was on TV last night talking about the trial of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. If you're interested, here's a clip…
Rank this Week: 3276

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: 4107

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 14

    Child Head Injurie

    Child Head Injurie
    Child Head Injuries from Brien Roche Law Child head injuries are potentially problematic cases for a host of reasons. They require the intervention of a multitude of professionals. Children naturally fear strangers. They frequently are…
  • Sep 13

    from Brien Roche Law Platelet Treatment…

    from Brien Roche Law Platelet Treatment For Soft Tissue Injury Platelet treatment, also called Platelet-rich plasma treatment, is becoming increasingly popular for a variety of different types of injuries.  The treatment involves…
  • Jun 6

    Diagnosis-Misdiagnosi

    Diagnosis-Misdiagnosi
    Diagnosis-Misdiagnosis from Brien Roche LawDiagnosis-misdiagnosis are contrary terms but frequently go hand-in-hand.  Studies indicate that doctors make the wrong diagnosis in 10% to 15% of office visits for a new problem.  …
Rank this Week: 3364

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/
  • Sep 12

    Steven Barentzen Named Co-Chair of the DC Bar’s ADR Committee

    Steven Barentzen Named Co-Chair of the DC Bar’s ADR Committee
    PCT Law Group, PLLC is pleased to announce that Steven Barentzen has been selected as Co-Chair to The Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) Committee of the Litigation Section of the DC Bar.  The ADR Committee aims to…
  • Sep 6

    PCT Law Group, PLLC Managing Partner H. Scott Johnson Jr. Earns Top Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

    PCT Law Group, PLLC Managing Partner H. Scott Johnson Jr. Earns Top Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
    PCT Law Group, PLLC is proud to announce that H. Scott Johnson Jr. has earned the distinguished AV Rating® from Martindale-Hubbell. This rating is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review…
  • Sep 4

    SEC to Scrutinize Employment Agreements for Whistleblower Restriction

    SEC to Scrutinize Employment Agreements for Whistleblower Restriction
    Statements earlier this year by the SEC’s Whistleblower Chief, Sean McKessy, made it clear that the SEC is very concerned about confidentiality agreements, separation agreements, and employment contracts that attempt to bar an employee…
Rank this Week: 2978

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/
  • Sep 12

    A New Remedy for Online Defamation

    A New Remedy for Online Defamation
    In the United States it is enormously difficult to remove allegedly defamatory information from the internet.  A victim can take the expensive and time-consuming step of suing the author for defamation in court.  However, even if a…
  • Sep 10

    More Money, More Problems – Another Billion Dollar Settlement for the DOJ

    More Money, More Problems – Another Billion Dollar Settlement for the DOJ
    This summer BNP Paribas, one of the five largest banks in the world, agreed to a $9 billion settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice. The settlement figure may seem nothing short of economic shock and awe; indeed it was the largest…
  • Sep 8

    The Hidden Regulatory and Licensing Consequences to a Conviction or Arrest

    The Hidden Regulatory and Licensing Consequences to a Conviction or Arrest
    When it comes to a conviction, or even an arrest, the collateral consequences that are sometimes overlooked by client and counsel can be extremely damaging, especially when dealing with government agencies and programs. One such set of…
Rank this Week: 4566