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False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 252

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
  • May 16

    Connecticut District Court Applies Dodd-Frank Retroactively and Sends SOX Whistleblower Case to Trial

    Connecticut District Court Applies Dodd-Frank Retroactively and Sends SOX Whistleblower Case to Trial
    In Richard Trusz v. UBS Realty and UBS AG, Case No. 3:09-cv-00268,  Richard Trusz, a high-ranking executive for UBS, complained that the company followed improper procedures in its real estate valuation. These problems, Trusz claimed,…
  • Apr 29

    Whistleblowers Awarded $24 Million in Nursing Home Fraud Settlement

    Whistleblowers Awarded $24 Million in Nursing Home Fraud Settlement
    On January 12, 2016, a nursing home company and two subsidiaries agreed to pay $125 million to settle a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging that they caused skilled nursing facilities to submit false claims to the government.  The…
  • Apr 19

    Supreme Court Is Poised to Endorse “Implied Certification” in FCA Case

    Supreme Court Is Poised to Endorse “Implied Certification” in FCA Case
    By R. Scott Oswald Managing Principal, The Employment Law Group, P.C. If a government supplier quietly ignores vital rules but still bills taxpayers as if it had complied, can it be held liable under the federal False Claims Act — even…
Rank this Week: 262

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice…

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

Covers medical malpractice, product liability, public health and tort reform. By Regan Zambri & Long.

http://www.dcmedmalblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    Studies Show Low Carb Diets Can Do Much for Heart Health

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

    Celebrate American Heart Month By Learning More About Heart Health

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

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

    Hurt in 2015? How to Make 2016 a Great Year Despite Your Injury or Disability
    A bad car accident, slip and fall injury or acquired disability turned 2015 upside down for you and your family. You’re likely still struggling to come to terms with your new limitations and figure out how to get your finances, career…
Rank this Week: 241

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: 412

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/
  • Jun 19

    Congressional Spectator: The War on Religious Contractor

    Congressional Spectator: The War on Religious Contractor
    The following piece ran on the American Spectator website last week. It provides an overview of yet another battle the Left has launched against people of faith. This is not the first time radicals in the Democratic Party intimidate people of…
  • Jun 16

    Beware of Strangers Bearing Gift

    Beware of Strangers Bearing Gift
    Access to the U.S. market is a privilege, not a right. Foreign investment in the United States, access to our financial system, and, especially, immigration are regulated by the federal government for a reason: it is not, and…
  • Jun 13

    Left Stays True to ‘Letting no Crisis Go to Waste’

    Left Stays True to ‘Letting no Crisis Go to Waste’
    Nothing better than a terrorist attack to set off the Left. In less than twenty-fours since a radical Islamist slaughtered more than fifty Americans, senior Democrats are playing politics with the matter. Perched at the Blue Goose in the…
Rank this Week: 472

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

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

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 585

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
  • Jun 1

    Build It And They Will Come

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

    What It Means To Be Heard

    What It Means To Be Heard
    The complainant is having a melt-down in the hallway. It is not my case so I have no idea what is going on. All I see are two young prosecutors trying to calm her down. The more they... Read More
  • May 3

    A Criminal Defense Lawyer Gets Mugged

    A Criminal Defense Lawyer Gets Mugged
    I am hit so hard that my boot flies off as I fall backward. The boot slides across the bricks out onto the street. Our dog scampers after it.  She thinks we are playing. I should have seen... Read More
Rank this Week: 578

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: 462

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
  • Jun 23

    Russia Data Localization Update: Results from Regulatory Inspections Clarify Enforcement Approach

    Russia Data Localization Update: Results from Regulatory Inspections Clarify Enforcement Approach
    We last reported on Russia’s data localization law earlier this year when the Russian data protection authority, Roskomnadzor, released its inspection plan for 2016. Since then, Roskomnadzor has been conducting compliance inspections…
  • Jun 17

    Future-Proofing Privacy: Security is a Critical Piece

    Future-Proofing Privacy: Security is a Critical Piece
    Part 12 of Future-Proofing Privacy: Security is a Critical Piece. Security is a critical piece of the data protection jigsaw. Lack of consumer confidence has been identified as a key risk for the development of the digital single market, and…
  • Jun 17

    A mHealth Code to Aid App Developers in the EU

    A mHealth Code to Aid App Developers in the EU
    The European Commission has actively promoted the importance of mHealth following their 2014 consultation. One of the initiatives to emerge from the Commission has been the Privacy Code of Conduct for mHealth apps. The Code was drafted by a…
Rank this Week: 1211

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: 1202

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/insights-news/
Rank this Week: 1087

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 22

    How do I Find a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

    How do I Find a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
    How do I Find a Medical Malpractice Lawyer? from Brien Roche Law How do I find a medical malpractice lawyer is a difficult question to answer. Probably the best place to start is with friends and family who may have previously retained a…
  • Jun 20

    How Do I Find A Legal Malpractice Lawyer

    How Do I Find A Legal Malpractice Lawyer
    How Do I Find A Legal Malpractice Lawyer from Brien Roche Law How do I find a legal malpractice lawyer? It may well be the easiest way and the first method should be employed is to check with friends or relatives to see if they have ever used…
  • Jun 19

    In A Legal Malpractice Case Who Is Potentially Liable

    In A Legal Malpractice Case Who Is Potentially Liable
    In A Legal Malpractice Case Who Is Potentially Liable from Brien Roche Law In A Legal Malpractice Case Who Is Potentially Liable-A Broad Brush Approach In a legal malpractice case who is potentially liable is a question that must be answered…
Rank this Week: 1137

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

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

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

    Minnesota addresses architectural barriers to public places: 2016 amendments to its Human Rights Act

    Minnesota addresses architectural barriers to public places: 2016 amendments to its Human Rights Act
    Introduction Minnesota businesses may soon see differences in disability access claims. On May 22, 2016, Minnesota’s Governor Mark Dayton signed into law a new amendment to the Minnesota Human Rights Act (“MHRA”). The…
  • Jun 20

    “What are the latest developments on whistleblowing in the workplace in Germany?”

    “What are the latest developments on whistleblowing in the workplace in Germany?”
    Apart from the well-known Wiki-leaks, recent prominent cases of whistleblowing such as Lux-leaks, the Panama Papers or the case of the German geriatric nurse Brigitte Heinisch, who was dismissed after revealing the ill-treatment of elderly…
  • Jun 19

    Whose jurisdiction is it anyway?

    Whose jurisdiction is it anyway?
    In the case of Brown v. University of Windsor, involving the University of Windsor and the president of its unionized Faculty Association, the Ontario Court of Appeal had a chance to clarify the situations in which situations arbitrators…
Rank this Week: 1216

Employment Update

Employment Update

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

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

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

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

    Update on Salary Increase for the FLSA White Collar Exemption

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

    New Restrictions on Tip Pooling

    New Restrictions on Tip Pooling
    By Jean Ohman Back On February 23, 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association v. Perez, which validated a new Department of Labor (DOL) regulation that limits the tip pooling practices of…
Rank this Week: 1217

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/
  • Aug 2

    Court of Appeals Adopts Rescue Doctrine

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

    Court Opinions: May 2015

    Court Opinions: May 2015
    In May 2015, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals published the opinions listed below. The opinions listed below are organized by type or source of appeal. To retrieve an electronic copy of any of these opinions from the Court…
  • May 8

    News Briefs: April 2015

    News Briefs: April 2015
    » On April 3, 2015, the Superior Court of the District of Columbia issued an order providing for individualized determinations regarding the use of restraints in juvenile proceedings before the Family Court. Admin. Order 15-07. To…
Rank this Week: 1123

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/
  • Jun 24

    I Have Seen the Future and It Is Hot and Wet

    I Have Seen the Future and It Is Hot and Wet
    The City of Boston has just released its “Climate Projections Consensus.”  It’s not a pretty picture.  Here are the lowlights: Average summer temperatures will be 4-5 degrees F. warmer by 2050  Even with…
  • Jun 22

    BLM Has No Authority To Regulate Fracking, At Least For Now

    BLM Has No Authority To Regulate Fracking, At Least For Now
    Yesterday, Judge Scott Skavdahl of the District of Wyoming held that the Bureau of Land Management did not have authority to regulate the environmental impacts of fracking.  I think Judge Skavdahl probably got it right, but I also think…
  • Jun 16

    Minnesota May Not Prohibit Power Sales That Would Increase Statewide CO2 Emissions. Why Not? Pick Your Reason.

    Minnesota May Not Prohibit Power Sales That Would Increase Statewide CO2 Emissions. Why Not? Pick Your Reason.
    If you needed any further proof that energy law is very complicated, Wednesday’s decision in North Dakota v. Heydinger should convince you.  The judgment is simple – the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a Minnesota…
Rank this Week: 3639

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/
  • Jun 24

    SmallGovCon Week In Review June 20-24, 2016

    SmallGovCon Week In Review June 20-24, 2016
    It’s hard to top last week’s government contracting news, which included the major SDVOSB Supreme Court victory in Kingdomware.  But with the Fourth of July just a week and a half away, there is still plenty going on in the…
  • Jun 23

    GAO: Solicitation Terms Trump Standard Industry Practice

    GAO: Solicitation Terms Trump Standard Industry Practice
    An offeror’s proposal must conform to all technical requirements of an agency’s solicitation–even if the offeror believes those requirements to differ from standard industry practice. In a recent bid protest decision, the…
  • Jun 22

    VA Will “Immediately Comply” With Kingdomware Decision

    VA Will “Immediately Comply” With Kingdomware Decision
    The VA will “immediately comply with the Court’s decision” in Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. United States, according to a top VA official. In written testimony offered in advance of a Senate committee hearing tomorrow,…
Rank this Week: 3454

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/
  • Jun 24

    #UNDECIDED: Trademark Protection for Hashtag

    #UNDECIDED: Trademark Protection for Hashtag
    Can a hashtag be a protectable trademark? And when does use of another’s trademark in hashtags constitute infringement? Disagreement has arisen among the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”), the courts, and…
  • Jun 24

    A Simple Way to Lower Drug Price

    A Simple Way to Lower Drug Price
    Consumers suffer the scourge of high drug prices. Brand-name drug companies reap monopoly profits. But generic drugs, which promise lower prices, are often nowhere to be found. One reason is that brand firms have engaged in an array of…
  • Jun 24

    Halo v. Pulse and Stryker v. Zimmer: SCOTUS Finds Seagate Test Objectively Unreasonable

    Halo v. Pulse and Stryker v. Zimmer: SCOTUS Finds Seagate Test Objectively Unreasonable
    In rejecting the objective prong of Seagate, the Court rejected the notion that a defendant may escape the specter of enhanced damages by asserting a defense that the defendant was unaware of at the time the infringement occurred. For…
Rank this Week: 4954

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Jun 24

    Want to be a Judge?

    Want to be a Judge?
    The Judicial appointment process can be confusing at best, but a recent Congressional Research Service report explains the process in detail. It focuses on U.S. Circuit and District court appointments and clarifies the role of the President…
  • Jun 22

    Game of Thrones with Brexit, Britons and Brussels Bureaucrats: the U.K. Referendum on Leaving the E.U.

    Game of Thrones with Brexit, Britons and Brussels Bureaucrats: the U.K. Referendum on Leaving the E.U.
    There is high anxiety on both sides of the Atlantic about the vote tomorrow, June 23, 2016, when British voters get to decide if Britain should leave or remain within the European Union.  There is much at stake and speculation…
  • Jun 14

    So…what happened to the books?

    So…what happened to the books?
    Carpeting a library is a complicated process. You have to move the books out of the way in order to lay the carpet, then move them back again. But because the move is so temporary, it’s not a matter of taking the books off the shelf,…
Rank this Week: 2777

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
Rank this Week: 1757

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/
  • Jun 23

    The Various Theories of Recovery in a Premises Liability Case

    The Various Theories of Recovery in a Premises Liability Case
    Premises liability lawsuits, more commonly known as slip-and-fall cases, are based on the legal theory of negligence. Essentially, these claims rely on the the duty that a landowner or occupier owes to those people who are invited…
  • Jun 16

    Trial Court Error May Jeopardize an Otherwise Favorable Verdict

    Trial Court Error May Jeopardize an Otherwise Favorable Verdict
    In Maryland and across the United States, there is a system in place of appellate courts that are able to review the decisions of the lower courts. In most states, Maryland included, there are three levels of courts, starting with the trial…
  • Jun 9

    Determining Fault in Multi-Party Washington, D.C. Accident

    Determining Fault in Multi-Party Washington, D.C. Accident
    Determining who is at fault in a serious or fatal accident is not always as easy as it may seem. In many cases, there are several parties involved, each with their own role in the accident. In some cases, the injured party may also be…
Rank this Week: 4151

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/
  • Jun 23

    For congressional overseers, red flags fly over issues at FDA

    For congressional overseers, red flags fly over issues at FDA
    Congressional overseers of the federal agency that regulates drugs and medical devices have gotten red-flag warnings about problems at the Food and Drug Administration, including: two separate calls for improvements from lawmakers’…
  • Jun 22

    Will Philly’s decision to tax sodas sizzle or fizzle as U.S. health trend?

    Will Philly’s decision to tax sodas sizzle or fizzle as U.S. health trend?
    The City of Brotherly Love has passed a tax demonstrating its affection for new revenues and its dislike for unhealthy, sugary soft drinks: It’s unclear, however, whether other governments will follow Philadelphia in imposing soda taxes…
  • Jun 20

    Lessons learned from ‘The Greatest’

    Lessons learned from ‘The Greatest’
    As the world mourns the death of Muhammad Ali, this remarkable public and sporting figure left two more key lessons as part of his legacy: George Skelton, the Pulitzer Prize-winning state government columnist of the Los Angeles Times, left…
Rank this Week: 1376

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Jun 23

    New Data Protection Obligations In Europe: Data Protection Officers and Impact Assessment under the New General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

    New Data Protection Obligations In Europe: Data Protection Officers and Impact Assessment under the New General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
    The full text of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was published on 4 May 2016. Although the GDPR will not be effective until 25 May 2018, it is worth looking into it right now given the major changes it makes to the rules in the…
  • Jun 19

    Cybersecurity News & Notes – June 20, 2016

    Cybersecurity News & Notes – June 20, 2016
    In Case You Missed It: Illinois strengthened its data privacy and security law, with the amendments going into effect in January 2017.  The amendments include expanding the definition of “personal information” to include a…
  • Jun 18

    Ransomware Update: The FBI Weighs In

    Ransomware Update: The FBI Weighs In
    The FBI recently released an article discussing the spate of ransomware attacks on a variety of different entities, including hospitals. In the article, the FBI warned that ransomware attacks and the cybercriminals carrying them out are…
Rank this Week: 3685

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Jun 23

    Kingdomware – A win for SDVOSB and VOSB Concerns – and GAO

    Kingdomware – A win for SDVOSB and VOSB Concerns – and GAO
    It is rare for the Supremes to weigh in on Government contracts issues. But on June 16, 2016, the Court did just that. The holding: the Department of Veteran Affairs (“VA”) must use the Rule of Two every time it awards a contract.…
  • May 18

    Labor Department Makes Stealth Changes to Service Contract Act Regulation

    Labor Department Makes Stealth Changes to Service Contract Act Regulation
    We are guessing that you did not hear this morning that the U.S. Department of Labor has published final regulations widening coverage of the Service Contract Act, the law that requires workers on federal service contracts to receive…
  • May 4

    Some Mission Statements ARE Enforceable By Contract, Says ASBCA

    Some Mission Statements ARE Enforceable By Contract, Says ASBCA
    There are many prurient details one might choose to focus on in the recent Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (“ASBCA”) decision App. of—Joseph Sottolano, ASBCA No. 59777, which upheld the termination of an Army…
Rank this Week: 4369

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
  • Jun 22

    Five Key Points about the New European Union Conflict Minerals Agreement

    Five Key Points about the New European Union Conflict Minerals Agreement
    On June 15, the European Union announced that it had reached a “political understanding” on many of the substantive components of a new conflict minerals regulation. The regulation, once drafted, will be submitted to the…
  • Jun 16

    U.N. Guiding Principles: Reflections on the Past Five Year

    U.N. Guiding Principles: Reflections on the Past Five Year
    This post was originally published on The Huffington Post. Five years ago today, on June 16, 2011, the way we view the human rights responsibilities of companies changed. On that day, the United Nations Human Rights Council unanimously…
  • Jun 3

    Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely

    Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely
    It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: new guidance for boards of directors on business and human rights;…
Rank this Week: 3629

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

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

http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/
  • Jun 22

    Recent Hydraulic Fracturing Rule Invalidated

    Recent Hydraulic Fracturing Rule Invalidated
    Last year, the United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a rule heightening the requirements placed on hydraulic fracturing operations on federal and tribal land. Specifically, the BLM heightened the rules for well casing and…
  • Jun 17

    Legislative Activity Update – Three Pennsylvania Bill

    Legislative Activity Update – Three Pennsylvania Bill
    The following bills, which have been introduced previously, have been acted upon by the General Assembly since the last Legislative Activity Update: PA Senate Bill 279 – Pennsylvania Grade Crude Development Advisory Council Act…
  • Jun 6

    Legislative Activity Update – Three Pennsylvania Bill

    Legislative Activity Update – Three Pennsylvania Bill
    The following bill, which had been introduced previously, has been acted upon by the General Assembly since the last Legislative Activity Update: PA House Bill 1704 – Amendments to Engineer, Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration…
Rank this Week: 1756

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Jun 21

    CAFC Upholds Same Day Continuation Application

    CAFC Upholds Same Day Continuation Application
    The Federal Circuit decided not to disturb the “longstanding administrative construction” of 35 USC § 120 that permits the filing of a continuation application on the same day its parent application grants as a…
  • Jun 20

    Supreme Court Defers Certiorari Decision In Amgen Sandoz Biosimilar Patent Dance Dispute

    Supreme Court Defers Certiorari Decision In Amgen Sandoz Biosimilar Patent Dance Dispute
    On June 20, 2016, instead of deciding whether to grant certiorari in the biosimilar patent dance dispute between Amgen and Sandoz, the Supreme Court invited the Solicitor General “to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the…
  • Jun 15

    Federal Circuit Emphasizes Reason In Application Of Broadest Reasonable Interpretation

    Federal Circuit Emphasizes Reason In Application Of Broadest Reasonable Interpretation
    As we wait for the Supreme Court decision in Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee, where the Court has been asked to decide whether the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) should apply the “broadest reasonable…
Rank this Week: 3885

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
Rank this Week: 2244

Data Protection Report

Data Protection Report

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

http://www.dataprotectionreport.com/
  • Jun 17

    Final CISA Guidance for Cybersecurity Information Sharing Published

    Final CISA Guidance for Cybersecurity Information Sharing Published
    On June 15, 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) and Department of Justice issued Final Procedures Related to the Receipt of Cyber Threat Indicators and Defensive Measures by the Federal Government (“Final…
  • Jun 12

    UAE Employees Jailed for Privacy Breach Before Ultimately Being Acquitted

    UAE Employees Jailed for Privacy Breach Before Ultimately Being Acquitted
    A recently-reported court case in the United Arab Emirates has highlighted the importance of establishing and implementing good privacy practices, even in the absence of specific data protection legislation. In late 2014, the UAE public…
  • Jun 8

    Hamburg DPA Fines Three Companies for Continued Reliance on Safe Harbor

    Hamburg DPA Fines Three Companies for Continued Reliance on Safe Harbor
    On June 6, 2016, Johannes Caspar–the Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection–announced that the Hamburg Data Protection Authority (“DPA”) fined three companies for relying on the invalidated Safe Harbor framework to…
Rank this Week: 1766

Pay to Play Law Blog

Pay to Play Law Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    SEC Pumps the Breaks on the Adoption of FINRA’s Proposed Pay-to-Play Rule
    We’ve all been there before – charging headlong down the interstate at a few (or more than a few) miles per hour over the speed limit, when we suddenly come upon a speed trap conveniently tucked into a service road in the highway…
Rank this Week: 3653

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

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

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of June 13, 2016)

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of June 13, 2016)
    Fracking Insider Readers: Below, please find this week’s Congressional activity on oil and gas issues: House: “Certainty for States and Tribes Act.” Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral…
  • Jun 6

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of June 6, 2016)

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of June 6, 2016)
    Fracking Insider Readers: Below, please find this week’s Congressional activity on oil and gas issues: House: “H.R. 4775, the Ozone Standards Implementation Act. H. Con. Res. 89, expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax…
  • May 25

    The Tale of the Shale: U.S. Remained the World’s Top Producer of Petroleum and Natural Gas Hydrocarbons in 2015

    The Tale of the Shale: U.S. Remained the World’s Top Producer of Petroleum and Natural Gas Hydrocarbons in 2015
    “U.S. petroleum and natural gas production first surpassed Russia in 2012, and the United States has been the world’s top producer of natural gas since 2011 and the world’s top producer of petroleum hydrocarbons since…
Rank this Week: 3830

Crime in the Suites

Crime in the Suites

Covers white collar defense issues, including civil forfeiture, federal crimes, federal sentencing and internet law. By the Ifrah Law Firm.

http://crimeinthesuites.com/
  • Jun 9

    Keep It Short and Prosper

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

    This Man Is Dodging Wall St.

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

    Data Breach Lawsuits: Challenges Persist After Spokeo v. Robin

    Data Breach Lawsuits: Challenges Persist After Spokeo v. Robin
    Data breaches are as common as the common cold—unfortunately, just as incurable. Run a news search on “data breaches” and you’ll find that all kinds of institutions—major retailers, tech companies, universities,…
Rank this Week: 4658

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: 3717

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • May 17

    Blatant Infringement? Chinese brand “Uncle Martian” mirrors “Under Armour” logo

    Blatant Infringement? Chinese brand “Uncle Martian” mirrors “Under Armour” logo
    Chinese sports manufacturer Fujian Tingfeilong Sports Goods Co. Ltd., recently launched a sports clothing and footwear brand under the name “Uncle Martian.” But for their unoriginal logo, the launch of the brand would not have…
  • May 9

    New country of origin food labeling system

    New country of origin food labeling system
    The Times, They Are A Changin’: From 1 July 2016, new country of origin labeling requirements will become a reality in Australia, with a new food labeling system commencing under the Australian Consumer Law. Both consumers and…
  • May 9

    Socially responsible advertising

    Socially responsible advertising
    On April 6, 2016, the U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority considered a complaint made against Guccio Gucci SpA regarding a video, which originally appeared on the website at www.thetimes.co.uk. The advert featured several models…
Rank this Week: 1768

No Papered: A Washington DC DUI…

No Papered: A Washington DC DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Scrofano Law.

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

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

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

    DC DUI Lawyer on Flat Fee

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

    DC DUI Lawyer on the Right to Remain Silent

    DC DUI Lawyer on the Right to Remain Silent
    Owner and Founding Attorney Joseph Scrofano discusses the importance of exercising your right to remain silence. It is one of our most cherished and fundamental rights. The police, court, and government cannot lawfully hold it against you. We…
Rank this Week: 2629

Employee Benefits Law Report

Employee Benefits Law Report

Covers legal developments and trends affecting employee benefits. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.employeebenefitslawreport.com
  • May 11

    Final fiduciary rule creates implications for plan sponsors and financial adviser

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

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

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

    IRS previews qualified plan determination letter changes in new guidance

    IRS previews qualified plan determination letter changes in new guidance
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued guidance on Jan. 4, 2016, that clarifies certain implications of its previously announced changes to the employee plans determination letter program. These clarifications, announced in Notice 2016-03…
Rank this Week: 3873

Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

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

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
Rank this Week: 2865

Beyond Telecom Law Blog

Beyond Telecom Law Blog

Covers telecom policy, services agreements and data security/privacy. By Keller and Heckman LLP.

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

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

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

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

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

    Another FirstNet Milestone

    Another FirstNet Milestone
      Another marker passed on the FirstNet roadmap last week as Capability Statements from bidders interested in building, operating and maintaining the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network were submitted March 31, 2016. Final bids…
Rank this Week: 3623

DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law…

DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers automobile accidents, burn injury, child safety, defective products, police misconduct, premises liability and truck accidents. By Regan Zambri & Long.

http://injurylaw.reganfirm.com/
  • Mar 14

    Safety Strategies for Avoiding St. Patrick’s Day Accident

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

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

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

    Pedestrian Death Totals Spike in 2015

    Pedestrian Death Totals Spike in 2015
    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner Newly-released data indicates that pedestrian deaths increased by approximately 10 percent in 2015 over 2014, according to a report by the Governors Highway Safety Association. The…
Rank this Week: 2260

Insurance Defense Blog

Insurance Defense Blog

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

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

    Crime stats and map - Fairfax County, Virginia

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

    A handy unofficial website that does a…

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

    Misclassification of employees as independent contractors under FSLA

    Misclassification of employees as independent contractors under FSLA
    A headline in the Christian Science Monitor caught my eye the other day: "Are you an independent contractor? Probably not, Labor Department says." The article goes on to discuss a new Department of Labor ruling concerning the…
Rank this Week: 3143

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Published by Nationally Focused Mesothelioma Attorneys. The Ferraro Law Firm

http://www.mesotheliomalawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3084

Contingency Business Litigation…

Contingency Business Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers foreclosure litigation, qui tam, insider trading and business lawsuits. By The Ferraro Law Firm.

http://www.contingencybusinesslitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 28

    Court Denies Summary Judgment in Contract Termination Case

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

    Qui Tam Claim Against USPS Transportation Contractor Survives Motion to Dismi

    Qui Tam Claim Against USPS Transportation Contractor Survives Motion to Dismi
    The False Claims Act prohibits government contractors from fraudulently seeking payment from the federal government. A complaint alleging a claim under 31 U.S.C §(a)(1)(A) must allege that the defendant presented or caused to be…
  • Dec 26

    Some Form of Authority Required to Hold Business Liable for Individual's Business Transaction

    Some Form of Authority Required to Hold Business Liable for Individual's Business Transaction
    A business will only be liable for the actions of an individual if that individual has some type of authority to bind the business, whether actual, apparent, or implied. A business should always know with whom they are dealing and should…
Rank this Week: 3090

Money Law Blog

Money Law Blog

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

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

    Beware: Scammers Targeting Bankruptcy Filer

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

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

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

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

    What's Worse Than a BAD Credit History? NO CREDIT HISTORY AT ALL!
    It may not be a well-know fact, but the truth is a lot of financially-responsible people are turned down for loans because they have NO history of recent borrowing. None. This may be because the person saves up and pays for purchases…
Rank this Week: 4612

TMT Law Watch

TMT Law Watch

Features business, legal and policy developments affecting the telecom, media and technology sector. By K&L Gates.

http://www.tmtlawwatch.com
  • Sep 30

    Consider Fair Use Before Submitting Takedown Request

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

    Consider Fair Use Before Submitting Takedown Request

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

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

    FCC Increases Scrutiny of Text Message Consents, Warns FNB and Lyft
    By Sam Castic and Marty Stern Last week the FCC Enforcement Bureau issued two citations and orders against First National Bank and Lyft for alleged Telephone Consumer Protection Act violations relating to the companies’ form consents…
Rank this Week: 3835

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment…

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment Blog

Covers environmental law. By Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal.

http://we-blog-meyerglitz.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4069