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Federal Regulations Advisor

Federal Regulations Advisor

Provides insights and commentary on U.S. government regulatory affairs. By Leland E. Beck.

http://www.fedregsadvisor.com/
Rank this Week: 218

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice…

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

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

http://www.dcmedmalblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    New Studies Highlight the Dreadful Reality of Concussions in College Football

    New Studies Highlight the Dreadful Reality of Concussions in College Football
    The nation is obsessed with NFL concussions and wants to know why they happen, what long-term effects they have on athletes and how the game of football should be changed to protect players. Yet our collective concern for college football…
  • Oct 30

    What Patients Need to Know about Electronic Medical Record

    What Patients Need to Know about Electronic Medical Record
    The proliferation of electronic medical records has, in many ways, benefited the health care industry. In theory, these sophisticated systems provide a centralized location for medical professionals to access and update patient information,…
  • Oct 23

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

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What Are Some Promising Advances?
    Frustratingly, breast cancer continues to be one of the leading causes of death among women, despite 40+ years of research into its etiology and billions of dollars spent to develop treatments for the disease and related cancers. However,…
Rank this Week: 217

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/
  • Dec 21

    US-Cuba Talks? Give Cuban Civil Society a Voice As Well

    US-Cuba Talks? Give Cuban Civil Society a Voice As Well
    Borrowing from a page of the Carter Administration’s failed Cuba policy, the President wants closer relations with Cuba and he has tasked his team with that goal. Part of this effort includes re-establishing diplomatic…
  • Dec 21

    Revenge Killing of NYPD Cops: The Left Reaps What it Sow

    Revenge Killing of NYPD Cops: The Left Reaps What it Sow
    It was very refreshing to see the NYPD send a clear signal to New York City Mayor DeBlasio that they are not happy with his leadership: Why do I single out the Left? Because the politics of hyphenation and tyranny of the minority, are just a…
  • Dec 21

    If Jeb Bush Runs, Will The Republic Implode?

    If Jeb Bush Runs, Will The Republic Implode?
    Recently, former Florida governor, Jeb Bush announced that he is forming an exploratory committee to determine if he will run for president. The moment he announced his committee, conservative pundits and columnists wrote articles and…
Rank this Week: 280

Whistleblower Law Blog

Whistleblower Law Blog

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

http://employmentlawgroupblog.com
Rank this Week: 357

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
  • Dec 11

    Everything is Calm. Everything is Civilized.

    Everything is Calm. Everything is Civilized.
    The two young men have been in the same place at the same time before.  I have seen it on the video recording. The first meeting – captured by a surveillance camera at the back of a D.C. metro bus — – involved a violent…
  • Dec 7

    When it Comes To Self-Defense, it is the Immediacy of the Response, Not the Immediacy of the Threat

    When it Comes To Self-Defense, it is the Immediacy of the Response, Not the Immediacy of the Threat
    Words in the law do not always mean what their dictionary definitions say they mean. With respect to a prior consistent statement, for example, it is not really, as suggested by the rule, that such a statement must be offered to rebut a…
  • Dec 3

    James Colt is Superman

    James Colt is Superman
    I am a fan of D.C. criminal defense attorney James Colt.  It is not only his name, which sounds like it was pulled from a Harlequin romance.  It is also that he is a pleasant guy and, from what I can tell, a very good lawyer. Now…
Rank this Week: 563

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Dec 7

    Rite-Aid pays nearly $3 million over gift card kickback allegation

    Rite-Aid pays nearly $3 million over gift card kickback allegation
    On December 3, the Department of Justice announced that Rite-Aid Corp. had agreed to pay $2.99 million to settle a whistleblower’s allegations that the company violated the antikickback statute and submitted false claims by handing out…
  • Dec 7

    Georgia hospice settles whistleblower suit for nearly $600,000

    Georgia hospice settles whistleblower suit for nearly $600,000
    On December 2, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia announced that a Dublin, Georgia hospice, had agreed to pay nearly $600,000 to settle allegations, originally brought by a whistleblower, of false Medicare claims…
  • Dec 7

    Texas ear, nose, and throat practice settles false claims allegations with OIG-HHS for over $200k

    Texas ear, nose, and throat practice settles false claims allegations with OIG-HHS for over $200k
    On December 3, the Office of Inspector General of HHS announced (no permalink available) that a Texas otolaryngology practice had paid over $200,000 to resolve allegations that it had submitted false claims to federal health care programs.…
Rank this Week: 544

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/
  • Dec 16

    DC Man Arrested After Spree of Hit-and-Run Accident

    DC Man Arrested After Spree of Hit-and-Run Accident
    Earlier this month, police arrested and charged a man who was involved in a series of hit-and-run accidents across Washington DC. According to a recent report by the Capital Gazette, the man was charged with 18 counts, including drunk driving…
  • Dec 9

    Plane Crash Kills Six in Washington Suburb

    Plane Crash Kills Six in Washington Suburb
    Earlier this week in the Washington DC suburb of Gaithersburg, a plane crash took the lives of six people. Three of the accident victims were on board the plane, and three others were in a home that the plane crashed into. According to a…
  • Dec 2

    Settlement Reached in 2008 Catlett Drunk Driving Case

    Settlement Reached in 2008 Catlett Drunk Driving Case
    Earlier this month, the family of a Buddhist monk who was killed in a car accident back in 2008 reached a settlement with a drunk driver’s insurance company for $625,000. According to a report by one local news source, the accident…
Rank this Week: 772

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Dec 14

    Yet Another Reason Why D&O Insurance Is Critical

    Yet Another Reason Why D&O Insurance Is Critical
    Corporate directors and officers may think indemnification provisions are sufficient to protect them from claims asserted against them by shareholders or regulators.  However, if a director or officer chooses to rely solely on…
  • Dec 4

    The Inbox – Netflix and the stream scheme

    The Inbox – Netflix and the stream scheme
    Netflix, the internet media giant, sued its former vice president of IT Operations, Mike Kail, in California Superior Court, claiming that he “streamed” kickbacks from vendors and funneled them into his personal consulting…
  • Dec 3

    The Face That Launched A $50 Million Lawsuit

    The Face That Launched A $50 Million Lawsuit
    Helen of Troy isn’t just a famous mythological beauty.  It’s also a publicly-traded maker of personal care products.  And now, it and its directors are defendants in a suit by Helen of Troy’s founder, Gerald…
Rank this Week: 643

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/
  • Dec 21

    Why One Medical Size Does Not Fit All Patient

    Why One Medical Size Does Not Fit All Patient
    Treatment guidelines help doctors and other health-care providers understand and follow the best clinical practices, but as a recent commentary in the New York Times points out, they also can undermine the best care for some patients. In…
  • Dec 21

    In Military Hospitals, Whistle Blowing Is Bad for Your Health

    In Military Hospitals, Whistle Blowing Is Bad for Your Health
    Another takeout in the New York Times' coverage of poor quality in our nation's military medical system has this quote about what happens when doctors and nurses on the inside complain: " ... brushed off, transferred, investigated, passed…
  • Dec 18

    Drug Company Employee Paid for Her Honesty with Her Job

    Drug Company Employee Paid for Her Honesty with Her Job
    An employee of Sanofi, a major pharmaceutical company, spoke up about the company’s kickback scheme intended to boost sales of its insulin medicines, and was rewarded by being fired. That’s what Diane Ponte, a paralegal in the…
Rank this Week: 1058

Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

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

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
Rank this Week: 1096

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

By Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC.

http://lawblog.boilapc.com/
  • Dec 12

    No More U-Visas for the 2015 Fiscal Year!

    No More U-Visas for the 2015 Fiscal Year!
    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has already approved the statutory maximum of 10,000 petitions for U-1 Nonimmigrant Status (U-Visas) for the 2015 fiscal year that began on October 1, 2014.  The cap was reached…
  • Dec 3

    Reciente Acción Ejecutiva del Presidente Obama!

    Reciente Acción Ejecutiva del Presidente Obama!
    La orden ejecutiva del presidente Obama anunció el 20 de noviembre 2014 tiene como objetivo hacer una serie de cambios en el sistema de inmigración actual. La Orden Ejecutiva ayudará a asegurar la frontera y combatir la…
  • Dec 3

    National Visa Center No Longer Collecting Original Civil Document

    National Visa Center No Longer Collecting Original Civil Document
    On November 12, 2014, the National Visa Center, a U.S. Department of State agency,  stopped collecting original civil documents in support of immigrant visa applications.  Applicants will now be required to submit photocopies of…
Rank this Week: 1079

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: 1145

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: 1142

Whistleblower Qui Tam Law Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Law Blog

Covers cGMP violations, anti-kickback laws and public disclosure. By Stein, Mitchell, Muse & Cipollone LLP

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlaw.com/
  • Aug 14

    Investigations Question the Medical Necessity of Some Cardiac Procedures Performed at HCA Hospital

    Investigations Question the Medical Necessity of Some Cardiac Procedures Performed at HCA Hospital
    Recently, the New York Times reported that HCA, the largest for-profit hospital chain in the United States with 163 facilities, knew as far back as 2002 and as recently as late 2010 that some of its cardiologists at multiple hospitals in…
  • Jul 18

    Department of Justice Officials Comment on the GSK Settlement

    Department of Justice Officials Comment on the GSK Settlement
    On July 2, 2012, a number of top officials from various government agencies gathered to announce the largest False Claims Act case in history. Deputy Attorney General James M.
  • Jul 17

    DaVita Settles Lawsuit Over Epogen Use

    DaVita Settles Lawsuit Over Epogen Use
    Recently, DaVita, Inc., a healthcare company that provides dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease, agreed to pay $55 million to resolve a decade long lawsuit filed by a whistleblower under the…
Rank this Week: 1121

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/
  • Dec 19

    Unnecessary Chest X-Rays for Kid

    Unnecessary Chest X-Rays for Kid
    X-rays should never be given unless there’s a good reason, but researchers at the Mayo Clinic have found that too many children are being given chest X-rays when there’s no benefit to them. In a news release issued by the…
  • Dec 12

    Don’t Rely on High-Tech Baby Monitor

    Don’t Rely on High-Tech Baby Monitor
    Baby monitors are a wonderful parental aid … or are they? Dr. David King, a pediatric researcher at the University of Sheffield in England, recently wrote about his baby monitor studies in BMJ (the British Medical Journal). They…
  • Dec 5

    Misleading Claims of Protection Against Allergy and Eczema

    Misleading Claims of Protection Against Allergy and Eczema
    If you think a label claiming that the product is hypoallergenic will protect your kids against allergic reactions, think again. Research published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology showed that a lot of products marketed for…
Rank this Week: 1964

Price Benowitz Law Blog

Price Benowitz Law Blog

Covers Maryland and DC personal injury issues.

http://pricebenowitzlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 19

    DC Contributory Negligence in Bike Accident

    DC Contributory Negligence in Bike Accident
    People are excited about bicycles in Washington, DC. According to the DC Department of Transportation, 9,300 District residents biked to work in 2010.
  • Nov 11

    Texting while Driving, Daylight Savings Pose Serious Risks for Driver

    Texting while Driving, Daylight Savings Pose Serious Risks for Driver
    An unfortunate truth about our roadways is that motor vehicle accidents happen every day. From minor fender benders to full-blown chain reaction accidents ...
  • Nov 10

    Tide Pods Raise Product Liability Concern

    Tide Pods Raise Product Liability Concern
    Written by a Staff Writer with Price Benowitz LLP Accidental poisonings from a popular laundry detergent have prompted 17,230 calls in U.S poison control centers in 2012 and 2013. In the past two years, more than 700 children were…
Rank this Week: 1694

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
  • Dec 19

    NLRB GC Files First Lawsuit Against Franchisor as Joint Employer

    NLRB GC Files First Lawsuit Against Franchisor as Joint Employer
    Michael J. Lotito As expected, the National Labor Relations Board's Office of the General Counsel has filed an unfair labor practice complaint against a franchisor and some of its franchisees as joint employers.read…
  • Dec 19

    DOJ Changes Position on Gender Identity, Transgender Bia

    DOJ Changes Position on Gender Identity, Transgender Bia
    Ilyse Wolens Schuman Attorney General Eric Holder has issued a memorandum directing the Department of Justice to consider claims of gender identity discrimination, including bias claims based on an individual's transgender…
  • Dec 19

    NLRB Files First Lawsuit Against Franchisor as Joint Employer

    NLRB Files First Lawsuit Against Franchisor as Joint Employer
    Michael J. Lotito As expected, the National Labor Relations Board has filed an unfair labor practice complaint against a franchisor and some of its franchisees as joint employers. The Board first announced it might take…
Rank this Week: 1398

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
  • Dec 18

    Russian Data Localization Law May Now Come into Force One Year Ahead of Schedule, in September 2015

    Russian Data Localization Law May Now Come into Force One Year Ahead of Schedule, in September 2015
    On 17 December, the State Duma (the lower chamber of the Russian Parliament) passed legislation that would change the effective date of Russia's new law requiring the local storage in Russia of the personal data of Russian citizens (Data…
  • Dec 18

    Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner Takes Lead on Privacy Regulation of Mobile App

    Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner Takes Lead on Privacy Regulation of Mobile App
    In a recent client alert, partner Mark Parsons and associate Peter Colegate from the Hogan Lovells Hong Kong office highlighted the attention increasingly paid by privacy regulators around the world to the manner in which mobile apps collect,…
  • Dec 18

    CNIL International Chief Discusses Safe Harbor and Onward Transfer

    CNIL International Chief Discusses Safe Harbor and Onward Transfer
    Following on the heels of the IAPP Congress in Brussels, the CNIL’s (the French data protection authority) international chief, Florence Raynal, engaged in a dialogue with the members of the American Chamber of Commerce’s Digital…
Rank this Week: 1640

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Dec 17

    Marion Barry – In Memoriam

    Marion Barry – In Memoriam
    The Law Center Archives houses a number of unique audio visual materials. Below is a clip of Marion Barry speaking at the McDonough Hall counter-dedication in September of 1971. Marion Barry was the director of the group Pride, Inc. at the…
  • Dec 17

    Who is that new member of Congress anyway?

    Who is that new member of Congress anyway?
    The Government Publishing Office has released its New Member Pictorial Directory, so you can check out all of the new members of the 114th Congress. Each entry includes a picture, the member’s education and occupation. We’ve…
  • Dec 16

    Happy Human Rights Awareness Month!

    Happy Human Rights Awareness Month!
    Human Rights Day was this past December 10th. Did you remember to celebrate? Chances are good that if you didn’t commit a crime against humanity, you were on the right path. However, if you want to go above and beyond just basic…
Rank this Week: 1345

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: 1346

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
Rank this Week: 1559

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/
  • Dec 14

    Court of Appeals Affirms Award of Damages Against MPD Officers for Assault and Battery

    Court of Appeals Affirms Award of Damages Against MPD Officers for Assault and Battery
    On November 13, 2014, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals decided District of Columbia v. Bamidele, Nos. 12-CV-28 & 12-CV-33, slip op. (D.C. Nov. 13, 2014) in which it considered whether to affirm a judgment awarding…
  • Dec 4

    Court of Appeals Rejects Premises Liability Action Because Plaintiffs Failed to Establish Applicable Standard of Care

    Court of Appeals Rejects Premises Liability Action Because Plaintiffs Failed to Establish Applicable Standard of Care
    On October 23, 2014, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals decided Night and Day Management, LLC v. Butler, Nos. 13-CV-944 & 13-CV-1168, slip op. (D.C. Oct. 23, 2014) in which it considered whether the trial court properly…
  • Dec 3

    News Briefs: November 2014

    News Briefs: November 2014
    » On November 4, 2014, Karl Racine was elected Attorney General of the District of Columbia. To view an article published by The Washington Post about Mr. Racine’s election victory, click here. » On November 12, 2014,…
Rank this Week: 1863

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/
  • Dec 10

    Five Holiday Deal "Gotcha's"

    Five Holiday Deal "Gotcha's"
    Here are common holiday "deals" that look good on the surface -- but are financial time bombs waiting to go off. Thanks to USAA financial services for bringing them to my attention. I share them with you: 1) "90-days same as cash." Don't…
  • Oct 23

    How to Pay for Your Bankruptcy Case

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

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

    When Qualifying for a Loan: It's Not Your Credit Score that Matters -- It's How Much Debt You're Carrying
    Probably the most frequent question I get from prospective clients is: "Will bankruptcy hurt my credit score?" It's a fair question, but I usually find it a little amusing. It's a bit like the man who's drowning worrying about how he's…
Rank this Week: 1737

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Dec 8

    Study Finds Chemicals in Fracking Fluids No More Toxic Than Common Household Product

    Study Finds Chemicals in Fracking Fluids No More Toxic Than Common Household Product
    A study conducted by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder has found that surfactant chemicals extracted from samples of hydraulic fracturing fluids are no more toxic than common household products. The researchers’ November…
  • Dec 1

    DOE Authorizes LNG Export from Freeport Terminal

    DOE Authorizes LNG Export from Freeport Terminal
    The Department of Energy has issued the two final authorizations (here and here) for Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P., and FLNG Liquefaction, LLC (Freeport), to export domestic liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries with which the U.S. does not…
  • Nov 25

    Senate Committee Staff Release Report Espousing Benefits of Hydraulic Fracturing

    Senate Committee Staff Release Report Espousing Benefits of Hydraulic Fracturing
    In the final days before the November election, the  Republican (then minority) staff of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee released a report outlining the domestic economic benefits of hydraulic fracturing, entitled…
Rank this Week: 1445

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

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

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
  • Nov 18

    Short Wins - the Dramatic Catch-Up Edition

    Short Wins - the Dramatic Catch-Up Edition
    And, after a really long break, we're back. Apologies. This day job has been very busy lately. And, of course, if you ever find yourself jonesing for my writing, you can always check out my stuff on Above the Law. You saw our guest post on…
  • Nov 14

    The D.C. Circuit Makes It Harder to Prosecute Someone For Enticing A Minor

    The D.C. Circuit Makes It Harder to Prosecute Someone For Enticing A Minor
    Editor's Note - We've never had a guest post before, and normally I give a blanket no to a request for one. But, Assistant Federal Public Defender extraordinaire Jon Jeffress wrote a great piece about the D.C. Circuit's recent decision in…
  • Oct 4

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

    The Government Gets Slapped Back to District Court in a Fake Stash House Robbery Case
    Fake stash house robbery cases are an embarrassment to a civilized society. Here's what happens. An undercover ATF agent finds a guy and does some deals with him. He then tells the guy he knows of a stash house where there are a lot of…
Rank this Week: 1725

Contingency Business Litigation…

Contingency Business Litigation Attorney Blog

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

http://www.contingencybusinesslitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 25

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

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

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

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

    LLC Member Must Meet High Threshold to Sue Other Members Individually

    LLC Member Must Meet High Threshold to Sue Other Members Individually
    With increasing frequency, courts in Florida have been faced with the question of whether a member of a limited liability company has the individual standing to file a lawsuit against fellow members. Recently, Florida's Third District Court…
Rank this Week: 1891

Insurance Defense Blog

Insurance Defense Blog

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

http://www.insurancedefenseblog.us/
  • Aug 10

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

    Plaintiffs in DC cell phone litigation avoid knockout punch, for now
    "Can cell phones cause brain cancer?" With that question, which he did not answer, Judge Weisberg of the Superior Court for the District of Columbia began a 76-page discourse on the admissibility of the testimony of eight…
  • Aug 9

    Judicial estoppel based on bankruptcy filing affirmed in the District of Columbia

    Judicial estoppel based on bankruptcy filing affirmed in the District of Columbia
    I had previously written about judicial estoppel and lack of standing defenses that could arise from a plaintiff's prior bankruptcy filing. There is a recent decision in the District of Columbia in which judicial estoppel barred a plaintiff's…
  • Mar 2

    Maryland federal court decision on broker's failure to procure insurance

    Maryland federal court decision on broker's failure to procure insurance
    In a recent case, a homeowner brought suit in Maryland federal court against her insurance broker for negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, negligent misrepresentation, intentional misrepresentation, and fraud, after her house sustained fire…
Rank this Week: 1892

Nonprofit News

Nonprofit News

Covers the representation of nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations, including public charities, private foundations (company-sponsored and family-endowed), social welfare organizations, trade associations, hospitals, private schools, colleges and universities and charitable trusts. By Anthony & Middlebrook.

http://www.amlawteam.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    U.S. Supreme Court Delivers Hobby Lobby Opinion

    U.S. Supreme Court Delivers Hobby Lobby Opinion
    In a much anticipated ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered an opinion today on the Hobby Lobby case with Justice Alito writing the opinion.  The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, was at the center of the dispute;…
  • Dec 11

    Satanists seek spot next to Ten Commandments monument on steps of Oklahoma’s Statehouse

    Satanists seek spot next to Ten Commandments monument on steps of Oklahoma’s Statehouse
    In their zeal to tout their faith in the public square, conservatives in Oklahoma may have unwittingly opened the door to a wide range of religious groups, including satanists who are seeking to put their own statue next to a Ten Commandments…
  • Dec 5

    High court ends Liberty University lawsuit over ObamaCare

    High court ends Liberty University lawsuit over ObamaCare
    The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a challenge to ObamaCare brought by a Virginia-based Christian university, ending for now one of the biggest remaining legal fights against the health care law. The justices, in turning away the…
Rank this Week: 1216

Legal Transformation: The Changing…

Legal Transformation: The Changing Legal Profession

Covers innovations in preparation, practice and the profession. By Joshua Kubicki.

http://joshuakubicki.com/blog/
  • Mar 4

    2013 was a Big Year for Legal Startups; 2014 Could Be Bigger

    2013 was a Big Year for Legal Startups; 2014 Could Be Bigger
    Roughly $458 million was invested into legal startups in the last year by investors. This is a remarkable increase from the $66 million invested in 2012. And 2014 began with a strong January seeing almost $12 million done in four deals.…
  • Oct 15

    Recent TechCocktail article.

    Recent TechCocktail article.
    HEALTHFUNDR TAPS HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY TO FUND HEALTHCARE STARTUPSHealthcare is hot. With a massive aging population, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and a growing focus on health data, healthcare is a market of great interest,…
  • Aug 9

    Service Design | Lawyers' Built-in Advantage

    Service Design | Lawyers' Built-in Advantage
    Lawyers and law firms are not taking full advantage of one of the most powerful tools they have over other lawyers and new legal services entrants – the attorney-client relationship.  Nobody in the commercial markets enjoys such a…
Rank this Week: 1190

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: 1410

Bank D&O Liability Law Blog

Bank D&O Liability Law Blog

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

http://www.bankdandolaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2024

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 21

    Recreational Vehicle Accident

    Recreational Vehicle Accident
    Recreational Vehicle Accidents from Brien Roche Law Virginia is a great state for outdoor adventures and off-road excitement. As a state that has both mountains and beaches, Virginia is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. If you are one of…
  • Dec 20

    Who is Liable for Product Liability Injuries?

    Who is Liable for Product Liability Injuries?
    Who is Liable for Product Liability Injuries? from Brien Roche Law If you’ve been injured by a defective product and want to recover damages for the product liability injuries that you have suffered, the first thing that you should do…
  • Dec 19

    Surgery Center Negligence

    Surgery Center Negligence
    Surgery Center Negligence from Brien Roche Law Surgery center negligence has become a big issue since the death of Joan Rivers. Joan Rivers, the famous comedian, passed away during the course of a routine procedure.  The procedure was…
Rank this Week: 3403

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/
  • Dec 21

    PTO Guidance Offers Keys to Patent Eligibility for Crucial Information Age Patent

    PTO Guidance Offers Keys to Patent Eligibility for Crucial Information Age Patent
    Despite the improvements that could reopen the door for important patents in important fields, the Guidelines seem far from perfect. But how could they be, given that they seek to harmonize the mushy judicial activism underlying Section 101…
  • Dec 21

    Surviving §101 Step 2: Is there ‘Significantly More’?

    Surviving §101 Step 2: Is there ‘Significantly More’?
    Earlier this year the Supreme Court issued a ruling in Alice Corp. v CLS Bank Int’l, which applied the Mayo 2-part test to computer-implemented subject matter.[2] The 2-part test asks: (1) whether the claims at issue are directed to…
  • Dec 20

    The Walt Disney Company – An Innovative and Creative Pioneer

    The Walt Disney Company – An Innovative and Creative Pioneer
    A strong sense of innovation runs through the entire operations of the Walt Disney Company and the many forms of entertainment media developed by the corporation. For decades, Disney has benefitted from the work of its Imagineering teams,…
Rank this Week: 5016

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

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

http://www.insideprivacy.com
  • Dec 21

    Senate Proposal Would Impose Severe Regulations on Drone Use

    Senate Proposal Would Impose Severe Regulations on Drone Use
    In his final days as a United States senator, West Virginia Democrat Jay Rockefeller released a draft bill that would subject drone operators to unprecedented new privacy regulations. Currently, commercial organizations cannot operate drones…
  • Dec 19

    Looking at Police-Community Relations Through the Lens of Body-Worn Camera

    Looking at Police-Community Relations Through the Lens of Body-Worn Camera
    As protests have continued across the nation in the wake of back-to-back decisions by grand juries in Missouri and New York not to indict white police officers for their involvement in the deaths of unarmed black citizens, civil rights…
  • Dec 19

    Duma Votes to Accelerate Implementation Date of Russian Data Localization Bill By A Year

    Duma Votes to Accelerate Implementation Date of Russian Data Localization Bill By A Year
    In July this year, Russia enacted Law 242-FZ (the “Localization Law”).  The Localization Law amends the Russian Federal Law on Information, Information Technology and Information Protection, and would introduce a new…
Rank this Week: 3934

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/
  • Dec 19

    WOSB Program: Sole Source Contracts are Coming!

    WOSB Program: Sole Source Contracts are Coming!
    Just in time for the holidays, there is good news for WOSBs–sole source contracts are coming! If you have followed SmallGovCon over the past week, you have seen a few posts about changes made to the 2015 National Defense Authorization…
  • Dec 17

    WOSB Program: 2015 NDAA Eliminates Self-Certification

    WOSB Program: 2015 NDAA Eliminates Self-Certification
    With little fanfare, Congress just passed legislation eliminating the ability of WOSBs to self-certify for purposes of WOSB set-aside contracts. The 2015 National Defense Authorization Act rewrites the portion of the Small Business Act…
  • Dec 15

    Thank You, Veterans!

    Thank You, Veterans!
    I am back in the Midwest after traveling to Atlanta last week for the National Veterans Small Business Engagement.  This annual event was everything it was cracked up to be, featuring an incredible array of government officials,…
Rank this Week: 3760

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: 4158

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/
  • Dec 19

    Proof and Causation Matter: District Court Declines to Penalize ExxonMobil in Texas Citizen Suit

    Proof and Causation Matter: District Court Declines to Penalize ExxonMobil in Texas Citizen Suit
    On Wednesday, Judge David Hittner, of the District Court for the Southern District of Texas, in a decision long enough to require two separate pdfs, declined to impose an injunction or penalties (plaintiffs sought $642,697,500) against…
  • Dec 18

    Virginia Proposes Nutrient Trading Regulations: Established Concept, New Medium

    Virginia Proposes Nutrient Trading Regulations: Established Concept, New Medium
    This week, Virginia formally proposed Nutrient Trading Certification Regulations.  The program will establish a market in phosphorus and nitrogen removal credits.  Although the program is welcome news, it should be neither…
  • Dec 17

    Cole Porter Was Right: The Economic Cost of Climate Change

    Cole Porter Was Right: The Economic Cost of Climate Change
    There has already been significant discussion of the economic impacts of climate change.  Damage from catastrophic events, the cost to build adaptation measures such as sea walls; these have all been examined.  Now, a National…
Rank this Week: 3998

Corporate Social Responsibility…

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law

Covers corporate governance, human rights, trade and transparency. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.csrandthelaw.com
Rank this Week: 3990

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

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

    Federal Circuit Invalidates Myriad Primer And Method Claims As Lacking Subject Matter Eligibility

    Federal Circuit Invalidates Myriad Primer And Method Claims As Lacking Subject Matter Eligibility
    In a case styled as In re BRCA1- and BRCA2-Based Hereditary Cancer Test Patent Litigation (also known as Myriad v. Ambry), the Federal Circuit held four of Myriad’s “primer” claims and two of Myriad’s detection…
  • Dec 15

    USPTO Finally Issues New Guidance On Patent Subject Matter Eligibility

    USPTO Finally Issues New Guidance On Patent Subject Matter Eligibility
    The USPTO has issued new “Interim Guidance” for determining whether claims are eligible for patenting under 35 USC § 101. Although the new guidance technically applies to all technologies and all types of claims, Applicants…
  • Dec 14

    Sequenom Deal May Avoid Federal Circuit Decision

    Sequenom Deal May Avoid Federal Circuit Decision
    Less than a month after their case was argued at the Federal Circuit, Illumina Inc. and Sequenom Inc. have announced a deal to settle their patent infringement litigation. While I haven’t seen an order dismissing the case, that is…
Rank this Week: 3928

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

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

    Endangered Species Act Roundup – Three For the Price of One

    Endangered Species Act Roundup – Three For the Price of One
    Although there were some notable downperiods when it came to Endangered Species Act news over the past twelve months, the past few weeks have been anything but slow.  Below are a few of the more recent newsworthy items that…
  • Dec 9

    NMFS Publishes Corrected Proposed Critical Habitat Designation for Arctic Ringed Seal

    NMFS Publishes Corrected Proposed Critical Habitat Designation for Arctic Ringed Seal
    On December 9, 2014, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and Secretary of Commerce published a revised proposed rule designating critical habitat for the Arctic Ringed Seal.  The previous proposed rule was published here (and…
  • Dec 8

    Court Holds Small Business Administration and Farm Service Agency Must Consult on Loan Guarantee

    Court Holds Small Business Administration and Farm Service Agency Must Consult on Loan Guarantee
    A federal district court in Arkansas recently issued a decision clarifying that the obligation to consult under section 7(a)(2) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) extends to the Small Business Administration and the Farm Service Agency when…
Rank this Week: 5049

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Dec 10

    Small Business Size Status is a Big Deal

    Small Business Size Status is a Big Deal
    Large and small contractors who think they don’t need to understand the Small Business Administration’s complex “affiliation” rules have a new reason to think again. On November 26, 2014, a company called JGB…
  • Dec 8

    A Protest Win by Corrective Action May Be Just as Sweet

    A Protest Win by Corrective Action May Be Just as Sweet
    Government contractors that invested significant sums in preparing a proposal only to have it misevaluated or to have the award go to a competitor who seems less deserving often ask themselves the same question that the noted procurement…
  • Oct 8

    A good reminder from GAO about responding to agency requests for information.

    A good reminder from GAO about responding to agency requests for information.
    There are some protest grounds that the Government Accountability Office won’t consider because it considers them to be “contract administration” issues.  Contract administration issues deal with actual performance of…
Rank this Week: 4180

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: 4901

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
Rank this Week: 3938

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/
  • Dec 1

    Remote Search Warrants and the Continued Threat to Privacy Right

    Remote Search Warrants and the Continued Threat to Privacy Right
    What were you doing Wednesday, November 5, 2014? If you are a staunch Republican, you might have been toasting the election results from the day before, dreamy-eyed and dancing. If you are a staunch Democrat, you might have been scratching…
  • Nov 25

    The Crisis of New Jersey Courts and the Challenge to Judicial Recall

    The Crisis of New Jersey Courts and the Challenge to Judicial Recall
    At the very core of judicial independence is the notion that courts and judges decide matters in accordance with the evidence and legal precedent, independent from political power or outside controls. The question of whether a bipartisan and…
  • Nov 24

    Smart is the New Tough: A Changing Approach in America’s War on Drugs, Crime?

    Smart is the New Tough: A Changing Approach in America’s War on Drugs, Crime?
    Fact: the United States incarcerates its citizens at the highest rate in the developed world. Indeed—save one small chain of islands, whose entire population is just a fraction of our prison population—the United States’…
Rank this Week: 4778

Maryland Medical Malpractice…

Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.marylandmedicalmalpracticelawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 25

    Birth Injuries: Erb’s Palsy

    Birth Injuries: Erb’s Palsy
    During childbirth, a mother trusts her doctor to make sure that the delivery goes as smoothly as possible, as a difficult delivery can have long-lasting effects on a child’s physical and mental health. For instance, Erb’s Palsy is…
  • Nov 13

    3 Questions to Ask Before a Surgical Procedure

    3 Questions to Ask Before a Surgical Procedure
    Before consenting to a surgical procedure, you have the right to ask as many questions as needed to make yourself comfortable with the procedure and its justification. Though you should feel free to ask any question that comes to mind, here…
  • Nov 4

    Different Types of Damages that Can Be Included in a Wrongful Death Case

    Different Types of Damages that Can Be Included in a Wrongful Death Case
    In your time of loss, it may be strange to think about damages in a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it may be possible to recoup medical expenses and receive compensation for lost future income as a result of your family member’s…
Rank this Week: 2768