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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/
  • May 24

    America’s largest tech firms acknowledge plenty of issues with the current U.S. patent system

    America’s largest tech firms acknowledge plenty of issues with the current U.S. patent system
    Typically, the reform debate over the U.S. patent system features smaller players, but America’s largest tech firms also have issues with the patent system, which go way beyond any single company’s ability to sustain success...…
  • May 24

    The Risks of Using Images for Commercial Purpose

    The Risks of Using Images for Commercial Purpose
    Businesses were recently given a harsh reminder about the effects of failing to obtain permissions when using photography for commercial purposes when a California woman sued Chipotle earlier this year for $2.2 billion. According to the…
  • May 24

    PTAB Procedural Reforms are Necessary to Restore Balance and Due Proce

    PTAB Procedural Reforms are Necessary to Restore Balance and Due Proce
    Under the current PTAB system, irreparable harm is occurring to patent holders. Conversely, virtually no harm will be done to petitioners by putting on the brakes. Charging ahead in light of the conflict between examination and post grant…
Rank this Week: 185

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 2

    NJ May Ban Secrecy Deals in Whistleblower Suits Involving Public Official

    NJ May Ban Secrecy Deals in Whistleblower Suits Involving Public Official
    The New Jersey state senate is considering a bill that would forbid secrecy in the settlement of certain whistleblower lawsuits that involve government agencies or public officials. The state’s assembly already passed the legislation…
  • Apr 21

    The Week in Whistleblowing

    The Week in Whistleblowing
    Tax day fell on April 18 this year, and law enforcers celebrated by announcing their wins in recent tax cases. Especially notable was a $40 million settlement unveiled by New York’s attorney general Eric Schneiderman — the…
  • Apr 14

    SEC Whistleblowers Have a Stake in Kokesh Case

    SEC Whistleblowers Have a Stake in Kokesh Case
    On Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on a provision of law that has stood mostly unchanged since it was introduced more than 175 years ago — but that could, if interpreted badly, make it harder to maintain a pool of…
Rank this Week: 274

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
  • May 10

    An Ethical Prosecutor Confronts Her Own Witne

    An Ethical Prosecutor Confronts Her Own Witne
    BY DEFENSE COUNSEL ON CROSS Q: Ms. Smith, do you have an email account? A: Do I have an e-mail account? Q: Yes. A: I do. Q: Is it a Yahoo account? A: No. Q: What is your... Read More
  • Apr 4

    At Least There Are No Spelling Error

    At Least There Are No Spelling Error
    The President of the United States has access to the best minds in the country. Presumably, this includes people with a basic grasp of grammar and syntax. “Despite this substantial income figure and tax paid, it is totally... Read More
  • Mar 18

    You Can’t Plead Guilty Without Admitting Guilt

    You Can’t Plead Guilty Without Admitting Guilt
    I am watching a guilty plea from the gallery.   The prosecutor reads out the alleged facts from the police report, and the defendant says, yes, that is what happened. The colloquy continues. The defendant then tells the judge...…
Rank this Week: 343

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: 475

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/
  • May 24

    Big Pharma tests new hype with tears, laughter, and soap opera plot

    Big Pharma tests new hype with tears, laughter, and soap opera plot
    Polycythemia vera is so rare that just under 3 or so per 100,000 American men, most older than 60, are diagnosed each year with this rare form of blood cancer. Pseudobulbar affect, or PBA, is an uncommon neurological condition afflicting as…
  • May 22

    Congress members buy, sell sector stocks even as they make health care law

    Congress members buy, sell sector stocks even as they make health care law
    Photos:  Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse,  Sen. Patty Murray,  Rep. Chuck Fleischmann,  Rep. Chris Collins, HHS Secty. Tom Price The U.S. Congress, based on its members’ legally required financial disclosures, fares far…
  • May 21

    White House wants to inflict pain on the poor to force Democrats to bargain on health care

    White House wants to inflict pain on the poor to force Democrats to bargain on health care
    The Trump Administration raised major weekend alarms among some of the biggest players in health care with the president’s reported willingness to try a risky gambit by cutting off crucial federal subsidies to help millions of poorer…
Rank this Week: 654

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: 424

Regulation tomorrow

Regulation tomorrow

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Offers resources on the global financial services regulatory environment. It reports on financial services regulatory developments and provides insights and commentary across Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States.

http://www.regulationtomorrow.com/
  • May 24

    Council authorises Commission to start Brexit negotiation

    Council authorises Commission to start Brexit negotiation
    The General Secretariat of the Council of the EU (Council) has adopted the following: Council decision authorising the opening of negotiations with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for an agreement setting out the…
  • May 24

    EBA opinion on CRR II and CRD V proposals on own fund

    EBA opinion on CRR II and CRD V proposals on own fund
    Article 80 of the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) mandates the European Banking Authority (EBA) to monitor the quality of own funds instruments issued by institutions across the Union and to notify the European Commission immediately…
  • May 24

    FSB stocktake on work to strengthen governance frameworks to mitigate misconducts risk

    FSB stocktake on work to strengthen governance frameworks to mitigate misconducts risk
    The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has published a report entitled Stocktake of efforts to strengthen the governance framework to mitigate misconduct risks. The report describes the findings of a stocktake of efforts underway by…
Rank this Week: 956

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/
Rank this Week: 957

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • May 19

    Two southwest Missouri hospitals pay $34 million to settle whistleblower’s suit

    Two southwest Missouri hospitals pay $34 million to settle whistleblower’s suit
    On May 18, the Department of Justice announced that two hospitals, located in Southwest Missouri, had agreed to pay $34 million to settle civil allegations, originally brought by a whistleblower, that they submitted claims for chemotherapy…
  • May 17

    DOJ intervenes in second qui tam against UnitedHealth in two week

    DOJ intervenes in second qui tam against UnitedHealth in two week
    On May 2 and again on May 16, the Department of Justice announced that it was intervening in whistleblowers’ suits against the insurance giant UnitedHealth Group, Inc., alleging that the company mischarged federal health care programs…
  • May 17

    Furniture importers pay $275,000 to settle False Claims Act allegations for evading customs dutie

    Furniture importers pay $275,000 to settle False Claims Act allegations for evading customs dutie
    On May 1, the Department of Justice announced that a Texas-based furniture importer, one of its executives, and its agent had agreed to pay $275,000 to settle allegations that the company submitted false claims to evade customs duties on…
Rank this Week: 806

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: 988

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: 1235

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: 741

Renewables Offshore Legal Blog

Renewables Offshore Legal Blog

Covers news and regulation of wave, tidal and offershore wind energy. By Carolyn Elefant.

http://lawofficesofcarolynelefant.com/renewablesoffshore
  • Oct 24

    FERC Market Pull Mechanisms for Marine Hydrokinetic and Other Small Renewable

    FERC Market Pull Mechanisms for Marine Hydrokinetic and Other Small Renewable
    Here’s a webinar on FERC market pull incentives for marine hydrokinetics and other small renewables.  It’s 50 minutes in length and you can access it at this link.  If you have any questions about the webinar or you’d like to contact…
  • May 16

    How the Urge To Merge May Drive A Surge in Offshore Renewable

    How the Urge To Merge May Drive A Surge in Offshore Renewable
    The latest injection of financial support for offshore renewables is coming from an unlikely and overlooked source:  electric utility mergers.    In February 2012, the offshore wind industry reaped substantial benefits from two utility…
  • May 16

    Corps of Engineers Issues Final Rule on Nationwide Permit for Small Water-based Renewable

    Corps of Engineers Issues Final Rule on Nationwide Permit for Small Water-based Renewable
    On February 21, 2012, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a Nationwide Permit 52 for small water-based renewable energy products.  I’ve tracked this issue for a while; announcing the Corps’ intent to develop an NWP for water based…
Rank this Week: 1095

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Covers business, health care, intellectual property and media law.

http://pkjlawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 2

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On
    If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans permanently traumatized by the government’s highly lauded, but horribly executed, loan modification program, take heart.  I’m here to tell you that there’s another government…
  • Feb 2

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On
    If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans permanently traumatized by the government’s highly lauded, but horribly executed, loan modification program, take heart.  I’m here to tell you that there’s…
  • Oct 27

    The Lincoln Lawyer

    The Lincoln Lawyer
    Before Abraham Lincoln became our greatest president, he was a great corporate lawyer.  And before he was a corporate lawyer, he was a brilliant trial lawyer. In the 1840s, Lincoln represented a Revolutionary War widow who had been bilked…
Rank this Week: 1299

McDevitt Law Office

McDevitt Law Office

Covers estate planning and family law in Virginia.

http://www.mcdevittlaw.net/blog-index/
  • May 24

    The lesser known effect of Trump’s executive order

    The lesser known effect of Trump’s executive order
    Earlier this year, President Trump signed the executive order titled: “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States.” This order dramatically changes how immigration laws are enforced within the United States. The…
  • Apr 25

    The perils of social media in divorce

    The perils of social media in divorce
    The prevalence of social media has made divorce proceedings far more complicated than they once were. The arrival of the Cloud and other comparable wireless storage implies that your “private” data may not be as concealed as you…
  • Apr 18

    Probate in a state other then your domicile

    Probate in a state other then your domicile
    If you own property located in a state other than your domicile, you should not have to create another will in that state. The reason is that most states recognize a will that was legally executed in another jurisdiction. However, it may be…
Rank this Week: 2503

Patent Challenges

Patent Challenges

By Norton, Rose, Fulbright. Provides reports, updates, commentary and insight on new decisions and other happenings related to post-issuance proceedings (IPR, PGR and CBM) at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO.

http://www.patentchallenges.com/
Rank this Week: 2644

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: 4946

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/
  • May 23

    China Amends Draft Regulation on Cross-Border Data Transfer

    China Amends Draft Regulation on Cross-Border Data Transfer
    We have just received a revised draft of the Measures on Security Assessment of Cross-border Data Transfer of Personal Information and Important Data (Measures).  Here we outline the changes made to the draft Measures first issued on 11…
  • May 17

    WannaCry Ransomware Attack Summary

    WannaCry Ransomware Attack Summary
    In this post, we summarize key facts regarding the WannaCry ransomware attack, provide an abbreviated list of known affected companies, and offer an overview of the legal issues and the response to the attack. This post is an update to…
  • May 13

    Houston Event: Cybersecurity, Enterprise Risk and the Boardroom

    Houston Event: Cybersecurity, Enterprise Risk and the Boardroom
    What could a hacking event mean for directors and officers? Significant cybersecurity incidents are intensifying and evolving. What are director and officer (D&O) duties to prevent, prepare for and respond to data breaches? Directors and…
Rank this Week: 2647

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/
  • May 23

    The VA’s SDVOSB JV Verification Assistance Brief Is Wrong

    The VA’s SDVOSB JV Verification Assistance Brief Is Wrong
    The VA’s Verification Assistance Brief for SDVOSB and VOSB joint ventures flat-out misstates the law regarding the manner in which joint venture profits must be split. SDVOSBs and VOSBs often rely on Verification Assistance Briefs to…
  • May 22

    Government Misses HUBZone, WOSB Goals–But Gets “A” Grade Anyway

    Government Misses HUBZone, WOSB Goals–But Gets “A” Grade Anyway
    The government missed its Fiscal Year 2016 HUBZone goal by a country mile, and didn’t hit the 5% WOSB goal, either.  But according to the SBA, the government deserves an “A” for its FY 2016 small business achievements.…
  • May 19

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: May 15-19, 2017

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: May 15-19, 2017
    It’s been a whirlwind of a week here in Kansas. I was fortunate enough to speak yesterday at the 16th Annual DOE Small Business Forum & Expo just up the road in Kansas City. My presentation focused on recent legal updates in…
Rank this Week: 1510

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • May 23

    Wolff hours pre-integration

    Wolff hours pre-integration
    Please note that the hours of the Wolff Library location will be different prior to the physical move of the collection and staff into the Williams library. Please check the calendar if you have questions about when services are offered at…
  • May 19

    Congratulations Georgetown University Law Center Class of 2017!!!

    Congratulations Georgetown University Law Center Class of 2017!!!
       Have a GREAT graduation weekend!
  • May 15

    In re Gault research portal

    In re Gault research portal
    50 years ago today, on May 15, 1967, Supreme Court Associate Justice Abe Fortas delivered the landmark United States Supreme Court opinion in Application of Paul and Marjorie Gault, 387 U.S. 1 (1967), which held that juveniles accused of…
Rank this Week: 2798

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

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

    New Duties for Lawyers? The ABA Weighs In on Cybersecurity.

    New Duties for Lawyers? The ABA Weighs In on Cybersecurity.
    Recently, the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility issued Formal Opinion 477, which aims to provide guidance and clarity to lawyers as they consider what level of security to give communications with clients.…
  • May 19

    Watch: Cybersecurity Incident and Response Webinar

    Watch: Cybersecurity Incident and Response Webinar
    Presented by Foley Hoag LLP and PwC A data breach is a business crisis. What should you do? Learn first-hand as Foley Hoag LLP and PwC walk you through the practical and legal aspects of responding to a data security incident. From…
  • May 19

    Data Security Under Commissioner Ohlhausen: What You Need to Know

    Data Security Under Commissioner Ohlhausen: What You Need to Know
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been a critically important regulator of cybersecurity practices in the US, using its authority under Section 5 of the FTC Act to bring enforcement actions against companies for failing to protect their…
Rank this Week: 1979

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/
  • May 23

    Superfund Reform, Part 2: Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due

    Superfund Reform, Part 2: Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due
    Last week, I offered less than fulsome praise of EPA Administrator Pruitt’s announcement that he was taking control of remedial decision for big Superfund sites.  Now, he’s followed up with a memorandum announcing…
  • May 16

    Scott Pruitt Just Solved All of the Problems with Superfund. Not.

    Scott Pruitt Just Solved All of the Problems with Superfund. Not.
    Last week, EPA Administrator Pruitt issued a memorandum requiring that all Superfund remedies estimated to cost at least $50 million be approved by the Administrator.  I’m not optimistic that this will cure, or even ameliorate,…
  • May 3

    Will There Be a Trial on Climate Change Public Trust Claims? It’s Looking that Way.

    Will There Be a Trial on Climate Change Public Trust Claims? It’s Looking that Way.
    Last November, the District Court of Oregon denied the motion of the United States to dismiss claims that the United States had violated a public trust obligation it owes to US citizens to protect the atmosphere from climate change.  Not…
Rank this Week: 4597

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • May 22

    CAFC Finds ANDA Infringement Despite Differences Between FDA Labeling And Claim Language

    CAFC Finds ANDA Infringement Despite Differences Between FDA Labeling And Claim Language
    In a non-precedential decision issued in Braintree Labs., Inc. v. Breckenridge Pharmaceutical, Inc., the Federal Circuit reversed the district court’s grant of summary judgment of noninfringement in favor of Breckenridge,…
  • May 15

    USPTO Patent Term Adjustment Error Costs Patent Owners Time And Money

    USPTO Patent Term Adjustment Error Costs Patent Owners Time And Money
    The USPTO appears to have dropped its plans to overhaul the Information Disclosure Statement (IDS) process, but that’s no excuse for its failure to process IDSs in accordance with its current rules. Most egregiously, the USPTO…
  • May 8

    Are Secret Sales Prior Art Under The AIA?

    Are Secret Sales Prior Art Under The AIA?
    In Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., the Federal Circuit found that a publicly-announced “Supply and Purchase” agreement triggered the on-sale bar under pre-AIA 35 USC § 102(b) and under AIA 35 USC…
Rank this Week: 1851

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • May 22

    Hearings This Week

    Hearings This Week
    House Science, Space and Technology, Subcommittee on Environment hearing on “Expanding the Role of States in EPA Rulemaking.” Date: Tuesday, May 23, 10 a.m. Place: 2318 Rayburn Bldg. Witnesses : Misael Cabrera, director of…
  • May 16

    Domestic Shale Production: Good for America/Bad for OPEC

    Domestic Shale Production: Good for America/Bad for OPEC
    There are lots of reasons to be happy about strong America’s shale resources, but here’s one more – it’s putting a hurting on OPEC!   According to U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates, in…
  • May 15

    Energy Related Hearings This Week

    Energy Related Hearings This Week
    House Foreign Affairs — Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere hearing on “Energy Opportunities in South America.” Date: Wednesday, May 17, 10 a.m. Place: 2172 Rayburn Bldg. Witnesses: Jorge Pinon, director of the Latin America…
Rank this Week: 1761

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
Rank this Week: 2651

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: 3248

Property Casualty Focus

Property Casualty Focus

Focused on legal developments in the property-casualty industry. By Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://propertycasualtyfocus.com/
Rank this Week: 2456

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: 3470

NextGen Financial Services Report

NextGen Financial Services Report

By Dykema. Provides news and analysis of legal issues affecting the financial services industry.

http://www.nextgenfinancialservicesreport.com/
Rank this Week: 2611

Classified: The Class Action Blog

Classified: The Class Action Blog

A blog focused on the latest class action developments and trends by the attorneys of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 2457

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 18

    Maximise your IP to enhance franchise value

    Maximise your IP to enhance franchise value
    Franchising is, in essence, a business model built on intellectual property (IP) – it provides a useful forum for commercialising IP.  Franchisors gain by sharing use of their IP (including trade marks, patents, designs, copyright…
  • May 17

    Beware the ghost of handshakes past – Could your IP licence survive termination?

    Beware the ghost of handshakes past – Could your IP licence survive termination?
    What happens when an IP licence agreement is terminated? The obvious answer would of course be that the licence terminates too.  However, as the latest instalment in an ongoing saga involving the well-known PINK LADY brand of apples…
  • May 4

    Louis Vuitton’s argument for landlord liability gaining traction in Canada

    Louis Vuitton’s argument for landlord liability gaining traction in Canada
    Louis Vuitton is attempting to raise the bar in Canada for landlord liability in the sale of counterfeit goods, pursuing several flea market operators in the Ontario Superior Court for the sale of counterfeit Louis Vuitton merchandise taking…
Rank this Week: 2636

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
Rank this Week: 1811

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/
  • May 16

    Court Dismisses Premises Liability Claim, Finding Plaintiff Was an Uninvited Guest

    Court Dismisses Premises Liability Claim, Finding Plaintiff Was an Uninvited Guest
    Earlier this month, a Florida appellate court issued a written opinion in a premises liability case that was brought by a woman who slipped and fell while crossing the defendant’s property to get back to her home after returning from a…
  • May 9

    Plaintiff’s Slip-and-Fall Case Against Fast Food Restaurant Allowed to Proceed

    Plaintiff’s Slip-and-Fall Case Against Fast Food Restaurant Allowed to Proceed
    Last month, an appellate court in Alabama issued a written opinion in a premises liability case brought by a man who allegedly slipped and fell while approaching the counter at a fast food restaurant. The court reversed a lower court’s…
  • May 2

    Appellate Court Discusses “Rescue Doctrine” as It Applies to Police and Firefighter

    Appellate Court Discusses “Rescue Doctrine” as It Applies to Police and Firefighter
    Last month, an appellate court issued a written opinion in a car accident case that was brought by a police officer who was injured while responding to an emergency call. Ultimately, the court concluded that since the officer was acting…
Rank this Week: 3538

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 15

    Will the DOL continue to make ESOPs a compliance priority?

    Will the DOL continue to make ESOPs a compliance priority?
    One question that has been on the minds of plan sponsors is how aggressive the Department of Labor (DOL) under President Trump will be compared to that of President Obama. In recent years, the DOL made a priority of investigating ERISA…
  • Apr 7

    ERISA fiduciary rule delayed to June 9, 2017, with bonus transition relief through 2017

    ERISA fiduciary rule delayed to June 9, 2017, with bonus transition relief through 2017
    Today (April 7, 2017), the Department of Labor (DOL) published in the Federal Register a final rule delaying the new ERISA fiduciary rule until June 9, 2017. Everyone expected a comprehensive 60-day delay to the rule, including the related…
  • Mar 6

    Hurry up and wait: ERISA fiduciary rule delayed

    Hurry up and wait: ERISA fiduciary rule delayed
    While it took longer than many expected, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule that would provide a 60-day delay to the application of the new fiduciary rule and related prohibited transaction exemptions. As we reported in our…
Rank this Week: 2148

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/
  • May 15

    DOJ’s New Charging and Sentencing Policy Will Disproportionately Impact Vulnerable Population

    DOJ’s New Charging and Sentencing Policy Will Disproportionately Impact Vulnerable Population
    On May 10, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum that expressly rescinds previous Department of Justice (DOJ) policy and directs federal prosecutors to “charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable…
  • Mar 2

    When A Threat Becomes A Crime

    When A Threat Becomes A Crime
    A Miami Beach man was recently accused of threatening President Trump on Twitter. He sent the threat directly to Secret Service, challenging them to stop his Inauguration Day surprise. They did, and Dominic Puopolo, who used the…
  • Feb 1

    Will Clemency Continue?

    Will Clemency Continue?
    There are many big policy changes happening in Washington these days and they receive appropriate press coverage. But, there are also many smaller changes that can have literally life changing effects on citizens, which are not generally…
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Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

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

    What Makes a Work Environment “Hostile”?

    What Makes a Work Environment “Hostile”?
    Federal employment law protects against a number of different types of discrimination, including treating employees differently because of age, gender, or race.  More and more often, employees bring discrimination claims based on…
  • Apr 27

    California Court Refuses to Shelve Barnes & Noble Manager’s Termination Claim

    California Court Refuses to Shelve Barnes & Noble Manager’s Termination Claim
    An employee without an employment contract is typically deemed to be an at-will employee. In an at-will employment relationship, the employer has the right to terminate the employee for any reason, with or without cause. Moreover, when…
  • Apr 5

    Can Employers Discriminate Against Employees Based on Sexual Orientation? No, According to this Key Court

    Can Employers Discriminate Against Employees Based on Sexual Orientation? No, According to this Key Court
    Federal law—specifically, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964—prohibits employers from discriminating against employees based on a number of protected characteristics, including sex, race, national origin, and religion. One…
Rank this Week: 1533

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: 4554

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/
  • May 8

    US BLM asks 10th Circuit to pause review of Obama-era fracking rule

    US BLM asks 10th Circuit to pause review of Obama-era fracking rule
    On Friday, the US Bureau of Land Management asked the Tenth Circuit to pause its review of an Obama-era rule on fracking. The rule, if implemented, would restrict fracking practices on federal and tribal lands. The move comes at a time when…
  • Apr 19

    UK High Court dismisses challenge to fracking planning permission

    UK High Court dismisses challenge to fracking planning permission
    On 12 April 2017, the High Court dismissed a judicial review application challenging the decision of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid, to allow fracking in Lancashire. As reported in our blog of 22…
  • Apr 17

    Northern Cross sues Yukon over fracking moratorium

    Northern Cross sues Yukon over fracking moratorium
    Earlier this month, Northern Cross Limited, a company based in the western Canadian territory of Yukon, sued the Yukon government over its moratorium on fracking. The company, which has been exploring the Eagle Plains region in the north of…
Rank this Week: 2650

Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

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

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
Rank this Week: 4892

D.C. Law Blog

D.C. Law Blog

A blog for lawyers about civil litigation in the D.C. Courts.

http://melcherlaw.com/dc-law-blog
Rank this Week: 2270

D.C. Law Blog

D.C. Law Blog

Covers civil litigation in the District of Columbia. By Douglas C. Melcher.

http://melcherlaw.com/dc-law-blog
Rank this Week: 2342

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/
Rank this Week: 3720

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Apr 28

    Has the Court of Federal Claims Relaxed its Standard for Obtaining TRO’s? Probably not.

    Has the Court of Federal Claims Relaxed its Standard for Obtaining TRO’s? Probably not.
    In Continental Services Group, Inc. v United States (No. 17-449, March 29, 2017), the U.S. Department of Education issued a solicitation for the collection and administrative resolution of debts resulting from non-payment of student…
  • Apr 27

    Best Recipes for a Bid Protest

    Best Recipes for a Bid Protest
    Most Government contracting officers are dedicated, hard-working and honest. The same is true of most Government proposal evaluators. As a result, arguments in bid protests that Government personnel were biased against the protestor or in…
  • Apr 19

    A new tool for DOJ to deal with Bid Protests?

    A new tool for DOJ to deal with Bid Protests?
    GAO will dismiss protests once they become the subject of litigation at the US Court of Federal Claims. Sometimes protesters file at GAO, test the waters, and, when they don’t like what’s in the water, they voluntarily dismiss the…
Rank this Week: 4831

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Covers antitrust. By Doyle, Barlow & Mazard PLLC.

https://www.antitrustlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 7

    EC Approves ChemChina’s Acquisition of Syngenta

    EC Approves ChemChina’s Acquisition of Syngenta
    On April 5, 2017, the EC approved China National Chemical Corporation’s (“ChemChina”) proposed acquisition of  Syngenta AG (“Syngenta).  The approval is conditional on the divestiture of significant parts of…
  • Apr 5

    FTC Approves ChemChina’s Acquisition of Syngenta

    FTC Approves ChemChina’s Acquisition of Syngenta
    On April 4, 2017, the FTC entered into a settlement agreement with China National Chemical Corporation (“ChemChina”) and Syngenta AG whereby the parties agreed to divest three types of pesticides, in order to resolve antitrust…
  • Apr 3

    DOJ Forces Divestiture to Protect Organic Milk Market

    DOJ Forces Divestiture to Protect Organic Milk Market
    On April 3, 2017, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that that it forced Danone to divest its Stonyfield Farms business in order for Danone to proceed with its $12.5 billion acquisition of WhiteWave. Prior to the merger,…
Rank this Week: 2565

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 9

    Medical Malpractice Informed Consent

    Medical Malpractice Informed Consent
    Medical Malpractice Informed Consent from Brien Roche Law Professor George Annas from Boston University’s School of Public Health recently contended at a meeting of the American Bar Association that informed consent was under attack.…
  • Jan 7

    Filing Suit in Federal Court

    Filing Suit in Federal Court
    Filing Suit in Federal Court from Brien Roche Law Filing suit in federal court requires first an analysis of whether that court has what is called subject matter jurisdiction.Subject matter jurisdiction in federal court is based on either…
  • Jan 7

    Handling Fire Case

    Handling Fire Case
    Handling Fire Cases from Brien Roche Law Cigarette Fires Cigarette fire cases involve interesting issues of product liability law. Many household fires are caused by cigarettes according to injury attorney Brien Roche.  Everybody knows…
Rank this Week: 5063