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Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Aug 29

    Standing Desks in the Library

    Standing Desks in the Library
    Folks requested standing desks in the most recent library survey, so we shopped around and purchased two standing desks.  These Varidesks sit on top of the table or carrel.  The height and positioning can be adjusted for…
  • Aug 26

    New Exhibit: Annotated Imprints II: The Jurisprudence of Cannibalism in Fuller’s ‘Case of the Speluncean Explorers’

    New Exhibit: Annotated Imprints II: The Jurisprudence of Cannibalism in Fuller’s ‘Case of the Speluncean Explorers’
    This is the second in a series of posts about annotated books held by Georgetown Law Library’s Special Collections. This post features an annotated copy of the 1949 Temporary Edition of Lon Fuller’s ‘The Problems of…
  • Aug 22

    Welcome New Students!!

    Welcome New Students!!
    Around the Library, we’ve been fielding lots of questions from incoming students. We’re happy to provide the answers you seek! Below is information in response to some of the most common queries presented by students new to…
Rank this Week: 2950

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/
  • Aug 29

    Thank You, Indian Country!

    Thank You, Indian Country!
    I am back in Kansas after spending two days at the Indian Country Business Summit in Norman, Oklahoma.  On the first day of the summit, I gave a luncheon keynote on legal updates in government contracting.  The second day, I gave a…
  • Aug 26

    Prime Doesn’t Submit Teaming Agreement, Loses Evaluation Credit

    Prime Doesn’t Submit Teaming Agreement, Loses Evaluation Credit
    A prime contractor submitting a proposal for a design-build project was not entitled to take advantage of the experience of its designer because the prime failed to submit a teaming agreement between itself and the designer. In a recent bid…
  • Aug 21

    GSA Schedule Sales of Chinese Products Result In $2.3 Million False Claims Settlement

    GSA Schedule Sales of Chinese Products Result In $2.3 Million False Claims Settlement
    Sales of Chinese products off the GSA Schedule has resulted in a $2.3 million False Claims Act settlement. According to a Department of Justice press release, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. has agreed to the settlement to resolve…
Rank this Week: 1538

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/
  • Aug 29

    Collateral Damage: Criminal Convictions and the Lasting Consequence

    Collateral Damage: Criminal Convictions and the Lasting Consequence
    Prosecutors and often even judges do not appreciate the collateral consequences of a criminal conviction, regardless of whether it results from a trial or a plea agreement.  While the direct consequences of conviction are obvious –…
  • Aug 14

    DC Bans the Box

    DC Bans the Box
       MLive.com Graphic   Criminal defendants face a wide range of consequences for their alleged actions.  The high emotional and financial cost of defending a case may pale in comparison to the personal toll resulting from…
  • Aug 12

    Bitcoin Equal to Money According to District Court Ruling

    Bitcoin Equal to Money According to District Court Ruling
    Is it possible to commit money laundering with virtual currency? At least one federal judge thinks so. Last month, U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest refused to dismiss a money laundering charge premised on the use of a Bitcoin-based…
Rank this Week: 4179

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/
  • Aug 29

    Pacer Disrupting Big Data One Byte at aTime

    Pacer Disrupting Big Data One Byte at aTime
    Big Data Hits a Wall c. J O'GradyThe disruption of access to court dockets through Pacer has implications beyond the retrieval of dockets and documents.The  Administrative Office of the US Courts announced on August 11th that archival…
  • Aug 27

    Ravel Law: Legal Research Radically Reimagined

    Ravel Law: Legal Research Radically Reimagined
    It is an understatement to say that Ravel Law is not your father's research platform. You are not just using a new product, you are entering the "world of Ravel"... and you need to check all your preconceptions about legal research at the…
  • Jul 31

    Law Firm Space Planning as a Knowledge Management Strategy

    Law Firm Space Planning as a Knowledge Management Strategy
     I recently published  an article   Law Firm Space Planning as a Knowledge Management Strategy in the July issue of Thomson Reuters Practice Innovations.c. Thomson ReutersJust as firms have been grappling with the billable hour…
Rank this Week: 1953

Price Benowitz Law Blog

Price Benowitz Law Blog

Covers Maryland and DC personal injury issues.

http://pricebenowitzlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    Improved Safety of New Football Helmet in Question

    Improved Safety of New Football Helmet in Question
    Mere days after we wrote about yet another local athlete who died following a fainting episode at Morgan State University, news outlets around the country have announced the release of a new football helmet ...
  • Aug 27

    Report Reveals Rift in Ferguson Runs Deep

    Report Reveals Rift in Ferguson Runs Deep
    By a Price Benowitz LLP Staff Writer A recent investigation into the goings-on at the municipal courts in Ferguson, MO, has helped clarify, at least for some of us, the level of anger and cynicism that residents in the region have displayed…
  • Aug 26

    Morgan State Freshman Football Player Die

    Morgan State Freshman Football Player Die
    An 18-year-old freshman on the Morgan State University (MSU) football team died after falling ill during practice.
Rank this Week: 1238

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/
  • Aug 28

    Karsten Manufacturing, Parent Company of PING, Seeks Patent Counsel

    Karsten Manufacturing, Parent Company of PING, Seeks Patent Counsel
    Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (KMC), parent company of PING, Inc., maker of PING golf equipment, is seeking Patent Counsel to oversee a broad range of intellectual property-related work within the company.
  • Aug 28

    Erosion of Patent Rights Will Harm US Economy

    Erosion of Patent Rights Will Harm US Economy
    Without any legitimate statutory precedent or authority the Supreme Court is wrecking the U.S. economy just as sure as snow is white and water is wet. Unfortunately, a terribly divided Federal Circuit is causing their own brand of…
  • Aug 27

    USPTO to Host AIA Roadshow in Seven Cities Nationwide

    USPTO to Host AIA Roadshow in Seven Cities Nationwide
    The USPTO specifically wants to broaden public knowledge of the FITF provisions and assist understanding of the provision’s administrative processes to aid inventors and their representatives in the filing and prosecuting of patent…
Rank this Week: 3716

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice…

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

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

http://www.dcmedmalblog.com/
  • Aug 28

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

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

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

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

    New Research Casts Doubts on Benefits of Niacin for Heart Health

    New Research Casts Doubts on Benefits of Niacin for Heart Health
    Although many physicians have prescribed niacin, or vitamin B3, to treat high cholesterol levels, a recent study shows the compound may cause more problems than it prevents. In its July 17 issue, the New England Journal of Medicine details a…
Rank this Week: 251

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Aug 28

    Don’t Put Off That New HIPAA Business Associate Agreement: September 23, 2014 Deadline Loom

    Don’t Put Off That New HIPAA Business Associate Agreement: September 23, 2014 Deadline Loom
    It’s been a while, but we have another HIPAA deadline just around the corner: September 23, 2014. September 23, 2014 is the date by which all HIPAA business associate agreements need to be in compliance with the current…
  • Aug 11

    New COPPA Safe Harbor Added By iKeepSafe

    New COPPA Safe Harbor Added By iKeepSafe
    Last week, the FTC announced approval of a new Safe Harbor Program under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), called iKeepSafe. The program was created by the Internet Keep Safe Coalition, a nonprofit organization that…
  • Jul 21

    App Developers Should Note Revisions to COPPA FAQ

    App Developers Should Note Revisions to COPPA FAQ
    The FTC’s July 10, 2014 complaint filed against Amazon has left app developers with concerns about how to make apps that target kids and still comply with the law. The complaint, brought under Section 5(a) of the FTC Act, alleged that…
Rank this Week: 2602

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 406

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
  • Aug 27

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

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

    My Real (and Not So Real) Heroe

    My Real (and Not So Real) Heroe
    Guest Post by Somers Brush I normally tell people that my desire to be a lawyer came after the couple of weeks I spent with my aunt and uncle during the summer before my senior year of high school. I shadowed my Aunt Susan and watched her in…
  • Aug 1

    Judge Easterly Lets The Facts Speak For Themselves In Damning the Government for Brady Violation

    Judge Easterly Lets The Facts Speak For Themselves In Damning the Government for Brady Violation
    You suspect it happens all the time:  the prosecutor withholds exculpatory information from the defendant, thereby preventing the defendant from mounting an effective defense.  The problem is that, with the government in sole…
Rank this Week: 402

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Aug 27

    Federal Circuit Upholds Validity Of Lysteda Patent

    Federal Circuit Upholds Validity Of Lysteda Patent
    In two decisions issued under the same name (Ferring B.V. v. Watson Laboratories, Inc.), the Federal Circuit upheld the validity of the Orange Book-listed patents for Lysteda®, but found that they were not infringed by…
  • Aug 24

    Humira Patent Invalid For Obviousness Type Double Patenting

    Humira Patent Invalid For Obviousness Type Double Patenting
    In AbbVie Inc. v. Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology Trust, the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s finding that a second patent covering  AbbVie’s Humira product is invalid under the doctrine of obviousness-type…
  • Aug 20

    Airing The USPTO’s Naturally Occurring Dirty Laundry — The Subject Matter Eligibility Stain

    Airing The USPTO’s Naturally Occurring Dirty Laundry — The Subject Matter Eligibility Stain
    It has been five months since the USPTO issued its Guidance For Determining Subject Matter Eligibility Of Claims Reciting Or Involving Laws of Nature, Natural Phenomena, & Natural Products to aid examiners in applying the…
Rank this Week: 4625

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/
  • Aug 27

    FDA’s Expedited Drug Review Lets Sketchy New Drugs Slip into the Market

    FDA’s Expedited Drug Review Lets Sketchy New Drugs Slip into the Market
    In the 22 years since the FDA implemented a program for pharmaceutical companies to pay a fee to expedite market approval for their drugs, recalls for drugs have increased significantly. According to research published in the August issue of…
  • Aug 26

    Suggested Reading-- What You Should Know About Long-Term Acute Care

    Suggested Reading-- What You Should Know About Long-Term Acute Care
    Most patients who must stay in an acute care facility for an extended period do not have a rosy prognosis. And most people know very little about these specialized care centers. But thanks to an aging population, and the fact that medicine is…
  • Aug 25

    Feds Withhold Some Information From Doctor Dollars Database

    Feds Withhold Some Information From Doctor Dollars Database
    Next month the federal government’s database of drug company and medical device manufacturer payments to doctors is supposed to launch. But it won’t be as we expected. As reported by ProPublica.org, about one-third of the records…
Rank this Week: 1458

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

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

http://www.insideprivacy.com
  • Aug 27

    ‘Video Rental Privacy Act’ Covers Magazines, Court Hold

    ‘Video Rental Privacy Act’ Covers Magazines, Court Hold
    A federal court opinion released this week is a reminder that Michigan’s Video Rental Privacy Act (VRPA) may apply to far more than just videos. The Michigan VRPA restricts the disclosure of customers’ personal information by…
  • Aug 27

    NLRB Finds Employee’s Facebook “Like” and Comment Protected By Labor Law

    NLRB Finds Employee’s Facebook “Like” and Comment Protected By Labor Law
    Last Friday, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) ruled that two employees of a sports bar and restaurant were unlawfully discharged for their participation in a Facebook discussion criticizing their employer.  In the…
  • Aug 25

    Compliance Warning States OBA Principles Apply to Cross-Device and Cross-Platform Tracking

    Compliance Warning States OBA Principles Apply to Cross-Device and Cross-Platform Tracking
    Last week, the Online Interest-Based Advertising Accountability Program released a compliance warning to clarify that its Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising (OBA Principles) apply―not just to traditional HTTP…
Rank this Week: 2224

LexDigerati

LexDigerati

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

http://manishin.com/law
  • Aug 27

    No Dodgers, No Merger

    No Dodgers, No Merger
    The anticompetitive effects of vertical integration by cable systems have now reached crisis proportions with the ongoing refusal — already more than five months old and with no end in sight — of Time Warner to license Los Angeles…
  • Aug 24

    Twitter Digest For Week of 08-18-2014

    Twitter Digest For Week of 08-18-2014
    Twitterstream from LexDigerati for week of 08-18-2014
  • Aug 17

    Twitter Digest For Week of 08-11-2014

    Twitter Digest For Week of 08-11-2014
    Twitterstream from LexDigerati for week of 08-11-2014
Rank this Week: 4654

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/
  • Aug 27

    Labor Day Driving Safety Tip

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

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

    Hot Car Deaths, the Law, and a New Way to Prevent Them
    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner Over the years, we have posted multiple times about the dangers of leaving children in hot cars:  Kids and Hot Cars: The Dangers of Hyperthermia "Baby…
  • Aug 25

    6 Quick Tips for Back-to-School Safety

    6 Quick Tips for Back-to-School Safety
    As fall approaches, students and their parents begin preparing for the new school year. Whether children feel excitement, dread, or nonchalance about going back to school, the season certainly presents a change of pace from the more relaxed…
Rank this Week: 2173

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/
  • Aug 27

    CERCLA’s Three Year Statute of Limitations for Contribution Applies To Non-CERCLA Settlement

    CERCLA’s Three Year Statute of Limitations for Contribution Applies To Non-CERCLA Settlement
    Parties which settle environmental liability in a judicially approved settlement have three years from the date of that settlement in which to seek contribution even if the settlement is not a CERCLA settlement.  That is the holding in a…
  • Aug 22

    EPA Refuses to Amend Its Backup Generator Rule: Demand Response Breathes Easier

    EPA Refuses to Amend Its Backup Generator Rule: Demand Response Breathes Easier
    Last Friday, EPA published notice that it would not be revising its regulations on backup generators in response to three petitions for reconsideration it had received after it promulgated its final rule in January 2013. The rule had sparked…
  • Aug 21

    You Can’t Estop the Government — Even When It Wants to Be Estopped

    You Can’t Estop the Government — Even When It Wants to Be Estopped
    Last week, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision that arguably explains everything from why the Tea Party exists to why otherwise calm and sane executives suddenly lose all their hair. Perhaps most astounding, the decision is…
Rank this Week: 2545

Hot Button Blog

Hot Button Blog

By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.hotbuttonblog.com
  • Aug 27

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 21, 2014

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

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 12, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 12, 2014
    August recess has begun on Capitol Hill. Congressmen and women and senators are home in their districts and states, and Capitol Hill staffers are catching up on piled up work. Nonetheless, last week Congressman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) released…
  • Aug 4

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 4, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 4, 2014
    Congress begins its summer recess this week, but last week legislators were busy holding hearings on management issues regarding HealthCare.gov, introducing legislation to increase payments to primary care doctors under Medicaid, and voting…
Rank this Week: 1502

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

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

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

    Short Wins - The Late August Edition

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

    Short Wins - the Entrapment Edition

    Short Wins - the Entrapment Edition
    It is rare and wonderful to see an entrapment opinion. And United States v. Kopstein fits the bill. In other news, I was on TV last night talking about the trial of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. If you're interested, here's a clip…
  • Jul 29

    Lying Isn't Always Fraud - the Sixth Circuit Sends A Case Back Because Buying Drugs From a Drug Distributor Is What The Drug Distributor Want

    Lying Isn't Always Fraud - the Sixth Circuit Sends A Case Back Because Buying Drugs From a Drug Distributor Is What The Drug Distributor Want
    Lester and Nancy Sadler, a husband and wife, ran a series of pain management clinics in Ohio. As the Sixth Circuit explained, "these were not conventional plain clinics." For example, at one clinic patients would arrive well before it…
Rank this Week: 1132

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Aug 26

    Court Reluctantly Upholds Designation of Critial Habitat for Frog

    Court Reluctantly Upholds Designation of Critial Habitat for Frog
    Last week, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana upheld the designation of approximately 1,544 acres of privately-owned timber land located in Louisiana as critical habitat for the dusky gopher frog (Rana…
  • Aug 22

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Declines to List Missouri River Trout Population

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Declines to List Missouri River Trout Population
    On August 20, 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) declined to list (pdf) the Upper Missouri River Distinct Population Segment of the Arctic Grayling (Thymallus arcticus) as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species…
  • Aug 20

    Court Allows ESA Claims Involving Oversight of Pesticides to Move Forward

    Court Allows ESA Claims Involving Oversight of Pesticides to Move Forward
    In Center for Biological Diversity v. Environmental Protection Agency, No. 11-cv-00293-JCS (pdf), plaintiffs alleged that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) violated section 7 of the Endangered Species Act by failing to initiate and…
Rank this Week: 1636

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Aug 26

    Five Takeaways from the Second Circuit’s Dodd-Frank Decision in Liu v. Siemen

    Five Takeaways from the Second Circuit’s Dodd-Frank Decision in Liu v. Siemen
    Taiwan and Manhattan’s Foley Square are separated by 7,874 miles, and Taiwanese citizen Meng-Lin Liu couldn’t bridge the distance in federal court.  Liu sought to recover in Manhattan under the Dodd-Frank Act’s…
  • Aug 14

    Part 3 - Anatomy of a Big-Time Non-Compete Dispute

    Part 3 - Anatomy of a Big-Time Non-Compete Dispute
    Over the past few days, we’ve been covering the non-compete dispute between American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. (ARCP) and the Carlyle Group LP and Jeffrey Holland.  (Here are Part 1 and Part 2 of our series in case you need…
  • Aug 13

    Part 2 - Anatomy of a Big-Time Non-Compete Dispute

    Part 2 - Anatomy of a Big-Time Non-Compete Dispute
    Last week, we introduced you to a non-compete dispute between American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. (ARCP), on one side, and the Carlyle Group LP and Jeffrey Holland, on the other side.  Now, it’s time to find out more about the…
Rank this Week: 1981

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
  • Aug 26

    Hogan Lovells Article Anticipates Busy FTC Enforcement Season

    Hogan Lovells Article Anticipates Busy FTC Enforcement Season
    Writing for Expert Guide: Competition and Antitrust Law, Hogan Lovells attorneys Dean Hansell and Charles Dickinson discuss the FTC’s current consumer protection initiatives and identify emerging areas of focus of the agency’s…
  • Aug 22

    NIST Seeks Information on Cybersecurity Framework Experience

    NIST Seeks Information on Cybersecurity Framework Experience
    Six months after release of the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, on August 21 the National Institute of Standards and Technology put forward a draft Request For Information to learn more about experiences with…
  • Aug 13

    NIST Launches into the Internet of Thing

    NIST Launches into the Internet of Thing
    This week, the National Institute of Standards and Technology convened the first face-to-face meeting of the cyber-physical systems public working group to develop and implement a new cybersecurity framework dedicated to cyber-physical…
Rank this Week: 1351

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: 629

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
  • Aug 25

    SEC money market reform – ERISA impact

    SEC money market reform – ERISA impact
    By Greg Daugherty Our sister blog reported recently that the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) published final regulations that reform money market mutual funds (“MMFs”). The regulations provide for two…
  • Aug 20

    DOL updates missing participant guidance

    DOL updates missing participant guidance
    By Deb Boiarsky On Thursday, the Department of Labor issued a Field Assistance Bulletin updating its prior guidance on locating missing participants. As before, the guidance technically only applies in the context of terminating defined…
  • Aug 11

    Could’ve, would’ve. What should a fiduciary do? Fourth Circuit decision could spell more uncertainty for retirement plan fiduciaries.

    Could’ve, would’ve. What should a fiduciary do? Fourth Circuit decision could spell more uncertainty for retirement plan fiduciaries.
    By Deb Boiarsky Coming on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dudenhoeffer decision, which eliminated a pro-fiduciary presumption with respect to company stock holdings in qualified retirement plans, the 4th Circuit issued a…
Rank this Week: 2373

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: 652

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/
  • Aug 22

    Why “Go Out and Play” Is Good Advice to Build Healthy Brain

    Why “Go Out and Play” Is Good Advice to Build Healthy Brain
    As families start to wind down summer activities and gear up for the return to school, new research may help parents realize that recess can be as important to a child’s brain development as time in the classroom. Studies discussed in…
  • Aug 15

    All-Terrain Vehicles Are Not Toy

    All-Terrain Vehicles Are Not Toy
    Here’s a “Say what?” statistic that should give parents pause: More than half of all teens who have driven an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) have been involved in an accident. So says research recently published in the Annals of…
  • Aug 8

    Emergency Surgery on the Weekend Is Riskier

    Emergency Surgery on the Weekend Is Riskier
    If your child needs emergency surgery, here’s hoping it’s not on a weekend. A study published last month in The Journal of Pediatric Surgery suggests that kids undergoing emergency surgery on the weekend have more complications…
Rank this Week: 2632

TMT Law Watch

TMT Law Watch

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

http://www.tmtlawwatch.com
  • Aug 22

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

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

    FTC Approves Children's Online Privacy Compliance Program

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

    COPPA Parental Consent Expanded by FTC

    COPPA Parental Consent Expanded by FTC
    By Debbie Wong* and Nickolas Milonas The Federal Trade Commission recently expanded the options for obtaining verifiable parental consent (“VPC”) under recent revisions to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. …
Rank this Week: 882

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/
  • Aug 22

    MSRB Looks to Extend Pay-to-Play Regulation to Municipal Advisor

    MSRB Looks to Extend Pay-to-Play Regulation to Municipal Advisor
    This week, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) requested public comment on draft amendments it is proposing to its rules regulating pay-to-play practices. Here, the MSRB is proposing a revision to Rule G-37 so as to extend its…
  • Aug 11

    State Party Committees Challenge Constitutionality of SEC Pay-to-Play Rule 206(4)-5

    State Party Committees Challenge Constitutionality of SEC Pay-to-Play Rule 206(4)-5
    And so it begins… On Friday, the New York and Tennessee state Republican parties, led by the very able Jason Torchinsky, filed a complaint in District of Columbia federal court challenging both the constitutionality and administrative…
  • Jul 1

    “It’s About to Get Real Up in Here”

    “It’s About to Get Real Up in Here”
    Former CalPERS CEO to Plead Guilty in Pay-to-Play Case Last week we highlighted the case of TL Ventures to warn of the large enforcement claim staked by the SEC in connection with Rule 206(4)-5 of the Advisers Act. Not to be outdone by a…
Rank this Week: 4342

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
  • Aug 21

    President Obama Issues New Executive Order on Fair Pay and Safe Workplace

    President Obama Issues New Executive Order on Fair Pay and Safe Workplace
    On July 31, President Obama issued an Executive Order requiring federal contractors to disclose past labor violations. The order applies to new contracts for goods and services, including construction, valued at more than $500,000.…
  • Aug 18

    Protecting the Rights of LGBT Employees in the United States and Abroad

    Protecting the Rights of LGBT Employees in the United States and Abroad
    On July 21, President Obama issued an Executive Order prohibiting federal government contractors from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (“LGBT”) employees. The President directed the U.S.…
  • Jul 31

    A Conference on Law and Corporate Social Responsibility

    A Conference on Law and Corporate Social Responsibility
    It used to be that the links between corporate social responsibility (“CSR”) and the law were not so clear. Practitioners in the field were few and far between and often faced considerable challenges in defining their roles and…
Rank this Week: 1528

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/
  • Aug 21

    Misplaced Construction Sign Results in $100,000 Settlement with St. Louis County

    Misplaced Construction Sign Results in $100,000 Settlement with St. Louis County
    Back in 2012, a Missouri high-school girl lost her life in a traffic accident when she was broadsided by another vehicle as she crossed a four-lane road. The four-lane road was under construction as she was attempting to cross it,...
  • Aug 14

    Vile Conditions in DC Hospital Leads to Jury Verdict for Former Employee

    Vile Conditions in DC Hospital Leads to Jury Verdict for Former Employee
    In a truly disgusting and alarming story out of DC, a former employee of a local DC hospital has received a jury verdict for $237,000 for the emotional distress she suffered when she was bitten by a rat while working...
  • Aug 7

    Trailer Accidents on the Rise in the DC Area; Leads to New Legislation

    Trailer Accidents on the Rise in the DC Area; Leads to New Legislation
    After a rash of several tragic accidents involving trailers popping off their hitches, Maryland lawmakers decided to pass a new law that regulates trailers more strictly, hoping to decrease these tragic incidents. According to a report by NBC…
Rank this Week: 1979

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/
  • Aug 21

    Right Now the Cuban People Need Tor, Twitter, Not Google Chrome

    Right Now the Cuban People Need Tor, Twitter, Not Google Chrome
    For more close to thirty years, Yleem and I have studied, and in some cases lived, the U.S.-Cuba policy and political process. We’ve seen more highs than lows, as well as a good share of amusing moments. And, at times,…
  • Aug 20

    Gaza, Hamas, North Korea and Beyond

    Gaza, Hamas, North Korea and Beyond
    The Times of Israel ran an op-ed today by DC Dispatches author Dr. Yleem Poblete. The former Staff Director of the House Foreign Affairs Committee discusses how the Gaza conflict impacts beyond the greater Middle East region and why the…
  • Aug 20

    Radical Islamist Jihadists, The Energizer Bunnies of Terror

    Radical Islamist Jihadists, The Energizer Bunnies of Terror
    An American journalist – James Wright Foley – was beheaded by people that the Obama Administration refuses to call radical Islamist jihadists. This episode, and others like it the past few weeks in that part of the world, reminds…
Rank this Week: 651

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

By Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC.

http://lawblog.boilapc.com/
  • Aug 19

    Immigration Court Backlogs Reach All-Time High

    Immigration Court Backlogs Reach All-Time High
    Due to the recent surge of unaccompanied children migrants the backlog in Immigration Courts has reached an all-time high.  At the end of June the back log totaled 375,503 cases, which is an increase of more than 50,000 since the…
  • Aug 7

    Children Facing Imminent Danger will ‘Likely’ Receive Asylum

    Children Facing Imminent Danger will ‘Likely’ Receive Asylum
    Amid the growing debate over immigration reform, specifically concerning the increasing number of unaccompanied children migrants crossing into the United States, the White House announced that immigrant children who face imminent and mortal…
  • Aug 5

    Consular Processing Delays Worldwide

    Consular Processing Delays Worldwide
    The U.S. State Department’s computer system for processing passport and visa applications crashed this week leading to global delays for travel documents.  Although the system is back on line it is still not operating at full…
Rank this Week: 1107

Beyond Telecom Law Blog

Beyond Telecom Law Blog

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

http://www.beyondtelecomlawblog.com
  • Aug 18

    Wireless Services Procurements 2.0

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

    Privacy Concerns Escalate as Drones Are About to Take-Off

    Privacy Concerns Escalate as Drones Are About to Take-Off
    The widely-anticipated commercial deployment of drones piques the interest of critical infrastructure industries, the agricultural sector, and technology companies such as Amazon.  Consistent with this commercial interest and its…
  • Apr 25

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

    Improving In-Building Wireless Reception: Property Owners Are Not the Enemy
    Wireless carriers’ networks are subject to recurring capacity constraints, particularly in high density, urban environments.  Owners of buildings and developments in urban areas and operators of major venues—stadiums, arenas…
Rank this Week: 4316

Washington DC Injury Attorney Blog

Washington DC Injury Attorney Blog

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

http://www.washingtondcinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Electronic Cigarettes the Go-to- Device for Quitting Smoking

    Electronic Cigarettes the Go-to- Device for Quitting Smoking
    According to the journal "Addiction", most smokers that are trying to quit use electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) as their go-to-device for quitting smoking. It was published by the journal that smokers who use e-cigs are 60% more likely to…
  • Aug 4

    Mirena IUD Lawsuits to Be Heard in NY in March 2016

    Mirena IUD Lawsuits to Be Heard in NY in March 2016
    Mirena is a form of birth control that was introduced in 2000. It is long-lasting and used as an intrauterine device (IUD), which is manufactured by Bayer Healthcare. The device is implanted into the uterus and is intended to prevent…
  • Jul 21

    Never Leave A Child Alone In A Hot Vehicle

    Never Leave A Child Alone In A Hot Vehicle
    Every summer children are left alone in hot cars. Over 600 U.S. children have died, as a result of being left alone in hot cars, since 1990. These deaths can be preventable because they happen when kids are left unattended in a hot car. At…
Rank this Week: 3681

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
  • Aug 18

    Last 2014 Lap for the California Legislature

    Last 2014 Lap for the California Legislature
    Christopher E. Cobey The California Legislature returned from its summer recess on August 4 for the sprint through the last days of the final year of the 2013-2014 session.  Remaining Legislative DeadlinesFriday,…
  • Aug 6

    OFCCP Issues Proposal to Implement New Contractor Compensation Reporting Requirement

    OFCCP Issues Proposal to Implement New Contractor Compensation Reporting Requirement
    John R. Annand Deepa S. Menon On April 8, 2014, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum  – Advancing Pay Equality Through Compensation Data Collection –…
  • Jul 31

    New Executive Order Targets Contractor Labor Law Violation

    New Executive Order Targets Contractor Labor Law Violation
    Ilyse Wolens Schuman Linda M. Jackson Update: President Obama signed the Executive Order on July 31, 2014.  A more in-depth discussion of this new E.O. and its implications…
Rank this Week: 4322

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/pct-law-group-legal-insights/
Rank this Week: 2985

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: 2199

Baum Law Offices

Baum Law Offices

Covers Criminal and Family Law. Published by Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum.

http://baumlawoffices.com/blog/
  • Aug 11

    Legal Definition of Possession

    Legal Definition of Possession
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - Law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.Based on my experience working with defendants in thousands of Maryland possession cases, most…
  • Jul 3

    What is the Maryland Estate Tax?

    What is the Maryland Estate Tax?
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.At the time this is being posted, Maryland is among the group of 20 states (including DC) that…
  • Jun 4

    Reckless Endangerment in Maryland

    Reckless Endangerment in Maryland
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.Maryland defines the crime of Reckless Endangerment under § 3-204 of Title 3 of its…
Rank this Week: 3515

Employment Update

Employment Update

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

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
  • Aug 11

    Subcontracting Work Out to Third Parties Could Still Lead to Joint Employer Liability for Companie

    Subcontracting Work Out to Third Parties Could Still Lead to Joint Employer Liability for Companie
    By Stephanie P. Berntsen, Attorney On August 7, 2014, the Washington Supreme Court unanimously adopted the “economic reality” test to determine whether a joint employment relationship exists under Washington’s minimum wage…
  • May 28

    Doing Business in Eugene? Mandatory Sick Leave May Soon Be a Reality.

    Doing Business in Eugene? Mandatory Sick Leave May Soon Be a Reality.
    Less than a few months after Portland’s Sick Leave Ordinance was enacted to cover the broader City of Portland area, the City of Eugene appears to be gearing up to follow in Portland’s footsteps with its own mandatory sick time…
  • Apr 4

    Your Summary Plan Description Must be Updated Every Five Year

    Your Summary Plan Description Must be Updated Every Five Year
    By Wally Miller, Attorney From an employee’s point of view, the most important document relating to an employee benefit plan (and in many cases, the only plan document of which the employee is aware) is the Summary Plan Description…
Rank this Week: 3567

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: 1716

Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

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

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
  • Aug 8

    Approved First Pilot Project to Test the Fast-Track Licensing Process Provided in the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013

    Approved First Pilot Project to Test the Fast-Track Licensing Process Provided in the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”) approved this week the first pilot project to test a fast-track licensing process for hydropower development pursuant to the Hydropower Regulatory…
  • Jun 23

    Ready for the New Bulk Electric System Definition?

    Ready for the New Bulk Electric System Definition?
      The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and its electric utility industry stakeholders are nearing the effective date of a definition that is critical to the role of NERC and everyone involved in the electric utility…
  • Jun 20

    FERC Changes ROE Methodology for Public Utilitie

    FERC Changes ROE Methodology for Public Utilitie
    On June 19, 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) issued an order significantly revising its methodology for determining the base Return on Equity (“ROE”) for jurisdictional electric utility…
Rank this Week: 1115

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment…

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment Blog

Covers environmental law. By Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal.

http://we-blog-meyerglitz.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 7

    Journal Article Details Big Tobacco’s Ongoing Document Disclosure Obligation

    Journal Article Details Big Tobacco’s Ongoing Document Disclosure Obligation
    Tobacco Control, an international peer-reviewed journal, has recently published an article co-authored by Howard Crystal detailing Big Tobacco’s ongoing document disclosure obligations stemming from a 2006 ruling on the companies’…
  • Jul 23

    D.C. CIRCUIT BRIEF FILED IN SUPPORT OF HEARING RIGHTS IN NUCLEAR POWER PLANT RELICENSING

    D.C. CIRCUIT BRIEF FILED IN SUPPORT OF HEARING RIGHTS IN NUCLEAR POWER PLANT RELICENSING
    On behalf of the Natural Resources Defense Council, we filed a brief in the D.C. Circuit this week seeking to overturn the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) ruling that residents living near nuclear power plants have no right to…
  • Jul 23

    SUMMARY DISPOSITION SOUGHT IN URANIUM MINING PROCEEDING

    SUMMARY DISPOSITION SOUGHT IN URANIUM MINING PROCEEDING
    On behalf of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), we recently filed a brief before the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) seeking a favorable resolution of NRDC’s challenge to a massive uranium mining operation proposed…
Rank this Week: 1956

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Aug 6

    Commerce Department Places Severe Restrictions on Fracking Equipment Sales to Russia

    Commerce Department Places Severe Restrictions on Fracking Equipment Sales to Russia
    This post was prepared by guest bloggers Eric McClafferty (202-342-8841) and Michael Dobson (202-342-8517), attorneys in Kelley Drye & Warren’s Export Controls and Compliance Practice. Earlier today, the Bureau of Industry…
  • Aug 4

    Court Upholds Local Fracking Bans in New York State

    Court Upholds Local Fracking Bans in New York State
    FrackingInsider has provided a few updates on the status of two municipal bans on hydraulic fracturing in the towns of Dryden and Middlefield in New York State (see our previous coverage here, here, and here). Last month, the New York State…
  • Jul 30

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 35

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 35
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 35 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in Colorado, Maryland, and North Dakota. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews…
Rank this Week: 2242

No Papered: A Washington DC…

No Papered: A Washington DC Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Scrofano Law.

http://blog.scrofanolaw.com/
  • Aug 1

    DC Marijuana Decriminalization: Know the Fact

    DC Marijuana Decriminalization: Know the Fact
    Marijuana decriminalization took effect a few weeks ago and its important to know the facts before you spark up. First and foremost, marijuana remains illegal under federal law. There is a good chance that at least the United States Park…
  • Jun 26

    What to expect at a DC DUI DMV Hearing

    What to expect at a DC DUI DMV Hearing
    As previously blogged about, one of the collateral consequences of an arrest and/or conviction for a DC DUI can be the revocation or suspension of your DC driver’s license. Police officers who make an arrest for DUI are supposed to…
  • May 9

    Virginia Traffic Offenses: Does it Carry Points?

    Virginia Traffic Offenses: Does it Carry Points?
    As a traffic lawyer in Northern Virginia, I find that the most common question I get from clients charged with reckless driving, dui, and other traffic offenses is: will I get points for that? Of course, they should probably be more concerned…
Rank this Week: 3066

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/
  • Jul 25

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

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

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

    It's Still Not Easy, But IRS May Be Moving Toward Granting More Back Tax Relief
    There may be some good news for taxpayers with problems since IRS loosened up the rules for relief in 2012, according to recently-released reports by the agency. The IRS changes for granting relief recognize the downturn in the…
  • Feb 12

    Beware: Tax Preparer Mistakes Costs Consumers Big-Time

    Beware: Tax Preparer Mistakes Costs Consumers Big-Time
    It happens almost every week. Somebody comes into our office with a serious tax problem -- caused by a shoddy tax preparer, either through incompetence, negligence or sometimes downright fraud. It boggles my mind that there is no regulation…
Rank this Week: 2454

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
Rank this Week: 1262