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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/
  • Apr 30

    Drafting a Licensing Agreement, a Patentee Perspective

    Drafting a Licensing Agreement, a Patentee Perspective
    Having an attorney draft a licensing agreement, or a licensing expert negotiate a licensing agreement, from start to finish is obviously the best way to proceed. But there will always be some who will choose to proceed on their own to…
  • Apr 30

    NASA’s Kepler: Discovering 1,000+ exoplanets, and counting

    NASA’s Kepler: Discovering 1,000+ exoplanets, and counting
    When the K2 mission became fully operational in July 2014, it was supposed to run until 2018 at the latest. This timeline was threatened, however, when a routine contact with the spacecraft this April uncovered the fact that Kepler had placed…
  • Apr 29

    Copyright Policy Should Be Based On Facts, Not Rhetoric

    Copyright Policy Should Be Based On Facts, Not Rhetoric
    After nearly twenty years with the DMCA, the Copyright Office has launched a new study to examine the impact and effectiveness of this system, and voices on both sides of the debate have filed comments expressing their views. For the most…
Rank this Week: 1299

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
  • Apr 29

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

    Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely
    It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: developments on mandatory disclosure requirements in both the United…
  • Apr 28

    Managing Risk: Integrating CSR and Compliance Functions Effectively

    Managing Risk: Integrating CSR and Compliance Functions Effectively
    Corporate social responsibility (“CSR”) is an important component of overall enterprise risk management for many companies. That said, too often, corporate implementation of CSR commitments is reliant upon diverse functions and…
  • Mar 31

    Managing Users’ Rights Responsibly – A Guide for Early-Stage Companie

    Managing Users’ Rights Responsibly – A Guide for Early-Stage Companie
    I’ll be speaking this morning at RightsCon regarding a new guide for early-stage technology companies seeking to operate with respect for users’ rights to freedom of expression and privacy. I have worked to develop the guide with…
Rank this Week: 2398

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/
  • Apr 29

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: April 25-29, 2016

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: April 25-29, 2016
    As a North Dakota native, I was excited to see a NDSU graduate picked second overall in last night’s NFL draft.  With the draft complete, my focus is back to government contracts news and notes from around the country. In this…
  • Apr 28

    SBA OHA Sets Low Bar For Common Investments Affiliation

    SBA OHA Sets Low Bar For Common Investments Affiliation
    As few as two common outside investments can result in a presumption of identity of interest, and therefore likely affiliation, according to a recent decision by the Small Business Administration Office of Hearings and Appeals.…
  • Apr 27

    Thank You, Texas!

    Thank You, Texas!
    I am back in Lawrence after a great trip to the Dallas-Fort Worth area for the Alliance Texas procurement conference.  At the conference, I was part of a panel discussion on the legal aspects of joint venturing and teaming for small…
Rank this Week: 2005

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • Apr 29

    CMS proposed rule establishes new MACRA physician payment model

    CMS proposed rule establishes new MACRA physician payment model
    On April 27, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would implement changes to reimbursement under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) as required by the Medicare Access and CHIP…
  • Apr 28

    FY 2017 Medicare Acute Care Hospital IPPS and LTCH PPS proposed rule policy highlight

    FY 2017 Medicare Acute Care Hospital IPPS and LTCH PPS proposed rule policy highlight
    On April 27, 2016, CMS published the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System (LTCH PPS) proposed rule for fiscal year (FY) 2017 in the Federal Register. Highlights from the…
  • Apr 20

    Supreme Court hears arguments on “implied certification” FCA liability

    Supreme Court hears arguments on “implied certification” FCA liability
    On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court appeared reluctant to embrace the government’s expansive view of liability under the False Claims Act (“FCA”), as it heard oral arguments in what may prove to be one of the most significant…
Rank this Week: 2929

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 29

    Tractor Trailer Crashe

    Tractor Trailer Crashe
    Tractor Trailer Crashes from Brien Roche Law Tractor trailer crashes account for approximately 500,000 vehicles accidents in the United States each year.  Drivers of these large trucks are ten times more likely to be the cause of a car…
  • Apr 28

    Personal Injury-Bankruptcy

    Personal Injury-Bankruptcy
    Personal Injury-Bankruptcy from Brien Roche Law Personal Injury-Bankruptcy:  Two terms that most people would think have nothing to do with each other.  In fact they do.  An injured party who has filed bankruptcy may not own…
  • Apr 27

    Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment

    Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment
    Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment from Brien Roche Law Traumatic Brain Injury treatment typically has been fairly simple:  rest.  Lots of rest is thought to give the brain an opportunity to heal. Although rest may well be a…
Rank this Week: 4588

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/
  • Apr 29

    Redskins seek to join Slants case at Supreme Court

    Redskins seek to join Slants case at Supreme Court
    While football teams and fans across the country are gearing up for this weekend’s NFL draft, the Washington Redskins will be preparing for another potential showdown—this one at the Supreme Court. The Redskins petitioned the high…
  • Apr 29

    Shape matters? Or not as the case may be

    Shape matters? Or not as the case may be
    On 9 March 2016 the UK Supreme Court handed down its judgment in an appeal concerning the alleged infringement of Magmatic’s Community Registered Design (RCD) for a ride-on suitcase, known in the market as the “Trunki”. The…
  • Apr 29

    Competition Bureau alleges Moose Knuckles’ “Made in Canada” claims are false and misleading

    Competition Bureau alleges Moose Knuckles’ “Made in Canada” claims are false and misleading
    On April 26, 2016, Canada’s Competition Bureau filed an application with the Competition Tribunal alleging that Moose International Inc., carrying on business as Moose Knuckles, engaged in deceptive marketing practices and that the…
Rank this Week: 1193

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

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

    Thomas.gov to retire on July 5

    Thomas.gov to retire on July 5
    Congress.gov has replaced Thomas.gov as the go to resource for “searchable access to bill status and summary, bill text, the Congressional Record, Congressional Record Index and committee reports, and executive actions such as…
  • Apr 21

    Extended Library Hours and Access Restrictions During Exam

    Extended Library Hours and Access Restrictions During Exam
    As we approach the Spring Exam period, Georgetown Law Library’s limited public access program will be in effect Monday, April 25th  through Tuesday, May 17th. During the exam period, both the Williams and Wolff Libraries will…
  • Apr 19

    Snack and Chat with Librarian

    Snack and Chat with Librarian
    On Wednesday, April 20 starting at noon, join us in the Hotung lobby. We’re offering free pizza in exchange for answering a few questions about library services for new students.
Rank this Week: 3368

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/
  • Apr 29

    Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission Focuses on Cybersecurity

    Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission Focuses on Cybersecurity
    With its continued focus on cybersecurity, the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) recently issued a circular to all its licensed corporations (LCs) identifying key areas of concern and suggesting cybersecurity controls. Hong…
  • Apr 28

    German DPAs: Healthcare Apps and Wearables Create High Risks for User

    German DPAs: Healthcare Apps and Wearables Create High Risks for User
    During their last Data Protection Conference, the German data protection authorities (DPAs) agreed on a resolution on data protection principles that providers of healthcare apps and wearables should consider. According to the…
  • Apr 27

    Colorado House Advances Bill to Protect Student Privacy

    Colorado House Advances Bill to Protect Student Privacy
    State education departments and legislatures are grappling with the privacy implications of the expanded use of technology in classrooms and schools serving as central data repositories of a host of personally identifying information…
Rank this Week: 2937

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/
  • Apr 29

    L.A. hospital under fire for ‘dumping’ poor patient after emergency treatment

    L.A. hospital under fire for ‘dumping’ poor patient after emergency treatment
    Is this any way to treat the most needy? Los Angeles prosecutors have announced a $450,000 settlement with yet another of the city’s hospitals accused of “patient dumping,” the practice of hustling individuals,…
  • Apr 28

    Juice cleanses? Be wary of health hype

    Juice cleanses? Be wary of health hype
    Hype and health misinformation is a metastasizing aspect of our age, in which technology both increases the public’s access to varying points of view─and, to put it kindly, the great gullibility of all too many. Which is why…
  • Apr 27

    Tougher oversight needed on harms of medical device

    Tougher oversight needed on harms of medical device
    Problems with medical devices contribute to 3,000 Americans’ deaths annually, research shows, and fixing any one of the problem devices can cost hundreds of millions. So why aren’t government officials doing more and better in…
Rank this Week: 1383

Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

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

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
Rank this Week: 4346

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/
  • Apr 28

    Feds Open The Gates and Seize the Domain Name

    Feds Open The Gates and Seize the Domain Name
      Does the federal government have the right to seize a domain name without notice? With growing frequency, the feds have seized the domain names of thousands of websites for alleged criminal wrongdoing. The latest example is the seizure…
  • Apr 15

    Good News: The Feds Can’t Freeze Your Assets to Stop You from Hiring a Lawyer

    Good News: The Feds Can’t Freeze Your Assets to Stop You from Hiring a Lawyer
    There are limits to what the government can take from you. The Supreme Court recently ruled that the Constitution forbids the government from freezing a defendant’s “untainted” assets in advance of prosecution. The ruling is…
  • Mar 30

    Online Poker: A New Way to Bank?

    Online Poker: A New Way to Bank?
    In light of Tax Day (note that it’s on the 18th of April this year due to a holiday on the 15th) we want to point out a curious ramification from a federal case concerning online gambling, tax reports, and foreign accounts. In United…
Rank this Week: 4120

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/
  • Apr 28

    2016 Defend Trade Secrets Act creates federal cause of action for theft of trade secret

    2016 Defend Trade Secrets Act creates federal cause of action for theft of trade secret
    (and don’t forget to update your handbooks or employment agreements) Congress passes Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 Yesterday, Congress broke new ground in federal law, passing the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016. Once it receives…
  • Apr 27

    Fixed costs for fixed-term contract

    Fixed costs for fixed-term contract
    What happens when an employer terminates an employee on a fixed-term contract? The Ontario Court of Appeal in Howard v Benson Group Inc. recently weighed in on the issue. The Court held that the employee was entitled to an amount equal to his…
  • Apr 27

    Vicarious liability in the UK – who am I responsible for?

    Vicarious liability in the UK – who am I responsible for?
    This post was contributed by Catrina Smith, Partner in the London office Back in the day, the concept of vicarious liability (that is the situation in which one party is held liable for the acts or omissions of another) was largely confined…
Rank this Week: 2933

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/
  • Apr 28

    Politics is a Full Contact Sport. And that is good.

    Politics is a Full Contact Sport. And that is good.
    Every now and then I enjoy breaking away, far away, from the belly of the beast. The farther from the Washington, DC Metro area the better. It is an added bonus if you can be with people in fields and socio-economic backgrounds other…
  • Apr 23

    US Companies: Beware of Cuba’s “Gusanos” Discriminatory Policie

    US Companies: Beware of Cuba’s “Gusanos” Discriminatory Policie
    Officials with the cash-strapped, Stalinist police state Cuba, were forced to change a long-standing of prohibiting Cuban-born foreign nationals from arriving at Cuba by sea. Why now? Because the Cuban regime needs the money. If someone…
  • Apr 8

    Carnival Cruise Lines Engaging in Tourism Apartheid?

    Carnival Cruise Lines Engaging in Tourism Apartheid?
    As we’ve discussed in this blog in various posts, for many reasons, President Obama’s trip to Cuba was a colossal foreign policy blunder. It builds upon several years of secret maneuverings that include changes to US regulations…
Rank this Week: 1900

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

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

    Having A Bad Hair Day? The Federal Circuit Agrees That Method Of Cutting Hair Is Invalid Under 101

    Having A Bad Hair Day? The Federal Circuit Agrees That Method Of Cutting Hair Is Invalid Under 101
    While I do not usually write about non-precedential decisions, In re: Brown caught my eye as an interesting patent eligibility case. It does not relate to diagnostics or computer programs, but rather to the art of cutting hair. The…
  • Apr 25

    Will The Celsis Appeal Put An End To 101 Rejections Of Laboratory Method Claims?

    Will The Celsis Appeal Put An End To 101 Rejections Of Laboratory Method Claims?
    On April 5, 2016, the Federal Circuit heard oral arguments in Rapid Litigation Mgmt. Ltd. v. CellzDirect Inc., where the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois held invalid claims directed to a “method of…
  • Apr 20

    Amneal's IPR Challenge Of The Jazz Xyrem + Valproate Patent

    Amneal's IPR Challenge Of The Jazz Xyrem + Valproate Patent
    In decisions dated April 12, 2016, the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) denied institution as to claims 1-18 of Jazz’s U.S. Patent 8,772,306, finding that neither Ranbaxy Inc. nor Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. had shown a…
Rank this Week: 1703

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Apr 27

    New York company pays $5 million to settle service-disabled veteran fraud case

    New York company pays $5 million to settle service-disabled veteran fraud case
    New York-based Hayner Hoyt Corp. agreed to pay $5 million to settle a whistleblower’s allegations that the company defrauded the government by fraudulently obtaining contracts set aside for service-disabled veteran-owned businesses, the…
  • Apr 27

    Oncology parent company settles following subsidiary’s agreement in whistleblower case

    Oncology parent company settles following subsidiary’s agreement in whistleblower case
    On March 8, the Department of Justice announced that 21st Century Oncology, Inc., the parent of 21st Century Oncology, LLC (which paid nearly $20 million to DOJ in December 2015), and another subsidiary have agreed to pay $34.7 million to…
  • Apr 27

    Combat helmet maker pays $3 million to settle whistleblowers’ allegations.

    Combat helmet maker pays $3 million to settle whistleblowers’ allegations.
    On March 7, the Department of Justice announced that Ohio-based Armorsource, LLC, had agreed to pay $3 million to resolve a whistleblower’s allegations that the company provided defective combat helmets to the U.S. Army. According to…
Rank this Week: 439

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: 1208

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
  • Apr 27

    Feedback from Jurors After Trial

    Feedback from Jurors After Trial
    The jury is still deadlocked after three days of deliberations, and the judge declares a mistrial. She releases the jurors. Anyone interested in answering questions from the lawyers, she tells them, should stick around in the jury room....…
  • Apr 14

    The SFSTs Have Never Been Peer-Reviewed

    The SFSTs Have Never Been Peer-Reviewed
    Q:            Based on your training, officer, you are aware that the SFSTs have never been peer reviewed, right? A:           …
  • Mar 8

    Second Fiddle at a Jury Trial

    Second Fiddle at a Jury Trial
    It is not easy sitting second-chair at a trial when you are used to running the show yourself. Recently appointed as a provisional member of the panel to represent indigent criminal defendants in D.C., I need to second-chair... Read More
Rank this Week: 606

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: 1922

Beyond Telecom Law Blog

Beyond Telecom Law Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Another FirstNet Milestone

    Another FirstNet Milestone
      Another marker passed on the FirstNet roadmap last week as Capability Statements from bidders interested in building, operating and maintaining the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network were submitted March 31, 2016. Final bids…
Rank this Week: 2416

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

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

    Top Tips for OCR HIPAA Audit Preparation

    Top Tips for OCR HIPAA Audit Preparation
    Written by Elizabeth Snell | This article was originally published on HealthITSecurity.com  The recently announced OCR HIPAA audits are not a cause for panic, according to experts, especially of organizations have…
  • Apr 15

    EU General Data Protection Regulation Adopted

    EU General Data Protection Regulation Adopted
    After years of intense discussions, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was finally adopted on 14 April 2016. The GDRP sets out uniform new rules in the field of data protection across the EU, rules that will standardize…
  • Apr 14

    EU-US Privacy Shield: Working Party Urges European Commission to Improve Current Scheme

    EU-US Privacy Shield: Working Party Urges European Commission to Improve Current Scheme
    After the invalidation of the Safe Harbor by the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) last November in the Schrems case, negotiations between the European Commission and US authorities led to a new agreement called the EU-US Privacy…
Rank this Week: 1760

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: 1899

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
Rank this Week: 1884

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/
Rank this Week: 3581

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/
  • Apr 22

    Coming Soon To A Roof Near You: Solar Panels (At Least If You Live in SF)

    Coming Soon To A Roof Near You: Solar Panels (At Least If You Live in SF)
    This week, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors enacted an ordinance that will require that the developers of all new buildings of 10 floors or less that apply for building permits after January 1, 2017 install solar PV or solar thermal…
  • Apr 21

    Stop the Presses! EPA Still Thinks that the MATS Rule Is a Good Idea

    Stop the Presses! EPA Still Thinks that the MATS Rule Is a Good Idea
    Last week, EPA issued its “Supplemental Finding”, confirming that it still believes that its Mercury and Air Toxics Standards are “appropriate and necessary.”  I don’t have much to add to our post at the…
  • Apr 20

    Big Changes With LIttle Fanfare: The FHWA Proposes to Use GHG Emissions as a Performance Measure

    Big Changes With LIttle Fanfare: The FHWA Proposes to Use GHG Emissions as a Performance Measure
    This week, the Federal Highway Administration issued a Noticed of Proposed Rulemaking to promulgate performance measures to be used in evaluating federal funding of transportation projects.  The requirement for performance measures…
Rank this Week: 2396

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Apr 21

    Proposed Rule Creates Filing Fee for Bid Protest

    Proposed Rule Creates Filing Fee for Bid Protest
    On April 15, GAO proposed a rule in the Federal Register that would impose a $350 fee to file a protest. While $350 will not break the bank for most contractors, the new fee may be a slippery slope. Why not $500 or $1000 or $2000? GAO’s…
  • Apr 1

    Question: When to intervene in a protest? Answer: Almost always and as soon as possible

    Question: When to intervene in a protest? Answer: Almost always and as soon as possible
    When you call an ambulance, you want it to arrive in a timely fashion. Similarly, if you have a contract award to protect against a bid protest, you had better intervene in the protest in a timely fashion. That’s what one ambulance…
  • Mar 3

    Go Directly to Jail. Do Not Take Kickbacks. Do Not Fail to Pay Taxes on Illegal Kickbacks.

    Go Directly to Jail. Do Not Take Kickbacks. Do Not Fail to Pay Taxes on Illegal Kickbacks.
    Taking kickbacks from your subcontractors is a federal crime. Failing to pay income tax on those kickbacks is a separate federal crime. That’s what an Alabama man learned when he was sentenced on February 17, 2016, to four years in…
Rank this Week: 3804

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Apr 20

    Employer’s Failure to Sign Agreement Torpedoes Its Motion to Compel Arbitration

    Employer’s Failure to Sign Agreement Torpedoes Its Motion to Compel Arbitration
    A fundamental principle of contract law is that a written contract is an agreement in writing that serves as proof of the parties’ obligations. What happens, however, when the parties forget some of the niceties of formalizing a written…
  • Apr 10

    Kagan’s Luis Dissent Suggests Way for Defendants to Strike Back

    Kagan’s Luis Dissent Suggests Way for Defendants to Strike Back
    In our last post, we discussed the recent decision Luis v. United States, in which the Supreme Court held that innocent assets are out of the government’s reach prior to trial. Justice Elena Kagan’s short but notable dissent in…
  • Mar 30

    Hands Off! Supreme Court Rules Defendants May Use Innocent Assets to Hire Lawyer

    Hands Off! Supreme Court Rules Defendants May Use Innocent Assets to Hire Lawyer
    Every defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. And the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution provides a defendant has the right to counsel of his or her own choosing. These rights are foundational to our criminal…
Rank this Week: 2212

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: 2310

Whistleblower Law Blog

Whistleblower Law Blog

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

http://employmentlawgroupblog.com
Rank this Week: 380

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/insights-news/
  • Apr 15

    H. Scott Johnson, Jr. Selected as a 2016 Top Rated Lawyer in the American Lawyer

    H. Scott Johnson, Jr. Selected as a 2016 Top Rated Lawyer in the American Lawyer
    PCT Law Group, PLLC is pleased to announce that American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell® have selected Managing Partner, H. Scott Johnson, Jr., as a “Top Rated Business Attorney” for 2016. This recognition…
  • Mar 22

    EEOC Proposed Pay Equality Changes to the EEO-1 Report

    EEOC Proposed Pay Equality Changes to the EEO-1 Report
    Earlier this year, the EEOC announced a proposed revision to the existing Employer Information Report – commonly known as the EEO-1 Report. EEOC’s announcement was made in conjunction with the White House commemoration of the 7th…
  • Mar 17

    PCT Visits New Orleans!

    PCT Visits New Orleans!
    The National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) recently hosted its Business Meeting at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans!  PCT Law Group, PLLC was represented by H. Scott Johnson, Jr. (Managing Partner),…
Rank this Week: 3406

Employment Update

Employment Update

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

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

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

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

    Update on Salary Increase for the FLSA White Collar Exemption

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

    New Restrictions on Tip Pooling

    New Restrictions on Tip Pooling
    By Jean Ohman Back On February 23, 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association v. Perez, which validated a new Department of Labor (DOL) regulation that limits the tip pooling practices of…
Rank this Week: 2183

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/
  • Apr 11

    New fracking rules enter into force – England & Wale

    New fracking rules enter into force – England & Wale
    Overview On 6 April 2016 regulations came into force setting out areas to be excluded from fracking and providing for a number of safeguards for onshore fracking in England and Wales. What areas are excluded from fracking? The Onshore…
  • Apr 5

    Study shows fracking linked to earthquakes in western Canada

    Study shows fracking linked to earthquakes in western Canada
    According to a study described in the March 2016 edition of the journal Seismological Research Letters, hydraulic fracturing is linked to most induced earthquakes in the Western Canadian sedimentary basin. The study looked at data for 12,289…
  • Mar 22

    That’s a lot of Gas!

    That’s a lot of Gas!
    Up to 425 trillion cubic feet. That’s a lot of gas. A new joint study by Canada’s National Energy Board, British Columbia’s Oil and Gas Commission, the Northwest Territories’ Geological Survey and the Yukon Geological…
Rank this Week: 2930

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/
  • Apr 1

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

    SEC Pumps the Breaks on the Adoption of FINRA’s Proposed Pay-to-Play Rule
    We’ve all been there before – charging headlong down the interstate at a few (or more than a few) miles per hour over the speed limit, when we suddenly come upon a speed trap conveniently tucked into a service road in the highway…
  • Mar 25

    Enforcing Pay-to-Play Violation

    Enforcing Pay-to-Play Violation
    I recently had an interesting dialogue with a city attorney in a pay-to-pay state about a new and – from the perspective of candidates everywhere – concerning state trend in pay-to-pay enforcement: mandatory candidate…
  • Jan 4

    FINRA Submits Final Pay-to-Play Provision for SEC Approval

    FINRA Submits Final Pay-to-Play Provision for SEC Approval
    When the average American looks back on the close of another holiday season, they think about all the longstanding traditions that were renewed yet again – the family gatherings, the holiday parties, the celebrations of faith, and the…
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No Papered: A Washington DC DUI…

No Papered: A Washington DC DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Scrofano Law.

http://blog.scrofanolaw.com/
  • Mar 29

    Ways to Challenge a DC DUI

    Ways to Challenge a DC DUI
    In the District of Columbia, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is responsible for prosecuting DUIs and it takes this job very seriously. While other jurisdictions routinely offer favorable deals for DUI offenders, DC rarely does. What…
  • Feb 29

    DC DUI Laws for Repeat Offender

    DC DUI Laws for Repeat Offender
    A Wisconsin man is currently facing up to 30 years in prison after being convicted of his eighth DUI. In the state of Wisconsin, while a single DUI conviction is usually charged as a misdemeanor, multiple DUIs are charged as felonies which…
  • Feb 16

    Flava Flav Pleas No Contest to DUI

    Flava Flav Pleas No Contest to DUI
    In recent news, Public Enemy hype man Flavor Flav was arrested for driving under the influence in Las Vegas. This arrest follows a string of other charges plaguing the Rock & Roll Hall-of-Famer including charges for marijuana-related DUI,…
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The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

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

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
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DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law…

DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

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

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

    Safety Strategies for Avoiding St. Patrick’s Day Accident

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

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

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

    Pedestrian Death Totals Spike in 2015

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

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

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

http://www.dcmedmalblog.com/
  • 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…
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Insurance Defense Blog

Insurance Defense Blog

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

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

    Crime stats and map - Fairfax County, Virginia

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

    A handy unofficial website that does a…

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

    Misclassification of employees as independent contractors under FSLA

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

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Published by Nationally Focused Mesothelioma Attorneys. The Ferraro Law Firm

http://www.mesotheliomalawyer-blog.com/
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Contingency Business Litigation…

Contingency Business Litigation Attorney Blog

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

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

    Court Denies Summary Judgment in Contract Termination Case

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

    Qui Tam Claim Against USPS Transportation Contractor Survives Motion to Dismi

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

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

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

Money Law Blog

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

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

    Beware: Scammers Targeting Bankruptcy Filer

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

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

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

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

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

The D.C. Law Report

Covers developments in the law of the District of Columbia. By Douglas C. Melcher.

http://dclaw.net/
  • Aug 2

    Court of Appeals Adopts Rescue Doctrine

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

    Court Opinions: May 2015

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

    News Briefs: April 2015

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

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment Blog

Covers environmental law. By Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal.

http://we-blog-meyerglitz.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4113

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
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