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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/
  • Sep 29

    GAO Task Order Protests: Protester’s Price Does Not Establish Jurisdiction

    GAO Task Order Protests: Protester’s Price Does Not Establish Jurisdiction
    The GAO’s jurisdiction over task order protests turns on whether the award price of the task order exceeds $10 million–not whether the protester’s proposed price exceeds $10 million. In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO…
  • Sep 25

    Contractor Proposes Unavailable Key Employee, GAO Sustains Protest

    Contractor Proposes Unavailable Key Employee, GAO Sustains Protest
    A contractor’s proposal to use an unavailable employee to fill a key personnel position caused the GAO to sustain a competitor’s protest. In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO concluded that a offeror failed to satisfy a…
  • Sep 22

    8(a) Subcontracting Limitations: Compliance Oversight Lacking

    8(a) Subcontracting Limitations: Compliance Oversight Lacking
    Compliance with the limitations on subcontracting are not adequately being monitored by the contracting officers responsible for 8(a) contracts, according to a recent GAO report. After reviewing a representative sample of ten 8(a) contracts,…
Rank this Week: 2061

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/
  • Sep 29

    The Expanding Availability of Apportionment To Limit Liability in Superfund Case

    The Expanding Availability of Apportionment To Limit Liability in Superfund Case
    In Burlington Northern in 2008, the US Supreme Court ruled that Superfund liability could be apportioned whenever there was a reasonable basis for showing that the harm was divisible, such as by considering the length of time a PRP had been…
  • Sep 25

    EOEEA Releases Draft Ocean Management Plan Update: Now with Fee

    EOEEA Releases Draft Ocean Management Plan Update: Now with Fee
    The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA) recently released for public review and comment a draft update to the Ocean Management Plan for the Commonwealth. The Oceans Act, signed by Governor…
  • Sep 23

    CERCLA Preempts Local Cleanup Bylaws; PRPs Everywhere Breath a Sigh of Relief

    CERCLA Preempts Local Cleanup Bylaws; PRPs Everywhere Breath a Sigh of Relief
    In an important decision yesterday, Judge Douglas Woodlock of the District of Massachusetts confirmed that CERCLA preempts local cleanup bylaws. The case involved one aspect of the cleanup of the W.R. Grace Superfund Site in Acton,…
Rank this Week: 2623

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Sep 29

    Show Some Consideration

    Show Some Consideration
    Most law students spend several weeks in a first-year contracts class studying the concept of consideration. Consideration, in essence, is what a contracting party receives in exchange for promising to do something. A promise without…
  • Sep 26

    The Inbox - Liars, Titans and Terror Babies, Oh My!

    The Inbox - Liars, Titans and Terror Babies, Oh My!
    If executives lie and fudge credentials on their resumes, they may find their pantsuits on fire when falsehoods are discovered. For example, the Wall Street Journal recently reported that David Tovar, a top Wal-Mart spokesperson, was…
  • Sep 24

    Foreign Whistleblower Cashes in on Report to SEC

    Foreign Whistleblower Cashes in on Report to SEC
    On September 22, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced its largest award to date under its whistleblower program: $30 million.  The SEC said that the whistleblower, who lives in a foreign country, came to it with valuable…
Rank this Week: 800

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/
  • Sep 29

    Patents are Important: Bursting the Twitter Patent Mythology

    Patents are Important: Bursting the Twitter Patent Mythology
    Twitter is a perfect case study to demonstrate just how important patents, particularly software patents, are to a start-up company that has aspirations of going public... In repeated filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission since…
  • Sep 29

    Doing Business in China: A Legal and Commercial Review

    Doing Business in China: A Legal and Commercial Review
    On Friday, October 3, 2014, the University of Toledo College of Law will host a one-day seminar titled "Doing Business in China." One of the goals of Doing Business in China is to refute myths regarding intellectual property protection in…
  • Sep 28

    Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Bayh-Dole

    Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Bayh-Dole
    Debates over economic fairness, the appropriate role of government in the economy and the value of the patent system spill over into our world. One factor that made the enactment of Bayh-Dole so difficult was the feeling in the 60’s and…
Rank this Week: 4066

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

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

http://www.insideprivacy.com
  • Sep 29

    Internet of Things Poses a Number of Significant Data Protection Challenges, say EU Watchdog

    Internet of Things Poses a Number of Significant Data Protection Challenges, say EU Watchdog
    The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (“Working Party”), the independent European advisory body on data protection and privacy, comprised of representatives of the data protection authorities of each of the EU member…
  • Sep 26

    Privacy Weekend: Provocative Articles We’re Reading Now

    Privacy Weekend: Provocative Articles We’re Reading Now
    After a particularly long work week, curling up with a law-review article can seem a little daunting for weekend reading.  So for this weekend, I’ve been saving up some really promising magazine articles — short, concise,…
  • Sep 25

    GAO Report Details CFPB’s Large-Scale Data Collection Practices, Identifies Shortcoming

    GAO Report Details CFPB’s Large-Scale Data Collection Practices, Identifies Shortcoming
    This week, the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) released a report recommending eleven actions the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) should take to enhance the privacy and security of its ongoing…
Rank this Week: 2591

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Sep 28

    Federal Circuit Applies "Searching Review" Of Stay Pending CBM Proceeding

    Federal Circuit Applies "Searching Review" Of Stay Pending CBM Proceeding
    In Benefit Funding Systems, LLC v. Advance America Cash Advance Centers, Inc., the Federal Circuit upheld the district court’s decision to stay patent infringement litigation while the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board…
  • Sep 24

    Inter Partes Review -- Parties Favor Settlement Over Board Decision

    Inter Partes Review -- Parties Favor Settlement Over Board Decision
    Now that we have a growing body of statistics on the Inter Partes Review proceedings created by the America Invents Act, it is interesting to see how the proceedings are being resolved. With the significant attention given to Patent Trial and…
  • Sep 22

    USPTO Promotes Patent Litigation Toolkit

    USPTO Promotes Patent Litigation Toolkit
    If you subscribe to USPTO email updates like I do, then you probably received an email recently announcing that the “USPTO Launches Updated Patent Litigation Toolkit and Hosts Free Webinar about Toolkit Resources.” When one of my…
Rank this Week: 2754

LexDigerati

LexDigerati

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

http://manishin.com/law
Rank this Week: 3631

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: 859

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/
  • Sep 28

    Doctors Aren’t Afraid of Being Sued but Still Want to Limit Your Malpractice Right

    Doctors Aren’t Afraid of Being Sued but Still Want to Limit Your Malpractice Right
    You would think with yet another objective, substantive study showing that defensive medicine — doctors overtreating patients for fear of being sued for malpractice — represents only a tiny fraction of health-care spending that…
  • Sep 25

    Medicare Reverses Decision to Withhold Some Hospital Information … Sort of

    Medicare Reverses Decision to Withhold Some Hospital Information … Sort of
    Last month we wrote about the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) quietly deciding to withhold some information about hospitals that make medical errors, but the feds apparently saw the error in that, and corrected their poor…
  • Sep 23

    FDA Panel Supports Limits on Testosterone Drug

    FDA Panel Supports Limits on Testosterone Drug
    After months of concern about the heart risks posed by testosterone drugs, an expert panel formed by the FDA strongly approved placing strict limits on pharmaceutical companies that manufacture the drugs. As reported in the New York Times…
Rank this Week: 1358

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/
  • Sep 28

    Canadian Locked Up in Cuban Jail, Alan Gross Style

    Canadian Locked Up in Cuban Jail, Alan Gross Style
    Through the years I’ve advised many companies and individuals about the legal rules and regulations, as well as the business risks, that go along with doing business in Cuba. Most of the time, they proceed with the…
  • Sep 28

    Beheadings in America, It Was Only a Matter of Time

    Beheadings in America, It Was Only a Matter of Time
    Of all the things that President Obama has announced during the course of his administration, trying to reshape the narrative relating to the war against radical Islam may prove to be the most damaging to the country and, indeed, the world.…
  • Sep 21

    American Rotting Away in Cuban Jail, Obama Does Nothing

    American Rotting Away in Cuban Jail, Obama Does Nothing
    The lawyers for an American being unlawfully held in Cuba are suing the federal government and a government contractor for $60 million in damages. The case is likely worth every penny. And then some. If you’re not familiar with the…
Rank this Week: 933

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
  • Sep 28

    D.C. Police to Wear Body Camera

    D.C. Police to Wear Body Camera
    The Metropolitan Police Department will begin a pilot program this week in which police officers will be outfitted with body cameras to record their interactions with civilians. According to the Washington Post, 165 officers will be equipped…
  • Sep 21

    In Defense of a Well-Timed Stink

    In Defense of a Well-Timed Stink
    Clients love the courtroom theatrics. There was a criminal defense lawyer in Philadelphia – I will call him Larry — who could put on the best show you have ever seen.  Larry was fearless and he was funny.  He would talk…
  • Sep 5

    “Leteracy Night”

    “Leteracy Night”
Rank this Week: 1130

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 27

    Rowdy Teenage Passenger

    Rowdy Teenage Passenger
    Rowdy Teenage Passengers from Brien Roche Law Rowdy teenage passengers pose a greater risk for teenage drivers than do cell phones or message texting according to an April 2014 study from the University of North Carolina. Teenage drivers are…
  • Sep 26

    Freedom Call

    Freedom Call
    Freedom Calls from Brien Roche Law Freedom calls for Frederick Douglass. Douglas began his quest for freedom on a train that pulled out of Baltimore, Maryland. He jumped onboard a rail car designated for blacks. His name, according to his…
  • Sep 25

    Medical Records Metadata

    Medical Records Metadata
    Medical Records Metadata from Brien Roche Law Medical records have come a long way from simply writing notes on a clipboard that is hung at the foot of the patient’s bed. Medical records are now electronic. They carry with them an audit…
Rank this Week: 1332

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
  • Sep 27

    United States to Develop National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct

    United States to Develop National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct
    On September 24, at a meeting of the Open Government Partnership at the United Nations, President Obama announced that the U.S. Government would develop a national action plan to promote responsible business conduct. The United States had…
  • Sep 19

    Alien Tort Case Developments: Three Recent Decision

    Alien Tort Case Developments: Three Recent Decision
    In July, we posted about two recent decisions by federal appellate courts that sought to define the parameters of the “touch and concern” standard established by the Supreme Court in its 2012 decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch…
  • Aug 31

    Coming Soon: New Requirements for Federal Contractors Regarding Human Trafficking

    Coming Soon: New Requirements for Federal Contractors Regarding Human Trafficking
    In the coming weeks, the U.S. federal government is expected to release amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) that are intended to strengthen existing prohibitions against human trafficking by federal…
Rank this Week: 2626

Price Benowitz Law Blog

Price Benowitz Law Blog

Covers Maryland and DC personal injury issues.

http://pricebenowitzlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 26

    Cancer Deaths of Ground Zero Firefighters Highlight Need for Continued 9/11 Compensation

    Cancer Deaths of Ground Zero Firefighters Highlight Need for Continued 9/11 Compensation
    By a Price Benowitz LLP Staff Writer Sept. 26, 2014 We read this morning with heavy hearts about the deaths of three retired FDNY firefighters, all of whom had developed cancer linked to their exposure to harmful chemicals during their…
  • Sep 24

    GM Issues Yet Another Recall

    GM Issues Yet Another Recall
    Once again General Motors is back in the news for yet another recall. This time they’ve added more than 220,000 vehicles to their ever-growing list of defective products ...
  • Sep 22

    White House Security Breaches an Appalling DC Rite of Passage

    White House Security Breaches an Appalling DC Rite of Passage
    By Seth Price, personal injury attorney and founding partner Sept. 22, 2014 Some people mark the amount of time they’ve spent in Washington, DC by presidential candidates or by the party that has controlled the House or Senate. After…
Rank this Week: 3583

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: 1435

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/
  • Sep 26

    Scary Virus Is Spreading, but Isn’t Life-Threatening

    Scary Virus Is Spreading, but Isn’t Life-Threatening
    An unusual respiratory infection that strikes primarily children is spreading across the country. The virus isn’t new, but its effect on children seems to be, according to a story on KevinMd.com. There are many strains of enterovirus,…
  • Sep 19

    CDC Says Kids Eat Too Much Salt

    CDC Says Kids Eat Too Much Salt
    According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s dietary guidelines, children should consume no more than 2,300 mg of sodium every day. According to a new report by the CDC, they’re eating about 3,300 mg. The risks of eating too…
  • Sep 12

    Weight Gain Makes Kids More Vulnerable to Asthma

    Weight Gain Makes Kids More Vulnerable to Asthma
    Asthma and obesity are common problems among U.S. children, and a new report in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology ponders how obesity contributes to childhood asthma. Nearly 7 million U.S. children have asthma, and more 12…
Rank this Week: 4327

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Sep 25

    The Ebola Outbreak: A Global Conversation and Resource

    The Ebola Outbreak: A Global Conversation and Resource
    The Kennedy Institute of Ethics and the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University have created a website that provides access to Georgetown scholarship and resources related to the Ebola outbreak in…
  • Sep 24

    50th Anniversary of the Warren Commission

    50th Anniversary of the Warren Commission
    On September 24th, 1964, the Warren Commission presented their findings on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to President Johnson. This 26 volume set, including the report and Congressional hearings was first published by the…
  • Sep 18

    WE’RE HAVING A FIRE…..sale! The Law Library of Congress Moves to a Temporary Location.

    WE’RE HAVING A FIRE…..sale! The Law Library of Congress Moves to a Temporary Location.
    The Law Library of Congress is revamping their reading room which means that visitors will find things are shifting around a bit temporarily. Operations will be moving to the ground floor of the Madison building while the reading room is…
Rank this Week: 3001

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Sep 25

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Declines to List Two Arizona Buckwheat Plant

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Declines to List Two Arizona Buckwheat Plant
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has declined to list two Arizona plants under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). On Wednesday, the Service published its 12-month findings on a petition to list the Churchill Narrows buckwheat…
  • Sep 24

    Court Holds Lack of Specificity Dooms Wyoming Wolf Delisting

    Court Holds Lack of Specificity Dooms Wyoming Wolf Delisting
    On September 23, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia invalidated the final rule issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) delisting the Wyoming Gray Wolf distinct population segment from the…
  • Sep 19

    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Nixes Proposed Delisting of Central Valley Beetle Specie

    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Nixes Proposed Delisting of Central Valley Beetle Specie
    On September 17, 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) withdrew (pdf) its proposal (pdf) to remove the valley elderberry longhorn beetle (Desmocerus californicus dimorphus) from the Federal List of Threatened and Endangered…
Rank this Week: 4080

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/
  • Sep 25

    Maryland Mother Sues Airport Baggage Belt Manufacturer After Losing Her Child

    Maryland Mother Sues Airport Baggage Belt Manufacturer After Losing Her Child
    In a tragic accident that occurred in a Spanish airport in September of last year, a young mother lost her daughter in an accident involving an oversized baggage belt. According to a report by one news source, the family were...
  • Sep 18

    Amusement Park Safety in Ocean City and Premises Liability

    Amusement Park Safety in Ocean City and Premises Liability
    In a recent article published by Delmarva Now, one inspector for an amusement park in Ocean City, Maryland discussed the safety of the rides, his job in keeping them safe, and what happens when there is a safety issue. The...
  • Sep 11

    Fairfax, Virginia Police Department Sued After Fatal Shooting

    Fairfax, Virginia Police Department Sued After Fatal Shooting
    Earlier this month, the long-time partner of a man who was killed by the Fairfax Police Department filed suit against the Department seeking $12 million in damages for her loss. According to a report by CBS DC, the lawsuit that...
Rank this Week: 1437

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Published by Nationally Focused Mesothelioma Attorneys. The Ferraro Law Firm

http://www.mesotheliomalawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 25

    The Ferraro Law Firm Secures A $37 Million Jury Award

    The Ferraro Law Firm Secures A $37 Million Jury Award
    The Ferraro Law Firm's Florida asbestos lawyers successfully secured a $37 million verdict in favor of a client diagnosed with mesothelioma, following exposure to asbestos contained in brake lining. The plaintiff filed his case in…
  • Jun 2

    Rost v. Ford Motor Co. - Court Upholds Plaintiff Award, Clarifies "Any Exposure"

    Rost v. Ford Motor Co. - Court Upholds Plaintiff Award, Clarifies "Any Exposure"
    The type of argument that can be brought against defendants in asbestos lawsuits varies greatly among jurisdictions, based on the established case law in that region. Mesothelioma attorneys know that one of the ways in which we have seen…
  • Apr 22

    Judge Allows Punitive Damages in Asbestos Litigation

    Judge Allows Punitive Damages in Asbestos Litigation
    For many years now, courts throughout the country - including those in Florida - have restricted plaintiff collection of punitive damages in asbestos litigation. Plaintiffs could still win or settle cases for well into the six-figures, but…
Rank this Week: 4724

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 142

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/
  • Sep 24

    The Road to True Threats is Paved with Intimidating Intention

    The Road to True Threats is Paved with Intimidating Intention
    Recently, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals considered the dividing line between free speech guarantees and the state’s authority to criminalize threat speech. In United States v. Heineman, the court held that the government must prove…
  • Sep 12

    A New Remedy for Online Defamation

    A New Remedy for Online Defamation
    In the United States it is enormously difficult to remove allegedly defamatory information from the internet.  A victim can take the expensive and time-consuming step of suing the author for defamation in court.  However, even if a…
  • Sep 10

    More Money, More Problems – Another Billion Dollar Settlement for the DOJ

    More Money, More Problems – Another Billion Dollar Settlement for the DOJ
    This summer BNP Paribas, one of the five largest banks in the world, agreed to a $9 billion settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice. The settlement figure may seem nothing short of economic shock and awe; indeed it was the largest…
Rank this Week: 3702

Maryland Medical Malpractice…

Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.marylandmedicalmalpracticelawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    What is negligence? What are the dangers of negligence?

    What is negligence? What are the dangers of negligence?
    Personal Injury Law: Defining Negligence If you have been harmed by someone else’s wrongdoing, you may be able to hold the at-fault party accountable in a court of law, thus enabling you to receive compensation for the injuries and lost…
  • Sep 16

    Birth Injury: What you need to know to protect your baby from Medical Malpractice.

    Birth Injury: What you need to know to protect your baby from Medical Malpractice.
    Each year, about 4 million babies are born in the United State. However, 24,000 of them suffer from birth injury. What accounts for birth injury? And how to recognize birth injury? The Rich Firm will explain them to you.    Leading…
  • Apr 9

    Essential Tips for Protecting Yourself from Medical Error

    Essential Tips for Protecting Yourself from Medical Error
    Though many doctors are brilliant, they're still human. Even the most prestigious medical professionals are prone to all of the same mistakes as anyone else--only their mistakes cost lives. Though you shouldn't hesitate to visit a skilled…
Rank this Week: 3492

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

By Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC.

http://lawblog.boilapc.com/
  • Sep 23

    4th Circuit Grants Review on Asylum Regarding MS-13 and Mara 18

    4th Circuit Grants Review on Asylum Regarding MS-13 and Mara 18
    In a reversal of the Board of Immigration Appeals, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals remanded on July 18th, 2014, a case in which an asylum applicant seeks to remain in the United States on the basis of his kinship … Continue reading…
  • Sep 19

    Immigration Friendly Attitudes at the Local Level in Citie

    Immigration Friendly Attitudes at the Local Level in Citie
    Around the country, many cities are embracing immigrants new to their communities and promoting integration.  The oftentimes-negative rhetoric concerning immigration policy relating to  the inaction of Congress does not necessarily…
  • Sep 16

    Immigration as Primary National Security Concern or Should Humanitarian Concerns Prevail?

    Immigration as Primary National Security Concern or Should Humanitarian Concerns Prevail?
    A recent Rasmussen Report showed that U.S. voters rate the current immigration crisis as a greater national security problem than Russia and the situation in Gaza with Palestinians and Israelis.  Thirty-seven percent (37%) of likely U.S.…
Rank this Week: 4519

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
  • Sep 23

    California's 2014 Bill Signings and Vetoes are Almost Complete

    California's 2014 Bill Signings and Vetoes are Almost Complete
    Christopher E. Cobey California Governor Jerry Brown has until next Tuesday, September 30, to sign or veto bills recently passed by the California Legislature. Signed Legislation Relating to Private-Sector…
  • Sep 18

    U.S. Attorney General Holder Calls for Increased Bounty Awards for Financial Whistleblower

    U.S. Attorney General Holder Calls for Increased Bounty Awards for Financial Whistleblower
    Ilyse Wolens Schuman Joseph A. Lazazzero In an ongoing effort by the federal government to encourage Wall Street whistleblowers, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has called for…
  • Sep 18

    House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on EEOC Reform Legislation

    House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on EEOC Reform Legislation
    Ilyse Wolens Schuman On September 17, 2014, the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections held a hearing to discuss legislative proposals to increase transparency and accountability at the Equal Employment Opportunity…
Rank this Week: 2624

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
  • Sep 22

    Join Us In Cleveland On Thursday, October 23 for The Greatest Seminar on Earth!*

    Join Us In Cleveland On Thursday, October 23 for The Greatest Seminar on Earth!*
    By Porter Wright There is no charge for this seminar; however, seating is limited. Please RSVP by Monday, Oct. 20. If you have questions, please contactErin Hawk. Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 7:45 – 8:30 a.m.Registration and…
  • Sep 5

    Join us for our upcoming program in Columbus on the benefits of ESOP

    Join us for our upcoming program in Columbus on the benefits of ESOP
    By Ann Caresani Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs):A Tax-Advantaged Strategy for Growth, Liquidity and Succession Planning Tuesday, September 23, 2014 REGISTER NOW BEFORE SEPTEMBER 19! 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. -  Registration4:00…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2709

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/
  • Sep 22

    Short Wins - The "Silence is Golden" Edition

    Short Wins - The "Silence is Golden" Edition
    The most interesting case in the last two weeks, I think, is United States v. Shannon. There, the person accused of a crime simply didn't feel like talking to law enforcement - because, really, who would. The government crossed him on his…
  • Sep 15

    Short Wins - the Distribution of Child Pornography Gets (slightly) Limited Edition

    Short Wins - the Distribution of Child Pornography Gets (slightly) Limited Edition
    Child porn cases are turning out to be a surprisingly large portion of what's in federal court. Child pornography is gross and wrong, to be clear. But these cases are, I think, a symptom of a larger problem. All of us have times in our…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1254

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/
  • Sep 22

    "Move Over Law" to Include Tow Trucks as of October 1, 2014 in Maryland

    "Move Over Law" to Include Tow Trucks as of October 1, 2014 in Maryland
    The state of Maryland has passed a new traffic law which states that a driver is required to move over a lane when passing a stopped emergency vehicle. This means that if for example: A police officer is on the far right lane and is flashing…
  • Sep 4

    Check Your Vehicle for Recalls Through a New Government Website

    Check Your Vehicle for Recalls Through a New Government Website
    A new government website will help consumers, who are looking to buy a used vehicle, make a better decision about the vehicle they are interested in purchasing, by publishing open recalls on used vehicles. The government website, can use a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2190

Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

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

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
Rank this Week: 2016

No Papered: A Washington DC…

No Papered: A Washington DC Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Scrofano Law.

http://blog.scrofanolaw.com/
  • Sep 19

    Can a DUI Conviction be Expunged? Part II

    Can a DUI Conviction be Expunged? Part II
    The last post discussed some of the background involved in the District of Columbia’s problems it had with its Breathalyzer program. The Metropolitan Police Department not only miscalibrated the machines to read 40 percent higher than…
  • Sep 11

    Can a DC DUI Conviction be Expunged? Part I.

    Can a DC DUI Conviction be Expunged? Part I.
    In short, the answer is maybe. The District of Columbia record sealing statute makes Driving under the Influence and Driving while Intoxicated “ineligible misdemeanors.” Accordingly, on its face, the law prohibits sealing of a…
  • 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…
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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/
  • Sep 19

    PCT Attorneys Attend NAMWOLF Annual Meeting in Philadelphia

    PCT Attorneys Attend NAMWOLF Annual Meeting in Philadelphia
    Attorneys from PCT Law Group, PLLC H. Scott Johnson, Jr., Malik K. Cutlar, Angela H. France, and Steven Barentzen will be attending the 2014 Annual Meeting of the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms…
  • Sep 12

    Steven Barentzen Named Co-Chair of the DC Bar’s ADR Committee

    Steven Barentzen Named Co-Chair of the DC Bar’s ADR Committee
    PCT Law Group, PLLC is pleased to announce that Steven Barentzen has been selected as Co-Chair to The Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) Committee of the Litigation Section of the DC Bar.  The ADR Committee aims to…
  • Sep 6

    PCT Law Group, PLLC Managing Partner H. Scott Johnson Jr. Earns Top Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

    PCT Law Group, PLLC Managing Partner H. Scott Johnson Jr. Earns Top Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
    PCT Law Group, PLLC is proud to announce that H. Scott Johnson Jr. has earned the distinguished AV Rating® from Martindale-Hubbell. This rating is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review…
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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/
  • Sep 18

    Puerto Rico Medical Device Manufacturer Faces Largest FDA Recall Ever

    Puerto Rico Medical Device Manufacturer Faces Largest FDA Recall Ever
    Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a recall of 233 medical devices in one of the largest one-day recall events in the agency’s history. The recall, affecting products manufactured by Puerto Rico firm Customed,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1671

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
  • Sep 18

    As Business Associate Agreements Amendment Deadline Approaches, OCR Discusses Upcoming HIPAA Audit

    As Business Associate Agreements Amendment Deadline Approaches, OCR Discusses Upcoming HIPAA Audit
    The 2009 HITECH Act mandated that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights conduct periodic audits of covered entities and business associates for compliance with HIPAA privacy and security requirements. In…
  • Sep 16

    NIH Issues Rules on Genomic Data Sharing

    NIH Issues Rules on Genomic Data Sharing
    On August 27, 2014, the National Institutes of Health issued a new Genomic Data Sharing Policy, which replaces the current genome-wide association study data policy that was instituted in 2007. The GDS Policy applies to all NIH-funded…
  • Sep 12

    Hogan Lovells Partner Considers Impact of Europe’s “Right to be Forgotten”

    Hogan Lovells Partner Considers Impact of Europe’s “Right to be Forgotten”
    The “Right to be Forgotten” ruling issued by the European Court of Justice in May 2014 has been a key source of controversy this summer. Much criticism has explored the impact of the ruling on freedom of expression and the right…
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Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
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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/
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Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

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

    Study Finds Artificial Earthquakes Weaker

    Study Finds Artificial Earthquakes Weaker
    A recently released study has found that artificial earthquakes resulting from the use of disposal wells for produced waters and other oil and gas wastewaters are less intense, and in general about sixteen times weaker, than naturally…
  • Sep 4

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 36

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 36
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 36 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in North Carolina, Ohio, and Texas. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews on…
  • Sep 2

    Agreement Leads to Withdraw of Anti-Fracking Measures in Colorado

    Agreement Leads to Withdraw of Anti-Fracking Measures in Colorado
    A group pushing two anti-fracking measures in Colorado has withdrawn the initiatives after reaching a deal with Gov. John Hickenlooper (D), who agreed to create a task force to make recommendations on how to minimize land-use conflicts in…
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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/
  • Sep 7

    Superior Court Releases Data on Jury Trial Verdicts in Medical Malpractice, Slip-and-Fall, and Auto Accident Cases for First Half of 2014

    Superior Court Releases Data on Jury Trial Verdicts in Medical Malpractice, Slip-and-Fall, and Auto Accident Cases for First Half of 2014
    The Superior Court of the District of Columbia recently released compilations of data regarding jury trial verdicts in medical malpractice, slip-and-fall, and auto accident cases for the first half of 2014 (i.e., January 1, 2014 through…
  • Sep 6

    News Briefs: August 2014

    News Briefs: August 2014
    » On August 5, 2014, the Superior Court of the District of Columbia issued an administrative order establishing a case management plan for cases in the Probate Division. To retrieve the administrative order from the Superior…
  • Sep 4

    Court Opinions: August 2014

    Court Opinions: August 2014
    In August 2014, 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…
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Baum Law Offices

Baum Law Offices

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

http://baumlawoffices.com/blog/
  • Sep 6

    Maryland Marijuana Citation and Civil Citation FAQ

    Maryland Marijuana Citation and Civil Citation FAQ
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - Law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.The purpose of the following post is to answer some frequently asked questions concerning the…
  • 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…
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Hot Button Blog

Hot Button Blog

By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.hotbuttonblog.com
  • Sep 5

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update September 5, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update September 5, 2014
    As summer rolls to a close, the agencies continue to make announcements and roll out additional regulations. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) introduced the new CEO of Healthcare.gov, awarded grants to 147 health centers…
  • 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…
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Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Sep 3

    Lessons from the iCloud Celebrity Hack

    Lessons from the iCloud Celebrity Hack
    The highly publicized hacking of the iCloud accounts of dozens of celebrities was disclosed over Labor Day weekend and has raised larger, more serious concerns regarding the security of personal and corporate data held in the cloud.…
  • 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…
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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/
  • 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…
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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/
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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/
  • Aug 25

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

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

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

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

    LLC Member Must Meet High Threshold to Sue Other Members Individually

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