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Hot Button Blog

Hot Button Blog

By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.hotbuttonblog.com
  • Jul 29

    Infrastructure Alert - July 29, 2014

    Infrastructure Alert - July 29, 2014
    The Senate begins debate today on a bill to prevent the insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund. The bill, already passed by the House and supported by the White House, provides the best chance for Congress to prevent the projected insolvency…
  • Jul 28

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - July 28, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - July 28, 2014
    Last week, two courts issued contradictory rulings on the authority of the federal government to provide subsidies in states using the federal exchange. The House held hearings regarding the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) effects on Medicare…
  • Jul 21

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - July 21, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - July 21, 2014
    Last week the Senate debated a bill to reverse the Supreme Court’s contraception mandate decision, a group of House Republicans introduced a bill to replace Affordable Care Act (ACA) cuts to the Medicare home health benefit with a…
Rank this Week: 1599

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Jul 29

    Longmont Fracking Ban Struck Down

    Longmont Fracking Ban Struck Down
    On July 24th, Boulder County District Judge Dolores Mallard struck down the Longmont, Colorado ban on hydraulic fracturing. The ban, which was passed in November 2013, amended the city’s charter to prohibit hydraulic fracturing. After…
  • Jun 9

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 34

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 34
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 34 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in Connecticut, New Jersey, and Utah. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews on…
  • May 1

    Texas Jury Awards Nearly $3 Million to Family Alleging Health Problems from Natural Gas Well

    Texas Jury Awards Nearly $3 Million to Family Alleging Health Problems from Natural Gas Well
    An April 22nd verdict by a Texas jury awarded $2.9 million to a family that alleged natural gas wells drilled on adjacent property by Aruba Petroleum Inc. caused significant health and economic difficulties. The jury’s five to one…
Rank this Week: 3442

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/
  • Jul 29

    Hospital Settles Case of Doctor Who Photographed His Patient

    Hospital Settles Case of Doctor Who Photographed His Patient
    There’s no doubt that Dr. Nikita A. Levy was a creep of the highest order, a gynecologist who secretly recorded his patients’ intimate body parts during routine exams. Last week, the hospital where practiced agreed to pay $190…
  • Jul 28

    Explaining the Mixed Legal Decision on Health Insurance Subsidie

    Explaining the Mixed Legal Decision on Health Insurance Subsidie
    Two U.S. courts of appeal last week issued conflicting rulings about the government subsidies many people need to enable them to buy coverage under the health-care law. The mixed messages heaped confusion — and fear — onto the…
  • Jul 27

    Senate Hears Testimony About Woeful Record of Patient Safety

    Senate Hears Testimony About Woeful Record of Patient Safety
    Medical experts told a Senate subcommittee earlier this month that the health-care community’s efforts to monitor and prevent patient harm are insufficient. They implored Congress to do more to prevent deaths and injuries in hospitals…
Rank this Week: 866

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/
  • Jul 29

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

    Lying Isn't Always Fraud - the Sixth Circuit Sends A Case Back Because Buying Drugs From a Drug Distributor Is What The Drug Distributor Want
    Lester and Nancy Sadler, a husband and wife, ran a series of pain management clinics in Ohio. As the Sixth Circuit explained, "these were not conventional plain clinics." For example, at one clinic patients would arrive well before it…
  • Jul 22

    Short Wins - the Shameless Promotion Edition

    Short Wins - the Shameless Promotion Edition
    Remember back with this blog was more than just Short Wins? Remember when there were long and loving descriptions of cases? I still aspire to get back to that vision for the blog - that was fun. Seriously, look for more long write-ups soon.…
  • Jul 6

    Short Wins - the Presentment Delay Issue

    Short Wins - the Presentment Delay Issue
    It's a relatively slow week in the federal circuits. My favorite case of the last week is United States v. Torres Pimental. You've got to love a suppression motion being granted off of a government delay in presentment. To the…
Rank this Week: 754

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/
  • Jul 29

    August Events: TX, CA & OK

    August Events: TX, CA & OK
    August will be a very exciting and busy month as I will be speaking at government contracting events in Texas, California and Oklahoma. My first stop is the Government Procurement Conference in Arlington, Texas on August 6.  I will be…
  • Jul 29

    Large Business’s Unmet Subcontracting Goals Result In “Marginal” Score

    Large Business’s Unmet Subcontracting Goals Result In “Marginal” Score
    A large business was appropriately awarded a “Marginal” score for small business participation based on the large business’s history of failing to meet its small business subcontracting goals. In a recent bid protest…
  • Jul 25

    Contracting Officer’s Death Didn’t Waive Claim Requirement

    Contracting Officer’s Death Didn’t Waive Claim Requirement
    A Contracting Officer’s death did not waive the requirement that a contractor file a claim with the agency before bringing its claim to federal court. In a recent decision, the Court of Federal Claims held that a contractor was not…
Rank this Week: 4533

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/
  • Jul 29

    Xerox Seeks Patent on Method of Compensating Remote Worker

    Xerox Seeks Patent on Method of Compensating Remote Worker
    The Xerox Corporation Ltd. of Norwalk, CT, is a major American multinational corporation, which offers one of the world’s most extensive line of printing products, both for business and personal uses… We start today’s…
  • Jul 28

    Does Innovation Lead to Prosperity for All?

    Does Innovation Lead to Prosperity for All?
    Whether innovation benefits the masses or just the elites has major policy ramifications. If the later, shouldn’t government insure a fair division of the economic pie? And is the patent system critical for economic growth or a tool for…
  • Jul 28

    Kappos Legacy and PTO-Academia Relation

    Kappos Legacy and PTO-Academia Relation
    Dave Kappos did more for PTO-academic relations than any other Commissioner or Director in the history of the Office. This is a true statement, but hardly does credit to his real contributions in this area. That’s for the simple reason…
Rank this Week: 3467

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/
  • Jul 29

    Morning Musing

    Morning Musing
    There is a lot in the news these days that will drive most folks to distraction, simply tune out. But if you are paying attention, of all the pressing issues, the most important for the future of our country is southwest border security…
  • Jul 23

    Terrorist threats in the America

    Terrorist threats in the America
    The Washington Times ran my latest op-ed this week: “Terrorist threats in the Americas: Extremists are infiltrating the Western Hemisphere to strike the U.S.“: Hezbollah activities in the Americas are well documented and…
  • Jul 22

    NCR: Religious Liberty Abroad: Where is Obama?

    NCR: Religious Liberty Abroad: Where is Obama?
    Thank you to Michael Sean Winters at the National Catholic Reporter for posting an item about my piece that appeared in the American Thinker earlier this week: While the USCCB seems more interested in the plight of Christians at…
Rank this Week: 379

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Jul 29

    Medical device company pays $520,000 to settle off-label allegation

    Medical device company pays $520,000 to settle off-label allegation
    On July 28, the Department of Justice announced that Vascular Solutions, Inc., a medical device company, has agreed to pay $520,000 to resolve allegations – originally brought by a whistleblower – that the company marketed a…
  • Jul 27

    BNP Paribas offers judgment for $80 to resolve agriculture false claims case; US accept

    BNP Paribas offers judgment for $80 to resolve agriculture false claims case; US accept
    On July 24, a District Judge in the Southern District of Texas entered judgment against the French banking giant BNP Paribas for $80 million in a False Claims Act case alleging that the company received payment guarantees for US commodity…
  • Jul 27

    US intervenes in defective pricing qui tam case against Symantec

    US intervenes in defective pricing qui tam case against Symantec
    On July 22, the Department of Justice announced that it had intervened in a whistleblower’s case against the software company Symantec, alleging that the company had failed to provide accurate and updated pricing data for a Multiple…
Rank this Week: 911

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
  • Jul 28

    Alien Tort Case Developments: Fourth and Eleventh Circuits Apply Kiobel’s “Touch and Concern” Standard

    Alien Tort Case Developments: Fourth and Eleventh Circuits Apply Kiobel’s “Touch and Concern” Standard
    In the last month, two federal appellate courts have issued decisions in cases filed against U.S.-based corporations pursuant to the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”). Both courts applied the “touch and concern” standard…
  • Jul 9

    Transparency and Human Trafficking: Is Your Company Prepared?

    Transparency and Human Trafficking: Is Your Company Prepared?
    Companies increasingly face expectations that they will “know and show” that they are taking appropriate steps to manage the human rights impacts associated with their business activities. New transparency requirements on issues…
  • Jul 9

    Transparency and Human Trafficking: Is Your Company Prepared?

    Transparency and Human Trafficking: Is Your Company Prepared?
    Companies increasingly face expectations that they will “know and show” that they are taking appropriate steps to manage the human rights impacts associated with their business activities. New transparency requirements on issues…
Rank this Week: 2530

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Jul 28

    Fourth Circuit overturns Virginia same-sex marriage ban

    Fourth Circuit overturns Virginia same-sex marriage ban
    The Fourth Circuit today announced its decision (2-1; Judge Floyd wrote the majority opinion) in Bostic v. Schaefer (No. 14-1167) affirming the district court for the Eastern District of Virginia in holding that Virginia’s ban on…
  • Jul 25

    Stay Current on the Legal Profession

    Stay Current on the Legal Profession
    Looking to stay current on the legal profession? Want to find out about recent trends in law firm hiring? What is the male/female ratio of law firm partners? There are practice specific blogs, journals and other resources linked in the…
  • Jul 18

    Georgetown Librarians attend the American Association of Law Libraries Conference

    Georgetown Librarians attend the American Association of Law Libraries Conference
            Every year law librarians from across the country gather at the American Association of Law Libraries annual meeting. This year’s meeting was held in San Antonio, Texas. Georgetown Law…
Rank this Week: 4290

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

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

http://www.insideprivacy.com
  • Jul 28

    The Case for Not Overregulating Drone

    The Case for Not Overregulating Drone
    On the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ Privacy Perspectives blog, Covington privacy associate Jeff Kosseff shares his thoughts about the potential newsgathering uses of drones, and the dangers of overregulating them.
  • Jul 25

    Executive Order on Drone Privacy

    Executive Order on Drone Privacy
    By Gabriel Slater and Kurt Wimmer As reported in the press, President Obama plans to issue an Executive Order authorizing the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (“NTIA”) to…
  • Jul 23

    Extending Cybersecurity Breach Notice Requirements to Intelligence Community Contractor

    Extending Cybersecurity Breach Notice Requirements to Intelligence Community Contractor
    By David Fagan, Susan Cassidy, and Catlin Meade As an indicator of the continuing focus of government authorities on cybersecurity breaches and potential notification requirements, certain contractors for the federal government may soon face…
Rank this Week: 683

Price Benowitz Law Blog

Price Benowitz Law Blog

Covers Maryland and DC personal injury issues.

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

    The Dangers of Insurance Settlement Offer

    The Dangers of Insurance Settlement Offer
    The following blog is excerpted from a transcription of an interview with a Price Benowitz personal injury attorney on what you should know about insurance policies and settlement offers following an accident.
  • Jul 25

    How You Can Avoid the Top Three DC Car Crashes Cause

    How You Can Avoid the Top Three DC Car Crashes Cause
    Written By Larry Bodine, Publisher of The National Trial Lawyers To avoid death or injury in a car crash in Washington, DC, there are three key things to avoid: Stay away from the intersection of 14th and U streets, NW; Beware of rush hour…
  • Jul 23

    Costa Concordia Embarks on Final Voyage as Wrongful Death Questions Linger

    Costa Concordia Embarks on Final Voyage as Wrongful Death Questions Linger
    Witnesses Wednesday described the towing of the Costa Concordia, the Italian cruise ship that capsized in January 2012 off the coast of Giglio, Italy, as a bittersweet event.
Rank this Week: 2604

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

By Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC.

http://lawblog.boilapc.com/
  • Jul 28

    Leon Rodriguez to Become New Head of USCIS

    Leon Rodriguez to Become New Head of USCIS
    The US Senate, on Tuesday, June 24, confirmed Leon Rodriguez as the next Director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The director is responsible for administering and processing asylum and refugee applications,…
  • Jul 21

    Two Years Later: The Impact of DACA

    Two Years Later: The Impact of DACA
    Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program is an Obama Administration initiative implemented to extend rights and benefits to the growing number of undocumented youths and young adults living in the United States. The program…
  • Jul 14

    Opening a Window for Asylum Claims Based on Family Tie

    Opening a Window for Asylum Claims Based on Family Tie
    In Aldana-Ramos v. Holder, just issued on June 27, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held that family alone can constitute a particular social group, and thus an asylee who has been persecuted on account ……
Rank this Week: 485

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: 396

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

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

    Comments On Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance Due By July 31

    Comments On Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance Due By July 31
    This week brings the July 31, 2014 deadline for submitting written comments on two USPTO patent subject matter eligibility guidance documents: The “Myriad-Mayo” Guidance issued March 4, 2014 (for claims involving laws of nature,…
  • Jul 22

    Federal Circuit Says Commission Must Toe The Line In Invisalign ITC Case

    Federal Circuit Says Commission Must Toe The Line In Invisalign ITC Case
    In Align Technology, Inc. v. International Trade Commission, the Federal Circuit held that ITC action that violated ITC’s own regulations warranted vacatur under the Administrative Procedures Act. While the case addresses specific…
  • Jul 17

    How Long Is Too Long (Or Too Short) For Patent Application Pendency?

    How Long Is Too Long (Or Too Short) For Patent Application Pendency?
    The USPTO is requesting input on the “optimal” targets for its patent application pendency metrics. The USPTO’s current targets are 10 months to a first Office Action and 20 months to grant or abandonment. The USPTO wants to…
Rank this Week: 1499

LexDigerati

LexDigerati

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

http://manishin.com/law
  • Jul 27

    Twitter Digest For Week of 07-21-2014

    Twitter Digest For Week of 07-21-2014
    Twitterstream from LexDigerati for week of 07-21-2014
  • Jul 20

    Twitter Digest For Week of 07-14-2014

    Twitter Digest For Week of 07-14-2014
    Twitterstream from LexDigerati for week of 07-14-2014
  • Jul 17

    Legal Disruptions Redux

    Legal Disruptions Redux
    New legal service technologies are premised on the prediction that significant change in the legal industry will be driven by consumers and small businesses, not by lawyers and law firms. It's a hard notion with which to disagree.
Rank this Week: 965

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/
  • Jul 25

    Spray-On Sunscreen Is Not for Small Fry

    Spray-On Sunscreen Is Not for Small Fry
    Except for the youngest infants, using sunscreen is a good idea for anyone hoping to avoid the cancer and cosmetic risks of too much sun exposure. But one form of protection is not recommended for children: spray-on sunscreen. Infants…
  • Jul 18

    Kids and CT Scans: Not So Fast, Parent

    Kids and CT Scans: Not So Fast, Parent
    Responsible doctors are worried that children can get way too much radiation exposure when they are tested for common problems in the emergency room. X-rays can have great benefit in diagnosing what's wrong, but they can also pose serious…
  • Jul 11

    24-Hour Pharmacists Make for a Safer ER for Kid

    24-Hour Pharmacists Make for a Safer ER for Kid
    Medication errors are far too common among hospital patients, but one pediatric hospital is taking measures to reduce them and the sometimes life-threatening harm they can cause. Making fewer medication mistakes, which, according to a story…
Rank this Week: 1875

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/
Rank this Week: 1552

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
  • Jul 25

    Cookie Consent—What’s Changed?

    Cookie Consent—What’s Changed?
    Almost five years ago, EU legislators shocked the Internet world by changing the legal requirement for the use of cookies and similar device identification techniques from “notice and opt-out” to “notice and consent.”…
  • Jul 24

    2014 Intelligence Authorization Act Requires Contractors to Report Cybersecurity Breache

    2014 Intelligence Authorization Act Requires Contractors to Report Cybersecurity Breache
    On Monday, 7 July, the president signed into law the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014, which requires intelligence contractors with security clearances to promptly report network and information system penetrations and…
  • Jul 23

    Hogan Lovells White Paper on National Security Access to Cloud Data Updated to Add Analysis of Brazil, Italy, Spain

    Hogan Lovells White Paper on National Security Access to Cloud Data Updated to Add Analysis of Brazil, Italy, Spain
    Hogan Lovells today published an update to the White Paper A Sober Look at National Security Access to Data in the Cloud, which compares national security access to data stored with Cloud service providers in a number of countries. The White…
Rank this Week: 1582

Money Law Blog

Money Law Blog

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

http://www.money-lawblog.com/
  • Jul 25

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

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

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

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

    Beware: Tax Preparer Mistakes Costs Consumers Big-Time

    Beware: Tax Preparer Mistakes Costs Consumers Big-Time
    It happens almost every week. Somebody comes into our office with a serious tax problem -- caused by a shoddy tax preparer, either through incompetence, negligence or sometimes downright fraud. It boggles my mind that there is no regulation…
Rank this Week: 2614

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Jul 24

    EPA Not Required to Consult on Air Quality Regulation Regarding Four Corners Power Plant

    EPA Not Required to Consult on Air Quality Regulation Regarding Four Corners Power Plant
    On July 23, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit held that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was not required to consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding potential endangered species…
  • Jul 22

    NMFS Releases Final Recovery Plan for Central Valley Salmonid

    NMFS Releases Final Recovery Plan for Central Valley Salmonid
    The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has released its final recovery plan for Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon, Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon, and Central Valley steelhead.  The website for the recovery plan…
  • Jul 22

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Credit Program for At-Risk Specie

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Credit Program for At-Risk Specie
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) recently announced a proposed policy establishing credits for voluntary prelisting conservation actions for imperiled species. The policy is intended to establish an additional measure for…
Rank this Week: 497

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Jul 24

    Virginia Tech Professor Argues That University Officials Violated His Constitutional Rights When They "Demoted" Him

    Virginia Tech Professor Argues That University Officials Violated His Constitutional Rights When They "Demoted" Him
    Harold “Skip” Garner is a tenured professor at Virginia Tech who makes $342,000 a year, according to this article in the Roanoke Times.  Yet he is still suing university officials, including former president Charles Steger,…
  • Jul 18

    The Inbox: July 18, 2014

    The Inbox: July 18, 2014
    We’re in the midst of summer and the news outlets are replete with anti-compete and whistleblower developments.  But before we get to those, let’s turn our attention to China: If the dog days of summer here in the U.S.…
  • Jul 18

    Two Federal Agencies Battle In Federal Court Over Whistleblower Treatment

    Two Federal Agencies Battle In Federal Court Over Whistleblower Treatment
    Talk about your inter-family disputes: one federal agency – the Department of Labor – has filed suit against the United States Postal Service, an independent federal agency (but one of the few explicitly authorized by the…
Rank this Week: 3624

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/
  • Jul 24

    Recent Report Takes a Look at DC Car Accident

    Recent Report Takes a Look at DC Car Accident
    In a city that is occupied by drivers from several surrounding states, the question often arises, “who causes most of the accidents in Washington DC?” An article by the Washington Post takes a look at a recent study released that...
  • Jul 17

    Widow Sues Healthcare Company After Her Husband Dies Due to Malfunctioning Medical Equipment

    Widow Sues Healthcare Company After Her Husband Dies Due to Malfunctioning Medical Equipment
    Earlier this month in Louisiana, a woman filed a lawsuit against a local healthcare company alleging that the company provided her husband with faulty medical equipment leading to his death. According to a report by a local Louisiana news…
  • Jul 10

    Report Links Energy Drinks to Dozens of Death

    Report Links Energy Drinks to Dozens of Death
    Energy drinks are a craze of the most recent generation. They advertise the ability to stay up later, work out longer, study harder, and maintain focus for prolonged periods of time. However, a recent study claims that several energy…
Rank this Week: 1476

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/
  • Jul 24

    Have Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Caused a Dangerous Rise in C Sections? (Part 2)

    Have Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Caused a Dangerous Rise in C Sections? (Part 2)
    In our last post, we discussed the curious implications of a highly cited, provocative medical paper, Yang et. al's "Relationship Between Malpractice Litigation Pressure and Rates of Cesarean Section and Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section,"…
  • Jul 23

    Have Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Caused a Dangerous Rise in C Sections? (Part 1)

    Have Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Caused a Dangerous Rise in C Sections? (Part 1)
    Have medical malpractice lawsuits changed how American women give birth? That thesis, while seemingly far fetched, is growing in popularity among academics and tort reformers alike. Why do people believe this idea? How much good research…
  • Jul 20

    A Look into the VA Waiting List Debacle

    A Look into the VA Waiting List Debacle
    The Veterans Health Administration is responsible for the healthcare of 8.76 million veterans and their families every year, representing “America’s largest health care system.” The VA’s crucial role in the life and…
Rank this Week: 426

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
  • Jul 24

    “Observe and Report”

    “Observe and Report”
    This is what the witness’ duty is.  It is not to “protect and serve” like a regular police officer.  Instead, it is to “observe and report.” The judge isn’t sure she heard this right, and she asks…
  • Jul 18

    Who Wants To Be The Last Person Arrested for Possessing An Ounce Of Marijuana In DC?

    Who Wants To Be The Last Person Arrested for Possessing An Ounce Of Marijuana In DC?
    With the Marijuana Possession Decriminalization Amendment Act of 2014 having gone into effect yesterday, the Washington Post did an article today discussing the fate of the last few people who were arrested under the old law.  (From now…
  • Jul 16

    The DUI Defense Lawyers Association: A New Challenge to the NCDD

    The DUI Defense Lawyers Association: A New Challenge to the NCDD
    I am clueless about the politics. But you know this has to be a really, really bad thing for the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD). Justin McShane hinted that something was up at the most recent meeting of the NCDD in New Orleans when…
Rank this Week: 897

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
  • Jul 24

    Senate Committee Approves Bill Making ERISA Clarification

    Senate Committee Approves Bill Making ERISA Clarification
    Ilyse Wolens Schuman On July 23, 2014, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions unanimously approved S.read more
  • Jul 24

    Agencies Finalize Rule Governing Allowability of Contractor Whistleblower Cost

    Agencies Finalize Rule Governing Allowability of Contractor Whistleblower Cost
    Ilyse Wolens Schuman The Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have issued a final rule adopting, with some changes, an interim…
  • Jul 24

    Paid Leave, Flexible Work Scheduling Continue to Receive Attention

    Paid Leave, Flexible Work Scheduling Continue to Receive Attention
    Ilyse Wolens Schuman While the chance of both chambers approving bills this term that would significantly alter workplace wage and hour law is extremely low, members of the House and Senate continue to draw attention to…
Rank this Week: 1562

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
  • 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. …
  • Jul 23

    FCC Requires Closed Captioning for Online Video Clips from Televised Programming

    FCC Requires Closed Captioning for Online Video Clips from Televised Programming
    By Jenny Paul and Marty Stern  The Federal Communications Commission adopted an order at its July meeting that extends its closed captioning requirements to online video clips from previously televised programming. The new online closed…
  • Jul 9

    California Attorney General Offers Online and Mobile 'Do Not Track' Privacy Policy Recommendation

    California Attorney General Offers Online and Mobile 'Do Not Track' Privacy Policy Recommendation
     By Jonathan D. Jaffe and Jeremy M. McLaughlin California Attorney General Kamala Harris recently issued guidance to help companies provide more “meaningful” privacy policies. Entitled “Making Your…
Rank this Week: 994

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment…

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment Blog

Covers environmental law. By Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal.

http://we-blog-meyerglitz.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

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

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

    SUMMARY DISPOSITION SOUGHT IN URANIUM MINING PROCEEDING

    SUMMARY DISPOSITION SOUGHT IN URANIUM MINING PROCEEDING
    On behalf of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), we recently filed a brief before the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) seeking a favorable resolution of NRDC’s challenge to a massive uranium mining operation proposed…
  • Jul 23

    BRIEF FILED OPPOSING R.J. REYNOLDS’ EFFORT TO DILUTE CORRECTIVE STATEMENTS EXPOSURE

    BRIEF FILED OPPOSING R.J. REYNOLDS’ EFFORT TO DILUTE CORRECTIVE STATEMENTS EXPOSURE
    Now that the district court has approved the implementation plan for the "corrective statements" remedy in the long running consumer fraud suit against the major tobacco companies, R.J. Reynolds (RJR) is seeking to dilute that remedy, arguing…
Rank this Week: 2688

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/
  • Jul 23

    Drivers Beware: Virginia and Maryland Enacted New Laws July 1

    Drivers Beware: Virginia and Maryland Enacted New Laws July 1
    On Tuesday, July 1, new laws regarding vehicles and their operation went into effect in Maryland and Virginia. These statutes range from financial and tax considerations to stiffer penalties for toll booth dodgers and those driving under the…
  • Jul 22

    Tips for Surviving the War between Car and Bike Commuter

    Tips for Surviving the War between Car and Bike Commuter
    When it comes to city transportation, biking is a cheap and efficient way to get around. D.C. and other cities have been engaging in concerted efforts – such as adding bike lanes – to make commutes easier for cyclists. However,…
  • Jul 21

    Inside the Ignition Switch that Launched the GM Recall

    Inside the Ignition Switch that Launched the GM Recall
    The new ignition switch GM created in the late 1990s was supposed to be less expensive, less flammable, and virtually foolproof. Defective product attorneys, and now the world, know that it sadly did not work very well. Ray DeGiorgio, a…
Rank this Week: 1646

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/
  • Jul 23

    Atlantic City Needed to Go Online Years Ago

    Atlantic City Needed to Go Online Years Ago
    Photo Credit: Meinzahn Three more casinos are set to close in Atlantic City. Unions, politicians and lobbyists are pointing fingers. One thing is for certain, newly introduced online gaming legislation is not to blame. If experts had been…
  • Jul 11

    NY Legalizing Medical Marijuana with the Compassionate Care Act

    NY Legalizing Medical Marijuana with the Compassionate Care Act
    Severely ill patients in New York State are celebrating Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature of a bill that legalized medical marijuana in New York for many severely ill patients[1]. As noted by Assembly Speaker Silver in his remarks,…
  • Jul 8

    The Right to Remain Silent Does Not Extend to Computer/Phone Password

    The Right to Remain Silent Does Not Extend to Computer/Phone Password
    Recently the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that under certain circumstances, a court may compel a criminal defendant to provide the password to encrypted digital evidence without violating the defendant’s constitutional…
Rank this Week: 3714

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
  • Jul 22

    The Obamacare see-saw — an opposing decision on subsidie

    The Obamacare see-saw — an opposing decision on subsidie
    By Rich McHugh Some days are just more fun that others! Just hours after the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Halbig v. Burwell, which held that tax subsidies made available under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”)…
  • Jul 22

    Obamacare takes an unexpected hit!

    Obamacare takes an unexpected hit!
    By Rich McHugh A federal Court of Appeals panel in Washington, D.C. today released a decision that, if upheld, would strike down one of the main pillars of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) and in the minds of many observers lead to…
  • Jul 21

    ESOP boundaries: plan design versus fiduciary function

    ESOP boundaries: plan design versus fiduciary function
    By Ann Caresani Greeting from Northeast Ohio. We have LeBron James coming home, the Republican National Convention, and something almost as exciting: thoughts about ESOPs! As I mentioned in a prior blog, in Coulter v. Morgan Stanley & Co.…
Rank this Week: 1493

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: 895

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/
  • Jul 21

    Never Leave A Child Alone In A Hot Vehicle

    Never Leave A Child Alone In A Hot Vehicle
    Every summer children are left alone in hot cars. Over 600 U.S. children have died, as a result of being left alone in hot cars, since 1990. These deaths can be preventable because they happen when kids are left unattended in a hot car. At…
  • Jul 2

    Firework Use Can Be Deadly. Use with Caution on this Upcoming Independence Day Holiday

    Firework Use Can Be Deadly. Use with Caution on this Upcoming Independence Day Holiday
    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging all Americans to celebrate this upcoming Fourth of July safely. In 2013, firework injuries and deaths increased, and so the CPSC is urging consumers to celebrate this year's…
  • Jun 16

    Automobile Recalls at an All Time High in 2014

    Automobile Recalls at an All Time High in 2014
    Since February of this year, Toyota Motor Corporation and General Motors Corporation have both announced vehicle recalls and have admitted to a blatant neglect towards consumer welfare and safety concerns. 2014 will most likely result in a…
Rank this Week: 1435

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Jul 21

    App Developers Should Note Revisions to COPPA FAQ

    App Developers Should Note Revisions to COPPA FAQ
    The FTC’s July 10, 2014 complaint filed against Amazon has left app developers with concerns about how to make apps that target kids and still comply with the law. The complaint, brought under Section 5(a) of the FTC Act, alleged that…
  • Jun 25

    In Riley v. California, Supreme Court Rules Police Must Obtain Warrant before Searching Cell Phone

    In Riley v. California, Supreme Court Rules Police Must Obtain Warrant before Searching Cell Phone
    In a unanimous decision issued today, the Supreme Court ruled that police cannot search the cell phones of arrested individuals without a warrant. In reaching its decision, the Court recognized that there is an immense amount of personal…
  • Jun 25

    In Riley v. California, Supreme Court Rules Police Must Obtain Warrant before Searching Cell Phone

    In Riley v. California, Supreme Court Rules Police Must Obtain Warrant before Searching Cell Phone
    In a unanimous decision issued today, the Supreme Court ruled that police cannot search the cell phones of arrested individuals without a warrant. In reaching its decision, the Court recognized that there is an immense amount of personal…
Rank this Week: 729

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
Rank this Week: 3543

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/
  • Jul 10

    News Briefs: June 2014

    News Briefs: June 2014
    » On June 3, 2014, the D.C. Council adopted a resolution to appoint Dr. David P. Milzman as a non-lawyer member of the Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure. Resolution 20-490. To retrieve a copy of the…
  • Jul 8

    Court Opinions: June 2014

    Court Opinions: June 2014
    In June 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 Court…
  • Jun 28

    Court of Appeals Holds that Denial of Special Motion to Quash Under Anti-SLAPP Act Is Immediately Appealable

    Court of Appeals Holds that Denial of Special Motion to Quash Under Anti-SLAPP Act Is Immediately Appealable
    On May 29, 2014, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals decided Doe No. 1 v. Burke, No. 13-CV-83, slip op. (D.C. May 29, 2014), in which it considered, inter alia, whether the denial of a special motion to dismiss under the District of…
Rank this Week: 1200

Baum Law Offices

Baum Law Offices

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

http://baumlawoffices.com/blog/
  • Jul 3

    What is the Maryland Estate Tax?

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

    Reckless Endangerment in Maryland

    Reckless Endangerment in Maryland
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.Maryland defines the crime of Reckless Endangerment under § 3-204 of Title 3 of its…
  • May 4

    Maryland Child Support Modification FAQ

    Maryland Child Support Modification FAQ
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.Maryland child support orders, once issued, do not change on their own. In order for the amount of…
Rank this Week: 4080

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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 25

    SEC Starts Hitting the Private Sector Hard for Pay-to-Play Violation

    SEC Starts Hitting the Private Sector Hard for Pay-to-Play Violation
    By Stefan Passantino For the first time ever, the SEC has brought a pay-to-play case against an investment advisor for making political contributions. Previously, and with the requisite lack of subtlety and fanfare you have come to expect…
  • Jun 3

    Contractor Contribution Bans Post McCutcheon – “Um, Hans, There Appear to be More Cracks in the Dike!”

    Contractor Contribution Bans Post McCutcheon – “Um, Hans, There Appear to be More Cracks in the Dike!”
    As predicted, the United States Supreme Court’s analysis in McCutcheon v. FEC threatens once again to topple the constitutional underpinnings supporting contractor bans on contributions. This time, the crack in the dike in dire need of…
Rank this Week: 1998

Nonprofit News

Nonprofit News

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

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

    U.S. Supreme Court Delivers Hobby Lobby Opinion

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

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

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

    High court ends Liberty University lawsuit over ObamaCare

    High court ends Liberty University lawsuit over ObamaCare
    The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a challenge to ObamaCare brought by a Virginia-based Christian university, ending for now one of the biggest remaining legal fights against the health care law. The justices, in turning away the…
Rank this Week: 4541

TelecomMediaTech Law Blog

TelecomMediaTech Law Blog

Covers telecommunications, media and technology law and policy. By Rini Coran, PC.

http://www.telecommediatechlaw.com
  • Jun 26

    Lessons from Aereo: Laws, Litigation and Loophole

    Lessons from Aereo: Laws, Litigation and Loophole
    In a case with far-reaching implications for the television business, for cloud computing and for new technologies, the U.S. Supreme Court found that Aereo’s online video service infringed copyrights held by television producers,…
  • May 13

    DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS: FCC ELIMINATES THE ZAPPLE DOCTRINE

    DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS: FCC ELIMINATES THE ZAPPLE DOCTRINE
    The FCC has eliminated the Zapple Doctrine, bringing to a close the last vestige of the Fairness Doctrine.  The Zapple Doctrine required that when a broadcaster provided time to a spokesperson or supporter of one candidate to discuss the…
  • Oct 20

    FCC Reopens; Issues Guidance on Revised Filing Deadline

    FCC Reopens; Issues Guidance on Revised Filing Deadline
    Now that this month's Federal Government shutdown is over, and after a 16-day suspension in normal operations, the Federal Communications Commission has issued a Public Notice announcing revised deadlines for submitting certain FCC filings.…
Rank this Week: 3077

No Papered: A Washington DC…

No Papered: A Washington DC Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Scrofano Law.

http://blog.scrofanolaw.com/
  • Jun 26

    What to expect at a DC DUI DMV Hearing

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

    Virginia Traffic Offenses: Does it Carry Points?

    Virginia Traffic Offenses: Does it Carry Points?
    As a traffic lawyer in Northern Virginia, I find that the most common question I get from clients charged with reckless driving, dui, and other traffic offenses is: will I get points for that? Of course, they should probably be more concerned…
  • Apr 25

    Arrested for Using a Fake ID: What Next?

    Arrested for Using a Fake ID: What Next?
    Using a fake ID to get into a bar, while certainly not advisable, is as common for college students as sleeping through Friday morning classes.  In the District of Columbia, like most places, using a fake id is a crime.  The DC City…
Rank this Week: 4326

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/pct-law-group-legal-insights/
Rank this Week: 4363

Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury law news and updates in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia. By Mesirow & Stravitz, PLLC.

http://www.metrodcinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    RGR, LLC v. Settle: If the Facts Don’t Fit the Law, Change the Law

    RGR, LLC v. Settle: If the Facts Don’t Fit the Law, Change the Law
    Having a case decided by a jury is one of the best features offered by the legal system in the US. The domain of the judge is to determine the law. The domain of the jury is to hear the facts of the case and assess the credibility of the…
  • May 30

    Liability for Permissive Drivers in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia

    Liability for Permissive Drivers in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia
    Most of the time, a person drives her own car. But occasionally, a vehicle owner lends her car to a friend or relative. When this happens, the friend or relative is a permissive driver. If that friend or relative injures someone else while…
  • May 13

    Damages from Being Injured in an Accident

    Damages from Being Injured in an Accident
    Recently, I read a unique article in the New York Times about what it is like to be a pedestrian run over by a vehicle. The author was run over by a delivery truck while in a crosswalk in 2007. She recounted her injuries, anecdotes from her…
Rank this Week: 3979

Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

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

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
  • Jun 23

    Ready for the New Bulk Electric System Definition?

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

    FERC Changes ROE Methodology for Public Utilitie

    FERC Changes ROE Methodology for Public Utilitie
    On June 19, 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) issued an order significantly revising its methodology for determining the base Return on Equity (“ROE”) for jurisdictional electric utility…
  • Jun 20

    EPA PUBLISHES NEW REGULATIONS ON GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

    EPA PUBLISHES NEW REGULATIONS ON GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) published this week its two proposed regulations addressing greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired Electric Generating Units…
Rank this Week: 2043

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
  • Jun 20

    First Amendment Protection: The Start of a Comeback?

    First Amendment Protection: The Start of a Comeback?
    NOTE: A version of this post first appeared on Law360.com. The author, R. Scott Oswald, is managing principal of The Employment Law Group, P.C. With Lane v. Franks, the U.S. Supreme Court has backed off slightly from the absolutism of a 2006…
  • May 23

    CFTC Gives Whistleblower $240,000 in First Award Under Dodd-Frank

    CFTC Gives Whistleblower $240,000 in First Award Under Dodd-Frank
    The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) finally made a whistleblower award under its Dodd-Frank mandate, but released virtually no information about the enforcement action that led to its $240,000 payout. Under the…
  • May 23

    Rule 345 Provides a New Shield for IRS Whistleblower

    Rule 345 Provides a New Shield for IRS Whistleblower
    A U.S. Tax Court judge on Tuesday allowed three whistleblowers to hide their identities in court for reasons that ranged from death threats to a fear of professional ostracism. The rulings by Judge Diane L. Kroupa appear to be the the first…
Rank this Week: 416