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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/
  • May 27

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: May 23-27, 2016

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: May 23-27, 2016
    I have just returned from the Midwest Small Business Government Contracting Symposium in Moline, Illinois where I presented on the topic of “Big Changes for Small Business: New Federal Contracting Rules and Regulations.” There was…
  • May 27

    Thank You, Quad Cities!

    Thank You, Quad Cities!
    I am back from a trip to the Quad Cities of Illinois and Iowa, where I gave two presentations at the Midwest Small Business Government Contracting Symposium. My first presentation focused on upcoming legal developments (including the…
  • May 26

    GAO: Awardee’s Low Price Isn’t Too Low, Absent a Price Realism Evaluation

    GAO: Awardee’s Low Price Isn’t Too Low, Absent a Price Realism Evaluation
    In a fixed-price procurement, an agency cannot reject an offeror for proposing a “too low” price unless the solicitation specifically contemplates a price realism evaluation. This point is one of several interesting issues…
Rank this Week: 3392

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • May 27

    FDA approves first implantable buprenorphine maintenance treatment for opioid addiction

    FDA approves first implantable buprenorphine maintenance treatment for opioid addiction
    On May 26, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Probuphine as part of a targeted initiative by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the FDA to reduce prescription opioid and heroin-related overdose,…
  • May 25

    FDA finally unveils new nutrition facts label

    FDA finally unveils new nutrition facts label
    Added Sugars are in. Calories From Fat are out. And would the typical American eat the package of food in one sitting? If so, those Americans will now know from the label what they will consume in that sitting. On May 20, 2016, the FDA…
  • May 24

    Australia: Review of pharmaceutical reimbursement rule

    Australia: Review of pharmaceutical reimbursement rule
    Background On 25 April 2015, the Minister for Health announced a review of the Guidelines (Guidelines) for Preparing Submissions to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC), the body that recommends which products should be…
Rank this Week: 2114

Koehler Law

Koehler Law

Uses topical issues to examine different crimes in Washington, D.C. Discusses individual crimes and defense strategies. Ruminates on the challenges of law practice and being a solo practitioner. By Jamison Koehler.

http://koehlerlaw.net
  • May 27

    What It Means To Be Heard

    What It Means To Be Heard
    The complainant is having a melt-down in the hallway. It is not my case so I have no idea what is going on. All I see are two young prosecutors trying to calm her down. The more they... Read More
  • May 3

    A Criminal Defense Lawyer Gets Mugged

    A Criminal Defense Lawyer Gets Mugged
    I am hit so hard that my boot flies off as I fall backward. The boot slides across the bricks out onto the street. Our dog scampers after it.  She thinks we are playing. I should have seen... Read More
  • Apr 27

    Feedback from Jurors After Trial

    Feedback from Jurors After Trial
    The jury is still deadlocked after three days of deliberations, and the judge declares a mistrial. She releases the jurors. Anyone interested in answering questions from the lawyers, she tells them, should stick around in the jury room....…
Rank this Week: 549

Patient Safety Blog

Patient Safety Blog

Covers healthcare, disclosure, medical error, product safety, standard of care, surgery, and travel risks. By Patrick Malone.

http://www.protectpatientsblog.com/
  • May 27

    FDA debuts first new food labels in two decades, as foes finally cave in

    FDA debuts first new food labels in two decades, as foes finally cave in
    After two decades, Uncle Sam finally has decided to change the way Americans get important health information from labels on their food. The changes required by the federal Food and Drug Administration will take full effect by July…
  • May 26

    Prescriptions for opioid painkillers fall for the first time in 20 year

    Prescriptions for opioid painkillers fall for the first time in 20 year
    Too many Americans have died for the message to sink in—28,000 in 2014 alone. But doctors finally seem to be getting a clue that they need to slash their prescribing of powerful, addictive opioid pain-killing medications. The number of…
  • May 25

    Do surgeons’ (mis)perceptions of risk play too big a role for patients’ good?

    Do surgeons’ (mis)perceptions of risk play too big a role for patients’ good?
    A globally renowned seismologist, weary of recent scaremongering reports that a major fault in California was “locked, loaded, and ready to roll,” offered a pointed scientific evaluation of risk: “You’re about as…
Rank this Week: 1051

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
  • May 27

    Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities in the Life Science

    Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities in the Life Science
    While many of the recent most highly publicized data breaches have involved high-profile consumer brands, the life sciences sector is an increasingly attractive target for a cyber attack. Criminal attackers are targeting the health sector as…
  • May 26

    CNIL’s New Role: Overseeing Website Blocking

    CNIL’s New Role: Overseeing Website Blocking
    In an April 15, 2016 report, the French Data Protection Authority, the CNIL, provided details about its little-known responsibility as overseer of the French police's website-blocking powers. The French legislature gave the CNIL this new…
  • May 25

    Why Brexit Will Not Happen (In Data Protection)

    Why Brexit Will Not Happen (In Data Protection)
    The thing about referendums is that the consequences of one outcome or another are likely to be rather disparate. If Brexit turns out to be rejected by the majority of the UK electorate, we will simply carry on as normal – quietly…
Rank this Week: 3858

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
Rank this Week: 3688

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/
Rank this Week: 4933

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: 399

Data Protection Report

Data Protection Report

Covers global privacy, data protection and cybersecurity regulatory and litigation environment. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.dataprotectionreport.com/
Rank this Week: 2136

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

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

    Wolf-Rider Introduced in House Funding Bill

    Wolf-Rider Introduced in House Funding Bill
    As recently reported by the Center for Biological Diversity, a rider has been proposed for an appropriations bill that would provide $1.5 billion to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2017.  The controversial…
  • May 19

    Senate Hears Testimony on Senator Feinstein’s Emergency Drought Relief Bill

    Senate Hears Testimony on Senator Feinstein’s Emergency Drought Relief Bill
    On May, 17, 2016, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources’ Subcommittee on Water and Energy held hearings on a number of pending bills, including S. 2533, sponsored by Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA).  The bill,…
  • May 12

    Lesser Prairie-Chicken Appeal Abandoned

    Lesser Prairie-Chicken Appeal Abandoned
    After filing an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit less than two weeks prior, on May 10, 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) filed an unopposed motion to voluntarily dismiss its appeal of the…
Rank this Week: 4982

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: 3656

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • May 25

    The Tale of the Shale: U.S. Remained the World’s Top Producer of Petroleum and Natural Gas Hydrocarbons in 2015

    The Tale of the Shale: U.S. Remained the World’s Top Producer of Petroleum and Natural Gas Hydrocarbons in 2015
    “U.S. petroleum and natural gas production first surpassed Russia in 2012, and the United States has been the world’s top producer of natural gas since 2011 and the world’s top producer of petroleum hydrocarbons since…
  • May 23

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of May 23, 2016)

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of May 23, 2016)
    Fracking Insider Readers: Below, please find this week’s Congressional activity on oil and gas issues: House: “Investigating the Culture of Corruption at the Department of the Interior.” Committee on Natural Resources,…
  • May 19

    New Natural Gas-Fired Power Plants Located Near Shale Play

    New Natural Gas-Fired Power Plants Located Near Shale Play
    “Growth in natural gas-fired generation capacity is expected to continue over the next several years, as 18.7 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity comes online between 2016 and 2018. Many of the new natural gas-fired capacity additions in…
Rank this Week: 3899

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

Covers employment and labour law issues, including industrial relations/labour and human resources, business immigration and international mobility, enterprise and collective labour agreements and occupational health and safety matters, By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
  • May 25

    VAR-declaration replaced by model agreements as of May 1, 2016

    VAR-declaration replaced by model agreements as of May 1, 2016
    As of May 1, 2016, the VAR-declaration (Verklaring Arbeidsrelatie) will be replaced by model agreements approved by the Dutch Tax Authorities for each sector or professional field. This is due to the implementation of the Assessment of…
  • May 25

    What measures are in place (or proposed) in the UK to address gender pay inequality in the workplace?

    What measures are in place (or proposed) in the UK to address gender pay inequality in the workplace?
    This post was contributed by Daniel Jacobs, Trainee Solicitor, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, London   Gender Pay Gap Reporting What is the gender pay gap? Despite a longstanding prohibition on gender discrimination, on average, woman still…
  • May 24

    Nepotism creates a conflict of interest

    Nepotism creates a conflict of interest
    This article was written by Shenaaz Munga, a Candidate Attorney at Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa The non-disclosure of a close personal relationship with someone being interviewed for employment results in a conflict of interest…
Rank this Week: 2137

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

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

    CAFC Affirms Finacea Gel Infringement Under Doctrine Of Equivalent

    CAFC Affirms Finacea Gel Infringement Under Doctrine Of Equivalent
    In Intendis GmbH v. Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc., USA, the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court decision that found infringement under the doctrine of equivalents. This case shows that the doctrine of equivalents still lives, that not…
  • May 18

    USPTO 101 Guidance: Microneedles Versus Prosthetic Device

    USPTO 101 Guidance: Microneedles Versus Prosthetic Device
    When I first wrote about the new natural products Subject Matter Eligibility Examples issued by the USPTO on May 4, 2016, I noted a puzzling difference between the treatment of a claim reciting a vaccine coated on a microneedle device versus…
  • May 16

    Amgen And Sandoz Do The Biosimilar Patent Dance Over Neulasta

    Amgen And Sandoz Do The Biosimilar Patent Dance Over Neulasta
    Amgen Inc. has filed a complaint under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA), asserting that a biosimilar application filed by Sandoz Inc. seeking approval of a biosimilar version of Neulasta® infringes two of its…
Rank this Week: 715

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/insights-news/
  • May 23

    Workplace Investigations: Common Mistakes to Avoid

    Workplace Investigations: Common Mistakes to Avoid
    When an employee lodges an internal complaint of discrimination or harassment, the employer has a legal obligation to investigate. In order to conduct an effective investigation, it is critical that all managers, supervisors and human…
  • Apr 15

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

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

    EEOC Proposed Pay Equality Changes to the EEO-1 Report

    EEOC Proposed Pay Equality Changes to the EEO-1 Report
    Earlier this year, the EEOC announced a proposed revision to the existing Employer Information Report – commonly known as the EEO-1 Report. EEOC’s announcement was made in conjunction with the White House commemoration of the 7th…
Rank this Week: 1897

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/
  • May 23

    Good Morning Vietnam

    Good Morning Vietnam
    First time in years that I agree with this President on a foreign policy matter – he should’ve lifted the Vietnam arms embargo a while ago. Acting in the U.S. national interest. What a concept … The only way President…
  • May 22

    Political Pilgrimages, Sure, But To Places Other Than Facebook HQ

    Political Pilgrimages, Sure, But To Places Other Than Facebook HQ
    Muslims go to Mecca, at least once. Catholics, well, we have smorgasbord of holy sites. Lourdes. Fatima. The Vatican. For Judaism, it is the Western Wall. To my Jewish friends, hurry, before political correctness leads to a ‘prayer…
  • May 15

    Reparations for Cuba: That Dog Does Not Hunt

    Reparations for Cuba: That Dog Does Not Hunt
    Officials with the governments of the United States and Cuba meet this week in Cuba to, allegedly, create a framework for future talks. In other words, it is a meeting about nothing. As it has done for decades, Cuba wants to discuss…
Rank this Week: 4555

Washington DC Injury Lawyer Blog

Washington DC Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers the legal rights of persons injured in car accidents and motorcycle accidents. By Lebowitz & Mzhen.

http://www.washingtondcinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4063

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: 981

Crime in the Suites

Crime in the Suites

Covers white collar defense issues, including civil forfeiture, federal crimes, federal sentencing and internet law. By the Ifrah Law Firm.

http://crimeinthesuites.com/
  • May 19

    Data Breach Lawsuits: Challenges Persist After Spokeo v. Robin

    Data Breach Lawsuits: Challenges Persist After Spokeo v. Robin
    Data breaches are as common as the common cold—unfortunately, just as incurable. Run a news search on “data breaches” and you’ll find that all kinds of institutions—major retailers, tech companies, universities,…
  • Apr 28

    Feds Open The Gates and Seize the Domain Name

    Feds Open The Gates and Seize the Domain Name
      Does the federal government have the right to seize a domain name without notice? With growing frequency, the feds have seized the domain names of thousands of websites for alleged criminal wrongdoing. The latest example is the seizure…
  • Apr 28

    Getting Started with E-Rate

    Getting Started with E-Rate
    Public schools and libraries in the U.S. can save a lot of money on Internet service by applying for the Schools and Libraries Program, a federal subsidy better known as E-Rate. E-Rate funding, capped yearly at $3.9 billion, helps eligible…
Rank this Week: 773

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • May 18

    Labor Department Makes Stealth Changes to Service Contract Act Regulation

    Labor Department Makes Stealth Changes to Service Contract Act Regulation
    We are guessing that you did not hear this morning that the U.S. Department of Labor has published final regulations widening coverage of the Service Contract Act, the law that requires workers on federal service contracts to receive…
  • May 4

    Some Mission Statements ARE Enforceable By Contract, Says ASBCA

    Some Mission Statements ARE Enforceable By Contract, Says ASBCA
    There are many prurient details one might choose to focus on in the recent Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (“ASBCA”) decision App. of—Joseph Sottolano, ASBCA No. 59777, which upheld the termination of an Army…
  • May 3

    Delay, Delay, Corporate Acquisition, No Standing

    Delay, Delay, Corporate Acquisition, No Standing
    In Universal Protection Service, LP v. United States, et al., No. 16-126C, the United States Court of Federal Claims (“COFC”) found that Universal was not a “complete successor in interest” to ABM Security Services.…
Rank this Week: 4003

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • May 18

    Heart Attack Survival

    Heart Attack Survival
    Heart Attack Survival from Brien Roche Law Heart attack survival in large measure is a function of proper medical treatment.  Every 34 seconds someone in the U.S. has a heart attack.  Every 60 seconds someone in the U.S. dies of a…
  • May 17

    Product Liability Litigation

    Product Liability Litigation
    Product Liability Litigation from Brien Roche Law Product Liability Litigation-Research Sources Product liability litigation can be complicated.  There are a number of excellent sources for research dealing with these types of cases:…
  • May 16

    Medical Malpractice – Surgery

    Medical Malpractice – Surgery
    Medical Malpractice – Surgery from Brien Roche Law Surgical medical malpractice to some extent is a function of how often a surgeon has performed the procedure.  One very complicated procedure is the Whipple procedure which is a…
Rank this Week: 961

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Focuses on the legal issues impacting the fracking industry in response to the increasing importance of natural gas and shale, in particular, in the US energy mix. Provides commentary and analysis on all aspects of exploring and producing this abundant resource including regulatory, environmental and legislative developments. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/
  • May 18

    Quarterly Legislative Action Update: Marcellus and Utica Shale Region

    Quarterly Legislative Action Update: Marcellus and Utica Shale Region
    Our Norton Rose Fulbright Pittsburgh-Southpointe practice tracks legislative activity that we believe may impact oil and gas development within the Marcellus and Utica shale regions (Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio). This Quarterly…
  • Apr 11

    New fracking rules enter into force – England & Wale

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

    Study shows fracking linked to earthquakes in western Canada

    Study shows fracking linked to earthquakes in western Canada
    According to a study described in the March 2016 edition of the journal Seismological Research Letters, hydraulic fracturing is linked to most induced earthquakes in the Western Canadian sedimentary basin. The study looked at data for 12,289…
Rank this Week: 2113

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Reports on developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • May 17

    Blatant Infringement? Chinese brand “Uncle Martian” mirrors “Under Armour” logo

    Blatant Infringement? Chinese brand “Uncle Martian” mirrors “Under Armour” logo
    Chinese sports manufacturer Fujian Tingfeilong Sports Goods Co. Ltd., recently launched a sports clothing and footwear brand under the name “Uncle Martian.” But for their unoriginal logo, the launch of the brand would not have…
  • May 9

    New country of origin food labeling system

    New country of origin food labeling system
    The Times, They Are A Changin’: From 1 July 2016, new country of origin labeling requirements will become a reality in Australia, with a new food labeling system commencing under the Australian Consumer Law. Both consumers and…
  • May 9

    Socially responsible advertising

    Socially responsible advertising
    On April 6, 2016, the U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority considered a complaint made against Guccio Gucci SpA regarding a video, which originally appeared on the website at www.thetimes.co.uk. The advert featured several models…
Rank this Week: 2132

No Papered: A Washington DC DUI…

No Papered: A Washington DC DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Scrofano Law.

http://blog.scrofanolaw.com/
  • May 17

    DC DUI Lawyer on How to Find the Best Criminal Defense Lawyer

    DC DUI Lawyer on How to Find the Best Criminal Defense Lawyer
    Owner and founding attorney Joseph Scrofano discusses what qualities to look for when hiring an attorney. Many people think there is a single best criminal defense or DUI attorney out there. However, there is no single best criminal defense…
  • May 12

    DC DUI Lawyer on Flat Fee

    DC DUI Lawyer on Flat Fee
    Owner and founding attorney, Joseph Scrofano discusses how the firm bills clients with flat fees. When you are under investigation or facing a criminal charge, uncertainty is everywhere. Its uncertain whether you may go to jail or lose your…
  • May 11

    DC DUI Lawyer on the Right to Remain Silent

    DC DUI Lawyer on the Right to Remain Silent
    Owner and Founding Attorney Joseph Scrofano discusses the importance of exercising your right to remain silence. It is one of our most cherished and fundamental rights. The police, court, and government cannot lawfully hold it against you. We…
Rank this Week: 2284

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • May 17

    Summer Reading (and Videos) in Loewinger Lounge

    Summer Reading (and Videos) in Loewinger Lounge
    Don’t forget that the library maintains a small fiction collection in the Loewinger Lounge of the Williams Reading Room that can be checked out. Summer is a perfect time to read for fun! Some recent acquisitions of fiction include: God…
  • May 3

    Library Training for Faculty Research Assistant

    Library Training for Faculty Research Assistant
    Library Training for Faculty Research Assistants The library will be holding two training sessions for new faculty research assistants this summer.  In this training, RAs will learn about library services and policies and will gain an…
  • Apr 29

    Thomas.gov to retire on July 5

    Thomas.gov to retire on July 5
    Congress.gov has replaced Thomas.gov as the go to resource for “searchable access to bill status and summary, bill text, the Congressional Record, Congressional Record Index and committee reports, and executive actions such as…
Rank this Week: 1929

Whistleblower Law Blog

Whistleblower Law Blog

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

http://employmentlawgroupblog.com
  • May 16

    Connecticut District Court Applies Dodd-Frank Retroactively and Sends SOX Whistleblower Case to Trial

    Connecticut District Court Applies Dodd-Frank Retroactively and Sends SOX Whistleblower Case to Trial
    In Richard Trusz v. UBS Realty and UBS AG, Case No. 3:09-cv-00268,  Richard Trusz, a high-ranking executive for UBS, complained that the company followed improper procedures in its real estate valuation. These problems, Trusz claimed,…
  • Apr 29

    Whistleblowers Awarded $24 Million in Nursing Home Fraud Settlement

    Whistleblowers Awarded $24 Million in Nursing Home Fraud Settlement
    On January 12, 2016, a nursing home company and two subsidiaries agreed to pay $125 million to settle a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging that they caused skilled nursing facilities to submit false claims to the government.  The…
  • Apr 19

    Supreme Court Is Poised to Endorse “Implied Certification” in FCA Case

    Supreme Court Is Poised to Endorse “Implied Certification” in FCA Case
    By R. Scott Oswald Managing Principal, The Employment Law Group, P.C. If a government supplier quietly ignores vital rules but still bills taxpayers as if it had complied, can it be held liable under the federal False Claims Act — even…
Rank this Week: 195

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • May 15

    Yates Update: Deputy AG Remarks on Reaction to Memo

    Yates Update: Deputy AG Remarks on Reaction to Memo
    When the Department of Justice announces new guidance for individual and corporate prosecutions, the white collar bar takes notice. Thus, in September 2015, when the Department of Justice released a memorandum titled “Individual…
  • May 9

    After a Merger, Protecting Rights to Advancement and Indemnification

    After a Merger, Protecting Rights to Advancement and Indemnification
    For both companies and individual officers and directors, it’s critically important to know the protections that are available to corporate leadership before a company runs into trouble. The Delaware Chancery Court’s recent…
  • May 1

    The Inbox – An Unexpected Treat

    The Inbox – An Unexpected Treat
    As employees of the New York-based Chobani yogurt plant filed into work last Tuesday, they were met with sealed, white envelopes containing a sweet financial surprise.  Little did they know, the owner and CEO, Hamdi Ulukaya, had been…
Rank this Week: 2748

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
  • May 13

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

    Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely
    It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: new private and public initiatives on recruitment fees, including a…
  • Apr 29

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

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

    Managing Risk: Integrating CSR and Compliance Functions Effectively

    Managing Risk: Integrating CSR and Compliance Functions Effectively
    Corporate social responsibility (“CSR”) is an important component of overall enterprise risk management for many companies. That said, too often, corporate implementation of CSR commitments is reliant upon diverse functions and…
Rank this Week: 3653

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/
  • May 13

    Maryland Just Can’t Help Itself When It Comes to Pay-to-Play Revision

    Maryland Just Can’t Help Itself When It Comes to Pay-to-Play Revision
    Avid followers of the Pay to Play Law Blog know how active the State of Maryland has been over the past few years with regard to the amendment and revision of its pay-to-play framework for those contracting with or otherwise doing business…
  • Apr 1

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

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

    Enforcing Pay-to-Play Violation

    Enforcing Pay-to-Play Violation
    I recently had an interesting dialogue with a city attorney in a pay-to-pay state about a new and – from the perspective of candidates everywhere – concerning state trend in pay-to-pay enforcement: mandatory candidate…
Rank this Week: 3643

Employee Benefits Law Report

Employee Benefits Law Report

Covers legal developments and trends affecting employee benefits. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.employeebenefitslawreport.com
  • May 11

    Final fiduciary rule creates implications for plan sponsors and financial adviser

    Final fiduciary rule creates implications for plan sponsors and financial adviser
    After a drawn out and controversial regulatory review process, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) on April 6, 2016, issued final guidance that expands the definition of a “fiduciary” under the Employee Retirement Income…
  • Mar 10

    U.S. Supreme Court invalidates Vermont health care reporting law Under ERISA preemption doctrine

    U.S. Supreme Court invalidates Vermont health care reporting law Under ERISA preemption doctrine
    The United States Supreme Court ruled on March 1, 2016 in Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company that a Vermont state statute that requires health care plans to file informational report with the state is preempted by ERISA to the…
  • Jan 14

    IRS previews qualified plan determination letter changes in new guidance

    IRS previews qualified plan determination letter changes in new guidance
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued guidance on Jan. 4, 2016, that clarifies certain implications of its previously announced changes to the employee plans determination letter program. These clarifications, announced in Notice 2016-03…
Rank this Week: 3805

Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

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

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
Rank this Week: 2859

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Combat helmet maker pays $3 million to settle whistleblowers’ allegations.
    On March 7, the Department of Justice announced that Ohio-based Armorsource, LLC, had agreed to pay $3 million to resolve a whistleblower’s allegations that the company provided defective combat helmets to the U.S. Army. According to…
Rank this Week: 4105

Beyond Telecom Law Blog

Beyond Telecom Law Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Another FirstNet Milestone

    Another FirstNet Milestone
      Another marker passed on the FirstNet roadmap last week as Capability Statements from bidders interested in building, operating and maintaining the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network were submitted March 31, 2016. Final bids…
Rank this Week: 3675

Employment Update

Employment Update

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

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

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

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

    Update on Salary Increase for the FLSA White Collar Exemption

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

    New Restrictions on Tip Pooling

    New Restrictions on Tip Pooling
    By Jean Ohman Back On February 23, 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association v. Perez, which validated a new Department of Labor (DOL) regulation that limits the tip pooling practices of…
Rank this Week: 2726

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By KaiserDillon PLLC.

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 450

DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law…

DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

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

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

    Safety Strategies for Avoiding St. Patrick’s Day Accident

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

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

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

    Pedestrian Death Totals Spike in 2015

    Pedestrian Death Totals Spike in 2015
    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner Newly-released data indicates that pedestrian deaths increased by approximately 10 percent in 2015 over 2014, according to a report by the Governors Highway Safety Association. The…
Rank this Week: 560

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice…

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

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

http://www.dcmedmalblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    Studies Show Low Carb Diets Can Do Much for Heart Health

    Studies Show Low Carb Diets Can Do Much for Heart Health
    February is American Heart Month. Doctors and other health care professionals urge Americans of all ages to get regular exercise and see their doctors for regular checkups. But studies are showing there’s an under-utilized option for…
  • Feb 19

    Celebrate American Heart Month By Learning More About Heart Health

    Celebrate American Heart Month By Learning More About Heart Health
    February is American Heart Month. Since many of us hit the winter “slump” at about this time of year, it’s a great time to take a second look at your own heart health and start implementing small changes to improve it. Did…
  • Jan 27

    Hurt in 2015? How to Make 2016 a Great Year Despite Your Injury or Disability

    Hurt in 2015? How to Make 2016 a Great Year Despite Your Injury or Disability
    A bad car accident, slip and fall injury or acquired disability turned 2015 upside down for you and your family. You’re likely still struggling to come to terms with your new limitations and figure out how to get your finances, career…
Rank this Week: 887

Insurance Defense Blog

Insurance Defense Blog

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

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

    Crime stats and map - Fairfax County, Virginia

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

    A handy unofficial website that does a…

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

    Misclassification of employees as independent contractors under FSLA

    Misclassification of employees as independent contractors under FSLA
    A headline in the Christian Science Monitor caught my eye the other day: "Are you an independent contractor? Probably not, Labor Department says." The article goes on to discuss a new Department of Labor ruling concerning the…
Rank this Week: 3218

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Published by Nationally Focused Mesothelioma Attorneys. The Ferraro Law Firm

http://www.mesotheliomalawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3141

Contingency Business Litigation…

Contingency Business Litigation Attorney Blog

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

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

    Court Denies Summary Judgment in Contract Termination Case

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

    Qui Tam Claim Against USPS Transportation Contractor Survives Motion to Dismi

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

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

    Some Form of Authority Required to Hold Business Liable for Individual's Business Transaction
    A business will only be liable for the actions of an individual if that individual has some type of authority to bind the business, whether actual, apparent, or implied. A business should always know with whom they are dealing and should…
Rank this Week: 3163

Money Law Blog

Money Law Blog

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

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

    Beware: Scammers Targeting Bankruptcy Filer

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

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

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

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

    What's Worse Than a BAD Credit History? NO CREDIT HISTORY AT ALL!
    It may not be a well-know fact, but the truth is a lot of financially-responsible people are turned down for loans because they have NO history of recent borrowing. None. This may be because the person saves up and pays for purchases…
Rank this Week: 4641

TMT Law Watch

TMT Law Watch

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

http://www.tmtlawwatch.com
  • Sep 30

    Consider Fair Use Before Submitting Takedown Request

    Consider Fair Use Before Submitting Takedown Request
    By Alexis Crawford Douglas (As originally posted at K&L Gates IP Law Watch) The U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) has been a potent tool for combatting copyright infringement on the Internet. Section 512 shields…
  • Sep 29

    Consider Fair Use Before Submitting Takedown Request

    Consider Fair Use Before Submitting Takedown Request
    By Alexis Crawford Douglas (As originally posted at K&L Gates IP Law Watch) The U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) has been a potent tool for combatting copyright infringement on the Internet. Section 512 shields…
  • Sep 16

    FCC Increases Scrutiny of Text Message Consents, Warns FNB and Lyft

    FCC Increases Scrutiny of Text Message Consents, Warns FNB and Lyft
    By Sam Castic and Marty Stern Last week the FCC Enforcement Bureau issued two citations and orders against First National Bank and Lyft for alleged Telephone Consumer Protection Act violations relating to the companies’ form consents…
Rank this Week: 3855

The D.C. Law Report

The D.C. Law Report

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

http://dclaw.net/
  • Aug 2

    Court of Appeals Adopts Rescue Doctrine

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

    Court Opinions: May 2015

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

    News Briefs: April 2015

    News Briefs: April 2015
    » On April 3, 2015, the Superior Court of the District of Columbia issued an order providing for individualized determinations regarding the use of restraints in juvenile proceedings before the Family Court. Admin. Order 15-07. To…
Rank this Week: 1157

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: 4087

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
Rank this Week: 3651