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Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

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

http://www.insideprivacy.com
  • Jul 22

    Covington at #SXSWV2V: Lean Privacy Bootcamp for Entrepreneur

    Covington at #SXSWV2V: Lean Privacy Bootcamp for Entrepreneur
    At last week’s second annual South by Southwest (“SXSW”) V2V conference, described as “an extension and re-imagining of the legendary SXSW experience with an emphasis on the creative spark that drives entrepreneurial…
  • Jul 17

    FTC Staff Updates COPPA FAQs on Verifiable Parental Consent Method

    FTC Staff Updates COPPA FAQs on Verifiable Parental Consent Method
    The FTC staff has posted revisions to three Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) related to obtaining verifiable parental consent under its COPPA Rule. For a comparison of the old and new FAQs, click here. Although the changes…
  • Jul 17

    FTC Sues Amazon Over Allegedly Unauthorized In-App Purchase

    FTC Sues Amazon Over Allegedly Unauthorized In-App Purchase
    By: Nora Diamond The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) brought suit last week against Amazon.com for allegedly collecting unauthorized in-app charges in connection with children’s apps. The FTC alleges that, by failing to…
Rank this Week: 1310

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 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…
  • Jul 16

    ESA Section 9 Case Dismissed Because of Allegations re Take

    ESA Section 9 Case Dismissed Because of Allegations re Take
    Earlier this month, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed a lawsuit brought under section 9 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) because, instead of attacking a specific project or approval,…
Rank this Week: 810

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 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…
  • Jul 22

    Economic Sanctions Are Tools, Not Policie

    Economic Sanctions Are Tools, Not Policie
    One of the more curious aspects about political Washington, DC is its predictability. This is true for just about every capital city anywhere in the world. Take the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight #17. Since 2008, the Russian…
  • Jul 20

    The U.S. Must Remain a Leader for Worldwide Religious Freedom

    The U.S. Must Remain a Leader for Worldwide Religious Freedom
    Over at the American Thinker, you can read my latest piece on global religious freedom: The rich American heritage of religious freedom should suffice as a basis for robust sustained engagement. If not, the Universal Declaration of Human…
Rank this Week: 792

Price Benowitz Law Blog

Price Benowitz Law Blog

Covers Maryland and DC personal injury issues.

http://pricebenowitzlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 22

    Settlement Reached in Malpractice Suit against Johns Hopkin

    Settlement Reached in Malpractice Suit against Johns Hopkin
    The plaintiffs of a medical malpractice lawsuit against Johns Hopkins Hospital regarding a gynecologist who took pictures of his patients during their exams are set to receive $190 million in damages, as reported by the LA Times.
  • Jul 17

    Recovering the Staggering Cost of Car Crashe

    Recovering the Staggering Cost of Car Crashe
    The economic cost of highway crashes nationwide totals $277 billion a year – nearly $900 for each man, woman and child living in the USA – and ...
  • Jul 11

    Doctor Departs FDA Safety Panel Due to Conflict of Interest

    Doctor Departs FDA Safety Panel Due to Conflict of Interest
    A doctor who had previously received consulting fees from a medical device manufacturer stepped down from a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel on the safety of the device they produce, which could spread cancer in women.
Rank this Week: 2066

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: 2818

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 22

    GAO: Agency Unreasonably Failed To Consider Incumbent Employees’ Salarie

    GAO: Agency Unreasonably Failed To Consider Incumbent Employees’ Salarie
    A procuring agency unreasonably assigned an awardee an “Outstanding” score for its proposal to retain a large portion of the incumbent workforce, even though the awardee intended to offer the incumbent employees significantly…
  • Jul 21

    Agency Properly Considered Joint Venture Partners’ Past Performance, Says GAO

    Agency Properly Considered Joint Venture Partners’ Past Performance, Says GAO
    A procuring agency properly considered the past performance of a joint venture’s two partners, even though the solicitation prohibited the consideration of subcontractors’ past performance. In a recent bid protest decision, the…
  • Jul 16

    GAO: Subcontracting Uncertainty Means No HUBZone Price Preference Required

    GAO: Subcontracting Uncertainty Means No HUBZone Price Preference Required
    An agency properly refused to apply the HUBZone price preference when the agency determined HUBZone company’s proposal was unclear as to whether the company would comply with the subcontracting limits set forth in the FAR’s…
Rank this Week: 2353

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 22

    Counterfeit Equipment for Spine Surgery Spurs Lawsuit

    Counterfeit Equipment for Spine Surgery Spurs Lawsuit
    Some sleazy California surgeons and their enablers, it seems, have pulled a General Motors: They used substandard equipment that caused, if not fatalities, at least several thousand injuries to patients undergoing spinal operations. The…
  • Jul 21

    Testosterone-Suppressing Drugs Are a Bad Idea for Many Prostate Cancer Patient

    Testosterone-Suppressing Drugs Are a Bad Idea for Many Prostate Cancer Patient
    For many men diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer, drugs commonly are prescribed to suppress their production of testosterone. Despite its frequent use, these drugs have not been shown to extend patients’ lives, and they have…
  • Jul 17

    Legal Remedies for Patients Harmed by Unsafe Injection Practice

    Legal Remedies for Patients Harmed by Unsafe Injection Practice
    “Law as a Tool to Promote Healthcare Safety,” an article recently published in Clinical Governance: An International Journal, discusses how the legal system can punish health-care providers who engage in unsafe injection…
Rank this Week: 725

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: 377

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 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…
  • Jul 21

    General Motors Announces Victim Compensation Claim Plan for Ignition Switch Deaths - There Will Be No Cap!

    General Motors Announces Victim Compensation Claim Plan for Ignition Switch Deaths - There Will Be No Cap!
    On Monday, June 30, 2014, General Motors finally announced its plan to pay the families of victims killed by defective ignition switch crashes. Attorney Ken Feinberg announced the victim compensation plan at the National Press Club, just…
Rank this Week: 3475

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 22

    Does the law of innovation work against itself?

    Does the law of innovation work against itself?
    There is nothing wrong with academics obtaining research funding from corporate sponsors, and to Professor Tucker’s credit, she fully discloses her funding sources. It is important, however, to fully vet and scrutinize the resulting…
  • Jul 22

    Intel Patent Review: Wide Ranging Multimedia Innovation

    Intel Patent Review: Wide Ranging Multimedia Innovation
    Our survey of the patent applications assigned to Intel and published recently by the USPTO showed us a variety of intriguing multimedia and data services for electronic device owners. A couple of patent applications discuss means for sharing…
  • Jul 21

    Promoting Innovation: The Economics of Incentive

    Promoting Innovation: The Economics of Incentive
    Innovation is a powerful economic force and driver of both development and prosperity. Yet the Supreme Court’s recent decisions undermine the incentives to innovate in areas critical to future U.S. economic growth… Incentives are…
Rank this Week: 2367

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: 439

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 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…
  • Jun 30

    Short Wins - the Seventh Circuit Draws a Line on Supervised Release

    Short Wins - the Seventh Circuit Draws a Line on Supervised Release
    There's been a lot in the circuits in the last week, but perhaps the most surprising bit is that the Seventh Circuit issued four opinions on supervised release conditions. Supervised release may not be the sexiest of issues, but, especially…
Rank this Week: 618

Hot Button Blog

Hot Button Blog

By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.hotbuttonblog.com
  • 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…
  • Jul 10

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - July 10, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - July 10, 2014
    On June 30, in one of the most highly anticipated cases affecting the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Supreme Court ruled that closely held companies could assert a “religious objection” to the ACA contraceptive coverage…
  • Jul 9

    Infrastructure Alert - July 9, 2014

    Infrastructure Alert - July 9, 2014
    President Obama and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx have been urging Congress to fix the Highway Trust Fund before a projected funding depletion at the end of August. On July 1, Secretary Foxx sent letters to states informing…
Rank this Week: 1410

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

By Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC.

http://lawblog.boilapc.com/
  • 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 ……
  • Jul 9

    Obama Requests More Immigration Judge

    Obama Requests More Immigration Judge
    Article written by Todd Ruger, published by Legal Times.   The U.S. Department of Justice would get $64 million and about 40 additional immigration judges under President Obama’s new plan to address the increased number…
Rank this Week: 4552

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: 2716

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: 4274

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: 2918

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 21

    President Signs Executive Order Banning Federal Contractor LGBT Discrimination

    President Signs Executive Order Banning Federal Contractor LGBT Discrimination
    Ilyse Wolens Schuman Over a month after the White House first announced an impending measure preventing federal contractors from discriminating against their employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity,…
  • Jul 21

    Paid Sick Leave, Liens on Employers Still Possible From California Legislature

    Paid Sick Leave, Liens on Employers Still Possible From California Legislature
    Christopher E. Cobey The California Legislature is now taking its last extended breather of the 2013-2014 legislative session.  It began its summer break on July 3, and returns on Monday, August 4 for the sprint…
  • Jul 17

    Senators Introduced Bill Providing Tax Incentives for Offering Paid Leave

    Senators Introduced Bill Providing Tax Incentives for Offering Paid Leave
    Ilyse Wolens Schuman As more states institute mandatory paid leave laws, two U.S. Senators have introduced legislation that would provide employers with a tax incentive for offering paid time off. On July 16, Senators Deb…
Rank this Week: 2306

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 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…
  • Jul 20

    Virginia Medical Malpractice Suits Against VA Clinics Settle for Over $1 Million

    Virginia Medical Malpractice Suits Against VA Clinics Settle for Over $1 Million
    The Center for Investigative Reporting just released a report announcing that the families of four deceased military service members will collect around $1.4 million in settlement money. Caregivers treated the veterans at the Coatesville…
  • Jul 18

    Impassioned Forbes Magazine Piece Shows That Malpractice Lawsuits "Aren't Just About Money"

    Impassioned Forbes Magazine Piece Shows That Malpractice Lawsuits "Aren't Just About Money"
    How widespread is medical malpractice? What are the real costs for patients, for the medical system, for doctors and for insurers? And what can be done to fix the system's fundamental structural problems? A compelling recent piece in Forbes…
Rank this Week: 301

LexDigerati

LexDigerati

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

http://manishin.com/law
  • 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.
  • Jul 13

    Twitter Digest For Week of 07-07-2014

    Twitter Digest For Week of 07-07-2014
    Twitterstream from LexDigerati for week of 07-07-2014
Rank this Week: 3828

Chronicle of Data Protection

Chronicle of Data Protection

Covers consumer privacy, data security, HIPAA, financial privacy and EU privacy. By Hogan Lovells.

http://www.hldataprotection.com
Rank this Week: 2068

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 11

    By Terminating Its CEO, American Apparel Unexpectedly Unravels Lending Agreement

    By Terminating Its CEO, American Apparel Unexpectedly Unravels Lending Agreement
    Firing a key executive can have repercussions beyond a severance dispute or a wrongful termination or discrimination claim by the executive.  American Apparel’s recent termination of its CEO, Dov Charney, provides the latest…
Rank this Week: 3337

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 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…
  • Jul 14

    McCormick on Judicial Notice: The Difference Between “Legislative” and “Adjudicative” Fact

    McCormick on Judicial Notice: The Difference Between “Legislative” and “Adjudicative” Fact
    A court accepts a well-known and indisputable fact without taking all the time and trouble of requiring a party to prove it.  What could be more straightforward, more commonsensical, than that?  As McCormick puts it, the…
Rank this Week: 755

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • 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…
  • Jul 17

    404/File Not Found: Link Rot, Legal Citation and Projects to Preserve Precedent Symposium

    404/File Not Found: Link Rot, Legal Citation and Projects to Preserve Precedent Symposium
    The Web is fluid and mutable, and this is a “feature” rather than a “bug”. But it also creates challenges in the legal environment (and elsewhere) when fixed content is necessary for legal writers to support their…
  • Jul 10

    Special Collections Open by Appointment Only from 7/14-7/18

    Special Collections Open by Appointment Only from 7/14-7/18
    Due to short-staffing the week of the AALL Annual Conference meeting, Special Collections will be by open by appointment only from Monday, July 14th – Friday, July 18th. If you need access to SPECL materials during that week, please…
Rank this Week: 3128

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 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…
  • Jul 4

    Warning of Suicide Risk with Antidepressants Had Unintended Consequence

    Warning of Suicide Risk with Antidepressants Had Unintended Consequence
    Remember several years ago, when the FDA issued warnings about the risk of suicide for children and adolescents who were taking antidepressants? Well, stand by for an attitude adjustment. A study published last month in BMJ showed that the…
Rank this Week: 1988

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
Rank this Week: 2929

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 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…
  • Jun 26

    Staffer to US Senator Dies as a Result of a Hit and Run Accident

    Staffer to US Senator Dies as a Result of a Hit and Run Accident
    Last week, a staffer to US Senator Mark Kirk died from complications that arose about a month after she was the victim of a hit and run accident in the DC area. According to a report by 4 NBC Washington,...
Rank this Week: 1702

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: 3746

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 344

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 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…
  • Jul 2

    U.S. Court of Appeals Decision: Cell Location Data is Protected Under Individual’s Expectation of Privacy

    U.S. Court of Appeals Decision: Cell Location Data is Protected Under Individual’s Expectation of Privacy
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently considered whether cell site location data is protected by the Fourth Amendment. On June 11, 2014, the court issued its decision in favor of privacy rights: the court held that cell…
Rank this Week: 3728

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: 2260

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 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…
  • Jun 20

    H.R. 4842: New Bill Calls for Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery in Corporate Supply Chain

    H.R. 4842: New Bill Calls for Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery in Corporate Supply Chain
    On June 11, Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) introduced H.R. 4842, the Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act of 2014. The bill, if passed, would require companies to file annual reports with the…
Rank this Week: 2704

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 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…
  • Jul 3

    Aereo Grounded by Recent Supreme Court Opinion

    Aereo Grounded by Recent Supreme Court Opinion
    By Krista Consiglio* and Nickolas Milonas On Wednesday, June 25, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled that Aereo violates television broadcasters’ exclusive public performance rights under the 1976 Copyright Act.  Aereo offered streaming…
  • Jul 3

    Police Need Warrant to Search Cell Phones, Supreme Court Say

    Police Need Warrant to Search Cell Phones, Supreme Court Say
    By Elyse Schoenfeld* and Nickolas Milonas In a unanimous ruling, the Supreme Court held last week that police generally must have a warrant to search digital information on a cell phone seized during an arrest.  The decision in the case,…
Rank this Week: 2055

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: 3646

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: 2728

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: 2659

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: 2944

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: 3049

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment…

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment Blog

Covers environmental law. By Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal.

http://we-blog-meyerglitz.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    MGC Honored by Madrone Audubon Society

    MGC Honored by Madrone Audubon Society
    The Madrone Audubon Society, based in Santa Rosa, California, has given Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal, along with the Animal Legal Defense Fund, an award for “Special Recognition” in connection with the firm’s work…
  • Jun 25

    Lawsuit Filed Over Eagle Killing Rule

    Lawsuit Filed Over Eagle Killing Rule
    On behalf of the American Bird Conservancy and various individuals dedicated to eagle conservation, we have filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California challenging a recent Fish and Wildlife Service…
  • Jun 12

    Notice Of Violations Of Law Regarding Removal And Death Of Young Egrets Nesting At the San Antonio Zoo

    Notice Of Violations Of Law Regarding Removal And Death Of Young Egrets Nesting At the San Antonio Zoo
    Today, on behalf of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, we sent a letter to the Director of the San Antonio Zoo and Fish and Wildlife Service officials concerning recent news reports that the FWS has authorized the removal of…
Rank this Week: 4055

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: 2995

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: 3087

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: 2160

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: 331

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/
  • 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…
  • Jan 25

    Getting Sued? Here's One Very Easy Way to Defend.

    Getting Sued? Here's One Very Easy Way to Defend.
    A layperson is often at a disadvantage when defending against a debt collection suit filed by an attorney. The debtor as a defendant does not know the "rules of the game" and sometimes takes the advice or direction of court staff (who by the…
Rank this Week: 2268

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • 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…
  • Apr 28

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 33

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 33
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 33 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in Colorado, Oklahoma, and Virginia. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews on…
Rank this Week: 2949