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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/
  • Mar 29

    The Latest Executive Order: Any Kind of Consistency Is the Hobgoblin of Little Mind

    The Latest Executive Order: Any Kind of Consistency Is the Hobgoblin of Little Mind
    Make no mistake, the Executive Order signed by President Trump at EPA yesterday is a big deal.  Time will tell whether the Administration’s U-turn on the Obama rules currently in litigation, such as the Clean Power Plan and the…
  • Mar 28

    Promulgation of TMDLs Does Not Create a Non-Discretionary Duty to Require NPDES Permit

    Promulgation of TMDLs Does Not Create a Non-Discretionary Duty to Require NPDES Permit
    When EPA approved total maximum daily loads for the Charles River, but failed to require NPDES permits for persons discharging stormwater to the Charles, CLF sued.  CLF alleged that EPA violated a non-discretionary duty when it failed to…
  • Mar 27

    Wind Powers Texas. What Does That Say About the Future of Coal?

    Wind Powers Texas. What Does That Say About the Future of Coal?
    According to Bloomberg BNA (subscription required), last week, for the first time ever, more than 50% of the load in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas service area was supplied by wind power.  This is the state that consumes more…
Rank this Week: 3848

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/
  • Mar 29

    SDVOSB Task Order Eligibility: SBA OHA Provides Some Clarity

    SDVOSB Task Order Eligibility: SBA OHA Provides Some Clarity
    If an SDVOSB was eligible at the time of its initial offer for a multiple-award contract, the SDVOSB ordinarily retains its eligibility for task and delivery orders issued under that contract, unless a contracting officer requests a new…
  • Mar 28

    GovConVoices: Prime Management Of Subcontracts: Will ASBCA Decision Affect DCAA’s “Obsession”?

    GovConVoices: Prime Management Of Subcontracts: Will ASBCA Decision Affect DCAA’s “Obsession”?
    The Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals recently dismissed a government claim that Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems, Inc. (LMIS), failed to comply with its prime contract terms by not adequately managing its subcontractors and…
  • Mar 27

    CBCA Orders a Federal Contractor to Play the “Waiting” Game

    CBCA Orders a Federal Contractor to Play the “Waiting” Game
    When issues arise in performance of a federal contract, a contractor may seek redress from the government by filing a claim with the contracting officer. However, commencing such a claim may result in an exercise of patience and waiting by…
Rank this Week: 3544

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/
  • Mar 29

    It’s time to start eliminating regulations inhibiting patent

    It’s time to start eliminating regulations inhibiting patent
    If you are not blinded by an agenda you must recognize that patents are linked to economic success, job growth and high wage jobs. If President Trump is serious about making America Great Again and dismantling the regulatory bureaucracy that…
  • Mar 29

    Regeneron, Sanofi-Aventis sue for declaration that dermatitis treatment Dupixent doesn’t infringe Amgen patent

    Regeneron, Sanofi-Aventis sue for declaration that dermatitis treatment Dupixent doesn’t infringe Amgen patent
    Although Dupixent hasn’t been granted FDA approval as of yet, the drug has made it further than Amgen’s AMG-317, the code name for Amgen’s own IL-4 inhibitor developed during the 2000s, which failed in phase 2 clinical…
  • Mar 29

    Other Barks for Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

    Other Barks for Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
    The Supreme Court hears oral arguments in a case that could create venue limitations on patent infringement actions. A major Korean consumer tech firm files its first patent infringement suits it has ever filed in the U.S. Chinese courts…
Rank this Week: 460

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

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

    It’s Tax Time!

    It’s Tax Time!
    Don’t forget the library has some fabulous databases to assist you with your tax research. Our Federal Tax Research Guide will point you in the right direction. These databases will provide commentary on all aspects of federal tax laws.…
  • Mar 22

    Anniversary of the Stamp Act

    Anniversary of the Stamp Act
    If you’re a Facebook user, you might have seen the post from the National Museum of American History noting that today, March 22, is the anniversary of the Stamp Act. On this day in 1765, Britain enacted the Stamp Act to raise money…
  • Mar 20

    Law Library Student Survey — 2017

    Law Library Student Survey — 2017
    The Law Library is conducting its annual survey on our collections and services. Please take about a few minutes to give us your feedback. Take the 2017 Law Library Survey We promise to read every comment submitted, and we’ll do what we…
Rank this Week: 2901

Regulation tomorrow

Regulation tomorrow

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Offers resources on the global financial services regulatory environment. It reports on financial services regulatory developments and provides insights and commentary across Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States.

http://www.regulationtomorrow.com/
  • Mar 29

    Brexit and Article 50: a financial services video update

    Brexit and Article 50: a financial services video update
    Following the UK Government’s delivery to the EU of the letter triggering Article 50, Jonathan Herbst provides a brief update from a financial services perspective. Our video can be found here. To read our previous publications on…
  • Mar 29

    BaFin postpones commencement of the Remuneration Ordinance for Institutions again

    BaFin postpones commencement of the Remuneration Ordinance for Institutions again
    The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht – BaFin) has postponed the commencement of the revised Remuneration Ordinance for Institutions…
  • Mar 29

    ECB speech on FinTech and the future of banking

    ECB speech on FinTech and the future of banking
    The European Central Bank (ECB) has published a speech given by Sabine Lautenschlager, Vice-Chair of the ECB’s Supervisory Board, on fintech companies and the future of banking. In her speech Ms Lautenschlager states: “There is a…
Rank this Week: 528

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/
  • Mar 28

    Failure to Implement Workplace Harassment and Violence Policies can be Costly for Employer

    Failure to Implement Workplace Harassment and Violence Policies can be Costly for Employer
    Recent enforcement action under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”) serves as a stark reminder of an employer’s obligation to implement workplace harassment and violence policies and programs in the…
  • Mar 27

    What is the latest on employees’ rights in the event of redundancy in France?

    What is the latest on employees’ rights in the event of redundancy in France?
    Dismissing an employee due to economic difficulties is extremely delicate in France. A law dated 8th August 2016 has specified the definition of the economic grounds for dismissals, providing that economic difficulties are, in particular,…
  • Mar 27

    “Facially unacceptable” – An inexcusable ground for discrimination

    “Facially unacceptable” – An inexcusable ground for discrimination
    This article was written by Purnel Gangiah,  a Candidate Attorney at Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa The mere fact that an employer considers an employee to be disabled does not necessarily mean that the employee is in fact disabled…
Rank this Week: 2306

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: 4995

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
  • Mar 28

    ICO Issues Fine for Marketing Emails Disguised as Service Message

    ICO Issues Fine for Marketing Emails Disguised as Service Message
    The Information Commissioner's Office has issued a £70,000 fine against Flybe and a £13,000 fine against Honda Motor Europe Ltd for breaching Regulation 22 of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations by sending emails…
  • Mar 22

    FTC and NHTSA to Explore Vehicle Privacy and Security Issue

    FTC and NHTSA to Explore Vehicle Privacy and Security Issue
    The Federal Trade Commission and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are co-hosting a workshop on June 28, 2017, to explore the privacy and security issues raised by automated and connected vehicle technologies. The agencies are…
  • Mar 14

    FTC Hosts FinTech Forum on Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Technologies, Part II

    FTC Hosts FinTech Forum on Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Technologies, Part II
    As previously reported, on Thursday, March 9th, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) hosted a forum on the consumer implications of recent developments in artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain technologies. This is the second of two…
Rank this Week: 4061

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Mar 28

    U.S. Steel ITC Case Alleging Chinese Government Hacked Its Network and Stole Its Secret Formulas May Be Revived

    U.S. Steel ITC Case Alleging Chinese Government Hacked Its Network and Stole Its Secret Formulas May Be Revived
    First, a little background for those unfamiliar with the wonderful world of the International Trade Commission (ITC).  Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. § 1337) prohibits “unfair methods of competition and…
  • Mar 22

    Marijuana and Privacy: A Primer

    Marijuana and Privacy: A Primer
    Legal marijuana is America’s fastest-growing industry. According to ArcView Market Research, cannabis revenue is expected to exceed $22 billion by 2020—nearly double that of the NFL. This past year, Colorado saw its sales reach…
  • Mar 20

    New Mexico, One of the Last Holdouts, Sends Data Breach Notification Law to Governor

    New Mexico, One of the Last Holdouts, Sends Data Breach Notification Law to Governor
    New Mexico is one of the few remaining states to not have a law requiring companies to notify consumers when their information is part of a data breach.  This, however, might change very soon.  Last Wednesday, the New Mexico…
Rank this Week: 4031

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

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

    Bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act fails to pa

    Bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act fails to pa
    On Friday, March 24, the American Health Care Act (“AHCA”), the bill to repeal and replace President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), failed to garner enough support in the House of Representatives for…
  • Mar 23

    NICE to fast-track more medicine approvals but wider changes do not impress industry

    NICE to fast-track more medicine approvals but wider changes do not impress industry
    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) produces guidance in a number of forms including technology appraisals. Technology appraisals are recommendations on the use of medicines and treatments within NHS England. The…
  • Mar 22

    CVS customers denied class certification in lawsuit alleging overcharging for generic prescription

    CVS customers denied class certification in lawsuit alleging overcharging for generic prescription
    On Tuesday, March 21st, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California denied class certification in a suit alleging that CVS had overcharged insurance companies for generic prescriptions, resulting in higher copayments for…
Rank this Week: 2305

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/
  • Mar 27

    GAO, states jump into battles to rein in Big Pharma’s sky-high price

    GAO, states jump into battles to rein in Big Pharma’s sky-high price
    Big Pharma’s skyrocketing prices are finally in for some real scrutiny by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), as well as new initiatives in the Maryland and New York statehouses. The GAO—the independent, nonpartisan…
  • Mar 26

    Will the Trumpcare fiasco mean that health care is finally accepted as a right?

    Will the Trumpcare fiasco mean that health care is finally accepted as a right?
    A GOP assault on American health care has been turned aside, for now. But major questions have been exposed that will need answering if we as a country are ever to come together over health care. Do we recognize that health…
  • Mar 24

    Nursery products send thousands of toddlers to ERs each year, study find

    Nursery products send thousands of toddlers to ERs each year, study find
    Despite years of public and regulatory pressure, manufacturers continue to dump risky nursery products into the market, sending tens of thousands of children each year to emergency rooms for treatment. These injuries also increased markedly…
Rank this Week: 1017

NextGen Financial Services Report

NextGen Financial Services Report

By Dykema. Provides news and analysis of legal issues affecting the financial services industry.

http://www.nextgenfinancialservicesreport.com/
  • Mar 27

    OCC’s Fintech Charter Proposal: The End of State Licensing As We Know It? Comments Due April 14

    OCC’s Fintech Charter Proposal: The End of State Licensing As We Know It? Comments Due April 14
    For nonbank providers of consumer financial services, one of the most challenging parts of doing business is the need to comply with the laws of multiple states. Entities like money transmitters and consumer lenders typically must obtain…
  • Feb 28

    Competition for Nonbank Small-Dollar Lending?

    Competition for Nonbank Small-Dollar Lending?
    As long as nonbank small-dollar lending faces additional regulation and regulatory scrutiny, as we have previously discussed, the role of small-dollar loans made by traditional depository institutions should not be ignored. To date, bank and…
  • Feb 22

    The Enduring Role of the States and Cities in Small-Dollar Lending

    The Enduring Role of the States and Cities in Small-Dollar Lending
    As discussed in our previous post, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has proposed a regulation that would impose numerous requirements regarding small-dollar lending. Unquestionably, that rule would be significant because it…
Rank this Week: 2157

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: 1086

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: 1114

Classified: The Class Action Blog

Classified: The Class Action Blog

A blog focused on the latest class action developments and trends by the attorneys of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 1859

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
Rank this Week: 3850

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/
  • Mar 24

    Singapore cybersecurity – new amendments introduce four key change

    Singapore cybersecurity – new amendments introduce four key change
    Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs has announced amendments to the Republic’s cybersecurity laws, i.e. the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act (CMCA), after a series of high-profile cyberattacks in recent years. The Computer…
  • Mar 24

    Event: Cybersecurity Updates in the Financial Services Sector – April 6, 2017

    Event: Cybersecurity Updates in the Financial Services Sector – April 6, 2017
    Please join us for a 40-minute briefing on the latest developments in cybersecurity and what the financial services sector needs to know in order to comply. There are new regulatory initiatives at the international, US national and…
  • Mar 20

    The Long Arm of Canadian Privacy Law

    The Long Arm of Canadian Privacy Law
    Earlier this year, a Canadian trial court ruled that Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) has extra-territorial application and restricts the dissemination of personal information…
Rank this Week: 2307

Property Casualty Focus

Property Casualty Focus

Focused on legal developments in the property-casualty industry. By Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://propertycasualtyfocus.com/
Rank this Week: 1853

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/
  • Mar 22

    What’s in a name? How to protect yourself if your name is your personal brand

    What’s in a name? How to protect yourself if your name is your personal brand
    Cher, Prince, Oprah, Bono – all of these celebrities have one thing in common – the capacity to be recognised by nothing more than a single name. For businesses which are built on the success of a personal brand, a name can be a…
  • Mar 7

    Productivity Commission’s Report on Australia’s IP system

    Productivity Commission’s Report on Australia’s IP system
    The Inquiry Report into Intellectual Property Arrangements recently published by the Productivity Commission (Report) argues that Australia’s IP system is weighted too heavily in favour of rights holders and against the interests of the…
  • Mar 6

    Protecting Australian brands in China

    Protecting Australian brands in China
    Summary China continues to emerge as one of the most important intellectual property (IP) destinations for Australians, having overtaken the US and New Zealand as Australia’s predominant destination market for Australian trade marks…
Rank this Week: 2313

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Mar 22

    Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Joins List of Endangered Species Despite Delay

    Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Joins List of Endangered Species Despite Delay
    On January 11, 2017, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) published a final rule listing the rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis) as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  The rusty patched bumble bee’s…
  • Mar 17

    Texas Federal Court Grants Preliminary Injunction Based On Sea Turtle Concern

    Texas Federal Court Grants Preliminary Injunction Based On Sea Turtle Concern
    On March 13, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas granted a preliminary injunction relying primarily on Endangered Species Act (ESA) claims, halting operation of a mooring project on the Lydia Ann Channel near…
  • Mar 9

    D.C. Circuit Reinstates Gray Wolf Delisting in Wyoming

    D.C. Circuit Reinstates Gray Wolf Delisting in Wyoming
    On March 3, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld a final rule delisting the gray wolf in Wyoming under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Defenders of Wildlife v. Zinke, No. 14-5300 (D.C. Cir. Mar. 3,…
Rank this Week: 5074

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Mar 20

    Domestic Crude Oil Production Down in 2016

    Domestic Crude Oil Production Down in 2016
    According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, ““Despite increasing crude oil prices throughout most of 2016, total U.S. crude oil production in 2016 was below its 2015 level. However, monthly production began growing in…
  • Mar 3

    Fracking Insider’s Wayne D’Angelo Testifies to Congress on Barriers to Infrastructure

    Fracking Insider’s Wayne D’Angelo Testifies to Congress on Barriers to Infrastructure
    Please check out our Fracking Insider colleague, Wayne D’Angelo, who testified before two House Government Reform Subcommittees on barriers to infrastructure, including energy infrastructure.…
  • Feb 2

    Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee is a Chevron Skeptic

    Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee is a Chevron Skeptic
    On January 31, President Trump introduced Judge Neil Gorsuch as his nominee for the Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia.  Gorsuch, who currently sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, has been…
Rank this Week: 4058

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
  • Mar 18

    You Can’t Plead Guilty Without Admitting Guilt

    You Can’t Plead Guilty Without Admitting Guilt
    I am watching a guilty plea from the gallery.   The prosecutor reads out the alleged facts from the police report, and the defendant says, yes, that is what happened. The colloquy continues. The defendant then tells the judge...…
  • Nov 30

    When It Comes to “Draining the Swamp,” Donald Trump Is No Al Gore

    When It Comes to “Draining the Swamp,” Donald Trump Is No Al Gore
    Donald Trump is an amateur. We suspected this before the election. Now we know it. He is also too vain, too self-centered, to realize that he is in over his head.  It is not that he is not... Read More
  • Nov 14

    You Voted For Him Anyway

    You Voted For Him Anyway
    Dear Trump Voter: Yes, I am talking to you. You should be ashamed of yourself. You knew about the racism, the misogyny, the xenophobia, the narcissism, and the vanity. You knew about the ignorance, the inexperience, and his... Read More
Rank this Week: 4963

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: 3874

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Mar 13

    Biosimilar Remedies Not Limited Without Full Patent Dance

    Biosimilar Remedies Not Limited Without Full Patent Dance
    The judge presiding over the pending biosimilar litigation between Janssen and Celltrion/Hospira has issued guidance regarding the ramifications of a potential standing defect. Judge Wolf opined that Janssen’s biosimilar remedies would…
  • Mar 6

    Will The Avastin Biosimilar Patent Dance Go On?

    Will The Avastin Biosimilar Patent Dance Go On?
    Judge Sleet of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware has dismissed Genentech’s complaint against Amgen for allegedly failing to comply with the the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA), but the…
  • Feb 27

    PTAB Puts Method Of Treatment Patents Under The 101 Knife

    PTAB Puts Method Of Treatment Patents Under The 101 Knife
    While the Supreme Court decisions in Myriad and Mayo have been applied to diagnostic-type claims, method of treatment patents were thought to be safe from the recent judicial expansion of the patent-(in)eligibility doctrine.…
Rank this Week: 4051

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 165

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Mar 8

    Ex-General Counsel Dodged Privilege Claims Before $14.5 Million Verdict

    Ex-General Counsel Dodged Privilege Claims Before $14.5 Million Verdict
    In our last post, we detailed how Sanford Wadler, the former general counsel of Bio-Rad Laboratories, won a $14.5 million verdict against Bio-Rad. Before Wadler could get to a jury, however, he had to surmount a significant hurdle: Bio-Rad…
  • Mar 1

    How Did This Ex-General Counsel Win $14.5 Million From His Former Employer?

    How Did This Ex-General Counsel Win $14.5 Million From His Former Employer?
    Companies entrust their in-house attorneys with sensitive and confidential information in order to obtain legal advice on important matters. Thus, when an in-house attorney turns on his or her employer, the repercussions can be significant. …
  • Feb 14

    Beware the Deadlock: Delaware Courts Step in on Corporate Dysfunction

    Beware the Deadlock: Delaware Courts Step in on Corporate Dysfunction
    The board of directors controls a corporation, but individual directors don’t always agree on the future direction of the company. Sometimes, boards can split into factions. A company’s CEO may align himself with one side and…
Rank this Week: 2423

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/
Rank this Week: 3055

D.C. Law Blog

D.C. Law Blog

A blog for lawyers about civil litigation in the D.C. Courts.

http://melcherlaw.com/dc-law-blog
Rank this Week: 2281

D.C. Law Blog

D.C. Law Blog

Covers civil litigation in the District of Columbia. By Douglas C. Melcher.

http://melcherlaw.com/dc-law-blog
Rank this Week: 2212

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
  • Mar 6

    Hurry up and wait: ERISA fiduciary rule delayed

    Hurry up and wait: ERISA fiduciary rule delayed
    While it took longer than many expected, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule that would provide a 60-day delay to the application of the new fiduciary rule and related prohibited transaction exemptions. As we reported in our…
  • Jan 11

    2017’s fiduciary rules are near. Are plan sponsors ready?

    2017’s fiduciary rules are near. Are plan sponsors ready?
    In the plan sponsor and financial adviser community, as 2016 gives way to 2017, all eyes will be on the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule. As we blogged previously, the new rule will impose many new obligations on advisers, and…
  • Aug 23

    IRS issues proposed Code Section 409A regulations clarifying many nonqualified deferred compensation plan issue

    IRS issues proposed Code Section 409A regulations clarifying many nonqualified deferred compensation plan issue
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently published proposed regulations under Internal Revenue Code Section 409A. The proposed regulations clarify 19 policy items addressed in the final regulations published in 2007 and also in proposed…
Rank this Week: 3943

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/
  • Mar 2

    When A Threat Becomes A Crime

    When A Threat Becomes A Crime
    A Miami Beach man was recently accused of threatening President Trump on Twitter. He sent the threat directly to Secret Service, challenging them to stop his Inauguration Day surprise. They did, and Dominic Puopolo, who used the…
  • Feb 1

    Will Clemency Continue?

    Will Clemency Continue?
    There are many big policy changes happening in Washington these days and they receive appropriate press coverage. But, there are also many smaller changes that can have literally life changing effects on citizens, which are not generally…
  • Jan 17

    Alexa: Play Confession

    Alexa: Play Confession
    It sits in your house, passively recording everything you say.  It knows what you like.  It knows what you listen to.  It knows what you buy.  It knows who’s in the room with you.  And now, it might tell the…
Rank this Week: 4788

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/
  • Mar 1

    PA DEP addresses possible link between local earthquakes and fracking

    PA DEP addresses possible link between local earthquakes and fracking
    Pennsylvania’s environmental regulators last month addressed a potential link between a string of small local earthquakes and hydraulic fracturing in the Utica Shale. The state’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)…
  • Jan 20

    PA Department of Environmental Protection’s negotiating power fracked

    PA Department of Environmental Protection’s negotiating power fracked
    Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) may see new challenges in negotiating settlements with purported violators of Pennsylvania’s Clean Stream Law.  A recent Pennsylvania appellate court ruled that ongoing…
  • Dec 22

    Quarterly Legislative Activity Update: Marcellus and Utica Shale Region

    Quarterly Legislative Activity 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…
Rank this Week: 993

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Covers antitrust. By Doyle, Barlow & Mazard PLLC.

https://www.antitrustlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 28

    No Attorney Fees Under the FTC Act

    No Attorney Fees Under the FTC Act
    On February 28, 2017, U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan ruled that Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia AGs were not entitled to $175,000 in legal fees for their efforts in the Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”)…
  • Feb 24

    Anthem and DOJ Head to the D.C. Circuit

    Anthem and DOJ Head to the D.C. Circuit
    Anthem Cigna Merger Blocked February 8, 2017 On February 8, 2017, Judge Jackson blocked Anthem Inc.’s (“Anthem”) acquisition of Cigna Corp. (“Cigna”) finding that the merger would likely harm competition. …
  • Feb 17

    FTC Acting Chair Ohlhausen Makes Appointment

    FTC Acting Chair Ohlhausen Makes Appointment
    On February 16, 2017, Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Acting Chairman of FTC, announced that she appointed Abbott (Tad) Lipsky, a partner at the law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP, to be the Acting Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition,…
Rank this Week: 2160

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/insights-news/
Rank this Week: 2725

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 9

    Medical Malpractice Informed Consent

    Medical Malpractice Informed Consent
    Medical Malpractice Informed Consent from Brien Roche Law Professor George Annas from Boston University’s School of Public Health recently contended at a meeting of the American Bar Association that informed consent was under attack.…
  • Jan 7

    Filing Suit in Federal Court

    Filing Suit in Federal Court
    Filing Suit in Federal Court from Brien Roche Law Filing suit in federal court requires first an analysis of whether that court has what is called subject matter jurisdiction.Subject matter jurisdiction in federal court is based on either…
  • Jan 7

    Handling Fire Case

    Handling Fire Case
    Handling Fire Cases from Brien Roche Law Cigarette Fires Cigarette fire cases involve interesting issues of product liability law. Many household fires are caused by cigarettes according to injury attorney Brien Roche.  Everybody knows…
Rank this Week: 3098

Patent Challenges

Patent Challenges

By Norton, Rose, Fulbright. Provides reports, updates, commentary and insight on new decisions and other happenings related to post-issuance proceedings (IPR, PGR and CBM) at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO.

http://www.patentchallenges.com/
  • Feb 7

    District Court holds that IPR estoppel does not apply to grounds denied institution on the merit

    District Court holds that IPR estoppel does not apply to grounds denied institution on the merit
    In Verinata Health, Inc. v. Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc., Judge Susan Illston of the Northern District of California held that the IPR estoppel statute, 35 U.S.C. § 315(e), does not apply to invalidity grounds asserted in an IPR petition but…
  • Jan 18

    Federal Circuit rules that PTAB’s decision on time-bar is still not appealable

    Federal Circuit rules that PTAB’s decision on time-bar is still not appealable
    A Federal Circuit panel recently confirmed that 35 U.S.C. § 314(d) does not permit appeal of a decision by the PTAB that an IPR petitioner is not time-barred under 35 U.S.C. § 315(b). Wi-Fi One, LLC v. Broadcom Corporation, No.…
  • Nov 16

    Federal Circuit Rejects PTAB’s Analysis of Motion to Amend

    Federal Circuit Rejects PTAB’s Analysis of Motion to Amend
    In Veritas Technologies LLC v. Veeam Software Corporation, the Federal Circuit concluded that the PTAB erred in denying Patent Owner’s motion to amend claims in an IPR proceeding and remanded to the PTAB for further consideration of the…
Rank this Week: 2309

No Papered: A Washington DC DUI…

No Papered: A Washington DC DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Scrofano Law.

http://blog.scrofanolaw.com/
  • Feb 3

    Deportation for Minor Traffic Offenses in Trump’s America

    Deportation for Minor Traffic Offenses in Trump’s America
    On January 25, 2016, Trump signed two draconian executive orders targeting legal and illegal immigrants in the United States. There has been much attention regarding the executive orders barring refugees and any citizens’ entry of seven…
  • Jan 11

    SCROFANO LAW PC TO OFFER PRO BONO SERVICES TO PEACEFUL PROTESTORS ARRESTED DURING INAUGURATION WEEKEND

    SCROFANO LAW PC TO OFFER PRO BONO SERVICES TO PEACEFUL PROTESTORS ARRESTED DURING INAUGURATION WEEKEND
    Scrofano Law PC, a premiere criminal defense and civil rights firm in Washington, DC, will be offering pro bono representation to any peaceful protesters arrested during inauguration weekend. CONTACT US AT 1-866-701-5450 or 202-765-3175…
  • Nov 11

    DC Police Officer Arrested for DUI While on Duty

    DC Police Officer Arrested for DUI While on Duty
    According to a recent news article from NBC 4 Washington, an officer of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) was just arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.  The officer was arrested after his supervising officer…
Rank this Week: 2888

Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

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

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
  • Jan 13

    Debra Roby & Andrea Sarmentero Garzon Featured in District Energy Magazine

    Debra Roby & Andrea Sarmentero Garzon Featured in District Energy Magazine
            Jennings, Strouss & Salmon energy attorneys, Debra Roby & Andrea Sarmentero Garzon, are featured in the latest edition of District Energy magazine. Read the full article: In the wake of Hughes v. Talen…
  • Oct 24

    Gerit F. Hull Featured in District Energy Magazine

    Gerit F. Hull Featured in District Energy Magazine
      Jennings, Strouss & Salmon attorney, Gerit F. Hull, is featured in the latest edition of District Energy magazine. Read the full article: D.C. Circuit to address PJM capacity market rules affecting renewables and demand resource
  • Oct 11

    Energy Companies Need to Ready Themselves for New CFTC Position Limits Regime

    Energy Companies Need to Ready Themselves for New CFTC Position Limits Regime
    A recent public statement by Timothy Massad, the Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC” or “Commission”) indicates that the CFTC still plans to finalize its position limits rule before the end of…
Rank this Week: 3006

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/
  • Jan 9

    The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming

    The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming
    For those of us who are old enough to have come of political age during the Cold War, Russian meddling in U.S. political, economic, and global business is not news. They’ve been at it for more than 50 plus years, even during World War…
  • Jan 7

    Iran Ally Sworn in As Venezuelan Vice President

    Iran Ally Sworn in As Venezuelan Vice President
    Had enough news or spin on alleged Russia hacking? Well in other news this week, in Venezuela a Hezbollah ally, a supporter of terrorists in the Americas as well as the Middle East, a friend of Communist Cuba, and alleged drug dealer Tareck…
  • Jan 2

    The Cuba Travel Sector is Modern Day Serfdom

    The Cuba Travel Sector is Modern Day Serfdom
    Under US law, Americans, including American corporations or foreign corporations with a US connection, are prohibited from financing transactions in Cuba involving any confiscated property the claim to which is owned by a United States…
Rank this Week: 532

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Dec 28

    Ten Chief Characterization amidst a High-quality Virtual Information

    Ten Chief Characterization amidst a High-quality Virtual Information
    Virtual data rooms are becoming more and more popular in the business realm worldwide. Investment bankers, lawyers and top managers of firms feel the need for the functional and secure environment to store their information and to complete…
  • Dec 21

    You Can Win a Protest Even Though the Protest is not Sustained

    You Can Win a Protest Even Though the Protest is not Sustained
    Every year, the Government Accountability Office reports to Congress several statistics relating to GAO’s bid protest function. The big news this year is that the “Sustain Rate” — the percentage of protests that…
  • Dec 12

    Attorney’s knowledge of basis for protest may not always trigger client’s obligation to protest

    Attorney’s knowledge of basis for protest may not always trigger client’s obligation to protest
    Bid protests present lawyers and their clients with a dilemma. On the one hand, ethical rules require attorneys to consult with the client about the means by which the client’s objectives are to be accomplished and to explain a matter…
Rank this Week: 4145

Whistleblower Law Blog

Whistleblower Law Blog

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

http://employmentlawgroupblog.com
Rank this Week: 385

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/
Rank this Week: 3853

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 22

    Cars — the worst purchase you’ll ever make. Here’s why.

    Cars — the worst purchase you’ll ever make. Here’s why.
    © Daniel Steger for openphoto.net The biggest money pit I see when I interview prospects with financial problems is the car — always.  I have even seen people paying half of their disposable income in car payments (plus…
  • Nov 22

    Cars — the worst purchase you’ll ever make. Here’s why.

    Cars — the worst purchase you’ll ever make. Here’s why.
    The biggest money pit I see when I interview prospects with financial problems is the car — always.  I have even seen people paying half of their disposable income in car payments (plus insurance, tolls, repairs, maintenance,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3319

National Registry of Workers'…

National Registry of Workers' Compensation Specialists Blog

Focuses on workers' compensation, safety and risk manangement.

http://www.nrwcs.com/blog
  • Nov 3

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  • Nov 3

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  • Jul 12

    Why Every Contractor Should Require Workers’ Comp Insurance

    Why Every Contractor Should Require Workers’ Comp Insurance
    Effective risk management is not only about how best to control risk but also a plan to be able to include hired subcontractors in the workers’ compensation coverage. The coverage workers’ compensation provides is a measure of…
Rank this Week: 3250

Case Notes Blog

Case Notes Blog

Covers federal, DC and Virginia law. By the Kaplan Law Firm.

http://www.thekaplanlawfirm.com/blog.php
  • Sep 28

    The Kaplan Law Firm Files Second Appeal in Important First Amendment Matter

    The Kaplan Law Firm Files Second Appeal in Important First Amendment Matter
    I represent a client who was found in 2014 to have committed the crime of stalking because he truthfully told others that another person had had an affair with his wife.  Although what my client said may have embarrassed his wife’s…
  • Aug 25

    Further Briefing in Important Fourth Circuit Civil Rights Case—Villa v. CavaMezze Grill

    Further Briefing in Important Fourth Circuit Civil Rights Case—Villa v. CavaMezze Grill
    Opposing counsel in the Villa v. CavaMezze Grill case has filed their brief in opposition to our appeal in this Title VII case, which is currently pending in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and I have filed The Kaplan Law Firm’s…
  • Jul 28

    Amicus Briefs Filed in Title VII Sex Discrimination/Retaliation Case

    Amicus Briefs Filed in Title VII Sex Discrimination/Retaliation Case
    The case I mentioned in my June 30 post, Villa v. Cavamezze Grill LLC, is moving forward.  The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers’ Association (MWELA) have…
Rank this Week: 3586