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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 4

    Demand Letter Legislation Must be Narrowly Tailored

    Demand Letter Legislation Must be Narrowly Tailored
    An effort to address bad actors may unnecessarily create significant hurdles for innovators seeking to enforce or license the rights to their own innovations. The fear of unintended consequences requires targeted reform that will specifically…
  • Mar 4

    Google acquires Softcard, setting up mobile payment showdown with Apple

    Google acquires Softcard, setting up mobile payment showdown with Apple
    Softcard’s patents and their ability to protect Google Wallet against any potential legal challenges from Apple may be a much more important aspect of the acquisition than Softcard itself, which had struggled financially and laid off…
  • Mar 3

    Fee-shifting won’t do anything to stop Patent Troll

    Fee-shifting won’t do anything to stop Patent Troll
    The company that just forcefully promised to fight the troll at all costs now can’t write the check fast enough. The case settles, the corporation feels vindicated because they didn’t have to pay their high priced attorneys for…
Rank this Week: 4393

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: 1181

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 3

    Insights on the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2015

    Insights on the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2015
    On Friday, February 27, the White House released its promised draft privacy and data security legislation. The proposed Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2015 contains few, if any, surprises and would codify the framework that the White…
  • Mar 3

    Hogan Lovells at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2015!

    Hogan Lovells at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2015!
    Hogan Lovells’ leading Privacy and Information ‎Management practice will actively participate at this week's IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2015. Enclosed is a listing of events in which our lawyers will be featured.
  • Mar 2

    Department of Education Issues “Model Terms of Service” and Other Guidance on Student Privacy Compliance

    Department of Education Issues “Model Terms of Service” and Other Guidance on Student Privacy Compliance
    On February 26, the U.S. Department of Education issued guidance aimed at assisting schools and school districts when considering whether the use of online educational services and mobile applications complies with student privacy laws. The…
Rank this Week: 1663

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
Rank this Week: 4399

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 3

    Why Can’t Government ‘Experts’ Settle on Nutritional Guidelines?

    Why Can’t Government ‘Experts’ Settle on Nutritional Guidelines?
    As widely reported last month, including in the New York Times, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has eased some of its previous restrictions on fat and cholesterol, and recommended that Americans significantly reduce how much sugar…
  • Mar 2

    Another Effort to Hide Doctors Behaving Badly

    Another Effort to Hide Doctors Behaving Badly
    Several years ago, the New York State Health Department began publishing physician profiles consumers could review to help determine the doctors’ competence. In December, NYDoctorProfile.com was visited 35,000 times, clearly a popular…
  • Feb 27

    Why Can’t Doctors Face Death with Honest Conversation with Patients?

    Why Can’t Doctors Face Death with Honest Conversation with Patients?
    Few things are harder than watching your spouse die, especially when he’s in the prime of life. That sad situation was made worse for one woman because her husband’s doctors never spoke frankly about his prognosis. Nora Zamichow…
Rank this Week: 734

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 3

    Saidi v. U.S.: No Special Findings in Defense-of-Property Case

    Saidi v. U.S.: No Special Findings in Defense-of-Property Case
    You are allowed to use a reasonable amount of force to protect property.  This is true “regardless of any actual or threatened injury to the property by the trespasser.”  Moreover, upon timely request with sufficient…
  • Feb 25

    Three Voices in Writing

    Three Voices in Writing
                            H/T Ken White
  • Feb 12

    #Serial: No Miscarriage of Justice in the Adnan Syed Case

    #Serial: No Miscarriage of Justice in the Adnan Syed Case
    Over at our private family page on Facebook, we have been having a lively discussion about Serial, the This American Life podcast that investigates the 1999 murder of Baltimore County high school senior Hae Min Lee. Lee’s former…
Rank this Week: 535

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 3

    Self Righteousness Still Does Not Help the Environmentalists’ Cause

    Self Righteousness Still Does Not Help the Environmentalists’ Cause
    Fully five years ago, I noted that the cavalier treatment by government officials of FOIA requests made by opponents of government policy revealed a degree of self-righteousness that was both offensive and self-defeating – because it…
  • Mar 2

    MassDEP — A Voice of Reason in the Stormwater Permitting Debate

    MassDEP — A Voice of Reason in the Stormwater Permitting Debate
    EPA has been working to craft a general permit for small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems for quite some time.  The most recent draft permit, published last September, has received significant comment, most recently from the…
  • Feb 27

    No Competitors In My Backyard?

    No Competitors In My Backyard?
    In Paradise Lost, John Milton wrote that “easy is the descent into Hell, for it is paved with good intentions.”  A modern environmental lawyer might say that the road to waste, inefficiency, and obstruction is paved with good…
Rank this Week: 4517

Washington D.C. Employment Law…

Washington D.C. Employment Law Update

Covers labor and employment law developments in Washington, D.C. By Littler.

http://www.littler.com/blog/dc-employment-law-update
Rank this Week: 1630

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By Kaiser, LeGrand & Dillon PLLC.

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    Short Wins - the Third Level Edition

    Short Wins - the Third Level Edition
    The third level for acceptance of responsibility is interesting - it's one area where some courts have held the government has pretty much unfettered discretion to decide whether or not it should apply. Basically, a person is supposed to get…
  • Feb 12

    The Seventh Circuit Continues to Make Entrapment Meaningful

    The Seventh Circuit Continues to Make Entrapment Meaningful
    Entrapment is making a comeback. As a defense I mean. It started making a comeback as a government tactic shortly after September 11 before it migrated to the non-national security law enforcement world. And the Seventh Circuit appears to…
  • Feb 11

    Short Wins - the Restitution Edition

    Short Wins - the Restitution Edition
    In this set of short wins, the one that I'd like to call attention to is United States v. Cuti. Restitution is not a sexy issue. It isn't as fun to read about as, say, a Brady fight, or a glaring evidentiary problem at a trial. But it's…
Rank this Week: 560

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Mar 2

    Government claims under wage and hour laws are not going away.

    Government claims under wage and hour laws are not going away.
    On February 26, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the following enforcement statistics on its blog: During fiscal year 2014, DOL’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigations found more than $240 million owed to more…
  • Feb 6

    Follow the Instruction

    Follow the Instruction
    Remember that time as a kid when you tried to assemble a model airplane without reading the instructions, or that weekend last summer you put together a new barbecue grill without looking at the manual first? It didn’t work out too…
  • Jan 28

    Proposed rule would give new protections to contractor employees that blow the whistle on Government employee

    Proposed rule would give new protections to contractor employees that blow the whistle on Government employee
    The federal government has an agency called the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) whose mission includes receiving complaints from federal employees of alleged wrongdoing by other federal employees and investigating claims of retaliation…
Rank this Week: 4122

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Mar 1

    Federal Circuit Upholds Patent Term Adjustment Deduction For IDS Filed After Restriction Requirement

    Federal Circuit Upholds Patent Term Adjustment Deduction For IDS Filed After Restriction Requirement
    In Gilead Sciences, Inc. v. Lee, the Federal Circuit upheld the USPTO’s interpretation of the Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) statute as permitting the USPTO to charge “Applicant Delay” when an Information Disclosure Statement…
  • Feb 25

    A Second Look At The Innovation Act Obviousness Type Double Patenting Statute

    A Second Look At The Innovation Act Obviousness Type Double Patenting Statute
    When the Innovation Act first was introduced, I was skeptical of the proposed obviousness-type double patenting statute. I did not understand why some thought that patents that fall under the First-Inventor-To-File provisions of the American…
  • Feb 23

    Court Cites Objects Of Invention In Claim Construction

    Court Cites Objects Of Invention In Claim Construction
    Pacing Technologies, LLC v. Garmin International, Inc. is one of those Federal Circuit decisions that may send patent practitioners running to their files to double-check the phrasing used in their patent applications. Not only did the court…
Rank this Week: 2117

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: 376

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Mar 1

    The Inbox – This One’s for the Bird

    The Inbox – This One’s for the Bird
    Craig Watts, a chicken farmer from North Carolina, recently brought a whistleblower complaint against Perdue, claiming that the poultry seller retaliated against him for bringing certain animal welfare claims to light.  Mr. Watts owns…
  • Feb 25

    In Argument in Abercrombie & Fitch Case, Court Offers Solutions for Headscarf Issue

    In Argument in Abercrombie & Fitch Case, Court Offers Solutions for Headscarf Issue
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard argument in the religious discrimination case of EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., which made our list as one of our five issues to watch for 2015.  The case arises under Title VII, the…
  • Feb 23

    SOX Clawback Provision Takes Another Bite

    SOX Clawback Provision Takes Another Bite
    Section 304 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 requires the CEO and CFO of an issuer that has restated its financial statements to reimburse the company for any incentive or equity-based compensation, and for the profits on any stock sales of…
Rank this Week: 3767

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/
  • Feb 28

    Japanese Air Bag Manufacturer Will Be Fined $14,000 a Day Until a Solution Is Reached

    Japanese Air Bag Manufacturer Will Be Fined $14,000 a Day Until a Solution Is Reached
    Japanese air bag manufacturer, Takata Corporation, faces $14,000 in fines per day from the U.S. federal government. As we’ve reported several times over the past several months, Takata faces a serious federal investigation pursuant to…
  • Feb 26

    Used Car Buyers Beware: Unfixed Recalls Are on the Market

    Used Car Buyers Beware: Unfixed Recalls Are on the Market
    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner Following a year of an unprecedented number of vehicles recalls for safety defects, potential used car buyers need to be more cautious than ever before in purchasing a used car.…
  • Feb 26

    The Hottest Topic in Pro Football: How Concussions Are Changing the Game for the NFL

    The Hottest Topic in Pro Football: How Concussions Are Changing the Game for the NFL
    The NFL Players Association and other advocacy groups are raising awareness regarding traumatic brain injuries and concussions. Many players are subjected to forces far beyond natural human tolerance, and they receive head injuries that can…
Rank this Week: 2323

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/
Rank this Week: 275

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
  • Feb 27

    Analysis: The Unintended Consequences of Net Neutrality — Taxes and Fee

    Analysis: The Unintended Consequences of Net Neutrality — Taxes and Fee
    By Marc Martin Chairman Wheeler announced yesterday that the Net Neutrality rules would treat broadband Internet access service providers in the same manner that the mobile wireless industry has been regulated over the last 22 years. …
  • Feb 26

    A Divided FCC Adopts New Net Neutrality Rule

    A Divided FCC Adopts New Net Neutrality Rule
    By Marc Martin and Nickolas Milonas In a widely anticipated decision amidst an increasingly partisan public debate, the FCC today adopted by a 3-2 majority new Net Neutrality rules that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler described as applying to…
  • Feb 11

    FCC To Impose Treble Damage Penalties for Fee Payment Violation

    FCC To Impose Treble Damage Penalties for Fee Payment Violation
    By Jenny Paul The Federal Communications Commission announced last week its adoption of a new treble damages policy statement to assess forfeitures against entities that fail to make required contributions to the Universal Service Fund and…
Rank this Week: 1662

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/
  • Feb 27

    Uncertified Play Yards Present Risk of Suffocation

    Uncertified Play Yards Present Risk of Suffocation
    Product safety advocates have long warned parents about the suffocation dangers of padding and bedding in a child’s crib. Earlier this month, a related warning was given about padding in a play yard. The issue was raised by The Safety…
  • Feb 20

    Delay in Newborn Testing Can Be Life-Threatening

    Delay in Newborn Testing Can Be Life-Threatening
    For a couple of generations, the U.S. routinely has screened the blood of newborns to identify rare genetic conditions. But a recent editorial in USA Today reminded readers that too many delays at too many hospitals and labs are undermining…
  • Feb 13

    Feds Warn Against Bone Graft Implants in Kid

    Feds Warn Against Bone Graft Implants in Kid
    Bone graft surgery often involves bone morphogenic protein (BMP), an implanted material that encourages bone growth and fuses the gaps between spinal vertebrae. Instead of using natural bone, many people have been implanted with these…
Rank this Week: 4554

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Feb 27

    Pizza Party with the Librarians!

    Pizza Party with the Librarians!
    Ever wanted to eat some really yummy FREE food while discussing the intricacies of the library’s online resources? Boy howdy, are you in luck! It just so happens we’re offering free pizza to students this Tuesday, March 3, from…
  • Feb 20

    ABA Law Library Collection on HeinOnline

    ABA Law Library Collection on HeinOnline
    Looking for access to the Health Lawyer or the Tax Lawyer? What about the ABA Journal? Over 50 publications of the American Bar Association are now available through the HeinOnline ABA Law Library Collection. All members of the Georgetown Law…
  • Jan 21

    Spring 2015 Faculty RA Training

    Spring 2015 Faculty RA Training
    The library will be offering two research training sessions for new faculty research assistants this spring. In this training, research assistants will learn about library services and policies and will gain an introduction to our databases…
Rank this Week: 3440

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/
  • Feb 27

    SCOTUS Rules No Felony for Throwing the Little Ones Overboard

    SCOTUS Rules No Felony for Throwing the Little Ones Overboard
    This week, the United States Supreme Court resolved some fishy matters on which prosecutors sought to base a federal felony conviction. The case, Yates v. United States, arose from a offshore inspection of a commercial fishing vessel in the…
  • Feb 25

    Court Reins In Prosecutorial Overreach in Insider Trading Case

    Court Reins In Prosecutorial Overreach in Insider Trading Case
    In an effort to reinstate powers stripped from them by the Court of Appeals in U.S. v. Newman and Chiasson, prosecutors have sought a rehearing of the landmark Second Circuit decision which severely curtailed the scope of insider trading…
  • Feb 18

    The Government’s [Subpoena] Power is Not Infinite

    The Government’s [Subpoena] Power is Not Infinite
    It’s not every day that a federal court likens an Assistant U.S. Attorney’s argument to that “of a grade schooler seeking to avoid detention.” But, in a recent opinion, Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of the D.C. District…
Rank this Week: 2553

Contingency Business Litigation…

Contingency Business Litigation Attorney Blog

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

http://www.contingencybusinesslitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    Apple Loses Big to Small Texas Firm in Patent Case

    Apple Loses Big to Small Texas Firm in Patent Case
    It was the case of a massive technology firm versus a small company accusing it of patent violations. The outcome revealed that once again, civil litigation is one way to even the playing field between disparate parties. In the end, deep…
  • Jan 26

    Gr8code LLC v. Gr8code International - Florida Business Lawsuit Filed

    Gr8code LLC v. Gr8code International - Florida Business Lawsuit Filed
    The former CEO of a limited liability corporation founded in Florida has filed a lawsuit against a similarly named firm and its founders and investors - her former partners - for allegedly pushing her out of her administrative position and…
  • Jan 16

    Florida Craft Brewery Lawsuit Pits Manufacturers Against Distributors, Retailer

    Florida Craft Brewery Lawsuit Pits Manufacturers Against Distributors, Retailer
    A lawsuit filed by the Florida Retail Federation against the state Department of Business and Professional Regulation targets the way the state licenses microbreweries to sell craft beer. A number of other groups that represent beer…
Rank this Week: 1646

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

By Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC.

http://lawblog.boilapc.com/
Rank this Week: 4990

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: 4521

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

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

http://www.insideprivacy.com
Rank this Week: 1139

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
Rank this Week: 4648

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/
  • Feb 24

    Chinatown Accident Kills One and Injures Several Others in Northwest DC

    Chinatown Accident Kills One and Injures Several Others in Northwest DC
    Earlier this week in the Chinatown area of Washington, D.C., one man was killed when an SUV rolled over him, pinning him underneath until emergency responders were able to free him. According to one local news report, the accident occurred at…
  • Feb 17

    Student Loses Slip-and-Fall Against School for Failing to Prove School’s Negligence

    Student Loses Slip-and-Fall Against School for Failing to Prove School’s Negligence
    Earlier this year, the Wyoming Supreme Court heard a case brought by an eighth-grade student against her middle school. The student, who slipped and fell while changing after a mandatory swimming class, claimed that the school was negligent…
  • Feb 10

    Yet Another Modification to the NFL Concussion Settlement Proposal

    Yet Another Modification to the NFL Concussion Settlement Proposal
    For the past several years, the NFL has been in settlement negotiations with a class of over 5,000 players who allege the league misled them as to the effects of repeated traumatic head injuries. In recent news, according to one news…
Rank this Week: 2466

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 23

    Corporate Officer Liability

    Corporate Officer Liability
    Corporate Officer Liability from Brien Roche Law Corporate officer liability may be a way of casting a bigger net.  By casting a bigger net I mean attempting to better protect an injured plaintiff from the misdeeds of a corporation.…
  • Feb 6

    Injury Claim Mistake

    Injury Claim Mistake
    Injury Claim Mistakes from Brien Roche Law Injury claim mistakes by the claimant can undermine any claim.  There are many elements to a personal injury case.  There likewise are countless ways that a truly injured person can harm…
  • Feb 5

    Car Accidents Caused By Texting While Driving

    Car Accidents Caused By Texting While Driving
    Car Accidents Caused By Texting While Driving from Brien Roche Law Texting while driving is dangerous. Distracted driving presents many dangers that can threaten the lives of the driver, passengers or bystanders. Distracted driving is so…
Rank this Week: 4954

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/
  • Feb 23

    8(a)’s Unapproved Mentor-Protege Arrangement Leads To Affiliation

    8(a)’s Unapproved Mentor-Protege Arrangement Leads To Affiliation
    An 8(a) small business was found to be affiliated with its large subcontractor under the ostensible subcontractor rule based in part on the fact that the large subcontractor was providing mentoring services to the small business–even…
  • Feb 20

    GAO: Email Filings Must Timely Arrive At Official Addre

    GAO: Email Filings Must Timely Arrive At Official Addre
    When bid protest document is emailed to the GAO, the document must timely arrive at the GAO’s official protest email address (protests@gao.gov), or the document is not timely filed. As one protester recently learned the hard way, a GAO…
  • Feb 16

    8(a) Program: “Honest Mistake” Not Grounds For Termination

    8(a) Program: “Honest Mistake” Not Grounds For Termination
    An honest mistake made in a company’s 8(a) Program application may not support termination of the company from the 8(a) Program. In a recent decision, the SBA’s Office of Hearings and Appeals held that the SBA could not validly…
Rank this Week: 1665

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
Rank this Week: 4508

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/
  • Feb 22

    Trouble Brewing in Nicaragua

    Trouble Brewing in Nicaragua
    If an American corporation engaged in unlawful property confiscations in rural areas of Nicaragua, with the full cooperation of the Nicaraguan military, it would be front page news at the New York Times and other progressive news…
  • Feb 20

    Whitewashing & Policy Laundering Cuban Terrorism

    Whitewashing & Policy Laundering Cuban Terrorism
    Terrorism experts and other federal officials at the State Department and other agencies, as they do every year, are preparing a terrorism report for the Congress. Due in the spring by April 30, U.S.-Cuba policy watchers are paying…
  • Feb 12

    Former Obama Official on Cuba Talks: “We didn’t want anything in return”

    Former Obama Official on Cuba Talks: “We didn’t want anything in return”
    Recent statements by a senior DoD official who served in the Obama administration, if true, further validates that this President is determined to appease rogue regimes such as Iran, Cuba, and North Korea. In the…
Rank this Week: 375

Beyond Telecom Law Blog

Beyond Telecom Law Blog

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

http://www.beyondtelecomlawblog.com
  • Feb 19

    Net Neutrality: Neutral on Broadband Investment

    Net Neutrality: Neutral on Broadband Investment
    The FCC’s Monthly Meeting scheduled for 26 February 2015 is both widely-anticipated and one in series of continuing events.  The FCC will likely adopt its net neutrality order and order preempting certain state restrictions on…
  • Feb 11

    Video Interview: Discussing the FCC's Net Neutrality Proposal with LXBN TV

    Video Interview: Discussing the FCC's Net Neutrality Proposal with LXBN TV
    Following up on my posts on the subject, I had the opportunity to discuss FCC Commissioner Tom Wheeler's announcement of a new Net Neutrality proposal with Colin O'Keefe of LXBN. In it I explain why the FCC wouldn't really regulate the…
  • Jan 21

    Draft Legislation Targets Title II-Based Net Neutrality Rule

    Draft Legislation Targets Title II-Based Net Neutrality Rule
    At the CES Conference earlier this month, Chairman Wheeler signaled the FCC would adopt net neutrality rules, including a ban on paid prioritization, consistent with President Obama’s blog post from November.  These remarks were…
Rank this Week: 4531

Employment Update

Employment Update

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

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
  • Feb 18

    Update on Public Hearing on Oregon Statewide Mandatory Sick Leave ‎Legislation

    Update on Public Hearing on Oregon Statewide Mandatory Sick Leave ‎Legislation
    By Leora Coleman-Fire and Nathan Sramek, Attorneys at Law On February 16, 2015, the Oregon Senate Workforce Committee and ‎the House Business and Labor Committee held a joint public hearing on ‎the proposed statewide mandated paid…
  • Feb 13

    Legislature 2015: A cheat sheet on Oregon’s Statewide Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Bill

    Legislature 2015: A cheat sheet on Oregon’s Statewide Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Bill
    As published, Portland Business Journal, Feb. 13, 2015 Statewide paid sick leave may soon be a reality in Oregon. This Monday, February 16, at 6 p.m., the legislature will hold a public hearing on the pending statewide sick leave bills (House…
  • Jan 22

    The Stage Is Set for a Potential State-Wide Mandatory ‎Paid Sick Leave Law

    The Stage Is Set for a Potential State-Wide Mandatory ‎Paid Sick Leave Law
    By Leora Coleman-Fire But It’s Not Identical to Other Mandatory Sick Time Ordinances The 2015 Oregon legislative session is set to include debate over state-wide mandatory sick time. In the 2013 legislative session, legislators…
Rank this Week: 3776

Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

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

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
Rank this Week: 803

No Papered: A Washington DC…

No Papered: A Washington DC Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Scrofano Law.

http://blog.scrofanolaw.com/
  • Feb 16

    The Effect of Palmer v. DC on DC Gun Law

    The Effect of Palmer v. DC on DC Gun Law
    Last year, in Palmer v. District of Columbia, a federal judge in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia held that the District of Columbia’s carrying a pistol statute was facially unconstitutional. In a lawsuit…
  • Jan 16

    Can I serve DUI Mandatory Time on the Weekends?

    Can I serve DUI Mandatory Time on the Weekends?
    In August of 2012, the District of Columbia City Council, with little public comment, amended DC’s DUI law. Among the many changes included doubling mandatory minimum jail sentences for repeat offenders and cases with high chemical…
  • Jan 9

    DC DUI – Why Enroll in a Private Alcohol Program

    DC DUI – Why Enroll in a Private Alcohol Program
    I usually advise my clients to enroll in a private alcohol program after getting arrested for a DC DUI. For most people who get arrested for DUI, the police will release them at the station after several hours with a Citation to Return to…
Rank this Week: 3398

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Feb 16

    Critical Habitat Designations Pose Substantial Threat to Oil and Gas Development

    Critical Habitat Designations Pose Substantial Threat to Oil and Gas Development
    The federal government can restrict access to public lands for oil and gas drilling purposes through a number of means. Recently, President Obama’s proposal to designate millions of acres of land in Alaska as wilderness made the…
  • Feb 9

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 39

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 39
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 39 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in Maryland, Oregon, and Virginia. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews on…
  • Feb 2

    Enviros Sue to Subject E&P Industry to Chemical Release Reporting Regime

    Enviros Sue to Subject E&P Industry to Chemical Release Reporting Regime
    Several environmental groups have sued EPA, seeking a decision on a 2012 petition (“2012 Petition”) they filed with the agency, which requests that EPA add oil and gas exploration wells to the list of facilities required to report…
Rank this Week: 2124

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/
  • Feb 15

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

    Superior Court Releases Data on Jury Trial Verdicts in Medical Malpractice, Slip-and-Fall, and Auto Accident Cases for 2014
    The Superior Court of the District of Columbia recently released compilations of data regarding jury trial verdicts in medical malpractice, slip-and-fall, and auto accident cases for 2014 (i.e., January 1, 2014 through December 31,…
  • Feb 1

    News Briefs: January 2015

    News Briefs: January 2015
    » On January 2, 2015, Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie became Chair of the D.C. Council’s Committee on the Judiciary. To view a biographical statement and other information about Councilmember McDuffie, click here.…
  • Feb 1

    Court Opinions: January 2015

    Court Opinions: January 2015
    In January 2015, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals published the opinions listed below. The opinions listed below are organized by type or source of appeal. To retrieve an electronic copy of any of these opinions from the…
Rank this Week: 1221

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/
  • Feb 13

    FLSA Claim Survives Motion to Dismi

    FLSA Claim Survives Motion to Dismi
    It is fairly rare that a Defendant will file a Rule 12(b)(6) Motion to Dismiss a routine Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) overtime claim – plaintiff worked more than forty hours in a week and was not paid overtime –…
  • Feb 9

    Georgetown Professor Takes Seat on Fourth Circuit

    Georgetown Professor Takes Seat on Fourth Circuit
    Pamela Harris, a visiting professor at the Georgetown, has joined the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. US Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) praised Harris on the Senate floor, saying, “When it comes to Supreme Court litigation, I…
  • Feb 5

    Cosmetics Department in Retail Store Can Be Collective Bargaining Unit

    Cosmetics Department in Retail Store Can Be Collective Bargaining Unit
    The National Labor Relations Board ruled that the fragrances and cosmetics department in a retail store could be considered a single collective bargaining unit, without requiring the assent of the remaining store…
Rank this Week: 3471

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: 2149

TelecomMediaTech Law Blog

TelecomMediaTech Law Blog

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

http://www.telecommediatechlaw.com
  • Feb 12

    Obituary: Rebecca Rini

    Obituary: Rebecca Rini
    Our colleague and friend Rebecca Rini passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 8, 2015.  Rebecca was the founding partner of the law firm of Rini, Coran & Lancellotta, PC and its successor, Rini O’Neil, PC.  She was an…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4699

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment…

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment Blog

Covers environmental law. By Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal.

http://we-blog-meyerglitz.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    Legal Effort Launched To Save Rare Evergaldes Bird From Extinction

    Legal Effort Launched To Save Rare Evergaldes Bird From Extinction
    On behalf of the Center for Biological Diversity and renowned biologist Dr. Stuart Pimm, we have put the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Fish and Wildlife Service on formal notice that the Corps’ activities in managing water resources…
  • Feb 5

    Groups Object To Use Of Plutonium At The National Ignition Facility

    Groups Object To Use Of Plutonium At The National Ignition Facility
    On behalf of NRDC and Tri-Valley CAREs, we have objected to plans for using plutonium in experiments at the National Ignition Facility (NIF), a Rose Bowl-sized laser facility at the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory in Livermore,…
  • Feb 4

    Lolita The Orca Whale To Be Added To The Endangered Species List

    Lolita The Orca Whale To Be Added To The Endangered Species List
    Two years after petitioning the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to list Lolita the Orca whale as an endangered species, on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the Orca Network, and…
Rank this Week: 2497

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Published by Nationally Focused Mesothelioma Attorneys. The Ferraro Law Firm

http://www.mesotheliomalawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 9

    Garlock Settles All Future Asbestos Claims in Precedent-Setting Deal

    Garlock Settles All Future Asbestos Claims in Precedent-Setting Deal
    In a precedent-setting settlement deal with future asbestos claimants, Garlock Sealing Technologies agreed to pay nearly $360 million over the course of the next four decades. However, the actual amount available to future claimants will be…
  • Jan 26

    Unsafe Asbestos Removal Targeted by Regulator

    Unsafe Asbestos Removal Targeted by Regulator
    In the years since the dangers of asbestos have become widely known, state and federal regulators have implemented strict guidelines for safe removal. Failure to adhere to these guidelines could sicken workers and ultimately have potentially…
  • Jan 15

    Wannall v. Honeywell Inc. - Asbestos Illness Claim Standards Altered

    Wannall v. Honeywell Inc. - Asbestos Illness Claim Standards Altered
    The standards of proof in mesothelioma illness cases vary depending on the type of claim, the identity of the defendant, and the jurisdiction. For example, workers' compensation claims are held to a different standard of proof. Likewise,…
Rank this Week: 1624

DC Immigration Lawyer Blog

DC Immigration Lawyer Blog

By Schaefer Law Firm.

http://vagreencardlawyer.com/dc-immigration-lawyer-blog
  • Jan 30

    Announcement: New Office in Rexburg Idaho

    Announcement: New Office in Rexburg Idaho
    Rexburg Idaho immigration lawyer information. Learn more about your immigration options here or call (208) 918-0852. The post Announcement: New Office in Rexburg Idaho appeared first on Schaefer Law Firm.
  • Nov 20

    TPS For Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

    TPS For Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone
    TPS for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone information. Learn more before you apply. The post TPS For Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone appeared first on Schaefer Law Firm.
  • Nov 20

    TPS For Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

    TPS For Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone
    TPS for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone information. Learn more before you apply. The post TPS For Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone appeared first on Schaefer Law Firm.
Rank this Week: 5013

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/
  • Jan 20

    Avoid Scams: IRS does NOT contact taxpayers by email!

    Avoid Scams: IRS does NOT contact taxpayers by email!
    It's tax season and the scam artists are also out in force. Even our law office -- which specializes in tax matters -- recently got an email asking us to pay a phony tax bill! There are a number of scams out there with criminals pretending…
  • Dec 10

    Five Holiday Deal "Gotcha's"

    Five Holiday Deal "Gotcha's"
    Here are common holiday "deals" that look good on the surface -- but are financial time bombs waiting to go off. Thanks to USAA financial services for bringing them to my attention. I share them with you: 1) "90-days same as cash." Don't…
  • Oct 23

    How to Pay for Your Bankruptcy Case

    How to Pay for Your Bankruptcy Case
    One of the most frequent questions I get is: "How am I going to pay the attorney's fees and costs for a bankruptcy?" Yes, we know you're seemingly strapped, but you actually have more resources than you realize. Here are some: 1) Stop…
Rank this Week: 4398

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: 333

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 897

Price Benowitz Law Blog

Price Benowitz Law Blog

Covers Maryland and DC personal injury issues.

http://pricebenowitzlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 31

    DC Bike Laws for Riding on the Street or Sidewalk

    DC Bike Laws for Riding on the Street or Sidewalk
    Riding a bicycle in an urban environment like Washington DC, can be a confusing experience. Should you ride in the street with other vehicles?
  • Dec 31

    DC Bike Laws for Riding on the Street or Sidewalk

    DC Bike Laws for Riding on the Street or Sidewalk
    Riding a bicycle in an urban environment like Washington DC, can be a confusing experience. Should you ride in the street with other vehicles?
  • Dec 19

    DC Contributory Negligence in Bike Accident

    DC Contributory Negligence in Bike Accident
    People are excited about bicycles in Washington, DC. According to the DC Department of Transportation, 9,300 District residents biked to work in 2010.
Rank this Week: 967