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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/
  • Apr 24

    Q&A on Medicine’s New Horizons with Dr. Robert Wachter

    Q&A on Medicine’s New Horizons with Dr. Robert Wachter
    Dr. Robert Wachter is a familiar name among patient safety advocates. He is credited with coining the term “hospitalist” for doctors who focus on the care of hospitalized patients, and his latest book, “The Digital Doctor:…
  • Apr 23

    Confusing Correlation with Causation

    Confusing Correlation with Causation
    We’re all familiar with the breathless tone media often take with news about health and medicine. Bad enough that click-bait headlines fail to describe the science, if any, behind the latest breakthrough, but it’s even worse when…
  • Apr 22

    Feds Try Another Way to Fast-Track Approval for Needed Medical Device

    Feds Try Another Way to Fast-Track Approval for Needed Medical Device
    As we wrote a couple of months ago, the FDA has proposed that some gravely ill people get experimental drugs faster than the normal approval process allows. Now, the feds have issued guidelines for device makers to get their wares approved…
Rank this Week: 1673

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Apr 24

    Extended Library Hours and Access Restrictions During Exam

    Extended Library Hours and Access Restrictions During Exam
    Georgetown Law Library’s reading and exam period is in effect from Monday April 20th through the last day of exams on May 13th. During the reading and exam period, the Williams Library and Wolff International Library will remain…
  • Apr 21

    Need Some Statistics?

    Need Some Statistics?
    Looking for that final statistic for your seminar paper? Need some polling data on education, law enforcement, or the environment? Polling the Nations is a compilation of questions and responses from thousands of polls conducted by news…
  • Apr 17

    2015 Student Library Survey: Resources and Services Update

    2015 Student Library Survey: Resources and Services Update
    In the recent student survey, we received several requests for services or resources that we already offer, and we are pleased to highlight them here. If you have additional questions about any of these, please contact any of our service…
Rank this Week: 3153

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 24

    Smoke Alarm Failure

    Smoke Alarm Failure
    Smoke Alarm Failures from Brien Roche Law Smoke alarm failures are highly dependent on the type of smoke alarm in use. The two most common types of smoke alarms are photoelectric and ionization. A photoelectric alarm is activated by smoke.…
  • Apr 23

    Product Liability Injury

    Product Liability Injury
    Product Liability Injury from Brien Roche Law Product liability injury cases must be thoroughly reviewed as part of the evaluation process. Gathering information about the product may consist of looking at FDA recalls, market withdrawals,…
  • Apr 22

    Pedestrian Injury Case

    Pedestrian Injury Case
    Pedestrian Injury Cases from Brien Roche Law In Virginia in 2012 100 pedestrians were killed and another 1862 pedestrians were injured. Pedestrian injury cases require a thorough inspection of the scene. Google Maps may give you an overview…
Rank this Week: 4999

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/
  • Apr 24

    8(a) Program: Follow-On To Competitive Award Can Be Sole Sourced

    8(a) Program: Follow-On To Competitive Award Can Be Sole Sourced
    An 8(a) contract was properly awarded on a sole source basis to a tribally-owned entity, even though the contract was a follow-on to a competitive 8(a) set-aside award. In a recent decision, the GAO deferred to the SBA’s interpretation…
  • Apr 20

    Agencies May Evaluate Proposals During GAO Protests, Says Court

    Agencies May Evaluate Proposals During GAO Protests, Says Court
    A procuring agency was entitled to evaluate proposals during the course of a pre-award GAO bid protest without violating the automatic stay provision of the Competition in Contracting Act. According to a recent federal court decision, CICA…
  • Apr 17

    FedBid And The SBA: My Interview With Francis Rose

    FedBid And The SBA: My Interview With Francis Rose
    Earlier this month, the GAO sustained two protests filed by Latvian Connection LLC–one on a State Department procurement and one on a Department of Interior procurement–because Latvian Connection’s FedBid usage had been…
Rank this Week: 2320

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/
  • Apr 24

    Short Wins - the More on Restitution Edition

    Short Wins - the More on Restitution Edition
    It's a catch-up blast of short wins today following my Spring Break. My favorite of the bunch, continuing on our recent restitution cases, is United States v. Foley. There, the district court ordered restitution that was outside the offense…
  • Mar 25

    Maybe Not the Best Defense, or, Why a Gratuity is Not a Bribe, or Honest Services Fraud

    Maybe Not the Best Defense, or, Why a Gratuity is Not a Bribe, or Honest Services Fraud
    The Seventh Circuit's opinion in United States v. Hawkins - written by Easterbrook - presents a fascinating legal defense. When is getting money from someone for side benefits from the government bribery and when is it fraud? Mr. Hawkins and…
  • Mar 17

    Short Wins - The Flight Attendant Edition

    Short Wins - The Flight Attendant Edition
    This week's favorite Short Win is United States v. Gray. I say this less because of the legal issue involved - a jury instruction for "malice" - than for how much fun the opinion is to read. Here's the opening: Words are slippery things.…
Rank this Week: 565

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/
  • Apr 24

    When It Comes To Patents, John Oliver Takes The Easy Way Out

    When It Comes To Patents, John Oliver Takes The Easy Way Out
    Mr. Oliver strongly misses the mark. It is not trial lawyers who are blocking the Innovation Act, as Mr. Oliver claims. Rather, it is a large swath of the technology community — from universities, to technology companies, to small…
  • Apr 24

    USPTO Offers New Tool to Receive Email Alerts when Patent Applications Publish

    USPTO Offers New Tool to Receive Email Alerts when Patent Applications Publish
    Through a partnership with Reed Technology and Information Services, the USPTO announces the release of the Patent Application Alert Service. This system provides customized, email alerts to the public for free when patent applications of…
  • Apr 24

    3D Conversion Patents take Center Stage in Hollywood Visual Effects Case

    3D Conversion Patents take Center Stage in Hollywood Visual Effects Case
    Two of the biggest post-production/3D-conversion companies are preparing for battle in a patent infringement suit that is sure to create enemies and allies in the world of film post-production. Prime Focus Creative Services Canada filed a…
Rank this Week: 2028

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment…

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment Blog

Covers environmental law. By Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal.

http://we-blog-meyerglitz.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    Motion to Dismiss Granted in Wyoming Wild Horse Case

    Motion to Dismiss Granted in Wyoming Wild Horse Case
    The Federal District Court of Wyoming granted our motion to dismiss a case brought by the State of Wyoming in an attempt to compel the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to remove wild horses from public lands across Wyoming. We moved to…
  • Apr 2

    Brief Filed In Challenge To Regulation Allowing Thirty Years Permits For Eagle Killing

    Brief Filed In Challenge To Regulation Allowing Thirty Years Permits For Eagle Killing
    On behalf of the American Bird Conservancy and five individuals who study and enjoy eagles, we have filed a summary judgment brief in our case challenging the Fish and Wildlife Service’s recent regulation increasing the maximum duration…
  • Mar 13

    The Norfolk Eagles Have Eaglets!

    The Norfolk Eagles Have Eaglets!
    We are thrilled to announce the birth of eaglets who are the offspring of the Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagles we have been working to protect for several years on behalf of the Eagle On Alliance.  Despite the Wildlife Services’…
Rank this Week: 1496

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
  • Apr 24

    NLRB Quickie Election Rule will not be Halted During Litigation, DC Judge Rule

    NLRB Quickie Election Rule will not be Halted During Litigation, DC Judge Rule
    Ilyse Wolens Schuman A federal judge in the District of Columbia refused to enjoin the implementation of the National Labor Relations Board's new expedited election rule while the lawsuit to revoke the rule is pending. In…
  • Apr 23

    Summary of Recent Significant NLRB Cases Now Available

    Summary of Recent Significant NLRB Cases Now Available
    Littler Shareholder William Emanuel has released his semi-annual report on significant decisions issued by the National Labor Relations Board. The latest report covers notable decisions published in the NLRB's weekly summaries from…
  • Apr 16

    EEOC Issues Proposed Rule Addressing ADA Compliance and Wellness Program

    EEOC Issues Proposed Rule Addressing ADA Compliance and Wellness Program
    Ilyse Wolens Schuman The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued a proposal to provide guidance on how to structure an employee wellness program without running afoul of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The…
Rank this Week: 369

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Apr 23

    Intervene in legal actions or risk being shut out

    Intervene in legal actions or risk being shut out
    Contractors don’t always realize that they have the right to intervene in lawsuits and administrative proceedings brought by their competitors and that the failure to intervene could mean losing one’s rights. A recent case in…
  • Apr 21

    Service Contract Act Price Adjustments 101

    Service Contract Act Price Adjustments 101
    A decision of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) last month reminds contracting officers and contractors alike that the proper method for calculating a contract price adjustment under FAR 52.222-43, the Fair Labor Standard…
  • Apr 14

    When is being beautiful a social disadvantage?

    When is being beautiful a social disadvantage?
    What happens when a contracting officer tells a woman that he “could not fathom the idea of [her] driving a backhoe or digging a trench in an excavator” because she “so gorgeous” she “should be in…
Rank this Week: 4719

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
Rank this Week: 1072

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Apr 23

    L’Oreal Lawyer Claims Company Fired Him When He Wouldn’t Pursue Problematic Patent

    L’Oreal Lawyer Claims Company Fired Him When He Wouldn’t Pursue Problematic Patent
    After firing its head patent attorney, Steven Trzaska, L’Oreal is now under fire from Trzaska in New Jersey federal court.  On April 16, 2015, Trzaska sued L’Oreal, claiming that his firing violated New Jersey’s…
  • Apr 15

    Seeking Coverage Under Your D&O Insurance Policy: What Is A Claim And When Was It Made?

    Seeking Coverage Under Your D&O Insurance Policy: What Is A Claim And When Was It Made?
    Companies buy directors & officers (“D&O”) insurance policies with the intention of providing protection for key individuals in a corporate structure.  The recent decision BioChemics, Inc. v. AXIS Reinsurance Co.,…
  • Apr 12

    The Inbox – The “Pao Effect”

    The Inbox – The “Pao Effect”
    Ellen Pao may not have won her gender discrimination case against Kleiner Perkins, but she may have inspired numerous women working in Silicon Valley who identified with her cause. According to Fortune, employment lawyers are seeing a…
Rank this Week: 1574

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/
  • Apr 23

    Can Merchants Expose Authors of Bad Yelp Reviews?

    Can Merchants Expose Authors of Bad Yelp Reviews?
    Public Citizen will urge the Virginia Supreme Court to reject the subpoena. The Virginia Supreme Court will hear arguments on Tuesday, October 28, on whether a carpet cleaning service that got bad reviews on Yelp can force the…
  • Apr 17

    No Facts to Back Business Owners’ Extortion Lawsuit Against Yelp!

    No Facts to Back Business Owners’ Extortion Lawsuit Against Yelp!
    The Ninth Circuit Court found absolutely no facts to support any of the business owners’ accusations against Yelp! Inc. A federal appeals court dismissed business litigation filed by small business owners who claimed Yelp!…
  • Apr 9

    Freaky Fast Noncompetes for Sandwich Makers?

    Freaky Fast Noncompetes for Sandwich Makers?
    Jimmy John’s, the restaurant franchise, is requiring all workers, including sandwich makers, to sign broad noncompetition agreements that restrict their employment opportunities for two years after leaving their cushy, highly technical…
Rank this Week: 2991

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
  • Apr 23

    FCC Seeks Comment on Cybersecurity Recommendations for Communications Provider

    FCC Seeks Comment on Cybersecurity Recommendations for Communications Provider
    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau has requested public input on a recent report on Cybersecurity Risk Management and Best Practices by the Communications Security, Reliability and…
  • Apr 15

    Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Issues Guidance on the Use of Drone

    Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Issues Guidance on the Use of Drone
    On 29 March, the Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data published a guidance note that supplements previous guidance on the use of closed circuit television systems and for the first time addresses the increasing use of unmanned…
  • Apr 10

    Recording and Deck from Webinar: Update on New Russia Data Localization Law

    Recording and Deck from Webinar: Update on New Russia Data Localization Law
    Thank you to everyone who participated in the Hogan Lovells webinar "Russia Data Localization Update: New Details Emerge from Meetings with Russian Regulator" on 2 April 2015. This update follows an October 2014 presentation by Hogan Lovells…
Rank this Week: 1256

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Apr 23

    Cyber Risks and the Boardroom — The Role of Cyber Insurance

    Cyber Risks and the Boardroom — The Role of Cyber Insurance
    am just back from presenting at the New York Stock Exchange’s program on Cyber Risks and the Boardroom, where I presented on The Role of Cyber Insurance.  My presentation is here: …
  • Apr 7

    Obama Executive Order Targets International Cyberattacks Against U.S. with New Sanction

    Obama Executive Order Targets International Cyberattacks Against U.S. with New Sanction
    By Gwen Jaramillo and Shrutih V. Tewarie As part of a series of measures aimed at increasing preparedness and defenses against international cyberattacks on U.S. industries and government agencies, on April 1, President Obama issued…
  • Feb 23

    HIPAA Compliant Technology and the Importance of Encryption

    HIPAA Compliant Technology and the Importance of Encryption
    We welcome this guest blog by Gene Fry, Compliance Officer, Scrypt, Inc. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) sets the standard for protecting sensitive patient data. This means that any covered entity (CE) or…
Rank this Week: 4685

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/
  • Apr 23

    Raul Castro Fears This More Than Anything Else

    Raul Castro Fears This More Than Anything Else
    Raul Castro is a coward. That is, in part, why he has always been, and always will be, second fiddle to his brother Fidel. He is also a cold-blooded murderer, possibly, a character flaw that Castro uses to overcompensate for his Napoleonic,…
  • Apr 19

    Drop All Hyphens and Ethnic Labels from GOP Politic

    Drop All Hyphens and Ethnic Labels from GOP Politic
    When my ancestors, yes (I’m old enough to have them already), fled Communist Cuba in the 1960s for freedom, they did so to start a new life, as Americans. Not as Cuban-Americans. Not as a Latino or Latino-American. Not as a Hispanic or…
  • Apr 15

    Americans Murdered By Terrorists, Do Not Matter

    Americans Murdered By Terrorists, Do Not Matter
    Americans murdered by a terrorist state, do not matter. The families of Americans seeking justice for murders by terror state, again, do not matter.That is the message that President Obama and his national security team telegraphed to the…
Rank this Week: 588

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
Rank this Week: 1833

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Apr 22

    Amicus Briefs On Biosimilar Patent Litigation

    Amicus Briefs On Biosimilar Patent Litigation
    Amgen has appealed the district court decision denying its motion for a preliminary injunction to keep Sandoz’ biosimilar version of Neupogen® off the market. (I wrote about the court’s decision in this article.) The…
  • Apr 20

    An In-Depth Look At USPTO Patent Quality Problem

    An In-Depth Look At USPTO Patent Quality Problem
    The comment period for the USPTO’s proposed patent quality initiatives is open until May 6, 2015, and the Office of Inspector General for the Commerce Department has given stakeholders plenty to think about in its final…
  • Apr 13

    Stricter Standing For Inter Partes Review?

    Stricter Standing For Inter Partes Review?
    Neither the statutes nor the regulations governing Inter Partes Review (IPR) require the party challenging the patent to have been charged with infringement, or even to establish any interest in practicing the claimed subject matter. While…
Rank this Week: 1312

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: 1218

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: 1876

Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

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

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
Rank this Week: 3917

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/
  • Apr 21

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

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

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

    What's Worse Than a BAD Credit History? NO CREDIT HISTORY AT ALL!
    It may not be a well-know fact, but the truth is a lot of financially-responsible people are turned down for loans because they have NO history of recent borrowing. None. This may be because the person saves up and pays for purchases…
  • Mar 4

    If You Have a Mortgage With Chase and Were in Bankruptcy, You May Be Getting a "Break" from Them Soon

    If You Have a Mortgage With Chase and Were in Bankruptcy, You May Be Getting a "Break" from Them Soon
    Admitting it was a "bad boy" handling mortgages in bankruptcy, Chase recently entered a settlement with the federal government to compensate more than 25,000 US homeowners. The settlement is subject to court approval. The United States…
Rank this Week: 3942

United Global Law Group Legal Blog

United Global Law Group Legal Blog

Covers business litigation, child custody, child support, criminal law, immigration, medical malpractice news.

http://www.unitedgloballaw.com/legal-blog/
  • Apr 20

    Dog Bark Lawsuit Costs John Updegraff and Karen Szewc Nearly $240,000 in Damage

    Dog Bark Lawsuit Costs John Updegraff and Karen Szewc Nearly $240,000 in Damage
    Dale and Debra Krein, of Rogue River, filed a lawsuit in 2012 claiming they suffered for more than a decade from their neighbors’ barking Tibetan mastiffs. The Mail Tribune reported the jury awarded the Kreins $238,900 in damages and…
  • Apr 13

    SeaWorld Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Orca Treatment

    SeaWorld Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Orca Treatment
    Joyce Kuhl filed a lawsuit against SeaWorld in Florida claiming she was mislead by SeaWorld about the treatment of the orcas. The lawsuit alleges the whales are routinely drugged and held in “chemical bathtubs” which are far too…
  • Apr 10

    Judge Claims $50 Million Settlement to Dairy Farmers is Inadequate

    Judge Claims $50 Million Settlement to Dairy Farmers is Inadequate
    Chief Federal Judge Christina Reiss rejected a proposed $50 million settlement between Northeast dairy farmers and Dairy Farmers of America (DFA). The lawsuit began in 2009 after farmers alleged Dairy Farmers of America, its marketing arm,…
Rank this Week: 2657

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/
  • Apr 20

    Provision Passed by House Protects Healthcare Provider

    Provision Passed by House Protects Healthcare Provider
    Legislation recently passed by the House of Representatives includes a provision that will effectively protect doctors and other healthcare workers against medical malpractice lawsuits, according to the New York Times. The primary purpose of…
  • Apr 15

    Alarming Statistics on Medical and Obstetrical Error

    Alarming Statistics on Medical and Obstetrical Error
    We all turn to doctors and other healthcare providers to treat injuries and illnesses; however, sometimes a doctor actually causes harm. In fact, medical errors occur far more often than most people realize. Obstetrical errors, in particular,…
  • Mar 26

    Understanding the Implications of a Possible Supreme Court Ruling Against the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

    Understanding the Implications of a Possible Supreme Court Ruling Against the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
    This summer, the Supreme Court will hand down a decision in King v. Burwell that could have profound ramifications for the future of the Affordable Care Act, known colloquially as Obamacare. If the Supreme Court decides to rules against the…
Rank this Week: 850

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/
  • Apr 20

    Safety Tips for Driving in April Shower

    Safety Tips for Driving in April Shower
    In most parts of the country, April is the beginning of the rainy season. Although the April rains bring dormant trees and flowers back to life, the rain can also create hazardous driving conditions. According to the National Motor Vehicle…
  • Apr 15

    Quantifying the Dangers of Distracted Driving

    Quantifying the Dangers of Distracted Driving
    The month of April is designated as “Distracted Driving” month each year in the United States in an effort to bring awareness to the very real dangers of distracted driving.  “Distracted driving” is broadly…
  • Apr 2

    April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner April is being promoted by the National Safety Council as Distracted Driving Awareness Month.  As part of the campaign, NSC provides educational material on its website in…
Rank this Week: 1388

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

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

    A New Weapon in the Fight for Land Development: Use of Takings Lawsuits to Challenge Local Fracking Ban

    A New Weapon in the Fight for Land Development: Use of Takings Lawsuits to Challenge Local Fracking Ban
    Owners of land with substantial oil and gas resources have begun using the “takings” concept of property law to challenge local bans on fracking. “Takings claims,” which traditionally involve the seizure of some or all…
  • Apr 9

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 41

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 41
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 41 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in Maryland, North Carolina, and Ohio. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews…
  • Apr 3

    Obama Hands Down Two Large Land Protection Decisions for Alaska

    Obama Hands Down Two Large Land Protection Decisions for Alaska
    Withdrawal of Areas from Oil and Gas Leasing Regions Earlier this year, President Obama announced the withdrawal of five zones in the Chukchi Sea and Beaufort Sea oil and gas leasing regions, totaling 9.8 million acres. These include the…
Rank this Week: 4552

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: 246

Employment Update

Employment Update

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

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2973

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/
  • Apr 16

    Majority Support for a Carbon Tax?

    Majority Support for a Carbon Tax?
    What are the politics of climate change?  A new poll done by Stanford University and Resources for the Future suggests that the public may be more ready to regulate carbon than has previously been thought.  When asked if “the…
  • Apr 14

    Perhaps a Corps Jurisdictional Interpretation is Final Agency Action After All

    Perhaps a Corps Jurisdictional Interpretation is Final Agency Action After All
    After Sackett, the question on everyone’s mind was “How far does it go?”  The first test of that question was the decision by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals – not known as a bastion of liberalism – in…
  • Apr 11

    If MassDEP Cannot Promulgate New Regulations Absent Compliance with Executive Order 562, What About Guidance Documents?

    If MassDEP Cannot Promulgate New Regulations Absent Compliance with Executive Order 562, What About Guidance Documents?
    For your humble blogger, Executive Order 562, recently issued by Governor Baker, is the gift that keeps on giving.  Receipt of a notice today regarding MassDEP’s consideration of its draft vapor intrusion guidance document made me…
Rank this Week: 1278

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: 4375

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/
  • Apr 14

    Ambulance Response Times in D.C Cause Concern

    Ambulance Response Times in D.C Cause Concern
    There have been several recent incidents where slow ambulance response times resulted in seriously injured individuals having to wait a significant amount of time before receiving any type of emergency treatment. One Washington D.C. news…
  • Apr 7

    NFL Adopts New Safety Rule in Face of Pending Litigation

    NFL Adopts New Safety Rule in Face of Pending Litigation
    Earlier this month, the National Football League adopted a new rule that allows a medical professional on the sidelines to pause the game and determine if a player should be assessed for a concussion. The new rule was announced amidst…
  • Mar 24

    Maryland Appellate Court Denies Hospital’s Appeal in Glen Burnie Birth Injury Case

    Maryland Appellate Court Denies Hospital’s Appeal in Glen Burnie Birth Injury Case
    Earlier this month, Maryland’s highest court rejected a final appeal by MedStar Harbor Hospital in a birth-injury case that resulted in a $20.6 million verdict against the hospital. According to a recent article by the Baltimore Sun,…
Rank this Week: 3905

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Apr 12

    Government moves against testing laboratories, settles with two for $48 million

    Government moves against testing laboratories, settles with two for $48 million
    On April 9, the Department of Justice announced that it was settling kickback allegations with two cardiovascular disease testing laboratories, and was intervening in qui tam suits against two others and against three individuals for similar…
  • Mar 13

    Export-Import Bank lender settles False Claims Act allegations for $3.8 million

    Export-Import Bank lender settles False Claims Act allegations for $3.8 million
    On March 12, the Department of Justice announced that Miami-based Hencorp Becstone Capital, LC had agreed to pay $3.8 million to settle civil charges, brought by two whistleblowers, that the firm submitted false documents for…
  • Mar 11

    Committee member of National Quality Forum settles False Claims Act case, paying $1 million

    Committee member of National Quality Forum settles False Claims Act case, paying $1 million
    On March 2, the Department of Justice announced that a Laguna Beach, California-based physician, Dr. Charles Denham, had agreed to pay $1 million to settle civil claims that he accepted kickbacks from CareFusion, Inc., to recommend the use of…
Rank this Week: 734

No Papered: A Washington DC…

No Papered: A Washington DC Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Scrofano Law.

http://blog.scrofanolaw.com/
  • Apr 6

    Challenging Enhancements in DC DUI

    Challenging Enhancements in DC DUI
    The penalty for second offenses in the District of Columbia for DUI’s includes a mandatory minimum jail term of ten days. It’s the only misdemeanor crime in the District of Columbia that carries mandatory minimum jail time. To…
  • Mar 6

    Road to Ruin: Virginia Proposal to Raise Reckless Driving Threshold Fail

    Road to Ruin: Virginia Proposal to Raise Reckless Driving Threshold Fail
    Although most Virginia drivers aren’t aware of it, their chance to avoid a Virginia misdemeanor conviction for Reckless Driving took a major blow last month. A proposal to raise the reckless driving threshold to 85 miles-per-hour was…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3047

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/
  • Apr 5

    News Briefs: March 2015

    News Briefs: March 2015
    » On March 2, 2015, the Judicial Nomination Commission announced that it has recommended three individuals to fill a vacancy on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia due to the retirement of Judge Herbert B. Dixon Jr. The…
  • Apr 5

    Court Opinions: March 2015

    Court Opinions: March 2015
    In March 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…
  • Mar 29

    Legislation Enacted Amending Statute of Limitations Applicable to Third-Person Negligence Claims Brought By Recipients of Workers’ Compensation

    Legislation Enacted Amending Statute of Limitations Applicable to Third-Person Negligence Claims Brought By Recipients of Workers’ Compensation
    On February 26, 2015, the Workers’ Compensation Statute of Limitations Amendment Act of 2014 (Law 20-159) (the “Act”) became effective. By way of background, the District of Columbia Workers’ Compensation Act…
Rank this Week: 539

Baum Law Offices

Baum Law Offices

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

http://baumlawoffices.com/blog/
  • Apr 4

    Maryland Self Defense Law FAQ

    Maryland Self Defense Law FAQ
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - Law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland. This blog post is meant to shed some light on the Maryland self defense law. By self defense, I…
  • Nov 4

    Maryland Peace Order and Protective Order Defense

    Maryland Peace Order and Protective Order Defense
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - Law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland. As of October 1, 2014, it became much easier to get a final peace order or a final protective…
  • Nov 4

    Maryland Peace Order and Protective Order Defense

    Maryland Peace Order and Protective Order Defense
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - Law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.As of October 1, 2014, it became much easier to get a final peace order or a final protective…
Rank this Week: 2917

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: 4597

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Published by Nationally Focused Mesothelioma Attorneys. The Ferraro Law Firm

http://www.mesotheliomalawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 1

    Kaenzig v. Charles B. Chrystal Co. - Talc Asbestos Verdict for Plaintiff Affirmed

    Kaenzig v. Charles B. Chrystal Co. - Talc Asbestos Verdict for Plaintiff Affirmed
    A landmark asbestos case verdict against a talc supplier has withstood appeal in New Jersey, where the appellate court affirmed a $1.6 million judgment in favor of the plaintiff, who was allegedly exposed to the asbestos-contaminated talcum…
  • Apr 1

    Asbestos Lawsuit Seeks Millions for Medical Monitoring

    Asbestos Lawsuit Seeks Millions for Medical Monitoring
    The workmen tasked with renovation of a county courthouse in Missouri in the early 1980s were exposed to asbestos on a daily basis and without necessary protections. So too were those who worked nearby, according to a new lawsuit. When…
  • Mar 17

    Judge Refuses Dismissal of Veteran's Asbestos Disease Claim

    Judge Refuses Dismissal of Veteran's Asbestos Disease Claim
    Refusing an asbestos defendant's request to dismiss a claim by a Navy veteran for liability for his illness, a federal judge ruled plaintiff's list of seven ships on which he served is sufficient proof of exposure to the toxic substance. The…
Rank this Week: 1253

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/
  • Apr 1

    Fluid Dynamic Holdings v. Jacksonville - Slander Drove Off Business, $75M Lawsuit Claim

    Fluid Dynamic Holdings v. Jacksonville - Slander Drove Off Business, $75M Lawsuit Claim
    The plaintiff in Fluid Dynamics Holdings, LLC v. City of Jacksonville, et al., who filed in Florida Middle District Court, says he is puzzled. Fluid Dynamics Holdings, LLC was partway through a pilot project program with St. Johns County…
  • 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…
  • Feb 12

    Pharmacies, Manufacturers Held Accountable With Qui Tam Litigation

    Pharmacies, Manufacturers Held Accountable With Qui Tam Litigation
    A pharmaceutical manufacturer of a heartburn drug has settled a kickback scheme allegation made in a civil qui tam lawsuit for nearly $8 million. The company, AstraZeneca LP, produces a drug sold under the brand name "Nexium." Two former…
Rank this Week: 2190

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
  • Mar 30

    The Open Internet Order - In Brief

    The Open Internet Order - In Brief
    The entry summarizes the major elements of the Open Internet Order.  An analysis of the FCC’s policy determinations and reasoning for regulating broadband internet access service as a Title II telecommunications service will be…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1298

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/
  • Mar 27

    Parents: Beware of Oversharing on Social Media

    Parents: Beware of Oversharing on Social Media
    Although social media offers parents an opportunity to share useful information about their children and their health issues, a recent poll suggests many might be “oversharing,” and putting their childrens’ safety and…
  • Mar 20

    Don’t Give Melatonin to Kid

    Don’t Give Melatonin to Kid
    Melatonin, a hormone produced by the body, is a popular supplement among people who believe that it helps them sleep and to adjust their body clock (jet lag, shift changes). It’s also used to address a host of problems from macular…
  • Mar 13

    Study Questions Accepted Practice for Avoiding Peanut Allergy

    Study Questions Accepted Practice for Avoiding Peanut Allergy
    Peanut butter is to childhood as beer is to frat parties, but common practice for avoiding peanut allergies has been to keep some kids from eating the popular legume and its various products. But an impressive new study has shown that the…
Rank this Week: 4644

TelecomMediaTech Law Blog

TelecomMediaTech Law Blog

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

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

    FCC Hits TV Station With Maximum Fine for Fleeting Nudity in Newscast

    FCC Hits TV Station With Maximum Fine for Fleeting Nudity in Newscast
    The Federal Communications Commission has fined a television station $325,000 for allegedly broadcasting “extremely graphic and explicit sexual material”, i.e., indecent material.  The amount of the fine, underlying…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 4659

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 26

    Fifth Circuit Rules Only a Seaman Can Commit Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Fifth Circuit Rules Only a Seaman Can Commit Seaman’s Manslaughter
    A recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Court serves as a good reminder that criminal statutes say only what they say, and that it is up to the legislature to revise statutes to expand their scope if the…
  • Mar 25

    Your Mom and the Courts Agree: Naked Online Pix are Not OK

    Your Mom and the Courts Agree: Naked Online Pix are Not OK
    Since the 1990s and the rise of the Internet and social media, each one of us has become increasingly aware of the risks and dangers of unwanted posts and how fast a “discreet” image can go viral. The development and evolution of…
  • Mar 17

    Bureaucracy Unlimited

    Bureaucracy Unlimited
    This article first appeared on FEE.org – you can access this version at http://fee.org/freeman/detail/bureaucracy-unlimited Big Gov and Big Biz. Are they holding hands, shaking hands, or boxing? It depends on the day and the issue.…
Rank this Week: 715

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: 1743

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

By Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC.

http://lawblog.boilapc.com/
Rank this Week: 1317

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

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

http://www.insideprivacy.com
Rank this Week: 635

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: 4734