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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/
  • Nov 22

    Encryption Export Controls, More to Come, and Likely Needed

    Encryption Export Controls, More to Come, and Likely Needed
    It had been a while since I had seen a administrative fine imposed on a U.S. company for the unlawful of export of encryption technology. According to the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security press release posted…
  • Nov 20

    The Staging of Constitutional Crisi

    The Staging of Constitutional Crisi
    I find it somewhat amusing, and at some level disconcerting, that the President took to, of all things … Facebook … to announce that he is about to force a political conflict with a majority of the American people over…
  • Nov 19

    Two-State Solution, A Cruel Diplomatic Tool

    Two-State Solution, A Cruel Diplomatic Tool
    Three Americans were killed by radical Islamists yesterday. The media coverage and official U.S. responses, frankly, has been the equivalent of political tumbleweed. The synagogue attack by axe-wielding Palestinian terrorists, cheered by…
Rank this Week: 710

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

By Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC.

http://lawblog.boilapc.com/
  • Nov 21

    DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status Designations for Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone

    DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status Designations for Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has designated Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone for 18 months.  The Secretary of DHS, Jeh Johnson, made these designations due to the outbreak of the Ebola…
  • Nov 12

    Lack of Transparency at Artesia Detention Center

    Lack of Transparency at Artesia Detention Center
    In June of this year, the Department of Homeland Security opened a federal immigration detention center in an isolated New Mexico desert town, Artesia.  This facility was built during this summer in response to the surge of women and…
  • Oct 23

    2014 Ombudsman Annual Report

    2014 Ombudsman Annual Report
    The 2014 Ombudsman Annual Report, released by USCIS, indicated that the Request for Evidence rates for the L-1 intracompany transferee visa category is nearly 50 percent for the first half of the 2014 Fiscal Year.  This indicates a…
Rank this Week: 2209

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/
  • Nov 21

    Laundry Detergent Pods Remain Risky for Kid

    Laundry Detergent Pods Remain Risky for Kid
    More than two years ago we blogged about the toxic quality of laundry detergent packaged in colorful plastic pods that look like candy to some small children. Although the danger flag was raised then by poison control centers, and the…
  • Nov 14

    Too Many Docs Don’t Follow Antipsychotic Prescribing Guidelines for Kid

    Too Many Docs Don’t Follow Antipsychotic Prescribing Guidelines for Kid
    Last month, a hearing in the Vermont Legislature yielded information about how that state’s doctors prescribe antipsychotic drugs to children. About half the time, it seems, they don’t follow the recommended guidelines for those…
  • Nov 7

    Don’t Let Babies Sleep on Couche

    Don’t Let Babies Sleep on Couche
    A recent study confirms that babies who sleep or nap on soft surfaces, like sofas, are at risk of dying. According to the research published in Pediatrics, about 1 in 8 cases of so-called “crib death,” occurs among infants who…
Rank this Week: 4399

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/
  • Nov 21

    A Rush to Judgment on Patentable Subject Matter

    A Rush to Judgment on Patentable Subject Matter
    In the latest decision (“Ultramercial-3”), the panel reached the opposite conclusion and affirmed the dismissal. This apparent turnaround was based on two intervening events: (1) the Supreme Court’s Alice decision in June;…
  • Nov 20

    USPTO, NIST on Front Lines of Cybersecurity Partnership

    USPTO, NIST on Front Lines of Cybersecurity Partnership
    Throughout 2014, stories of major data breaches and hacking incidents have dominated the mainstream media. Customers of major corporations like Target, Home Depot, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Neiman Marcus have been the targets of…
  • Nov 19

    General Electric Patents: Medical Innovations and Energy System

    General Electric Patents: Medical Innovations and Energy System
    Many of the technologies we discuss in more detail below pertain to railway and other vehicular technologies. A few patent applications discuss improvements to electrical utility systems, including one technique for monitoring plant activity…
Rank this Week: 1569

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: 2791

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/
  • Nov 21

    Should Watersheds Have Standing? Should Corporations?

    Should Watersheds Have Standing? Should Corporations?
    In his seminal essay in 1972, Christopher Stone famously asked “Should Trees Have Standing?” Apart from Justice Douglas’s dissent in Sierra Club v. Morton, the idea has never gained much traction, at least in United…
  • Nov 19

    Is Obesity an Environmental Problem?

    Is Obesity an Environmental Problem?
    Like Canada, environmental contamination gets blamed for a lot of things wrong in America.  But a recent study in a respected NIH journal, Environmental Health Perspectives, offers a novel expansion of what in our lives  that is…
  • Nov 18

    Massachusetts Climate Adaptation Policy: How Broad Will It Be?

    Massachusetts Climate Adaptation Policy: How Broad Will It Be?
    Yesterday, I suggested that Massachusetts EOEEA may not have authority to issue its “MEPA Climate Change Adaptation and Resiliency Policy.”  However, since I also conceded that Massachusetts courts are unlikely to agree with…
Rank this Week: 2757

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: 2760

DC Immigration Lawyer Blog

DC Immigration Lawyer Blog

By Schaefer Law Firm.

http://vagreencardlawyer.com/dc-immigration-lawyer-blog
  • 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.
  • Aug 24

    What is the Visa Bulletin?

    What is the Visa Bulletin?
    Information on the visa bulletin published by the Department of State each month. The post What is the Visa Bulletin? appeared first on Schaefer Law Firm.
  • Apr 12

    Who is the best immigration lawyer in Idaho?

    Who is the best immigration lawyer in Idaho?
    Information on finding the best immigration lawyer in Idaho for your case. The post Who is the best immigration lawyer in Idaho? appeared first on Schaefer Law Firm.
Rank this Week: 4315

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

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

http://www.insideprivacy.com
  • Nov 20

    FTC and Wyndham to Mediate Dispute Over FTC Data-Security Authority

    FTC and Wyndham to Mediate Dispute Over FTC Data-Security Authority
    Earlier this week, U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas directed the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts to seek mediation to resolve their landmark dispute over whether the FTC has the authority to…
  • Nov 20

    Carnegie Mellon Grades Privacy of Android App

    Carnegie Mellon Grades Privacy of Android App
    Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have designed a website that doles out grades to Android apps based on their privacy practices. The website, privacygrade.org, assigns grades based on a model that measures the gap between…
  • Nov 19

    Bill Restricting the NSA’s Data Collection Practices Blocked in the Senate

    Bill Restricting the NSA’s Data Collection Practices Blocked in the Senate
    By Randall Friedland Yesterday, the USA Freedom Act (S. 2685), a bill aimed at curbing the National Security Agency’s (“NSA”) data collection practices, fell two votes short of the 60 votes necessary for cloture in the…
Rank this Week: 973

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
  • Nov 20

    Cheek v. U.S.: Interpreting the “Interfere” Language of D.C.’s APO Statute

    Cheek v. U.S.: Interpreting the “Interfere” Language of D.C.’s APO Statute
    The Assault on a Police Officer (APO) statute is so broad that the D.C. Court of Appeals has had to issue multiple opinions to interpret it.  In Edwin Cheek v. United States, an opinion it issued today, it interpreted that portion of the…
  • Nov 18

    Testifying = Snitching?

    Testifying = Snitching?
    The witness refuses to testify. “I am not a snitch,” he tells my investigator Wayne and me. “But we am not asking you to snitch on anyone,” I reply. “We are just asking you to testify. To tell the truth about…
  • Nov 18

    PBS NewsHour on KBR Burn Pit Lawsuit

    PBS NewsHour on KBR Burn Pit Lawsuit
Rank this Week: 1193

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
  • Nov 20

    Ruling Confirms FAA Enforcement Authority Over Reckless Unmanned Aircraft Operation

    Ruling Confirms FAA Enforcement Authority Over Reckless Unmanned Aircraft Operation
    By Tom DeCesar, Ed Fishman, Jim Insco, and Marty Stern The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) ruled earlier this week that small, unmanned aircraft flights are subject to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules prohibiting…
  • Nov 20

    Arbitration Provision Unenforceable in TCPA Class Action, Ninth Circuit Hold

    Arbitration Provision Unenforceable in TCPA Class Action, Ninth Circuit Hold
    By Andrew Glass and Roger Smerage The Ninth Circuit recently held that a consumer’s TCPA class action against Sirius XM Radio Inc. (“Sirius XM”) was not subject to Sirius XM’s arbitration agreement.  The consumer…
  • Nov 14

    Eleventh Circuit Endorses Different TCPA Liability Standards for Faxes and Call

    Eleventh Circuit Endorses Different TCPA Liability Standards for Faxes and Call
    By Molly K. McGinley and Joseph Wylie The United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit recently ruled in Palm Beach Golf Center-Boca, Inc. v. Sarris that a company that contracted with a third party advertising firm to send fax…
Rank this Week: 2874

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/
  • Nov 20

    FDA Reminds Consumers that Nonprescription Drugs Can Impair Driving

    FDA Reminds Consumers that Nonprescription Drugs Can Impair Driving
    Although many people believe that any medicine you can buy without a prescription can’t hurt you if you follow the directions, that’s not necessarily true — all drugs have potential side effects, and some over-the-counter…
  • Nov 19

    Too Few Women Are Screened for Cervical Cancer

    Too Few Women Are Screened for Cervical Cancer
    Earlier this year, experts concluded that most women don’t need annual pelvic exams, but they also confirmed that regular Pap tests are still necessary to screen for cervical cancer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,…
  • Nov 17

    Robotic Technology Costs More and Has More Complications for Ovary and Cyst Removal

    Robotic Technology Costs More and Has More Complications for Ovary and Cyst Removal
    The use of robots in the surgical suite has a checkered history and a fat file of lawsuits by patients who suffered burns, bleeding and other serious harms. Another study has added to the record of woe: robot-assisted surgery to remove…
Rank this Week: 4400

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: 2242

No Papered: A Washington DC…

No Papered: A Washington DC Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Scrofano Law.

http://blog.scrofanolaw.com/
  • Nov 19

    On Hiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer

    On Hiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer
    There are a lot of important qualities to look for when hiring a criminal defense lawyer.  You want an attorney who truly cares about their clients.  Its important for a criminal defense lawyer to have a strong and aggressive…
  • Sep 19

    Can a DUI Conviction be Expunged? Part II

    Can a DUI Conviction be Expunged? Part II
    The last post discussed some of the background involved in the District of Columbia’s problems it had with its Breathalyzer program. The Metropolitan Police Department not only miscalibrated the machines to read 40 percent higher than…
  • Sep 11

    Can a DC DUI Conviction be Expunged? Part I.

    Can a DC DUI Conviction be Expunged? Part I.
    In short, the answer is maybe. The District of Columbia record sealing statute makes Driving under the Influence and Driving while Intoxicated “ineligible misdemeanors.” Accordingly, on its face, the law prohibits sealing of a…
Rank this Week: 3529

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
  • Nov 19

    Hogan Lovells Partner Discusses Privacy Regulation with FTC Commissioner Ohlhausen

    Hogan Lovells Partner Discusses Privacy Regulation with FTC Commissioner Ohlhausen
    As the keynote speaker for the Winnik Forum, U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen sat down with Christopher Wolf, Director of Hogan Lovells’ Privacy and Information Management Practice to discuss the…
  • Nov 18

    French Official Recommends Increased Supervision Over Government Data-Gathering

    French Official Recommends Increased Supervision Over Government Data-Gathering
    During a November 13, 2014 hearing before the Digital Rights Commission of the French National Assembly, Jean-Marie Delarue, the head of France's oversight Commission for National Security Interceptions said that France's 1991 law on national…
  • Nov 17

    How Do Global Businesses Know When EU Data Protection Law Applies to Them?

    How Do Global Businesses Know When EU Data Protection Law Applies to Them?
    At the heart of EU data protection law is the passionate belief in the right to privacy. Indeed, the Treaty of Lisbon has now recognised both privacy and data protection as fundamental rights under EU law. As fundamental rights, there is a…
Rank this Week: 2111

Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

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

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
  • Nov 19

    Gary Newell Featured in District Energy Magazine

    Gary Newell Featured in District Energy Magazine
    Jennings, Strouss & Salmon energy attorney, Gary J. Newell, is featured in the latest edition of District Energy magazine. Read the full article: Recent PURPA Enforcement Actions: Do they signal a policy shift at FERC? Watch this video to…
  • Nov 7

    Jennings Strouss Receives National Ranking for Energy Law on 2015 “Best Law Firms” List

    Jennings Strouss Receives National Ranking for Energy Law on 2015 “Best Law Firms” List
    We are pleased to announce that Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC received a Tier 1 National Ranking for Energy Law on the 2015 “Best Law Firms” list compiled by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®.…
  • Oct 21

    FERC Determines Compliance With Capacity Release Order to Show Cause

    FERC Determines Compliance With Capacity Release Order to Show Cause
                    In March of this year, the Commission initiated a show cause proceeding requiring all pipelines to either: (1) revise their tariffs in accordance with the Commission’s regulations…
Rank this Week: 4883

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: 2226

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Nov 18

    The USPTO Is Off-Key With International Patent Law Harmonization

    The USPTO Is Off-Key With International Patent Law Harmonization
    As a leader in science, technology and innovation, the United States long has played a central role in global intellectual property matters. As the world’s largest economy, the United States has played a central role in trade policy,…
  • Nov 16

    Third Time Is The Charm For WildTangent Challenge Of Patent Eligibility Of Ultramercial Patent

    Third Time Is The Charm For WildTangent Challenge Of Patent Eligibility Of Ultramercial Patent
    In its third opinion reviewing the same district court decision, the Federal Circuit this time affirmed the district court’s grant of WildTangent’s motion to dismiss Ultramercial’s patent infringement complaint…
  • Nov 13

    USPTO Explores Crowdsourcing Prior Art

    USPTO Explores Crowdsourcing Prior Art
    In a Federal Register Notice dated November 12, 2014, the USPTO solicited public comments on the “use of crowdsourcing to identify relevant prior art,” and announced a related roundtable to be held on December 2, 2014 at…
Rank this Week: 2122

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/
  • Nov 18

    Short Wins - the Dramatic Catch-Up Edition

    Short Wins - the Dramatic Catch-Up Edition
    And, after a really long break, we're back. Apologies. This day job has been very busy lately. And, of course, if you ever find yourself jonesing for my writing, you can always check out my stuff on Above the Law. You saw our guest post on…
  • Nov 14

    The D.C. Circuit Makes It Harder to Prosecute Someone For Enticing A Minor

    The D.C. Circuit Makes It Harder to Prosecute Someone For Enticing A Minor
    Editor's Note - We've never had a guest post before, and normally I give a blanket no to a request for one. But, Assistant Federal Public Defender extraordinaire Jon Jeffress wrote a great piece about the D.C. Circuit's recent decision in…
  • Oct 4

    The Government Gets Slapped Back to District Court in a Fake Stash House Robbery Case

    The Government Gets Slapped Back to District Court in a Fake Stash House Robbery Case
    Fake stash house robbery cases are an embarrassment to a civilized society. Here's what happens. An undercover ATF agent finds a guy and does some deals with him. He then tells the guy he knows of a stash house where there are a lot of…
Rank this Week: 1005

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/
  • Nov 18

    Anti-Kickback Act Settlement Costs Contractor $2.72 Million

    Anti-Kickback Act Settlement Costs Contractor $2.72 Million
    A New York contractor has agreed to pay $2.72 million to resolve claims that it violated the Anti-Kickback Act and False Claims Act in connection with its prime contract work on an EPA facility. According to a Department of Justice press…
  • Nov 14

    Thank You, New Mexico!

    Thank You, New Mexico!
    I am back in Lawrence after a trip to the Southwest, where I spoke at the Holloman Air Force Base Industry Day in Alamogordo, New Mexico.  My morning session addressed communicating with contracting officers, and my afternoon session…
  • Nov 13

    Extreme Weather Didn’t Excuse Late Proposal

    Extreme Weather Didn’t Excuse Late Proposal
    With winter weather descending on much of the country, it is all the more important for contractors to ensure that their proposals are submitted with time to spare. In a recent bid protest decision, the Court of Federal Claims held that…
Rank this Week: 2129

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Nov 18

    You’re In the Zone… Of A Massive Punitive Damages Verdict for a Pregnant Manager

    You’re In the Zone… Of A Massive Punitive Damages Verdict for a Pregnant Manager
    On Monday, AutoZone found itself on the wrong end of a $185 million verdict in favor of a former store manager, Rosario Juarez.  Yes, you read that right.  $185 million.  This stunning verdict appears to have been the result of…
  • Nov 13

    The Inbox - Love Me Tinder

    The Inbox - Love Me Tinder
    If you find yourself in the digital dating scene (or the market for highly-valued start-ups for that matter), you are probably familiar with Tinder, the dating app that allows users to identify potential dates with an easy swipe of a finger…
  • Nov 12

    Fired for Taking the Fifth: Part 1 – The Private Sector Employee

    Fired for Taking the Fifth: Part 1 – The Private Sector Employee
    Recently, in a government investigation by the civil division of a United States Attorney’s Office, an employee of a private company was deposed pursuant to a Civil Investigative Demand (CID).  The employee, on the advice of…
Rank this Week: 1181

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/
  • Nov 18

    FINRA Quietly Proposes Pay-to-Play Type Rules for Its Broker-Dealer Member

    FINRA Quietly Proposes Pay-to-Play Type Rules for Its Broker-Dealer Member
    By Ben Keane and Stefan Passantino Late last week, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) quietly posted a new regulatory notice proposing a series of pay-to-play type rules for its broker-dealer members that closely track the…
  • Nov 17

    Federal Pay-to-Play CLE Webcast – Tomorrow!

    Federal Pay-to-Play CLE Webcast – Tomorrow!
    Can’t get enough Pay-to-Play knowledge? Need some quick Continuing Legal Education credits before year end? You might want to check out ALI-CLE’s audio presentation on Federal “Pay-to-Play” Rules: Latest Enforcement…
  • Oct 1

    Federal District Court Rules It Does Not Have Jurisdiction To Hear Challenge to the SEC’s Pay-to-Play Law

    Federal District Court Rules It Does Not Have Jurisdiction To Hear Challenge to the SEC’s Pay-to-Play Law
    (But the SEC Provides Some Helpful Guidance Anyway) In a ruling that did not get to the merits of the substantive arguments, a federal court has ruled that it lacks jurisdiction to consider whether the SEC contravened either the US…
Rank this Week: 2787

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: 3282

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 462

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: 477

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/
  • Nov 14

    Retaliation Claim Not Related to Reverse Discrimination Allegation

    Retaliation Claim Not Related to Reverse Discrimination Allegation
                Apparently distracted or otherwise annoyed by his Nigerian co-workers’ tendency to converse with each other in their native language, a mortgage consultant asked his co-workers to speak in…
  • Nov 11

    Beware the EEOC’s Assault on Separation Agreement

    Beware the EEOC’s Assault on Separation Agreement
    The EEOC has launched a new strategic enforcement initiative, staking  out an aggressive (and new) position challenging what appear to be fairly standard separation agreement provisions.  Although it suffered a minor…
  • Nov 6

    $1.2M Settlement in Skechers Overtime and Missed Break Case

    $1.2M Settlement in Skechers Overtime and Missed Break Case
    Skechers unlawfully withheld pay from employees, including compensation for missed meal and rest breaks, overtime and earned wages. A preliminary $1.2 million settlement agreement has been approved, potentially ending an…
Rank this Week: 3054

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Nov 14

    Video from the Link Rot Symposium

    Video from the Link Rot Symposium
    We have received quite a few inquiries about getting media from the October 24 Link Rot Symposium online so people who could not attend the live event or webinar can benefit from our speakers’ presentations and discussion.  In…
  • Nov 13

    Are you listening to Serial?

    Are you listening to Serial?
    Are you as obsessed with the Serial podcast as we are here at the Georgetown Law Library? Do you wonder if Adnan did it or not? What’s the deal with Jay and Jenn? Is the shrimp sale at the Crab Crib as delicious as it sounds? And why…
  • Nov 10

    Too Many Cooks and Copyright Law

    Too Many Cooks and Copyright Law
    This past weekend, the internet found a new obsession in the 11-minute video from Adult Swim, Too Many Cooks. This surreal walk down memory lane starts as a spoof of a typical 80s sitcom…and then proceeds to send up almost every genre…
Rank this Week: 1640

Maryland Medical Malpractice…

Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawyers Blog

Comments on medical malpractice. By The Rich Firm, PC.

http://www.marylandmedicalmalpracticelawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 13

    3 Questions to Ask Before a Surgical Procedure

    3 Questions to Ask Before a Surgical Procedure
    Before consenting to a surgical procedure, you have the right to ask as many questions as needed to make yourself comfortable with the procedure and its justification. Though you should feel free to ask any question that comes to mind, here…
  • Nov 4

    Different Types of Damages that Can Be Included in a Wrongful Death Case

    Different Types of Damages that Can Be Included in a Wrongful Death Case
    In your time of loss, it may be strange to think about damages in a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it may be possible to recoup medical expenses and receive compensation for lost future income as a result of your family member’s…
  • Oct 28

    Steps to Take When Injured in an Auto Accident

    Steps to Take When Injured in an Auto Accident
    More than five million people are injured in traffic accidents every year throughout the country. If you’re involved in an accident that leaves you with injuries, follow these steps to get the compensation you deserve. Seek medical…
Rank this Week: 3311

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/
  • Nov 13

    The Exploding Air Bag Problem

    The Exploding Air Bag Problem
    The media has been buzzing this year with terrifying stories of dangerous and defective auto parts recalls.   More recently, airbag manufacturer Takata has come under the gun for manufacturing potentially defective airbags installed in…
  • Nov 12

    Could the Already Enormous Takata Airbag Recall Get Worse?

    Could the Already Enormous Takata Airbag Recall Get Worse?
    Another recent dangerous defect with automobiles has recently been exposed. I has now been discovered that approximate 8 million airbags manufactured by the company Takata -- and available in dozens of vehicles spread across 10 automakers --…
  • Nov 7

    New Research: Further Confirmation of Dangers of Drowsy Driving

    New Research: Further Confirmation of Dangers of Drowsy Driving
    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner Several years ago, the National Sleep Foundation sponsored a public awareness campaign about the effects of drowsy driving. As I blogged about the problem in 2011, drowsy…
Rank this Week: 1492

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/
  • Nov 13

    Where to Draw the Line With Undercover FBI Operation

    Where to Draw the Line With Undercover FBI Operation
    Several news publications have been making much ado about a tactic the FBI used in 2007 to locate an individual suspected in a series of bomb-threats to Washington state high schools. The FBI created a fake news article, falsely representing…
  • Sep 24

    The Road to True Threats is Paved with Intimidating Intention

    The Road to True Threats is Paved with Intimidating Intention
    Recently, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals considered the dividing line between free speech guarantees and the state’s authority to criminalize threat speech. In United States v. Heineman, the court held that the government must prove…
  • Sep 12

    A New Remedy for Online Defamation

    A New Remedy for Online Defamation
    In the United States it is enormously difficult to remove allegedly defamatory information from the internet.  A victim can take the expensive and time-consuming step of suing the author for defamation in court.  However, even if a…
Rank this Week: 2015

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Nov 12

    Inhofe Calls on EPA to Drop Fracking Review, But Agency IG Decline

    Inhofe Calls on EPA to Drop Fracking Review, But Agency IG Decline
    The EPA’s inspector general, Arthur Elkins, Jr., has rejected Sen. Jim Inhofe’s (R-OK) appeal for the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to drop its review of the agency and the states’ ability to manage potential threats…
  • Nov 11

    Thank You Veterans!

    Thank You Veterans!
    The team at Fracking Insider is honored to work alongside a number of distinguished veterans, including our own fearless leader, John Wittenborn (USAF Ret.), and we are proud of the veterans in our families as well (Thanks Pop!). In honor of…
  • Oct 31

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 37

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 37
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 37 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Texas. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews on…
Rank this Week: 2126

Price Benowitz Law Blog

Price Benowitz Law Blog

Covers Maryland and DC personal injury issues.

http://pricebenowitzlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 11

    Texting while Driving, Daylight Savings Pose Serious Risks for Driver

    Texting while Driving, Daylight Savings Pose Serious Risks for Driver
    An unfortunate truth about our roadways is that motor vehicle accidents happen every day. From minor fender benders to full-blown chain reaction accidents ...
  • Nov 10

    Tide Pods Raise Product Liability Concern

    Tide Pods Raise Product Liability Concern
    Written by a Staff Writer with Price Benowitz LLP Accidental poisonings from a popular laundry detergent have prompted 17,230 calls in U.S poison control centers in 2012 and 2013. In the past two years, more than 700 children were…
  • Oct 31

    First Lawsuit Filed Over Missing Plane: Legal Troubles For Malaysia Airline

    First Lawsuit Filed Over Missing Plane: Legal Troubles For Malaysia Airline
    The family of two young boys whose father disappeared along with 239 people aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have sued the airline and the Malaysian government ...
Rank this Week: 2072

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/
  • Nov 11

    New Bill May Make it Easier for DC Pedestrians and Bicyclists to Recover After Accident

    New Bill May Make it Easier for DC Pedestrians and Bicyclists to Recover After Accident
    In Washington DC, the current state of the law prevents any accident victim from recovering for his or her injuries if he or she is found to be at all at fault for the accident resulting in his or her injuries. This means that even if an…
  • Nov 11

    New Bill May Make it Easier for DC Pedestrians and Bicyclists to Recover After Accident

    New Bill May Make it Easier for DC Pedestrians and Bicyclists to Recover After Accident
    In Washington DC, the current state of the law prevents any accident victim from recovering for his or her injuries if he or she is found to be at all at fault for the accident resulting in his or her...
  • Nov 4

    Williams Sonoma Recalls Pumpkin-Seed Pesto Over Botulism Concern

    Williams Sonoma Recalls Pumpkin-Seed Pesto Over Botulism Concern
    Earlier this month, a high-end kitchen product retailer announced that it was recalling a large batch of potentially tainted food that was for sale across the country in its retail stores. According to a report by one local news source, the…
Rank this Week: 1468

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 6

    Eyewitness Identification

    Eyewitness Identification
    Eyewitness Identification from Brien Roche Law Eyewitness identification is a critical feature of our legal system.  Most people would agree that eyewitness identification however stands on fragile legs. Eyewitness identification is…
  • Oct 30

    Auto Insurance

    Auto Insurance
    Auto Insurance from Brien Roche Law You would think that the topic of auto insurance is a simple one.  Years ago some insurance carriers began writing auto insurance policies in what they call plain English.  Plain English to an…
  • Oct 26

    Ruptured Aneurysm

    Ruptured Aneurysm
    Ruptured Aneurysm from Brien Roche Law A ruptured aneurysm is typically a catastrophic event. An aneurysm may be in the brain or it may be in other parts of the body.  The ruptured aneurysm frequently leaves the patient barely conscious…
Rank this Week: 2179

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: 355

Baum Law Offices

Baum Law Offices

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

http://baumlawoffices.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Sep 6

    Maryland Marijuana Citation and Civil Citation FAQ

    Maryland Marijuana Citation and Civil Citation FAQ
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - Law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.The purpose of the following post is to answer some frequently asked questions concerning the…
  • Aug 11

    Legal Definition of Possession

    Legal Definition of Possession
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - Law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.Based on my experience working with defendants in thousands of Maryland possession cases, most…
Rank this Week: 3377

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Nov 4

    Ready or Not, Here They Come: Preparing For Phase 2 HIPAA Compliance Audit

    Ready or Not, Here They Come: Preparing For Phase 2 HIPAA Compliance Audit
    Our friends at Co3Systems and IOD recently produced a webinar, “Ready or Not, Here They Come: Preparing For Phase 2 HIPAA Compliance Audits” that provides a succinct overview of what is coming down the pike for HIPAA covered…
  • Oct 28

    FDA Flunks Data Security Exam

    FDA Flunks Data Security Exam
    Last week, the HHS Office of Inspector General released a damning report on FDA’s data security:  “The objective of this review was to determine whether the FDA’s network and external Web applications were vulnerable to…
  • Oct 27

    The FTC Wants to Regulate the Internet of Things, Including Your Car

    The FTC Wants to Regulate the Internet of Things, Including Your Car
    The FTC recently filed a comment on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s advance notice of proposed rulemaking related to vehicle-to-vehicle communications.  The comment left no doubt that the FTC wants to regulate…
Rank this Week: 2115

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/
  • Nov 3

    Court Opinions: October 2014

    Court Opinions: October 2014
    In October 2014, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals published the opinions listed below. The opinions listed below are organized by type or source of appeal. To retrieve an electronic copy of any of these opinions from the…
  • Nov 3

    News Briefs: October 2014

    News Briefs: October 2014
    » On October 2, 2014, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals issued an order amending Appellate Rule 48, which concerns legal assistance provided by law students, and Bar Rule XI, Section 1(a), which delineates the Court of…
  • Nov 2

    Court of Appeals Holds Negligence Action Barred by Public Duty Doctrine; Vigorous Dissent Calls for En Banc Review

    Court of Appeals Holds Negligence Action Barred by Public Duty Doctrine; Vigorous Dissent Calls for En Banc Review
    On September 25, 2014, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals decided Allen v. District of Columbia, No. 10-CV-1425, slip op. (D.C. Sept. 25, 2014) in which it considered whether the public duty doctrine barred a…
Rank this Week: 4971

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/
  • Oct 30

    New Studies Highlight the Dreadful Reality of Concussions in College Football

    New Studies Highlight the Dreadful Reality of Concussions in College Football
    The nation is obsessed with NFL concussions and wants to know why they happen, what long-term effects they have on athletes and how the game of football should be changed to protect players. Yet our collective concern for college football…
  • Oct 30

    What Patients Need to Know about Electronic Medical Record

    What Patients Need to Know about Electronic Medical Record
    The proliferation of electronic medical records has, in many ways, benefited the health care industry. In theory, these sophisticated systems provide a centralized location for medical professionals to access and update patient information,…
  • Oct 23

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What Are Some Promising Advances?

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What Are Some Promising Advances?
    Frustratingly, breast cancer continues to be one of the leading causes of death among women, despite 40+ years of research into its etiology and billions of dollars spent to develop treatments for the disease and related cancers. However,…
Rank this Week: 191

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment…

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment Blog

Covers environmental law. By Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal.

http://we-blog-meyerglitz.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4221

LexDigerati

LexDigerati

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

http://manishin.com/law
  • Oct 26

    Twitter Digest For Week of 10-20-2014

    Twitter Digest For Week of 10-20-2014
    Twitterstream from LexDigerati for week of 10-20-2014
  • Oct 19

    Twitter Digest For Week of 10-13-2014

    Twitter Digest For Week of 10-13-2014
    Twitterstream from LexDigerati for week of 10-13-2014
  • Oct 16

    K-Cups, Innovation and Interoperability

    K-Cups, Innovation and Interoperability
    Monopolists have no general duty to make their products work with those of competitors, but what about the situation where a dominant firm deliberately re-designs products to render them incompatible with others? That is the provocative…
Rank this Week: 4268

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 25

    When Qualifying for a Loan: It's Not Your Credit Score that Matters -- It's How Much Debt You're Carrying

    When Qualifying for a Loan: It's Not Your Credit Score that Matters -- It's How Much Debt You're Carrying
    Probably the most frequent question I get from prospective clients is: "Will bankruptcy hurt my credit score?" It's a fair question, but I usually find it a little amusing. It's a bit like the man who's drowning worrying about how he's…
  • Jun 17

    It's Still Not Easy, But IRS May Be Moving Toward Granting More Back Tax Relief

    It's Still Not Easy, But IRS May Be Moving Toward Granting More Back Tax Relief
    There may be some good news for taxpayers with problems since IRS loosened up the rules for relief in 2012, according to recently-released reports by the agency. The IRS changes for granting relief recognize the downturn in the…
Rank this Week: 2076

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
  • Oct 20

    FCC Broadband Policy: More than "Fast Lanes" and "Title II Regulation"--- Part I

    FCC Broadband Policy: More than "Fast Lanes" and "Title II Regulation"--- Part I
    Few FCC issues have elicited the sustained attention of the general public, public interest groups of all persuasions, the media, and the cable, telco and wireless industries as Net Neutrality.  It is one of those rare issues that can…
  • Aug 18

    Wireless Services Procurements 2.0

    Wireless Services Procurements 2.0
    The manner in which many enterprises procure wireless services needs to be reassessed.  For those interested in deploying M2M networks or experiencing in-building wireless reception challenges (or concerned such challenges may arise),…
  • May 19

    Privacy Concerns Escalate as Drones Are About to Take-Off

    Privacy Concerns Escalate as Drones Are About to Take-Off
    The widely-anticipated commercial deployment of drones piques the interest of critical infrastructure industries, the agricultural sector, and technology companies such as Amazon.  Consistent with this commercial interest and its…
Rank this Week: 2765

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

Covers the Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control and its Specially Designated Nationals list. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://ofac-sdn-list-removal.com/
Rank this Week: 750

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
Rank this Week: 1647