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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
  • Apr 23

    Navarette v. California: Anonymous Tips, Reasonable Suspicion, and Car Stop

    Navarette v. California: Anonymous Tips, Reasonable Suspicion, and Car Stop
    The state of the law with respect to reasonable suspicion, anonymous tips and car stops is already pretty muddy.  Now, with Navarette v. California, 572 U.S. ___ (2014), the Supreme Court has just made it worse. A woman calls 911 to…
  • Apr 16

    On the Benefits of Restraint During Cross-Examination

    On the Benefits of Restraint During Cross-Examination
    I am sitting in JM-15 watching Jessica Willis of the Public Defender Service cross-examine a police officer during a probable cause hearing. Willis is firm with the officer. She is also pleasant, reasonable and restrained. At one point the…
  • Apr 15

    Killer Question on Cross-Exam

    Killer Question on Cross-Exam
Rank this Week: 581

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By the Kaiser Law Firm PLLC.

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1973

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 23

    Making the Most of Medicare’s Doctor Pay Report

    Making the Most of Medicare’s Doctor Pay Report
    Last week, we introduced readers to the new, searchable federal database (“How Much Did Your Doctor Make From Medicare?”) showing what doctors were paid in 2012 by Medicare. It’s an important new tool showing your tax…
  • Apr 21

    Cost of Drugs Depends on Where You Live

    Cost of Drugs Depends on Where You Live
    Now that the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or “Obamacare”) is in full force, insurers no longer can exclude you from coverage because of pre-existing conditions. And, under the act’s provisions, certain preventive services are…
  • Apr 20

    Choosing Wisely Campaign Protects Its Own

    Choosing Wisely Campaign Protects Its Own
    We’ve been champions of the Choosing Wisely campaign, an initiative by several medical specialties to call out procedures they advise doctors and patients to view with skepticism. But now it looks like there's a big "Not in My Back…
Rank this Week: 681

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

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

    Calling on The "God Squad"

    Calling on The "God Squad"
    As reported by Kristi Pihl of the Tri-City Herald earlier this week, the Columbia-Snake Irrigators Association has requested that the Governors of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho proceed through the "God Squad" process under the…
  • Apr 18

    En Banc Ninth Circuit Holds ESA Consultation Requirement Applies to Renewal of Long-Term Water Contract

    En Banc Ninth Circuit Holds ESA Consultation Requirement Applies to Renewal of Long-Term Water Contract
    In a unanimous decision, eleven active judges on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the duty to consult under section 7(a)(2) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) when a federal agency action may affect a listed…
  • Apr 17

    California Fish and Game Commission Delays Listing Decision for Gray Wolf

    California Fish and Game Commission Delays Listing Decision for Gray Wolf
     The Los Angeles Times reports that the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) unanimously voted to postpone a decision on whether to list the gray wolf (Canis lupus) under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). As we…
Rank this Week: 1098

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

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

    Can You “Negligently” Fire Someone?

    Can You “Negligently” Fire Someone?
    The answer to that question, at least according to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, is “no.”  It seems straightforward, but getting to that “no” requires a little bit of an understanding of insurance –…
  • Apr 23

    Can You “Negligently” Fire Someone?

    Can You “Negligently” Fire Someone?
    The answer to that question, at least according to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, is “no.”  It seems straightforward, but getting to that “no” requires a little bit of an understanding of insurance –…
  • Apr 18

    The Inbox – April 18, 2014 – The Easter Bunny Edition

    The Inbox – April 18, 2014 – The Easter Bunny Edition
    A Seattle judge has denied Relator.Com operator Move Inc.’s motion to prevent Errol Samuelson from working for its rival Zillow as Chief Industry Development Officer. Move Inc. argued that Mr. Samuelson will inevitably disclose…
Rank this Week: 719

Law and the Environment

Law and the Environment

Covers environmental law issues, including CERCLA, climate change, permitting, and renewable energy. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.lawandenvironment.com/
Rank this Week: 3952

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: 4140

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 23

    Fear of the Troll has Many Crying Foul

    Fear of the Troll has Many Crying Foul
    The above-enumerated problems of the current patent system are real and barriers to further innovation and job creation. But the solutions do not require a comprehensive definition of a troll to fix the patent system. Lady Justice is…
  • Apr 22

    University Research Leads to Biofuel Breakthrough

    University Research Leads to Biofuel Breakthrough
    Exciting new innovations being patented and licensed by American universities may provide some effective answers to issues that have been vexing biofuel developers for years. Wilkerson described the breakthrough in Science, explaining that…
  • Apr 22

    Earth Day 2014: A Salute to Recycling Innovation

    Earth Day 2014: A Salute to Recycling Innovation
    Today is Earth Day 2014, and with that in mind we will be taking some time today and throughout the week to take some time to look at the progress of sustainable, environmentally friendly technologies... We’ve searched the recently…
Rank this Week: 1450

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

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

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

    European Regulators Set Out Data Anonymization Standard

    European Regulators Set Out Data Anonymization Standard
    By Kristof van Quathem and Dan Cooper On April 10, 2014, the Article 29 Working Party adopted an Opinion on anonymization techniques.  The Working Party accepts that anonymization techniques can help individuals and society reap the…
  • Apr 21

    Ten Things You Should Know About the SEC's New Cybersecurity Examination

    Ten Things You Should Know About the SEC's New Cybersecurity Examination
    Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it will conduct more than 50 cybersecurity examinations to identify risks and ensure that broker-dealers and investment advisers are adequately protecting customer…
  • Apr 21

    FTC Seeking Additional Public Comment on Mobile Security

    FTC Seeking Additional Public Comment on Mobile Security
    Following up on a June 2013 forum on mobile security, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced last week that it is seeking public comment to “expand the record on these issues with an eye towards [producing] a…
Rank this Week: 966

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 854

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

    The Highwayman, a Purse Snatcher, and a Political Disestablishmentarian

    The Highwayman, a Purse Snatcher, and a Political Disestablishmentarian
    Even if you think you’re a fair or, I daresay good, public speaker, a tune-up every now and then is a good thing. I was in need of an overhaul and, because of it and at the recommendation of a friend, found my way the Buckley…
  • Apr 22

    Morning Musing

    Morning Musing
    Congress is away on Week Two of Spring break. Have recess? Will travel. Vice President Joe Biden and Members of Congress are in the Ukraine.  That ringing sound you’re hearing is U.S. taxpayer dollars … let’s hope they…
  • Apr 19

    Dutch Company Fined $6M For Alleged US-Cuba Sanctions Violation

    Dutch Company Fined $6M For Alleged US-Cuba Sanctions Violation
    The U.S. Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced yesterday that Carlson Wagonlit Travel or, CWT B.V. (“CWT”), of the Netherlands has: agreed to pay $5,990,490 to settle potential civil liability…
Rank this Week: 1254

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 23

    Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Voters' Ban on Race Conscious Admission

    Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Voters' Ban on Race Conscious Admission
    Joe Weiner David J. Goldstein On April 22, 2014, the United States Supreme Court, in a 6-2 decision (with Justice Kagan recused), upheld a Michigan ballot initiative that amended…
  • Apr 11

    Littler Shareholders Maury Baskin and Michael Lotito Testify at NLRB Public Meeting

    Littler Shareholders Maury Baskin and Michael Lotito Testify at NLRB Public Meeting
    Ilyse Wolens Schuman Nearly 50 speakers have or are slated to testify during the National Labor Relations Board’s 2-day public meeting on the proposed expedited or “ambush” election rule. The Board…
  • Apr 10

    Congress: Heal Thyself

    Congress: Heal Thyself
    David N. Goldman Many private employers, and the agencies under the federal executive branch, provide regular sexual harassment training to their employees.  Yet, one notable employer, the United States Congress, does…
Rank this Week: 3954

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
  • Apr 22

    Eleventh Circuit Construes 'Called Party' Consent Provision of TCPA

    Eleventh Circuit Construes 'Called Party' Consent Provision of TCPA
     By Andrew Glass and Greg Blase  Courts continue to weigh in on the evolving body of law under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.  Last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit joined the conversation on…
  • Apr 17

    FTC Has Power to Regulate Data Security Practices, Court Rule

    FTC Has Power to Regulate Data Security Practices, Court Rule
    By Jenny Paul, Roberta Anderson and Marty Stern  In a closely watched case, a federal district court judge last week ruled that the Federal Trade Commission has the authority to bring enforcement actions against companies for data…
  • Apr 15

    ECJ Decision Broadens Protections For Database Creator

    ECJ Decision Broadens Protections For Database Creator
     By Tobias Bosch and Jenny Paul  The European Court of Justice has issued a decision that appears to broaden the legal protection accorded to databases, finding that data scraping by dedicated meta search engines infringes the…
Rank this Week: 2128

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: 228

No Papered: A Washington DC…

No Papered: A Washington DC Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Scrofano Law.

http://blog.scrofanolaw.com/
  • Apr 21

    Virginia’s Ignition Interlock Requirement for DUI First Offender

    Virginia’s Ignition Interlock Requirement for DUI First Offender
    Virginia already has some of the toughest DUI laws in the country, but they continue to find new ways to burden those convicted of DUI. The most recent addition to Virginia DUI punishment is the “ignition interlock” system. When…
  • Mar 16

    Don’t Get Caught in the Cross-hairs of DC’s Gun Law

    Don’t Get Caught in the Cross-hairs of DC’s Gun Law
    A common, unfortunate scenario that often occurs in the District of Columbia goes something like this: Average out-of-state, law abiding citizen with no prior criminal record travels through or to the nation’s capital. We will call him…
  • Feb 16

    DC DUI Conviction: Part II Collateral Consequence

    DC DUI Conviction: Part II Collateral Consequence
    This post is the second part in the two part series discussing consequences of a DC DUI conviction.  The first part discussed direct consequences, which involved things like probation and jail time.  This discussion is not meant to…
Rank this Week: 2451

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Apr 21

    Supreme Court of India Recognizes Third Gender

    Supreme Court of India Recognizes Third Gender
    Last week, in a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of India recognized the legal status of transgender individuals, allowing them to identify themselves as members of a third category, neither male nor female.  As a result of this…
  • Apr 10

    Looking for a news article? Use the Newspaper Research Guide

    Looking for a news article? Use the Newspaper Research Guide
    The library subscribes to a number of databases that offer access to newspapers across the globe, so whether you’re trying to access a New York Times article from 1982,  yesterday’s Jerusalem Post or the Connecticut…
  • Apr 1

    2014 Law Library Student Survey – Preliminary Result

    2014 Law Library Student Survey – Preliminary Result
    We have concluded the 2014 Annual Student Survey for the Georgetown Law Library. This year, 540 students responded. Thank you.  We appreciate all feedback. Here’s a quick overview chart showing the representation of student…
Rank this Week: 2144

Hot Button Blog

Hot Button Blog

By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.hotbuttonblog.com
  • Apr 21

    Keystone Pipeline Decision Delayed

    Keystone Pipeline Decision Delayed
     On Friday, the Obama administration extended the review period regarding deciding whether to engage in the Keystone Pipeline project, likely pushing a final decision back to after the Nov. 4 congressional elections.  As…
  • Apr 21

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - April 21, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - April 21, 2014
    On April 14, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) reported their findings that show a smaller rise in insurance premium costs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) than previously expected.…
  • Apr 14

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - April 14, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - April 14, 2014
    Last Thursday Kathleen Sebelius resigned from her post as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). On Friday President Obama nominated Sylvia Matthews Burwell, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director.  As…
Rank this Week: 867

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 21

    Women 8(a) Applicants Don’t Need “Smoking Gun” Evidence Of Bias, Says SBA OHA

    Women 8(a) Applicants Don’t Need “Smoking Gun” Evidence Of Bias, Says SBA OHA
    A woman does not need to provide the SBA with “smoking gun” evidence of bias in order to be considered socially disadvantaged for purposes of her company’s application to the 8(a) program. In a recent decision, the SBA…
  • Apr 18

    Moving SDVOSB Verification To SBA Would Save $5 Million Annually, Says CBO

    Moving SDVOSB Verification To SBA Would Save $5 Million Annually, Says CBO
    Moving SDVOSB verification from the VA to the SBA would save approximately $5 million annually, according to a recent cost estimate issued by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office. The CBO concludes that implementing the Improving…
  • Apr 15

    GAO Bid Protests: No Small Business Size Challenges (Usually)

    GAO Bid Protests: No Small Business Size Challenges (Usually)
    To regular SmallGovCon readers this may seem obvious, but protesters keep doing it, so it deserves a post. By “it,” I mean filing small business size challenges as part of GAO bid protests.  As demonstrated once again in a…
Rank this Week: 1961

Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury law news and updates in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia. By Mesirow & Stravitz, PLLC.

http://www.metrodcinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Street or Sidewalk: Where Can I Ride My Bike in the Washington, DC Area?

    Street or Sidewalk: Where Can I Ride My Bike in the Washington, DC Area?
    Spring is slowly arriving to the Washington, DC area.  If you haven’t already, it’s time to dust off your bicycle, pump up the tires, and start riding again.  An issue that continually comes up is whether bicyclists can…
  • Apr 15

    Will the ACA Make Liability Insurance Cheaper in the Washington, DC Area?

    Will the ACA Make Liability Insurance Cheaper in the Washington, DC Area?
      Open enrollment for health insurance offered by the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) recently wrapped up.  Initial reports indicate 7.1 million people have signed up for health insurance through the exchanges since the ACA…
  • Apr 8

    Maryland Legislature Says “No More Free Bites” to Dog Owner

    Maryland Legislature Says “No More Free Bites” to Dog Owner
    Chuck Berry, one of the pioneers of rock-and-roll, used to say, “Don’t let the same dog bite you twice.”  Although he probably wasn’t referring to legal liability, the quote closely resembles the common law…
Rank this Week: 2417

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

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

    Court Won't Review USPTO Denial Of Inter Partes Review

    Court Won't Review USPTO Denial Of Inter Partes Review
    In a decision issued on April 18, 2014, Judge Payne of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia granted the USPTO’s motion to dismiss the case brought by Dominion Dealer Solutions, LLC to challenge the…
  • Apr 16

    Update On Myriad Appeal And Announcing A Public Forum On The USPTO 101 Guideline

    Update On Myriad Appeal And Announcing A Public Forum On The USPTO 101 Guideline
    Myriad has appealed the district court decision that denied its motion for a preliminary injunction against Ambry Genetics Corp. According to a report in Bloomberg BNA Life Sciences Law & Industry Report™, on April 14 ,…
  • Apr 13

    Federal Circuit Find Fractures in Roche Boniva Patent

    Federal Circuit Find Fractures in Roche Boniva Patent
    In Hoffman-LaRoche, Inc. v. Apotex, Inc., the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s summary judgment that two Roche Boniva patents are invalid as obvious. The conclusion of obviousness is not particularly remarkable based on the…
Rank this Week: 764

LexDigerati

LexDigerati

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

http://manishin.com/law
  • Apr 20

    Twitter Digest For Week of 04-14-2014

    Twitter Digest For Week of 04-14-2014
    Twitterstream from LexDigerati for week of 04-14-2014
  • Apr 17

    Rockstar’s Patent Trolling Conspiracy

    Rockstar’s Patent Trolling Conspiracy
    The collective assembly of a patent war chest by the oddly named Rockstar Consortium -- all of the otherwise competing rivals of Google in the wireless OS space -- smacks of a horizontal conspiracy to raise rivals costs.
  • Apr 13

    Twitter Digest For Week of 04-07-2014

    Twitter Digest For Week of 04-07-2014
    Twitterstream from LexDigerati for week of 04-07-2014
Rank this Week: 1829

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/
  • Apr 18

    Cholesterol Report Reinforces Screening Schedule for Kid

    Cholesterol Report Reinforces Screening Schedule for Kid
    Most people don’t associate heart disease with children, and although it’s relatively rare, certain risk factors in childhood can increase a kid’s chances of developing heart and blood vessel problems as they get older. Some…
  • Apr 11

    The Cost of a Car Seat Defect Was a Child’s Life

    The Cost of a Car Seat Defect Was a Child’s Life
    More than two years after a horrendous accident in which an infant lost her life because of a defective car seat, federal authorities are still diddling around in their investigation and the car seat manufacturer, Graco, continues to blame…
  • Apr 4

    C. Diff Infections in Kids Linked to Overuse of Antibiotic

    C. Diff Infections in Kids Linked to Overuse of Antibiotic
    Antibiotics can be lifesavers. And they can be life-threatening. The dangers of overprescribing and overusing antibiotics are well known (see our blog, “CDC Report on Antibiotic Resistance Sounds Ominous Note.”), and now there…
Rank this Week: 1612

Price Benowitz Law Blog

Price Benowitz Law Blog

Covers Maryland and DC personal injury issues.

http://pricebenowitzlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    Firm Gearing Up for Wrongful Death Suit in Malaysian Airlines Disaster

    Firm Gearing Up for Wrongful Death Suit in Malaysian Airlines Disaster
    By Tracy Manzer, Senior Editor of Content An Illinois judge last month dismissed the first apparent legal action related to Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, but it sounds like the possible legal implications for the airline are far from over.…
  • Apr 17

    Documenting Your Virginia Personal Injury Case

    Documenting Your Virginia Personal Injury Case
    Wheels squeal in disagreement as the brakes are applied suddenly, too late to prevent the crunch of metal on metal.
  • Apr 15

    Personal Injury Claims in the Social Media Era

    Personal Injury Claims in the Social Media Era
    I remember distinctly an anti-insurance fraud television advertisement during my childhood that featured a man ripping off a neck brace once he got behind closed doors.
Rank this Week: 1195

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 18

    DOJ and FTC Clarify Antitrust Implications of Cybersecurity Information Sharing

    DOJ and FTC Clarify Antitrust Implications of Cybersecurity Information Sharing
    On April 10, 2014, the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission issued a joint policy statement on the antitrust implications of sharing cybersecurity information to help facilitate the flow of cyberintelligence throughout the…
  • Apr 14

    HHS Releases Security Risk Assessment Tool

    HHS Releases Security Risk Assessment Tool
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released a security risk assessment (SRA) tool as a resource to assist health care providers in complying with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)…
  • Apr 9

    ECJ Declares Data Retention Directive Invalid

    ECJ Declares Data Retention Directive Invalid
    In a decision rendered on 8 April 2014, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) declared the Data Retention Directive invalid. The Court's decision was grounded on its conclusion that, by requiring the retention of the data falling within the…
Rank this Week: 2130

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/
  • Apr 18

    Are High Frequency Traders Playing Fast and Loose With the Rules?

    Are High Frequency Traders Playing Fast and Loose With the Rules?
    When high frequency trading (HFT) first crept into the public consciousness, it related to primarily to the question of whether rapid, computer driven trading posed risks to the safety and stability of the trading markets.  Now it…
  • Apr 16

    Offshore Accounts? IRS is Watching

    Offshore Accounts? IRS is Watching
    If you have unreported income from offshore accounts, now may be the best time to come forward and report those earnings; otherwise, you may be susceptible to criminal prosecution. The IRS initially began this open-ended Offshore Voluntary…
  • Apr 4

    My, What Long Arms You Have, Uncle

    My, What Long Arms You Have, Uncle
    Here’s a visual: Uncle Sam extending his arms around the world, reaching out for his citizens, wherever they may be. He may resemble a candy-striped Gumby, with disproportionately long rubbery arms spanning the globe. The visual is not…
Rank this Week: 1010

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: 815

Washington DC Injury Lawyer Blog

Washington DC Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers the legal rights of persons injured in car accidents and motorcycle accidents. By Lebowitz & Mzhen.

http://www.washingtondcinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 915

Washington DC Injury Attorney Blog

Washington DC Injury Attorney Blog

Covers car safety, auto accident, personal injury law, and medical malpractice issues. By Kenneth J. Annis & Associates.

http://www.washingtondcinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Autonomous Vehicles May Be Introduced In the District of Columbia

    Autonomous Vehicles May Be Introduced In the District of Columbia
    A couple of states in the United States have begun to legalize the operation of autonomous vehicles. Autonomous vehicles are also known as driveless cars, driver-free cars and self-driving cars. By Autonomous it is meant that a vehicle is…
  • Apr 10

    What Is Personal Injury Law

    What Is Personal Injury Law
    What is Personal Injury Law: It is a legal term or an injury to the body, mind or emotions. It covers physical injuries, mental injuries and death that result from the negligence or intentional misconduct of another person, group of…
  • Mar 26

    Cigarette Smuggling Increases in Maryland and Virginia

    Cigarette Smuggling Increases in Maryland and Virginia
    Higher cigarette taxes are causing an increase in the smuggling cigarette trade along Interstate 95 in Maryland and Virginia, and all over the east coast of the United States. Maryland and Virginia lawmakers have passed various bills in the…
Rank this Week: 4936

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: 3955

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 15

    Does Wyndham Confirm the FTC’s Role as Federal Privacy Enforcer?

    Does Wyndham Confirm the FTC’s Role as Federal Privacy Enforcer?
    by Chris Hart Data breach law in the United States might have just become a lot less patchy, but a little more uncertain.  On April 7, 2014, the District Court of New Jersey decided FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp., et al., No.…
  • Apr 11

    FTC Provides Guidance on Heartbleed

    FTC Provides Guidance on Heartbleed
    I usually do not re-post directly from the FTC, but given the timeliness of the subject, the wide impact of the problem and the technical nature of the issue, I thought it was warranted to re-post the FTC’s guidance on…
  • Apr 11

    SEC Hosts Cybersecurity Roundtable

    SEC Hosts Cybersecurity Roundtable
    By Catherine Anderson Cybersecurity remains a hot topic for regulators, including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  On March 26, 2014, the SEC hosted a roundtable to discuss cybersecurity and the issues and challenges…
Rank this Week: 2112

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: 29

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 11

    Pediatric Heart Defect

    Pediatric Heart Defect
    Pediatric Heart Defects from Brien Roche LawA DC-Metro woman who is also a physician with the FDA gave birth to her third child in 2009; a seemingly healthy baby girl who nursed well and had gained weight before her very first…
  • Apr 3

    Uterine Fibroid

    Uterine Fibroid
    Uterine Fibroids from Brien Roche LawUterine fibroids are noncancerous tumors or growths in the muscles of the uterus.  These fibroids can get quite sizeable and as a result of their size cause heavy bleeding, urinary frequency,…
  • Mar 10

    Eye Malpractice

    Eye Malpractice
    Eye Malpractice from Brien Roche LawLaser surgery has become popular in the last many years.  Most eye malpractice claims arise from this type of surgery.   Eye Malpractice Caused by Laser Surgery There are two main types of such…
Rank this Week: 1537

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Apr 10

    How easy is it to misplace $6 billion?

    How easy is it to misplace $6 billion?
    Recently, the State Department’s Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) made public an internal memorandum stating that over the last six years, the OIG has identified more than $6 billion in State Department contracts…
  • Apr 4

    DOE Introduces Proposed Rule to Supplement Income of Accountants and Consultant

    DOE Introduces Proposed Rule to Supplement Income of Accountants and Consultant
    The Department of Energy (“DOE”) is taking a page from the 2012 playbook of the Department of Defense (“DOD”).  In February 2012, DOD issued a final rule that introduced new Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation…
  • Mar 25

    An Agreement to “Seriously Consider” Paying is Not an Agreement to Pay

    An Agreement to “Seriously Consider” Paying is Not an Agreement to Pay
    What do you get when the Government says you “may submit a request for equitable adjustment” and agrees to “seriously consider” the request?  Not much.  At least that is the lesson from the recent decision in…
Rank this Week: 1741

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/pct-law-group-legal-insights/
Rank this Week: 2744

The D.C. Law Report

The D.C. Law Report

Covers developments in the law of the District of Columbia. By Douglas C. Melcher.

http://dclaw.net/
Rank this Week: 3355

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: 3949

Employment Update

Employment Update

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

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
  • Apr 4

    Your Summary Plan Description Must be Updated Every Five Year

    Your Summary Plan Description Must be Updated Every Five Year
    By Wally Miller, Attorney From an employee’s point of view, the most important document relating to an employee benefit plan (and in many cases, the only plan document of which the employee is aware) is the Summary Plan Description…
  • Mar 18

    IRS Issues New Guidance on Affordable Care Act Employer “Play-or-Pay” Mandate

    IRS Issues New Guidance on Affordable Care Act Employer “Play-or-Pay” Mandate
    By Wally Miller, Attorney A core provision of the Affordable Care Act (”ACA”) is its employer-shared responsibility mandate (also known as “play-or-pay”). This component of the ACA requires an employer having 50 or…
  • Oct 29

    Upcoming OSHA Hazard Communication Standard Training

    Upcoming OSHA Hazard Communication Standard Training
    By Brian King, Attorney In May 2012, federal OSHA enacted significant changes to the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard( HCS) program . The applicable regulations are found at 29 CFR 1910.1200 and require chemical manufacturers and employers…
Rank this Week: 3208

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
Rank this Week: 3937

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: 1761

Campaign Finance Blog

Campaign Finance Blog

Covers campaign finance, election, and political law. By William J. McGinley.

http://campaignfinanceblog.com/
  • Apr 3

    United States Supreme Court Strikes Down Aggregate Contribution Limits in McCutcheon v. FEC

    United States Supreme Court Strikes Down Aggregate Contribution Limits in McCutcheon v. FEC
    Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court struck down the aggregate contribution limits that apply to individuals on constitutional grounds in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission.    The opinion can be found here and the link…
  • Jun 25

    United States Supreme Court Issues Voting Rights Act Decision

    United States Supreme Court Issues Voting Rights Act Decision
    The United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in Shelby County, Ala. v. Holder, holding that a key provision of the Voting Rights Act (“VRA”) is unconstitutional. Listed below are the key paragraphs explaining the…
  • Jun 21

    President Announces Two Nominations For FEC

    President Announces Two Nominations For FEC
    POLITICO reports that the President has nominated Ann Ravel, a Democrat who chairs the California Fair Political Practices Commission, and Lee Goodman, a Republican election lawyer, to the Federal Election Commission.
Rank this Week: 3676

Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

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

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
Rank this Week: 1962

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 1

    Adultery as Ground for Divorce in Maryland

    Adultery as Ground for Divorce in Maryland
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.The most common type of divorce in Maryland is a no-fault divorce based on the voluntary…
  • Mar 1

    Maryland Separation Agreement Form

    Maryland Separation Agreement Form
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.Separating from a spouse is never just as simple as filling out a form and moving out. Separations…
  • Mar 1

    What if I Die Without a Will in Maryland?

    What if I Die Without a Will in Maryland?
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.Title 3 of Maryland’s Estates and Trusts Code covers what happens if you die without a will.…
Rank this Week: 3033

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
  • Apr 1

    March Whistleblower Rewards Include $500,000 in Cargo Price-Fixing Case

    March Whistleblower Rewards Include $500,000 in Cargo Price-Fixing Case
    The U.S. Department of Justice announced settlements in three large qui tam cases during March — including a price-fixing case where the whistleblower earned a half-million-dollar reward. The False Claims Act (FCA) penalizes fraud…
  • Apr 1

    March 2014 FCA Rewards: $500,000 in Cargo Price-Fixing Case

    March 2014 FCA Rewards: $500,000 in Cargo Price-Fixing Case
    The U.S. Department of Justice announced settlements in three large qui tam cases during March — including a price-fixing case where the whistleblower earned a half-million-dollar reward. The False Claims Act (FCA) penalizes fraud…
  • Mar 5

    Supreme Court Says SOX Can Fit Almost Anyone

    Supreme Court Says SOX Can Fit Almost Anyone
    NOTE: A version of this post first appeared on Law360.com.  The author, R. Scott Oswald, was counsel of record on an amicus curiae brief filed in this case. In deciding Lawson v. FMR LLC, the first whistleblower case they have heard…
Rank this Week: 185

Cybersecurity Lawyer Blog

Cybersecurity Lawyer Blog

Covers technology and privacy law. By Samuelson Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.cybersecuritylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    Indemnity Boilerplate Can Come-Back to Bite in Unexpected Way

    Indemnity Boilerplate Can Come-Back to Bite in Unexpected Way
         Organizers, managing members, officers and directors (collectively, “Insiders”) often demand broad indemnity agreements, from the company, to protect themselves against third-party claims.  However,…
  • Feb 19

    Drafting LLC Agreement

    Drafting LLC Agreement
    When drafting a LLC agreement, you should consider numerous issues, including the respective capital and sweat equity contributions, retained ownership of intellectual property, voting control, sharing of compensation, the effects of any…
  • Sep 30

    Teaming Agreement Held Unenforceable

    Teaming Agreement Held Unenforceable
    Teaming agreements in tech are often like letters of intent in commercial real estate, but with one important difference - whether they are assumed to be binding. Commercial real estate letters of intent are rarely intended to be binding,…
Rank this Week: 2469

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/
  • Mar 28

    California Advocates Push to Raise Golden State Medical Malpractice Cap -- Would Be First Increase Since 1975

    California Advocates Push to Raise Golden State Medical Malpractice Cap -- Would Be First Increase Since 1975
    Under California law, damages in medical malpractice cases are capped at just $250,000. If that figure sounds anachronistic… well, that's because it is: literally! The $250,000 cap has been in place for nearly four decades – it…
  • Mar 28

    Over 200 Patients Die Daily From Hospital-Associated Infections, Report Show

    Over 200 Patients Die Daily From Hospital-Associated Infections, Report Show
    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner Results from the recently-published Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2011 hospital survey indicate that, despite progress in recent years, the deadly…
  • Mar 24

    Medical Malpractice Caps Limits Overturned in Florida

    Medical Malpractice Caps Limits Overturned in Florida
    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner For years, supporters of so-called tort reform claimed that the costs of medical care would decrease drastically if recoveries in medical malpractice lawsuits were…
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