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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: 1094

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/
  • Feb 19

    Google, HTC, ZTE, Huawei gang up on small navigation software developer with IPR filing

    Google, HTC, ZTE, Huawei gang up on small navigation software developer with IPR filing
    Patent system savvy corporations are ganging up on a smaller developer within the nascent automotive software industry who had the temerity to assert a patent covering a technology it developed in-house... The IPR challenges the validity of a…
  • Feb 19

    Operational Mathematics on a Processor is not an Abstract Idea

    Operational Mathematics on a Processor is not an Abstract Idea
    Mathematics has long been accepted as a tool to model the physical reality. For many it is hard to grasp that math actually “does something.” The reality is that mathematics based instructions in computers generate signals that…
  • Feb 19

    James J. Pohl Joins FisherBroyles as Partner in Washington DC Office

    James J. Pohl Joins FisherBroyles as Partner in Washington DC Office
    FisherBroyles, LLP is pleased to announce that James J. Pohl has joined its Washington, D.C. office as a partner in its Intellectual Property Law Group. Pohl is an experienced patent attorney with a true passion for providing thoughtful and…
Rank this Week: 4984

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/
  • Feb 19

    Will lawmakers on break get an earful over GOP’s outline for Trumpcare?

    Will lawmakers on break get an earful over GOP’s outline for Trumpcare?
    Members of Congress are home in their districts for a week-long break, and many lawmakers are expected to get an earful from voters upset over many issues at the start of the Trump Administration, especially this: What the heck’s going…
  • Feb 17

    New way to vape shows why e-cigarettes can be an unhealthy drip

    New way to vape shows why e-cigarettes can be an unhealthy drip
    Some young users are experimenting with different ways to vape, modifying their e-cigarettes to increase the smoke and the high—and raising more concerns about the health harms of this hot pastime. Researchers say they found that a…
  • Feb 16

    A quarter of U.S. adults may suffer from significant hearing woes, CDC say

    A quarter of U.S. adults may suffer from significant hearing woes, CDC say
    Traffic, rock concerts, leaf blowers, and blaring head phones — these are among the many noise sources that have played a part in 40 million American adults suffering from hearing losses not caused by their work conditions, Uncle Sam…
Rank this Week: 1614

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Feb 18

    Want to Know Why Memorial Healthcare Systems Is Paying HHS OCR $5.5 Million?

    Want to Know Why Memorial Healthcare Systems Is Paying HHS OCR $5.5 Million?
    On February 16, 2017, HHS OCR announced that Memorial Healthcare Systems (MHS) had paid the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) $5.5 million to settle potential violations of HIPAA’s Privacy and Security Rules and agreed…
  • Feb 17

    Webinar on March 16: Internet Takedowns and Domain Name Disputes for the Generalist In-House Counsel

    Webinar on March 16: Internet Takedowns and Domain Name Disputes for the Generalist In-House Counsel
    As all aspects of business inexorably shift toward online, it is not surprising that intellectual property infringement, cybersquatting, and related internet abuses abound. Luckily, there are various procedures available by which aggrieved…
  • Feb 16

    Court Declines to Issue Seizure Order under Defend Trade Secrets Act

    Court Declines to Issue Seizure Order under Defend Trade Secrets Act
    As we previously reported, the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) enacted last May includes a powerful ex parte seizure proceeding that allows courts in “extraordinary circumstances” to order the seizure of property…
Rank this Week: 555

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/insights-news/
Rank this Week: 2282

Small Government Contracts Blog

Small Government Contracts Blog

Offers legal news, notes and commentary of interest to small government contractors. By Steven Koprince.

http://smallgovcon.com/
  • Feb 17

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: February 13-17, 2017

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: February 13-17, 2017
    Spring seems to have sprung here in Lawrence, even though the calendar still says February. These past few days we have been treated to 70+ degree weather. For me, the early spring temps have meant playing outside with the kids and,…
  • Feb 16

    GovConVoices: Women-Owned Small Businesses Still Underrepresented On Government’s Biggest Contract

    GovConVoices: Women-Owned Small Businesses Still Underrepresented On Government’s Biggest Contract
    Taken as a whole, the Government-wide performance metrics for small business utilization are encouraging. The Small Business Administration’s FY2015 report card shows that the Government exceeded its prime contracting goals across four…
  • Feb 14

    Ostensible Subcontractor Rule: SBA OHA Confirms “Four Key Factors” To Avoid

    Ostensible Subcontractor Rule: SBA OHA Confirms “Four Key Factors” To Avoid
    In determining whether a prime contractor and subcontractor are affiliated under the ostensible subcontractor rule, the SBA is supposed to consider the totality of the relationship between the parties.  But when it comes to determining…
Rank this Week: 712

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

Covers employment and labour law issues, including industrial relations/labour and human resources, business immigration and international mobility, enterprise and collective labour agreements and occupational health and safety matters, By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
  • Feb 17

    Medical Marijuana and Health Benefit Plan

    Medical Marijuana and Health Benefit Plan
    On January 30, 2017, a Board of Inquiry, formed as part of the Provincial Court of Nova Scotia, issued its decision in Skinner v. Board of Trustees of the Canadian Elevator Industry Welfare Trust Fund, which found that the denial of an…
  • Feb 16

    Update regarding protection against religion-based discrimination in France

    Update regarding protection against religion-based discrimination in France
    In France, the issue of religious behavior in the workplace is extremely sensitive. The principle under French employment law is that while public sector employers are required to enforce a policy of strict neutrality, in private sector…
  • Feb 9

    The all new Global Workplace Insider

    The all new Global Workplace Insider
    Have you heard the news? We have revamped the Global Workplace Insider by giving it a fresh new look and adding new content. Watch the video of Global Head of Employment and Labor Richard Charney to learn how to subscribe.… Continue…
Rank this Week: 342

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
  • Feb 17

    Polish DPA Releases Data Privacy Inspection Plans – Targets Health, Shopping

    Polish DPA Releases Data Privacy Inspection Plans – Targets Health, Shopping
    The Polish Data Protection Authority has just released its inspection plans for 2017. This year, the GIODO has decided to target its review of compliance with data protection laws on the health services sector, as well as on the consumer…
  • Feb 16

    Your Cyber Minute: Watch Our Topline Digest of Today’s Cybersecurity Issue

    Your Cyber Minute: Watch Our Topline Digest of Today’s Cybersecurity Issue
    With cybersecurity issues evolving rapidly, every minute counts. Our new video series, Your Cyber Minute, is specifically designed for busy in-house counsel to gain practical perspectives – fast. This multi-part series is an extension…
  • Feb 15

    ICO Turns Spotlight on Data Broker Industry

    ICO Turns Spotlight on Data Broker Industry
    Data brokers are organisations that obtain data from a variety of sources and then sell or license it to third parties. Many trade in personal data, which is purchased by their customers for several purposes, most commonly to support…
Rank this Week: 620

Property Casualty Focus

Property Casualty Focus

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

http://propertycasualtyfocus.com/
  • Feb 17

    Washington Weighs In On The Scope Of Insurance Regulators’ Authority

    Washington Weighs In On The Scope Of Insurance Regulators’ Authority
    In January, we reported that California’s Supreme Court had embraced a problematic approach to the state’s Unfair Insurance Practices Act—one that allows the Commissioner of Insurance to create new statutory torts by…
  • Feb 10

    Third Circuit Affirms Rescission of $25 Million Contaminated Products Policy

    Third Circuit Affirms Rescission of $25 Million Contaminated Products Policy
    In H.J. Heinz Co. v. Starr Surplus Lines Ins. Co., No. 16-1447 (3d Cir. Jan. 11, 2017), the Third Circuit affirmed a District Court’s order allowing insurer Starr Surplus Lines Insurance Company (“Starr”) to rescind a $25…
  • Feb 3

    Florida Appellate Court Rejects Jury’s Bad Faith Verdict

    Florida Appellate Court Rejects Jury’s Bad Faith Verdict
    It feels like a black swan event: last month, in GEICO Gen. Ins. Co. v. Harvey, No. 4D15-2724 (Fla. Ct. App. Jan. 4, 2017), a Florida appellate panel unanimously overturned a jury verdict, on the ground that the plaintiff’s bad…
Rank this Week: 544

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 895

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Feb 17

    Presidential Documents Research Guide

    Presidential Documents Research Guide
    Looking for the most authoritative source for presidential documents? Googling does not work. You should only cite to the Federal Register or the Code of Federal Regulations, not Whitehouse.gov or some other web site. Georgetown’s…
  • Feb 3

    Neil Gorsuch Nominated to the Supreme Court

    Neil Gorsuch Nominated to the Supreme Court
    Following the nomination announcement of Judge Neil Gorsuch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit to become the next Associate Justice of The Supreme Court, the Library has updated the Supreme Court Nominations Research…
  • Jan 27

    New Database – ProQuest U.S. Supreme Court Insight

    New Database – ProQuest U.S. Supreme Court Insight
    ProQuest has now begun to digitize the U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs collection which was previously available on microfilm, so Georgetown Law Library is making it available for researchers. At this time, records are available for…
Rank this Week: 1143

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: 3737

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

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

    Fifth Circuit Issues Contentious Dissent Over Designation of Louisiana Land

    Fifth Circuit Issues Contentious Dissent Over Designation of Louisiana Land
    On June 13, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in a 2-1 decision, held that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) had properly included approximately 1,500 acres in Louisiana as designated critical habitat for the…
  • Feb 9

    Endangered Species Act Case Roundup

    Endangered Species Act Case Roundup
    Two noteworthy cases have recently been issued by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.  The two cases address: (1) the interplay between the Federal Insecticide,…
  • Feb 1

    President Trump Announces Supreme Court Nominee

    President Trump Announces Supreme Court Nominee
    On January 31, 2017, President Trump announced Judge Neil M. Gorsuch as his nominee to fill the ninth seat of the United States Supreme Court, left vacant since Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing in February 2016.  Judge Gorsuch…
Rank this Week: 871

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

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

    CMS proposes rule to stabilize health insurance market

    CMS proposes rule to stabilize health insurance market
    On February 15, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule to stabilize the individual and small group health insurance market by increasing incentives for individuals to maintain enrollment in health…
  • Feb 15

    Fourth circuit declines to rule on the appropriateness of statistical sampling in FCA case

    Fourth circuit declines to rule on the appropriateness of statistical sampling in FCA case
    As expected after oral arguments, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals declined to decide whether parties may use statistical sampling to prove False Claims Act liability in United States ex rel. Michaels v. Agape Senior Community, Inc., Nos.…
  • Feb 7

    The UK Government’s Brexit White Paper and its impact on the life sciences sector

    The UK Government’s Brexit White Paper and its impact on the life sciences sector
    On February 2, 2017, the Government published a White Paper on its plan for exiting and achieving a new partnership with the EU. The White Paper expands upon Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech on January 17, 2017.…
Rank this Week: 2777

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: 4921

Classified: The Class Action Blog

Classified: The Class Action Blog

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

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
  • Feb 15

    Adequacy is Adequate: DC District Court Certifies Pacer Fee Cla

    Adequacy is Adequate: DC District Court Certifies Pacer Fee Cla
    The United States District Court for the District of Columbia certified a class of all individuals and entities who paid fees to obtain court records though the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) system. The proposed class…
  • Feb 15

    Ninth Circuit Reaffirms Lozano, Holds Typicality Does Not Require Identical Injuries Among Class Member

    Ninth Circuit Reaffirms Lozano, Holds Typicality Does Not Require Identical Injuries Among Class Member
    The Ninth Circuit recently affirmed orders by the District Court for the Northern District of California certifying two national classes in an action under Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), the Fair Credit Reporting…
  • Feb 14

    No Love For Proposed Consumer Class Settlement

    No Love For Proposed Consumer Class Settlement
    Two consumer class actions recently hit a roadblock when courts denied final approval for class settlements. In In re Target Consumer Data Security Breach, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota preliminarily certified a…
Rank this Week: 1274

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/
  • Feb 15

    Politics Aside: MLex Offering Straight News Coverage of Brexit and Trump‘s White House.

    Politics Aside: MLex Offering Straight News Coverage of Brexit and Trump‘s White House.
    In the past year MLex has launched two “hot topic” newsletters: Brexit Market Insight and White House Watch which are positioned at the vortex of regulatory uncertainty and designed to help   MLex’s founder and CEO…
  • Feb 13

    MLex: Monitoring Regulatory Convergence and Litigation Risk

    MLex: Monitoring Regulatory Convergence and Litigation Risk
    In July 2015LexisNexis acquired MLex, a newsletter service specializing in international legal analysis of regulatory risk. In recent years MLex has cracked the US market as a “must read” for antitrust lawyers. MLex editors employ…
  • Feb 12

    Last Call Take The Start/Stop Survey - Share Your Wisdom With Your Colleague

    Last Call Take The Start/Stop Survey - Share Your Wisdom With Your Colleague
    The fourth annual Start/Stop survey of products and projects will be closing on Friday February 17th.Share your wisdom with your colleagues by taking the survey HERE   You the readers have provided the insights and trends which…
Rank this Week: 3831

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
Rank this Week: 2697

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

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

    Federal Circuit Finds "Consisting Of" Requires Reversing Infringement Of Shire Lialda Patent

    Federal Circuit Finds "Consisting Of" Requires Reversing Infringement Of Shire Lialda Patent
    The Federal Circuit focused on the “consisting of” language in the claims at issue when it reversed the district court’s finding that Watson’s ANDA product would infringe the only Orange Book-listed Shire Lialda…
  • Feb 6

    Court Rejects Theory Of Derivation Based On FDA Requirement

    Court Rejects Theory Of Derivation Based On FDA Requirement
    The Federal Circuit decision in Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Mylan Institutional LLC may be more interesting for what Mylan argued than for what the Federal Circuit decided. However, it could be an important decision for…
  • Jan 23

    Federal Circuit Finds Infringement Under Akamai Of Two-Step Method Of Treatment

    Federal Circuit Finds Infringement Under Akamai Of Two-Step Method Of Treatment
    In Eli Lilly & Co. v. Teva Parenteral Medicines, Inc., the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court decision finding infringement under Akamai of a two-step method of treatment when the prescribing information for the prescription drug…
Rank this Week: 3858

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
  • Feb 10

    Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely

    Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely
    It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: a federal court decision holding that U.S.-based companies may be…
  • Feb 6

    SEC Issues a Call for Comments on All Aspects of the Conflict Minerals Rule

    SEC Issues a Call for Comments on All Aspects of the Conflict Minerals Rule
    On January 31, the Acting Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), Michael Piwowar, issued an call for comments with regard to the conflict minerals rule. The rule was originally adopted by the SEC in August…
  • Feb 4

    The Fall of Section 1504: Congress Votes to Repeal the Revenue Transparency Rule

    The Fall of Section 1504: Congress Votes to Repeal the Revenue Transparency Rule
    Congress passed a joint resolution this week expressing its disapproval of the revenue transparency rule issued last June by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The rule, issued pursuant to Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act, required…
Rank this Week: 3736

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

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

    Medical Malpractice Informed Consent

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

    Filing Suit in Federal Court

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

    Handling Fire Case

    Handling Fire Case
    Handling Fire Cases from Brien Roche Law Cigarette Fires Cigarette fire cases involve interesting issues of product liability law. Many household fires are caused by cigarettes according to injury attorney Brien Roche.  Everybody knows…
Rank this Week: 990

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Reports on developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    Use them or lose: US trademarks put to the proof

    Use them or lose: US trademarks put to the proof
    In the United States, a trademark owner must use their mark in commerce to maintain a federal trademark registration. This requirement is different from many other countries which do not require use of the mark to maintain registration.…
  • Jan 5

    Settlement restricting Grey Marketing not an unreasonable restraint of trade

    Settlement restricting Grey Marketing not an unreasonable restraint of trade
    In Mars Canada Inc. v. Bemco Cash & Carry Inc., 2016 ONSC 7201 (November 18, 2016), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has granted Mars Canada Inc (“Mars”) summary judgment. Mars the well-known maker of inter alia, candy…
  • Jan 4

    U.S. Trademark fees increase on January 14

    U.S. Trademark fees increase on January 14
    On January 14, 2017, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) will implement a number of fee increases for trademark applications and other trademark filings. A full schedule of the fee changes is available on the USPTO’s website.…
Rank this Week: 2801

Data Protection Report

Data Protection Report

Covers global privacy, data protection and cybersecurity regulatory and litigation environment. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

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

    Settlement of Target Data Breach Consumer Class Action Is Derailed On Appeal

    Settlement of Target Data Breach Consumer Class Action Is Derailed On Appeal
    The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals last week reversed the district court’s approval of a settlement and settlement class in the consolidated consumer class action arising from Target Corporation’s 2013 security incident. …
  • Jan 30

    NIST Releases Internet of Things (IoT) Security Guidance

    NIST Releases Internet of Things (IoT) Security Guidance
    Late last year, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) released  Special Publication 800-160 (the “Guidance”) on implementing security in Internet-of-Things (“IoT”) devices. …
  • Jan 26

    European Commission Publishes Proposal for the New e-Privacy Regulation

    European Commission Publishes Proposal for the New e-Privacy Regulation
    On 10 January 2017, the European Commission published the official proposal of the revised e-Privacy Regulation, which amends the current e-Privacy Directive. Many of the alarming changes that were included in the leaked December draft of the…
Rank this Week: 2822

No Papered: A Washington DC DUI…

No Papered: A Washington DC DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Scrofano Law.

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

    Deportation for Minor Traffic Offenses in Trump’s America

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

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

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

    DC Police Officer Arrested for DUI While on Duty

    DC Police Officer Arrested for DUI While on Duty
    According to a recent news article from NBC 4 Washington, an officer of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) was just arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.  The officer was arrested after his supervising officer…
Rank this Week: 1972

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Feb 2

    Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee is a Chevron Skeptic

    Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee is a Chevron Skeptic
    On January 31, President Trump introduced Judge Neil Gorsuch as his nominee for the Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia.  Gorsuch, who currently sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, has been…
  • Feb 1

    Chevron Deference and the Proposed “Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2017”

    Chevron Deference and the Proposed “Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2017”
    During its first month in session, Congress has proposed several pieces of legislation designed to reverse the dramatic shift in power over the last 50 years from Congress to the Executive.  The Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017 is…
  • Jan 24

    EIA – Energy Royalty and Rental Revenue on Federal Lands Declined Again in 2016

    EIA – Energy Royalty and Rental Revenue on Federal Lands Declined Again in 2016
    According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (“EIA”) “In fiscal year (FY) 2016, the U.S. government collected almost $6 billion in revenues from royalties, rental costs, and other fees from activities related to…
Rank this Week: 3943

Crime in the Suites

Crime in the Suites

Covers white collar defense issues, including civil forfeiture, federal crimes, federal sentencing and internet law. By the Ifrah Law Firm.

http://crimeinthesuites.com/
  • Feb 1

    Will Clemency Continue?

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

    Alexa: Play Confession

    Alexa: Play Confession
    It sits in your house, passively recording everything you say.  It knows what you like.  It knows what you listen to.  It knows what you buy.  It knows who’s in the room with you.  And now, it might tell the…
  • Dec 6

    ‘Tis the Season of Giving: Supreme Court Expands Insider Trading Liability to Recipients of “Gift” Stock Tip

    ‘Tis the Season of Giving: Supreme Court Expands Insider Trading Liability to Recipients of “Gift” Stock Tip
    Just in time for the holiday season, the Supreme Court has ruled that gift-giving is truly its own reward.  But far from embodying the spirit of generosity that typically goes with that saying, the Court has ruled that the warm feeling…
Rank this Week: 4699

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By KaiserDillon PLLC.

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1105

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Focuses on the legal issues impacting the fracking industry in response to the increasing importance of natural gas and shale, in particular, in the US energy mix. Provides commentary and analysis on all aspects of exploring and producing this abundant resource including regulatory, environmental and legislative developments. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    PA Department of Environmental Protection’s negotiating power fracked

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

    Quarterly Legislative Activity Update: Marcellus and Utica Shale Region

    Quarterly Legislative Activity Update: Marcellus and Utica Shale Region
    Our Norton Rose Fulbright Pittsburgh-Southpointe practice tracks legislative activity that we believe may impact oil and gas development within the Marcellus and Utica shale regions (Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio). This Quarterly…
  • Nov 22

    Challenge to UK planning permission for fracking

    Challenge to UK planning permission for fracking
    Community group ‘Preston New Road Action Group’ (PNRAG) has taken further action to challenge the government’s decision to allow fracking of shale gas at a site near Little Plumpton, Lancashire (the Plumpton Site). As…
Rank this Week: 2776

Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

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

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

    Debra Roby & Andrea Sarmentero Garzon Featured in District Energy Magazine

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

    Gerit F. Hull Featured in District Energy Magazine

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

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

    Energy Companies Need to Ready Themselves for New CFTC Position Limits Regime
    A recent public statement by Timothy Massad, the Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC” or “Commission”) indicates that the CFTC still plans to finalize its position limits rule before the end of…
Rank this Week: 2914

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: 808

The Poblete DC Dispatches

The Poblete DC Dispatches

Features updates on regulatory and public policy matters in Washington, DC in national security, trade, and international law.

http://jasonpoblete.com/
  • Jan 9

    The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming

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

    Iran Ally Sworn in As Venezuelan Vice President

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

    The Cuba Travel Sector is Modern Day Serfdom

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

Government Contracts Blog

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

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

    Ten Chief Characterization amidst a High-quality Virtual Information

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

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

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

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

    Attorney’s knowledge of basis for protest may not always trigger client’s obligation to protest
    Bid protests present lawyers and their clients with a dilemma. On the one hand, ethical rules require attorneys to consult with the client about the means by which the client’s objectives are to be accomplished and to explain a matter…
Rank this Week: 4111

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: 708

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: 3761

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 30

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

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

    You Voted For Him Anyway

    You Voted For Him Anyway
    Dear Trump Voter: Yes, I am talking to you. You should be ashamed of yourself. You knew about the racism, the misogyny, the xenophobia, the narcissism, and the vanity. You knew about the ignorance, the inexperience, and his... Read More
  • Nov 11

    Love Letter to a Prosecutor

    Love Letter to a Prosecutor
    Perhaps I should not admit it, but I like the Assistant U.S. Attorneys in D.C. They are generally smart, reasonable and decent people. They know the law. And, like defense attorneys, they are just trying to do the... Read More
Rank this Week: 4884

Money Law Blog

Money Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy and tax law issues in DC, Maryland and Virginia. By the Law Office of Edward Gonzalez, PC.

http://www.money-lawblog.com/
  • Nov 22

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

    Cars — the worst purchase you’ll ever make. Here’s why.
    The biggest money pit I see when I interview prospects with financial problems is the car — always.  I have even seen people paying half of their disposable income in car payments (plus insurance, tolls, repairs, maintenance,…
  • Nov 6

    Beware: Scammers Targeting Bankruptcy Filer

    Beware: Scammers Targeting Bankruptcy Filer
    Scammers are targeting bankruptcy filers throughout the country by posing as attorneys or law office staff and telling them to immediately wire money to pay a debt. Don't fall for it. One of the best ways to avoid a scam is to stop the…
  • Nov 6

    Beware: Scammers Targeting Bankruptcy Filer

    Beware: Scammers Targeting Bankruptcy Filer
    Scammers are targeting bankruptcy filers throughout the country by posing as attorneys or law office staff and telling them to immediately wire money to pay a debt. Don’t fall for it. One of the best ways to avoid a scam is to stop the…
Rank this Week: 632

National Registry of Workers'…

National Registry of Workers' Compensation Specialists Blog

Focuses on workers' compensation, safety and risk manangement.

http://www.nrwcs.com/blog
  • Nov 3

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  • Jul 12

    Why Every Contractor Should Require Workers’ Comp Insurance

    Why Every Contractor Should Require Workers’ Comp Insurance
    Effective risk management is not only about how best to control risk but also a plan to be able to include hired subcontractors in the workers’ compensation coverage. The coverage workers’ compensation provides is a measure of…
Rank this Week: 3148

Case Notes Blog

Case Notes Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Amicus Briefs Filed in Title VII Sex Discrimination/Retaliation Case

    Amicus Briefs Filed in Title VII Sex Discrimination/Retaliation Case
    The case I mentioned in my June 30 post, Villa v. Cavamezze Grill LLC, is moving forward.  The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers’ Association (MWELA) have…
Rank this Week: 3489

D.C. Law Blog

D.C. Law Blog

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

http://melcherlaw.com/dc-law-blog
Rank this Week: 1513

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: 2968

D.C. Law Blog

D.C. Law Blog

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

http://melcherlaw.com/dc-law-blog
Rank this Week: 1639

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
  • Apr 25

    "Section 6409 vs. Reality"-- A Panel Discussion at the Wireless West Conference

    "Section 6409 vs. Reality"-- A Panel Discussion at the Wireless West Conference
    I had the pleasure of speaking at the first annual Wireless West Conference in Anaheim, CA on April 20. Wireless West was organized and managed by five state wireless associations—Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, and Northwest…
  • Apr 18

    The Industrial Internet - Legal Issues and Procurement Implications--A Series; Part 1--Overview

    The Industrial Internet - Legal Issues and Procurement Implications--A Series; Part 1--Overview
    This is the first entry in a series on the “Industrial Internet,” focusing on the basic elements, legal issues and procurement implications, principally from the perspective of the end user. The term is used to distinguish…
  • Apr 4

    Another FirstNet Milestone

    Another FirstNet Milestone
      Another marker passed on the FirstNet roadmap last week as Capability Statements from bidders interested in building, operating and maintaining the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network were submitted March 31, 2016. Final bids…
Rank this Week: 3734

Employment Update

Employment Update

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

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
  • Apr 12

    ORLA Files Its Request for En Banc Review in Tip ‎Pooling Case ‎

    ORLA Files Its Request for En Banc Review in Tip ‎Pooling Case ‎
    On February 23, 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in Oregon Restaurant and Lodging v. Perez that reversed a long-standing practice of many Oregon restaurant owners to pool the tips received by employees and…
  • Apr 4

    Update on Salary Increase for the FLSA White Collar Exemption

    Update on Salary Increase for the FLSA White Collar Exemption
    By Jean Back Update on Salary Increase for the FLSA White Collar Exemptions On March 17, 2016, Representatives Walberg and Kline proposed a new bill, HR 4773 entitled “Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act,” which…
  • Mar 4

    New Restrictions on Tip Pooling

    New Restrictions on Tip Pooling
    By Jean Ohman Back On February 23, 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association v. Perez, which validated a new Department of Labor (DOL) regulation that limits the tip pooling practices of…
Rank this Week: 2710

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/
  • Mar 14

    Safety Strategies for Avoiding St. Patrick’s Day Accident

    Safety Strategies for Avoiding St. Patrick’s Day Accident
    On March 17th, millions of people will adorn Shamrock-themed costumes and ring in St. Patrick’s Day with green beer and corned beef. Enjoy the festivities, but be mindful when engaging in revelry. For complicated psychological and…
  • Mar 10

    Safety Advocacy Group Calls on U.S. Regulators to Reopen Jeep Probe

    Safety Advocacy Group Calls on U.S. Regulators to Reopen Jeep Probe
    The Center for Auto Safety (CAS), a consumer watchdog group, is calling upon U.S. regulating authorities to reopen an investigation into older Jeep SUVs made by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). Since a June 2013 recall, models with…
  • Mar 8

    Pedestrian Death Totals Spike in 2015

    Pedestrian Death Totals Spike in 2015
    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner Newly-released data indicates that pedestrian deaths increased by approximately 10 percent in 2015 over 2014, according to a report by the Governors Highway Safety Association. The…
Rank this Week: 2651

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/
  • Feb 23

    Studies Show Low Carb Diets Can Do Much for Heart Health

    Studies Show Low Carb Diets Can Do Much for Heart Health
    February is American Heart Month. Doctors and other health care professionals urge Americans of all ages to get regular exercise and see their doctors for regular checkups. But studies are showing there’s an under-utilized option for…
  • Feb 19

    Celebrate American Heart Month By Learning More About Heart Health

    Celebrate American Heart Month By Learning More About Heart Health
    February is American Heart Month. Since many of us hit the winter “slump” at about this time of year, it’s a great time to take a second look at your own heart health and start implementing small changes to improve it. Did…
  • Jan 27

    Hurt in 2015? How to Make 2016 a Great Year Despite Your Injury or Disability

    Hurt in 2015? How to Make 2016 a Great Year Despite Your Injury or Disability
    A bad car accident, slip and fall injury or acquired disability turned 2015 upside down for you and your family. You’re likely still struggling to come to terms with your new limitations and figure out how to get your finances, career…
Rank this Week: 595