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Patient Safety Blog

Patient Safety Blog

Covers healthcare, disclosure, medical error, product safety, standard of care, surgery, and travel risks. By Patrick Malone.

http://www.protectpatientsblog.com/
  • May 24

    Superior Reporting on a Complicated Topic — Lung Cancer Screening

    Superior Reporting on a Complicated Topic — Lung Cancer Screening
    Earlier this month, the New York Times wrestled with the thorny issue of lung cancer screenings, and whether people who are entitled to certain screenings through their Medicare coverage should get them. As the paper pointed out,…
  • May 22

    Tread Carefully on Treadmill

    Tread Carefully on Treadmill
    A couple of weeks ago, renowned Silicon Valley executive Dave Goldberg died of severe head trauma and blood loss after a gym accident involving a treadmill. His untimely death at 47 raised the profile of a device whose risks had previously…
  • May 20

    The Mediterranean Diet Might Be Good for an Aging Brain

    The Mediterranean Diet Might Be Good for an Aging Brain
    Like every other body part, the aging brain isn’t as proficient as it used to be; it’s not as adept at learning, reacting and remembering. But like other lifestyle choices, what you eat might have an effect on how well your brain…
Rank this Week: 688

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
  • May 24

    Keeping Score in Room 113

    Keeping Score in Room 113
    If ever I fancied the notion of becoming a judge, I changed my mind after spending another day in domestic violence court last week. The judge in Room 113 of D.C. Superior Court – where civil protection orders are handled – is two…
  • May 14

    Disliking the Victim

    Disliking the Victim
    I wanted to hit him myself. This is what I tell my client after speaking with the complainant in a simple assault case. My client is accused of punching the complainant in the face. The complainant turns out to be a first-class jerk. I call…
  • May 12

    1. They Teach You How To Spell

    1. They Teach You How To Spell
Rank this Week: 1346

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/
  • May 23

    The Key to Drafting an Excellent Patent – Alternative

    The Key to Drafting an Excellent Patent – Alternative
    The trick to drafting an excellent patent application is to describe anything that will work, no matter how crude, no matter how defective. You want to capture everything. This is because the only power of a patent is to prevent others from…
  • May 22

    Uber’s $50 billion valuation propped up by data mining practice

    Uber’s $50 billion valuation propped up by data mining practice
    Is Uber really a technology company? Essentially, Uber runs a car service and at first glance the company is no more a technology company than any other company that happens to have an app, such as your local grocery store. But as you dig…
  • May 22

    Disney leverages entertainment IP for business succe

    Disney leverages entertainment IP for business succe
    Disney holds 2,257 active patents as well as 2,287 trademarks, many of which protect design and character marks for beloved characters like Tinkerbell and Mickey Mouse. One recently acquired trademark protects the use of the standard…
Rank this Week: 1614

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
Rank this Week: 1213

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/
  • May 22

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Constitutionality of Hawaii Pay-to-Play Ban

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Constitutionality of Hawaii Pay-to-Play Ban
    As we advised back in 2010, Hawaii is among an ever-expanding list of states which have seen their pay-to-play laws challenged on constitutional grounds. Just this week, however, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit…
  • May 10

    Big Bond Firms Test the MSRB’s Compliance Line

    Big Bond Firms Test the MSRB’s Compliance Line
    Readers of this blog know that MSRB Rule G-37 regulates the political contribution activities of banks and other entities which initiate the principal sales of municipal bonds. Specifically, Rule G-37 provides that any broker, dealer or…
  • Apr 27

    April Showers Bring… Another Round of Pay-to-Play Changes in the State of Maryland

    April Showers Bring… Another Round of Pay-to-Play Changes in the State of Maryland
    Spring may have sprung in the mid-Atlantic, but those contracting and doing business with the State of Maryland don’t feel like they’re receiving anything close to a flowery reception from the Maryland General Assembly this April.…
Rank this Week: 4073

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
  • May 22

    FCC Requires Audio Alerts on Mobile Devices for TV Emergency Information

    FCC Requires Audio Alerts on Mobile Devices for TV Emergency Information
    By Stephen J. Matzura and Marty Stern The FCC has adopted new rules governing accessibility of emergency information in TV programming for blind or visually impaired individuals.  The rules require emergency information on TV to be…
  • May 22

     Supreme Court Grants Cert. to Consider Whether Offer of Complete Relief Moots TCPA Class Action

     Supreme Court Grants Cert. to Consider Whether Offer of Complete Relief Moots TCPA Class Action
    By Andrew C. Glass, Joseph C. Wylie II, Gregory N. Blase, Jennifer J. Nagle, Eric W. Lee The United States Supreme Court recently granted certiorari in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action challenging text messages which…
  • May 21

    FCC to Broadband Providers:  Eyes Are on Your Privacy Practice

    FCC to Broadband Providers:  Eyes Are on Your Privacy Practice
    By Sam Castic and Marty Stern The FCC Enforcement Bureau has released an Enforcement Advisory on what it terms the “Open Internet Privacy Standard” in anticipation of the potential June 12 effective date of the FCC’s Open…
Rank this Week: 1247

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/
  • May 22

    Basic Pool and Water Safety: Keeping Children Safe

    Basic Pool and Water Safety: Keeping Children Safe
    Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer for many families around the country. Children everywhere are sure to start pestering their parents about trips to the beach or public pool. Swimming is a fantastic source of…
  • May 21

    2015 Summer Driving Season: Time for Click It or Ticket Campaign

    2015 Summer Driving Season: Time for Click It or Ticket Campaign
    Summer driving season is finally here. As usual, this Memorial Day Weekend comes with a safety reminder from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. On May 18th, the NHTSA kicked off its annual Click It or Ticket campaign, urging…
  • May 18

    The Dangers of Letting Baby Sleep in a Car Seat

    The Dangers of Letting Baby Sleep in a Car Seat
    Car seats are designed to keep babies safe, but a new study has found when used improperly – specifically, as a napping place – these seats can pose deadly dangers. Conducted by researchers at Penn State’s Milton S. Hershey…
Rank this Week: 1235

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/
  • May 22

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: May 18-22, 2015

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: May 18-22, 2015
    As we wind down from our big Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony last night and get ready to swing into the long weekend, here are some of this week’s top stories in government contracting. A Senate chairman has asked the SBA to…
  • May 21

    SBA Size Appeals: Notification Of Deadline Not Required

    SBA Size Appeals: Notification Of Deadline Not Required
    Government contractors are expected to be aware of appeal deadlines even if an agency does not mention those deadlines in its decision notifications. As one contractor recently discovered, a size appeal with the SBA Office of Hearings and…
  • May 20

    Sorry, Subcontractor: No SBA Size Appeal For You

    Sorry, Subcontractor: No SBA Size Appeal For You
    When the SBA found a subcontractor to be affiliated with its prime contractor under the ostensible subcontractor rule, the subcontractor could not appeal the SBA’s finding to the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals. In a recent size…
Rank this Week: 3899

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/
  • May 22

    Your Electronic Medical Records (EMR): How Safe Are They?

    Your Electronic Medical Records (EMR): How Safe Are They?
    Electronic medical records are supposed to make healthcare more personalized, more convenient and more effective, but recent events show they may pose some very serious risks to patients, sometimes resulting in inaccurate diagnoses that could…
  • May 18

    May is National Physical Fitness and Sport Month

    May is National Physical Fitness and Sport Month
    According to the CDC, more than a third of adults in the U.S. are obese and another third are overweight; obesity also affects about 18 percent of kids from age 6 to 19, and an amazing 12 percent of kids aged just two to five years. Obesity…
  • May 15

    Tips for Caring for Your Sick or Elderly Parent

    Tips for Caring for Your Sick or Elderly Parent
    Mother’s Day makes us all a little more conscious of the care and sacrifice our moms made while we were young. Today, many adult children find their roles reversed — they now must provide care and assistance for their ailing or…
Rank this Week: 414

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: 398

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • May 21

    The Insurance Benefits From Early Discovery Of Employee-Caused Losse

    The Insurance Benefits From Early Discovery Of Employee-Caused Losse
    Earlier this month, we posted about the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio’s decision that a credit union’s insurance policy was not invalid from the start because of its employee’s misrepresentations on…
  • May 14

    The Inbox – When Suits Break Bad

    The Inbox – When Suits Break Bad
    Federal prosecutors recently indicted David Colletti, a former VP of marketing with MillerCoors LLC, on charges relating to a scheme to embezzle $7 million from the beer brewing giant. Mr. Colletti, a thirty-year veteran of the company,…
  • May 13

    In Reversal of Fortune, Court of Appeals Finds Ambiguity in Executive’s General Release

    In Reversal of Fortune, Court of Appeals Finds Ambiguity in Executive’s General Release
    Last May, we covered a decision by a Michigan federal court that torpedoed Debourah Mattatall’s claims against her former employee, Transdermal Corporation.  Now, thanks to a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the…
Rank this Week: 3057

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/
  • May 21

    Trafficking With the Enemy, American Taxpayers Deserve Better

    Trafficking With the Enemy, American Taxpayers Deserve Better
    Do Your Due Diligence Before Engaging in Authorized Transactions in Cuba, Especially When it Comes to the Confiscated Lands Issue The idea that travel by U.S. persons to Cuba will result in meaningful political and economic reform on the…
  • May 19

    El Salvador Needs Economic Development, Rule of Law

    El Salvador Needs Economic Development, Rule of Law
    Latin America is a policy backwater in this town, but that needs to change. Really change. It is one of many important, yet seemingly not significant enough regions in the world that, for some odd reason, fails to garner much-needed…
  • May 12

    Raul Castro Is On a Road Alright, To the Netherworld

    Raul Castro Is On a Road Alright, To the Netherworld
    Over at the American Spectator, William Murchison asks: A ‘Damascus Road’ Vision for Castro? It’s a good read. Murchison poses the question after Cuban Communist dictator Raul Castro’s Sunday visit to the Holy See and…
Rank this Week: 337

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

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

    Patent Safe Harbor Applies To Supplemental New Drug Application

    Patent Safe Harbor Applies To Supplemental New Drug Application
    On May 13, 2015, the Federal Circuit confirmed in Classen Immunotherapies, Inc. v. Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. that the safe harbor provisions of 35 U.S.C. § 271(e)(1) can shield post-FDA approval activities from liability for patent…
  • May 18

    Federal Circuit Finds No Direct Infringement Of Akamai Patent

    Federal Circuit Finds No Direct Infringement Of Akamai Patent
    The Federal Circuit issued its remand decision in Akamai Technologies, Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc., this time affirming the district court decision that Limelight was not liable for infringing Akamai’s patents because Limelight had…
  • May 13

    First Look At False Marking Under The AIA

    First Look At False Marking Under The AIA
    In Sukumar v. Nautilus, Inc., the Federal Circuit took its first look at the standing requirements to bring a false marking case under the American Invents Act (AIA). The court rejected Nautilus’ arguments that only “market…
Rank this Week: 1961

Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

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

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
  • May 20

    FERC Approves Gas Modernization Policy

    FERC Approves Gas Modernization Policy
                    In November 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) proposed a Policy Statement on Cost Recovery Mechanisms for Modernization of Natural Gas Facilities in…
  • May 8

    CFTC Plans To Lighten Regulatory Burdens on End-Users Trading Commodity

    CFTC Plans To Lighten Regulatory Burdens on End-Users Trading Commodity
              On April 30, 2015, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“Commission” or “CFTC”) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend its commodity trade option regulation. The…
  • Apr 29

    Jennings Strouss Attorneys Recognized in 2015 Washington DC Super Lawyers®

    Jennings Strouss Attorneys Recognized in 2015 Washington DC Super Lawyers®
    Washington, D.C. (April 29, 2015) – Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC announced that firm members Debra D. Roby, Joel L. Greene, Gary J. Newell, Alan I. Robbins and Deborah A. Swanstrom have been…
Rank this Week: 3470

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • May 19

    Federal Government Proposes Revisions to Endangered Species Act Regulation

    Federal Government Proposes Revisions to Endangered Species Act Regulation
    While a number of Endangered Species Act (ESA) reform bills continue to wind their way through Congress (see our May 6, 2015 post), yesterday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Marine Fisheries Service…
  • May 14

    Friday May 15th Is Endangered Species Day

    Friday May 15th Is Endangered Species Day
    This Friday, April 15, marks the 10th anniversary of Endangered Species Day. Events are scheduled throughout the country to recognize conservation efforts to protect endangered species and their habitats, which have occurred primarily as a…
  • May 7

    Nossaman Adds Depth to Endangered Species Practice

    Nossaman Adds Depth to Endangered Species Practice
    Nossaman is pleased to announce that it has reinforced its nationally renowned endangered species practice by adding a team of attorneys, led by Alan Glen and Steve Quarles, that also includes J.B. Ruhl, Brooke Wahlberg, Rebecca Barho, and…
Rank this Week: 1578

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: 940

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/
  • May 19

    Law Review: The Case Against Federalizing Trade Secrecy

    Law Review: The Case Against Federalizing Trade Secrecy
    Will a federal civil cause of action create greater uniformity for trade secret protection? The idea of creating a private cause of action for trade secret misappropriation under federal law is gaining traction, according to Christopher…
  • May 13

    EEOC’s Most Aggressive Regional Office

    EEOC’s Most Aggressive Regional Office
    Led by five aggressive regional office s, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed 148 enforcement suits against employers in FY2103, mostly alleging claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title…
  • May 7

    President Names Vice Chair Jenny R. Yang as Chair of EEOC

    President Names Vice Chair Jenny R. Yang as Chair of EEOC
    Prior to joining the EEOC, Yang was a partner at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that President Obama has named Vice Chair Jenny R. Yang as Chair of the EEOC.  Yang,…
Rank this Week: 2681

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
  • May 19

    Open Internet Order: Appellate Advocacy at Full Throttle

    Open Internet Order: Appellate Advocacy at Full Throttle
    The appeals of the Open Internet Order have been consolidated in United States Telecom Assoc. v. FCC, No. 15-1063 (and consolidated cases) (D.C. Cir. filed Mar. 23, 2015).  Thus, the court that decided Verizon v. FCC will rule on the…
  • Mar 30

    The Open Internet Order - In Brief

    The Open Internet Order - In Brief
    The entry summarizes the major elements of the Open Internet Order.  An analysis of the FCC’s policy determinations and reasoning for regulating broadband internet access service as a Title II telecommunications service will be…
  • Feb 19

    Net Neutrality: Neutral on Broadband Investment

    Net Neutrality: Neutral on Broadband Investment
    The FCC’s Monthly Meeting scheduled for 26 February 2015 is both widely-anticipated and one in series of continuing events.  The FCC will likely adopt its net neutrality order and order preempting certain state restrictions on…
Rank this Week: 4054

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: 746

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: 4063

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/
  • May 18

    Cell Tower Location Data Privacy Decision Reversed

    Cell Tower Location Data Privacy Decision Reversed
    Last July, we reported on United States v. Davis, an Eleventh Circuit decision in favor of privacy rights. In that case, a three-judge panel held that cell phone users have a reasonable expectation of privacy in their cell phone location…
  • May 11

    Laptops, Border Checks and The Fourth Amendment

    Laptops, Border Checks and The Fourth Amendment
    Photo: “LAX-International-checkin” by TimBray at en.wikipedia.   Developments in law are sluggish compared to the rapid rate of technological advancement, and courts must constantly apply old legal principles to technologies…
  • Mar 26

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

    Fifth Circuit Rules Only a Seaman Can Commit Seaman’s Manslaughter
    A recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Court serves as a good reminder that criminal statutes say only what they say, and that it is up to the legislature to revise statutes to expand their scope if the…
Rank this Week: 4819

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: 405

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: 4064

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/
  • May 15

    One Seriously Injured in DC Train Accident

    One Seriously Injured in DC Train Accident
    With the tragic Philadelphia train accident still dominating the news, it may have been easy to overlook another train accident that occurred closer to home, here in Washington, DC. Earlier this week, a MARC train struck and seriously injured…
  • May 8

    Driver Who Tweeted “2 Drunk 2 Care” Before Fatal Accident Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison

    Driver Who Tweeted “2 Drunk 2 Care” Before Fatal Accident Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison
    Last year, two young women were killed in a drunk-driving accident on the Sawgrass Expressway in Florida. According to one news report by the Washington Post, the accident occurred when a drunk driver began traveling down the Expressway the…
  • May 1

    Maryland Appellate Court Defines Limitations on Injury Victims’ Insurance Coverage

    Maryland Appellate Court Defines Limitations on Injury Victims’ Insurance Coverage
    A recent case in front of the Maryland Court of Appeals affirmed a judgment favorable to an accident victim’s insurance company, limiting the victims’ overall damages. Back in 2009, a man and his wife from Waldorf were taking a…
Rank this Week: 1236

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

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

    Ballghazi and Sports Corruption around the World

    Ballghazi and Sports Corruption around the World
    Scandals in sports are about as unexpected as scandals in politics, right? But how often do the skies open and send us a scandal as entertaining as Deflategate? The ball jokes alone are enough to send those of us who have the maturity of a…
  • May 13

    Interested in Learning a New Language?

    Interested in Learning a New Language?
    Did you know the law library subscribes to Pronunciator and Mango Languages? Pronunciator covers 80 languages, and Mango covers 65 languages. Both language learning services can be accessed through the law…
  • May 13

    Library Training for Summer Faculty Research Assistant

    Library Training for Summer Faculty Research Assistant
    The library will be offering two research training sessions for new faculty research assistants this summer.  In this training, research assistants will learn about library services and policies and will gain an introduction to our…
Rank this Week: 2680

United Global Law Group Legal Blog

United Global Law Group Legal Blog

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

http://www.unitedgloballaw.com/legal-blog/
  • May 13

    Care.com Faces Lawsuit After Child’s Death

    Care.com Faces Lawsuit After Child’s Death
    Four-month old Cash Bell died as a result of head injuries while in the care of former nanny Sarah Cullen in March of 2014. Cullen was subsequently convicted of felony child abuse and sentenced to 70 years in federal prison. Bell’s…
  • May 5

    NC Cop Sues Starbucks Over Spilt Free Coffee

    NC Cop Sues Starbucks Over Spilt Free Coffee
    Lt. Matthew Kohr and his wife Melanie filed a lawsuit against Starbucks after a free cup of coffee spilled on Mathtew’s lap in January of 2012 and allegedly caused severe burns, blisters and emotional damage. Kohr claims the lid popped…
  • Apr 29

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed by Parents of Michael Brown

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed by Parents of Michael Brown
    The parents of Michael Brown are suing the city of Ferguson after claiming wrongful-death and promising to bring to light new forensic details about the police version of events. Brown’s death sparked controversy and a national debate…
Rank this Week: 2799

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • May 12

    Pedestrian Collision

    Pedestrian Collision
    Pedestrian Collisions from Brien Roche Law Pedestrian collisions most often have an unfavorable outcome for the pedestrian. The number of pedestrians killed on US roadways has increased dramatically over the last five years. A total of 4735…
  • May 11

    Federal Tort Claims Case

    Federal Tort Claims Case
    Federal Tort Claims Cases from Brien Roche Law Federal tort claims cases are based on a limited waiver of immunity by the federal government. The waiver applies to negligence actions brought against a US employee acting in the scope of…
  • May 4

    Chronic Pain Treatment

    Chronic Pain Treatment
    Chronic Pain Treatment from Brien Roche Law Chronic pain treatment can be complicated. Chronic pain affects more people than cancer, diabetes, heart attack and stroke combined. There are more than 100 million sufferers in the United States.…
Rank this Week: 564

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • May 11

    How to turn a winning protest into a losing protest

    How to turn a winning protest into a losing protest
    Here’s a test. If a Government solicitation contains an ambiguity, you should– (a) Hope no one notices; (b) Point it out to the contracting officer; (c) Wait until you lose the procurement, then file a protest. If you chose (a),…
  • Apr 28

    GAO recognizes that protest attorneys can add value

    GAO recognizes that protest attorneys can add value
    After spending a significant amount of money on preparing a proposal, a disappointed bidder may sometimes think twice about spending still more money on protest attorneys. However, a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) decision…
  • Apr 23

    Intervene in legal actions or risk being shut out

    Intervene in legal actions or risk being shut out
    Contractors don’t always realize that they have the right to intervene in lawsuits and administrative proceedings brought by their competitors and that the failure to intervene could mean losing one’s rights. A recent case in…
Rank this Week: 4384

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • May 11

    Thank You Veterans!

    Thank You Veterans!
    The Kelley Drye team was honored to host a number of veterans and others at our Washington, DC office on Friday to view the Arsenal of Democracy, an antique air armada flyover to mark the 70th anniversary of V-E Day and the end of World War…
  • May 4

    Pa. Toxic Tort Settlement Shows Potential Danger in Benzene Exposure Lawsuit

    Pa. Toxic Tort Settlement Shows Potential Danger in Benzene Exposure Lawsuit
    A settlement recently reached between U.S. Steel Corp. and the widow of a Pennsylvania man allegedly exposed to benzene may fuel use of toxic tort lawsuits to sue over benzene exposures. The plaintiff argued that her husband, who had worked…
  • Apr 27

    Obama Administration Releases First Installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review

    Obama Administration Releases First Installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review
    The Obama Administration released the first installment of its Quadrennial Energy Review (“QER”), which focuses on energy transmission, storage, and distribution (“TS&D”). The QER was first launched in…
Rank this Week: 4231

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • May 8

    DOJ Releases Best Practices for Victim Response and Reporting of Cyber Incident

    DOJ Releases Best Practices for Victim Response and Reporting of Cyber Incident
    Last week, the Cybersecurity Unit of the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a list of “best practices” for companies concerning preparing for and responding to cyber-attacks. The report details the lessons federal prosecutors have…
  • Apr 29

    SEC Issues Cybersecurity Guidance Update for Investment Adviser

    SEC Issues Cybersecurity Guidance Update for Investment Adviser
    By Catherine M. Anderson and Robert G. Sawyer On April 28, 2015, the SEC’s Division of Investment Management (the “Division”) issued a Guidance Update regarding the SEC’s initiative to assess cybersecurity…
  • Apr 23

    Cyber Risks and the Boardroom — The Role of Cyber Insurance

    Cyber Risks and the Boardroom — The Role of Cyber Insurance
    am just back from presenting at the New York Stock Exchange’s program on Cyber Risks and the Boardroom, where I presented on The Role of Cyber Insurance.  My presentation is here: …
Rank this Week: 1742

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/
  • May 8

    News Briefs: April 2015

    News Briefs: April 2015
    » On April 3, 2015, the Superior Court of the District of Columbia issued an order providing for individualized determinations regarding the use of restraints in juvenile proceedings before the Family Court. Admin. Order 15-07. To…
  • May 8

    Court Opinions: April 2015

    Court Opinions: April 2015
    In April 2015, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals published the opinions listed below. The opinions listed below are organized by type or source of appeal. To retrieve an electronic copy of any of these opinions from the…
  • May 7

    Legislation Introduced to Limit Damages for Unjust Imprisonment Claim

    Legislation Introduced to Limit Damages for Unjust Imprisonment Claim
    On March 31, 2015, on behalf of the Attorney General of the District of Columbia, the Chairman of the D.C. Council introduced the Unjust Imprisonment Amendment Act of 2015 (B21-150). The preamble to this proposed legislation states…
Rank this Week: 2310

Insurance Defense Blog

Insurance Defense Blog

Covers civil litigation and insurance defense in Washington, D.C. By David Stratton.

http://www.insurancedefenseblog.us/
  • May 8

    District of Columbia Legislative History - LIMS

    District of Columbia Legislative History - LIMS
    The District of Columbia government has upgraded its Legislative Information Management System ("LIMS"). As a result of the upgrades, the database covers all legislation passed by the D.C. Council from 1989 to the present, a total…
  • Aug 10

    Plaintiffs in DC cell phone litigation avoid knockout punch, for now

    Plaintiffs in DC cell phone litigation avoid knockout punch, for now
    "Can cell phones cause brain cancer?" With that question, which he did not answer, Judge Weisberg of the Superior Court for the District of Columbia began a 76-page discourse on the admissibility of the testimony of eight…
  • Aug 9

    Judicial estoppel based on bankruptcy filing affirmed in the District of Columbia

    Judicial estoppel based on bankruptcy filing affirmed in the District of Columbia
    I had previously written about judicial estoppel and lack of standing defenses that could arise from a plaintiff's prior bankruptcy filing. There is a recent decision in the District of Columbia in which judicial estoppel barred a plaintiff's…
Rank this Week: 3639

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: 329

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: 5053

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

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

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    Short Wins - the Barry Bonds Opinion Edition

    Short Wins - the Barry Bonds Opinion Edition
    The big news in this batch of opinions is not the conspiracy to import lobsters case, but, rather the Barry Bonds appeal. Mr. Bonds was prosecuted for evading a prosecutor's questions while testifying in a grand jury. And, now, thanks to an…
  • Apr 24

    Short Wins - the More on Restitution Edition

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

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

    Maybe Not the Best Defense, or, Why a Gratuity is Not a Bribe, or Honest Services Fraud
    The Seventh Circuit's opinion in United States v. Hawkins - written by Easterbrook - presents a fascinating legal defense. When is getting money from someone for side benefits from the government bribery and when is it fraud? Mr. Hawkins and…
Rank this Week: 803

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Published by Nationally Focused Mesothelioma Attorneys. The Ferraro Law Firm

http://www.mesotheliomalawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Florida Asbestos Exposure Concerns Halt Mall Demolition Project

    Florida Asbestos Exposure Concerns Halt Mall Demolition Project
    Asbestos exposure is largely seen as a problem of the 20th Century, when asbestos the flame-retardant material was widely used in an array of products from insulation to brake pads. But we will continue to see the effects of this product…
  • Apr 28

    Take-Home Asbestos Case Nets $3.5M Verdict for Mesothelioma Victim's Family

    Take-Home Asbestos Case Nets $3.5M Verdict for Mesothelioma Victim's Family
    Most lawsuits stemming from a mesothelioma diagnosis are filed by or an behalf of workers who were exposed to deadly asbestos dust on the job. However, a growing number of successful claims are being brought by immediate family members of…
  • Apr 9

    Defendants Pursue Genetic Mutation Theory in Asbestos Case

    Defendants Pursue Genetic Mutation Theory in Asbestos Case
    A seemingly novel defense appears to be gaining steam as yet another defense team is pursuing the "genetic mutation" theory in a case of asbestos injury. The burgeoning hypothesis is that some people are genetically pre-disposed to…
Rank this Week: 2099

Contingency Business Litigation…

Contingency Business Litigation Attorney Blog

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

http://www.contingencybusinesslitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Misrepresentation Claims in Business Franchising - Legacy Academy, Inc. v. Mamilove

    Misrepresentation Claims in Business Franchising - Legacy Academy, Inc. v. Mamilove
    All franchise companies have a kind of "sales pitch" the offer when promoting the company to potential franchisees. But it can be a fine line between when that sales pitch crosses the line into being a misrepresentation that could be worthy…
  • Apr 10

    Robl Constr., Inc. v. Homoly - Business Partner Agreement

    Robl Constr., Inc. v. Homoly - Business Partner Agreement
    Business partners of small companies are often closely personally invested in the venture. It may at times be necessary for one partner or another to take an advance, forward money to the firm, or transfer funds from one account to another.…
  • Apr 1

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

    Fluid Dynamic Holdings v. Jacksonville - Slander Drove Off Business, $75M Lawsuit Claim
    The plaintiff in Fluid Dynamics Holdings, LLC v. City of Jacksonville, et al., who filed in Florida Middle District Court, says he is puzzled. Fluid Dynamics Holdings, LLC was partway through a pilot project program with St. Johns County…
Rank this Week: 3799

Money Law Blog

Money Law Blog

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

http://www.money-lawblog.com/
  • Apr 21

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

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

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

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

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

    If You Have a Mortgage With Chase and Were in Bankruptcy, You May Be Getting a "Break" from Them Soon
    Admitting it was a "bad boy" handling mortgages in bankruptcy, Chase recently entered a settlement with the federal government to compensate more than 25,000 US homeowners. The settlement is subject to court approval. The United States…
Rank this Week: 3692

Employment Update

Employment Update

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

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3074

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Committee member of National Quality Forum settles False Claims Act case, paying $1 million
    On March 2, the Department of Justice announced that a Laguna Beach, California-based physician, Dr. Charles Denham, had agreed to pay $1 million to settle civil claims that he accepted kickbacks from CareFusion, Inc., to recommend the use of…
Rank this Week: 387

No Papered: A Washington DC…

No Papered: A Washington DC Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Scrofano Law.

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

    Challenging Enhancements in DC DUI

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

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

    Road to Ruin: Virginia Proposal to Raise Reckless Driving Threshold Fail
    Although most Virginia drivers aren’t aware of it, their chance to avoid a Virginia misdemeanor conviction for Reckless Driving took a major blow last month. A proposal to raise the reckless driving threshold to 85 miles-per-hour was…
  • Feb 16

    The Effect of Palmer v. DC on DC Gun Law

    The Effect of Palmer v. DC on DC Gun Law
    Last year, in Palmer v. District of Columbia, a federal judge in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia held that the District of Columbia’s carrying a pistol statute was facially unconstitutional. In a lawsuit…
Rank this Week: 3277

Baum Law Offices

Baum Law Offices

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

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

    Maryland Self Defense Law FAQ

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

    Maryland Peace Order and Protective Order Defense

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

    Maryland Peace Order and Protective Order Defense

    Maryland Peace Order and Protective Order Defense
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - Law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.As of October 1, 2014, it became much easier to get a final peace order or a final protective…
Rank this Week: 3415

Child Safety Blog

Child Safety Blog

Covers building safety, cars, health insurance, legislation, medical malpractice, mental health, product liability, and vaccines. By Patrick Malone.

http://www.childprotectionblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    Parents: Beware of Oversharing on Social Media

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

    Don’t Give Melatonin to Kid

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

    Study Questions Accepted Practice for Avoiding Peanut Allergy

    Study Questions Accepted Practice for Avoiding Peanut Allergy
    Peanut butter is to childhood as beer is to frat parties, but common practice for avoiding peanut allergies has been to keep some kids from eating the popular legume and its various products. But an impressive new study has shown that the…
Rank this Week: 4491

TelecomMediaTech Law Blog

TelecomMediaTech Law Blog

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

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

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

    FCC Hits TV Station With Maximum Fine for Fleeting Nudity in Newscast
    The Federal Communications Commission has fined a television station $325,000 for allegedly broadcasting “extremely graphic and explicit sexual material”, i.e., indecent material.  The amount of the fine, underlying…
  • Feb 12

    Obituary: Rebecca Rini

    Obituary: Rebecca Rini
    Our colleague and friend Rebecca Rini passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 8, 2015.  Rebecca was the founding partner of the law firm of Rini, Coran & Lancellotta, PC and its successor, Rini O’Neil, PC.  She was an…
  • Jun 26

    Lessons from Aereo: Laws, Litigation and Loophole

    Lessons from Aereo: Laws, Litigation and Loophole
    In a case with far-reaching implications for the television business, for cloud computing and for new technologies, the U.S. Supreme Court found that Aereo’s online video service infringed copyrights held by television producers,…
Rank this Week: 4086

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

By Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC.

http://lawblog.boilapc.com/
Rank this Week: 3574