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All of DC is Still the 'Hood

All of DC is Still the 'Hood

Life as a Howard University School of Law student in Washington, DC

http://selaw.wordpress.com
  • Jun 4

    Minority = Diversity

    Minority = Diversity
    Today, at around 6:00pm, I learned how not to play the game of getting an offer from a BigLaw firm.  I had a long day because I was working on multiple assignments and having lunch and coffee, you know the normal workday as a summer…
  • Jun 1

    First Day at the Firm

    First Day at the Firm
    So today was my first day at the BigLaw firm, and like all other summers starting today, I now have a huge headache.  My headache probably started around 2:3opm, which was right around the time that we took our first break from our 3-hour…
  • May 19

    It Has Begun

    It Has Begun
    Today, after spending way too much time writing a one paragraph letter, I mailed off a few letters to a few state court judges. In those letters, I simply asked if they would be hiring law clerks for the 2010-2011 cycle. Now that those are…
Rank this Week: 4920

Arocho Law Office's Business…

Arocho Law Office's Business Microblog

Features business news, resources and links. By Antonio "Tony" Arocho.

http://yourcompanylawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 11

    Year-End Happy Hour for Executives & Business Owners - Dec. 15th

    Year-End Happy Hour for Executives & Business Owners - Dec. 15th
    You are cordially invited to attend the premier year-end Happy Hour and Networking event for Executives, Business Owners & Nonprofit Leaders on Wednesday,December 15th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Mio Restaurant, 1110 Vermont Avenue, NW…
  • Oct 14

    Facebook Page & Twitter Posts for the week of October 3rd

    Facebook Page & Twitter Posts for the week of October 3rd
    This is a summary of posts for the week of October 3rd to Twitter and the
  • Oct 13

    Invitation to attend Happy Hour being held on Wednesday, October 20th

    Invitation to attend Happy Hour being held on Wednesday, October 20th
    You are invited to the first DC Network of Nonprofit Professionals and Arocho Law Office Happy Hour being held on Wednesday, October 20th from 500pm to 630pm at Mio Restaurant & Cafe, 1110 Vermont Ave NW # 1, Washington, DC 20005-3575.
Rank this Week: 4562

Arocho Law Office's Nonprofit Blog

Arocho Law Office's Nonprofit Blog

Covers news, events and ideas involving non-profit and tax-exempt organizations. By Antonio "Tony" Arocho.

http://lawyerfornonprofits.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 11

    Year-End Happy Hour for Nonprofit Leaders-Dec. 15th

    Year-End Happy Hour for Nonprofit Leaders-Dec. 15th
    You are cordially invited to attend the premier year-end Happy Hour and Networking event for Nonprofit Leaders on Wednesday,December 15th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Mio Restaurant, 1110 Vermont Avenue, NW (Vermont & L Street/near McPherson…
  • Oct 21

    CDFI Funding Opportunity!

    CDFI Funding Opportunity!
    The U.S. Department of the Treasury just recently released a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the FY 2011 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund. The CDFI Fund is intended to expand the capacity of financial …
  • Oct 14

    Facebook Page & Twitter Posts for the week of October 3rd

    Facebook Page & Twitter Posts for the week of October 3rd
    This is a summary of posts for the week of October 3rd to Twitter and the
Rank this Week: 4567

Bank D&O Liability Law Blog

Bank D&O Liability Law Blog

Covers bank director and officer liability. By Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC.

http://www.bankdandolaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1424

Baum Law Offices

Baum Law Offices

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

http://baumlawoffices.com/blog/
  • Aug 11

    Legal Definition of Possession

    Legal Definition of Possession
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - Law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.Based on my experience working with defendants in thousands of Maryland possession cases, most…
  • Jul 3

    What is the Maryland Estate Tax?

    What is the Maryland Estate Tax?
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.At the time this is being posted, Maryland is among the group of 20 states (including DC) that…
  • Jun 4

    Reckless Endangerment in Maryland

    Reckless Endangerment in Maryland
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.Maryland defines the crime of Reckless Endangerment under § 3-204 of Title 3 of its…
Rank this Week: 3098

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
  • Aug 18

    Wireless Services Procurements 2.0

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

    Privacy Concerns Escalate as Drones Are About to Take-Off

    Privacy Concerns Escalate as Drones Are About to Take-Off
    The widely-anticipated commercial deployment of drones piques the interest of critical infrastructure industries, the agricultural sector, and technology companies such as Amazon.  Consistent with this commercial interest and its…
  • Apr 25

    Improving In-Building Wireless Reception: Property Owners Are Not the Enemy

    Improving In-Building Wireless Reception: Property Owners Are Not the Enemy
    Wireless carriers’ networks are subject to recurring capacity constraints, particularly in high density, urban environments.  Owners of buildings and developments in urban areas and operators of major venues—stadiums, arenas…
Rank this Week: 3921

Campaign Finance Blog

Campaign Finance Blog

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

http://campaignfinanceblog.com/
  • Apr 3

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

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

    United States Supreme Court Issues Voting Rights Act Decision

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

    President Announces Two Nominations For FEC

    President Announces Two Nominations For FEC
    POLITICO reports that the President has nominated Ann Ravel, a Democrat who chairs the California Fair Political Practices Commission, and Lee Goodman, a Republican election lawyer, to the Federal Election Commission.
Rank this Week: 3521

Case Notes Blog

Case Notes Blog

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

http://www.thekaplanlawfirm.com/blog.php
  • May 14

    Overtime Collective Action Certified in Maryland

    Overtime Collective Action Certified in Maryland
    Working closely with the excellent attorneys at The Washington Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, and acting on behalf of two of my clients, I recently succeeded in having the United States District Court for the…
  • Apr 29

    Super Lawyers Honors Matthew B Kaplan a DC "Rising Star"

    Super Lawyers Honors Matthew B Kaplan a DC "Rising Star"
    I have been selected to the 2014 Washington DC Rising Stars list of distinguished attorneys by Super Lawyers Magazine. 0 comment
  • May 6

    Joining the Maryland Bar

    Joining the Maryland Bar
    I just learned that I passed the Maryland “Attorneys’ Bar,” which is obviously good news.  The Attorney’s Bar is a shortened bar exam that Maryland offers attorneys who have been practicing more than five…
Rank this Week: 4049

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/
  • Aug 15

    All-Terrain Vehicles Are Not Toy

    All-Terrain Vehicles Are Not Toy
    Here’s a “Say what?” statistic that should give parents pause: More than half of all teens who have driven an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) have been involved in an accident. So says research recently published in the Annals of…
  • Aug 8

    Emergency Surgery on the Weekend Is Riskier

    Emergency Surgery on the Weekend Is Riskier
    If your child needs emergency surgery, here’s hoping it’s not on a weekend. A study published last month in The Journal of Pediatric Surgery suggests that kids undergoing emergency surgery on the weekend have more complications…
  • Aug 1

    Vaccine Film Prompts Adults to Teach Children the Wrong Life Lesson

    Vaccine Film Prompts Adults to Teach Children the Wrong Life Lesson
    When parents and teachers at a Southern California high school withheld a student-made film about vaccination out of concern for the social blowback, they voted for ignorance at the expense of science. Carlsbad High has an award-winning…
Rank this Week: 1609

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
  • Aug 13

    NIST Launches into the Internet of Thing

    NIST Launches into the Internet of Thing
    This week, the National Institute of Standards and Technology convened the first face-to-face meeting of the cyber-physical systems public working group to develop and implement a new cybersecurity framework dedicated to cyber-physical…
  • Aug 12

    Unsurprisingly, U.S. Court Rules that Cloud Provider Must Produce Data Stored Abroad

    Unsurprisingly, U.S. Court Rules that Cloud Provider Must Produce Data Stored Abroad
    On July 31, a U.S. District Court judge ruled from the bench that Microsoft could be forced to turn over customer emails in the context of a law enforcement investigation even though those emails were stored on servers located in Ireland. …
  • Aug 11

    Is Appointing an EU Controller Still Valuable for Global Businesses?

    Is Appointing an EU Controller Still Valuable for Global Businesses?
    The dust has yet to settle but much has already been said about the implications of the Google Spain decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union and the right to be forgotten. The controversy has focused on the impact of this…
Rank this Week: 1235

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/
  • Jun 2

    Florida Court: Arbitration Clause Enforced, Ruling Upheld

    Florida Court: Arbitration Clause Enforced, Ruling Upheld
    The collaboration of businesses is often not only profitable, it's what results in some of the best products and services our market has to offer. Unfortunately, Florida contingency business litigation attorneys recognize there are many…
  • May 5

    Qui Tam Litigation and The First-to-File Rule

    Qui Tam Litigation and The First-to-File Rule
    In qui tam litigation, in which private parties allege violations of the False Claims Act (which serve to protect the government from contractor fraud), it is imperative that a plaintiff file the claim properly and expediently. Failure to do…
  • Apr 28

    U.S. Customs Fraud Whistleblower Cases Increasing

    U.S. Customs Fraud Whistleblower Cases Increasing
    A number of recent whistleblower settlements following False Claims Act violations have involved customs fraud, indicating federal law enforcement and prosecutors are increasingly targeting this type of crime. Just in the last month, two…
Rank this Week: 3559

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
  • Aug 18

    Protecting the Rights of LGBT Employees in the United States and Abroad

    Protecting the Rights of LGBT Employees in the United States and Abroad
    On July 21, President Obama issued an Executive Order prohibiting federal government contractors from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (“LGBT”) employees. The President directed the U.S.…
  • Jul 31

    A Conference on Law and Corporate Social Responsibility

    A Conference on Law and Corporate Social Responsibility
    It used to be that the links between corporate social responsibility (“CSR”) and the law were not so clear. Practitioners in the field were few and far between and often faced considerable challenges in defining their roles and…
  • Jul 28

    Alien Tort Case Developments: Fourth and Eleventh Circuits Apply Kiobel’s “Touch and Concern” Standard

    Alien Tort Case Developments: Fourth and Eleventh Circuits Apply Kiobel’s “Touch and Concern” Standard
    In the last month, two federal appellate courts have issued decisions in cases filed against U.S.-based corporations pursuant to the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”). Both courts applied the “touch and concern” standard…
Rank this Week: 3956

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/
  • Aug 14

    DC Bans the Box

    DC Bans the Box
       MLive.com Graphic   Criminal defendants face a wide range of consequences for their alleged actions.  The high emotional and financial cost of defending a case may pale in comparison to the personal toll resulting from…
  • Aug 12

    Bitcoin Equal to Money According to District Court Ruling

    Bitcoin Equal to Money According to District Court Ruling
    Is it possible to commit money laundering with virtual currency? At least one federal judge thinks so. Last month, U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest refused to dismiss a money laundering charge premised on the use of a Bitcoin-based…
  • Jul 23

    Atlantic City Needed to Go Online Years Ago

    Atlantic City Needed to Go Online Years Ago
    Photo Credit: Meinzahn Three more casinos are set to close in Atlantic City. Unions, politicians and lobbyists are pointing fingers. One thing is for certain, newly introduced online gaming legislation is not to blame. If experts had been…
Rank this Week: 4731

DC Immigration Lawyer Blog

DC Immigration Lawyer Blog

By Schaefer Law Firm.

http://vagreencardlawyer.com/dc-immigration-lawyer-blog
  • Oct 22

    What is an immigrant visa?

    What is an immigrant visa?
    If you are interested in helping your spouse or another family member immigrate to the United States, then you likely are interested in finding out how you can help them join you in the United States as quickly as possible. After all, who…
  • Oct 22

    Do I need an immigration lawyer for my immigrant visa case?

    Do I need an immigration lawyer for my immigrant visa case?
    There is no requirement to use the services of an immigration lawyer in order to file for an immigrant visa to get a green card. But, many people will find the services of an immigration lawyer to be extremely valuable to successfully…
  • Oct 19

    Who is the best immigration waiver lawyer in Virginia?

    Who is the best immigration waiver lawyer in Virginia?
    The ability for your family to live together is at stake… If you need an immigration waiver, then your ability to live with your family in the United States is at stake. If your waiver application is not approved, you may be separated from…
Rank this Week: 3286

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/
  • Jul 31

    CDC Admits to Improper Handling of Pathogen

    CDC Admits to Improper Handling of Pathogen
    Recent revelations out of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) may raise doubts among citizens regarding the organization’s ability to keep the public safe from harmful pathogens. According to the Washington Post, several Alabama…
  • Jul 31

    Do Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Impact the Quality and Outcomes of Surgeries? [An Analysis of a Recent Study]

    Do Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Impact the Quality and Outcomes of Surgeries? [An Analysis of a Recent Study]
    In February, Christina A. Minami and her colleagues published an article in the journal of the American College of Surgeons about the impact of medical malpractice lawsuits and litigation on surgeries in the United States: “Impact of…
  • Jul 30

    Common Signs of Sports Concussions in Adolescent

    Common Signs of Sports Concussions in Adolescent
    As a parent of a child involved in one or more sports activities, would you know how to detect a possible concussion? Understand the signs and symptoms of this potentially serious head injury to keep your kids safe and healthy. After a…
Rank this Week: 227

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/
  • Jul 31

    5 Tips to Keep Kids Safe on Vacation

    5 Tips to Keep Kids Safe on Vacation
    Going on a family vacation represents a time-honored tradition, resulting in a lifetime of happy memories to cherish. Taking one or more children along for the ride – whether in a car, plane, or cruise – means exponentially…
  • Jul 23

    Drivers Beware: Virginia and Maryland Enacted New Laws July 1

    Drivers Beware: Virginia and Maryland Enacted New Laws July 1
    On Tuesday, July 1, new laws regarding vehicles and their operation went into effect in Maryland and Virginia. These statutes range from financial and tax considerations to stiffer penalties for toll booth dodgers and those driving under the…
  • Jul 22

    Tips for Surviving the War between Car and Bike Commuter

    Tips for Surviving the War between Car and Bike Commuter
    When it comes to city transportation, biking is a cheap and efficient way to get around. D.C. and other cities have been engaging in concerted efforts – such as adding bike lanes – to make commutes easier for cyclists. However,…
Rank this Week: 1401

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: 2342

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Aug 7

    Preparing for an interview?

    Preparing for an interview?
    The library’s Job Searching Research Guide features a number of databases and other resources available to prepare you for your interview. Using these materials, you can find out biographical information about your interviewer, locate…
  • Aug 6

    Can’t Find It in the Library? Map It!

    Can’t Find It in the Library? Map It!
    There’s an old joke about an out-of-town traveler who got lost in the back woods of Maine. The frustrated traveler noticed a farmer at work by the road and pulled over to ask for directions. The farmer pondered for a moment, then slowly…
  • Aug 4

    Fee Fie Foe Firm – A Law Firm Search Engine

    Fee Fie Foe Firm – A Law Firm Search Engine
    Are you preparing for interviews? Do you want to know which firms write weekly highlights about environmental law? Start your law firm research with the specialized search engine for law firms, Fee Fie Foe Firm. While the focus is primarily…
Rank this Week: 2700

Emerging Enterprise Center Blog

Emerging Enterprise Center Blog

Offers commentary and analysis for entrepreneurs and startups. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.emergingenterprisecenterblog.com
  • Oct 24

    Firing someone: If you are successful, at some point you are going to have to do it.

    Firing someone: If you are successful, at some point you are going to have to do it.
    I can’t say how often I have been called the first time an entrepreneur has to fire someone.  BTW, I get that call from seasoned execs as well.  Nobody likes to do it and everyone is nervous that they will mess up in light of all the…
  • Sep 7

    Dealing with Preference

    Dealing with Preference
    The outcomes of negotiations around preferences never seem to have a compelling logic.  Under a particular set of circumstances is there a compelling reason why the A and B should be equal (pari passu, as lawyers like to say) in the…
  • Aug 12

    Redemption and Misunderstanding

    Redemption and Misunderstanding
    I recently ran into this situation around a very standard redemption provision. About a year after the initial close, my client went to raise a medium sized extension round.  They found a lead for the extension and everything went well. …
Rank this Week: 3932

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
  • Aug 11

    Could’ve, would’ve. What should a fiduciary do? Fourth Circuit decision could spell more uncertainty for retirement plan fiduciaries.

    Could’ve, would’ve. What should a fiduciary do? Fourth Circuit decision could spell more uncertainty for retirement plan fiduciaries.
    By Deb Boiarsky Coming on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dudenhoeffer decision, which eliminated a pro-fiduciary presumption with respect to company stock holdings in qualified retirement plans, the 4th Circuit issued a…
  • Jul 22

    The Obamacare see-saw — an opposing decision on subsidie

    The Obamacare see-saw — an opposing decision on subsidie
    By Rich McHugh Some days are just more fun that others! Just hours after the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Halbig v. Burwell, which held that tax subsidies made available under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”)…
  • Jul 22

    Obamacare takes an unexpected hit!

    Obamacare takes an unexpected hit!
    By Rich McHugh A federal Court of Appeals panel in Washington, D.C. today released a decision that, if upheld, would strike down one of the main pillars of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) and in the minds of many observers lead to…
Rank this Week: 4113

Employment Update

Employment Update

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

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
  • Aug 11

    Subcontracting Work Out to Third Parties Could Still Lead to Joint Employer Liability for Companie

    Subcontracting Work Out to Third Parties Could Still Lead to Joint Employer Liability for Companie
    By Stephanie P. Berntsen, Attorney On August 7, 2014, the Washington Supreme Court unanimously adopted the “economic reality” test to determine whether a joint employment relationship exists under Washington’s minimum wage…
  • May 28

    Doing Business in Eugene? Mandatory Sick Leave May Soon Be a Reality.

    Doing Business in Eugene? Mandatory Sick Leave May Soon Be a Reality.
    Less than a few months after Portland’s Sick Leave Ordinance was enacted to cover the broader City of Portland area, the City of Eugene appears to be gearing up to follow in Portland’s footsteps with its own mandatory sick time…
  • Apr 4

    Your Summary Plan Description Must be Updated Every Five Year

    Your Summary Plan Description Must be Updated Every Five Year
    By Wally Miller, Attorney From an employee’s point of view, the most important document relating to an employee benefit plan (and in many cases, the only plan document of which the employee is aware) is the Summary Plan Description…
Rank this Week: 1441

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
Rank this Week: 1566

Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

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

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
  • Aug 8

    Approved First Pilot Project to Test the Fast-Track Licensing Process Provided in the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013

    Approved First Pilot Project to Test the Fast-Track Licensing Process Provided in the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”) approved this week the first pilot project to test a fast-track licensing process for hydropower development pursuant to the Hydropower Regulatory…
  • Jun 23

    Ready for the New Bulk Electric System Definition?

    Ready for the New Bulk Electric System Definition?
      The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and its electric utility industry stakeholders are nearing the effective date of a definition that is critical to the role of NERC and everyone involved in the electric utility…
  • Jun 20

    FERC Changes ROE Methodology for Public Utilitie

    FERC Changes ROE Methodology for Public Utilitie
    On June 19, 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) issued an order significantly revising its methodology for determining the base Return on Equity (“ROE”) for jurisdictional electric utility…
Rank this Week: 3321

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Aug 19

    Samsung settles GSA false claims allegations for $2.3 million

    Samsung settles GSA false claims allegations for $2.3 million
    On August 19, the Department of Justice announced that Samsung Electronics America, the U.S. subsidiary of the Korean electronics corporation, has paid $2.3 million to resolve allegations that it submitted false claims for goods it provided…
  • Aug 18

    Washington Post describes Medicare wheelchair scam in detail

    Washington Post describes Medicare wheelchair scam in detail
    The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold authored an excellent article published on Sunday, August 17, describing in detail how Medicare scammers perpetrated a long-running fraudulent scheme to bill for power wheelchairs and scooters,…
  • Aug 14

    Inspectors General criticize DOJ, Peace Corps, and EPA’s responsivene

    Inspectors General criticize DOJ, Peace Corps, and EPA’s responsivene
    On August 5, forty-seven Inspectors General sent a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, complaining that…
Rank this Week: 203

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: 1315

Foreign Collection Development…

Foreign Collection Development Blog (FCIL-SIS)

Discusses new titles and current issues in collection development for law librarians who collect foreign and international law at their institutions.

http://foreignlawcollections.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4239

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Aug 6

    Commerce Department Places Severe Restrictions on Fracking Equipment Sales to Russia

    Commerce Department Places Severe Restrictions on Fracking Equipment Sales to Russia
    This post was prepared by guest bloggers Eric McClafferty (202-342-8841) and Michael Dobson (202-342-8517), attorneys in Kelley Drye & Warren’s Export Controls and Compliance Practice. Earlier today, the Bureau of Industry…
  • Aug 4

    Court Upholds Local Fracking Bans in New York State

    Court Upholds Local Fracking Bans in New York State
    FrackingInsider has provided a few updates on the status of two municipal bans on hydraulic fracturing in the towns of Dryden and Middlefield in New York State (see our previous coverage here, here, and here). Last month, the New York State…
  • Jul 30

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 35

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 35
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 35 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in Colorado, Maryland, and North Dakota. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews…
Rank this Week: 4082

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
Rank this Week: 4127

Green Building Law Brief

Green Building Law Brief

Covers green building and sustainability issues from a legal perspective. Edited by Will Pearce.

http://greenbuildinglawbrief.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Whiteford,Taylor & Preston Receives the President's Award from USGBC Maryland

    Whiteford,Taylor & Preston Receives the President's Award from USGBC Maryland
    On January 27, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston proudly accepted the President's Award from the USGBC-MD. WINTERGREEN, The Maryland Chapter of the U.S.
  • Apr 1

    Maryland Legislature Poised to Extend Option of "Benefit" Status to LLC

    Maryland Legislature Poised to Extend Option of "Benefit" Status to LLC
    Maryland limited liability companies that pride themselves on their commitment to environmental and social responsibility soon may be able to obtain legal recognition, separate from their less magnanimous competitors. If passed, Senate Bill…
  • Jun 30

    USGBC-Maryland's New Headquarter

    USGBC-Maryland's New Headquarter
    The USGBC Maryland Chapter will showcase its new Hunt Valley headquarters tomorrow, July 1, at 5:30 pm with a “See the Green Building Tour.”  For more information on the event and to register, click here. The new office is in Schilling…
Rank this Week: 4646

Harrison Law Group Construction…

Harrison Law Group Construction Notes

Covers construction contracts, guarantees, warranties and workplace policies.

http://constructionlawnotes.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    Mike Pappas Featured in Building Baltimore Magazine

    Mike Pappas Featured in Building Baltimore Magazine
    Mike Pappas was featured in Building Baltimore Magazine's February 2009 Edition for his work with the ABC Joint Legislative Committee. Mike received a "Member of Distinction" Award in January 2009for his dedication and political action with…
  • Mar 26

    Mike Pappas in Video Interview by The Daily Record

    Mike Pappas in Video Interview by The Daily Record
    Mike Pappas was interviewed yesterday [March 25, 2009] at the Baltimore County Bar Association's Technology Expo, held at the Towson National Guard Armory from 11 am until 2 pm. Pappas, the chair of the Bar Association’s Technology…
  • Dec 3

    Employee Handbooks — Place and Purpose

    Employee Handbooks — Place and Purpose
    BY: Faith E. Harrison, EsquireOriginally Published In The HLG Constructor, September, 2008
Rank this Week: 4215

Health Information Technology and…

Health Information Technology and Privacy Blog

Provides guidance to health care providers and facilities as they move into a new electronic era of privacy and security concerns under HIPAA and the HITECH Act. By Ober Kaler.

http://www.oberhealthinformationtechnology.com/
  • May 23

    NOIs Due Soon to Apply for 2014 ACO Program

    NOIs Due Soon to Apply for 2014 ACO Program
    The Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) for accountable care organizations (ACOs) established under the Affordable Care Act is about to kick-off its second year with a new round of applications for the January 1, 2014 start date. As part…
  • Jan 24

    HHS Overhaul of HIPAA: Summary of New Obligations for Covered Entities and Business Associate

    HHS Overhaul of HIPAA: Summary of New Obligations for Covered Entities and Business Associate
    On January 17, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) posted Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules [PDF] (the Final Rule) under the authority of the HITECH Act and the…
  • Jan 17

    New HIPAA Rule Released Today

    New HIPAA Rule Released Today
    The new HIPAA/HITECH rule in an unpublished version was released today and can be found at www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/01/25/2013-01073/modifications-to-the-hipaa-privacy-security-enforcement-and-breach-notification-rules.…
Rank this Week: 4013

Hot Button Blog

Hot Button Blog

By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.hotbuttonblog.com
  • Aug 12

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 12, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 12, 2014
    August recess has begun on Capitol Hill. Congressmen and women and senators are home in their districts and states, and Capitol Hill staffers are catching up on piled up work. Nonetheless, last week Congressman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) released…
  • Aug 4

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 4, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 4, 2014
    Congress begins its summer recess this week, but last week legislators were busy holding hearings on management issues regarding HealthCare.gov, introducing legislation to increase payments to primary care doctors under Medicaid, and voting…
  • Jul 29

    Infrastructure Alert - July 29, 2014

    Infrastructure Alert - July 29, 2014
    The Senate begins debate today on a bill to prevent the insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund. The bill, already passed by the House and supported by the White House, provides the best chance for Congress to prevent the projected insolvency…
Rank this Week: 3925

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

By Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC.

http://lawblog.boilapc.com/
  • Aug 19

    Immigration Court Backlogs Reach All-Time High

    Immigration Court Backlogs Reach All-Time High
    Due to the recent surge of unaccompanied children migrants the backlog in Immigration Courts has reached an all-time high.  At the end of June the back log totaled 375,503 cases, which is an increase of more than 50,000 since the…
  • Aug 7

    Children Facing Imminent Danger will ‘Likely’ Receive Asylum

    Children Facing Imminent Danger will ‘Likely’ Receive Asylum
    Amid the growing debate over immigration reform, specifically concerning the increasing number of unaccompanied children migrants crossing into the United States, the White House announced that immigrant children who face imminent and mortal…
  • Aug 5

    Consular Processing Delays Worldwide

    Consular Processing Delays Worldwide
    The U.S. State Department’s computer system for processing passport and visa applications crashed this week leading to global delays for travel documents.  Although the system is back on line it is still not operating at full…
Rank this Week: 3380

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

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

http://www.insideprivacy.com
Rank this Week: 1946

Insurance Defense Blog

Insurance Defense Blog

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

http://www.insurancedefenseblog.us/
  • 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…
  • Mar 2

    Maryland federal court decision on broker's failure to procure insurance

    Maryland federal court decision on broker's failure to procure insurance
    In a recent case, a homeowner brought suit in Maryland federal court against her insurance broker for negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, negligent misrepresentation, intentional misrepresentation, and fraud, after her house sustained fire…
Rank this Week: 3541

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/
  • Aug 19

    Patent Drafting: The Detailed Description Should Include Multiple Embodiments or Example

    Patent Drafting: The Detailed Description Should Include Multiple Embodiments or Example
    Along with their ABC’s and multiplication tables, patent lawyers learn two basic principles. First, claims define the invention. Second, a court should not read limitations from a single embodiment into the claims, absent a demonstrated…
  • Aug 18

    Another Summer Without a USPTO Director

    Another Summer Without a USPTO Director
    Back on June 2, 2014, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) wrote to President Obama expressing concern with the fact that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has been without a director for more than 16 months. A further 11 weeks has passed…
  • Aug 17

    The Government vs. General Alexander: Who Owns His Invention

    The Government vs. General Alexander: Who Owns His Invention
    Certainly, Gen. Alexander can seek to leverage his NSA experience and expertise in developing a lucrative post-government career, however, the filing of the patent applications so soon after leaving government service and their cybersecurity…
Rank this Week: 4963

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
  • Aug 19

    My Real (and Not So Real) Heroe

    My Real (and Not So Real) Heroe
    Guest Post by Somers Brush I normally tell people that my desire to be a lawyer came after the couple of weeks I spent with my aunt and uncle during the summer before my senior year of high school. I shadowed my Aunt Susan and watched her in…
  • Aug 1

    Judge Easterly Lets The Facts Speak For Themselves In Damning the Government for Brady Violation

    Judge Easterly Lets The Facts Speak For Themselves In Damning the Government for Brady Violation
    You suspect it happens all the time:  the prosecutor withholds exculpatory information from the defendant, thereby preventing the defendant from mounting an effective defense.  The problem is that, with the government in sole…
  • Jul 30

    “Equal Justice Under Law”: Why Alec Karakatsanis Is Not Smug, Humorless Public Interest Lawyer

    “Equal Justice Under Law”: Why Alec Karakatsanis Is Not Smug, Humorless Public Interest Lawyer
    One of the hazards of public interest work is that it seems to contribute to smugness.  I may be underpaid and overworked.  But at least I am doing the Lord’s work.  And that work is more important than anything my higher…
Rank this Week: 654

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/
  • Aug 20

    EPA Publishes Final 316(b) Rule: Flexibility for Generators Means Litigation By Environmental Group

    EPA Publishes Final 316(b) Rule: Flexibility for Generators Means Litigation By Environmental Group
    Last Friday, EPA finally published its § 316(b) rule in the Federal Register. As we noted in May, the rule is more significant for what it does not do – require closed cycle cooling – than for what it does.  Indeed, the…
  • Aug 12

    Importance of Judicial Approval of CERCLA Settlement

    Importance of Judicial Approval of CERCLA Settlement
    Before a Superfund settlement becomes enforceable, it must be reviewed by a federal court to confirm that it is fair, reasonable, and consistent with CERCLA’s objectives.  This judicial review is at the heart of…
  • Aug 11

    It’s Really Difficult to Site a Highway in a Refuge

    It’s Really Difficult to Site a Highway in a Refuge
    In an important decision last week, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals made clear just how high the hurdles are in the way of building highways in wildlife refuges. The decision in Defenders of Wildlife v. North Carolina DOT sent the…
Rank this Week: 3993

Legal Transformation: The Changing…

Legal Transformation: The Changing Legal Profession

Covers innovations in preparation, practice and the profession. By Joshua Kubicki.

http://joshuakubicki.com/blog/
  • Mar 4

    2013 was a Big Year for Legal Startups; 2014 Could Be Bigger

    2013 was a Big Year for Legal Startups; 2014 Could Be Bigger
    Roughly $458 million was invested into legal startups in the last year by investors. This is a remarkable increase from the $66 million invested in 2012. And 2014 began with a strong January seeing almost $12 million done in four deals.…
  • Oct 15

    Recent TechCocktail article.

    Recent TechCocktail article.
    HEALTHFUNDR TAPS HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY TO FUND HEALTHCARE STARTUPSHealthcare is hot. With a massive aging population, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and a growing focus on health data, healthcare is a market of great interest,…
  • Aug 9

    Service Design | Lawyers' Built-in Advantage

    Service Design | Lawyers' Built-in Advantage
    Lawyers and law firms are not taking full advantage of one of the most powerful tools they have over other lawyers and new legal services entrants – the attorney-client relationship.  Nobody in the commercial markets enjoys such a…
Rank this Week: 4789

LexDigerati

LexDigerati

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

http://manishin.com/law
Rank this Week: 1462

Lexero Law Firm Blog

Lexero Law Firm Blog

Covers domain names, privacy, and intellectual property.

http://www.lexero.com/blog
  • Feb 26

    What is Litigation?

    What is Litigation?
    Litigation is the legal process through which the plaintiff and defendant (litigants) argue their side in court to achieve a specific outcome (monetary award, injunction to stop use of patented invention, avoidance of paying a settlement,…
  • Jan 16

    Understanding Patent Litigation

    Understanding Patent Litigation
    If you’ve been accused of ‘stealing’ a patented invention, you may face a myriad of legal obstacles that could result in the loss of time and money for your business due to fighting the charges brought against you. Patents…
  • Apr 4

    Mediation and Arbitration: Alternatives to Litigation

    Mediation and Arbitration: Alternatives to Litigation
    Litigation is not the only option when it comes to reaching a settlement with another party. Litigants can agree to other means such as mediation or arbitration to reach an agreement that’s fair for both sides. Unfortunately, once a…
Rank this Week: 2552

Maryland Injury and Disability Law

Maryland Injury and Disability Law

Covers injury and disability issues. By Greenberg & Bederman, LLP.

http://www.mdinjurydisabilitylaw.com/
  • Apr 3

    Social Security Disability Is Not Welfare

    Social Security Disability Is Not Welfare
    One aspect of our practice is working with some of our injured clients to help them get through the Social Security Disability Insurance process. We don’t have to do this with all of our clients. Some of our clients suffer injuries that…
  • Apr 3

    Colonial Parking Faces Lawsuit for Serious Injury

    Colonial Parking Faces Lawsuit for Serious Injury
    Petula Dvorak is a columnist for the Washington Post, but not the sort of columnist that grabs national headlines or gets invited to cable talk shows. She covers Washington, DC, the place where regular people work and live, and not…
  • Mar 14

    Senseless Teenage Accident Deaths in Ohio

    Senseless Teenage Accident Deaths in Ohio
      As far as car accidents go, you really can’t get much worse than this: “A car crash in Ohio this weekend killed 6 teens. The Honda Passport was carrying eight teenagers when it crashed into a guardrail just south of Warren,…
Rank this Week: 4217

Maryland Medical Malpractice…

Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.marylandmedicalmalpracticelawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    Essential Tips for Protecting Yourself from Medical Error

    Essential Tips for Protecting Yourself from Medical Error
    Though many doctors are brilliant, they're still human. Even the most prestigious medical professionals are prone to all of the same mistakes as anyone else--only their mistakes cost lives. Though you shouldn't hesitate to visit a skilled…
  • Apr 9

    Essential Tips for Protecting Yourself from Medical Error

    Essential Tips for Protecting Yourself from Medical Error
    Though many doctors are brilliant, they’re still human. Even the most prestigious medical professionals are prone to all of the same mistakes as anyone else–only their mistakes cost lives. Though you shouldn’t hesitate to…
  • Apr 9

    Birth Injuries: Cerebral Palsy

    Birth Injuries: Cerebral Palsy
    Birth is the most important moment in a person's life. Not only is it the beginning, but it's an extremely delicate process that requires utmost care on the part of the attending medical professionals. If a doctor mishandles a child during…
Rank this Week: 3117

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Published by Nationally Focused Mesothelioma Attorneys. Ferraro Law Firm

http://www.mesotheliomalawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 2

    Rost v. Ford Motor Co. - Court Upholds Plaintiff Award, Clarifies "Any Exposure"

    Rost v. Ford Motor Co. - Court Upholds Plaintiff Award, Clarifies "Any Exposure"
    The type of argument that can be brought against defendants in asbestos lawsuits varies greatly among jurisdictions, based on the established case law in that region. Mesothelioma attorneys know that one of the ways in which we have seen…
  • Apr 22

    Judge Allows Punitive Damages in Asbestos Litigation

    Judge Allows Punitive Damages in Asbestos Litigation
    For many years now, courts throughout the country - including those in Florida - have restricted plaintiff collection of punitive damages in asbestos litigation. Plaintiffs could still win or settle cases for well into the six-figures, but…
  • Mar 11

    Construction Workers at High Risk for Asbestos Exposure

    Construction Workers at High Risk for Asbestos Exposure
    Construction workers in general face a higher-than-average risk of encountering a debilitating work-related hazard in their daily nine-to-five. There is the risk of falling objects. The risk of falls in general. The risk of being struck or…
Rank this Week: 3492

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/
  • Jul 25

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

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

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

    It's Still Not Easy, But IRS May Be Moving Toward Granting More Back Tax Relief
    There may be some good news for taxpayers with problems since IRS loosened up the rules for relief in 2012, according to recently-released reports by the agency. The IRS changes for granting relief recognize the downturn in the…
  • Feb 12

    Beware: Tax Preparer Mistakes Costs Consumers Big-Time

    Beware: Tax Preparer Mistakes Costs Consumers Big-Time
    It happens almost every week. Somebody comes into our office with a serious tax problem -- caused by a shoddy tax preparer, either through incompetence, negligence or sometimes downright fraud. It boggles my mind that there is no regulation…
Rank this Week: 2358