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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…
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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: 3711

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: 3335

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: 1492

Baum Law Offices

Baum Law Offices

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

http://baumlawoffices.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • May 4

    Maryland Child Support Modification FAQ

    Maryland Child Support Modification FAQ
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.Maryland child support orders, once issued, do not change on their own. In order for the amount of…
Rank this Week: 4085

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

    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…
  • Apr 3

    The Industrial Internet: The Emerging M2M Colossu

    The Industrial Internet: The Emerging M2M Colossu
    At the end of March, Intel, IBM, AT&T, GE and Cisco announced the formation of “the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the Internet of Things, to ‘improve the integration of the…
Rank this Week: 1630

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: 3874

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: 4563

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/
  • Jul 25

    Spray-On Sunscreen Is Not for Small Fry

    Spray-On Sunscreen Is Not for Small Fry
    Except for the youngest infants, using sunscreen is a good idea for anyone hoping to avoid the cancer and cosmetic risks of too much sun exposure. But one form of protection is not recommended for children: spray-on sunscreen. Infants…
  • Jul 18

    Kids and CT Scans: Not So Fast, Parent

    Kids and CT Scans: Not So Fast, Parent
    Responsible doctors are worried that children can get way too much radiation exposure when they are tested for common problems in the emergency room. X-rays can have great benefit in diagnosing what's wrong, but they can also pose serious…
  • Jul 11

    24-Hour Pharmacists Make for a Safer ER for Kid

    24-Hour Pharmacists Make for a Safer ER for Kid
    Medication errors are far too common among hospital patients, but one pediatric hospital is taking measures to reduce them and the sometimes life-threatening harm they can cause. Making fewer medication mistakes, which, according to a story…
Rank this Week: 1918

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
  • Jul 25

    Cookie Consent—What’s Changed?

    Cookie Consent—What’s Changed?
    Almost five years ago, EU legislators shocked the Internet world by changing the legal requirement for the use of cookies and similar device identification techniques from “notice and opt-out” to “notice and consent.”…
  • Jul 24

    2014 Intelligence Authorization Act Requires Contractors to Report Cybersecurity Breache

    2014 Intelligence Authorization Act Requires Contractors to Report Cybersecurity Breache
    On Monday, 7 July, the president signed into law the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014, which requires intelligence contractors with security clearances to promptly report network and information system penetrations and…
  • Jul 23

    Hogan Lovells White Paper on National Security Access to Cloud Data Updated to Add Analysis of Brazil, Italy, Spain

    Hogan Lovells White Paper on National Security Access to Cloud Data Updated to Add Analysis of Brazil, Italy, Spain
    Hogan Lovells today published an update to the White Paper A Sober Look at National Security Access to Data in the Cloud, which compares national security access to data stored with Cloud service providers in a number of countries. The White…
Rank this Week: 1196

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: 3082

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
  • 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…
  • Jul 9

    Transparency and Human Trafficking: Is Your Company Prepared?

    Transparency and Human Trafficking: Is Your Company Prepared?
    Companies increasingly face expectations that they will “know and show” that they are taking appropriate steps to manage the human rights impacts associated with their business activities. New transparency requirements on issues…
  • Jul 9

    Transparency and Human Trafficking: Is Your Company Prepared?

    Transparency and Human Trafficking: Is Your Company Prepared?
    Companies increasingly face expectations that they will “know and show” that they are taking appropriate steps to manage the human rights impacts associated with their business activities. New transparency requirements on issues…
Rank this Week: 2771

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 11

    NY Legalizing Medical Marijuana with the Compassionate Care Act

    NY Legalizing Medical Marijuana with the Compassionate Care Act
    Severely ill patients in New York State are celebrating Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature of a bill that legalized medical marijuana in New York for many severely ill patients[1]. As noted by Assembly Speaker Silver in his remarks,…
  • Jul 8

    The Right to Remain Silent Does Not Extend to Computer/Phone Password

    The Right to Remain Silent Does Not Extend to Computer/Phone Password
    Recently the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that under certain circumstances, a court may compel a criminal defendant to provide the password to encrypted digital evidence without violating the defendant’s constitutional…
Rank this Week: 3680

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: 2109

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 24

    Have Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Caused a Dangerous Rise in C Sections? (Part 2)

    Have Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Caused a Dangerous Rise in C Sections? (Part 2)
    In our last post, we discussed the curious implications of a highly cited, provocative medical paper, Yang et. al's "Relationship Between Malpractice Litigation Pressure and Rates of Cesarean Section and Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section,"…
  • Jul 23

    Have Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Caused a Dangerous Rise in C Sections? (Part 1)

    Have Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Caused a Dangerous Rise in C Sections? (Part 1)
    Have medical malpractice lawsuits changed how American women give birth? That thesis, while seemingly far fetched, is growing in popularity among academics and tort reformers alike. Why do people believe this idea? How much good research…
  • Jul 20

    A Look into the VA Waiting List Debacle

    A Look into the VA Waiting List Debacle
    The Veterans Health Administration is responsible for the healthcare of 8.76 million veterans and their families every year, representing “America’s largest health care system.” The VA’s crucial role in the life and…
Rank this Week: 455

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 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,…
  • Jul 21

    Inside the Ignition Switch that Launched the GM Recall

    Inside the Ignition Switch that Launched the GM Recall
    The new ignition switch GM created in the late 1990s was supposed to be less expensive, less flammable, and virtually foolproof. Defective product attorneys, and now the world, know that it sadly did not work very well. Ray DeGiorgio, a…
Rank this Week: 1701

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: 839

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Jul 28

    Fourth Circuit overturns Virginia same-sex marriage ban

    Fourth Circuit overturns Virginia same-sex marriage ban
    The Fourth Circuit today announced its decision (2-1; Judge Floyd wrote the majority opinion) in Bostic v. Schaefer (No. 14-1167) affirming the district court for the Eastern District of Virginia in holding that Virginia’s ban on…
  • Jul 25

    Stay Current on the Legal Profession

    Stay Current on the Legal Profession
    Looking to stay current on the legal profession? Want to find out about recent trends in law firm hiring? What is the male/female ratio of law firm partners? There are practice specific blogs, journals and other resources linked in the…
  • Jul 18

    Georgetown Librarians attend the American Association of Law Libraries Conference

    Georgetown Librarians attend the American Association of Law Libraries Conference
            Every year law librarians from across the country gather at the American Association of Law Libraries annual meeting. This year’s meeting was held in San Antonio, Texas. Georgetown Law…
Rank this Week: 4358

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: 2704

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
  • 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…
  • Jul 21

    ESOP boundaries: plan design versus fiduciary function

    ESOP boundaries: plan design versus fiduciary function
    By Ann Caresani Greeting from Northeast Ohio. We have LeBron James coming home, the Republican National Convention, and something almost as exciting: thoughts about ESOPs! As I mentioned in a prior blog, in Coulter v. Morgan Stanley & Co.…
Rank this Week: 1660

Employment Update

Employment Update

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

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Mar 18

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

    IRS Issues New Guidance on Affordable Care Act Employer “Play-or-Pay” Mandate
    By Wally Miller, Attorney A core provision of the Affordable Care Act (”ACA”) is its employer-shared responsibility mandate (also known as “play-or-pay”). This component of the ACA requires an employer having 50 or…
Rank this Week: 4732

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Jul 24

    EPA Not Required to Consult on Air Quality Regulation Regarding Four Corners Power Plant

    EPA Not Required to Consult on Air Quality Regulation Regarding Four Corners Power Plant
    On July 23, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit held that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was not required to consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding potential endangered species…
  • Jul 22

    NMFS Releases Final Recovery Plan for Central Valley Salmonid

    NMFS Releases Final Recovery Plan for Central Valley Salmonid
    The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has released its final recovery plan for Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon, Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon, and Central Valley steelhead.  The website for the recovery plan…
  • Jul 22

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Credit Program for At-Risk Specie

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Credit Program for At-Risk Specie
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) recently announced a proposed policy establishing credits for voluntary prelisting conservation actions for imperiled species. The policy is intended to establish an additional measure for…
Rank this Week: 486

Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

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

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
  • 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…
  • Jun 20

    EPA PUBLISHES NEW REGULATIONS ON GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

    EPA PUBLISHES NEW REGULATIONS ON GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) published this week its two proposed regulations addressing greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired Electric Generating Units…
Rank this Week: 1620

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Jul 29

    Medical device company pays $520,000 to settle off-label allegation

    Medical device company pays $520,000 to settle off-label allegation
    On July 28, the Department of Justice announced that Vascular Solutions, Inc., a medical device company, has agreed to pay $520,000 to resolve allegations – originally brought by a whistleblower – that the company marketed a…
  • Jul 27

    BNP Paribas offers judgment for $80 to resolve agriculture false claims case; US accept

    BNP Paribas offers judgment for $80 to resolve agriculture false claims case; US accept
    On July 24, a District Judge in the Southern District of Texas entered judgment against the French banking giant BNP Paribas for $80 million in a False Claims Act case alleging that the company received payment guarantees for US commodity…
  • Jul 27

    US intervenes in defective pricing qui tam case against Symantec

    US intervenes in defective pricing qui tam case against Symantec
    On July 22, the Department of Justice announced that it had intervened in a whistleblower’s case against the software company Symantec, alleging that the company had failed to provide accurate and updated pricing data for a Multiple…
Rank this Week: 528

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: 422

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: 3205

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • 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…
  • Jul 29

    Longmont Fracking Ban Struck Down

    Longmont Fracking Ban Struck Down
    On July 24th, Boulder County District Judge Dolores Mallard struck down the Longmont, Colorado ban on hydraulic fracturing. The ban, which was passed in November 2013, amended the city’s charter to prohibit hydraulic fracturing. After…
  • Jun 9

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 34

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 34
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 34 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in Connecticut, New Jersey, and Utah. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews on…
Rank this Week: 3427

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: 3725

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: 1546

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: 1904

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: 2623

Hot Button Blog

Hot Button Blog

By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.hotbuttonblog.com
  • 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…
  • Jul 28

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - July 28, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - July 28, 2014
    Last week, two courts issued contradictory rulings on the authority of the federal government to provide subsidies in states using the federal exchange. The House held hearings regarding the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) effects on Medicare…
  • Jul 21

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - July 21, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - July 21, 2014
    Last week the Senate debated a bill to reverse the Supreme Court’s contraception mandate decision, a group of House Republicans introduced a bill to replace Affordable Care Act (ACA) cuts to the Medicare home health benefit with a…
Rank this Week: 1642

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

By Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC.

http://lawblog.boilapc.com/
  • Jul 28

    Leon Rodriguez to Become New Head of USCIS

    Leon Rodriguez to Become New Head of USCIS
    The US Senate, on Tuesday, June 24, confirmed Leon Rodriguez as the next Director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The director is responsible for administering and processing asylum and refugee applications,…
  • Jul 21

    Two Years Later: The Impact of DACA

    Two Years Later: The Impact of DACA
    Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program is an Obama Administration initiative implemented to extend rights and benefits to the growing number of undocumented youths and young adults living in the United States. The program…
  • Jul 14

    Opening a Window for Asylum Claims Based on Family Tie

    Opening a Window for Asylum Claims Based on Family Tie
    In Aldana-Ramos v. Holder, just issued on June 27, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held that family alone can constitute a particular social group, and thus an asylee who has been persecuted on account ……
Rank this Week: 562

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

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

http://www.insideprivacy.com
  • Jul 28

    The Case for Not Overregulating Drone

    The Case for Not Overregulating Drone
    On the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ Privacy Perspectives blog, Covington privacy associate Jeff Kosseff shares his thoughts about the potential newsgathering uses of drones, and the dangers of overregulating them.
  • Jul 25

    Executive Order on Drone Privacy

    Executive Order on Drone Privacy
    By Gabriel Slater and Kurt Wimmer As reported in the press, President Obama plans to issue an Executive Order authorizing the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (“NTIA”) to…
  • Jul 23

    Extending Cybersecurity Breach Notice Requirements to Intelligence Community Contractor

    Extending Cybersecurity Breach Notice Requirements to Intelligence Community Contractor
    By David Fagan, Susan Cassidy, and Catlin Meade As an indicator of the continuing focus of government authorities on cybersecurity breaches and potential notification requirements, certain contractors for the federal government may soon face…
Rank this Week: 756

Insurance Defense Blog

Insurance Defense Blog

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

http://www.insurancedefenseblog.us/
  • 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…
  • Aug 18

    The billable hour is here to stay

    The billable hour is here to stay
    From time to time there are articles like this one published in the New York Times last March, attacking the billable hour as the basis for billing clients for services rendered. Such articles usually have two themes -- that the billable hour…
  • Aug 1

    A D.C. decision touches on effect of a…

    A D.C. decision touches on effect of a bank's use of overseas calling centers on the privacy of customer finanical records. https://tinyurl.com/m7ptgen Creative.
Rank this Week: 2675

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/
  • Jul 30

    Canon Invents: Digital Cameras, Video Editing, Medical Imaging

    Canon Invents: Digital Cameras, Video Editing, Medical Imaging
    A worldwide leader in the development of camcorders, cameras, photocopiers and other imaging and printing devices, Canon Inc. of Tokyo, Japan, is one of the most active developers of new intellectual properties in the world. Although this…
  • Jul 29

    Populist Disconnect and the Whittling Away of IP Right

    Populist Disconnect and the Whittling Away of IP Right
    Stealing originally created content is extremely problematic, whether it is a blog article, a newspaper article, a book, painting, photograph or movie. If you search the Internet for practically anything you will be inundated with the same…
  • Jul 29

    Xerox Seeks Patent on Method of Compensating Remote Worker

    Xerox Seeks Patent on Method of Compensating Remote Worker
    The Xerox Corporation Ltd. of Norwalk, CT, is a major American multinational corporation, which offers one of the world’s most extensive line of printing products, both for business and personal uses… We start today’s…
Rank this Week: 3645

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
  • Jul 24

    “Observe and Report”

    “Observe and Report”
    This is what the witness’ duty is.  It is not to “protect and serve” like a regular police officer.  Instead, it is to “observe and report.” The judge isn’t sure she heard this right, and she asks…
  • Jul 18

    Who Wants To Be The Last Person Arrested for Possessing An Ounce Of Marijuana In DC?

    Who Wants To Be The Last Person Arrested for Possessing An Ounce Of Marijuana In DC?
    With the Marijuana Possession Decriminalization Amendment Act of 2014 having gone into effect yesterday, the Washington Post did an article today discussing the fate of the last few people who were arrested under the old law.  (From now…
  • Jul 16

    The DUI Defense Lawyers Association: A New Challenge to the NCDD

    The DUI Defense Lawyers Association: A New Challenge to the NCDD
    I am clueless about the politics. But you know this has to be a really, really bad thing for the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD). Justin McShane hinted that something was up at the most recent meeting of the NCDD in New Orleans when…
Rank this Week: 603

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: 1629

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: 2658

LexDigerati

LexDigerati

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

http://manishin.com/law
  • Jul 27

    Twitter Digest For Week of 07-21-2014

    Twitter Digest For Week of 07-21-2014
    Twitterstream from LexDigerati for week of 07-21-2014
  • Jul 20

    Twitter Digest For Week of 07-14-2014

    Twitter Digest For Week of 07-14-2014
    Twitterstream from LexDigerati for week of 07-14-2014
  • Jul 17

    Legal Disruptions Redux

    Legal Disruptions Redux
    New legal service technologies are premised on the prediction that significant change in the legal industry will be driven by consumers and small businesses, not by lawyers and law firms. It's a hard notion with which to disagree.
Rank this Week: 1016

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: 4320

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: 481

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: 3724

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: 3075

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: 2512