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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: 4016

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: 3976

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: 3977

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: 4965

Baum Law Offices

Baum Law Offices

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

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

    Maryland Peace Order and Protective Order Defense

    Maryland Peace Order and Protective Order Defense
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - Law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.As of October 1, 2014, it became much easier to get a final peace order or a final protective…
  • Sep 6

    Maryland Marijuana Citation and Civil Citation FAQ

    Maryland Marijuana Citation and Civil Citation FAQ
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - Law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.The purpose of the following post is to answer some frequently asked questions concerning the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3186

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
  • Oct 20

    FCC Broadband Policy: More than "Fast Lanes" and "Title II Regulation"--- Part I

    FCC Broadband Policy: More than "Fast Lanes" and "Title II Regulation"--- Part I
    Few FCC issues have elicited the sustained attention of the general public, public interest groups of all persuasions, the media, and the cable, telco and wireless industries as Net Neutrality.  It is one of those rare issues that can…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2520

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: 4864

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: 2157

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/
  • Dec 12

    Don’t Rely on High-Tech Baby Monitor

    Don’t Rely on High-Tech Baby Monitor
    Baby monitors are a wonderful parental aid … or are they? Dr. David King, a pediatric researcher at the University of Sheffield in England, recently wrote about his baby monitor studies in BMJ (the British Medical Journal). They…
  • Dec 5

    Misleading Claims of Protection Against Allergy and Eczema

    Misleading Claims of Protection Against Allergy and Eczema
    If you think a label claiming that the product is hypoallergenic will protect your kids against allergic reactions, think again. Research published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology showed that a lot of products marketed for…
  • Nov 28

    Ground-Breaking Study of Kids' Health Could Be Grounded

    Ground-Breaking Study of Kids' Health Could Be Grounded
    Devised by Congress in 2000, the National Children’s Study (NCS) was designed to track the health of children from birth to adulthood in an effort to identify the best ways to prevent childhood disorders including asthma, autism and…
Rank this Week: 1479

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
  • Dec 18

    Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner Takes Lead on Privacy Regulation of Mobile App

    Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner Takes Lead on Privacy Regulation of Mobile App
    In a recent client alert, partner Mark Parsons and associate Peter Colegate from the Hogan Lovells Hong Kong office highlighted the attention increasingly paid by privacy regulators around the world to the manner in which mobile apps collect,…
  • Dec 18

    CNIL International Chief Discusses Safe Harbor and Onward Transfer

    CNIL International Chief Discusses Safe Harbor and Onward Transfer
    Following on the heels of the IAPP Congress in Brussels, the CNIL’s (the French data protection authority) international chief, Florence Raynal, engaged in a dialogue with the members of the American Chamber of Commerce’s Digital…
  • Dec 17

    Personal Data Protection in Poland – Important Legal Change

    Personal Data Protection in Poland – Important Legal Change
    On 7 November 2014 the Polish Parliament passed the Act on the Facilitation of Business Activity which substantially amends the existing Act on Personal Data Protection. As we previously reported, this new Act requires an administrator for…
Rank this Week: 2416

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/
  • Aug 25

    S&W v. City of Columbia - Government Contracts Require Careful Review

    S&W v. City of Columbia - Government Contracts Require Careful Review
    It's common for planning, architecture, and construction firms to contract with local and state governments for the completion of certain projects, from bridges to office buildings. While the municipality is often seen as having the upper…
  • Aug 11

    Levey v. Brownstone Asset Mgmt. - Unwritten Business Agreements Fail to Protect Partner

    Levey v. Brownstone Asset Mgmt. - Unwritten Business Agreements Fail to Protect Partner
    Most savvy business operators recognize that in entering any type of contract agreement, whether a lease agreement, promissory note, or contract of sale, it's essential to have the terms of those contracts in writing. Unfortunately, a fair…
  • Jul 14

    LLC Member Must Meet High Threshold to Sue Other Members Individually

    LLC Member Must Meet High Threshold to Sue Other Members Individually
    With increasing frequency, courts in Florida have been faced with the question of whether a member of a limited liability company has the individual standing to file a lawsuit against fellow members. Recently, Florida's Third District Court…
Rank this Week: 1928

Corporate Social Responsibility…

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law

Covers corporate governance, human rights, trade and transparency. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.csrandthelaw.com
Rank this Week: 2511

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/
  • Dec 1

    Remote Search Warrants and the Continued Threat to Privacy Right

    Remote Search Warrants and the Continued Threat to Privacy Right
    What were you doing Wednesday, November 5, 2014? If you are a staunch Republican, you might have been toasting the election results from the day before, dreamy-eyed and dancing. If you are a staunch Democrat, you might have been scratching…
  • Nov 25

    The Crisis of New Jersey Courts and the Challenge to Judicial Recall

    The Crisis of New Jersey Courts and the Challenge to Judicial Recall
    At the very core of judicial independence is the notion that courts and judges decide matters in accordance with the evidence and legal precedent, independent from political power or outside controls. The question of whether a bipartisan and…
  • Nov 24

    Smart is the New Tough: A Changing Approach in America’s War on Drugs, Crime?

    Smart is the New Tough: A Changing Approach in America’s War on Drugs, Crime?
    Fact: the United States incarcerates its citizens at the highest rate in the developed world. Indeed—save one small chain of islands, whose entire population is just a fraction of our prison population—the United States’…
Rank this Week: 4127

DC Immigration Lawyer Blog

DC Immigration Lawyer Blog

By Schaefer Law Firm.

http://vagreencardlawyer.com/dc-immigration-lawyer-blog
  • Nov 20

    TPS For Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

    TPS For Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone
    TPS for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone information. Learn more before you apply. The post TPS For Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone appeared first on Schaefer Law Firm.
  • Nov 20

    TPS For Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

    TPS For Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone
    TPS for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone information. Learn more before you apply. The post TPS For Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone appeared first on Schaefer Law Firm.
  • Aug 24

    What is the Visa Bulletin?

    What is the Visa Bulletin?
    Information on the visa bulletin published by the Department of State each month. The post What is the Visa Bulletin? appeared first on Schaefer Law Firm.
Rank this Week: 4612

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/
  • Oct 30

    New Studies Highlight the Dreadful Reality of Concussions in College Football

    New Studies Highlight the Dreadful Reality of Concussions in College Football
    The nation is obsessed with NFL concussions and wants to know why they happen, what long-term effects they have on athletes and how the game of football should be changed to protect players. Yet our collective concern for college football…
  • Oct 30

    What Patients Need to Know about Electronic Medical Record

    What Patients Need to Know about Electronic Medical Record
    The proliferation of electronic medical records has, in many ways, benefited the health care industry. In theory, these sophisticated systems provide a centralized location for medical professionals to access and update patient information,…
  • Oct 23

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What Are Some Promising Advances?

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What Are Some Promising Advances?
    Frustratingly, breast cancer continues to be one of the leading causes of death among women, despite 40+ years of research into its etiology and billions of dollars spent to develop treatments for the disease and related cancers. However,…
Rank this Week: 363

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/
  • Nov 13

    The Exploding Air Bag Problem

    The Exploding Air Bag Problem
    The media has been buzzing this year with terrifying stories of dangerous and defective auto parts recalls.   More recently, airbag manufacturer Takata has come under the gun for manufacturing potentially defective airbags installed in…
  • Nov 12

    Could the Already Enormous Takata Airbag Recall Get Worse?

    Could the Already Enormous Takata Airbag Recall Get Worse?
    Another recent dangerous defect with automobiles has recently been exposed. I has now been discovered that approximate 8 million airbags manufactured by the company Takata -- and available in dozens of vehicles spread across 10 automakers --…
  • Nov 7

    New Research: Further Confirmation of Dangers of Drowsy Driving

    New Research: Further Confirmation of Dangers of Drowsy Driving
    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner Several years ago, the National Sleep Foundation sponsored a public awareness campaign about the effects of drowsy driving. As I blogged about the problem in 2011, drowsy…
Rank this Week: 3267

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: 2040

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

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

    Marion Barry – In Memoriam

    Marion Barry – In Memoriam
    The Law Center Archives houses a number of unique audio visual materials. Below is a clip of Marion Barry speaking at the McDonough Hall counter-dedication in September of 1971. Marion Barry was the director of the group Pride, Inc. at the…
  • Dec 17

    Who is that new member of Congress anyway?

    Who is that new member of Congress anyway?
    The Government Publishing Office has released its New Member Pictorial Directory, so you can check out all of the new members of the 114th Congress. Each entry includes a picture, the member’s education and occupation. We’ve…
  • Dec 16

    Happy Human Rights Awareness Month!

    Happy Human Rights Awareness Month!
    Human Rights Day was this past December 10th. Did you remember to celebrate? Chances are good that if you didn’t commit a crime against humanity, you were on the right path. However, if you want to go above and beyond just basic…
Rank this Week: 1456

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: 2403

Employee Benefits Law Report

Employee Benefits Law Report

Covers legal developments and trends affecting employee benefits. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.employeebenefitslawreport.com
Rank this Week: 2731

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: 3315

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

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

    Endangered Species Act Roundup – Three For the Price of One

    Endangered Species Act Roundup – Three For the Price of One
    Although there were some notable downperiods when it came to Endangered Species Act news over the past twelve months, the past few weeks have been anything but slow.  Below are a few of the more recent newsworthy items that…
  • Dec 9

    NMFS Publishes Corrected Proposed Critical Habitat Designation for Arctic Ringed Seal

    NMFS Publishes Corrected Proposed Critical Habitat Designation for Arctic Ringed Seal
    On December 9, 2014, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and Secretary of Commerce published a revised proposed rule designating critical habitat for the Arctic Ringed Seal.  The previous proposed rule was published here (and…
  • Dec 8

    Court Holds Small Business Administration and Farm Service Agency Must Consult on Loan Guarantee

    Court Holds Small Business Administration and Farm Service Agency Must Consult on Loan Guarantee
    A federal district court in Arkansas recently issued a decision clarifying that the obligation to consult under section 7(a)(2) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) extends to the Small Business Administration and the Farm Service Agency when…
Rank this Week: 3925

Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

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

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
Rank this Week: 1806

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Dec 7

    Rite-Aid pays nearly $3 million over gift card kickback allegation

    Rite-Aid pays nearly $3 million over gift card kickback allegation
    On December 3, the Department of Justice announced that Rite-Aid Corp. had agreed to pay $2.99 million to settle a whistleblower’s allegations that the company violated the antikickback statute and submitted false claims by handing out…
  • Dec 7

    Georgia hospice settles whistleblower suit for nearly $600,000

    Georgia hospice settles whistleblower suit for nearly $600,000
    On December 2, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia announced that a Dublin, Georgia hospice, had agreed to pay nearly $600,000 to settle allegations, originally brought by a whistleblower, of false Medicare claims…
  • Dec 7

    Texas ear, nose, and throat practice settles false claims allegations with OIG-HHS for over $200k

    Texas ear, nose, and throat practice settles false claims allegations with OIG-HHS for over $200k
    On December 3, the Office of Inspector General of HHS announced (no permalink available) that a Texas otolaryngology practice had paid over $200,000 to resolve allegations that it had submitted false claims to federal health care programs.…
Rank this Week: 297

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: 245

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: 3614

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Dec 8

    Study Finds Chemicals in Fracking Fluids No More Toxic Than Common Household Product

    Study Finds Chemicals in Fracking Fluids No More Toxic Than Common Household Product
    A study conducted by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder has found that surfactant chemicals extracted from samples of hydraulic fracturing fluids are no more toxic than common household products. The researchers’ November…
  • Dec 1

    DOE Authorizes LNG Export from Freeport Terminal

    DOE Authorizes LNG Export from Freeport Terminal
    The Department of Energy has issued the two final authorizations (here and here) for Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P., and FLNG Liquefaction, LLC (Freeport), to export domestic liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries with which the U.S. does not…
  • Nov 25

    Senate Committee Staff Release Report Espousing Benefits of Hydraulic Fracturing

    Senate Committee Staff Release Report Espousing Benefits of Hydraulic Fracturing
    In the final days before the November election, the  Republican (then minority) staff of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee released a report outlining the domestic economic benefits of hydraulic fracturing, entitled…
Rank this Week: 1883

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

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

    Small Business Size Status is a Big Deal

    Small Business Size Status is a Big Deal
    Large and small contractors who think they don’t need to understand the Small Business Administration’s complex “affiliation” rules have a new reason to think again. On November 26, 2014, a company called JGB…
  • Dec 8

    A Protest Win by Corrective Action May Be Just as Sweet

    A Protest Win by Corrective Action May Be Just as Sweet
    Government contractors that invested significant sums in preparing a proposal only to have it misevaluated or to have the award go to a competitor who seems less deserving often ask themselves the same question that the noted procurement…
  • Oct 8

    A good reminder from GAO about responding to agency requests for information.

    A good reminder from GAO about responding to agency requests for information.
    There are some protest grounds that the Government Accountability Office won’t consider because it considers them to be “contract administration” issues.  Contract administration issues deal with actual performance of…
Rank this Week: 3735

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: 4013

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: 4802

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: 2632

Hot Button Blog

Hot Button Blog

By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.hotbuttonblog.com
  • Sep 5

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update September 5, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update September 5, 2014
    As summer rolls to a close, the agencies continue to make announcements and roll out additional regulations. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) introduced the new CEO of Healthcare.gov, awarded grants to 147 health centers…
  • Aug 27

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 21, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 21, 2014
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) made announcements this week regarding the Open Payments system and the availability of Affordable Care Act (ACA) Consumer Assistance Program grant funds, issued a request for additional…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2494

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

By Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC.

http://lawblog.boilapc.com/
  • Dec 12

    No More U-Visas for the 2015 Fiscal Year!

    No More U-Visas for the 2015 Fiscal Year!
    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has already approved the statutory maximum of 10,000 petitions for U-1 Nonimmigrant Status (U-Visas) for the 2015 fiscal year that began on October 1, 2014.  The cap was reached…
  • Dec 3

    Reciente Acción Ejecutiva del Presidente Obama!

    Reciente Acción Ejecutiva del Presidente Obama!
    La orden ejecutiva del presidente Obama anunció el 20 de noviembre 2014 tiene como objetivo hacer una serie de cambios en el sistema de inmigración actual. La Orden Ejecutiva ayudará a asegurar la frontera y combatir la…
  • Dec 3

    National Visa Center No Longer Collecting Original Civil Document

    National Visa Center No Longer Collecting Original Civil Document
    On November 12, 2014, the National Visa Center, a U.S. Department of State agency,  stopped collecting original civil documents in support of immigrant visa applications.  Applicants will now be required to submit photocopies of…
Rank this Week: 1004

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

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

http://www.insideprivacy.com
Rank this Week: 2417

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: 1968

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/
  • Dec 18

    An Exclusive Interview with Robert Litan

    An Exclusive Interview with Robert Litan
    LITAN: ''Cross industry variation in the use of patents shouldn’t mean that we should just junk the patent system. As I said, the alternatives to go to a system of trade secrets which has very, I think, suboptimal social implications…
  • Dec 18

    The Disclosure Revolution – A Report from the Front, 2014

    The Disclosure Revolution – A Report from the Front, 2014
    The Disclosure Revolution is an ongoing process that has transformed patent law over the last couple of decades. While courts continue to say, “The claims define the invention,” decision after decision rewrites broad claim terms…
  • Dec 17

    USPTO Reduces Fees for Trademark Applications and Renewal

    USPTO Reduces Fees for Trademark Applications and Renewal
    Yesterday, as authorized by the AIA, the USPTO published the final rule in the Federal Register that will work to reduce certain trademark fees. As you might expect, the USPTO explained in the Federal Register Notice that ''All commenters…
Rank this Week: 3996

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
  • Dec 11

    Everything is Calm. Everything is Civilized.

    Everything is Calm. Everything is Civilized.
    The two young men have been in the same place at the same time before.  I have seen it on the video recording. The first meeting – captured by a surveillance camera at the back of a D.C. metro bus — – involved a violent…
  • Dec 7

    When it Comes To Self-Defense, it is the Immediacy of the Response, Not the Immediacy of the Threat

    When it Comes To Self-Defense, it is the Immediacy of the Response, Not the Immediacy of the Threat
    Words in the law do not always mean what their dictionary definitions say they mean. With respect to a prior consistent statement, for example, it is not really, as suggested by the rule, that such a statement must be offered to rebut a…
  • Dec 3

    James Colt is Superman

    James Colt is Superman
    I am a fan of D.C. criminal defense attorney James Colt.  It is not only his name, which sounds like it was pulled from a Harlequin romance.  It is also that he is a pleasant guy and, from what I can tell, a very good lawyer. Now…
Rank this Week: 442

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/
  • Dec 18

    Virginia Proposes Nutrient Trading Regulations: Established Concept, New Medium

    Virginia Proposes Nutrient Trading Regulations: Established Concept, New Medium
    This week, Virginia formally proposed Nutrient Trading Certification Regulations.  The program will establish a market in phosphorus and nitrogen removal credits.  Although the program is welcome news, it should be neither…
  • Dec 17

    Cole Porter Was Right: The Economic Cost of Climate Change

    Cole Porter Was Right: The Economic Cost of Climate Change
    There has already been significant discussion of the economic impacts of climate change.  Damage from catastrophic events, the cost to build adaptation measures such as sea walls; these have all been examined.  Now, a National…
  • Dec 11

    FERC Will Seek Supreme Court Review of the Decision Striking Down Order 745

    FERC Will Seek Supreme Court Review of the Decision Striking Down Order 745
    Last Friday, FERC sought a further stay of the decision by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals striking down FERC Order 745.  Whereas the United States had previously only indicated that it was considering filing a cert. petition, the…
Rank this Week: 2502

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: 1457

LexDigerati

LexDigerati

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

http://manishin.com/law
  • Oct 26

    Twitter Digest For Week of 10-20-2014

    Twitter Digest For Week of 10-20-2014
    Twitterstream from LexDigerati for week of 10-20-2014
  • Oct 19

    Twitter Digest For Week of 10-13-2014

    Twitter Digest For Week of 10-13-2014
    Twitterstream from LexDigerati for week of 10-13-2014
  • Oct 16

    K-Cups, Innovation and Interoperability

    K-Cups, Innovation and Interoperability
    Monopolists have no general duty to make their products work with those of competitors, but what about the situation where a dominant firm deliberately re-designs products to render them incompatible with others? That is the provocative…
Rank this Week: 3842

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: 2870

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: 942

Maryland Medical Malpractice…

Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.marylandmedicalmalpracticelawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 25

    Birth Injuries: Erb’s Palsy

    Birth Injuries: Erb’s Palsy
    During childbirth, a mother trusts her doctor to make sure that the delivery goes as smoothly as possible, as a difficult delivery can have long-lasting effects on a child’s physical and mental health. For instance, Erb’s Palsy is…
  • Nov 13

    3 Questions to Ask Before a Surgical Procedure

    3 Questions to Ask Before a Surgical Procedure
    Before consenting to a surgical procedure, you have the right to ask as many questions as needed to make yourself comfortable with the procedure and its justification. Though you should feel free to ask any question that comes to mind, here…
  • Nov 4

    Different Types of Damages that Can Be Included in a Wrongful Death Case

    Different Types of Damages that Can Be Included in a Wrongful Death Case
    In your time of loss, it may be strange to think about damages in a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it may be possible to recoup medical expenses and receive compensation for lost future income as a result of your family member’s…
Rank this Week: 3214

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Published by Nationally Focused Mesothelioma Attorneys. The Ferraro Law Firm

http://www.mesotheliomalawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 25

    The Ferraro Law Firm Secures A $37 Million Jury Award

    The Ferraro Law Firm Secures A $37 Million Jury Award
    The Ferraro Law Firm's Florida asbestos lawyers successfully secured a $37 million verdict in favor of a client diagnosed with mesothelioma, following exposure to asbestos contained in brake lining. The plaintiff filed his case in…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3816

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/
  • Dec 10

    Five Holiday Deal "Gotcha's"

    Five Holiday Deal "Gotcha's"
    Here are common holiday "deals" that look good on the surface -- but are financial time bombs waiting to go off. Thanks to USAA financial services for bringing them to my attention. I share them with you: 1) "90-days same as cash." Don't…
  • Oct 23

    How to Pay for Your Bankruptcy Case

    How to Pay for Your Bankruptcy Case
    One of the most frequent questions I get is: "How am I going to pay the attorney's fees and costs for a bankruptcy?" Yes, we know you're seemingly strapped, but you actually have more resources than you realize. Here are some: 1) Stop…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1795