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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/
  • Jan 27

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

    Hurt in 2015? How to Make 2016 a Great Year Despite Your Injury or Disability
    A bad car accident, slip and fall injury or acquired disability turned 2015 upside down for you and your family. You’re likely still struggling to come to terms with your new limitations and figure out how to get your finances, career…
  • Jan 25

    Health Care Trends for 2016

    Health Care Trends for 2016
    In the 2010s, the way Americans consume health care has evolved significantly. While some of these system-wide changes clearly stem from the regulations associated with the Affordable Care Act, others have resulted from technological…
  • Jan 22

    Many Victims of Domestic Violence Have Undiagnosed Traumatic Brain Injury

    Many Victims of Domestic Violence Have Undiagnosed Traumatic Brain Injury
    The New Yorker reports that medical professionals often fail to diagnose traumatic brain injury (TBI) in victims of domestic abuse. Per this news analysis, when emergency room personnel examine women following an attack, they usually…
Rank this Week: 199

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

Offers insights on current developments in the intellectual property space, and discusses patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright information and news.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
  • Feb 12

    CAFC Dismisses Inter Partes Reexamination Appeal By a Party Who was Not Initial Requester

    CAFC Dismisses Inter Partes Reexamination Appeal By a Party Who was Not Initial Requester
    Waters argued that Agilent could not appeal, because Aurora was the third-party requester of the reexamination, not Agilent. The Court held that the relevant question was whether Agilent was a member of a class of litigants that may enforce…
  • Feb 12

    Aaron Cooper Joins BSA | The Software Alliance as VP, Strategic Policy Initiative

    Aaron Cooper Joins BSA | The Software Alliance as VP, Strategic Policy Initiative
    The Software Alliance recently announced Aaron Cooper will join BSA on February 22nd as Vice President, Strategic Policy Initiatives. In this central role, Cooper will lead BSA’s policy priorities and strategy. Prior to joining BSA,…
  • Feb 11

    Free Drugs: Bernie Sanders and the end of drug patent exclusivity

    Free Drugs: Bernie Sanders and the end of drug patent exclusivity
    The Medical Innovation Prize Act of 2007, submitted by Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT), would have effectively done away with patent rights for pharmaceutical drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The bill would have allowed…
Rank this Week: 240

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

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

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 270

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
  • Jan 28

    High v. U.S.: Not Every Cross Word Directed at a Cop is Criminal

    High v. U.S.: Not Every Cross Word Directed at a Cop is Criminal
    I tried to argue a while back that, when it comes to D.C.’s statute on Threats to do Bodily Harm, parking enforcement officers should be considered to be particularly immune to threats. After all, they are used to... Read More
  • Jan 26

    A New Perspective on Representing Indigent Criminal Defendant

    A New Perspective on Representing Indigent Criminal Defendant
    Three months into my court-appointed work in D.C., I now have a completely different perspective on representing indigent criminal defendants. It is not the people who make things so difficult. It is the system. At the time I... Read More
  • Jan 23

    The Pros and Cons of Introducing Character Evidence in D.C.

    The Pros and Cons of Introducing Character Evidence in D.C.
    When I started my practice in 2009, I asked an old-timer – somebody who had been practicing in D.C. for over 25 years – how to introduce character evidence in D.C.   I have no idea, he replied. Because... Read More
Rank this Week: 397

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: 304

Small Government Contracts Blog

Small Government Contracts Blog

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

http://smallgovcon.com/
  • Feb 12

    SBA Affiliation Rules: 4.16% Minority Owner “Controlled” Company

    SBA Affiliation Rules: 4.16% Minority Owner “Controlled” Company
    An owner of a mere 4.16% minority interest nonetheless “controlled” a company within the meaning of the SBA’s affiliation rules because the company’s ownership was split among approximately 20 companies, each with an…
  • Feb 11

    GAO: No Protest Under Omitted FAR Clause

    GAO: No Protest Under Omitted FAR Clause
    A would-be protester had no valid basis to allege agency wrongdoing when the protester’s allegation was that the awardee would violate a FAR performance of work clause–but the clause was not included in the solicitation. In a…
  • Feb 8

    No “Sum Certain” Means No Valid Claim, Board Hold

    No “Sum Certain” Means No Valid Claim, Board Hold
    A contractor’s claim against the Government was invalid because the contractor did not demand a “sum certain” in clear and unequivocal terms. In a recent decision, the Postal Service Board of Contract Appeals held that a…
Rank this Week: 3323

Chronicle of Data Protection

Chronicle of Data Protection

Covers consumer privacy, data security, HIPAA, financial privacy and EU privacy. By Hogan Lovells.

http://www.hldataprotection.com
  • Feb 12

    Hogan Lovells Helps Launch IAPP Privacy Bar

    Hogan Lovells Helps Launch IAPP Privacy Bar
    The International Association of Privacy Professionals announced this week the launch of its Privacy Bar Section, which aims to serve the lawyers that compose more than forty percent of IAPP's membership. In conjunction, the IAPP has also…
  • Feb 8

    European Multi-Stakeholder Group Releases Connected Vehicles Report

    European Multi-Stakeholder Group Releases Connected Vehicles Report
    Connected cars can generate large volumes of data, including data on engine performance, location, and driver behaviour. The European Commission has convened multi-stakeholder groups to figure out how to organize access to that data in a…
  • Feb 4

    Russia Releases Data Localization Inspection Plan for 2016

    Russia Releases Data Localization Inspection Plan for 2016
    In mid-January, the territorial divisions of Russia’s Data Protection Authority, Roskomnadzor, uploaded their 2016 plans for conducting inspections of local companies’ compliance with Russia’s data localization requirements,…
Rank this Week: 3746

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Feb 12

    Introducing Govinfo.gov

    Introducing Govinfo.gov
    The U.S. Government Publishing Office recently introduced their replacement to FDSys.gov. Govinfo.gov provides access to the U.S. Code, Congressional bills, hearings, committee reports, court decisions, the Federal Register, CFR and many more…
  • Feb 10

    Open Source Bluebook (?)

    Open Source Bluebook (?)
    New York University Professor Christopher Sprigman is on a mission to make the Bluebook more accessible to more people. He’s created an open source version called Baby Blue. Not surprisingly, Bluebook editors are claiming copyright…
  • Feb 9

    2017 Presidential Budget now available

    2017 Presidential Budget now available
    The Presidential budget for 2017 was recently released on Govinfo.gov, the new platform for all info from the U.S. Government Publishing Office. The full report is available to download as a PDF.  Analytical Perspectives and the…
Rank this Week: 1596

The Poblete DC Dispatches

The Poblete DC Dispatches

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

http://jasonpoblete.com/
  • Feb 12

    Virginia’s Governor Scheduled to Meet with Human Rights Abuser

    Virginia’s Governor Scheduled to Meet with Human Rights Abuser
    For friends in Virginia, look at who “our” governor is meeting with next week: Cuba human rights abuser, Rodrigo Malmierca. Officially, Malmierca Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment. The real story is that…
  • Feb 8

    Should the UK Sever Diplomatic Relations With Ecuador?

    Should the UK Sever Diplomatic Relations With Ecuador?
    The following post about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was submitted by a colleague and friend in Washington, DC, Ms. Maggie Petito. Ms Petito knows a bit about the antics of the Latin American left in the Andean region and beyond. Ms.…
  • Feb 5

    Regulatory Humility?

    Regulatory Humility?
    The widespread use of encryption technology was one of the major topics trending in technological discussions for 2015. Encryption technology allows a user to protect confidential conversations or information on designated computers by…
Rank this Week: 4839

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/
  • Feb 12

    The 6th (and Last) Edition of our Paris Climate Change Negotiations Tracker

    The 6th (and Last) Edition of our Paris Climate Change Negotiations Tracker
    The sixth installment of our Paris climate change negotiations tracker is now available.  It includes not just a complete look back at the results from Paris, but also a quick postscript on the impact of the Clean Power Plan stay…
  • Feb 11

    Stop the Presses. Superfund is Stupid.

    Stop the Presses. Superfund is Stupid.
    I know that pointing out CERCLA’s stupidity has something of a dog bites man quality, but sometimes Superfund’s stupidity bears repeating.  Today’s exhibit?  New York v. Next Millenium Realty, in which Judge…
  • Feb 10

    EPA and DOJ Cannot Sugarcoat This: SCOTUS Stays the Clean Power Plan

    EPA and DOJ Cannot Sugarcoat This: SCOTUS Stays the Clean Power Plan
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court stayed EPA’s Clean Power Plan rule.  No matter how much EPA and DOJ proclaim that this says nothing about the ultimate results on the merits, the CPP is on very shaky ground at this point. Everyone,…
Rank this Week: 3512

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: 3592

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Feb 11

    Major Changes Underway at the California Fish and Game Commission

    Major Changes Underway at the California Fish and Game Commission
    The California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) is in the midst of major changes.  The Commission, which was established in 1870, has been led by a body of five commissioners since 1937.  The Commission has a small staff to…
  • Feb 8

    Up For Debate: What’s the Real Cost of Endangered Species Predation?

    Up For Debate: What’s the Real Cost of Endangered Species Predation?
    On February 10, 2016, lawmakers on the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power, and Oceans are scheduled to discuss several wildlife laws, including the Endangered Species Act (ESA), Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), and…
  • Feb 8

    Wildlife Agencies Announce Final Critical Habitat Rules and Policy

    Wildlife Agencies Announce Final Critical Habitat Rules and Policy
    On February 5, 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service (collectively, the “Services”) announced the availability of two final rules and one policy addressing critical habitat under the…
Rank this Week: 4717

Patient Safety Blog

Patient Safety Blog

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

http://www.protectpatientsblog.com/
  • Feb 11

    Warnings on over-reliance — on a common drug and a routine health measure

    Warnings on over-reliance — on a common drug and a routine health measure
    Easy. Quick. Convenient. Cheap. These are great characteristics of products and services Americans desire. But when it comes to health care,  we need to add two other attributes: common sense and moderation. Just consider what…
  • Feb 9

    MDs get it wrong on medical malpractice, surgeon training

    MDs get it wrong on medical malpractice, surgeon training
    After four years of undergraduate education, four years of medical school, and then internships and residencies for several years after, doctors should be a well-informed lot, right? But they can get themselves into some downright dumb stuff.…
  • Feb 8

    Catching up on developments posted on the blog

    Catching up on developments posted on the blog
    Some quick updates on stories I have been following: SENTENCING FOR DEADLY PAIN-MEDS DOC: An Orange County, CA., physician has been sentenced to 30 years to life imprisonment. She was convicted of murder for her reckless, negligent dispensing…
Rank this Week: 1187

Crime in the Suites

Crime in the Suites

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

http://crimeinthesuites.com/
  • Feb 11

    Normandie Casino Operator Pleads Guilty to Charges Stemming from Protection of High-Roller

    Normandie Casino Operator Pleads Guilty to Charges Stemming from Protection of High-Roller
    Despite the old saying “the customer is always right,” the law places limits on customer service in the casino industry.  Normandie Casino has found this out the hard way.  The operator of the casino has agreed to plead…
  • Jan 15

    Oklahoma Judge Rejects Penalties for Rolling the Dice Before a Jury

    Oklahoma Judge Rejects Penalties for Rolling the Dice Before a Jury
    As a matter of course, federal prosecutors often pile on charges in order to strong-arm defendants into entering a favorable guilty plea quickly. Those who exercise their jury trial right and put the government to its proof often receive…
  • Nov 4

    Is It Ever Okay to Share Passwords?

    Is It Ever Okay to Share Passwords?
    If you’ve ever let your kids sign into your Netflix or HBO Go account, or given your marketing department access to your Twitter feed, you may be committing a federal crime, depending on how the Ninth Circuit rules on a case argued…
Rank this Week: 4459

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Feb 10

    Remicade Biosimilar Closer To Approval, But Patent Dance Goes On

    Remicade Biosimilar Closer To Approval, But Patent Dance Goes On
    Celltrion’s biosimilar version of Janssen’s Remicade® (infliximab) product cleared a significant regulatory hurdle on February 9, 2016, when the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Arthritis…
  • Feb 8

    Federal Circuit Finds No "Way" To Support Doctrine Of Equivalent

    Federal Circuit Finds No "Way" To Support Doctrine Of Equivalent
    In Akzo Nobel Coatings, Inc. v. Dow Chemical Co., the Federal Circuit upheld the district court’s grant of summary judgment of no infringement under the doctrine of equivalents because the patent holder had failed to establish a genuine…
  • Feb 3

    Asset Transferee Cannot Appeal Reexamination

    Asset Transferee Cannot Appeal Reexamination
    The Federal Circuit dismissed the appeal in Agilent Technologies, Inc. v. Waters Technologies Corp., because the appellant was not a “third-party requester” dissatisfied with the final decision in an inter partes…
Rank this Week: 3774

Washington DC Injury Lawyer Blog

Washington DC Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers the legal rights of persons injured in car accidents and motorcycle accidents. By Lebowitz & Mzhen.

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

    Court Dismisses Premises Liability Claim Based on Validly Signed Waiver

    Court Dismisses Premises Liability Claim Based on Validly Signed Waiver
    Earlier last month, an appellate court in Delaware heard an appeal of a personal injury case filed by a man who was injured while working out at a Planet Fitness facility. In the case, Ketler v. PFPA, LLC, the court ultimately affirmed the…
  • Feb 2

    Affected Families Push the Supreme Court to Reconsider “Feres” Doctrine

    Affected Families Push the Supreme Court to Reconsider “Feres” Doctrine
    Normally, when a patient is injured due to negligent medical care provided by a doctor, surgeon, or nurse, the injured patient is able to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit against the allegedly negligent medical professional, seeking…
  • Jan 26

    Which Jurisdiction’s Law Applies in a Personal Injury Case?

    Which Jurisdiction’s Law Applies in a Personal Injury Case?
    The United States has two separate sets of laws that govern the citizens of each state. There is federal law and state law. Each state has their own law, and as long as it does not conflict with the federal law in that same area, the…
Rank this Week: 3854

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: 3527

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: 3499

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

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

    Can Government Regulation Make It Impossible to Pay Severance?

    Can Government Regulation Make It Impossible to Pay Severance?
    When an executive has an employment agreement and his company doesn’t pay, the company might offer a number of excuses based on contract law. One of these contractual defenses is called “impossibility of performance.” Under…
  • Jan 21

    Top Issues in Executive Disputes to Watch in 2016

    Top Issues in Executive Disputes to Watch in 2016
    We’ve counted down our top posts from 2015, from American Apparel to Dr. Robert Schuller. Now, we look at the issues in executive disputes that are likely to draw the most attention in 2016. Read More › Tags:…
  • Jan 6

    Suits by Suits’ 2015 Greatest Hit

    Suits by Suits’ 2015 Greatest Hit
    The turn of the calendar is always a good time to reflect on what has come before and preview what lies ahead. In this post, we count down our most popular posts of 2015 about executive disputes. Later, we’ll look at what to expect in…
Rank this Week: 2483

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
  • Feb 5

    Historical Year For America And FirstNet

    Historical Year For America And FirstNet
    There could be two significant historical events this November. On November 8, 2016 the American people will elect the 45th President of the United States. One week earlier, on November 1st, the First Responder Network Authority, commonly…
  • Jan 21

    Enterprise Customers and the FCC--Part 2

    Enterprise Customers and the FCC--Part 2
    For better or worse, you decide, the FCC is challenged when adopting policies or making decisions that impact enterprise customers.  This is the second of two entries on enterprise customers and the FCC. IP Transition.  Responding…
  • Jan 12

    Enterprise Customers and the FCC--Part 1

    Enterprise Customers and the FCC--Part 1
    For better or worse, you decide, the FCC is challenged when adopting policies or making decisions that impact enterprise customers.  This is the first of two entries on enterprise customers and the FCC.Open Internet Order.  With no…
Rank this Week: 3497

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
Rank this Week: 3538

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Feb 3

    What To Expect From HHS Inspector General in 2016

    What To Expect From HHS Inspector General in 2016
    The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) has released its annual Work Plan for FY2016 which summarizes new and ongoing Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) audits and reviews for HHS programs and operations.…
  • Jan 26

    Agency Spam Filter Knocks Contractor out of Procurement

    Agency Spam Filter Knocks Contractor out of Procurement
    Two weeks ago, we wrote on this blog how a contractor was effectively excluded from a procurement when the agency gave it an obsolete email address for submitting proposal revisions. Although GAO criticized the agency soundly for that error,…
  • Jan 20

    Appeal from Virginia court to CBCA? No Way

    Appeal from Virginia court to CBCA? No Way
    Judicial appeals follow a set path.  Much like a zip-line.  Once you’re on a zip-line, you ride it all the way to the end.  There is no deviation to other zip-lines.  Similarly, once a decision is reached in a…
Rank this Week: 4155

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 3829

Whistleblower Law Blog

Whistleblower Law Blog

Covers legislation, news and cases for whistleblowers and those who represent them. By The Employment Group.

http://employmentlawgroupblog.com
Rank this Week: 4120

No Papered: A Washington DC DUI…

No Papered: A Washington DC DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Scrofano Law.

http://blog.scrofanolaw.com/
  • Jan 28

    DC DUI Catch-22: Why Sleeping It Off Can Still Lead to an Arrest

    DC DUI Catch-22: Why Sleeping It Off Can Still Lead to an Arrest
    What started out as a mission to satisfy a late-night craving, ended in disaster for one Florida man when a police officer found him sleeping in his car at a Taco Bell drive-thru. As explained in a recent Los Angeles Times article, the driver…
  • Jan 19

    Repairing the Impaired: DC’s Ignition Interlock Device Program

    Repairing the Impaired: DC’s Ignition Interlock Device Program
    As previously discussed, if you are arrested in the District of Columbia for a DUI, the DMV will most likely suspend or revoke your license for a period of 6 months to 2 years depending on various factors. However, the DC DMV offe rs an…
  • Jan 7

    Reinstating Your License After a DC DUI Conviction

    Reinstating Your License After a DC DUI Conviction
    A likely consequence of a DC DUI conviction is the suspension or revocation of your license.  In the District of Columbia, if you are convicted for a DUI, the DMV will automatically initiate procedures against you to either suspend…
Rank this Week: 1624

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/
  • Jan 26

    Patients Suffer Serious Infections from Defective Scope

    Patients Suffer Serious Infections from Defective Scope
    Outbreaks of potentially deadly bacterial infections caused by defective duodenoscopes have been identified in 25 separate locations nationwide, affecting dozens of patients, according to a recent U.S. Senate investigation. The scopes are…
  • Jan 24

    Honda Expands Recalls After Authorities Confirm a Ninth Takata Air Bag Death: Car Industry Rocked by Challenges in Its Wake

    Honda Expands Recalls After Authorities Confirm a Ninth Takata Air Bag Death: Car Industry Rocked by Challenges in Its Wake
    As this blog and other news sources recently reported, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has confirmed a teenager received fatal injuries from a crash in July linked to a defective Takata airbag. This latest death…
  • Jan 22

    Latest Air Bag Death Reveals Inefficiencies in U.S. Recall System

    Latest Air Bag Death Reveals Inefficiencies in U.S. Recall System
    Last July, the driver of a Honda Accord died in an accident due to a faulty Takata air bag – one of the models recalled by Takata in a massive company move. This latest tragedy highlights the vivid dangers posed by defective car safety…
Rank this Week: 2516

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
  • Jan 14

    IRS previews qualified plan determination letter changes in new guidance

    IRS previews qualified plan determination letter changes in new guidance
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued guidance on Jan. 4, 2016, that clarifies certain implications of its previously announced changes to the employee plans determination letter program. These clarifications, announced in Notice 2016-03…
  • Dec 29

    IRS Notice 2016-4 extends due dates for 2015 information reporting under the ACA

    IRS Notice 2016-4 extends due dates for 2015 information reporting under the ACA
    The IRS yesterday released IRS Notice 2016-4, which extends the due dates for certain 2015 information reporting under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). This notice relates to due dates for the 2015 information reporting…
  • Dec 21

    Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015

    Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015
    Leaders in the U.S. Congress reached a deal on Tuesday night to permanently extend many of the 52 provisions of the Internal Revenue Code that expired on Dec. 31, 2014. The full Congress approved the bill on Dec. 18, 2015 and President Obama…
Rank this Week: 3667

Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

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

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
Rank this Week: 2733

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 10

    Product Liability: Electric Blanket Fire

    Product Liability: Electric Blanket Fire
    Product Liability: Electric Blanket Fires from Brien Roche Law Electric blanket fires and electric mattress pad fires are frequently the result of a product defect. These types of product liability claims require prompt…
  • Dec 30

    Propane Heaters Can Cause Carbon Monoxide Injury

    Propane Heaters Can Cause Carbon Monoxide Injury
    Propane Heaters Can Cause Carbon Monoxide Injury from Brien Roche Law Propane heaters can cause carbon monoxide injury as reported by injury attorney Brien Roche. These heaters are intended for outdoors usage by campers but can be a source of…
  • Nov 9

    Medical Record Metadata

    Medical Record Metadata
    Medical Record Metadata from Brien Roche Law Medical record metadata can be critical in terms of evaluating when changes were made to medical records and who made them.  Metadata is that data that is recorded electronically to reflect…
Rank this Week: 2876

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/insights-news/
  • Jan 6

    Physician Non-Compete Held Unenforceable

    Physician Non-Compete Held Unenforceable
      Doctors, especially those who specialize in a particular field of medicine, are in a competitive business.  As such, an increasing number of medical practices are attempting to limit the competition by requiring physicians in the…
  • Dec 17

    Court Rejects FLSA Collective Action Settlement

    Court Rejects FLSA Collective Action Settlement
    In a Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) collective action overtime lawsuit filed by employees of Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., the parties reached a settlement during the litigation.  Since settlements reached in FLSA lawsuits…
  • Oct 21

    No “Blue Pencil” for Non-Competes in Virginia Court

    No “Blue Pencil” for Non-Competes in Virginia Court
    In our information age, a wide range of businesses and industries rely on non-compete and non-solicitation clauses in employment contracts to protect their assets while attracting top talent. Standard clauses restrict the extent to which…
Rank this Week: 1701

Pay to Play Law Blog

Pay to Play Law Blog

Covers pay-to-play legislative developments. By McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP.

http://www.paytoplaylawblog.com/
  • Jan 4

    FINRA Submits Final Pay-to-Play Provision for SEC Approval

    FINRA Submits Final Pay-to-Play Provision for SEC Approval
    When the average American looks back on the close of another holiday season, they think about all the longstanding traditions that were renewed yet again – the family gatherings, the holiday parties, the celebrations of faith, and the…
  • Dec 18

    MSRB Formally Proposes Rule Extending Pay-to-Play to Municipal Advisor

    MSRB Formally Proposes Rule Extending Pay-to-Play to Municipal Advisor
    After much deliberation, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) has filed proposed pay-to-play rules revising Rule G-37 so as to extend its reach to all municipal advisors, including those acting as third-party solicitors. The…
  • Oct 22

    In the Wake of Maryland’s Recent Pay-to-Play Changes … A Chance to Weigh In on Pending State Regulation

    In the Wake of Maryland’s Recent Pay-to-Play Changes … A Chance to Weigh In on Pending State Regulation
      As the reader’s of this blog know well, the State of Maryland has been hard at work over the past few years refining and retooling its pay-to-play framework for those contracting with or otherwise doing business with Annapolis or…
Rank this Week: 3529

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/
Rank this Week: 3017

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Published by Nationally Focused Mesothelioma Attorneys. The Ferraro Law Firm

http://www.mesotheliomalawyer-blog.com/
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Employment Update

Employment Update

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

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2478

Insurance Defense Blog

Insurance Defense Blog

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

http://www.insurancedefenseblog.us/
  • Nov 20

    A handy unofficial website that does a…

    A handy unofficial website that does a statewide search of all Virginia circuit courts BUT FFX and Alexandria. http://vacircuitcourtsearch.com/
  • Jul 26

    Misclassification of employees as independent contractors under FSLA

    Misclassification of employees as independent contractors under FSLA
    A headline in the Christian Science Monitor caught my eye the other day: "Are you an independent contractor? Probably not, Labor Department says." The article goes on to discuss a new Department of Labor ruling concerning the…
  • May 8

    District of Columbia Legislative History - LIMS

    District of Columbia Legislative History - LIMS
    The District of Columbia government has upgraded its Legislative Information Management System ("LIMS"). As a result of the upgrades, the database covers all legislation passed by the D.C. Council from 1989 to the present, a total…
Rank this Week: 4591

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
Rank this Week: 3718

Money Law Blog

Money Law Blog

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

http://www.money-lawblog.com/
  • Nov 6

    Beware: Scammers Targeting Bankruptcy Filer

    Beware: Scammers Targeting Bankruptcy Filer
    Scammers are targeting bankruptcy filers throughout the country by posing as attorneys or law office staff and telling them to immediately wire money to pay a debt. Don't fall for it. One of the best ways to avoid a scam is to stop the…
  • Apr 21

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

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

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

    What's Worse Than a BAD Credit History? NO CREDIT HISTORY AT ALL!
    It may not be a well-know fact, but the truth is a lot of financially-responsible people are turned down for loans because they have NO history of recent borrowing. None. This may be because the person saves up and pays for purchases…
Rank this Week: 4621

Washington DC Injury Attorney Blog

Washington DC Injury Attorney Blog

Covers car safety, auto accident, personal injury law, and medical malpractice issues. By Kenneth J. Annis & Associates.

http://www.washingtondcinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 2

    Skippy Peanut Butter Recall Issued

    Skippy Peanut Butter Recall Issued
    On October 29, 2015, the FDA issued a recall of Skippy Peanut Butter, due to the fact that, during production, small pieces of metal may have entered into nearly 2,000 pounds of Skippy Peanut Butter, posing serious injury and/or choking…
  • Nov 2

    Skippy Peanut Butter Recall Issued

    Skippy Peanut Butter Recall Issued
    On October 29, 2015, the FDA issued a recall of Skippy Peanut Butter, due to the fact that, during production, small pieces of metal may have entered into nearly 2,000 pounds of Skippy Peanut Butter, posing serious injury and/or choking…
  • Oct 5

    Distracted Driving

    Distracted Driving
    Distracted driving is defined as driving while engaged in activity that has the potential to distract the driver from the task of driving such as texting or talking on a cell phone, applying make-up, eating, etc. As the dangers of distracted…
Rank this Week: 4926

TMT Law Watch

TMT Law Watch

Features business, legal and policy developments affecting the telecom, media and technology sector. By K&L Gates.

http://www.tmtlawwatch.com
  • Sep 30

    Consider Fair Use Before Submitting Takedown Request

    Consider Fair Use Before Submitting Takedown Request
    By Alexis Crawford Douglas (As originally posted at K&L Gates IP Law Watch) The U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) has been a potent tool for combatting copyright infringement on the Internet. Section 512 shields…
  • Sep 29

    Consider Fair Use Before Submitting Takedown Request

    Consider Fair Use Before Submitting Takedown Request
    By Alexis Crawford Douglas (As originally posted at K&L Gates IP Law Watch) The U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) has been a potent tool for combatting copyright infringement on the Internet. Section 512 shields…
  • Sep 16

    FCC Increases Scrutiny of Text Message Consents, Warns FNB and Lyft

    FCC Increases Scrutiny of Text Message Consents, Warns FNB and Lyft
    By Sam Castic and Marty Stern Last week the FCC Enforcement Bureau issued two citations and orders against First National Bank and Lyft for alleged Telephone Consumer Protection Act violations relating to the companies’ form consents…
Rank this Week: 3724

The D.C. Law Report

The D.C. Law Report

Covers developments in the law of the District of Columbia. By Douglas C. Melcher.

http://dclaw.net/
  • Aug 2

    Court of Appeals Adopts Rescue Doctrine

    Court of Appeals Adopts Rescue Doctrine
    On July 23, 2015, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals decided Destefano v. Children’s National Medical Center, No. 13-CV-679, slip op. (D.C. July 23, 2015) in which it considered, inter alia, whether to adopt the “rescue…
  • Jun 8

    Court Opinions: May 2015

    Court Opinions: May 2015
    In May 2015, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals published the opinions listed below. The opinions listed below are organized by type or source of appeal. To retrieve an electronic copy of any of these opinions from the Court…
  • May 8

    News Briefs: April 2015

    News Briefs: April 2015
    » On April 3, 2015, the Superior Court of the District of Columbia issued an order providing for individualized determinations regarding the use of restraints in juvenile proceedings before the Family Court. Admin. Order 15-07. To…
Rank this Week: 3089

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment…

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment Blog

Covers environmental law. By Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal.

http://we-blog-meyerglitz.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4047

Washington D.C. Employment Law…

Washington D.C. Employment Law Update

Covers labor and employment law developments in Washington, D.C. By Littler.

http://www.littler.com/blog/dc-employment-law-update
Rank this Week: 3500

United Global Law Group Legal Blog

United Global Law Group Legal Blog

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

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

    Care.com Faces Lawsuit After Child’s Death

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

    NC Cop Sues Starbucks Over Spilt Free Coffee

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

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed by Parents of Michael Brown

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed by Parents of Michael Brown
    The parents of Michael Brown are suing the city of Ferguson after claiming wrongful-death and promising to bring to light new forensic details about the police version of events. Brown’s death sparked controversy and a national debate…
Rank this Week: 1747

Baum Law Offices

Baum Law Offices

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

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

    Maryland Self Defense Law FAQ

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

    Maryland Peace Order and Protective Order Defense

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

    Maryland Peace Order and Protective Order Defense

    Maryland Peace Order and Protective Order Defense
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - Law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.As of October 1, 2014, it became much easier to get a final peace order or a final protective…
Rank this Week: 2363

TelecomMediaTech Law Blog

TelecomMediaTech Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    Obituary: Rebecca Rini

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

    Lessons from Aereo: Laws, Litigation and Loophole

    Lessons from Aereo: Laws, Litigation and Loophole
    In a case with far-reaching implications for the television business, for cloud computing and for new technologies, the U.S. Supreme Court found that Aereo’s online video service infringed copyrights held by television producers,…
Rank this Week: 3743