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Patient Safety Blog

Patient Safety Blog

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

http://www.protectpatientsblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    Who is not so keen on cutting soaring medical costs? Hint: Look at the shiny buildings.

    Who is not so keen on cutting soaring medical costs? Hint: Look at the shiny buildings.
    Soaring medical costs are bad for our economic health, so why isn’t someone doing more about them? There’s a reason, hiding in plain sight,  contends Chad Terhune, a seasoned health care journalist. He wrote a revealing Op-Ed…
  • Apr 28

    Teens need more help with school schedules, the law, pregnancy prevention

    Teens need more help with school schedules, the law, pregnancy prevention
    There may be more science and policy impact than many parents, teachers, and coaches realize when they joke that teen-agers can be so slow to mature now they’re almost like aliens. Young people, in fact, may need distinctive school…
  • Apr 26

    FDA warns against giving kids two potent painkillers: codeine, tramadol

    FDA warns against giving kids two potent painkillers: codeine, tramadol
    When severe colds, flu, or other infections run down youngsters with bad aches or an unrelenting hack, worried parents and doctors may turn to potent painkillers and cough suppressants. But the federal Food and Drug Administration has issued…
Rank this Week: 176

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/
  • Feb 23

    Studies Show Low Carb Diets Can Do Much for Heart Health

    Studies Show Low Carb Diets Can Do Much for Heart Health
    February is American Heart Month. Doctors and other health care professionals urge Americans of all ages to get regular exercise and see their doctors for regular checkups. But studies are showing there’s an under-utilized option for…
  • Feb 19

    Celebrate American Heart Month By Learning More About Heart Health

    Celebrate American Heart Month By Learning More About Heart Health
    February is American Heart Month. Since many of us hit the winter “slump” at about this time of year, it’s a great time to take a second look at your own heart health and start implementing small changes to improve it. Did…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 207

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/
Rank this Week: 5166

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: 3771

Property Casualty Focus

Property Casualty Focus

Focused on legal developments in the property-casualty industry. By Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://propertycasualtyfocus.com/
  • Apr 28

    Texas Supreme Court Clarifies When Insured May Recover Policy Benefit

    Texas Supreme Court Clarifies When Insured May Recover Policy Benefit
    In an effort to clarify over 20 years of conflicting precedent, the Texas Supreme Court announced five rules that, according to the court, explain the relationship between claims for breach of insurance policy and extra-contractual claims for…
  • Apr 21

    New York Court Upholds Suit Limitation Period, Ruling Appraisal is Not a Condition Precedent to Filing Suit

    New York Court Upholds Suit Limitation Period, Ruling Appraisal is Not a Condition Precedent to Filing Suit
    Courts will generally uphold reasonable suit limitation periods in property insurance policies, if the insurer does not affirmatively waive or extend them. In MZM Real Estate Corp. v. Tower Ins. Co. of New York, No. 452741/2015 (N.Y. Sup. Ct.…
  • Apr 14

    Marijuana Insurance: Workers’ Compensation Carriers Take a Hit

    Marijuana Insurance: Workers’ Compensation Carriers Take a Hit
    Marijuana is becoming big business as its growth rate zooms past even the astronomical dotcom industry growth rate of the 1990s. The industry had nearly $7 billion in 2016 revenue (a 30 percent increase over 2015), and an eye-popping $20…
Rank this Week: 1508

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Apr 28

    Has the Court of Federal Claims Relaxed its Standard for Obtaining TRO’s? Probably not.

    Has the Court of Federal Claims Relaxed its Standard for Obtaining TRO’s? Probably not.
    In Continental Services Group, Inc. v United States (No. 17-449, March 29, 2017), the U.S. Department of Education issued a solicitation for the collection and administrative resolution of debts resulting from non-payment of student…
  • Apr 27

    Best Recipes for a Bid Protest

    Best Recipes for a Bid Protest
    Most Government contracting officers are dedicated, hard-working and honest. The same is true of most Government proposal evaluators. As a result, arguments in bid protests that Government personnel were biased against the protestor or in…
  • Apr 19

    A new tool for DOJ to deal with Bid Protests?

    A new tool for DOJ to deal with Bid Protests?
    GAO will dismiss protests once they become the subject of litigation at the US Court of Federal Claims. Sometimes protesters file at GAO, test the waters, and, when they don’t like what’s in the water, they voluntarily dismiss the…
Rank this Week: 4545

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: 3681

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/
  • Apr 28

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: April 24-28, 2017

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: April 24-28, 2017
    I’m starting to feel like the old Johnny Cash and Lynn Anderson song, I’ve Been Everywhere. After two trips out west earlier this month, I spent time this week in Wichita with the Kansas PTAC, and soon enough I will be back on the…
  • Apr 28

    VA Class Deviation Restricts SDVOSB Nonmanufacturer

    VA Class Deviation Restricts SDVOSB Nonmanufacturer
    The VA has adopted a Class Deviation to the VAAR, severely restricting the ability of VA Contracting Officers to request waivers of the nonmanufacturer rule–and, even more troubling, suggesting that Contracting Officers need not apply…
  • Apr 27

    Agency Faces Sanctions For Backdating Market Research

    Agency Faces Sanctions For Backdating Market Research
    An agency backdated a market research memorandum to justify its set-aside decision–and when the backdating came to light, the Court of Federal Claims was none too pleased. In a recent decision, the Court held that the backdated…
Rank this Week: 3334

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

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

    Results of the 2017 Student Library Survey

    Results of the 2017 Student Library Survey
    We have concluded the 2017 Annual Student Survey for the Georgetown Law Library. This year, 276 students responded. Thank you. We appreciate all feedback. Here’s a quick overview of the representation of student responses: All…
  • Apr 26

    Prepare to Practice Information Session

    Prepare to Practice Information Session
    Are you ready for your summer internship?  Don’t know what to expect from your summer job? This Prepare to Practice session will cover the differences between completing research tasks in a job or internship setting and doing…
  • Apr 21

    Extended Library Hours and Access Restrictions During Exam

    Extended Library Hours and Access Restrictions During Exam
    Georgetown Law Library’s reading and exam period will be in effect Monday April 24th and run through Wednesday May 16th. During the reading and exam period, both the Williams and Wolff Libraries will remain open 24 hours. For the…
Rank this Week: 2589

Regulation tomorrow

Regulation tomorrow

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Offers resources on the global financial services regulatory environment. It reports on financial services regulatory developments and provides insights and commentary across Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States.

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

    Does offshore banking confidentiality hold up in Canadian courts?

    Does offshore banking confidentiality hold up in Canadian courts?
    The April 2016 “Panama Papers” leak highlighted the attraction for transnational actors of the confidentiality available in certain offshore financial centres. Some of these jurisdictions have laws that make it a criminal offence…
  • Apr 28

    PRA publishes latest MiFID II Policy Statement

    PRA publishes latest MiFID II Policy Statement
    The PRA has published Policy Statement 9/17: Implementation of MiFID II – Part 2 (PS9/17). In PS9/17 the PRA sets out its final policy as part of the PRA’s transposition of MiFID II following Consultation Paper 43/16:…
  • Apr 28

    PRA publishes final rules on reporting requirements for ensuring operational continuity in resolution

    PRA publishes final rules on reporting requirements for ensuring operational continuity in resolution
    The PRA has published Policy Statement 10/17: Ensuring operational continuity in resolution – reporting requirements (PS10/17). In PS10/17 the PRA provides feedback to responses to Consultation Paper 28/16: Ensuring operational…
Rank this Week: 1928

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

Covers employment and labour law issues, including industrial relations/labour and human resources, business immigration and international mobility, enterprise and collective labour agreements and occupational health and safety matters, By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
Rank this Week: 1943

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/
  • Apr 28

    Track-and-Field Spectator Awarded $350K after Being Struck By Discu

    Track-and-Field Spectator Awarded $350K after Being Struck By Discu
    Earlier this month, a settlement was reached between a woman who was seriously injured while attending a track-and-field meet and the school where the injury occurred. According to a national news source covering the case, the accident…
  • Apr 18

    Court Reverses Plaintiff’s Jury Verdict, Finding Landowner Had No Knowledge of Defective Hand Rail

    Court Reverses Plaintiff’s Jury Verdict, Finding Landowner Had No Knowledge of Defective Hand Rail
    Earlier this month, an appellate court in Rhode Island issued a written opinion in a premises liability lawsuit brought by a man who fell down a spiral staircase as he was helping a friend move furniture out of the apartment that his friend…
  • Apr 11

    Appellate Court Finds in Favor of Landlord in Deck Collapse Case

    Appellate Court Finds in Favor of Landlord in Deck Collapse Case
    Earlier this month, a Georgia appellate court issued a written opinion in a premises liability lawsuit brought by several tenants and their guests against the landlord that owned the home where the injuries occurred. Ultimately, the court…
Rank this Week: 4259

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Apr 27

    ESA Round-Up – April 2017

    ESA Round-Up – April 2017
    Despite a slow start to 2017, largely due to the White House Memorandum delaying the effective date of new regulations, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is picking up steam.  In April 2017, the Service initiated the following…
  • Apr 19

    Court Sends EPA Back to the Drawing Board on Temperature Limits in Oregon Water

    Court Sends EPA Back to the Drawing Board on Temperature Limits in Oregon Water
    On April 11, 2017, the United States District Court for the District of Oregon ruled on parties’ objections to a federal magistrate judge’s findings and recommendations in a case challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection…
  • Apr 13

    D.C. Circuit Removes Hurdle to Northern Spotted Owl Critical Habitat Designation Challenge

    D.C. Circuit Removes Hurdle to Northern Spotted Owl Critical Habitat Designation Challenge
    On April 11, 2017, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (“D.C. Circuit”) held in Carpenters Industrial Council v. Zinke, 2017 U.S.App.LEXIS 6175, that a lumber company trade…
Rank this Week: 5154

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • Apr 27

    Medical assistance in dying in Canada: one year later

    Medical assistance in dying in Canada: one year later
    Since the Canadian federal government introduced legislation governing medical assistance in dying (“MAiD”), the provinces and territories, which are responsible for the delivery of health care services in Canada, have adopted a…
  • Apr 26

    Canadian Government looks to Supreme Court of Canada for opinion on the constitutionality of the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act

    Canadian Government looks to Supreme Court of Canada for opinion on the constitutionality of the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act
    In March 2017, Parliament gave third reading to Bill S-201, also known as the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act. The Genetic Non-Discrimination Act was introduced as a Senate bill by now-retired Liberal Senator James Cowan in December 2015 to…
  • Apr 24

    Efforts to revive the American Health Care Act Continue

    Efforts to revive the American Health Care Act Continue
    Last week, Republicans in the House of Representatives released a summary of a proposed amendment to the American Health Care Act, which they hope will help the bill garner enough votes to pass. The amendment is intended to appeal to both…
Rank this Week: 1942

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/
  • Apr 27

    State Sovereignty, Meet the Supremacy Clause

    State Sovereignty, Meet the Supremacy Clause
    Earlier this week, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a District Court decision and vacated an injunction which had prevented the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service from reintroducing the Mexican gray wolf onto certain federal lands in…
  • Apr 21

    South Florida — The Front Lines of Climate Change?

    South Florida — The Front Lines of Climate Change?
    Two related items about climate change resilience and adaptation caught my eye this week.  First, the American Academy of Actuaries issued a report on “The National Flood Insurance Program: Challenges and Solutions.” …
  • Apr 19

    It’s Wise to Make Certain that Contracts Properly Allocate Future Environmental Compliance Cost

    It’s Wise to Make Certain that Contracts Properly Allocate Future Environmental Compliance Cost
    Last week, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that AEP, which entered into a consent decree requiring it to install certain pollution controls at its Rockport 1 and 2 power plants, could not force the owner of those plants to pay to…
Rank this Week: 3693

NextGen Financial Services Report

NextGen Financial Services Report

By Dykema. Provides news and analysis of legal issues affecting the financial services industry.

http://www.nextgenfinancialservicesreport.com/
  • Apr 27

    The CFPB’s Prepaid Rule: Yet Another Delay Brings a New Opportunity to Shape the Course

    The CFPB’s Prepaid Rule: Yet Another Delay Brings a New Opportunity to Shape the Course
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)’s long-delayed prepaid card rule has been delayed once again—and further delays may lie ahead, as the CFPB considers whether to make additional changes. The additional time gives…
  • Mar 30

    The Nomination Everyone Should Be Talking About

    The Nomination Everyone Should Be Talking About
    As President Donald J. Trump continues to make nominations for Cabinet, judicial, and agency posts, curiously little focus has fallen on who will be chosen to head one key financial regulator. While last week, the confirmation hearings of…
  • Mar 27

    OCC’s Fintech Charter Proposal: The End of State Licensing As We Know It? Comments Due April 14

    OCC’s Fintech Charter Proposal: The End of State Licensing As We Know It? Comments Due April 14
    For nonbank providers of consumer financial services, one of the most challenging parts of doing business is the need to comply with the laws of multiple states. Entities like money transmitters and consumer lenders typically must obtain…
Rank this Week: 1772

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
  • Apr 27

    New York Regulators Lead the Charge to Fill Health Data Protection Gaps Left by Federal Law

    New York Regulators Lead the Charge to Fill Health Data Protection Gaps Left by Federal Law
    After a year-long investigation into mobile health apps claiming to be able to measure vital signs or health indicators through smartphone sensors, the New York Attorney General settled claims against three developers alleged to have engaged…
  • Apr 26

    Article 29 Working Party Issues Guidance on Data Protection Impact Assessment

    Article 29 Working Party Issues Guidance on Data Protection Impact Assessment
    The steady trickle of GDPR guidance from the Article 29 Working Party continues. Fresh from finalising its guidance on data portability, lead supervisory authorities and data protection officers, the Working Party has published draft guidance…
  • Apr 25

    State of the Cyber Nation: UK Government Report on Cybersecurity Breache

    State of the Cyber Nation: UK Government Report on Cybersecurity Breache
    On 19 April 2017, the UK Government's Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) published a report on cyber security breaches and how they affected UK companies in the last year. The report indicates that a number of UK companies have…
Rank this Week: 3939

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Reports on developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • Apr 26

    Important benefits for Canadian trademark registration

    Important benefits for Canadian trademark registration
    While Canadian trademark owners can enforce their rights without obtaining a registration, there are a number of significant advantages to registering a trademark in Canada, including: The Right to the Exclusive Use of the Mark in Canada.…
  • Apr 13

    Web Advertising – Complying with FTC’s “Clear & Conspicuous” Rule

    Web Advertising – Complying with FTC’s “Clear & Conspicuous” Rule
    Increasingly, companies are turning to the internet and social media platforms to advertise their products, often by using native advertising or by providing incentives such as payments or free products to social media…
  • Apr 10

    11th Cir. holds “skim milk” label protected by 1st Amendment

    11th Cir. holds “skim milk” label protected by 1st Amendment
    In a case with potentially significant ramifications for regulatory oversight of the labeling and advertising of foods and pharmaceuticals, the Eleventh Circuit held the First Amendment precluded the Florida Department of Agriculture’s…
Rank this Week: 1938

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 4236

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Apr 26

    EIA: Permian Basin Oil Production and Resource Assessments Continue to Increase

    EIA: Permian Basin Oil Production and Resource Assessments Continue to Increase
    According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, “Crude oil production in the Permian Basin is expected to increase to an estimated 2.4 million barrels per day (b/d) in May, based on estimates from EIA’s Drilling…
  • Apr 24

    Federal Court Defers to Oklahoma Oil and Gas Oversight, Rejects Sierra Club Bid for Federal Regulation

    Federal Court Defers to Oklahoma Oil and Gas Oversight, Rejects Sierra Club Bid for Federal Regulation
    This post was originally posted on WLF Legal Pulse. In 2016, the Sierra Club filed suit in Oklahoma alleging that use of state-permitted deep wastewater injection wells was causing increased seismic activity—both in frequency and…
  • Apr 24

    Hearings This Week

    Hearings This Week
      Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on “A Review of the Technical, Scientific, and Legal Basis of the WOTUS (Waters of the United States) Rule.” Wednesday, April 26, 10 a.m. 406 Dirksen Bldg.   House…
Rank this Week: 3906

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Apr 26

    CyberOhio Initiative – An Update from the Ohio AGO

    CyberOhio Initiative – An Update from the Ohio AGO
    We recently posted on the Ohio Attorney General’s CyberOhio initiative and forecasted that the Ohio Attorney General might be the first of many Attorneys General to join forces with industry in the struggle to protect consumer…
  • Apr 13

    Boston Bar Association’s Inaugural Privacy and Cybersecurity Conference, May 24, 2017

    Boston Bar Association’s Inaugural Privacy and Cybersecurity Conference, May 24, 2017
    The Boston Bar Association’s inaugural Privacy and Cybersecurity Conference will be held on May 24.  The conference will bring together attorneys from private practice and in-house legal departments to network and discuss key…
  • Apr 10

    Is Computer Security Broken?

    Is Computer Security Broken?
    The Economist certainly thinks computer security is broken (and it’s hard to argue the contrary).  In its April 8 edition, The Economist’s cover story proclaims, “Why computers will never be safe.”  While…
Rank this Week: 3894

McDevitt Law Office

McDevitt Law Office

Covers estate planning and family law in Virginia.

http://www.mcdevittlaw.net/blog-index/
  • Apr 25

    The perils of social media in divorce

    The perils of social media in divorce
    The prevalence of social media has made divorce proceedings far more complicated than they once were. The arrival of the Cloud and other comparable wireless storage implies that your “private” data may not be as concealed as you…
  • Apr 18

    Probate in a state other then your domicile

    Probate in a state other then your domicile
    If you own property located in a state other than your domicile, you should not have to create another will in that state. The reason is that most states recognize a will that was legally executed in another jurisdiction. However, it may be…
  • Mar 29

    Special-needs trusts and other estate planning options for disabled adult

    Special-needs trusts and other estate planning options for disabled adult
    The life expectancy of disabled adults has been steadily increasing to the point where it has served to complicate the issue of retirement planning for their aging parents. A special-needs child brings another aspect to retirement planning.…
Rank this Week: 1708

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Apr 24

    No Nexus For Novartis Gilenya Patent

    No Nexus For Novartis Gilenya Patent
    In Novartis AG v. Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd., the Federal Circuit affirmed the decision of the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) invalidating all claims of U.S. Patent 8,324,283, which is one of four Orange Book-listed patents…
  • Apr 17

    Angiomax Patents Limited To Example

    Angiomax Patents Limited To Example
    In The Medicines Co. v. Mylan, Inc., the Federal Circuit construed composition claims of two Angiomax patents as requiring the recited “batches” to be made by a specific “efficient mixing” process illustrated in one of…
  • Apr 10

    PTAB Not Bound By Prior Court Decisions Upholding Exelon Patent

    PTAB Not Bound By Prior Court Decisions Upholding Exelon Patent
    In Novartis v. Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the Federal Circuit affirmed the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decisions invalidating certain claims of two Orange Book-listed Exelon patents. This decision has garnered attention…
Rank this Week: 3808

Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

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

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
  • Apr 24

    Deborah A. Swanstrom and Andrea I. Sarmentero Garzón Featured in District Energy Magazine

    Deborah A. Swanstrom and Andrea I. Sarmentero Garzón Featured in District Energy Magazine
    Jennings, Strouss & Salmon attorneys, Deborah A. Swanstrom and Andrea I. Sarmentero Garzón, are featured in the Second Quarter 2017 issue of District Energy magazine. Read the full article: FERC to reform interconnection procedures…
  • Jan 13

    Debra Roby & Andrea Sarmentero Garzon Featured in District Energy Magazine

    Debra Roby & Andrea Sarmentero Garzon Featured in District Energy Magazine
            Jennings, Strouss & Salmon energy attorneys, Debra Roby & Andrea Sarmentero Garzon, are featured in the latest edition of District Energy magazine. Read the full article: In the wake of Hughes v. Talen…
  • Oct 24

    Gerit F. Hull Featured in District Energy Magazine

    Gerit F. Hull Featured in District Energy Magazine
      Jennings, Strouss & Salmon attorney, Gerit F. Hull, is featured in the latest edition of District Energy magazine. Read the full article: D.C. Circuit to address PJM capacity market rules affecting renewables and demand resource
Rank this Week: 2669

Classified: The Class Action Blog

Classified: The Class Action Blog

A blog focused on the latest class action developments and trends by the attorneys of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
  • Apr 24

    Saved By The Bellwether Trial in the Ninth Circuit

    Saved By The Bellwether Trial in the Ninth Circuit
    Removal under the “mass action” provision of the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) is appropriate when 100 or more plaintiffs take the affirmative step of proposing to try their claims jointly and the claims involve common issues…
  • Apr 18

    2017 Carlton Fields Class Action Survey Highlight

    2017 Carlton Fields Class Action Survey Highlight
    Carlton Fields recently released its sixth annual Class Action Survey, which is based on detailed interviews with general counsel and senior legal officers at 373 companies operating in more than 25 industries. Those individuals shared their…
  • Apr 14

    Class Representatives Do Not Hold Veto Power Over Class Settlement

    Class Representatives Do Not Hold Veto Power Over Class Settlement
    In In re FedEx Ground Package Sys., Inc. Employment Practices Litig., No. 3:05-CV-595 RLM, 2017 WL 632119 (N.D. Ind. Feb. 14, 2017), only one of a total of seven class representatives signed off on accepting a proposed class settlement with…
Rank this Week: 1509

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: 3698

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
  • Apr 21

    The Week in Whistleblowing

    The Week in Whistleblowing
    Tax day fell on April 18 this year, and law enforcers celebrated by announcing their wins in recent tax cases. Especially notable was a $40 million settlement unveiled by New York’s attorney general Eric Schneiderman — the…
  • Apr 14

    SEC Whistleblowers Have a Stake in Kokesh Case

    SEC Whistleblowers Have a Stake in Kokesh Case
    On Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on a provision of law that has stood mostly unchanged since it was introduced more than 175 years ago — but that could, if interpreted badly, make it harder to maintain a pool of…
  • Apr 13

    The Week in Whistleblowing

    The Week in Whistleblowing
    Wells Fargo continued to dominate whistleblower news, releasing on Monday a 110-page report from Shearman & Sterling that said the independent law firm hasn’t yet “identified a pattern of retaliation against [bank] employees…
Rank this Week: 4506

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Focuses on the legal issues impacting the fracking industry in response to the increasing importance of natural gas and shale, in particular, in the US energy mix. Provides commentary and analysis on all aspects of exploring and producing this abundant resource including regulatory, environmental and legislative developments. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    UK High Court dismisses challenge to fracking planning permission

    UK High Court dismisses challenge to fracking planning permission
    On 12 April 2017, the High Court dismissed a judicial review application challenging the decision of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid, to allow fracking in Lancashire. As reported in our blog of 22…
  • Apr 17

    Northern Cross sues Yukon over fracking moratorium

    Northern Cross sues Yukon over fracking moratorium
    Earlier this month, Northern Cross Limited, a company based in the western Canadian territory of Yukon, sued the Yukon government over its moratorium on fracking. The company, which has been exploring the Eagle Plains region in the north of…
  • Apr 6

    Maryland bans fracking

    Maryland bans fracking
    Maryland’s governor, Larry Hogan, on Tuesday signed into law a bill that bans hydraulic fracturing in the state. The move comes a week after the state’s legislature passed the bill. Maryland currently has no fracking activity…
Rank this Week: 1941

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By KaiserDillon PLLC.

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2704

Data Protection Report

Data Protection Report

Covers global privacy, data protection and cybersecurity regulatory and litigation environment. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.dataprotectionreport.com/
  • Apr 14

    Canada Passes Legislation Protecting Genetic Information

    Canada Passes Legislation Protecting Genetic Information
    The Canadian Parliament recently passed Bill S-201, the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act, which protects individuals from having to disclose information related to genetic testing and test results. Specifically, the Act prohibits any person…
  • Apr 13

    New York Event: Cybersecurity Developments in Asia

    New York Event: Cybersecurity Developments in Asia
    The past year has seen data breaches in the headlines for Asia-based companies and the continued strengthening of privacy and security laws in this region. Please join us for a panel discussion at our New York office on Friday, April 21,…
  • Apr 5

    Singapore legal update: Firm warned for Whatsapp personal data disclosure

    Singapore legal update: Firm warned for Whatsapp personal data disclosure
    Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission has on 21 March 2017 issued a warning to a local firm for disclosing a former employee’s personal information in a company WhatsApp group. A director at the firm, Executive Coach…
Rank this Week: 1936

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
  • Apr 7

    ERISA fiduciary rule delayed to June 9, 2017, with bonus transition relief through 2017

    ERISA fiduciary rule delayed to June 9, 2017, with bonus transition relief through 2017
    Today (April 7, 2017), the Department of Labor (DOL) published in the Federal Register a final rule delaying the new ERISA fiduciary rule until June 9, 2017. Everyone expected a comprehensive 60-day delay to the rule, including the related…
  • Mar 6

    Hurry up and wait: ERISA fiduciary rule delayed

    Hurry up and wait: ERISA fiduciary rule delayed
    While it took longer than many expected, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule that would provide a 60-day delay to the application of the new fiduciary rule and related prohibited transaction exemptions. As we reported in our…
  • Jan 11

    2017’s fiduciary rules are near. Are plan sponsors ready?

    2017’s fiduciary rules are near. Are plan sponsors ready?
    In the plan sponsor and financial adviser community, as 2016 gives way to 2017, all eyes will be on the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule. As we blogged previously, the new rule will impose many new obligations on advisers, and…
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Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Covers antitrust. By Doyle, Barlow & Mazard PLLC.

https://www.antitrustlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 7

    EC Approves ChemChina’s Acquisition of Syngenta

    EC Approves ChemChina’s Acquisition of Syngenta
    On April 5, 2017, the EC approved China National Chemical Corporation’s (“ChemChina”) proposed acquisition of  Syngenta AG (“Syngenta).  The approval is conditional on the divestiture of significant parts of…
  • Apr 5

    FTC Approves ChemChina’s Acquisition of Syngenta

    FTC Approves ChemChina’s Acquisition of Syngenta
    On April 4, 2017, the FTC entered into a settlement agreement with China National Chemical Corporation (“ChemChina”) and Syngenta AG whereby the parties agreed to divest three types of pesticides, in order to resolve antitrust…
  • Apr 3

    DOJ Forces Divestiture to Protect Organic Milk Market

    DOJ Forces Divestiture to Protect Organic Milk Market
    On April 3, 2017, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that that it forced Danone to divest its Stonyfield Farms business in order for Danone to proceed with its $12.5 billion acquisition of WhiteWave. Prior to the merger,…
Rank this Week: 1783

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
Rank this Week: 2286

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
  • Apr 4

    At Least There Are No Spelling Error

    At Least There Are No Spelling Error
    The President of the United States has access to the best minds in the country. Presumably, this includes people with a basic grasp of grammar and syntax. “Despite this substantial income figure and tax paid, it is totally... Read More
  • Mar 18

    You Can’t Plead Guilty Without Admitting Guilt

    You Can’t Plead Guilty Without Admitting Guilt
    I am watching a guilty plea from the gallery.   The prosecutor reads out the alleged facts from the police report, and the defendant says, yes, that is what happened. The colloquy continues. The defendant then tells the judge...…
  • Nov 30

    When It Comes to “Draining the Swamp,” Donald Trump Is No Al Gore

    When It Comes to “Draining the Swamp,” Donald Trump Is No Al Gore
    Donald Trump is an amateur. We suspected this before the election. Now we know it. He is also too vain, too self-centered, to realize that he is in over his head.  It is not that he is not... Read More
Rank this Week: 5004

D.C. Law Blog

D.C. Law Blog

Covers civil litigation in the District of Columbia. By Douglas C. Melcher.

http://melcherlaw.com/dc-law-blog
Rank this Week: 1918

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/
Rank this Week: 2797

D.C. Law Blog

D.C. Law Blog

A blog for lawyers about civil litigation in the D.C. Courts.

http://melcherlaw.com/dc-law-blog
Rank this Week: 1463

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/
  • Mar 2

    When A Threat Becomes A Crime

    When A Threat Becomes A Crime
    A Miami Beach man was recently accused of threatening President Trump on Twitter. He sent the threat directly to Secret Service, challenging them to stop his Inauguration Day surprise. They did, and Dominic Puopolo, who used the…
  • Feb 1

    Will Clemency Continue?

    Will Clemency Continue?
    There are many big policy changes happening in Washington these days and they receive appropriate press coverage. But, there are also many smaller changes that can have literally life changing effects on citizens, which are not generally…
  • Jan 17

    Alexa: Play Confession

    Alexa: Play Confession
    It sits in your house, passively recording everything you say.  It knows what you like.  It knows what you listen to.  It knows what you buy.  It knows who’s in the room with you.  And now, it might tell the…
Rank this Week: 4873

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/insights-news/
Rank this Week: 2602

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 9

    Medical Malpractice Informed Consent

    Medical Malpractice Informed Consent
    Medical Malpractice Informed Consent from Brien Roche Law Professor George Annas from Boston University’s School of Public Health recently contended at a meeting of the American Bar Association that informed consent was under attack.…
  • Jan 7

    Filing Suit in Federal Court

    Filing Suit in Federal Court
    Filing Suit in Federal Court from Brien Roche Law Filing suit in federal court requires first an analysis of whether that court has what is called subject matter jurisdiction.Subject matter jurisdiction in federal court is based on either…
  • Jan 7

    Handling Fire Case

    Handling Fire Case
    Handling Fire Cases from Brien Roche Law Cigarette Fires Cigarette fire cases involve interesting issues of product liability law. Many household fires are caused by cigarettes according to injury attorney Brien Roche.  Everybody knows…
Rank this Week: 2886

Patent Challenges

Patent Challenges

By Norton, Rose, Fulbright. Provides reports, updates, commentary and insight on new decisions and other happenings related to post-issuance proceedings (IPR, PGR and CBM) at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO.

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

    District Court holds that IPR estoppel does not apply to grounds denied institution on the merit

    District Court holds that IPR estoppel does not apply to grounds denied institution on the merit
    In Verinata Health, Inc. v. Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc., Judge Susan Illston of the Northern District of California held that the IPR estoppel statute, 35 U.S.C. § 315(e), does not apply to invalidity grounds asserted in an IPR petition but…
  • Jan 18

    Federal Circuit rules that PTAB’s decision on time-bar is still not appealable

    Federal Circuit rules that PTAB’s decision on time-bar is still not appealable
    A Federal Circuit panel recently confirmed that 35 U.S.C. § 314(d) does not permit appeal of a decision by the PTAB that an IPR petitioner is not time-barred under 35 U.S.C. § 315(b). Wi-Fi One, LLC v. Broadcom Corporation, No.…
  • Nov 16

    Federal Circuit Rejects PTAB’s Analysis of Motion to Amend

    Federal Circuit Rejects PTAB’s Analysis of Motion to Amend
    In Veritas Technologies LLC v. Veeam Software Corporation, the Federal Circuit concluded that the PTAB erred in denying Patent Owner’s motion to amend claims in an IPR proceeding and remanded to the PTAB for further consideration of the…
Rank this Week: 1934

No Papered: A Washington DC DUI…

No Papered: A Washington DC DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Scrofano Law.

http://blog.scrofanolaw.com/
  • Feb 3

    Deportation for Minor Traffic Offenses in Trump’s America

    Deportation for Minor Traffic Offenses in Trump’s America
    On January 25, 2016, Trump signed two draconian executive orders targeting legal and illegal immigrants in the United States. There has been much attention regarding the executive orders barring refugees and any citizens’ entry of seven…
  • Jan 11

    SCROFANO LAW PC TO OFFER PRO BONO SERVICES TO PEACEFUL PROTESTORS ARRESTED DURING INAUGURATION WEEKEND

    SCROFANO LAW PC TO OFFER PRO BONO SERVICES TO PEACEFUL PROTESTORS ARRESTED DURING INAUGURATION WEEKEND
    Scrofano Law PC, a premiere criminal defense and civil rights firm in Washington, DC, will be offering pro bono representation to any peaceful protesters arrested during inauguration weekend. CONTACT US AT 1-866-701-5450 or 202-765-3175…
  • Nov 11

    DC Police Officer Arrested for DUI While on Duty

    DC Police Officer Arrested for DUI While on Duty
    According to a recent news article from NBC 4 Washington, an officer of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) was just arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.  The officer was arrested after his supervising officer…
Rank this Week: 2617

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/
  • Jan 9

    The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming

    The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming
    For those of us who are old enough to have come of political age during the Cold War, Russian meddling in U.S. political, economic, and global business is not news. They’ve been at it for more than 50 plus years, even during World War…
  • Jan 7

    Iran Ally Sworn in As Venezuelan Vice President

    Iran Ally Sworn in As Venezuelan Vice President
    Had enough news or spin on alleged Russia hacking? Well in other news this week, in Venezuela a Hezbollah ally, a supporter of terrorists in the Americas as well as the Middle East, a friend of Communist Cuba, and alleged drug dealer Tareck…
  • Jan 2

    The Cuba Travel Sector is Modern Day Serfdom

    The Cuba Travel Sector is Modern Day Serfdom
    Under US law, Americans, including American corporations or foreign corporations with a US connection, are prohibited from financing transactions in Cuba involving any confiscated property the claim to which is owned by a United States…
Rank this Week: 4731

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/
Rank this Week: 3697

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 22

    Cars — the worst purchase you’ll ever make. Here’s why.

    Cars — the worst purchase you’ll ever make. Here’s why.
    © Daniel Steger for openphoto.net The biggest money pit I see when I interview prospects with financial problems is the car — always.  I have even seen people paying half of their disposable income in car payments (plus…
  • Nov 22

    Cars — the worst purchase you’ll ever make. Here’s why.

    Cars — the worst purchase you’ll ever make. Here’s why.
    The biggest money pit I see when I interview prospects with financial problems is the car — always.  I have even seen people paying half of their disposable income in car payments (plus insurance, tolls, repairs, maintenance,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4815