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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/
  • Jun 28

    Koch linked group backs Phil Johnson as next PTO Director

    Koch linked group backs Phil Johnson as next PTO Director
    Conventional wisdom in patent political circles says Iancu, but the pro-patent community has long supported Phil Johnson, although not in a particularly vocal or effective way. With a Koch backed entity like the Taxpayers Protection Alliance…
  • Jun 28

    Issa seems to believe patents are an entitlement, not a property right

    Issa seems to believe patents are an entitlement, not a property right
    For the first 220 years of United States black letter law and precedent based directly on the U.S. Constitution, patents are property rights. Even the Republican Party Platform states that patents are property rights. Issa disagrees with all…
  • Jun 28

    President Trump must pick a PTO Director who believes patents are private property right

    President Trump must pick a PTO Director who believes patents are private property right
    The Supreme Court has long stated patents are property rights, and the statute says they are to be treated as they are property rights. Taking property rights away with such a fundamentally flawed process is practically un-American... It is…
Rank this Week: 85

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: 278

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Jun 28

    Deja Vu All Over Again: Massive Ransomware Attack Underway

    Deja Vu All Over Again: Massive Ransomware Attack Underway
    A mere month and a half after the WannaCry strain of ransomware caused major havoc in European and Asian countries, another major ransomware attack hit large institutions across Europe and the United States yesterday.  ‎Hardest hit…
  • Jun 22

    FTC Updates COPPA Guidance for Businesse

    FTC Updates COPPA Guidance for Businesse
    On June 21, 2017, the FTC updated its COPPA Compliance Guidance for businesses. The new guidance includes new descriptions of services and products covered by COPPA, and new methods for obtaining parental consent. Though the guidance is…
  • Jun 6

    The Boston Municipal Research Bureau and Foley Hoag LLP Invite You to a Member Briefing on Cybersecurity in 2017

    The Boston Municipal Research Bureau and Foley Hoag LLP Invite You to a Member Briefing on Cybersecurity in 2017
    Cybersecurity has become an increasingly important issue for businesses and governments. Please join us as we host a Member Briefing with two premier experts in Cybersecurity. Our speakers will provide insights into some of the most…
Rank this Week: 3848

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/
Rank this Week: 1841

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: 2695

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/
Rank this Week: 1506

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/
  • Jun 28

    FCA publishes asset management market study

    FCA publishes asset management market study
    The FCA has published the final report of its asset management market study. The final report confirms some of the findings set out in the interim report published on 18 November 2016, in particular the FCA’s assessment regarding…
  • Jun 28

    FCA updates AML web page

    FCA updates AML web page
    The FCA has updated its money laundering and terrorist financing web page so that it refers to the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 (the Regulations) which came into force…
  • Jun 28

    Consultations by the FPC and PRA on changes to the UK leverage ratio framework relating to the treatment of claims on central bank

    Consultations by the FPC and PRA on changes to the UK leverage ratio framework relating to the treatment of claims on central bank
    The Financial Policy Committee (FPC) and the PRA have jointly published a paper that contains two consultations. The first consultation sets out the FPC’s proposed recommendation to the PRA to exclude claims on central banks from the…
Rank this Week: 1993

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/
  • Jun 28

    Here’s why you’re getting those unsolicited mailings about clinical trial

    Here’s why you’re getting those unsolicited mailings about clinical trial
    When consumers around the country started getting letters from a company that they had never heard of, inviting them to participate in clinical trials for medical conditions that they hadn’t disclosed to many or didn’t even have,…
  • Jun 27

    Why do drug prices soar? Blame PBJs, PBMs, weak regulators, and CME

    Why do drug prices soar? Blame PBJs, PBMs, weak regulators, and CME
    What do PBJs, PBM “black boxes,” industry friendly advisory panels, and CME (aka doctor training programs) all share in common? They’re blamed for contributing to Big Pharma’s skyrocketing prices—and…
  • Jun 25

    GOP senators’ Trumpcare: Meaner in many ways than even House plan

    GOP senators’ Trumpcare: Meaner in many ways than even House plan
    After weeks of huddling in partisan secrecy, majority Republicans in the U.S. Senate have coughed up what they’ve dubbed the Better Care Reconciliation Act , aka their version of Trumpcare. In brief, the GOP Senate bill would: Slash…
Rank this Week: 1245

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: 2008

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/
  • Jun 27

    GSA Schedule Debriefing Doesn’t Extend Protest Time Frame, GAO Say

    GSA Schedule Debriefing Doesn’t Extend Protest Time Frame, GAO Say
    You’ve submitted a great proposal, but then you get the bad news – you lost. As most seasoned contractors know, an unsuccessful offeror often can ask for a debriefing from the agency and in doing so, hopefully get some valuable…
  • Jun 26

    GovCon Voices: What the Government Wants, What It Really Really Want

    GovCon Voices: What the Government Wants, What It Really Really Want
    According to USASpending.gov, the government spent $472,158,562,285 last year through contracting for services and products with large and small companies nationwide. This was a $34 billion increase over the previous year, and 2017 is…
  • Jun 23

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: June 19-23, 2017

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: June 19-23, 2017
    Wednesday marked the official start of summer, and I’ll be spending the next few months taking full advantage–grilling out on the deck, enjoying a family beach trip, and more.  Whether you’re at the beach, on the deck,…
Rank this Week: 3319

Sanctions Sound-Off: A National…

Sanctions Sound-Off: A National Security & Trade Compliance Blog

Covers government and international law. By OFAC Lawyer.

https://www.ofaclawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    The Senate wants tough new sanctions against Russia, but key U.S. allies are furious.

    The Senate wants tough new sanctions against Russia, but key U.S. allies are furious.
    Sanctions against Russia have been extended by the Senate – a show of widespread bipartisan support – likely due to the hot button issue of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. However, European allies are…
  • Jan 19

    OFAC Broadens Scope of TSRA General License for Medical Devices Exported to Iran

    OFAC Broadens Scope of TSRA General License for Medical Devices Exported to Iran
    On December 22, 2016, the U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) amended the rules surrounding the General License for the exportation of medical devices to Iran.  See 31 C.F.R. Section 560.530. …
  • Jan 1

    The End of Burma (Myanmar) Sanction

    The End of Burma (Myanmar) Sanction
    On September 14th,  President Obama pledged to lift all of the economic sanctions against Myanmar or Burma. This was a broad regime-focused sanctions program that had been in place for almost two decades. In May of 1997, President…
Rank this Week: 1797

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/
  • Jun 27

    New York Event: Shark Tank – Cybersecurity in the Boardroom

    New York Event: Shark Tank – Cybersecurity in the Boardroom
    How to pitch, explain, defend and collaborate on cybersecurity The board demands answers on cybersecurity. We discuss how executives can effectively respond to and collaborate with the board. Boards have now recognized that their companies,…
  • Jun 9

    Colorado Division of Securities Adopts Final Cybersecurity Rule

    Colorado Division of Securities Adopts Final Cybersecurity Rule
    Broker-dealers and investment advisers in Colorado will soon be required to comply with new rules designed to protect the electronic information they collect and maintain.  On May 19, 2017, the Colorado Division of Securities adopted…
  • May 25

    Target Resolves State Attorney Generals’ Investigation

    Target Resolves State Attorney Generals’ Investigation
    On May 23, 2017, it was announced that Target Corporation had settled the investigation initiated by the Attorneys General[1] of 47 states and the District of Columbia resulting from its 2013 data security incident.  Besides the $18.5…
Rank this Week: 2005

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
Rank this Week: 3783

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
Rank this Week: 2007

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

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

    Energy Hearings This Week

    Energy Hearings This Week
    Senate Appropriations  Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies hearing on the proposed budget estimates and justification for FY2018 for the Environmental Protection Agency. Date: Tuesday, June 27, 9:30 a.m. Place: 124…
  • Jun 20

    EIA: U.S. Refineries Are Running at Record-High Level

    EIA: U.S. Refineries Are Running at Record-High Level
    According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, “Gross inputs to U.S. petroleum refineries, also referred to as refinery runs, averaged a record high 17.7 million barrels per day (b/d) for the week ending May 26, before…
  • Jun 19

    Energy Hearings this Week

    Energy Hearings this Week
    House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development hearing on the budget for the Energy Department. Date: Tuesday, June 20, 1 p.m. Place: 2359 Rayburn Bldg. Agenda and Witnesses    Draft Bill — Fiscal 2018…
Rank this Week: 3889

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: 3753

McDevitt Law Office

McDevitt Law Office

Covers estate planning and family law in Virginia.

http://www.mcdevittlaw.net/blog-index/
  • Jun 26

    The financial effects of divorce

    The financial effects of divorce
    Divorce can be an extremely devastating experience, both emotionally and financially. According to some researchers, divorced spouses would, on average, require a 30 percent rise in their income to retain the same standard of living that they…
  • Jun 12

    Military benefits at issue in divorce

    Military benefits at issue in divorce
    The Supreme Court recently heard a case concerning family law and military benefits in which there was a disagreement between divorced spouses regarding the wife’s share of the husband’s military retirement pay. John Howell spent…
  • May 31

    The impending uncertainty of estate planning

    The impending uncertainty of estate planning
    A sense of uncertainty has emerged under the new administration surrounding estate planning for the year 2017. President Trump has expressed his intent to implement significant changes to U.S. tax policy. However, the degree to which those…
Rank this Week: 1699

Nonprofit News

Nonprofit News

Covers the representation of nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations, including public charities, private foundations (company-sponsored and family-endowed), social welfare organizations, trade associations, hospitals, private schools, colleges and universities and charitable trusts. By Anthony & Middlebrook.

http://www.amlawteam.com/blog/
  • Jun 26

    Churches now eligible for some public funds says Supreme Court

    Churches now eligible for some public funds says Supreme Court
    On Monday, June 26, 2017, the Supreme Court ruled in the Trinity Luther Church of Columbia, Inc, v. Missouri Department of Natural Resources case that religious organizations should be eligible to receive public funds for purely secular…
  • Jun 30

    U.S. Supreme Court Delivers Hobby Lobby Opinion

    U.S. Supreme Court Delivers Hobby Lobby Opinion
    In a much anticipated ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered an opinion today on the Hobby Lobby case with Justice Alito writing the opinion.  The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, was at the center of the dispute;…
  • Dec 11

    Satanists seek spot next to Ten Commandments monument on steps of Oklahoma’s Statehouse

    Satanists seek spot next to Ten Commandments monument on steps of Oklahoma’s Statehouse
    In their zeal to tout their faith in the public square, conservatives in Oklahoma may have unwittingly opened the door to a wide range of religious groups, including satanists who are seeking to put their own statue next to a Ten Commandments…
Rank this Week: 3290

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/
  • Jun 26

    Does the Concept of Regulatory Takings Comport With Original Intent?

    Does the Concept of Regulatory Takings Comport With Original Intent?
    Last Friday, the Supreme Court issued an important regulatory takings case, refining the test to be used to determine what is the appropriate unit of property to use to assess the impact of a regulation.  It’s an interesting case…
  • Jun 21

    Is It a Dividend? Is It a Tax? Could President Trump Care Less?

    Is It a Dividend? Is It a Tax? Could President Trump Care Less?
    In February, I posted about the formation of the Climate Leadership Council and its push for what it calls its “Carbon Dividend” plan.  In essence, it’s a gradually increasing carbon tax.  The plan would be revenue…
  • Jun 20

    D.C. District Court Determines that Dakota Access Environmental Assessment was Inadequate

    D.C. District Court Determines that Dakota Access Environmental Assessment was Inadequate
    On June 14, 2017, the District Court for the District of Columbia issued a decision in Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Court found that the Army Corps of Engineers (“the Corps”) had not adequately…
Rank this Week: 3646

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Jun 25

    Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Internal Whistleblowers Can Bring Dodd-Frank Retaliation Claim

    Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Internal Whistleblowers Can Bring Dodd-Frank Retaliation Claim
    The Dodd-Frank Act, passed in 2010, includes a new cause of action for whistleblowers who claim that their employer retaliated against them for reporting wrongdoing. But it’s not yet certain whether a whistleblower who blew the whistle…
  • Jun 13

    Cardiac Arrest: A CEO’s Story of Criminal Jeopardy

    Cardiac Arrest: A CEO’s Story of Criminal Jeopardy
    When an executive becomes embroiled in a dispute with an employer, the executive tends to take it personally. And when the executive’s conflict is with the government, the executive’s sense of outrage ratchets up even more. Case…
  • May 30

    How Do You Prove Damages When Executives Breach A Non-Solicit Provision?

    How Do You Prove Damages When Executives Breach A Non-Solicit Provision?
    In 2011, a group of executives left Horizon Health Corporation for a competitor, Acadia, but they didn’t leave everything behind. Horizon’s president took a “massive, massive amount” of Horizon documents with him on an…
Rank this Week: 2281

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/
  • Jun 24

    Trump Re-Orientation of U.S. Cuba Policy Long Overdue, It Will Help U.S. Companies Make Informed Decision

    Trump Re-Orientation of U.S. Cuba Policy Long Overdue, It Will Help U.S. Companies Make Informed Decision
    President Donald Trump’s re-orientation of policy, outlined primarily in his National Security Presidential Memorandum on Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba (NSPM-5) was long overdue. NSPM-5, the U.S. Code, and…
  • Jun 17

    Lia Fowler: Colombia-US Engagement and the Danger of Peace Propaganda

    Lia Fowler: Colombia-US Engagement and the Danger of Peace Propaganda
    The following Guest Dispatch was written by Ms. Lia Fowler, a journalist and former FBI Special Agent. Fowler is a columnist for Periodismo Sin Fronteras and writes for other publications in the U.S. and Latin America. Be sure to follow…
  • Jun 15

    Trump Walking in Reagan’s Footstep

    Trump Walking in Reagan’s Footstep
    For decades Republican and Democratic presidents make perfunctory political pilgrimages to South Florida, Havana North, the political home of the Cuban Diaspora. With the exception, I think, of Jimmy Carter, every American President since…
Rank this Week: 4704

Property Casualty Focus

Property Casualty Focus

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

http://propertycasualtyfocus.com/
Rank this Week: 1509

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/
Rank this Week: 4211

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Jun 22

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Delist Yellowstone Grizzly Bear

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Delist Yellowstone Grizzly Bear
    On June 22, 2017, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) will delist the Yellowstone population of the grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis).  According to the Service, the…
  • Jun 15

    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Reopens Comment Period for Five Proposed Rule

    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Reopens Comment Period for Five Proposed Rule
    Earlier this week, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (Service) issued a notice in the Federal Register that it was reopening the comment period on five proposed rules for four plant species.  Specifically, the proposed…
  • Jun 8

    Secretary Zinke Orders Review of Sage-grouse Management Plan

    Secretary Zinke Orders Review of Sage-grouse Management Plan
    On June 8th, 2017, Department of Interior (DOI) Secretary Ryan Zinke signed Secretarial Order 3353, entitled “Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation and Cooperation with Western States.”  This Order initiates the assessment of both…
Rank this Week: 5171

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
  • Jun 22

    South Korea Joins APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules System

    South Korea Joins APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules System
    On Monday, June 12, South Korea became the latest country approved to officially join the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s Cross-Border Privacy Rules system. It is the fifth APEC economy to participate in the system, joining the…
  • Jun 21

    UK to Align Itself with the GDPR Despite Brexit

    UK to Align Itself with the GDPR Despite Brexit
    “A new law will ensure that the United Kingdom retains its world-class regime protecting personal data”. This is today's strong statement by Her Majesty The Queen reflecting the level of priority given by the UK government to…
  • Jun 20

    Malware Capable of Shutting Down Electric Grids Confirmed

    Malware Capable of Shutting Down Electric Grids Confirmed
    Malware was recently identified that appears to have been designed and deployed by a nation-state to target and shut down electric grids. According to published reports, this malware currently appears to be capable of attacking the European…
Rank this Week: 3913

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
  • Jun 21

    Is It a Dividend? Is It a Tax? Could President Trump Care Less?

    Is It a Dividend? Is It a Tax? Could President Trump Care Less?
    This post, written by Seth Jaffe, a Partner in firm’s Environmental practice, was originally posted on the firm’s Law and the Environment blog. In February, I posted about the formation of the Climate Leadership Council and its…
  • Jun 19

    D.C. District Court Determines that Dakota Access Environmental Assessment was Inadequate

    D.C. District Court Determines that Dakota Access Environmental Assessment was Inadequate
    On June 14, 2017, the District Court for the District of Columbia issued a decision in Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Court found that the Army Corps of Engineers (“the Corps”) had not adequately…
  • Jun 16

    Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely

    Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely
    It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: the announcement of a new corporate alliance intended to advance…
Rank this Week: 3644

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/
  • Jun 20

    The Slants Win: SCOTUS rules “Disparaging” trademark provision unconstitutional

    The Slants Win: SCOTUS rules “Disparaging” trademark provision unconstitutional
    On June 19, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued a much-anticipated decision, holding that the so-called “disparagement clause” of the Lanham Act is an impermissible restriction on free speech under the First Amendment.…
  • Jun 16

    U.S. Copyright Office and Electronic Signature

    U.S. Copyright Office and Electronic Signature
    On May 18, 2017, the U.S. Copyright Office proposed some regulatory changes in its requirement for a handwritten, wet signature in order to a record a document with the Copyright Office. The Copyright Office has proposed permitting electronic…
  • Jun 13

    Accept no substitutes – Assignment will not cure defective trade mark filing

    Accept no substitutes – Assignment will not cure defective trade mark filing
    The Full Court of the Federal Court has issued a significant decision in relation to trade mark ownership, which reconfirms the position in relation to the assignment of trade mark applications which have been filed in incorrect applicant…
Rank this Week: 2003

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/
  • Jun 20

    Texas task force notes benefits of fracking, calls for more data

    Texas task force notes benefits of fracking, calls for more data
    The Task Force on Environmental and Community Impacts of Shale Development in Texas on Monday released a 204-page report analyzing fracking’s impacts on the state. The Task Force, a group sponsored by The Academy of Medicine,…
  • Jun 2

    Latest USGS study finds fracking is not a current threat to drinking water

    Latest USGS study finds fracking is not a current threat to drinking water
    In a study published May 31, 2017, the United States Geological Survey concluded that unconventional oil and gas production in the Eagle Ford, Fayetteville, and Haynesville shale formations is “not currently a significant source of…
  • May 26

    “Crude and imperfect” expert report enough to survive summary judgment in Arkansas subsurface trespa

    “Crude and imperfect” expert report enough to survive summary judgment in Arkansas subsurface trespa
    The 8th Circuit held on Monday, May 22, 2017, that the Arkansas district court abused its discretion when it granted summary judgment for the defendants in a subsurface trespass case.  The appellate court instead held that the…
Rank this Week: 2001

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Covers antitrust. By Doyle, Barlow & Mazard PLLC.

https://www.antitrustlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 20

    FTC Protects Daily Fantasy Sports Customers By Challenging The Merger of DraftKings and FanDuel

    FTC Protects Daily Fantasy Sports Customers By Challenging The Merger of DraftKings and FanDuel
    On June 19, 2017, the Trump Administration’s Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) authorized the staff to file an antitrust complaint to block the merger of DraftKings and FanDuel, the two largest daily fantasy sports…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1810

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Jun 19

    Interlibrary Loan borrowing services temporarily suspended

    Interlibrary Loan borrowing services temporarily suspended
    Due to office moves in the Williams Library, interlibrary loan borrowing is suspended until Wednesday, June 21.
  • Jun 8

    Feedback Wanted: White noise machines in Williams group study room

    Feedback Wanted: White noise machines in Williams group study room
    The library is evaluating three models of white noise machines for use in group study rooms, and your feedback is wanted. The devices under consideration are available for use now in Williams 522A, Williams 524, and Williams 535A. Users…
  • May 31

    Studying for the Bar Exam?

    Studying for the Bar Exam?
    Check out the library’s Bar Exam Resource Guide for direct links to sample questions and bar exam prep books throughout the library and GOOD LUCK!
Rank this Week: 2635

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/
Rank this Week: 1994

Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

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

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
Rank this Week: 2717

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 4111

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/
  • Jun 12

    The “Third Party” Catch-22

    The “Third Party” Catch-22
    As the Department of Justice has been doubling down on law enforcement overreach, the Supreme Court has just decided to hear a case that may limit the use of a common tool that law enforcement uses to infringe upon the privacy rights of…
  • May 15

    DOJ’s New Charging and Sentencing Policy Will Disproportionately Impact Vulnerable Population

    DOJ’s New Charging and Sentencing Policy Will Disproportionately Impact Vulnerable Population
    On May 10, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum that expressly rescinds previous Department of Justice (DOJ) policy and directs federal prosecutors to “charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable…
  • May 15

    DOJ’s New Charging and Sentencing Policy Will Disproportionately Impact Vulnerable Population

    DOJ’s New Charging and Sentencing Policy Will Disproportionately Impact Vulnerable Population
    On May 10, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum that expressly rescinds previous Department of Justice (DOJ) policy and directs federal prosecutors to “charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable…
Rank this Week: 4844

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
  • Jun 1

    The “final” countdown: DOL fiduciary rule still applies June 9, 2017

    The “final” countdown: DOL fiduciary rule still applies June 9, 2017
    Much has been written to speculate what may become of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule. Recently, the DOL issued a FAQ confirming that the new fiduciary rule will become effective June 9, 2017. Transition exemptions that…
  • May 15

    Will the DOL continue to make ESOPs a compliance priority?

    Will the DOL continue to make ESOPs a compliance priority?
    One question that has been on the minds of plan sponsors is how aggressive the Department of Labor (DOL) under President Trump will be compared to that of President Obama. In recent years, the DOL made a priority of investigating ERISA…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3801

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: 3661

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • May 12

    2017 General Assembly Update

    2017 General Assembly Update
    2017 General Assembly Update from Brien Roche Law What follows is a summary of recent legislation from the 2017 General Assembly.  This summary was actually prepared by Senator Scott A. Surovell who also is the sponsor of many of these…
  • Mar 15

    Rear-end Accident

    Rear-end Accident
    Rear-end Accidents from Brien Roche Law Rear-end accidents typically involve one vehicle striking the rear of another vehicle. There may however be a somewhat different twist on your traditional rear-end accident in that sometimes people…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 2873

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
  • May 10

    An Ethical Prosecutor Confronts Her Own Witne

    An Ethical Prosecutor Confronts Her Own Witne
    BY DEFENSE COUNSEL ON CROSS Q: Ms. Smith, do you have an email account? A: Do I have an e-mail account? Q: Yes. A: I do. Q: Is it a Yahoo account? A: No. Q: What is your... Read More
  • 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...…
Rank this Week: 5015

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
  • May 2

    NJ May Ban Secrecy Deals in Whistleblower Suits Involving Public Official

    NJ May Ban Secrecy Deals in Whistleblower Suits Involving Public Official
    The New Jersey state senate is considering a bill that would forbid secrecy in the settlement of certain whistleblower lawsuits that involve government agencies or public officials. The state’s assembly already passed the legislation…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4550

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: 1909

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: 1484

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: 2778

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: 4424

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 7

    The Intrapreneur's Manifesto.

    The Intrapreneur's Manifesto.
    Some time ago I wrote a manifesto for a small team I was forming.  The team's focus would be on learning and applying business design techniques and competencies.  Because most of the members were relatively new to design, let alone…
  • Feb 28

    Intrapreneur: Pitch & Preparation

    Intrapreneur: Pitch & Preparation
    Pitching the idea. As an intrapreneur, if you are lucky, and after an enormous amount of work, you will have to pitch a stakeholder (or group of them) on your idea, plan, and request. A lot goes into this, and while it is not as dramatic…
  • Feb 17

    The Intrapreneur's Dilemma

    The Intrapreneur's Dilemma
    Companies are heavy: thick with layers of management, columns of workers, and sticky procedures. Altering the direction or just making an impact within a company takes tremendous energy and resources. It is the nature of a mature organization…
Rank this Week: 4878

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: 2594