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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
  • May 28

    A Credible Strategy for One Stop Shop

    A Credible Strategy for One Stop Shop
    It's been said before but the CJEU's decision on the Google Spain v. AEPD case was a real game changer. Every law student on the planet learns that there are a number of sources that contribute to the legal system of a given jurisdiction.…
  • May 28

    Recent Developments Regarding the Legality of Government Data Collection Effort

    Recent Developments Regarding the Legality of Government Data Collection Effort
    Two federal appeals courts recently published significant opinions that redefine the scope of government access to phone records, setting the stage for a complex debate in Congress over the future of bulk data collection under the Patriot…
  • May 28

    U.S. FCC Chairman Circulates Proposed TCPA Decision with Significant Impact Across Industry Sector

    U.S. FCC Chairman Circulates Proposed TCPA Decision with Significant Impact Across Industry Sector
    FCC Chairman Wheeler has announced that he is circulating a proposal to address more than twenty pending petitions seeking clarity regarding the scope requirements under the U.S. Telephone Consumer Protection Act. He authored a blog post on…
Rank this Week: 227

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: 212

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 24

    Keeping Score in Room 113

    Keeping Score in Room 113
    If ever I fancied the notion of becoming a judge, I changed my mind after spending another day in domestic violence court last week. The judge in Room 113 of D.C. Superior Court – where civil protection orders are handled – is two…
  • May 14

    Disliking the Victim

    Disliking the Victim
    I wanted to hit him myself. This is what I tell my client after speaking with the complainant in a simple assault case. My client is accused of punching the complainant in the face. The complainant turns out to be a first-class jerk. I call…
  • May 12

    1. They Teach You How To Spell

    1. They Teach You How To Spell
Rank this Week: 153

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
  • May 22

    FCC Requires Audio Alerts on Mobile Devices for TV Emergency Information

    FCC Requires Audio Alerts on Mobile Devices for TV Emergency Information
    By Stephen J. Matzura and Marty Stern The FCC has adopted new rules governing accessibility of emergency information in TV programming for blind or visually impaired individuals.  The rules require emergency information on TV to be…
  • May 22

     Supreme Court Grants Cert. to Consider Whether Offer of Complete Relief Moots TCPA Class Action

     Supreme Court Grants Cert. to Consider Whether Offer of Complete Relief Moots TCPA Class Action
    By Andrew C. Glass, Joseph C. Wylie II, Gregory N. Blase, Jennifer J. Nagle, Eric W. Lee The United States Supreme Court recently granted certiorari in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action challenging text messages which…
  • May 21

    FCC to Broadband Providers:  Eyes Are on Your Privacy Practice

    FCC to Broadband Providers:  Eyes Are on Your Privacy Practice
    By Sam Castic and Marty Stern The FCC Enforcement Bureau has released an Enforcement Advisory on what it terms the “Open Internet Privacy Standard” in anticipation of the potential June 12 effective date of the FCC’s Open…
Rank this Week: 230

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/
  • Apr 28

    Misrepresentation Claims in Business Franchising - Legacy Academy, Inc. v. Mamilove

    Misrepresentation Claims in Business Franchising - Legacy Academy, Inc. v. Mamilove
    All franchise companies have a kind of "sales pitch" the offer when promoting the company to potential franchisees. But it can be a fine line between when that sales pitch crosses the line into being a misrepresentation that could be worthy…
  • Apr 10

    Robl Constr., Inc. v. Homoly - Business Partner Agreement

    Robl Constr., Inc. v. Homoly - Business Partner Agreement
    Business partners of small companies are often closely personally invested in the venture. It may at times be necessary for one partner or another to take an advance, forward money to the firm, or transfer funds from one account to another.…
  • Apr 1

    Fluid Dynamic Holdings v. Jacksonville - Slander Drove Off Business, $75M Lawsuit Claim

    Fluid Dynamic Holdings v. Jacksonville - Slander Drove Off Business, $75M Lawsuit Claim
    The plaintiff in Fluid Dynamics Holdings, LLC v. City of Jacksonville, et al., who filed in Florida Middle District Court, says he is puzzled. Fluid Dynamics Holdings, LLC was partway through a pilot project program with St. Johns County…
Rank this Week: 399

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Apr 12

    Government moves against testing laboratories, settles with two for $48 million

    Government moves against testing laboratories, settles with two for $48 million
    On April 9, the Department of Justice announced that it was settling kickback allegations with two cardiovascular disease testing laboratories, and was intervening in qui tam suits against two others and against three individuals for similar…
  • Mar 13

    Export-Import Bank lender settles False Claims Act allegations for $3.8 million

    Export-Import Bank lender settles False Claims Act allegations for $3.8 million
    On March 12, the Department of Justice announced that Miami-based Hencorp Becstone Capital, LC had agreed to pay $3.8 million to settle civil charges, brought by two whistleblowers, that the firm submitted false documents for…
  • Mar 11

    Committee member of National Quality Forum settles False Claims Act case, paying $1 million

    Committee member of National Quality Forum settles False Claims Act case, paying $1 million
    On March 2, the Department of Justice announced that a Laguna Beach, California-based physician, Dr. Charles Denham, had agreed to pay $1 million to settle civil claims that he accepted kickbacks from CareFusion, Inc., to recommend the use of…
Rank this Week: 277

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

Covers the Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control and its Specially Designated Nationals list. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://ofac-sdn-list-removal.com/
Rank this Week: 154

Maryland Injury and Disability Law

Maryland Injury and Disability Law

Covers injury and disability issues. By Greenberg & Bederman, LLP.

http://www.mdinjurydisabilitylaw.com/
  • Apr 3

    Social Security Disability Is Not Welfare

    Social Security Disability Is Not Welfare
    One aspect of our practice is working with some of our injured clients to help them get through the Social Security Disability Insurance process. We don’t have to do this with all of our clients. Some of our clients suffer injuries that…
  • Apr 3

    Colonial Parking Faces Lawsuit for Serious Injury

    Colonial Parking Faces Lawsuit for Serious Injury
    Petula Dvorak is a columnist for the Washington Post, but not the sort of columnist that grabs national headlines or gets invited to cable talk shows. She covers Washington, DC, the place where regular people work and live, and not…
  • Mar 14

    Senseless Teenage Accident Deaths in Ohio

    Senseless Teenage Accident Deaths in Ohio
      As far as car accidents go, you really can’t get much worse than this: “A car crash in Ohio this weekend killed 6 teens. The Honda Passport was carrying eight teenagers when it crashed into a guardrail just south of Warren,…
Rank this Week: 451

Bank D&O Liability Law Blog

Bank D&O Liability Law Blog

Covers bank director and officer liability. By Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC.

http://www.bankdandolaw.com/
Rank this Week: 176

Emerging Enterprise Center Blog

Emerging Enterprise Center Blog

Offers commentary and analysis for entrepreneurs and startups. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.emergingenterprisecenterblog.com
  • Oct 24

    Firing someone: If you are successful, at some point you are going to have to do it.

    Firing someone: If you are successful, at some point you are going to have to do it.
    I can’t say how often I have been called the first time an entrepreneur has to fire someone.  BTW, I get that call from seasoned execs as well.  Nobody likes to do it and everyone is nervous that they will mess up in light of all the…
  • Sep 7

    Dealing with Preference

    Dealing with Preference
    The outcomes of negotiations around preferences never seem to have a compelling logic.  Under a particular set of circumstances is there a compelling reason why the A and B should be equal (pari passu, as lawyers like to say) in the…
  • Aug 12

    Redemption and Misunderstanding

    Redemption and Misunderstanding
    I recently ran into this situation around a very standard redemption provision. About a year after the initial close, my client went to raise a medium sized extension round.  They found a lead for the extension and everything went well. …
Rank this Week: 226

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/
  • May 29

    Protecting Yourself and Loved Ones from Hazards of Electronic Medical Records (EMR)

    Protecting Yourself and Loved Ones from Hazards of Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
    Recent legal issues and security breaches have left consumers and healthcare providers alike questioning the benefits of electronic medical records. Designed to improve accuracy in patient care and eliminate medical errors, EMRs have instead…
  • May 22

    Your Electronic Medical Records (EMR): How Safe Are They?

    Your Electronic Medical Records (EMR): How Safe Are They?
    Electronic medical records are supposed to make healthcare more personalized, more convenient and more effective, but recent events show they may pose some very serious risks to patients, sometimes resulting in inaccurate diagnoses that could…
  • May 18

    May is National Physical Fitness and Sport Month

    May is National Physical Fitness and Sport Month
    According to the CDC, more than a third of adults in the U.S. are obese and another third are overweight; obesity also affects about 18 percent of kids from age 6 to 19, and an amazing 12 percent of kids aged just two to five years. Obesity…
Rank this Week: 2426

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/
  • May 29

    Panel Warns About Endoscopes, But Advises Their Continued Use

    Panel Warns About Endoscopes, But Advises Their Continued Use
    The February outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriacaea (CRE) at a Los Angeles hospital prompted the FDA to assemble a panel of experts to determine the fate of the device responsible for spreading the infection. A couple of weeks…
  • May 28

    When Hospitals Focus on Patient Happiness Instead of Patient Safety

    When Hospitals Focus on Patient Happiness Instead of Patient Safety
    As part of the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”), Medicare payments to hospitals are based on several accountability factors including measurable quality outcomes and a more subjective “patient satisfaction” rating.…
  • May 27

    The Error Rate Rises When Machines Override Human Judgment

    The Error Rate Rises When Machines Override Human Judgment
    If Google maps has made you less able to find your way around a printed version, consider that some people believe that advanced medical technology has led to some epically stupid human medical errors. Megan McArdle, a columnist for…
Rank this Week: 1289

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/
  • May 29

    Expanded Takata Airbag Recall Goes National – New Information

    Expanded Takata Airbag Recall Goes National – New Information
    Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata has announced that it would double the size of its initial airbag recall, expanding nationally to include 34 million vehicles. The reversal comes after more than ten years of denying any defects, and makes…
  • May 22

    Basic Pool and Water Safety: Keeping Children Safe

    Basic Pool and Water Safety: Keeping Children Safe
    Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer for many families around the country. Children everywhere are sure to start pestering their parents about trips to the beach or public pool. Swimming is a fantastic source of…
  • May 21

    2015 Summer Driving Season: Time for Click It or Ticket Campaign

    2015 Summer Driving Season: Time for Click It or Ticket Campaign
    Summer driving season is finally here. As usual, this Memorial Day Weekend comes with a safety reminder from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. On May 18th, the NHTSA kicked off its annual Click It or Ticket campaign, urging…
Rank this Week: 2618

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/
  • May 29

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: May 25-29, 2015

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: May 25-29, 2015
    As we close out our short four day week here at Koprince Law, there was no shortage of news on hand. This week’s top articles feature stories from news sources such as The Hill, Set-Aside Alert, Federal News Radio, GovConChannel…
  • May 29

    GAO: Initial Proposal “Nullified” By Solicitation Amendment

    GAO: Initial Proposal “Nullified” By Solicitation Amendment
    When an initial proposal is nullified by a subsequent solicitation amendment, an offeror must timely resubmit its proposal–or be eliminated from the competition. As one offeror recently learned, an agency can nullify initial proposals…
  • May 27

    GAO: Agency Need Not Raise Offeror’s High Price In Discussion

    GAO: Agency Need Not Raise Offeror’s High Price In Discussion
    When an agency decides to hold discussions with offerors, must it discuss with an offeror the price proposed for the contract? Not unless that offeror’s proposed price is so high as to be unreasonable. As the GAO held in a recent bid…
Rank this Week: 3357

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • May 29

    DC Circuit Holds Groups Lack Standing to Challenge Two Controversial U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Settlement Agreement

    DC Circuit Holds Groups Lack Standing to Challenge Two Controversial U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Settlement Agreement
    On Tuesday, May 26, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected (pdf) the National Association of Home Builders’ and three other associations’ (collectively, NAHB) challenge to separate…
  • May 19

    Federal Government Proposes Revisions to Endangered Species Act Regulation

    Federal Government Proposes Revisions to Endangered Species Act Regulation
    While a number of Endangered Species Act (ESA) reform bills continue to wind their way through Congress (see our May 6, 2015 post), yesterday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Marine Fisheries Service…
  • May 14

    Friday May 15th Is Endangered Species Day

    Friday May 15th Is Endangered Species Day
    This Friday, April 15, marks the 10th anniversary of Endangered Species Day. Events are scheduled throughout the country to recognize conservation efforts to protect endangered species and their habitats, which have occurred primarily as a…
Rank this Week: 4922

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/
  • May 29

    IBM cloud computing services earns $7.7 billion over the past year

    IBM cloud computing services earns $7.7 billion over the past year
    IBM’s most recent quarterly earnings report indicates that the company is seeing rapid growth in its cloud business revenues, which increased 75 percent year-over-year, resulting in total cloud revenues of $7.7 billion in the twelve…
  • May 29

    Supreme Court holds belief of invalidity not a defense to inducement liability

    Supreme Court holds belief of invalidity not a defense to inducement liability
    In both theories of indirect patent infringement (i.e., inducement of patent infringement and contributory infringement), the patent owner must show that the defendant knew its activities were infringing. If the defendant can prove that it…
  • May 28

    Google surveillance programs bring out the creepier side of tech

    Google surveillance programs bring out the creepier side of tech
    The mainstream media has been aflame over a recently unveiled Google innovation which poses an Orwellian challenge to family privacy in the eyes of some critics. A patent application published May 21st by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office…
Rank this Week: 4939

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/
  • May 29

    Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction — No Longer Any Automatic Exemptions or Affirmative Defense

    Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction — No Longer Any Automatic Exemptions or Affirmative Defense
    Last week, EPA finally responded to the Sierra Club’s petition requesting that it eliminate exemptions and defenses for excess emissions resulting from startup, shutdown, or malfunction events.  EPA concluded that it needed to…
  • May 28

    EPA Defines “Waters of the United States”. The Sky Has Not Fallen.

    EPA Defines “Waters of the United States”. The Sky Has Not Fallen.
    Yesterday, EPA and the Army Corps finally released their long-awaited rule defining “waters of the United States.”  I’m actually with EPA and the Corps on this one.  It’s an important rule, and I’m glad…
  • May 27

    Easy Cases Make Better Law — Standing Edition

    Easy Cases Make Better Law — Standing Edition
    In an interesting, but not really difficult, decision on Tuesday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the National Association of Home Builders did not have standing to challenge a consent decree pursuant to which the Fish and…
Rank this Week: 3598

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment…

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment Blog

Covers environmental law. By Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal.

http://we-blog-meyerglitz.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Court Orders Advance Remedies Against Big Tobacco

    Court Orders Advance Remedies Against Big Tobacco
    The D.C. Circuit and the district court have issued new rulings that will require the largest cigarette companies to finally issue “corrective statements” disclosing the truth about their products, including forcing the companies…
  • May 1

    USDA Publishes And Requests Public Comment On Rulemaking Petition For Better Standards To Protect Primates Used In Research

    USDA Publishes And Requests Public Comment On Rulemaking Petition For Better Standards To Protect Primates Used In Research
    Today, the USDA published in the Federal Register for public comment a petition we filed last year on behalf of several clients, seeking stronger mandatory standards for the psychological well-being of primates used in research. The Petition,…
  • Apr 24

    Motion to Dismiss Granted in Wyoming Wild Horse Case

    Motion to Dismiss Granted in Wyoming Wild Horse Case
    The Federal District Court of Wyoming granted our motion to dismiss a case brought by the State of Wyoming in an attempt to compel the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to remove wild horses from public lands across Wyoming. We moved to…
Rank this Week: 3928

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

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

    A Debriefing Is Not The Same As A Required Debriefing

    A Debriefing Is Not The Same As A Required Debriefing
    Good lawyers should live in fear of timeliness rules. No one wants to have a case dismissed because a deadline was missed. In Gorod Shtor, GAO dismissed a bid protest as untimely. In that case, the protester in a simplified acquisition…
  • May 11

    How to turn a winning protest into a losing protest

    How to turn a winning protest into a losing protest
    Here’s a test. If a Government solicitation contains an ambiguity, you should– (a) Hope no one notices; (b) Point it out to the contracting officer; (c) Wait until you lose the procurement, then file a protest. If you chose (a),…
  • Apr 28

    GAO recognizes that protest attorneys can add value

    GAO recognizes that protest attorneys can add value
    After spending a significant amount of money on preparing a proposal, a disappointed bidder may sometimes think twice about spending still more money on protest attorneys. However, a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) decision…
Rank this Week: 4195

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/
  • May 28

    Corporate Code of Conduct for Cuba Transaction

    Corporate Code of Conduct for Cuba Transaction
    Editorial Note: There is a lot of legalese in this post, by design.  If you have any questions, please call or email. Thank you. We’ve seen a large spike in Cuba-related inquiries this year at our law firm. Yet, as I told…
  • May 21

    Trafficking With the Enemy, American Taxpayers Deserve Better

    Trafficking With the Enemy, American Taxpayers Deserve Better
    Do Your Due Diligence Before Engaging in Authorized Transactions in Cuba, Especially When it Comes to the Confiscated Lands Issue The idea that travel by U.S. persons to Cuba will result in meaningful political and economic reform on the…
  • May 19

    El Salvador Needs Economic Development, Rule of Law

    El Salvador Needs Economic Development, Rule of Law
    Latin America is a policy backwater in this town, but that needs to change. Really change. It is one of many important, yet seemingly not significant enough regions in the world that, for some odd reason, fails to garner much-needed…
Rank this Week: 4984

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/pct-law-group-legal-insights/
  • May 27

    Court Rules Who Owns a Company’s Millions of Facebook Like

    Court Rules Who Owns a Company’s Millions of Facebook Like
    Stacey Mattocks, an insurance agent and TV superfan, is credited with helping to revive a TV comedy “The Game”  about the lives of professional football players and their wives and girlfriends. After it was…
  • May 19

    Law Review: The Case Against Federalizing Trade Secrecy

    Law Review: The Case Against Federalizing Trade Secrecy
    Will a federal civil cause of action create greater uniformity for trade secret protection? The idea of creating a private cause of action for trade secret misappropriation under federal law is gaining traction, according to Christopher…
  • May 13

    EEOC’s Most Aggressive Regional Office

    EEOC’s Most Aggressive Regional Office
    Led by five aggressive regional office s, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed 148 enforcement suits against employers in FY2103, mostly alleging claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title…
Rank this Week: 1627

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • May 27

    Studying for the Bar?

    Studying for the Bar?
    Looking for sample Bar Exam questions?  Check out the library’s Bar Exam Research Guide.  We highlight books and web sites offering sample questions for your review. We also link to the state Bar Associations for those looking…
  • May 14

    Ballghazi and Sports Corruption around the World

    Ballghazi and Sports Corruption around the World
    Scandals in sports are about as unexpected as scandals in politics, right? But how often do the skies open and send us a scandal as entertaining as Deflategate? The ball jokes alone are enough to send those of us who have the maturity of a…
  • May 13

    Interested in Learning a New Language?

    Interested in Learning a New Language?
    Did you know the law library subscribes to Pronunciator and Mango Languages? Pronunciator covers 80 languages, and Mango covers 65 languages. Both language learning services can be accessed through the law…
Rank this Week: 1516

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • May 26

    Dependent Claims Give Rise To Improper Broadening Reissue

    Dependent Claims Give Rise To Improper Broadening Reissue
    In ArcelorMittal France v. AK Steel Corp., the Federal Circuit found that the addition of a dependent claim to a reissue application improperly broadened the scope of the original independent claims beyond the two-year period for a…
  • May 20

    Patent Safe Harbor Applies To Supplemental New Drug Application

    Patent Safe Harbor Applies To Supplemental New Drug Application
    On May 13, 2015, the Federal Circuit confirmed in Classen Immunotherapies, Inc. v. Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. that the safe harbor provisions of 35 U.S.C. § 271(e)(1) can shield post-FDA approval activities from liability for patent…
  • May 18

    Federal Circuit Finds No Direct Infringement Of Akamai Patent

    Federal Circuit Finds No Direct Infringement Of Akamai Patent
    The Federal Circuit issued its remand decision in Akamai Technologies, Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc., this time affirming the district court decision that Limelight was not liable for infringing Akamai’s patents because Limelight had…
Rank this Week: 3869

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: 3621

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: 3735

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/
  • May 22

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Constitutionality of Hawaii Pay-to-Play Ban

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Constitutionality of Hawaii Pay-to-Play Ban
    As we advised back in 2010, Hawaii is among an ever-expanding list of states which have seen their pay-to-play laws challenged on constitutional grounds. Just this week, however, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit…
  • May 10

    Big Bond Firms Test the MSRB’s Compliance Line

    Big Bond Firms Test the MSRB’s Compliance Line
    Readers of this blog know that MSRB Rule G-37 regulates the political contribution activities of banks and other entities which initiate the principal sales of municipal bonds. Specifically, Rule G-37 provides that any broker, dealer or…
  • Apr 27

    April Showers Bring… Another Round of Pay-to-Play Changes in the State of Maryland

    April Showers Bring… Another Round of Pay-to-Play Changes in the State of Maryland
    Spring may have sprung in the mid-Atlantic, but those contracting and doing business with the State of Maryland don’t feel like they’re receiving anything close to a flowery reception from the Maryland General Assembly this April.…
Rank this Week: 3593

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/
  • May 22

    Thirty-Four Million Cars Affected by Most Recent Takata Airbag Recall

    Thirty-Four Million Cars Affected by Most Recent Takata Airbag Recall
    Earlier this month, Japan-based airbag manufacturer Takata announced the largest auto-part recall in United States history, affecting over 34 million automobiles. Takata is the second-largest airbag manufacturer in the world, behind only…
  • May 15

    One Seriously Injured in DC Train Accident

    One Seriously Injured in DC Train Accident
    With the tragic Philadelphia train accident still dominating the news, it may have been easy to overlook another train accident that occurred closer to home, here in Washington, DC. Earlier this week, a MARC train struck and seriously injured…
  • May 8

    Driver Who Tweeted “2 Drunk 2 Care” Before Fatal Accident Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison

    Driver Who Tweeted “2 Drunk 2 Care” Before Fatal Accident Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison
    Last year, two young women were killed in a drunk-driving accident on the Sawgrass Expressway in Florida. According to one news report by the Washington Post, the accident occurred when a drunk driver began traveling down the Expressway the…
Rank this Week: 3906

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • May 21

    The Insurance Benefits From Early Discovery Of Employee-Caused Losse

    The Insurance Benefits From Early Discovery Of Employee-Caused Losse
    Earlier this month, we posted about the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio’s decision that a credit union’s insurance policy was not invalid from the start because of its employee’s misrepresentations on…
  • May 14

    The Inbox – When Suits Break Bad

    The Inbox – When Suits Break Bad
    Federal prosecutors recently indicted David Colletti, a former VP of marketing with MillerCoors LLC, on charges relating to a scheme to embezzle $7 million from the beer brewing giant. Mr. Colletti, a thirty-year veteran of the company,…
  • May 13

    In Reversal of Fortune, Court of Appeals Finds Ambiguity in Executive’s General Release

    In Reversal of Fortune, Court of Appeals Finds Ambiguity in Executive’s General Release
    Last May, we covered a decision by a Michigan federal court that torpedoed Debourah Mattatall’s claims against her former employee, Transdermal Corporation.  Now, thanks to a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the…
Rank this Week: 2438

Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

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

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
  • May 20

    FERC Approves Gas Modernization Policy

    FERC Approves Gas Modernization Policy
                    In November 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) proposed a Policy Statement on Cost Recovery Mechanisms for Modernization of Natural Gas Facilities in…
  • May 8

    CFTC Plans To Lighten Regulatory Burdens on End-Users Trading Commodity

    CFTC Plans To Lighten Regulatory Burdens on End-Users Trading Commodity
              On April 30, 2015, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“Commission” or “CFTC”) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend its commodity trade option regulation. The…
  • Apr 29

    Jennings Strouss Attorneys Recognized in 2015 Washington DC Super Lawyers®

    Jennings Strouss Attorneys Recognized in 2015 Washington DC Super Lawyers®
    Washington, D.C. (April 29, 2015) – Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC announced that firm members Debra D. Roby, Joel L. Greene, Gary J. Newell, Alan I. Robbins and Deborah A. Swanstrom have been…
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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
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Beyond Telecom Law Blog

Beyond Telecom Law Blog

Covers telecom policy, services agreements and data security/privacy. By Keller and Heckman LLP.

http://www.beyondtelecomlawblog.com
  • May 19

    Open Internet Order: Appellate Advocacy at Full Throttle

    Open Internet Order: Appellate Advocacy at Full Throttle
    The appeals of the Open Internet Order have been consolidated in United States Telecom Assoc. v. FCC, No. 15-1063 (and consolidated cases) (D.C. Cir. filed Mar. 23, 2015).  Thus, the court that decided Verizon v. FCC will rule on the…
  • Mar 30

    The Open Internet Order - In Brief

    The Open Internet Order - In Brief
    The entry summarizes the major elements of the Open Internet Order.  An analysis of the FCC’s policy determinations and reasoning for regulating broadband internet access service as a Title II telecommunications service will be…
  • Feb 19

    Net Neutrality: Neutral on Broadband Investment

    Net Neutrality: Neutral on Broadband Investment
    The FCC’s Monthly Meeting scheduled for 26 February 2015 is both widely-anticipated and one in series of continuing events.  The FCC will likely adopt its net neutrality order and order preempting certain state restrictions on…
Rank this Week: 3649

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: 3694

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: 3622

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/
  • May 18

    Cell Tower Location Data Privacy Decision Reversed

    Cell Tower Location Data Privacy Decision Reversed
    Last July, we reported on United States v. Davis, an Eleventh Circuit decision in favor of privacy rights. In that case, a three-judge panel held that cell phone users have a reasonable expectation of privacy in their cell phone location…
  • May 11

    Laptops, Border Checks and The Fourth Amendment

    Laptops, Border Checks and The Fourth Amendment
    Photo: “LAX-International-checkin” by TimBray at en.wikipedia.   Developments in law are sluggish compared to the rapid rate of technological advancement, and courts must constantly apply old legal principles to technologies…
  • Mar 26

    Fifth Circuit Rules Only a Seaman Can Commit Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Fifth Circuit Rules Only a Seaman Can Commit Seaman’s Manslaughter
    A recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Court serves as a good reminder that criminal statutes say only what they say, and that it is up to the legislature to revise statutes to expand their scope if the…
Rank this Week: 4558

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…
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Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

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

    Pedestrian Collision

    Pedestrian Collision
    Pedestrian Collisions from Brien Roche Law Pedestrian collisions most often have an unfavorable outcome for the pedestrian. The number of pedestrians killed on US roadways has increased dramatically over the last five years. A total of 4735…
  • May 11

    Federal Tort Claims Case

    Federal Tort Claims Case
    Federal Tort Claims Cases from Brien Roche Law Federal tort claims cases are based on a limited waiver of immunity by the federal government. The waiver applies to negligence actions brought against a US employee acting in the scope of…
  • May 4

    Chronic Pain Treatment

    Chronic Pain Treatment
    Chronic Pain Treatment from Brien Roche Law Chronic pain treatment can be complicated. Chronic pain affects more people than cancer, diabetes, heart attack and stroke combined. There are more than 100 million sufferers in the United States.…
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Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • May 11

    Thank You Veterans!

    Thank You Veterans!
    The Kelley Drye team was honored to host a number of veterans and others at our Washington, DC office on Friday to view the Arsenal of Democracy, an antique air armada flyover to mark the 70th anniversary of V-E Day and the end of World War…
  • May 4

    Pa. Toxic Tort Settlement Shows Potential Danger in Benzene Exposure Lawsuit

    Pa. Toxic Tort Settlement Shows Potential Danger in Benzene Exposure Lawsuit
    A settlement recently reached between U.S. Steel Corp. and the widow of a Pennsylvania man allegedly exposed to benzene may fuel use of toxic tort lawsuits to sue over benzene exposures. The plaintiff argued that her husband, who had worked…
  • Apr 27

    Obama Administration Releases First Installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review

    Obama Administration Releases First Installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review
    The Obama Administration released the first installment of its Quadrennial Energy Review (“QER”), which focuses on energy transmission, storage, and distribution (“TS&D”). The QER was first launched in…
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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/
  • 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…
  • May 8

    Court Opinions: April 2015

    Court Opinions: April 2015
    In April 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…
  • May 7

    Legislation Introduced to Limit Damages for Unjust Imprisonment Claim

    Legislation Introduced to Limit Damages for Unjust Imprisonment Claim
    On March 31, 2015, on behalf of the Attorney General of the District of Columbia, the Chairman of the D.C. Council introduced the Unjust Imprisonment Amendment Act of 2015 (B21-150). The preamble to this proposed legislation states…
Rank this Week: 3182

Insurance Defense Blog

Insurance Defense Blog

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

http://www.insurancedefenseblog.us/
  • 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…
  • Aug 10

    Plaintiffs in DC cell phone litigation avoid knockout punch, for now

    Plaintiffs in DC cell phone litigation avoid knockout punch, for now
    "Can cell phones cause brain cancer?" With that question, which he did not answer, Judge Weisberg of the Superior Court for the District of Columbia began a 76-page discourse on the admissibility of the testimony of eight…
  • Aug 9

    Judicial estoppel based on bankruptcy filing affirmed in the District of Columbia

    Judicial estoppel based on bankruptcy filing affirmed in the District of Columbia
    I had previously written about judicial estoppel and lack of standing defenses that could arise from a plaintiff's prior bankruptcy filing. There is a recent decision in the District of Columbia in which judicial estoppel barred a plaintiff's…
Rank this Week: 4684

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
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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/
  • Apr 29

    Short Wins - the Barry Bonds Opinion Edition

    Short Wins - the Barry Bonds Opinion Edition
    The big news in this batch of opinions is not the conspiracy to import lobsters case, but, rather the Barry Bonds appeal. Mr. Bonds was prosecuted for evading a prosecutor's questions while testifying in a grand jury. And, now, thanks to an…
  • Apr 24

    Short Wins - the More on Restitution Edition

    Short Wins - the More on Restitution Edition
    It's a catch-up blast of short wins today following my Spring Break. My favorite of the bunch, continuing on our recent restitution cases, is United States v. Foley. There, the district court ordered restitution that was outside the offense…
  • Mar 25

    Maybe Not the Best Defense, or, Why a Gratuity is Not a Bribe, or Honest Services Fraud

    Maybe Not the Best Defense, or, Why a Gratuity is Not a Bribe, or Honest Services Fraud
    The Seventh Circuit's opinion in United States v. Hawkins - written by Easterbrook - presents a fascinating legal defense. When is getting money from someone for side benefits from the government bribery and when is it fraud? Mr. Hawkins and…
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Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Published by Nationally Focused Mesothelioma Attorneys. The Ferraro Law Firm

http://www.mesotheliomalawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Florida Asbestos Exposure Concerns Halt Mall Demolition Project

    Florida Asbestos Exposure Concerns Halt Mall Demolition Project
    Asbestos exposure is largely seen as a problem of the 20th Century, when asbestos the flame-retardant material was widely used in an array of products from insulation to brake pads. But we will continue to see the effects of this product…
  • Apr 28

    Take-Home Asbestos Case Nets $3.5M Verdict for Mesothelioma Victim's Family

    Take-Home Asbestos Case Nets $3.5M Verdict for Mesothelioma Victim's Family
    Most lawsuits stemming from a mesothelioma diagnosis are filed by or an behalf of workers who were exposed to deadly asbestos dust on the job. However, a growing number of successful claims are being brought by immediate family members of…
  • Apr 9

    Defendants Pursue Genetic Mutation Theory in Asbestos Case

    Defendants Pursue Genetic Mutation Theory in Asbestos Case
    A seemingly novel defense appears to be gaining steam as yet another defense team is pursuing the "genetic mutation" theory in a case of asbestos injury. The burgeoning hypothesis is that some people are genetically pre-disposed to…
Rank this Week: 3014

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/
  • 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…
  • Mar 4

    If You Have a Mortgage With Chase and Were in Bankruptcy, You May Be Getting a "Break" from Them Soon

    If You Have a Mortgage With Chase and Were in Bankruptcy, You May Be Getting a "Break" from Them Soon
    Admitting it was a "bad boy" handling mortgages in bankruptcy, Chase recently entered a settlement with the federal government to compensate more than 25,000 US homeowners. The settlement is subject to court approval. The United States…
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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/
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No Papered: A Washington DC…

No Papered: A Washington DC Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Scrofano Law.

http://blog.scrofanolaw.com/
  • Apr 6

    Challenging Enhancements in DC DUI

    Challenging Enhancements in DC DUI
    The penalty for second offenses in the District of Columbia for DUI’s includes a mandatory minimum jail term of ten days. It’s the only misdemeanor crime in the District of Columbia that carries mandatory minimum jail time. To…
  • Mar 6

    Road to Ruin: Virginia Proposal to Raise Reckless Driving Threshold Fail

    Road to Ruin: Virginia Proposal to Raise Reckless Driving Threshold Fail
    Although most Virginia drivers aren’t aware of it, their chance to avoid a Virginia misdemeanor conviction for Reckless Driving took a major blow last month. A proposal to raise the reckless driving threshold to 85 miles-per-hour was…
  • Feb 16

    The Effect of Palmer v. DC on DC Gun Law

    The Effect of Palmer v. DC on DC Gun Law
    Last year, in Palmer v. District of Columbia, a federal judge in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia held that the District of Columbia’s carrying a pistol statute was facially unconstitutional. In a lawsuit…
Rank this Week: 1545