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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: 275

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/
  • Apr 15

    Alarming Statistics on Medical and Obstetrical Error

    Alarming Statistics on Medical and Obstetrical Error
    We all turn to doctors and other healthcare providers to treat injuries and illnesses; however, sometimes a doctor actually causes harm. In fact, medical errors occur far more often than most people realize. Obstetrical errors, in particular,…
  • Mar 26

    Understanding the Implications of a Possible Supreme Court Ruling Against the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

    Understanding the Implications of a Possible Supreme Court Ruling Against the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
    This summer, the Supreme Court will hand down a decision in King v. Burwell that could have profound ramifications for the future of the Affordable Care Act, known colloquially as Obamacare. If the Supreme Court decides to rules against the…
  • Mar 26

    National Nutrition Month is Overshadowed by Uncertain, Controversial Guideline

    National Nutrition Month is Overshadowed by Uncertain, Controversial Guideline
    March is National Nutrition Month, a campaign managed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The goal of this campaign is to highlight the important of making smart, informed nutritional decisions in order to promote a healthier…
Rank this Week: 362

Whistleblower Law Blog

Whistleblower Law Blog

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

http://employmentlawgroupblog.com
Rank this Week: 395

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: 488

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 17

    Funeral Service for Louis Barnett to be Held April 21

    Funeral Service for Louis Barnett to be Held April 21
    Louis Barnett died on April 13, 2015 of a pulmonary aneurysm. My understanding is that Barnett and his wife were in the midst of a home renovation when his wife found him at the bottom of the basement stairs. A funeral service will be held in…
  • Apr 14

    Every Prosecutor Should Experience the Humiliation and Discomfort of an Arrest

    Every Prosecutor Should Experience the Humiliation and Discomfort of an Arrest
    Your client is charged with Leaving After Colliding – Property Damage.  This is the technical way of saying that he is charged with “hit-and-run” or “leaving the scene of an accident” as the offense is known…
  • Apr 14

    Every Prosecutor Should Experience the Humiliation and Discomfort of an Arrest

    Every Prosecutor Should Experience the Humiliation and Discomfort of an Arrest
    Your client is charged with Leaving After Colliding – Property Damage.  This is the technical way of saying that he is charged with “hit-and-run” or “leaving the scene of an accident” as the offense is known…
Rank this Week: 643

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 15

    Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Issues Guidance on the Use of Drone

    Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Issues Guidance on the Use of Drone
    On 29 March, the Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data published a guidance note that supplements previous guidance on the use of closed circuit television systems and for the first time addresses the increasing use of unmanned…
  • Apr 10

    Recording and Deck from Webinar: Update on New Russia Data Localization Law

    Recording and Deck from Webinar: Update on New Russia Data Localization Law
    Thank you to everyone who participated in the Hogan Lovells webinar "Russia Data Localization Update: New Details Emerge from Meetings with Russian Regulator" on 2 April 2015. This update follows an October 2014 presentation by Hogan Lovells…
  • Apr 8

    Court Allows FTC to Move Forward in “Common Carrier” Exemption Case

    Court Allows FTC to Move Forward in “Common Carrier” Exemption Case
    Last week, U.S. District Court Judge Edward M. Chen denied AT&T Mobility’s motion to dismiss the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC's) October 2014 complaint alleging that AT&T engaged in unfair and deceptive practices in…
Rank this Week: 649

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
  • Apr 16

    EEOC Issues Proposed Rule Addressing ADA Compliance and Wellness Program

    EEOC Issues Proposed Rule Addressing ADA Compliance and Wellness Program
    Ilyse Wolens Schuman The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued a proposal to provide guidance on how to structure an employee wellness program without running afoul of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The…
  • Apr 14

    EBSA Issues Much-Anticipated Proposed Fiduciary Rule

    EBSA Issues Much-Anticipated Proposed Fiduciary Rule
    Ilyse Wolens Schuman On April 14, 2015 the Employee Benefits Security Administration unveiled its proposal to re-define who is rendered a "fiduciary" of an employee benefit plan under ERISA by providing investment advice to…
  • Apr 14

    House and Senate Lawmakers Introduce Last-Ditch Legislative Efforts to Thwart NLRB Election Rule

    House and Senate Lawmakers Introduce Last-Ditch Legislative Efforts to Thwart NLRB Election Rule
    Ilyse Wolens Schuman On the day the National Labor Relations Board's contentious "ambush" election rule took effect, members of the House and Senate introduced bills to preserve elements of the previous and long-standing…
Rank this Week: 692

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/
  • Apr 5

    News Briefs: March 2015

    News Briefs: March 2015
    » On March 2, 2015, the Judicial Nomination Commission announced that it has recommended three individuals to fill a vacancy on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia due to the retirement of Judge Herbert B. Dixon Jr. The…
  • Apr 5

    Court Opinions: March 2015

    Court Opinions: March 2015
    In March 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…
  • Mar 29

    Legislation Enacted Amending Statute of Limitations Applicable to Third-Person Negligence Claims Brought By Recipients of Workers’ Compensation

    Legislation Enacted Amending Statute of Limitations Applicable to Third-Person Negligence Claims Brought By Recipients of Workers’ Compensation
    On February 26, 2015, the Workers’ Compensation Statute of Limitations Amendment Act of 2014 (Law 20-159) (the “Act”) became effective. By way of background, the District of Columbia Workers’ Compensation Act…
Rank this Week: 716

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/
  • Apr 15

    Americans Murdered By Terrorists, Do Not Matter

    Americans Murdered By Terrorists, Do Not Matter
    Americans murdered by a terrorist state, do not matter. The families of Americans seeking justice for murders by terror state, again, do not matter.That is the message that President Obama and his national security team telegraphed to the…
  • Apr 9

    Former US Pacific Fleet Commander: We Could’ve Taken Out Khomeini At the Knees, More

    Former US Pacific Fleet Commander: We Could’ve Taken Out Khomeini At the Knees, More
    Frank talk has become a rare commodity in this town. Most of the time one is subjected to a lot of ‘happy talk’. This goes for politicos, government officials, as well as think tank types. So when someone says something that…
  • Apr 5

    Whitewashing and Policy Laundering Cuban Terrorism, Part II

    Whitewashing and Policy Laundering Cuban Terrorism, Part II
    Despite evidence to the contrary, the Obama Administration appears to be moving forward with removing Cuba’s designation as a state sponsor of terrorism. According to various senior government sources in town, the announcement is…
Rank this Week: 787

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 17

    Play Hard, but Protect Your Eye

    Play Hard, but Protect Your Eye
    The weather’s getting warmer, and a lot of people just want to go outside and play. But remember, you can’t hit the ball if you can’t see it, and if you fail to wear eye protection during certain activities, you’re…
  • Apr 16

    Funding Shortfall Compromises Food Safety

    Funding Shortfall Compromises Food Safety
    You have to praise passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in 2010, the first major overhaul of food safety oversight in 70 years. It gave the FDA additional powers to prevent food-borne illnesses. But you also have to question…
  • Apr 14

    Why Should Organ Donors Suffer for Their Selflessness?

    Why Should Organ Donors Suffer for Their Selflessness?
    In addition to their willingness to undergo a potentially risky invasive procedure for the benefit of someone else, living organ donors also are financially generous. Their out-of-pocket expenses average $5,000 because, although a…
Rank this Week: 850

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: 828

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: 968

Washington DC Metro Medical…

Washington DC Metro Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice and birth injury cases. By Stein, Mitchell, Muse & Cipollone LLP

http://www.washingtondcmetromedicalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 4

    Study finds tort reform ineffective solution for reducing health care cost

    Study finds tort reform ineffective solution for reducing health care cost
    A recent study of Medicare spending in Texas found that doctors' fees for seniors and disabled patients remain high, despite an amendment to the Texas state constitution passed in 2003 to limit payouts in medical malpractice lawsuits. …
  • Aug 30

    Complications After Giving Birth

    Complications After Giving Birth
    Laurie A. Amell, Esq., a nurse and a medical malpractice attorney at Stein, Mitchell, Muse & Cipollone LLP, handled a case where defendant failed to diagnose a female patient properly. She gave a family history of malignant hypertension as…
  • Aug 27

    Stroke Prevention

    Stroke Prevention
    Strokes occur in patients when there is bleeding in the brain, or when a blood clot forms in the blood vessels of the brain or travels to the brain from a different organ, typically the heart. Factors that influence blood clot formation are…
Rank this Week: 927

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
  • 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…
  • Feb 11

    Video Interview: Discussing the FCC's Net Neutrality Proposal with LXBN TV

    Video Interview: Discussing the FCC's Net Neutrality Proposal with LXBN TV
    Following up on my posts on the subject, I had the opportunity to discuss FCC Commissioner Tom Wheeler's announcement of a new Net Neutrality proposal with Colin O'Keefe of LXBN. In it I explain why the FCC wouldn't really regulate the…
Rank this Week: 1107

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/
  • 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…
  • Mar 17

    Short Wins - The Flight Attendant Edition

    Short Wins - The Flight Attendant Edition
    This week's favorite Short Win is United States v. Gray. I say this less because of the legal issue involved - a jury instruction for "malice" - than for how much fun the opinion is to read. Here's the opening: Words are slippery things.…
  • Mar 16

    Restitution and Very Large Legal Fee

    Restitution and Very Large Legal Fee
    Restitution may be the most important issue that most criminal defense lawyers are uninterested in litigating. Folks who practice in the criminal space - even the white-collar space - tend to see themselves as a champion of liberty. They care…
Rank this Week: 1113

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: 1165

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
Rank this Week: 1281

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 16

    Majority Support for a Carbon Tax?

    Majority Support for a Carbon Tax?
    What are the politics of climate change?  A new poll done by Stanford University and Resources for the Future suggests that the public may be more ready to regulate carbon than has previously been thought.  When asked if “the…
  • Apr 14

    Perhaps a Corps Jurisdictional Interpretation is Final Agency Action After All

    Perhaps a Corps Jurisdictional Interpretation is Final Agency Action After All
    After Sackett, the question on everyone’s mind was “How far does it go?”  The first test of that question was the decision by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals – not known as a bastion of liberalism – in…
  • Apr 11

    If MassDEP Cannot Promulgate New Regulations Absent Compliance with Executive Order 562, What About Guidance Documents?

    If MassDEP Cannot Promulgate New Regulations Absent Compliance with Executive Order 562, What About Guidance Documents?
    For your humble blogger, Executive Order 562, recently issued by Governor Baker, is the gift that keeps on giving.  Receipt of a notice today regarding MassDEP’s consideration of its draft vapor intrusion guidance document made me…
Rank this Week: 1328

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/
  • Apr 15

    Quantifying the Dangers of Distracted Driving

    Quantifying the Dangers of Distracted Driving
    The month of April is designated as “Distracted Driving” month each year in the United States in an effort to bring awareness to the very real dangers of distracted driving.  “Distracted driving” is broadly…
  • Apr 2

    April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner April is being promoted by the National Safety Council as Distracted Driving Awareness Month.  As part of the campaign, NSC provides educational material on its website in…
  • Mar 27

    Six Common Dangers for Children In and Around Cars & How to Prevent Injury

    Six Common Dangers for Children In and Around Cars & How to Prevent Injury
    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner As parents, we make every effort to keep our children safe in the car, ranging from our choice of family vehicle to car seat selection to even having an expert check the car seat…
Rank this Week: 1315

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
Rank this Week: 1331

The Corporate Observer

The Corporate Observer

Offers a trial lawyer's perspective on corporate misconduct. By Steve Berk.

http://www.thecorporateobserver.com/
  • Jun 20

    A Sad Day for Small Business and Consumer

    A Sad Day for Small Business and Consumer
    Today’s 5 to 4 decision by the United States Supreme Court perhaps puts the final nail in the coffin of consumers’ and now small businesses’ abilities to assert their statutory rights  and maintain a “level…
  • Jun 6

    DC Bar Treasurer, Steven N. Berk: The Timing Was Right

    DC Bar Treasurer, Steven N. Berk: The Timing Was Right
    Until this past May, I hadn’t run for anything since the 8th grade.  Then it was president of the class, no less, but, it was 8th grade.  We’re talking about the tail end of the Nixon administration and a Cubs team that…
  • Apr 4

    T-Mobile’s Simplified Plans – Simply Misleading

    T-Mobile’s Simplified Plans – Simply Misleading
    T-Mobile made a splash last week when it announced it would begin carrying the iPhone without a contract. The company has also made headlines with a new advertisement campaign claiming We’re cancelling our membership in the…
Rank this Week: 1329

Child Safety Blog

Child Safety Blog

Covers building safety, cars, health insurance, legislation, medical malpractice, mental health, product liability, and vaccines. By Patrick Malone.

http://www.childprotectionblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    Parents: Beware of Oversharing on Social Media

    Parents: Beware of Oversharing on Social Media
    Although social media offers parents an opportunity to share useful information about their children and their health issues, a recent poll suggests many might be “oversharing,” and putting their childrens’ safety and…
  • Mar 20

    Don’t Give Melatonin to Kid

    Don’t Give Melatonin to Kid
    Melatonin, a hormone produced by the body, is a popular supplement among people who believe that it helps them sleep and to adjust their body clock (jet lag, shift changes). It’s also used to address a host of problems from macular…
  • Mar 13

    Study Questions Accepted Practice for Avoiding Peanut Allergy

    Study Questions Accepted Practice for Avoiding Peanut Allergy
    Peanut butter is to childhood as beer is to frat parties, but common practice for avoiding peanut allergies has been to keep some kids from eating the popular legume and its various products. But an impressive new study has shown that the…
Rank this Week: 1448

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

By Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC.

http://lawblog.boilapc.com/
Rank this Week: 1493

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

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

http://www.insideprivacy.com
Rank this Week: 1508

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 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…
  • Feb 26

    Apple Loses Big to Small Texas Firm in Patent Case

    Apple Loses Big to Small Texas Firm in Patent Case
    It was the case of a massive technology firm versus a small company accusing it of patent violations. The outcome revealed that once again, civil litigation is one way to even the playing field between disparate parties. In the end, deep…
  • Feb 12

    Pharmacies, Manufacturers Held Accountable With Qui Tam Litigation

    Pharmacies, Manufacturers Held Accountable With Qui Tam Litigation
    A pharmaceutical manufacturer of a heartburn drug has settled a kickback scheme allegation made in a civil qui tam lawsuit for nearly $8 million. The company, AstraZeneca LP, produces a drug sold under the brand name "Nexium." Two former…
Rank this Week: 1623

Workplace Discrimination Blog

Workplace Discrimination Blog

Covers legislation and case law pertaining to workplace discrimination and retaliation. By The Employment Law Group.

http://workplacediscriminationblog.com/cms/index.php
Rank this Week: 1607

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 17

    FedBid And The SBA: My Interview With Francis Rose

    FedBid And The SBA: My Interview With Francis Rose
    Earlier this month, the GAO sustained two protests filed by Latvian Connection LLC–one on a State Department procurement and one on a Department of Interior procurement–because Latvian Connection’s FedBid usage had been…
  • Apr 14

    HUBZone Fraud: $250,000 Settlement In “Virtual Office” Case

    HUBZone Fraud: $250,000 Settlement In “Virtual Office” Case
    A small business and its owner have agreed to pay $250,000 to resolve HUBZone fraud allegations, including a claim that the company’s HUBZone office was a “virtual” location where no employees actually worked. According to a…
  • Apr 13

    GAO Doubles Down On FedBid/COC Ruling

    GAO Doubles Down On FedBid/COC Ruling
    The GAO has sustained a second protest based upon FedBid’s suspension of a contractor from its system. For the second time in less than one week, the GAO held that the contractor’s suspension from FedBid–and resulting…
Rank this Week: 1769

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 7

    Obama Executive Order Targets International Cyberattacks Against U.S. with New Sanction

    Obama Executive Order Targets International Cyberattacks Against U.S. with New Sanction
    By Gwen Jaramillo and Shrutih V. Tewarie As part of a series of measures aimed at increasing preparedness and defenses against international cyberattacks on U.S. industries and government agencies, on April 1, President Obama issued…
  • Feb 23

    HIPAA Compliant Technology and the Importance of Encryption

    HIPAA Compliant Technology and the Importance of Encryption
    We welcome this guest blog by Gene Fry, Compliance Officer, Scrypt, Inc. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) sets the standard for protecting sensitive patient data. This means that any covered entity (CE) or…
  • Feb 19

    Privacy Issues in Smart Electrical Grids: Another Internet of Things Problem

    Privacy Issues in Smart Electrical Grids: Another Internet of Things Problem
    Smart grids – electrical grids that allow two-way communication between utilities and consumers – represent an exciting frontier in the Internet of Things, with ramifications for energy efficiency, weather resiliency and…
Rank this Week: 1859

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 14

    Premises Liability Component

    Premises Liability Component
    Premises Liability Components from Brien Roche Law Premises Liability Components Injury attorney Brien Roche reports that one thing that distinguishes premises liability claims from other types of tort claims is that the party who is injured…
  • Feb 23

    Corporate Officer Liability

    Corporate Officer Liability
    Corporate Officer Liability from Brien Roche Law Corporate officer liability may be a way of casting a bigger net.  By casting a bigger net I mean attempting to better protect an injured plaintiff from the misdeeds of a corporation.…
  • Feb 6

    Injury Claim Mistake

    Injury Claim Mistake
    Injury Claim Mistakes from Brien Roche Law Injury claim mistakes by the claimant can undermine any claim.  There are many elements to a personal injury case.  There likewise are countless ways that a truly injured person can harm…
Rank this Week: 1845

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: 1778

Price Benowitz Law Blog

Price Benowitz Law Blog

Covers Maryland and DC personal injury issues.

http://pricebenowitzlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 31

    DC Bike Laws for Riding on the Street or Sidewalk

    DC Bike Laws for Riding on the Street or Sidewalk
    Riding a bicycle in an urban environment like Washington DC, can be a confusing experience. Should you ride in the street with other vehicles?
  • Dec 31

    DC Bike Laws for Riding on the Street or Sidewalk

    DC Bike Laws for Riding on the Street or Sidewalk
    Riding a bicycle in an urban environment like Washington DC, can be a confusing experience. Should you ride in the street with other vehicles?
  • Dec 19

    DC Contributory Negligence in Bike Accident

    DC Contributory Negligence in Bike Accident
    People are excited about bicycles in Washington, DC. According to the DC Department of Transportation, 9,300 District residents biked to work in 2010.
Rank this Week: 1799

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Covers business, health care, intellectual property and media law.

http://pkjlawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 2

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On
    If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans permanently traumatized by the government’s highly lauded, but horribly executed, loan modification program, take heart.  I’m here to tell you that there’s another government…
  • Feb 2

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On
    If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans permanently traumatized by the government’s highly lauded, but horribly executed, loan modification program, take heart.  I’m here to tell you that there’s…
  • Oct 27

    The Lincoln Lawyer

    The Lincoln Lawyer
    Before Abraham Lincoln became our greatest president, he was a great corporate lawyer.  And before he was a corporate lawyer, he was a brilliant trial lawyer. In the 1840s, Lincoln represented a Revolutionary War widow who had been bilked…
Rank this Week: 1861

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/
  • Apr 18

    Patent Cost: Understanding Patent Attorney Fee

    Patent Cost: Understanding Patent Attorney Fee
    Fees for patent attorneys are going to vary quite significantly depending upon the geographical market and the attorney's level experience. Based on 2011 economic data, the national average for a partner level attorney is $441 per hour, the…
  • Apr 17

    Uncle Sam the Patent Troll Sues to Stop Generic HIV Drug

    Uncle Sam the Patent Troll Sues to Stop Generic HIV Drug
    HHS is suing a defendant that merely wants to market a generic version of a drug that is used to treat patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Not only is the United States government a patent troll, but the government is also…
  • Apr 17

    Biofuel Innovations Look to Sustainably Fuel the Future

    Biofuel Innovations Look to Sustainably Fuel the Future
    Although the consequences posed by climate change could be dire, there’s no reason to believe that human ingenuity and innovation cannot provide a path forward to answer these challenges... Methods of developing fuel from biological…
Rank this Week: 2102

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 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…
  • Dec 5

    High court ends Liberty University lawsuit over ObamaCare

    High court ends Liberty University lawsuit over ObamaCare
    The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a challenge to ObamaCare brought by a Virginia-based Christian university, ending for now one of the biggest remaining legal fights against the health care law. The justices, in turning away the…
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The Kong Firm Blog

The Kong Firm Blog

The official blog of The Kong Firm PLLC, focusing on current topics of interest in the fields of Employment Law, Litigation and Federal Government Contracting

http://blog.thekongfirm.com/
  • Oct 13

    Non-Competes Are Unenforceable, Right? Recent VA and MD Cases Provide Some Insight

    Non-Competes Are Unenforceable, Right? Recent VA and MD Cases Provide Some Insight
    I can't even tell you the number of times I get into a discussion with a friend or ex-colleague who has just been terminated about non-competes.  And almost every time, the conclusion ends this way: "I've heard that  non-competes are…
  • Oct 5

    What Comes Around Goes Around: Is This The Beginning of the End for Alaska Native Corporations?

    What Comes Around Goes Around: Is This The Beginning of the End for Alaska Native Corporations?
    If you are a small business Federal contractor and have ever lost a contract to an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), you probably had a smile of satisfaction on your face last week as you were reading the Washington Post. In an expose and…
  • Sep 21

    One-time Eligibility Under SBA's 8(a) Program

    One-time Eligibility Under SBA's 8(a) Program
    As the number of Federal Government contracting dollars begins to dwindle under the Obama Administration, many small businesses are looking for a leg up on the competition, and the 8(a) Business Development Program of the U.S. Small Business…
Rank this Week: 2113

All of DC is Still the 'Hood

All of DC is Still the 'Hood

Life as a Howard University School of Law student in Washington, DC

http://selaw.wordpress.com
  • Jun 4

    Minority = Diversity

    Minority = Diversity
    Today, at around 6:00pm, I learned how not to play the game of getting an offer from a BigLaw firm.  I had a long day because I was working on multiple assignments and having lunch and coffee, you know the normal workday as a summer…
  • Jun 4

    Minority = Diversity

    Minority = Diversity
    Today, at around 6:00pm, I learned how not to play the game of getting an offer from a BigLaw firm.  I had a long day because I was working on multiple assignments and having lunch and coffee, you know the normal workday as a summer…
  • Jun 1

    First Day at the Firm

    First Day at the Firm
    So today was my first day at the BigLaw firm, and like all other summers starting today, I now have a huge headache.  My headache probably started around 2:3opm, which was right around the time that we took our first break from our 3-hour…
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PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Apr 13

    Stricter Standing For Inter Partes Review?

    Stricter Standing For Inter Partes Review?
    Neither the statutes nor the regulations governing Inter Partes Review (IPR) require the party challenging the patent to have been charged with infringement, or even to establish any interest in practicing the claimed subject matter. While…
  • Apr 8

    Apotex Has Standing Despite Benicar Patent Disclaimer

    Apotex Has Standing Despite Benicar Patent Disclaimer
    In Apotex Inc. v. Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., the Federal Circuit held that Apotex has standing to seek a declaratory judgment that it does not infringe Daiichi Sankyo’s patent, even though Daiichi Sankyo has disclaimed the patent such that…
  • Apr 7

    Waiting On Sequenom

    Waiting On Sequenom
    As I write this there’s a voice in my head saying, “Be careful what you wish for!” but it has been five months since Sequenom was argued at the Federal Circuit, and the court has yet to issue its decision. (You can read my…
Rank this Week: 2207

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 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…
  • Mar 25

    Your Mom and the Courts Agree: Naked Online Pix are Not OK

    Your Mom and the Courts Agree: Naked Online Pix are Not OK
    Since the 1990s and the rise of the Internet and social media, each one of us has become increasingly aware of the risks and dangers of unwanted posts and how fast a “discreet” image can go viral. The development and evolution of…
  • Mar 17

    Bureaucracy Unlimited

    Bureaucracy Unlimited
    This article first appeared on FEE.org – you can access this version at http://fee.org/freeman/detail/bureaucracy-unlimited Big Gov and Big Biz. Are they holding hands, shaking hands, or boxing? It depends on the day and the issue.…
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Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

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

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
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Case Notes Blog

Case Notes Blog

Covers federal, DC and Virginia law. By the Kaplan Law Firm.

http://www.thekaplanlawfirm.com/blog.php
  • May 14

    Overtime Collective Action Certified in Maryland

    Overtime Collective Action Certified in Maryland
    Working closely with the excellent attorneys at The Washington Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, and acting on behalf of two of my clients, I recently succeeded in having the United States District Court for the…
  • Apr 29

    Super Lawyers Honors Matthew B Kaplan a DC "Rising Star"

    Super Lawyers Honors Matthew B Kaplan a DC "Rising Star"
    I have been selected to the 2014 Washington DC Rising Stars list of distinguished attorneys by Super Lawyers Magazine. 0 comment
  • May 6

    Joining the Maryland Bar

    Joining the Maryland Bar
    I just learned that I passed the Maryland “Attorneys’ Bar,” which is obviously good news.  The Attorney’s Bar is a shortened bar exam that Maryland offers attorneys who have been practicing more than five…
Rank this Week: 2329

Legal Transformation: The Changing…

Legal Transformation: The Changing Legal Profession

Covers innovations in preparation, practice and the profession. By Joshua Kubicki.

http://joshuakubicki.com/blog/
  • Mar 4

    2013 was a Big Year for Legal Startups; 2014 Could Be Bigger

    2013 was a Big Year for Legal Startups; 2014 Could Be Bigger
    Roughly $458 million was invested into legal startups in the last year by investors. This is a remarkable increase from the $66 million invested in 2012. And 2014 began with a strong January seeing almost $12 million done in four deals.…
  • Oct 15

    Recent TechCocktail article.

    Recent TechCocktail article.
    HEALTHFUNDR TAPS HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY TO FUND HEALTHCARE STARTUPSHealthcare is hot. With a massive aging population, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and a growing focus on health data, healthcare is a market of great interest,…
  • Aug 9

    Service Design | Lawyers' Built-in Advantage

    Service Design | Lawyers' Built-in Advantage
    Lawyers and law firms are not taking full advantage of one of the most powerful tools they have over other lawyers and new legal services entrants – the attorney-client relationship.  Nobody in the commercial markets enjoys such a…
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Whistleblower Qui Tam Law Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Law Blog

Covers cGMP violations, anti-kickback laws and public disclosure. By Stein, Mitchell, Muse & Cipollone LLP

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlaw.com/
  • Aug 14

    Investigations Question the Medical Necessity of Some Cardiac Procedures Performed at HCA Hospital

    Investigations Question the Medical Necessity of Some Cardiac Procedures Performed at HCA Hospital
    Recently, the New York Times reported that HCA, the largest for-profit hospital chain in the United States with 163 facilities, knew as far back as 2002 and as recently as late 2010 that some of its cardiologists at multiple hospitals in…
  • Jul 18

    Department of Justice Officials Comment on the GSK Settlement

    Department of Justice Officials Comment on the GSK Settlement
    On July 2, 2012, a number of top officials from various government agencies gathered to announce the largest False Claims Act case in history. Deputy Attorney General James M.
  • Jul 17

    DaVita Settles Lawsuit Over Epogen Use

    DaVita Settles Lawsuit Over Epogen Use
    Recently, DaVita, Inc., a healthcare company that provides dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease, agreed to pay $55 million to resolve a decade long lawsuit filed by a whistleblower under the…
Rank this Week: 2159

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/
  • Apr 17

    No Facts to Back Business Owners’ Extortion Lawsuit Against Yelp!

    No Facts to Back Business Owners’ Extortion Lawsuit Against Yelp!
    The Ninth Circuit Court found absolutely no facts to support any of the business owners’ accusations against Yelp! Inc. A federal appeals court dismissed business litigation filed by small business owners who claimed Yelp!…
  • Apr 9

    Freaky Fast Noncompetes for Sandwich Makers?

    Freaky Fast Noncompetes for Sandwich Makers?
    Jimmy John’s, the restaurant franchise, is requiring all workers, including sandwich makers, to sign broad noncompetition agreements that restrict their employment opportunities for two years after leaving their cushy, highly technical…
  • Apr 6

    Companies Have a Right To Sue For Race Bia

    Companies Have a Right To Sue For Race Bia
    The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a Fourth Circuit decision that a minority-owned Virginia construction company has a racial identity that allows it to sue for discrimination over work for a public housing project. The…
Rank this Week: 2760

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 14

    Ambulance Response Times in D.C Cause Concern

    Ambulance Response Times in D.C Cause Concern
    There have been several recent incidents where slow ambulance response times resulted in seriously injured individuals having to wait a significant amount of time before receiving any type of emergency treatment. One Washington D.C. news…
  • Apr 7

    NFL Adopts New Safety Rule in Face of Pending Litigation

    NFL Adopts New Safety Rule in Face of Pending Litigation
    Earlier this month, the National Football League adopted a new rule that allows a medical professional on the sidelines to pause the game and determine if a player should be assessed for a concussion. The new rule was announced amidst…
  • Mar 24

    Maryland Appellate Court Denies Hospital’s Appeal in Glen Burnie Birth Injury Case

    Maryland Appellate Court Denies Hospital’s Appeal in Glen Burnie Birth Injury Case
    Earlier this month, Maryland’s highest court rejected a final appeal by MedStar Harbor Hospital in a birth-injury case that resulted in a $20.6 million verdict against the hospital. According to a recent article by the Baltimore Sun,…
Rank this Week: 2937

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Apr 14

    When is being beautiful a social disadvantage?

    When is being beautiful a social disadvantage?
    What happens when a contracting officer tells a woman that he “could not fathom the idea of [her] driving a backhoe or digging a trench in an excavator” because she “so gorgeous” she “should be in…
  • Mar 12

    Avoiding Wage and Hour Lawsuit

    Avoiding Wage and Hour Lawsuit
    The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has released its annual report on the number and types of lawsuits filed in the last year, and, once again, employee lawsuits under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) are among the most frequently…
  • Mar 9

    Subcontractors usually cannot look to the Government for payment

    Subcontractors usually cannot look to the Government for payment
    A decision issued last week by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit provides a painful reminder to subcontractors on U.S. Government contracts that their client is the prime contractor, not the Government, and that the prime…
Rank this Week: 2964