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DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice…

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

Covers medical malpractice, product liability, public health and tort reform. By Regan Zambri & Long.

http://www.dcmedmalblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    New Studies Highlight the Dreadful Reality of Concussions in College Football

    New Studies Highlight the Dreadful Reality of Concussions in College Football
    The nation is obsessed with NFL concussions and wants to know why they happen, what long-term effects they have on athletes and how the game of football should be changed to protect players. Yet our collective concern for college football…
  • Oct 30

    What Patients Need to Know about Electronic Medical Record

    What Patients Need to Know about Electronic Medical Record
    The proliferation of electronic medical records has, in many ways, benefited the health care industry. In theory, these sophisticated systems provide a centralized location for medical professionals to access and update patient information,…
  • Oct 23

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What Are Some Promising Advances?

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What Are Some Promising Advances?
    Frustratingly, breast cancer continues to be one of the leading causes of death among women, despite 40+ years of research into its etiology and billions of dollars spent to develop treatments for the disease and related cancers. However,…
Rank this Week: 244

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 278

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
  • Oct 29

    Supreme Court Weighs Scope of Whistleblower Protection Act

    Supreme Court Weighs Scope of Whistleblower Protection Act
    The U.S. Supreme Court next week will hear arguments in […]
  • Sep 6

    SEC Gives $300K to Whistleblower Working in Audit/Compliance

    SEC Gives $300K to Whistleblower Working in Audit/Compliance
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said it awarded more than $300,000 to a whistleblower who first reported wrongdoing internally — but then went to the feds after being ignored for four months. The SEC typically doesn’t…
  • Sep 3

    ARB Affirms Damages for Whistleblower, Expands Protective Rule

    ARB Affirms Damages for Whistleblower, Expands Protective Rule
    In affirming a pilot’s reinstatement and damages award, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board (ARB) showed that its new Speegle test — which makes it tougher for employers to justify the firing of…
Rank this Week: 291

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: 360

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: 389

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/
  • Oct 30

    Why Has the Cost of Generic Drugs Gone Crazy?

    Why Has the Cost of Generic Drugs Gone Crazy?
    Because of their traditionally lower cost, generic drugs have long been preferred by those who pay for prescription medicine — patients and insurers. But lately, the price of generic drugs has skyrocketed, and people in power want to…
  • Oct 29

    Expensive Proton Beam Technology Booms as Its Potential Remains Unclear

    Expensive Proton Beam Technology Booms as Its Potential Remains Unclear
    For years we’ve been writing about the overuse of proton beam therapy for cancer patients. But manufacturers and the doctors who use the massive, expensive equipment it requires remain head-scratchingly gung-ho. Proton therapy is…
  • Oct 27

    Congress Imposes Greater Oversight of Hospice Care

    Congress Imposes Greater Oversight of Hospice Care
    A recent wave of media attention to the shortcomings of hospice care — and the dangers they produce for patients — has prompted Congress to approve legislation subjecting such facilities to more frequent inspections. As the…
Rank this Week: 953

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/
  • Oct 28

    GAO: State Department Fails to Produce Reports on Iranian Adventurism in Latin America

    GAO: State Department Fails to Produce Reports on Iranian Adventurism in Latin America
    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) said last week that the Secretary of State needs to give Congress reports on Iranian activities in the Americas. The GAO report, Strategy to Counter Iran in the Western Hemisphere Has…
  • Oct 27

    Watching the Watchers, Modernizing Needed

    Watching the Watchers, Modernizing Needed
    When I worked on the Hill, securing information from a federal agency on about just anything was easy enough. Every now and then a Congressional request could hit a snag, however, produce they would eventually because the alternative…
  • Oct 22

    Cuban Docs Should be Banned from Ebola Fight, Restrict US-Cuba Flight

    Cuban Docs Should be Banned from Ebola Fight, Restrict US-Cuba Flight
    A nation that can barely keep up with public health emergencies within its own borders must not be allowed to engage in global efforts to contain Ebola. I’m talking about Cuba and the rather odd series of comments from…
Rank this Week: 902

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Oct 28

    Employee Wins Cross-Country Wage War Against CEO

    Employee Wins Cross-Country Wage War Against CEO
    The Supreme Court of Washington’s recent decision in Failla v. FixtureOne Corporation is noteworthy on two levels. First, it involved the surprising claim by a salesperson, Kristine Failla, that the CEO of her employer (FixtureOne) was…
  • Oct 27

    The Supreme Court’s Recent Decision on the Taxation of Severance Payment

    The Supreme Court’s Recent Decision on the Taxation of Severance Payment
    Today, we discuss taxes – specifically, the taxation of severance payments.  It has long been recognized that severance payments are “income” to an employee, and that employers must withhold federal income taxes from…
  • Oct 27

    The Inbox - What Would Woody Guthrie Think?

    The Inbox - What Would Woody Guthrie Think?
    Putting an imperious spin on a Woody Guthrie classic, I imagine Jimmy John’s singing, “This land is my land, this land is my land, from California to the New York island.” The sandwich giant has garnered a meaty amount of…
Rank this Week: 957

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
  • Oct 28

    Prepare Yourself for the ‘Risk-Based’ Approach to Privacy

    Prepare Yourself for the ‘Risk-Based’ Approach to Privacy
    Assuming a fair amount of hard work and that the EU institutions are able to put their political skills to good use, 2015 may be the year that sees the culmination of a legal modernisation process that has been running for the best part of…
  • Oct 24

    Conference on Medical Device and Healthcare Cybersecurity Highlights New Challenge

    Conference on Medical Device and Healthcare Cybersecurity Highlights New Challenge
    The medical internet of things is coming. That was the common recognition of participants at a two-day public workshop on “Collaborative Approaches for Medical Device and Healthcare Cybersecurity” co-sponsored by the Food and Drug…
  • Oct 23

    Hogan Lovells Launches Unmanned Aircraft Systems Group

    Hogan Lovells Launches Unmanned Aircraft Systems Group
    As commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems begins to take flight, the Hogan Lovells Privacy and Information Management practice has partnered with colleagues from across the firm to respond to the needs of manufacturers and operators of…
Rank this Week: 979

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
  • Oct 26

    It Is All About Respect

    It Is All About Respect
    The judge takes the bench at 9:15 am. That she does this every day without fail is a sign of respect for herself, for the system, and for every person who appears in front of her. And it makes the defense lawyer’s job easier too: Make…
  • Oct 25

    MSNBC on Blackwater Murder Verdict

    MSNBC on Blackwater Murder Verdict
  • Oct 23

    Worthy v. United States: The DCCA on Prior Consistent Statement

    Worthy v. United States: The DCCA on Prior Consistent Statement
    Just because you repeat something over and over does not make it true.  Nor are you permitted to “bolster” your own witness. A “prior consistent statement” – a witness’ previous statement that is…
Rank this Week: 977

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/
  • Oct 4

    The Government Gets Slapped Back to District Court in a Fake Stash House Robbery Case

    The Government Gets Slapped Back to District Court in a Fake Stash House Robbery Case
    Fake stash house robbery cases are an embarrassment to a civilized society. Here's what happens. An undercover ATF agent finds a guy and does some deals with him. He then tells the guy he knows of a stash house where there are a lot of…
  • Sep 22

    Short Wins - The "Silence is Golden" Edition

    Short Wins - The "Silence is Golden" Edition
    The most interesting case in the last two weeks, I think, is United States v. Shannon. There, the person accused of a crime simply didn't feel like talking to law enforcement - because, really, who would. The government crossed him on his…
  • Sep 15

    Short Wins - the Distribution of Child Pornography Gets (slightly) Limited Edition

    Short Wins - the Distribution of Child Pornography Gets (slightly) Limited Edition
    Child porn cases are turning out to be a surprisingly large portion of what's in federal court. Child pornography is gross and wrong, to be clear. But these cases are, I think, a symptom of a larger problem. All of us have times in our…
Rank this Week: 995

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: 1084

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/
  • Oct 30

    Announcing the "Baseball and the Law" Trivia Champ And Crossword Solution

    Announcing the "Baseball and the Law" Trivia Champ And Crossword Solution
    Congratulations to our Baseball and the Law Trivia Crossword Winner Alex Samuel!Alex is an IP attorney from Concord, NH. He is a 2012 graduate of the University of New Hampshire Law School. Alex was the first person to submit a completed…
  • Oct 28

    World Series Extra: Enter the LAW AND BASEBALL Trivia Contest

    World Series Extra: Enter the LAW AND BASEBALL Trivia Contest
    Over the course of my career I have had the great fortune to work at several law firms and work with lawyers who made important contributions to  "the law of baseball."I thought it would be fun to celebrate the 2014 World Series with a…
  • Oct 20

    "Shark Tank" Law and "Decomplexification" at the COLPM 2014 Futures Conference

    "Shark Tank" Law and "Decomplexification" at the COLPM 2014 Futures Conference
    Last Friday I had the honor of being named a “Fellow” in the College of Law Practice Management at their annual meeting and  2014 Futures Conference at Suffolk University Law School in Boston.  The conference …
Rank this Week: 1151

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/
  • Oct 29

    EPA’s Clean Power Plan: Potentially New and Improved?

    EPA’s Clean Power Plan: Potentially New and Improved?
    On Tuesday, EPA issued a Notice of Data Availability, requesting further comment on some specific issues that have been raised since it published its draft Clean Power Plan in June.  My immediate reaction?  My head hurts. I…
  • Oct 27

    Tenant Who Sublets A Superfund Site Is Not Likely To Be A CERCLA Liable Party

    Tenant Who Sublets A Superfund Site Is Not Likely To Be A CERCLA Liable Party
    It is generally the rule that a lessee who does not operate the property it rents will not be liable under CERCLA except in the unusual circumstance where the lessee qualifies as an “owner” of the property. …
  • Oct 24

    FERC’s Order 745 — Still In Effect For Now

    FERC’s Order 745 — Still In Effect For Now
    The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has stayed its mandate vacating FERC Order no. 745, regarding demand response.  The mandate is stayed at least until December 16, 2014, by which point FERC must petition the Supreme Court for review.…
Rank this Week: 1175

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: 1322

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/
  • Oct 24

    Segway Accident Results in Lawsuit Seeking Millions in Damage

    Segway Accident Results in Lawsuit Seeking Millions in Damage
    Earlier last year, a New York woman was taking a Segway tour of the National Mall when she sustained a nasty fall, shattering her elbow and requiring her to spend three days at George Washington University Hospital. According to one...
  • Oct 17

    Sam’s Club Recalls “Simply Right” Baby Wipe

    Sam’s Club Recalls “Simply Right” Baby Wipe
    Sam’s Club, the big-box chain owned and operated by the same owners as Wal-Mart, recently recalled a popular brand of baby wipes, fearing that the wipes may actually spread bacteria. In a report by one Fox News affiliate, the brand...
  • Oct 10

    Peanut Plant Responsible for Multiple Deaths Due to Salmonella Contamination

    Peanut Plant Responsible for Multiple Deaths Due to Salmonella Contamination
    Earlier last month, a federal jury found that a peanut plant owner, as well as two top executives, were guilty of conspiracy and fraud in relation to a salmonella outbreak that was caused by contaminated peanut butter. However, according…
Rank this Week: 1376

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: 1380

LexDigerati

LexDigerati

Focuses on technology policy, social media, intellectual property, antitrust and Internet isssues. By Glenn B. Manishin.

http://manishin.com/law
  • Oct 26

    Twitter Digest For Week of 10-20-2014

    Twitter Digest For Week of 10-20-2014
    Twitterstream from LexDigerati for week of 10-20-2014
  • Oct 19

    Twitter Digest For Week of 10-13-2014

    Twitter Digest For Week of 10-13-2014
    Twitterstream from LexDigerati for week of 10-13-2014
  • Oct 16

    K-Cups, Innovation and Interoperability

    K-Cups, Innovation and Interoperability
    Monopolists have no general duty to make their products work with those of competitors, but what about the situation where a dominant firm deliberately re-designs products to render them incompatible with others? That is the provocative…
Rank this Week: 1605

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: 1550

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 30

    Auto Insurance

    Auto Insurance
    Auto Insurance from Brien Roche Law You would think that the topic of auto insurance is a simple one.  Years ago some insurance carriers began writing auto insurance policies in what they call plain English.  Plain English to an…
  • Oct 26

    Ruptured Aneurysm

    Ruptured Aneurysm
    Ruptured Aneurysm from Brien Roche Law A ruptured aneurysm is typically a catastrophic event. An aneurysm may be in the brain or it may be in other parts of the body.  The ruptured aneurysm frequently leaves the patient barely conscious…
  • Oct 25

    What Kind of Compensation is Available for a Spinal Cord Injury Claim?

    What Kind of Compensation is Available for a Spinal Cord Injury Claim?
    What Kind of Compensation is Available for a Spinal Cord Injury Claim? from Brien Roche Law A spinal cord injury is a serious and life-altering experience that can impact the lives of victims both temporarily or permanently.  Because of…
Rank this Week: 1823

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/
  • Oct 30

    GovConChat: The CVE, WOSB Sole Sources, GSA Schedule, & More

    GovConChat: The CVE, WOSB Sole Sources, GSA Schedule, & More
    My friend Guy Timberlake of the American Small Business Coalition has launched GovConChat, which Guy described as a “candid and informative conversation with movers, shakers and thought-leaders from around the federal contracting…
  • Oct 29

    8(a) Fraud: Guilty Plea In Pass-Through Case

    8(a) Fraud: Guilty Plea In Pass-Through Case
    A California man faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to 8(a) fraud charges. According to a Department of Justice press release, Wesley Burnett admitted that his non-8(a) companies performed all of the work required under…
  • Oct 27

    VA CVE Improperly Disqualified SDVOSB, Says Federal Court

    VA CVE Improperly Disqualified SDVOSB, Says Federal Court
    SDVOSBs—and basic fairness and common sense—were big winners in a recent decision issued by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. In its decision, the Court held that the VA’s Center for Verification and Evaluation violated…
Rank this Week: 1798

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

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

    FDA Flunks Data Security Exam

    FDA Flunks Data Security Exam
    Last week, the HHS Office of Inspector General released a damning report on FDA’s data security:  “The objective of this review was to determine whether the FDA’s network and external Web applications were vulnerable to…
  • Oct 27

    The FTC Wants to Regulate the Internet of Things, Including Your Car

    The FTC Wants to Regulate the Internet of Things, Including Your Car
    The FTC recently filed a comment on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s advance notice of proposed rulemaking related to vehicle-to-vehicle communications.  The comment left no doubt that the FTC wants to regulate…
  • Oct 26

    Data Breach Prevention and Response: Avoiding Potential Pitfalls and Implementing Best Practices to Protect Your Company

    Data Breach Prevention and Response: Avoiding Potential Pitfalls and Implementing Best Practices to Protect Your Company
    If you were not able to join us for our October 17 program with Kroll, Data Breach Prevention and Response:  Avoiding Potential Pitfalls and Implementing Best Practices to Protect Your Company, we are happy to provide you with an…
Rank this Week: 1624

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…
  • 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…
  • Oct 22

    Cornell Scores in Forum Case

    Cornell Scores in Forum Case
    PKJ’s Timothy Cornell scored a significant victory Friday, when U.S. District Judge Richard G. Stearns dismissed a multimillion case against an Internet company, finding that the plaintiff was bound by his contract’s forum selection…
Rank this Week: 1653

Price Benowitz Law Blog

Price Benowitz Law Blog

Covers Maryland and DC personal injury issues.

http://pricebenowitzlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2058

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/
Rank this Week: 1909

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/
  • Oct 30

    Smithsonian Will Host Innovation Festival at National Air and Space Museum

    Smithsonian Will Host Innovation Festival at National Air and Space Museum
    The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will host an Innovation Festival Nov. 1 and 2, a collaboration between the Smithsonian and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The festival will highlight accomplishments of American…
  • Oct 30

    Patent Reform Dead if CAFC Reviews Willfulness En Banc

    Patent Reform Dead if CAFC Reviews Willfulness En Banc
    In a concurring opinion, Judge O’Malley, who was joined by Judge Hughes, wrote that she felt constrained by the Federal Circuit’s precedent in In re Seagate and Bard Peripheral Vascular v. W.L. Gore, but that recent Supreme Court…
  • Oct 29

    Dear Patent Troll: Drop Dead

    Dear Patent Troll: Drop Dead
    In 2012, Mr. Rust bought five patents from an inventor named Laurence Klein for exactly $1. He then set up 101 separate limited liability companies (LLCs), each with bizarre six letter names like IsaMai, BriPol, and HarNol. No one but Mr.…
Rank this Week: 2205

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/
  • Oct 30

    "What You Know That Just Ain't So": Is Conventional Wisdom about Certain Products Harming Us?

    "What You Know That Just Ain't So": Is Conventional Wisdom about Certain Products Harming Us?
    For individuals trying to live a healthy lifestyle, constantly changing recommendations can be confusing. For those following a low-fat diet high in whole grains, the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) recent study is alarming. The…
  • Oct 29

    What is Causing Dementia in Former NFL Players?

    What is Causing Dementia in Former NFL Players?
    The investigation continues into how head injuries affect NFL players. One of the most compelling details is the high prevalence of brain diseases in these athletes. According to recent data, almost one-third of all NFL players will contract…
  • Oct 24

    October Is Fire Safety Awareness Month: 8 Key Tips to Protect Your Family

    October Is Fire Safety Awareness Month: 8 Key Tips to Protect Your Family
    As chills spread across D.C., Maryland and Virginia, homeowners across the region are lighting up their chimneys for the first time this season and mulling hot apple cider. Unfortunately, these “first fires of the season” have the…
Rank this Week: 2418

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

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

http://www.insideprivacy.com
Rank this Week: 2406

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Oct 29

    Presidential Monument Power May Allow Obama to Unilaterally Restrict Access to Public Land

    Presidential Monument Power May Allow Obama to Unilaterally Restrict Access to Public Land
    The final mid-term election of a presidency typically represents the last election of consequence for the President, and the point where Presidents demonstrate an increased willingness to take actions that are politically unpopular or…
  • Oct 13

    Virginia Announces New Joint Fracking Review Proce

    Virginia Announces New Joint Fracking Review Proce
    Virginia recently announced a special joint review process between the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (“DMME”) and Department of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”) of applications to use hydraulic fracturing in…
  • Oct 10

    Department of Energy No Longer Issuing Conditional Approvals of LNG Export License

    Department of Energy No Longer Issuing Conditional Approvals of LNG Export License
    The Department of Energy (“DOE”) has announced that it will no longer be issuing conditional approvals of export licenses for liquefied natural gas (“LNG”).  DOE will instead wait until the Federal Energy…
Rank this Week: 2408

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: 2414

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Oct 28

    A Peek At The 60 Minutes GenePeeks Patent

    A Peek At The 60 Minutes GenePeeks Patent
    Thanks to Kyle Canavera, an associate in the Electronics practice of Foley & Lardner LLP, for providing insight for this article. On October 26, 2014, 60 Minutes aired a story called “Breeding Out Disease” that included a…
  • Oct 20

    Federal Circuit Judges Disagree On Use Of Post Filing Date Evidence Of Nonobviousne

    Federal Circuit Judges Disagree On Use Of Post Filing Date Evidence Of Nonobviousne
    On October 20, 2014, the Federal Circuit issued an order denying the petition for rehearing or rehearing en banc filed in Bristol-Meyers Squibb Co. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals, USA, Inc. While the order itself may not be surprising, with two…
  • Oct 14

    Finally Facing First Inventor To File Issue

    Finally Facing First Inventor To File Issue
    It has been over three years since the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act was signed into law by President Obama, and just over eighteen months since the effective date of the first-inventor-to-file changes to 35 USC § 102. While those…
Rank this Week: 2395

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/
  • Oct 24

    The Best Birth Control for Adolescent

    The Best Birth Control for Adolescent
    Many parents might not want to acknowledge it, but a lot of teenagers are having sex. A new study has identified the most effective contraception for adolescents who can't or won't delay sexual activity. Long-acting reversible contraception…
  • Oct 17

    Marijuana: Sometimes It’s Legal, but Always Dangerous for Children

    Marijuana: Sometimes It’s Legal, but Always Dangerous for Children
    With the increasingly relaxed laws on the use of marijuana, more youngsters are sampling weed with the idea that it’s safe. It’s not. Dr. Garry Sigman, director of the Adolescent Medicine division at Loyola University Health…
  • Oct 10

    Breakfast: One Way to Reduce Kids' Risk of Developing Diabete

    Breakfast: One Way to Reduce Kids' Risk of Developing Diabete
    Eating a healthful breakfast is good for you for many reasons, and a new study says that for kids, this regular practice can reduce the risk of developing diabetes. Type 1 diabetes, once referred to as “juvenile” diabetes,…
Rank this Week: 2124

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

By Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC.

http://lawblog.boilapc.com/
  • Oct 23

    2014 Ombudsman Annual Report

    2014 Ombudsman Annual Report
    The 2014 Ombudsman Annual Report, released by USCIS, indicated that the Request for Evidence rates for the L-1 intracompany transferee visa category is nearly 50 percent for the first half of the 2014 Fiscal Year.  This indicates a…
  • Oct 21

    New Case Law: If Conditional Permanent Residents are Eligible for 212(h) Waiver

    New Case Law: If Conditional Permanent Residents are Eligible for 212(h) Waiver
    On September 17, 2014 the BIA held in Matter of Ka A. Paek that an alien who was admitted to the United States as a conditional permanent resident is considered lawfully admitted for permanent residence and is barred from establishing…
  • Oct 16

    Recognizing Asylum Claims Based on Domestic Violence

    Recognizing Asylum Claims Based on Domestic Violence
    In Matter of A-R-C-G-, the BIA recently found that “married women in Guatemala who are unable to leave their relationship” may constitute as a particular social group.  This is a landmark decision that will better assist in…
Rank this Week: 2113

Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

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

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
  • Oct 21

    FERC Determines Compliance With Capacity Release Order to Show Cause

    FERC Determines Compliance With Capacity Release Order to Show Cause
                    In March of this year, the Commission initiated a show cause proceeding requiring all pipelines to either: (1) revise their tariffs in accordance with the Commission’s regulations…
  • Oct 7

    Pricing Electric System Reliability in MISO

    Pricing Electric System Reliability in MISO
    There have recently been two significant Orders from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") concerning System Support Resources ("SSRs") for the Midcontinent Independent System Operator ("MISO").
  • Sep 19

    Alternatives to Courthouse Litigation: Resolving Commercial Disputes Without Filing a Lawsuit

    Alternatives to Courthouse Litigation: Resolving Commercial Disputes Without Filing a Lawsuit
    Alston discusses why filing a lawsuit should be viewed as the final option to pursue a resolution in a commercial dispute. Exploring alternative dispute resolution options such as mediation and arbitration can often reduce expenses and time…
Rank this Week: 2313

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Published by Nationally Focused Mesothelioma Attorneys. The Ferraro Law Firm

http://www.mesotheliomalawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 25

    The Ferraro Law Firm Secures A $37 Million Jury Award

    The Ferraro Law Firm Secures A $37 Million Jury Award
    The Ferraro Law Firm's Florida asbestos lawyers successfully secured a $37 million verdict in favor of a client diagnosed with mesothelioma, following exposure to asbestos contained in brake lining. The plaintiff filed his case in…
  • Jun 2

    Rost v. Ford Motor Co. - Court Upholds Plaintiff Award, Clarifies "Any Exposure"

    Rost v. Ford Motor Co. - Court Upholds Plaintiff Award, Clarifies "Any Exposure"
    The type of argument that can be brought against defendants in asbestos lawsuits varies greatly among jurisdictions, based on the established case law in that region. Mesothelioma attorneys know that one of the ways in which we have seen…
  • Apr 22

    Judge Allows Punitive Damages in Asbestos Litigation

    Judge Allows Punitive Damages in Asbestos Litigation
    For many years now, courts throughout the country - including those in Florida - have restricted plaintiff collection of punitive damages in asbestos litigation. Plaintiffs could still win or settle cases for well into the six-figures, but…
Rank this Week: 2267

Hot Button Blog

Hot Button Blog

By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.hotbuttonblog.com
  • Sep 5

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update September 5, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update September 5, 2014
    As summer rolls to a close, the agencies continue to make announcements and roll out additional regulations. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) introduced the new CEO of Healthcare.gov, awarded grants to 147 health centers…
  • Aug 27

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 21, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 21, 2014
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) made announcements this week regarding the Open Payments system and the availability of Affordable Care Act (ACA) Consumer Assistance Program grant funds, issued a request for additional…
  • Aug 12

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 12, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 12, 2014
    August recess has begun on Capitol Hill. Congressmen and women and senators are home in their districts and states, and Capitol Hill staffers are catching up on piled up work. Nonetheless, last week Congressman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) released…
Rank this Week: 2411

Insurance Defense Blog

Insurance Defense Blog

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

http://www.insurancedefenseblog.us/
  • 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…
  • Mar 2

    Maryland federal court decision on broker's failure to procure insurance

    Maryland federal court decision on broker's failure to procure insurance
    In a recent case, a homeowner brought suit in Maryland federal court against her insurance broker for negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, negligent misrepresentation, intentional misrepresentation, and fraud, after her house sustained fire…
Rank this Week: 2213

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: 2431

Renewables Offshore Legal Blog

Renewables Offshore Legal Blog

Covers news and regulation of wave, tidal and offershore wind energy. By Carolyn Elefant.

http://lawofficesofcarolynelefant.com/renewablesoffshore
  • Oct 24

    FERC Market Pull Mechanisms for Marine Hydrokinetic and Other Small Renewable

    FERC Market Pull Mechanisms for Marine Hydrokinetic and Other Small Renewable
    Here’s a webinar on FERC market pull incentives for marine hydrokinetics and other small renewables.  It’s 50 minutes in length and you can access it at this link.  If you have any questions about the webinar or you’d like to contact…
  • May 16

    How the Urge To Merge May Drive A Surge in Offshore Renewable

    How the Urge To Merge May Drive A Surge in Offshore Renewable
    The latest injection of financial support for offshore renewables is coming from an unlikely and overlooked source:  electric utility mergers.    In February 2012, the offshore wind industry reaped substantial benefits from two utility…
  • May 16

    Corps of Engineers Issues Final Rule on Nationwide Permit for Small Water-based Renewable

    Corps of Engineers Issues Final Rule on Nationwide Permit for Small Water-based Renewable
    On February 21, 2012, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a Nationwide Permit 52 for small water-based renewable energy products.  I’ve tracked this issue for a while; announcing the Corps’ intent to develop an NWP for water based…
Rank this Week: 2212

Not Guilty

Not Guilty

Criminal defense blog written by female criminal defense attorney turned stay at home mom re-turned criminal defense attorney. By Mirriam Seddiq.

http://notguiltynoway.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    The gay marriage litmus test

    The gay marriage litmus test
    I use the term litmus test with only a vague understanding of it's meaning. I am, unfortunately, a science moron, and only remember something about paper turning purple if it's basic?
  • Jun 21

    More Unnecessary State Sanctioned Killing

    More Unnecessary State Sanctioned Killing
    I read an incredibly disturbing story today about a 26 year old former marine who was at home with his wife and two small children when a SWAT team broke into his house (ok, they had a search warrant which I'm sure was poured over by the…
  • Jun 20

    Are these your kids, ma'am?

    Are these your kids, ma'am?
    I am the mother of twin boys that will be four in August.  If you follow the blog you know that I had trouble conceiving, was on bedrest for over four months while pregnant, and then had a very difficult recovery.  All in all, actually…
Rank this Week: 2328

Green Building Law Brief

Green Building Law Brief

Covers green building and sustainability issues from a legal perspective. Edited by Will Pearce.

http://greenbuildinglawbrief.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Whiteford,Taylor & Preston Receives the President's Award from USGBC Maryland

    Whiteford,Taylor & Preston Receives the President's Award from USGBC Maryland
    On January 27, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston proudly accepted the President's Award from the USGBC-MD. WINTERGREEN, The Maryland Chapter of the U.S.
  • Apr 1

    Maryland Legislature Poised to Extend Option of "Benefit" Status to LLC

    Maryland Legislature Poised to Extend Option of "Benefit" Status to LLC
    Maryland limited liability companies that pride themselves on their commitment to environmental and social responsibility soon may be able to obtain legal recognition, separate from their less magnanimous competitors. If passed, Senate Bill…
  • Jun 30

    USGBC-Maryland's New Headquarter

    USGBC-Maryland's New Headquarter
    The USGBC Maryland Chapter will showcase its new Hunt Valley headquarters tomorrow, July 1, at 5:30 pm with a “See the Green Building Tour.”  For more information on the event and to register, click here. The new office is in Schilling…
Rank this Week: 2422

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: 2940

The D.C. Law Report

The D.C. Law Report

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

http://dclaw.net/
Rank this Week: 2698

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/
  • Aug 25

    S&W v. City of Columbia - Government Contracts Require Careful Review

    S&W v. City of Columbia - Government Contracts Require Careful Review
    It's common for planning, architecture, and construction firms to contract with local and state governments for the completion of certain projects, from bridges to office buildings. While the municipality is often seen as having the upper…
  • Aug 11

    Levey v. Brownstone Asset Mgmt. - Unwritten Business Agreements Fail to Protect Partner

    Levey v. Brownstone Asset Mgmt. - Unwritten Business Agreements Fail to Protect Partner
    Most savvy business operators recognize that in entering any type of contract agreement, whether a lease agreement, promissory note, or contract of sale, it's essential to have the terms of those contracts in writing. Unfortunately, a fair…
  • Jul 14

    LLC Member Must Meet High Threshold to Sue Other Members Individually

    LLC Member Must Meet High Threshold to Sue Other Members Individually
    With increasing frequency, courts in Florida have been faced with the question of whether a member of a limited liability company has the individual standing to file a lawsuit against fellow members. Recently, Florida's Third District Court…
Rank this Week: 2855

Unpaid Overtime Blog

Unpaid Overtime Blog

Covers Fair Labor Standards Act developments, including recent case law and legislation. By The Employment Law Group.

http://www.unpaidovertimeblog.com/cms/index.php
Rank this Week: 2930