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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/
  • Sep 18

    Cuba, Pick a Lane

    Cuba, Pick a Lane
    Hurricane Irma has reportedly caused extensive damage in the Caribbean, including Cuba. Yet whatever damage Irma may have caused in Cuba, it pales in comparison to what socialism has been inflicting since 1959 on the Cuban people and the…
  • Sep 16

    Unicorns Sightings Increase as Cuba Spins Official Washington

    Unicorns Sightings Increase as Cuba Spins Official Washington
    Hurricane Irma left a trail of destruction in the Caribbean before it pummeled South Florida. In Cuba, for example, in addition to extensive damage to Cuban military-owned hotels and beach resorts, Cuba’s ministry of intelligence stable…
  • Sep 13

    Venezuela Needs Respect of Individual Rights, Private Property & Rule of Law, Not More Socialism

    Venezuela Needs Respect of Individual Rights, Private Property & Rule of Law, Not More Socialism
    What an odd headline this morning from the Left’s favorite business newspaper, The Financial Times: “How to save Venezuela from the cost of sanctions“. The problem in #Venezuela, of the Left’s own making, is the…
Rank this Week: 91

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Sep 19

    Alaska settles with DOJ over alleged false claims in SNAP

    Alaska settles with DOJ over alleged false claims in SNAP
    On September 18, the Department of Justice announced a settlement with the state of Alaska over its use of federal nutrition assistance funds. According to DOJ’s press release: The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (ADHSS)…
  • Sep 13

    New York city hospital firm pays $4 million for alleged Stark Law violation

    New York city hospital firm pays $4 million for alleged Stark Law violation
    On September 13, the Department of Justice announced that New York city-based MediSys Health Network, Inc., has agreed to settle a whistleblower’s suit alleging Stark Law violations for $4 million. According to DOJ’s press…
  • Sep 11

    Chain of South Carolina family practice clinics settles whistleblower’s lawsuit

    Chain of South Carolina family practice clinics settles whistleblower’s lawsuit
    A chain of family practice clinics in South Carolina, and related individuals and companies, have agreed to pay $2 million to settle a whistleblower’s civil fraud lawsuit, the Department of Justice announced on September 11. According…
Rank this Week: 146

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.

https://ofac-sdn-list-removal.com
Rank this Week: 182

Data Protection Report

Data Protection Report

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

http://www.dataprotectionreport.com/
  • Sep 11

    “But the Emails” – Companies’ SEC Filings Reflect Ransomware Risk

    “But the Emails” – Companies’ SEC Filings Reflect Ransomware Risk
    The Equifax breach will likely devour the entire breach news cycle in the near term, given the size of the incident and that it gets to the essence of the company’s business of maintaining some of the most sensitive consumer…
  • Aug 29

    Delaware Amends Data Breach Notification Law

    Delaware Amends Data Breach Notification Law
    Earlier this month, Delaware revamped its data breach notification law, with changes to go into effect April 14, 2018.  Most notably, the new law requires any entity that has suffered a data breach that includes social security numbers…
  • Aug 16

    UK Data Protection After Brexit – UK Government Statement of Intent Contains Few Surprise

    UK Data Protection After Brexit – UK Government Statement of Intent Contains Few Surprise
    On the 7th August 2017, the UK’s Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport issued a Statement of Intent (the Statement) outlining its planned reforms of the UK’s data protection laws which are to be implemented…
Rank this Week: 243

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

Offers insights on current developments in the intellectual property space, and discusses patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright information and news.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
Rank this Week: 412

NextGen Financial Services Report

NextGen Financial Services Report

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

http://www.nextgenfinancialservicesreport.com/
  • Aug 21

    New CFPB Online Inquiry Form Offers New Way to Ask Regulatory Question

    New CFPB Online Inquiry Form Offers New Way to Ask Regulatory Question
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)’s Office of Regulations has long offered the public the opportunity to ask the agency questions about specific regulatory provisions and receive informal feedback from CFPB attorneys,…
  • Aug 16

    Outside Bank Directors Take Note: Could Regulators’ Expectations Be Changing (Again)?

    Outside Bank Directors Take Note: Could Regulators’ Expectations Be Changing (Again)?
    Last week, the Federal Reserve issued proposed guidance that could dial back some regulatory expectations for directors of financial institutions. The proposed guidance, applicable to Fed-supervised entities like bank holding companies and…
  • Aug 14

    2017 Texas Legislative Recap of New Laws Affecting Financial Institutions Operating in Texa

    2017 Texas Legislative Recap of New Laws Affecting Financial Institutions Operating in Texa
    Every other year, the Texas Legislature convenes for roughly six months in Austin. Given the tight timeframe and biennial nature, sessions of the Texas Legislature tend to be “fast and furious” (and also full of drama). There were…
Rank this Week: 505

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: 482

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice…

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

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

http://www.dcmedmalblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    Studies Show Low Carb Diets Can Do Much for Heart Health

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

    Celebrate American Heart Month By Learning More About Heart Health

    Celebrate American Heart Month By Learning More About Heart Health
    February is American Heart Month. Since many of us hit the winter “slump” at about this time of year, it’s a great time to take a second look at your own heart health and start implementing small changes to improve it. Did…
  • Jan 27

    Hurt in 2015? How to Make 2016 a Great Year Despite Your Injury or Disability

    Hurt in 2015? How to Make 2016 a Great Year Despite Your Injury or Disability
    A bad car accident, slip and fall injury or acquired disability turned 2015 upside down for you and your family. You’re likely still struggling to come to terms with your new limitations and figure out how to get your finances, career…
Rank this Week: 370

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: 1231

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

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

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
  • Sep 18

    Non-Solicitation Provisions: Go Narrow or Risk Unenforceability

    Non-Solicitation Provisions: Go Narrow or Risk Unenforceability
      Employers need to protect their customer base.  Employees need to retain control and autonomy over their lives.  The potential conflict between basic tenets of the employer-employee relationship are readily apparent in…
  • Sep 17

    A New Era in Franchising Compliance is Here

    A New Era in Franchising Compliance is Here
    The Federal Government’s Protecting Vulnerable Workers Bill received the Royal Assent on 14 September 2017. With the exception of the provisions in relation to responsible franchisors (which commence on 27 October 2017), the Fair Work…
  • Sep 12

    Monitoring of employees’ emails: Bărbulescu v. Romania

    Monitoring of employees’ emails: Bărbulescu v. Romania
    This post was co-written by Sabrina English, Trainee Solicitor, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, London A recent decision of the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights has held that an employer had infringed an employee’s rights…
Rank this Week: 1123

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/
  • Sep 18

    The Drumbeat Continues: Another Court Rejects an FEIR For Not Properly Considering Climate Change

    The Drumbeat Continues: Another Court Rejects an FEIR For Not Properly Considering Climate Change
    Last week, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed and remanded a District Court decision approving a decision by the Bureau of Land Management to approve new leases on mines that account for 20% of U.S. coal production.  The decision…
  • Sep 14

    How Imminent Are the Impacts of Climate Change in Everett?

    How Imminent Are the Impacts of Climate Change in Everett?
    Yesterday, Judge Mark Wolf dismissed part of the Conservation Law Foundation’s claims in its litigation against ExxonMobil concerning ExxonMobil’s Everett Terminal facility.  The opinion is both interesting and pleasurably…
  • Sep 13

    If China Can Cap-and-Trade Auto Fuel, Why Can’t We?

    If China Can Cap-and-Trade Auto Fuel, Why Can’t We?
    Bloomberg reported earlier this week that: China will soon unveil a mandatory cap-and-trade credit program for electric cars, starting the countdown for carmakers to be in compliance with stricter rules on emissions and fuel…
Rank this Week: 1016

McDevitt Law Office

McDevitt Law Office

Covers estate planning and family law in Virginia.

http://www.mcdevittlaw.net/blog-index/
  • Sep 15

    Proper estate planning: wills and trust

    Proper estate planning: wills and trust
    Creating a will ensures that all your wishes are carried out after your death. A will is the most common way for you to distribute your assets, like your home, to an heir. However, there are a number of other vehicles through which you can…
  • Aug 31

    A rise in hostility among divorcing spouse

    A rise in hostility among divorcing spouse
    There has been an increase in hostility among divorcing couples who prefer to go to court instead of attempt to work together in an effort to reach a compromise. The issues of contention are the same as they have always been, namely, child…
  • Aug 18

    Estate planning for the single parent

    Estate planning for the single parent
    There are some estate planning issues that single parents are advised to consider when planning for the financial future of their children. Among them is the selection of a guardian who will raise their children in the event the parent dies…
Rank this Week: 751

Sanctions Sound-Off: A National…

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

Covers government and international law. By OFAC Lawyer.

https://www.ofaclawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 2

    Amazon Investigation for OFAC Violation

    Amazon Investigation for OFAC Violation
    Demonstrating the importance of knowing who you’re doing business with, Amazon, the largest web-based retailer, submitted a voluntary self-disclosure to OFAC for a potential sanctions violation. According to a recent quarterly…
  • Jul 18

    Trump administration unveils new Iran sanction

    Trump administration unveils new Iran sanction
    The U.S. Treasury Department designated 16 entities and individuals for supporting “illicit Iranian actors or transnational criminal activity.” Read more here.
  • Jul 12

    Amendment to Executive Order 13761 with Respect to Sudan

    Amendment to Executive Order 13761 with Respect to Sudan
    Today, President Trump issued an amendment to the E.O. easing sanctions against Sudan. The amendment extends the probationary review period allotted to the U.S. government,  giving the U.S. more time to determine whether the…
Rank this Week: 1172

The Kaplan Law Firm Blog

The Kaplan Law Firm Blog

Covers federal, DC and Virginia law.

http://thekaplanlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jul 17

    First Amendment Case: Sexual Assault Victim’s Counterclaim

    First Amendment Case: Sexual Assault Victim’s Counterclaim
    There have been further developments in Wade v. Foster, an important First Amendment case in which I represent Erin Foster, a woman who reported being sexually assaulted.  As I  mentioned in a previous post, the case is unusual in…
  • Jul 16

    The Kaplan Law Firm Files Confrontation Clause Appeal

    The Kaplan Law Firm Files Confrontation Clause Appeal
    The Kaplan Law Firm recently filed an appeal with the D.C. Court of Appeals seeking reversal of our client’s conviction for unlawful weapons possession. The case raises an interesting issue under the Constitution’s Confrontation…
  • Jul 9

    Sharp Drop in Appeals Reaching DC’s Highest Court

    Sharp Drop in Appeals Reaching DC’s Highest Court
    The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has made available caseload statistics through the end of 2016.  (I often represent litigants in the Court of Appeals, which is the highest “state” court in the District of…
Rank this Week: 834

LexDigerati

LexDigerati

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

http://manishin.com/law
Rank this Week: 668

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: 1209

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: 975

Arocho Law Office's Business…

Arocho Law Office's Business Microblog

Features business news, resources and links. By Antonio "Tony" Arocho.

http://yourcompanylawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 11

    Year-End Happy Hour for Executives & Business Owners - Dec. 15th

    Year-End Happy Hour for Executives & Business Owners - Dec. 15th
    You are cordially invited to attend the premier year-end Happy Hour and Networking event for Executives, Business Owners & Nonprofit Leaders on Wednesday,December 15th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Mio Restaurant, 1110 Vermont Avenue, NW…
  • Oct 14

    Facebook Page & Twitter Posts for the week of October 3rd

    Facebook Page & Twitter Posts for the week of October 3rd
    This is a summary of posts for the week of October 3rd to Twitter and the
  • Oct 13

    Invitation to attend Happy Hour being held on Wednesday, October 20th

    Invitation to attend Happy Hour being held on Wednesday, October 20th
    You are invited to the first DC Network of Nonprofit Professionals and Arocho Law Office Happy Hour being held on Wednesday, October 20th from 500pm to 630pm at Mio Restaurant & Cafe, 1110 Vermont Ave NW # 1, Washington, DC 20005-3575.
Rank this Week: 784

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/
  • Sep 19

    Beware of scammers: “Fix your tax debts for pennies on the dollar” IS too good to be true.

    Beware of scammers: “Fix your tax debts for pennies on the dollar” IS too good to be true.
    BEWARE HIGH-VOLUME TAX HELP ADVERTISERS Evening TV commercials offering to help taxpayers with tax debts.They promise to help you solve your delinquent tax problems. But are they legit? High volume advertisers typically collect hefty retainer…
  • Nov 22

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

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

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

    Cars — the worst purchase you’ll ever make. Here’s why.
    The biggest money pit I see when I interview prospects with financial problems is the car — always.  I have even seen people paying half of their disposable income in car payments (plus insurance, tolls, repairs, maintenance,…
Rank this Week: 3061

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/
  • Sep 19

    Is A Lease A CDA “Contract?” Federal Circuit Says Ye

    Is A Lease A CDA “Contract?” Federal Circuit Says Ye
    Although a lease may be a “contract” in common parlance, does a lease qualify as a contract under the Contract Disputes Act? The answer is important, because the Contract Disputes Act provides jurisdiction for the Court of Federal…
  • Sep 19

    SBA OHA Confirms Strict SDVOSB “Unconditional Ownership” Requirement

    SBA OHA Confirms Strict SDVOSB “Unconditional Ownership” Requirement
    Provisions in a company’s Shareholders Agreement, requiring the service-disabled veteran to sell his shares back to the company in the event of the veteran’s death or incapacity, were contrary to the SBA’s SDVOSB…
  • Sep 15

    Small Business Set-Asides: When The “Rule Of Two” Becomes The “Rule Of One”

    Small Business Set-Asides: When The “Rule Of Two” Becomes The “Rule Of One”
    An agency isn’t required to cancel a small business set-aside solicitation if the agency learns that one of the small businesses upon whom the set-aside decision rested is no longer small. In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO…
Rank this Week: 3205

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/
  • Sep 19

    Plaintiff’s Improper Service of Defendant Results in Dismissal of Wrongful Death Case

    Plaintiff’s Improper Service of Defendant Results in Dismissal of Wrongful Death Case
    One of the first steps that any Washington, D.C. personal injury plaintiff must take after filing a lawsuit is serving the named defendants. The law requires that all defendants be served so that they know the allegations they are facing and…
  • Sep 11

    Court Determines Delivery Driver Is Not an “Employee” in Recent Car Accident Case

    Court Determines Delivery Driver Is Not an “Employee” in Recent Car Accident Case
    Being involved in a Washington, D.C. car accident can be a traumatic experience. Aside from the obvious concerns of physical injuries and emotional distress, car accident victims often find themselves in financial hardship. Thankfully, car…
  • Sep 4

    Court Upholds Slip-and-Fall Plaintiff’s Verdict Against Hospital

    Court Upholds Slip-and-Fall Plaintiff’s Verdict Against Hospital
    Earlier this month, an appellate court in Connecticut issued a written opinion that will be of interest to those considering filing a Washington, D.C. premises liability lawsuit. The case presented the court with the opportunity to determine…
Rank this Week: 4468

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2079

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

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

    Do you have children?

    Do you have children?
    The library maintains a small collection of children’s books which can be found in the Loewinger Lounge on the left hand side of the Reading Room. We have books for preschoolers and some primary grade books, as well. Feel free to take a…
  • Sep 8

    Law Library Response to 2017 Student Survey

    Law Library Response to 2017 Student Survey
    Each spring, the Law Library conducts a survey of our students.  In 2017, 276 students responded to our survey, and we published summary charts of the responses back in April. Now we’re publishing a survey response, to…
  • Sep 8

    Check out some portable power

    Check out some portable power
    The library has available for circulation several portable power packs.  If you will be sitting someplace without power and you need to charge your laptop, pad, or phone, one of these chargers will allow you to run or charge your device.…
Rank this Week: 2599

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/
  • Sep 19

    ‘Poor me’ cries from Big Pharma, medical device makers? They’re bunk

    ‘Poor me’ cries from Big Pharma, medical device makers? They’re bunk
    Big Pharma and medical device makers have mastered the art of crying “Poor me!” complaining without end about the time and costs of getting products to the market and the need for regulators to lighten up. New information,…
  • Sep 18

    GOP senators trying to sneak in one more push to repeal, replace Obamacare

    GOP senators trying to sneak in one more push to repeal, replace Obamacare
    As the 40th President of the United States used to mutter, well, there they go again. The Republicans in the 115th Congress apparently will make another go at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, what may be their 70-something…
  • Sep 15

    Dr. Watson? IBM’s super computer may not be such a medical whiz, after all

    Dr. Watson? IBM’s super computer may not be such a medical whiz, after all
    Technology is  transforming medicine without a doubt, but its proponents—including one of the computing industry’s titans—may be getting ahead of themselves in boasting about their devices’ capacities. Stat, the…
Rank this Week: 4041

Regulation tomorrow

Regulation tomorrow

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

http://www.regulationtomorrow.com/
  • Sep 19

    FCA publishes PSD2 policy statement

    FCA publishes PSD2 policy statement
    The FCA has published Policy Statement 17/19: Implementation of the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2): Approach Document and final Handbook changes (PS17/19). The majority of the requirements introduced under the revised Payment…
  • Sep 19

    ESMA sets out procedure for exemption from MiFIR access provisions for trading venue

    ESMA sets out procedure for exemption from MiFIR access provisions for trading venue
    Article 36(1) of MiFIR establishes that a trading venue shall provide trade feeds on a non-discriminatory and transparent basis, including as regards fees related to access, upon request to any central counterparty (CCP) authorised or…
  • Sep 19

    ISDA recommendations for CCP recovery and resolution framework

    ISDA recommendations for CCP recovery and resolution framework
    The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) has published a paper containing recommendations for a comprehensive recovery and resolution framework that would ensure central counterparties (CCPs) can withstand severe market…
Rank this Week: 2070

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

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

http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    Delaware River Basin Commission to Consider Fracking Ban

    Delaware River Basin Commission to Consider Fracking Ban
    On Wednesday, the Delaware River Basin Commission voted to begin the rule making process that could lead to a fracking ban in parts of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. The Commission, which regulates the Delaware River…
  • Aug 2

    INEOS granted second UK exploratory drilling permit

    INEOS granted second UK exploratory drilling permit
    On 18 July 2017, INEOS was granted an environmental permit to drill an exploratory borehole to take core shale samples at a site near Common Road, Harthill, South Yorkshire. It was the second permit granted by the Environment Agency (EA) to…
  • Jul 30

    US BLM plans to rescind Obama-era fracking rule

    US BLM plans to rescind Obama-era fracking rule
    The US Bureau of Land Management on Tuesday issued a proposed rule that would rescind Obama-era fracking regulations. The regulations, which were promulgated in 2015 and related to hydraulic fracturing on federal and tribal lands, had never…
Rank this Week: 2069

The Law Offices of David Stein…

The Law Offices of David Stein Blog

Covers family law.

http://www.familylawdc.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3532

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
  • Sep 18

    Focus on Google DeepMind under the GDPR’s Len

    Focus on Google DeepMind under the GDPR’s Len
    The Information Commissioner’s Officer ruled, on 3 July 2017, that the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust had failed to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 when it provided 1.6 million patient details to Google DeepMind as part of a…
  • Sep 8

    European Court Proposes Criteria for Assessing Employee Monitoring Activitie

    European Court Proposes Criteria for Assessing Employee Monitoring Activitie
    On September 5, the European Court of Human Rights issued a ruling in the case of Bărbulescu v. Romania that affirms employees’ right to privacy in the use of communications tools in the workplace. Although the ruling is strict, it…
  • Sep 8

    European Court to France: DNA Database Violates Fundamental Right

    European Court to France: DNA Database Violates Fundamental Right
    The European Court of Human Rights decided on June 22, 2017 that France's DNA database for convicted criminals disproportionately interferes with individuals' privacy rights because of its one-size-fits-all retention period and the failure to…
Rank this Week: 3657

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
Rank this Week: 2074

Property Casualty Focus

Property Casualty Focus

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

http://propertycasualtyfocus.com/
Rank this Week: 1851

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

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

http://www.insideprivacy.com
  • Sep 18

    GDPR Contracts and Liabilities Between Controllers and Processor

    GDPR Contracts and Liabilities Between Controllers and Processor
    On 13 September, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published draft guidance on GDPR contracts and liabilities on contracts between controllers and processors under the GDPR (the “Guidance”).  The ICO is…
  • Sep 12

    New Ruling in European Employee Monitoring Case

    New Ruling in European Employee Monitoring Case
    On September 5, 2017, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (“ECtHR”) issued its ruling on appeal in the case of Bărbulescu v. Romania, concerning alleged unlawful workplace monitoring of Mr.…
  • Sep 11

    FTC Reaches Settlement with Influencers; Issues Updated Guidance

    FTC Reaches Settlement with Influencers; Issues Updated Guidance
    The FTC recently announced that it reached a settlement with two social media influencers, Trevor Martin and Thomas Cassell, for deceptively endorsing their owned and operated online gambling service “CSGO Lotto” without…
Rank this Week: 3655

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Sep 15

    Kaspersky Lab and the Dangers of Third Party Vendor

    Kaspersky Lab and the Dangers of Third Party Vendor
    Kaspersky Lab, a Russian-owned cybersecurity company that sells anti-virus software and other kinds of IT systems security products, has been banned from use by the federal government.  This latest development comes by way of the…
  • Sep 12

    Yes, You Were Likely a Victim of the Equifax Hack, But Here’s What You Can Do Now

    Yes, You Were Likely a Victim of the Equifax Hack, But Here’s What You Can Do Now
    As we previously said, the Equifax breach affects approximately 143 million Americans. While the hackers stole data that includes addresses, birth dates, full names and Social Security numbers, there are steps you can take today that will…
  • Sep 8

    So They’ve Hacked Equifax…. Is Anyone Safe? And What Should You Do Now?

    So They’ve Hacked Equifax…. Is Anyone Safe? And What Should You Do Now?
    Me and 143 million of my closest friends may have had our personal information inappropriately accessed through a breach at Equifax–is there no safe haven anywhere?  Deferring that question for another day, here are the…
Rank this Week: 3634

Regan Zambri Long Blog

Regan Zambri Long Blog

Covers personal injury news.

http://www.rhllaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Sep 12

    What Can Happen When Surgeons Leave Objects Behind in Patients?

    What Can Happen When Surgeons Leave Objects Behind in Patients?
    Victims of medical mistakes may not realize they have been hurt by an error until after they begin to suffer serious health problems. For example, patients who have surgical equipment left behind after a procedure may not notice…
  • Sep 11

    Why Are Unsecured Soccer Goal Posts Dangerous?

    Why Are Unsecured Soccer Goal Posts Dangerous?
    Millions of children and teenagers in the U.S. participate organized soccer leagues. These may be operated by independent organizations or afterschool athletic programs. However, there is a commonly overlooked safety hazard associated…
  • Sep 8

    Can Infant Jaundice Cause a Brain Injury if Left Untreated?

    Can Infant Jaundice Cause a Brain Injury if Left Untreated?
    Medical mistakes made before, during or after birth can lead to permanent health complications that may significantly reduce the quality of life for newborns and their families. In many cases, newborns who are harmed by medical mistakes…
Rank this Week: 2004

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Sep 12

    Energy Hearings This Week

    Energy Hearings This Week
    House Science, Space and Technology Committee hearing on “Resiliency: The Electric Grid’s Only Hope.” Date: Tuesday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m. Place: 2318 Rayburn Bldg. Witnesses: Walt Baum, executive director of the Texas Public…
  • Sep 5

    Hearings This Week

    Hearings This Week
    House Science, Space and Technology — Subcommittee on Environment and Subcommittee on Oversight joint hearing on “Examining the Scientific and Operational Integrity of EPA’s IRIS (Integrated Risk Information System)…
  • Aug 24

    U.S. Targets Chinese and Russians for North Korea Dealing

    U.S. Targets Chinese and Russians for North Korea Dealing
    This post was written by Robert Slack and originally posted on Kelley Drye’s Trade and Manufacturing Monitor Blog. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated 16 parties as Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs) today,…
Rank this Week: 3663

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Sep 11

    CAFC Finds Harmless Error in USPTO Reliance On Doctrine of Inherency

    CAFC Finds Harmless Error in USPTO Reliance On Doctrine of Inherency
    In Southwire Co. v. Cerro Wire LLC, the Federal Circuit upheld the USPTO decision rendered in an inter partes reexamination proceeding that found Southwire’s patent invalid as obvious. Although the court found that the USPTO Board…
  • Sep 6

    FDA Marketing Exclusivity Periods Limited To Same Active Moiety

    FDA Marketing Exclusivity Periods Limited To Same Active Moiety
    In Otsuka Pharm. Co., Ltd. v. Price, No. 16-5229 (D.C. Cir. Aug. 29, 2017), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed the district court decision upholding FDA’s “same moiety” test for…
  • Aug 28

    CAFC Vacates USPTO Single Reference Obviousness Rejection For Inadequate Showing Of Expectation of Succe

    CAFC Vacates USPTO Single Reference Obviousness Rejection For Inadequate Showing Of Expectation of Succe
    In a split decision with Judge Lourie dissenting, the Federal Circuit vacated an obviousness rejection that had been affirmed in an ex parte appeal to the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The decision was rendered in In re Stepan…
Rank this Week: 3583

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
  • Sep 8

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

    Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely
    It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: a new report from the U.N. Working Group on Business and Human…
  • Aug 24

    Proposed Dutch Legislation on Child Labor Due Diligence: What You Need to Know

    Proposed Dutch Legislation on Child Labor Due Diligence: What You Need to Know
    On February 7, the Dutch Parliament adopted a bill that would require companies to conduct due diligence as to whether child labor is occurring in their own operations or in their supply chains. The Dutch Senate is expected to review the…
  • Aug 18

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

    Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely
    It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: an announcement by the Government of Australia that it will move…
Rank this Week: 3477

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/
  • Sep 7

    ICOs Facing an Uncertain Future

    ICOs Facing an Uncertain Future
    This week, in a joint statement issued by the People’s Bank of China, the securities and banking regulators, and other government agencies, the Chinese government declared that initial coin offerings (ICOs) constitute “illegal…
  • Aug 23

    How Poking the Bear Gets Your Assets Kicked

    How Poking the Bear Gets Your Assets Kicked
    For many decades, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals was viewed as a very conservative place, where prosecutors were usually quite comfortable with the status quo, a largely “law and order” kind of venue.  During the Obama…
  • Aug 11

    Supreme Court to Decide Whether Prosecutors Can Use Pleas to Skirt Constitution

    Supreme Court to Decide Whether Prosecutors Can Use Pleas to Skirt Constitution
    While the endless portrayal of jury trials in media might indicate otherwise, trials are actually quite rare in the U.S. criminal justice system. With 97% of federal cases ending in pleas, the Atticus Finch conception of American justice has…
Rank this Week: 4336

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Sep 7

    Swimming Pool Company’s Non-Compete Claim Takes a Dive

    Swimming Pool Company’s Non-Compete Claim Takes a Dive
    When a company believes that an employee has breached a non-compete agreement by going to work for a competitor, one remedy it can seek is a preliminary injunction. A preliminary injunction is meant to preserve the status quo in a case…
  • Aug 30

    Fifth Circuit Derails Reverse Discrimination Claims Against Amtrak

    Fifth Circuit Derails Reverse Discrimination Claims Against Amtrak
    White male discontent has been a major media talking point since the presidential election, and even long before. This talking point has made its way into the workplace, where tech firms are now being targeted for allegedly discriminating…
  • Jul 18

    Commodity Futures Trading Commission Launches Cooperation Initiative

    Commodity Futures Trading Commission Launches Cooperation Initiative
    When investigating potential wrongdoing, government investigators have powerful tools that they can use to obtain information. As the U.S. Attorneys’ Manual explains, one such tool is the ability to enter into non-prosecution agreements…
Rank this Week: 2414

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: 4247

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

By Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC.

https://immigrationlawdc.com/news
  • Sep 6

    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TERMINATING DACA

    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TERMINATING DACA
    On September, 5 2017 Attorney General Sessions announced on behalf of the Trump administration the phase out and termination in six months of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  The Obama administration had implemented…
  • Aug 29

    USCIS to Expand In-Person Interview Requirements for Green Card Applicant

    USCIS to Expand In-Person Interview Requirements for Green Card Applicant
    USCIS announced its plan to expand in-person interviews for prospective green card applicants. This comes as part of the agencies strategy to improve the detection and prevention of fraud and enhance the immigration system. Beginning October…
  • Aug 21

    THE RAISE ACT FORECAST

    THE RAISE ACT FORECAST
    The Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act (“Raise Act”) would “amend the Immigration and Nationality Act establishing a skills-based immigration point system to focus family-sponsored immigration on spouses…
Rank this Week: 3504

Classified: The Class Action Blog

Classified: The Class Action Blog

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

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
  • Sep 5

    Circuit Court Finds Putative Class Affidavits, Combined With Other Records, May Satisfy Ascertainability Requirement

    Circuit Court Finds Putative Class Affidavits, Combined With Other Records, May Satisfy Ascertainability Requirement
    Defendants BMW and Creditsmarts were parties to a marketing agreement through which BMW offered its direct automotive “up2drive” loans to borrowers at participating independent car dealers through Creditsmarts’…
  • Aug 30

    Still Standing: Ninth Circuit Again Finds Standing in Spokeo Remand

    Still Standing: Ninth Circuit Again Finds Standing in Spokeo Remand
    The Ninth Circuit recently issued its latest opinion in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, the closely-watched putative class action dating back to 2010. The plaintiff initiated the lawsuit against Spokeo, which aggregates publicly available data about…
  • Aug 24

    Kansas Judge Rejects Discovery From Putative Class Member

    Kansas Judge Rejects Discovery From Putative Class Member
    A magistrate judge in Kansas denied the defendant’s request to conduct discovery of putative class members via a voluntary questionnaire. Plaintiff Hapka filed a class action against home health care provider CareCentrix stemming from a…
Rank this Week: 1852

TCPA Watch

TCPA Watch

Features business, legal and policy developments under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. By K&L Gates.

https://www.tmtlawwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 3653

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
  • Aug 29

    Has FirstNet Rebranded AT&T’s Network as the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network?

    Has FirstNet Rebranded AT&T’s Network as the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network?
    After an extended deliberative process and pursuant to issuance of a Request for Proposals (“RFP”), the First Responder Network Authority, commonly known as FirstNet, selected AT&T as its partner to build, operate and maintain…
  • Aug 14

    Telecommunications Services Agreements and the Four Corners Defense

    Telecommunications Services Agreements and the Four Corners Defense
    A guiding principle for attorneys and their clients when negotiating telecommunications services agreements is the four corners defense.  No, not the end-of-game defensive strategy devised by the legendary Dean Smith for his UNC…
  • Jun 29

    States Deserve A Complete Picture In Evaluating FirstNet/AT&T Coverage Plan

    States Deserve A Complete Picture In Evaluating FirstNet/AT&T Coverage Plan
    FirstNet recently selected AT&T as its partner to build, operate and maintain the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (“NPSBN”).  With AT&T leading the charge, network development appears to be on a fast track.…
Rank this Week: 3559

No Papered: A Washington DC DUI…

No Papered: A Washington DC DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Scrofano Law.

http://blog.scrofanolaw.com/
  • Aug 22

    DC Gun Lawyer: The Impact of Wrenn v. DC et al

    DC Gun Lawyer: The Impact of Wrenn v. DC et al
    For a city dedicated to the admiration of the Constitution and the nation that it founded, Washington, D.C. has a history of having some of the strictest gun laws in the country.  It’s protection of the 2nd Amendment Right to Bear…
  • Aug 5

    Which Police Agencies Can Make DC DUI Arrests?

    Which Police Agencies Can Make DC DUI Arrests?
    The District of Columbia is unique for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is the fact that there are dozens of police departments whose officers regularly patrol the city. Between the Metropolitan Police Department, the United States…
  • Jul 25

    Admitting to Driving in a DUI

    Admitting to Driving in a DUI
    A couple was arrested in New Jersey this week for two separate instances of drunk driving, each within six hours of each other according to a report from USA Today’s Daily Record.  The boyfriend was the first to be arrested after a…
Rank this Week: 2603

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

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

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2889