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False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • May 15

    DOJ announces its intervention in whistleblowers’ kickback suits against opioid maker

    DOJ announces its intervention in whistleblowers’ kickback suits against opioid maker
    On May 15, the Department of Justice announced that it had filed a complaint in intervention in five qui tam (whistleblower) suits against Arizona-based Insys Therapeutics, Inc., alleging that the company violated the False Claims Act in its…
  • May 11

    Mercy Health settles Stark Act allegations for $14.25 million

    Mercy Health settles Stark Act allegations for $14.25 million
    On May 10, the Department of Justice announced that Cincinnati-based Mercy Health had agreed to settle the company’s self-disclosed allegations that its hospitals had violated the Stark Act, which forbids certain financial arrangements…
  • May 6

    Federal prison employee settles kickback charges for $50,000

    Federal prison employee settles kickback charges for $50,000
    On May 4, the Department of Justice announced that a Bureau of Prisons employee in Texas had agreed to pay $50,000 to settle civil Anti-Kickback Act allegations that he accepted payments from a prison health contractor (who had settled its…
Rank this Week: 100

Patent Challenges

Patent Challenges

By Norton, Rose, Fulbright. Provides reports, updates, commentary and insight on new decisions and other happenings related to post-issuance proceedings (IPR, PGR and CBM) at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO.

http://www.patentchallenges.com/
  • May 9

    USPTO Proposes to Narrow Claim Interpretation in AIA Patent-Validity Trial

    USPTO Proposes to Narrow Claim Interpretation in AIA Patent-Validity Trial
    In a move that may make it harder to invalidate—but also potentially easier to limit the scope of—challenged patents, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on May 8 proposed narrowing the interpretation of patent claims…
  • Apr 30

    More SAS: PTAB “May” Revoke Institution in Some Pending Trial

    More SAS: PTAB “May” Revoke Institution in Some Pending Trial
    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board today hosted a “Chat with the Chief” webinar to elaborate on the practical effects of its April 26 memo implementing the Supreme Court’s decision in SAS Institute Inc. v. Iancu. Of…
  • Apr 29

    PTAB Feeling SASsy: Institutions to Include “All Challenges”

    PTAB Feeling SASsy: Institutions to Include “All Challenges”
    The Supreme Court’s recent decision in SAS Institute Inc. v. Iancu will rapidly impact pending and future AIA trials. According to a guidance memo released by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board on April 26, 2018, future institution…
Rank this Week: 200

Classified: The Class Action Blog

Classified: The Class Action Blog

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

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 452

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
Rank this Week: 510

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
  • May 23

    Increasing the ROI from the Federal Lab

    Increasing the ROI from the Federal Lab
    The biggest complaint about federal labs is it's too hard to complete deals. Many federal labs must run pending agreements through byzantine departmental procedures. Companies wonder what's taking so long and are surprised when negotiated…
  • May 23

    Navigating the Patent Landscape in China

    Navigating the Patent Landscape in China
    The Chinese intellectual property legal system has matured rapidly. Just 40 years ago China did not have a patent system, and today the country is aggressively using patent policy to create an innovation pathway... Meanwhile, China is…
  • May 23

    How to Change Jobs and Embrace Inefficiency

    How to Change Jobs and Embrace Inefficiency
    How can we provide trade secret protection in fast-growing industries where employees often leave to work for the competition? How does someone take his or her accumulated experience to a competitor without getting sued? And from another…
Rank this Week: 538

Employee Benefits Law Report

Employee Benefits Law Report

Covers legal developments and trends affecting employee benefits. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.employeebenefitslawreport.com
Rank this Week: 975

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/
  • Dec 7

    Trump Administration Imposes Sanctions Jamaica-based ISIS Recruiter

    Trump Administration Imposes Sanctions Jamaica-based ISIS Recruiter
    The Trump administration on Tuesday designated a Jamaican-based Islamic cleric for his ties to numerous terrorist attacks carried out in the United States and the United Kingdom. According to the Treasury Department, Abdullah…
  • Dec 4

    Russia May Be Helping Venezuela Undermine U.S. Sanctions With a Virtual Currency Scheme

    Russia May Be Helping Venezuela Undermine U.S. Sanctions With a Virtual Currency Scheme
    The Cuba/Russia-backed Venezuela regime of Nicolas Maduro claims it is going to create a virtual currency to get around U.S. and E.U. economic sanctions. During his weekly Saturday evening television specials, that according to Reuters…
  • Dec 3

    EU Sanctions Map: The US Could Learn Something from Tiny Estonia

    EU Sanctions Map: The US Could Learn Something from Tiny Estonia
    A few weeks ago the European Union (EU) published a web-based mapping and visualization tool of current EU and United Nations sanctions. Created by the government of Estonia, with a few clicks users will have a better sense whether additional…
Rank this Week: 548

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: 1097

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: 3469

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: 3555

Patient Safety Blog

Patient Safety Blog

Covers healthcare, disclosure, medical error, product safety, standard of care, surgery, and travel risks. By Patrick Malone.

http://www.protectpatientsblog.com/
  • May 23

    Overrun by sports performance chatter? Can questions on MBI bust the bunk?

    Overrun by sports performance chatter? Can questions on MBI bust the bunk?
    If you can get your favorite sports fans peeled away from the latest broadcast pro event  ─ whether it’s the basketball playoffs, hockey championship series, golf tourneys, or the heating up baseball season ─  a…
  • May 22

    FDA tries to prod Big Pharma on prices with a new ‘naming and shaming’ list

    FDA tries to prod Big Pharma on prices with a new ‘naming and shaming’ list
    After critics called President Trump’s long-awaited plan to rein in Big Pharma’s rapacious prices disappointing, his administration launched a much-tried tactic against the industry: “naming and shaming.” The federal…
  • May 20

    Dangerous doctors rip off Medicare, creep out coeds, harm transplant patient

    Dangerous doctors rip off Medicare, creep out coeds, harm transplant patient
    Callous institutional inertia can allow dangerous doctors to keep harming patients. But media digging deserves credit for raising needed alarms when professional caregivers and others fail to step up to protect individuals as disparate as…
Rank this Week: 4111

Small Government Contracts Blog

Small Government Contracts Blog

Offers legal news, notes and commentary of interest to small government contractors. By Steven Koprince.

http://smallgovcon.com/
  • May 23

    Small Business Participation Declines, But SBA Still Gives Government High Mark

    Small Business Participation Declines, But SBA Still Gives Government High Mark
    It’s that time of year again. School’s ending for the summer and kids are coming home (some sheepishly) with their report cards. And with the close of Fiscal Year 2017, the federal government has also been given its report card.…
  • May 21

    Incumbent Not Entitled to “Extra Credit” in Transition Evaluation, GAO Say

    Incumbent Not Entitled to “Extra Credit” in Transition Evaluation, GAO Say
    An incumbent contract wasn’t entitled to receive “extra credit” in the agency’e evaluation of offerors’ transition plans. In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO held that the agency reasonably awarded a…
  • May 21

    At GAO, Challenge of Restrictive Terms of Solicitation Tough Burden to Meet

    At GAO, Challenge of Restrictive Terms of Solicitation Tough Burden to Meet
    How does a company go about challenging overly restrictive terms in a solicitation? In order to make such a challenge (and some of them do succeed), it is necessary to show something more than just the fact that a protestor cannot meet the…
Rank this Week: 3224

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/
Rank this Week: 2315

Regan Zambri Long Blog

Regan Zambri Long Blog

Covers personal injury news.

https://www.rhllaw.com/blog/
  • May 23

    Most Common Nursing Errors and How to Avoid Them

    Most Common Nursing Errors and How to Avoid Them
    Nurses have one of the most grueling (and often thankless) jobs in America. They deal with cranky patients, field countless distractions, frequently work 12-hour shifts and often suffer from fatigue—which unfortunately also makes them…
  • May 22

    Memorial Day Weekend Safety Reminders for 2018

    Memorial Day Weekend Safety Reminders for 2018
    Memorial Day weekend hails the unofficial start of summer, and millions of people will be hitting the highways, airports, campgrounds and beaches to celebrate the occasion. However, here’s a startling statistic: Memorial Day weekend is…
  • May 22

    What are Common Medical Mistakes in Emergency Rooms?

    What are Common Medical Mistakes in Emergency Rooms?
    Emergency rooms are one of the most important pillars of our nation’s health care infrastructure. In fact, more than 100 million people are treated in US emergency rooms each year. While emergency rooms are a critical aspect of our…
Rank this Week: 1686

Law and the Environment

Law and the Environment

Covers environmental law issues, including CERCLA, climate change, permitting, and renewable energy. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.lawandenvironment.com/
  • May 23

    Has the Horse Already Left the Barn? FERC Tries to Limit Review of Climate Impact

    Has the Horse Already Left the Barn? FERC Tries to Limit Review of Climate Impact
    Last week, FERC rejected arguments that the Environmental Assessment for the New Market Project should have considered upstream and downstream climate impacts.  It also announced as policy that it would not in the future analyze: the…
  • May 21

    Just How Arbitrary Does EPA Have to Be to Be Arbitrary and Capricious?

    Just How Arbitrary Does EPA Have to Be to Be Arbitrary and Capricious?
    Last Friday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated EPA’s rule adding the West Vermont Drinking Water Contamination Site to the National Priorities List, finding EPA’s decision to be arbitrary and capricious and not supported…
  • May 2

    Lake Erie and the Limits Of Cooperative Federalism in the Age of Trump

    Lake Erie and the Limits Of Cooperative Federalism in the Age of Trump
    Last month, a decision in a case involving the Lake Erie toxic algae blooms demonstrated some “issues” concerning the nature of cooperative federalism.  Such blooms have been a problem for some time and pretty much everyone…
Rank this Week: 3617

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/
  • May 23

    FCA speech – Turning technology against criminal

    FCA speech – Turning technology against criminal
    On 22 May 2018, the FCA published a speech by Megan Butler (Executive Director of Supervision – Investment, Wholesale and Specialists, FCA) entitled Turning technology against criminals. Key points in the speech include: it is important…
  • May 23

    PRA consults on approach to EU Securitisation Regulation

    PRA consults on approach to EU Securitisation Regulation
    On 22 May 2018, the PRA published Consultation Paper 12/18: Securitisation – the new EU framework and Significant Risk Transfer (CP12/18). The proposals in CP12/18 are relevant to all PRA authorised Capital Requirements Directive IV…
  • May 23

    EBA consults on standards on estimation and identification of an economic downturn in IRB modelling

    EBA consults on standards on estimation and identification of an economic downturn in IRB modelling
    On 22 May 2018, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published two consultation papers on draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) specifying an economic downturn and on a set of guidelines related to the estimation of loss given default…
Rank this Week: 2312

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/
  • May 22

    UK Government releases final report on the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety

    UK Government releases final report on the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety
    On 17 May 2018, the UK Government released the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety: Final Report. The report sets out a new regulatory framework to address the weaknesses identified in the interim report.  The…
  • May 16

    New York City employers take note: New anti-sexual harassment laws enacted

    New York City employers take note: New anti-sexual harassment laws enacted
    On May 9, 2018, New York City enacted a number of laws addressing sexual harassment in the workplace.  The laws are summarized below.  New York City employers who do not yet have anti-harassment and anti-retaliation policies in…
  • May 16

    Bill 6 looks to broaden leave entitlements in British Columbia

    Bill 6 looks to broaden leave entitlements in British Columbia
    On April 9, 2018, BC’s Minister of Labour introduced Bill 6, the Employment Standards Amendment Act, to the BC Legislature.  Bill 6 includes proposed amendments to the Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) to…
Rank this Week: 2303

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

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

    Bill to Consolidate Endangered Species Act Oversight Advances Out of Committee

    Bill to Consolidate Endangered Species Act Oversight Advances Out of Committee
    On May 16, 2018, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed six bills, including the Federally Integrated Species Health Act (H.R. 3916).  H.R. 3916 is sponsored by Representative Ken Calvert, a Republican representing the 42nd…
  • May 17

    Friday, May 18, 2018 is Endangered Species Day

    Friday, May 18, 2018 is Endangered Species Day
    On Friday, May 18, 2018, agencies and organizations throughout the United States will celebrate the 13th annual Endangered Species Day, which recognizes conservation efforts that protect our nation’s imperiled species and their…
  • May 15

    Texas Cactus Officially Downlisted to Threatened

    Texas Cactus Officially Downlisted to Threatened
    Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) finalized its reclassification of the Tobusch fishhook cactus (Sclerocactus brevihamatus ssp. tobuschii), a small cactus found in Texas, downlisting the species from endangered to threatened…
Rank this Week: 4213

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • May 22

    OCR proposes to share HIPAA data breach settlements with victim

    OCR proposes to share HIPAA data breach settlements with victim
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) plans to issue an advance notice of proposed rulemaking this November on potentially sharing HIPAA breach settlements with victims. The notice would solicit…
  • Apr 30

    OIG launches new compliance resource portal

    OIG launches new compliance resource portal
    The OIG recently launched a new compliance resource portal, compiling some of its resources into one user-friendly webpage. The Compliance Resource Portal provides a list of links to categories of “handy resources for the public that…
  • Apr 27

    CMS FY 2019 IPPS and LTCH PPS proposed rule targets interoperability, transparency and burden reduction

    CMS FY 2019 IPPS and LTCH PPS proposed rule targets interoperability, transparency and burden reduction
    On April 24, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its fiscal year (FY) 2019 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) and long-term care hospital prospective payment system (LTCH PPS) proposed rule. CMS proposes…
Rank this Week: 2304

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • May 22

    Energy Hearings This Week

    Energy Hearings This Week
    House Committee on Appropriations Markup: FY 2019 Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill When: 05/22/2018 10:00 AM ET Where: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.  House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee…
  • May 14

    Energy Hearings This Week

    Energy Hearings This Week
    House Committee on Appropriations  Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Markup: FY 2019 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Date: May 15, 2018 @ 5:30 pm EDT Where:  2007 Rayburn House Office Building,…
  • May 8

    Energy Hearings This Week

    Energy Hearings This Week
    May 7 – House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development Markup: FY 2019 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill May 8 – Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee: Full Committee Hearing to Examine Puerto…
Rank this Week: 3551

Chronicle of Data Protection

Chronicle of Data Protection

Covers consumer privacy, data security, HIPAA, financial privacy and EU privacy. By Hogan Lovells.

http://www.hldataprotection.com
  • May 22

    Straight Talks Podcast: Data Privacy and Cybersecurity in the Age of Rolling Smart Device

    Straight Talks Podcast: Data Privacy and Cybersecurity in the Age of Rolling Smart Device
    The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation is driving a regulatory wave to safeguard data against cyber attacks and privacy breaches, and the automobile industry will feel the impact. Autonomous and connected vehicles are…
  • May 21

    FCC Seeks to Refresh the TCPA Record

    FCC Seeks to Refresh the TCPA Record
    Now that the dust has settled from the D.C. Circuit’s highly anticipated Telephone Consumer Protection Act decision in ACA International, et al, v. FCC, the Federal Communications Commission is going back to the drawing board in a new…
  • May 15

    Upcoming Webinar: Worried about the GDPR? Don’t Panic!

    Upcoming Webinar: Worried about the GDPR? Don’t Panic!
    With the GDPR about to come into effect, join our experts for a live webinar on May 23 to learn what you should be focusing on now. The GDPR becomes applicable on 25 May and will affect organisations worldwide. It is a complex and strict law…
Rank this Week: 3543

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

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

    Patent Related Changes To Bayh-Dole Act Regulation

    Patent Related Changes To Bayh-Dole Act Regulation
    Several important changes to Bayh-Dole Act implementing regulations took effect on May 14, 2018, that will apply to funding agreements executed after that date and may apply to existing funding agreements modified after that date.…
  • May 14

    Claim Construction Of An Enantiomeric Chemical Structure

    Claim Construction Of An Enantiomeric Chemical Structure
    In Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co. V. Emcure Pharm. Ltd., the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s decision that construed a chemical structure as reading on the lurasidone enantiomer that is the active ingredient of Latuda®.…
  • May 7

    Federal Circuit Finds ANDA Jurisdiction Before PIV Certification

    Federal Circuit Finds ANDA Jurisdiction Before PIV Certification
    Our first article on Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Aventisub, LLC focused on the subject matter eligibility of the personalized method of treatment claims under 35 USC § 101. Next, we considered how the Fanapt® label was sufficient…
Rank this Week: 3590

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

By Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC.

https://immigrationlawdc.com/news
  • May 21

    Fourth Circuit Standard on Crime of Moral Terpitude and Applicability of Chevron Deference

    Fourth Circuit Standard on Crime of Moral Terpitude and Applicability of Chevron Deference
    The Fourth Circuit sets its standards: what is a crime of moral turpitude, when does the Chevron deference apply, what constitutes exhaustion of remedies and when is exhaustion of remedies accomplished?   In Ramirez v. Sessions, a Fourth…
  • May 18

    Positive Changes for DACA

    Positive Changes for DACA
    Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (‘DACA’) has been under constant media and court scrutiny since the Trump Administration rescinded the program in September 2017. Since then, there were two major cases which were hailed as…
  • Feb 8

    USCIS to Adjudicate Recent Asylum Filings Over Older Applications to Combat Massive Backlog

    USCIS to Adjudicate Recent Asylum Filings Over Older Applications to Combat Massive Backlog
    “Last in but, First Out” Really! Yes really! Zero sense!!! This was a reaction of many lawyers and asylums seekers  when  on January 30th, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the agency responsible for…
Rank this Week: 3524

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

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

    On to Trial—Summary Judgment Denied to Facebook in Privacy Litigation

    On to Trial—Summary Judgment Denied to Facebook in Privacy Litigation
    The litigation over Facebook’s Tag Suggestions feature in the United State District Court for the Northern District of California continues, with the court this week denying both sides’ bids for summary judgment in a ten-page…
  • May 18

    France Adopts Its GDPR Implementation Act

    France Adopts Its GDPR Implementation Act
    The French National Assembly voted on May 14, 2018 to adopt changes that bring its existing Data Protection Act of 1978 in line with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Paradoxically, while…
  • May 4

    Whois, We Hardly Knew Ye: GDPR Spells Doom For Domain Name Ownership Transparency

    Whois, We Hardly Knew Ye: GDPR Spells Doom For Domain Name Ownership Transparency
    Cross-posted from our sister blog, Trademark and Copyright Law. By now, our readers are likely familiar with the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), the sweeping, European Union-wide legal and regulatory regime that…
Rank this Week: 3647

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: 2828

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: 3614

No Papered: A Washington DC DUI…

No Papered: A Washington DC DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Scrofano Law.

http://blog.scrofanolaw.com/
  • May 17

    Ten Ways to Fight a DC DUI Case

    Ten Ways to Fight a DC DUI Case
    Getting arrested for a DUI in Washington DC is a serious offense. Penalties for a conviction can include loss of license, higher insurance, fines, and jail time. However, getting arrested is not the same as getting convicted. If you are…
  • Feb 6

    What are the Requirements to Obtain a Concealed Carry Permit in DC?

    What are the Requirements to Obtain a Concealed Carry Permit in DC?
    The District of Columbia has notoriously strict gun laws. However, a series of court cases in the Supreme Court and lower federal courts have, to some extent, made obtaining a concealed carry permit feasible. As discussed in previous posts,…
  • Nov 15

    Gun Registration Requirements in the District of Columbia

    Gun Registration Requirements in the District of Columbia
    The District of Columbia has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation.  While federal courts have on several occasions struck down D.C. gun laws, the city still maintains some of the most restrictive policies for gun owners.The…
Rank this Week: 1982

Washington DC Injury Lawyer Blog

Washington DC Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers the legal rights of persons injured in car accidents and motorcycle accidents. By Lebowitz & Mzhen.

http://www.washingtondcinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4544

Beyond Telecom Law Blog

Beyond Telecom Law Blog

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

http://www.beyondtelecomlawblog.com
  • May 16

    FCC Streamlines Wireless Environmental Review Process—Part 2

    FCC Streamlines Wireless Environmental Review Process—Part 2
    FCC Process Changes for Larger Wireless Facilities Part 1 summarized the exemption of small wireless facilities from the FCC’s environmental review process under conditions specified in the new FCC rules adopted in March 2018. In its…
  • May 15

    FCC Streamlines Wireless Environmental Review Process—Part 1

    FCC Streamlines Wireless Environmental Review Process—Part 1
    FCC Exempts Wireless Small Cells from Environmental Review Requirements A high FCC priority is to streamline broadband deployment including the wireless infrastructure necessary to provide service to the public. One FCC proceeding directed to…
  • Mar 1

    Osure RF Signs of the Times—Part Three

    Osure RF Signs of the Times—Part Three
    This third entry on the FCC’s ongoing review of RF exposure limits highlights the Notice of Inquiry that focuses on possible changes to the current RF exposure limits. The NOI reiterates that the current exposure limits were adopted in…
Rank this Week: 3613

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

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

http://www.insideprivacy.com
  • May 15

    FCC Seeking Comment on Key TCPA Reform Issues in Wake of DC Circuit Ruling

    FCC Seeking Comment on Key TCPA Reform Issues in Wake of DC Circuit Ruling
    By Melanie Ramey Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) released a Public Notice seeking comment on a range of issues relevant to its interpretation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”),…
  • May 14

    Supreme Court Unanimously Holds that Unauthorized Driver Has Reasonable Expectation of Privacy in Rental Car

    Supreme Court Unanimously Holds that Unauthorized Driver Has Reasonable Expectation of Privacy in Rental Car
    By Lauren Moxley Today, the Supreme Court released its decision in Byrd v. United States.  The Court held that under the Fourth Amendment, a driver of a rental vehicle can challenge a search of the vehicle even if he is not listed as an…
  • May 9

    Covington IoT Update: U.S. Legislative Roundup on IoT

    Covington IoT Update: U.S. Legislative Roundup on IoT
    As policymakers weigh the many policy implications associated with the Internet of Things (“IoT”), U.S. lawmakers have put forward a variety of proposals for studying—and regulating—IoT devices.  Although the…
Rank this Week: 3544

Crime in the Suites

Crime in the Suites

Covers white collar defense issues, including civil forfeiture, federal crimes, federal sentencing and internet law. By the Ifrah Law Firm.

http://crimeinthesuites.com/
  • May 15

    How to Raise Capital Through Registration Exempt ICO

    How to Raise Capital Through Registration Exempt ICO
    The SEC has strongly indicated that initial coin offerings (ICOs) will be treated as securities, and thus must comply with various registration and disclosure requirements before being used to raise capital. Companies do have, however,…
  • Apr 23

    Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein to Make First Supreme Court Appearance in Sentencing Case, Even as Rumors Continue to Swirl of Potential Firing

    Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein to Make First Supreme Court Appearance in Sentencing Case, Even as Rumors Continue to Swirl of Potential Firing
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will be arguing before the Supreme Court today for the first time in his nearly thirty-year government career even as rumors abound that Donald Trump is talking about firing him to cut off investigations…
  • Apr 19

    New York AG Puts Crypto Exchanges in the Crosshair

    New York AG Puts Crypto Exchanges in the Crosshair
    Following on the heels of the SEC’s announcement of subpoenas to crypto exchanges and token issuers, yesterday New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced “the Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative,” which he…
Rank this Week: 2958

The Law Offices of David Stein…

The Law Offices of David Stein Blog

Covers family law.

http://www.familylawdc.com/blog/
  • May 11

    BREATHALYZER DEVICE: CHALLENGING RESULTS IN COURT: DC DUI LAWYER

    BREATHALYZER DEVICE: CHALLENGING RESULTS IN COURT: DC DUI LAWYER
    The most prevalent form of measuring intoxication by the law enforcement is the breathalyzer. The device is designed to measure the levels of alcohol in the lungs and not in the breath. Thus a sip of alcohol and testing right after would not…
  • May 6

    DC VOYEURISM STATUTE: DC CRIMINAL LAWYER

    DC VOYEURISM STATUTE: DC CRIMINAL LAWYER
    The Court of Appeals in Castillo v. U.S., decided on march 8, 2018, once again addressed, defined and further expanded certain statutory provision and language of the Voyeurism Statute. Castillo, a cleaning employee of a restaurant was…
  • Apr 15

    INEFFECTIVE ASSISTANCE OF COUNSEL: RECENT COURT OF APPEALS DECISION: DC CRIMINAL LAWYER

    INEFFECTIVE ASSISTANCE OF COUNSEL: RECENT COURT OF APPEALS DECISION: DC CRIMINAL LAWYER
    D.C Code §23-110, the main statutory language for ineffective assistance of counsel provides for the judicial officer an authority for reversal of sentence due to “denial or infringement” of the defendant’s…
Rank this Week: 3431

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: 2026

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • May 11

    2018 Student Library Survey: Resources and Services Update

    2018 Student Library Survey: Resources and Services Update
    In the recent student survey, we received several requests for services or resources that we already offer, and we are pleased to highlight them here. If you have additional questions about any of these, please contact any of our service…
  • Apr 24

    Results of the 2018 Student Library Survey

    Results of the 2018 Student Library Survey
    We have concluded the 2018 Annual Student Survey for the Georgetown Law Library. This year, 370 students responded. Thank you. We appreciate all feedback. Here’s a quick overview of the representation of student responses: All…
  • Apr 23

    Library Training for Faculty Research Assistant

    Library Training for Faculty Research Assistant
    The library will be hosting two training sessions for new faculty research assistants this summer.  In this training, RAs will learn about library services and policies and will gain an introduction to our databases and to…
Rank this Week: 2057

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/
  • May 9

    The Royal wedding: a prince, a Hollywood star…and IP law

    The Royal wedding: a prince, a Hollywood star…and IP law
    With the Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Hollywood star Meghan Markle fast approaching, companies may be looking at leveraging the glamour of this event in their advertising and products and capitalising on the ‘Royal effect’.…
  • May 3

    Career Step – Lessons on joint authorship of copyright

    Career Step – Lessons on joint authorship of copyright
    A recent decision of the Federal Court of Australia, Career Step, LLC v TalentMed Pty Ltd (No 2) [2018] FCA 132 (Career Step) provides a useful reminder of the principles that apply when determining whether a new copyright work is the result…
  • May 1

    Canada: out of line in combatting counterfeiting

    Canada: out of line in combatting counterfeiting
    For the first time since 2012, Canada has once again been named to the “Priority” Watch List in the 2018 Special 301 Report on Intellectual Property Rights, put out by the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR).…
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Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

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

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
Rank this Week: 2924

The Kaplan Law Firm Blog

The Kaplan Law Firm Blog

Covers federal, DC and Virginia law.

http://thekaplanlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Apr 22

    Firm’s Client Regains U.S. Citizenship

    Firm’s Client Regains U.S. Citizenship
    Earlier this month The Kaplan Law Firm convinced the United States Department of State to restore the citizenship of a client of the firm.  The client, who resides in Western Europe, had renounced her citizenship several years ago. …
  • Dec 19

    Settlement in Case Involving First Amendment and SLAPP Issue

    Settlement in Case Involving First Amendment and SLAPP Issue
    A noteworthy case involving free speech issues in which The Kaplan Law Firm represented the Defendant has settled.  The Plaintiff in the case, titled Bret Wade v Erin Foster, had sued my client, Erin Foster, for over $1.5…
  • Nov 4

    Panelist at Unpaid Wages Discussion

    Panelist at Unpaid Wages Discussion
    On Friday I was a panelist on a discussion of a successful unpaid wages case I brought on behalf of individuals who had worked as electricians and assistant electricians on construction projects in the Washington, D.C. area. The event,…
Rank this Week: 3271

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/
  • Apr 16

    Cutback of CFPB Activities Invites State Authorities to Act — But Will They?

    Cutback of CFPB Activities Invites State Authorities to Act — But Will They?
    Amid the uncertainty over the future of the CFPB, another continuing question is whether state consumer protection authorities will act to fill gaps left by the CFPB’s inaction. State attorneys general have tools available to pursue…
  • Apr 10

    CFPB Requests for Public Comments Foreshadow Possible Large-Scale Change

    CFPB Requests for Public Comments Foreshadow Possible Large-Scale Change
    As federal legislation abridging the Dodd-Frank Act remains in play, comparably radical changes to federal financial supervision could come without any need for Congressional action. This could happen through federal banking agencies’…
  • Feb 27

    Latest PHH v. CFPB Ruling Brings RESPA and CFPB Enforcement Approaches Back in Focu

    Latest PHH v. CFPB Ruling Brings RESPA and CFPB Enforcement Approaches Back in Focu
    It has been almost easy to forget that the PHH v. CFPB case started life as an appeal of an enforcement action taken by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for purported violations of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act…
Rank this Week: 1200

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/
  • Apr 9

    PA Superior Court revives trespass claim against fracking company

    PA Superior Court revives trespass claim against fracking company
    Last Monday, a three-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court revived a trespass claim against a fracking company. The claim, which was previously defeated by summary judgment, could return to the trial court for determination of…
  • Feb 28

    Study observes possible links between hydraulic fracturing wastewater injection and seismic activity in Kansa

    Study observes possible links between hydraulic fracturing wastewater injection and seismic activity in Kansa
    A new study published this month purports to link seismic activity in Kansas to wastewater disposal associated with hydraulic fracturing. Justin Rubinstein, the lead researcher, suggested that further research was needed to examine the…
  • Jan 26

    Controversial study attempts to link fracking to poor infant health

    Controversial study attempts to link fracking to poor infant health
    Last month, in an article published in the journal Science Advances, economics professors at Princeton University, the University of Chicago, and the University of California, Los Angeles attempted to link fracking to low birth weight. The…
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Pay to Play Law Blog

Pay to Play Law Blog

Covers pay-to-play legislative developments. By McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP.

http://www.paytoplaylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3604

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Covers antitrust. By Doyle, Barlow & Mazard PLLC.

https://www.antitrustlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 12

    Air Medical Group Negotiates Consent Decree to Resolve FTC’s Competition Concern

    Air Medical Group Negotiates Consent Decree to Resolve FTC’s Competition Concern
    On March 7, 2018, the United States Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced it entered into a settlement agreement with Air Medical Group allowing it to acquire AMR for $2.4 billion. The two providers of ambulance services…
  • Mar 9

    Trump’s DOJ Blocks JV from Permanently Combining

    Trump’s DOJ Blocks JV from Permanently Combining
    On March 5, 2018, Sparton Corporation (“Sparton”) announced the termination by Sparton and Ultra Electronics Holdings plc (“Ultra”) of their July 7, 2017 merger agreement. According to Sparton, during the review…
  • Mar 8

    FTC Blocks Cooking Oil Merger Citing Some “Hot Docs”

    FTC Blocks Cooking Oil Merger Citing Some “Hot Docs”
    On March 5, 2018, the United States Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) filed an administrative complaint alleging that J.M. Smucker Co.’s (“Smucker”) proposed $285 million acquisition of Conagra Brands,…
Rank this Week: 1314

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/
Rank this Week: 2964

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 6

    Wrongful Death Damage Recovery

    Wrongful Death Damage Recovery
    Wrongful Death Damage Recovery from Brien Roche Law A wrongful death action in Virginia is recognized by statute.  The statute is found at Virginia Code § 8.01-50. A wrongful death action is an action that is brought by the…
  • Feb 2

    Spoliation of Evidence

    Spoliation of Evidence
    Spoliation of Evidence from Brien Roche Law Spoliation of evidence issues may arise in premises liability and also product liability cases.  In particular if a potential defendant is in possession of evidence, whether it be photographic,…
  • Jan 20

    The Defense of Fault in Fraud Claim

    The Defense of Fault in Fraud Claim
    The Defense of Fault in Fraud Claims from Brien Roche Law Promissory fraud is that variety of fraud wherein the misrepresentation is the state of mind of the promisor.  For instance if I promise to do something for you and when I make…
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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
  • Jan 26

    “He does not see the bend, behind, that will take him from view”

    “He does not see the bend, behind, that will take him from view”
    “Davon” is dead. This is what his former social worker tells me. I don’t ask for details. That would be rude. Besides, I am pretty sure I already know the answer. Davon was 13 years old when I... Read More
  • Jan 24

    “No Questions, Your Honor”

    “No Questions, Your Honor”
    When it comes to cross-examination, I consider myself a minimalist. I figure out what I need from the witness. I tell my version of the story. And I ask the witness to agree with me. Some lawyers have... Read More
  • Jul 24

    I didn’t say, “Simon says”

    I didn’t say, “Simon says”
    Q:            Officer. You testified on direct that my client was talkative when you first approached his car. A:            Yes. As…
Rank this Week: 4232

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/
  • Jan 11

    Beyond Intrapreneur - Podcast

    Beyond Intrapreneur - Podcast
    P3 — The Practice Innovation Conference brings you an all-new installment of P3cast featuring a very special conversation between Seyfarth Shaw's Kim Craig and Joshua "Josh" Kubicki. The two have worked together for years and were…
  • Oct 5

    The Importance of the Client Journey - Talk

    The Importance of the Client Journey - Talk
    This talk was given at the 2017 Clio Conference. 
  • May 22

    "Be an Intrapreneur" - Inspiration for Legal Marketer

    "Be an Intrapreneur" - Inspiration for Legal Marketer
    Kim Craig, Managing Director, Lean Solutions, at Seyfarth, kicked off her LMA P3 introduction of Josh Kubicki with this quote and it could not have set the stage better.Josh, Chief Strategy Officer at Seyfarth, began his keynote presentation…
Rank this Week: 4262