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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/
Rank this Week: 2013

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: 4820

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: 253

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

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

    Russia Under Scrutiny

    Russia Under Scrutiny
    This post was written by Brooke Ringel and originally posted on Kelley Drye’s Trade and Manufacturing Monitor Blog. Earlier this month, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) published a notice seeking public…
  • Jul 31

    EIA: Wyoming, Texas, and Pennsylvania Rank as The Top Net Energy Suppliers Among State

    EIA: Wyoming, Texas, and Pennsylvania Rank as The Top Net Energy Suppliers Among State
    “EIA recently released State Energy Data System estimates for net energy supply, which provide data on each state’s total primary energy production and consumption. Wyoming, Texas, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and North Dakota…
  • Jul 26

    California Counties and City Sue Energy Companies over Climate Change, Sea Level Rise

    California Counties and City Sue Energy Companies over Climate Change, Sea Level Rise
    Using a legal strategy resembling the one that won multi-billion dollar awards from tobacco companies, two California counties and one California municipality filed coordinated environmental lawsuits in California state court, blaming 37 oil,…
Rank this Week: 3693

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: 2576

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Aug 22

    Prison contractors pays $2.75 million in alleged kickback scheme

    Prison contractors pays $2.75 million in alleged kickback scheme
    On June 5, the Department of Justice announced that Texas-based Medical Solutions, Inc., and its former president had agreed to pay $2.75 million to settle civil allegations that the company had paid a kickback in the form of a consulting…
  • Jun 15

    eClinicalWorks pays $155 million to settle False Claims Act allegation

    eClinicalWorks pays $155 million to settle False Claims Act allegation
    On May 31, the Department of Justice announced that a large electronic health care records provider, eClinicalWorks, had agreed to pay $155 million to settle civil allegations, originally brought by a whistleblower, that the company…
  • May 31

    Medicare Advantage company, former CEO pay $32.5 million to settle false claims allegation

    Medicare Advantage company, former CEO pay $32.5 million to settle false claims allegation
    On May 30, the Department of Justice announced that Tampa, Florida-based Freedom Health, related companies and its former CEO have agreed to pay a combined $32.5 million to settle civil allegations, originally brought by a whistleblower, that…
Rank this Week: 219

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/
  • Aug 22

    Reminder: No Ostensible Subcontractor Protests At GAO

    Reminder: No Ostensible Subcontractor Protests At GAO
    The GAO lacks jurisdiction to consider a challenge to a contract awardee’s size status, including questions of whether the awardee is affiliated with its subcontractor under the ostensible subcontractor rule. In a recent bid protest…
  • Aug 18

    Agency Insists On Subcontract With OEM; GAO Agree

    Agency Insists On Subcontract With OEM; GAO Agree
    Subcontracting is a way of life for many federal government contractors; however, the identification and selection of such subcontractors is usually left up to the reasonable discretion of the prime contractor. So what happens when a…
  • Aug 18

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: August 14-18, 2017

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: August 14-18, 2017
    With what is being deemed “The Great American Eclipse” ready to hit the skies on Monday, there is a lot of excitement in the air here in Lawrence. We are just off the path of totality and are expecting 99.3% coverage. My…
Rank this Week: 724

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

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

    Federal Circuit Provides More Guidance On Biosimilar Patent Litigation

    Federal Circuit Provides More Guidance On Biosimilar Patent Litigation
    In Amgen Inc. v. Hospira, Inc., the Federal Circuit held that Amgen could not obtain discovery related to activities that might infringe a patent that it had not asserted in its biosimilar patent litigation against Hospira.…
  • Aug 14

    Federal Circuit Criticizes PTAB Reliance On Routine Testing

    Federal Circuit Criticizes PTAB Reliance On Routine Testing
    In Honeywell International, Inc. v. Mexichem Amanco Holdings S.A. DE C.V., the Federal Circuit vacated the decision of the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board that invalidated Honeywell’s patent in an inter partes reexamination…
  • Aug 7

    A Look At The USPTO Patent Eligible Subject Matter Report

    A Look At The USPTO Patent Eligible Subject Matter Report
    On July 24, 2017, the USPTO issued a 48-page report on Patent Eligible Subject Matter. The report summarizes key court decisions interpreting and applying 35 USC § 101, international views on eligible subject matter, and public…
Rank this Week: 3685

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: 2968

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

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

    CBO releases report on effects of terminating ACA cost-sharing reduction payments; CMS proposes to end two incentive payment model

    CBO releases report on effects of terminating ACA cost-sharing reduction payments; CMS proposes to end two incentive payment model
    On August 15, the Congressional Budget Office (“CBO”) released a report on the effects of terminating payments to insurers for cost-sharing reductions under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) in 2017. The CBO estimated…
  • Aug 18

    Government audits shift to high error rates and significant variance

    Government audits shift to high error rates and significant variance
    CMS has revamped its approach to pursuing alleged improper payments. Its new audit strategy with Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) will target providers and suppliers with the highest error rates or the most significant…
  • Aug 18

    Australia: Improvements for GMP clearance

    Australia: Improvements for GMP clearance
    Australia’s therapeutic goods regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has announced that it is planning improvements around Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) clearance. As part of this, the TGA will be publishing an…
Rank this Week: 2000

Regan Zambri Long Blog

Regan Zambri Long Blog

Covers personal injury news.

http://www.rhllaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Aug 21

    Massive Recall of Glitter iPhone Cases Due to Burns: What You Need to Know

    Massive Recall of Glitter iPhone Cases Due to Burns: What You Need to Know
    They are shiny, glittery and very popular among young people—but they are also apparently unsafe. Last week, as ABC News reports, the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a massive recall of liquid glitter…
  • Aug 18

    New to the D.C. Subway and Rails? Lurking Dangers and Tips to Stay Safe

    New to the D.C. Subway and Rails? Lurking Dangers and Tips to Stay Safe
    While millions of travelers ride the rails daily, the Washington, DC subway and rail system (often called the “Metro” or “Metrorail”) is certainly no stranger to safety issues. Last year, the entire system…
  • Aug 17

    Could My Vehicle Suffer from a Seatback Failure?

    Could My Vehicle Suffer from a Seatback Failure?
    Last year, members of Congress addressed seatback failures, a major safety problem present in millions of vehicles. During rear-end collisions, seats in these vehicles may launch backwards into other occupants. More than 100 people in…
Rank this Week: 1983

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: 1884

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/
  • Aug 20

    Court decision highlights difficulty in challenging innovation patent

    Court decision highlights difficulty in challenging innovation patent
    Late last month, Justice Burley handed down his decision in Doric Products Pty Ltd v Asia Pacific Trading (Aust) Pty Ltd [2017] FCA 849. The decision provides a useful illustration of how Australian Courts will approach construction,…
  • Aug 20

    Australian Modern Slavery Act: Why big brands will have nowhere to hide

    Australian Modern Slavery Act: Why big brands will have nowhere to hide
    The Australian Government has just confirmed that new legislation will be introduced requiring large Australian businesses to report annually on their efforts to address modern slavery. The result will be a framework similar to the…
  • Aug 14

    Protest Site Grounded for Using Adulterated Trademark

    Protest Site Grounded for Using Adulterated Trademark
    In United Airlines, Inc. v. Cooperstock, 2017 FC 616, the Federal Court of Canada enjoined a disgruntled traveler from using colorable variations of United Airlines’ trademarks on a protest website he set up at www.untied.com.…
Rank this Week: 2011

The Law Offices of David Stein…

The Law Offices of David Stein Blog

Covers family law.

http://www.familylawdc.com/blog/
  • Aug 20

    Excited Utterance Exception; Admissibility of the 911 tapes; Recent Court of Appeals Decision:

    Excited Utterance Exception; Admissibility of the 911 tapes; Recent Court of Appeals Decision:
      Oftentimes in the domestic violence assault cases, the complainant does not actually testify for one reason or another. In such cases, the government attempts to introduce the 911 reporting/call of the complainant in lieu of the…
  • Aug 6

    TREATMENT IN LIEU OF CRIMINAL PROSECUTION

    TREATMENT IN LIEU OF CRIMINAL PROSECUTION
    The Court of Appeals in Paz Cruz v. United States, decided on August 3, 2017, analyzed and highlighted the DC Statute that provides a legal basis for seeking alcohol treatment in lieu of criminal prosecution. Specifically, DC Code §…
  • Jul 23

    STEP-PARENT/DOMESTIC PARTNER ADOPTION: LEGAL PARAMETERS

    STEP-PARENT/DOMESTIC PARTNER ADOPTION: LEGAL PARAMETERS
    While the decision to adopt a child can be an exciting one, the complexities of adoption laws and the corresponding regulations can be potentially discouraging or overwhelming for the prospective families. Step-parent adoption is a type of…
Rank this Week: 3649

D.C. Law Blog

D.C. Law Blog

A blog for lawyers about civil litigation in the D.C. Courts.

http://melcherlaw.com/dc-law-blog
Rank this Week: 1688

D.C. Law Blog

D.C. Law Blog

Covers civil litigation in the District of Columbia. By Douglas C. Melcher.

http://melcherlaw.com/dc-law-blog
Rank this Week: 1702

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://melcherlaw.com/dc-law-blog
Rank this Week: 2758

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/
  • Aug 19

    Left Wing Dictatorship Smothered Venezuela Democracy Yesterday

    Left Wing Dictatorship Smothered Venezuela Democracy Yesterday
    The political situation in Venezuela continues to go from bad to worse. If you’re in the camp that believes saving democratic institutions stood a chance in Venezuela, yesterday should serve as your last wake up call. Stop hitting the…
  • Aug 18

    Hizbollah in Latin America, Congress Should OK New Sanction

    Hizbollah in Latin America, Congress Should OK New Sanction
    On this blog, since at least 2008 (a few posts here, here, and here), we’ve published several posts about Hezbollah in Latin America and the threats posed by other radical terrorists groups in Latin America. I started studying the…
  • Jul 15

    Venezuela Inks MOU with American Oil Drilling Company

    Venezuela Inks MOU with American Oil Drilling Company
    For colleagues who follow matters in Venezuela, it seems as if the Venezuela regime is supposedly inking contracts with American companies. According to an article that appeared in the government-owned Telesur media outlet, officials…
Rank this Week: 782

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Aug 18

    Welcome to the Georgetown Law Library!

    Welcome to the Georgetown Law Library!
      All incoming students were sent registration information for Westlaw, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg Law to their unique @georgetown.edu email from the library.  If you can’t find the email, check your SPAM folder or the…
  • Aug 14

    Farewell to the Dengrove Courtroom Sketche

    Farewell to the Dengrove Courtroom Sketche
    Students returning to campus this fall may wonder what happened to the intriguing courtroom sketches that were on display in the Georgetown Law Library. Their creator, Ida Libby Dengrove, drew some of the most memorable trials of the late…
  • Aug 8

    Interview Week Resource

    Interview Week Resource
    Congratulations to all participating in Interview Week. The library offers a number of resources to help you prepare for your interviews – books with sample interview questions, databases with profiles of legal employers and much more.…
Rank this Week: 542

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
  • 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…
  • Aug 3

    The French Duty of Vigilance Law: What You Need to Know

    The French Duty of Vigilance Law: What You Need to Know
    As previously noted, on February 21, 2017, the French National Assembly adopted a law establishing a “duty of vigilance” for large multinational firms carrying out all or part of their activity in France. In a subsequent…
  • Jul 28

    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 decision by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice addressing a…
Rank this Week: 3770

McDevitt Law Office

McDevitt Law Office

Covers estate planning and family law in Virginia.

http://www.mcdevittlaw.net/blog-index/
  • 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…
  • Jun 26

    The financial effects of divorce

    The financial effects of divorce
    Divorce can be an extremely devastating experience, both emotionally and financially. According to some researchers, divorced spouses would, on average, require a 30 percent rise in their income to retain the same standard of living that they…
  • Jun 12

    Military benefits at issue in divorce

    Military benefits at issue in divorce
    The Supreme Court recently heard a case concerning family law and military benefits in which there was a disagreement between divorced spouses regarding the wife’s share of the husband’s military retirement pay. John Howell spent…
Rank this Week: 1905

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
Rank this Week: 193

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/
  • Aug 18

    Consumers beware: There’s lots of ugly in beauty product

    Consumers beware: There’s lots of ugly in beauty product
    The quest for beauty—whether skin deep or in the eye of the beholder—not only carries high costs. It also can be health risky. Jane Brody reminds us in the New York Times that due “to a lack of federal regulations, the…
  • Aug 16

    While other addictions hit crisis levels, we can’t ignore soaring alcohol woe

    While other addictions hit crisis levels, we can’t ignore soaring alcohol woe
    It’s more than happy hour chardonnays with office mates or malt liquors  at a summer barbecue. Public health experts are warning that alcohol drinking is rising sharply, and in especially worrisome fashion for women, seniors,…
  • Aug 13

    D.C. hospital crackdown shows how patient safety information stays secret

    D.C. hospital crackdown shows how patient safety information stays secret
    Health officials caught expectant mothers, local politicians, and the D.C. community off guard by ordering the only full-service hospital in the southeast part of the District of Columbia to stop delivering babies and to shut its nursery for…
Rank this Week: 1289

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/
Rank this Week: 1997

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Aug 17

    Webinar on September 13: Privacy and Data Security for the Generalist In-House Counsel

    Webinar on September 13: Privacy and Data Security for the Generalist In-House Counsel
    Privacy and data security have rocketed to the top of the list of concerns for all corporate boards. Whether you are a technology company, a biotech, or a traditional widget maker, your company has confidential information about its products,…
  • Aug 16

    Mistake in Your Credit Report? The Latest Spokeo Decision Suggests You May Have A Case.

    Mistake in Your Credit Report? The Latest Spokeo Decision Suggests You May Have A Case.
    In the 9th Circuit’s August 15, 2017 decision in Robins v. Spokeo, the latest in the long-running legal debate about when a consumer cause of action exists for a data breach, the 9th Circuit has declared that inaccuracies in a published…
  • Aug 11

    Can Procurement Law Slow Down Data Breach Response? A Closer Look.

    Can Procurement Law Slow Down Data Breach Response? A Closer Look.
    What happens when state and local governments respond to significant data breaches?  They often turn to the private sector for breach response capabilities in order to mitigate damages.  Speed is the name of the game, and state and…
Rank this Week: 3772

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Aug 17

    Executive Order Aims to Streamline Environmental Permitting of Infrastructure Project

    Executive Order Aims to Streamline Environmental Permitting of Infrastructure Project
    In furtherance of the administration’s broad infrastructure initiative, President Trump on August 15 signed an executive order (EO) entitled “Establishing Discipline and Accountability in the Environmental Review…
  • Aug 9

    National Marine Fisheries Service Declines to List Pacific Bluefin Tuna

    National Marine Fisheries Service Declines to List Pacific Bluefin Tuna
    On August 9, 2017, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) issued a 12-month finding on a petition to list the Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) as an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA),…
  • Aug 3

    Federal Appeals Court Keeps Great Lakes Grey Wolves Listed As Threatened

    Federal Appeals Court Keeps Great Lakes Grey Wolves Listed As Threatened
    On August 1, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a decision in Humane Society of the U.S. v. Zinke, Case No. 15-5041 (Aug. 1, 2017), affirming a district court decision that keeps the Western Great…
Rank this Week: 4458

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: 4659

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/
  • 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…
  • Aug 8

    German Court: Monitoring of Employees by Key Logger is Not Allowed

    German Court: Monitoring of Employees by Key Logger is Not Allowed
    The German federal labor court held in a recent decision (Bundesarbeitsgericht, 27 July 2017 – case no. 2 AZR 681/16) that the use of evidence obtained through the use of key logger software is not permitted under current German privacy…
  • Aug 3

    Senators Introduce IoT Cybersecurity Bill

    Senators Introduce IoT Cybersecurity Bill
    On August 1, 2017, Senators unveiled a bipartisan bill to mandate baseline cybersecurity requirements for internet connected devices purchased by the federal government. Recent attacks demonstrate that connected devices, which make up the…
Rank this Week: 2004

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/
  • Aug 15

    The Social Cost of Carbon: Not Too Speculative for NEPA

    The Social Cost of Carbon: Not Too Speculative for NEPA
    Earlier this week, the Judge Donald Malloy of the District Court for the District of Montana granted summary judgment to the Montana Environmental Information Center on several of its claims alleging that the Office of Surface Mining had…
  • Aug 9

    The Montreal Protocol Is Not a Climate Change Statute

    The Montreal Protocol Is Not a Climate Change Statute
    Earlier this week, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down part of an EPA rule promulgated pursuant to the Montreal Protocol.  The section that was struck down would have required manufacturers of HFC-134a, which is not…
  • Aug 4

    Coming Soon To a Massachusetts Facility Near You: More Citizen Enforcement?

    Coming Soon To a Massachusetts Facility Near You: More Citizen Enforcement?
    Earlier this week, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs went live with two new web sites intended to increase the public availability of information concerning regulated entities in Massachusetts.  The first,…
Rank this Week: 313

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: 1627

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 21

    Why Banning Criminals from the Web Doesn’t Work

    Why Banning Criminals from the Web Doesn’t Work
    A few weeks ago, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling in Packingham v. North Carolina, 137 S. Ct. 1730 (U.S. 2017) invalidating a state law outlawing registered sex offenders from accessing websites which could facilitate…
  • Jul 19

    You Can’t Run From Justice

    You Can’t Run From Justice
    Just last week, a Kentucky lawyer by the name of Eric Conn was sentenced to twelve years in prison by a federal judge for bribery and theft of government money.  Though similar sentences are doled out around the country on a daily basis,…
Rank this Week: 3064

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: 3735

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 5

    The Logic of the Contingent Fee System in Injury Case

    The Logic of the Contingent Fee System in Injury Case
    The Logic of the Contingent Fee System in Injury Cases from Brien Roche Law As is true with many things associated with trial lawyers, there is a great deal of controversy associated with the contingent fee system in regards to injury claims.…
  • Aug 4

    Overcoming Jury Bia

    Overcoming Jury Bia
    Overcoming Jury Bias from Brien Roche Law Overcoming jury bias is a problem that every trial lawyer confronts.  Jury bias doesn’t mean that the members of the jury are necessarily biased specifically against the plaintiff.…
  • May 12

    2017 General Assembly Update

    2017 General Assembly Update
    2017 General Assembly Update from Brien Roche Law What follows is a summary of recent legislation from the 2017 General Assembly.  This summary was actually prepared by Senator Scott A. Surovell who also is the sponsor of many of these…
Rank this Week: 338

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 5

    More production cuts possible in Europe’s Groningen gas field due to earthquake

    More production cuts possible in Europe’s Groningen gas field due to earthquake
    Authorities in the Netherlands have proposed more production cuts in the Groningen gas field, Europe’s largest, in response to earthquake concerns. The cuts would limit production by another 10%, in addition to cuts that have already…
Rank this Week: 2001

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: 1981

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: 3782

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
  • 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…
  • May 10

    An Ethical Prosecutor Confronts Her Own Witne

    An Ethical Prosecutor Confronts Her Own Witne
    BY DEFENSE COUNSEL ON CROSS Q: Ms. Smith, do you have an email account? A: Do I have an e-mail account? Q: Yes. A: I do. Q: Is it a Yahoo account? A: No. Q: What is your... Read More
  • Apr 4

    At Least There Are No Spelling Error

    At Least There Are No Spelling Error
    The President of the United States has access to the best minds in the country. Presumably, this includes people with a basic grasp of grammar and syntax. “Despite this substantial income figure and tax paid, it is totally... Read More
Rank this Week: 4858

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • 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…
  • Jun 25

    Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Internal Whistleblowers Can Bring Dodd-Frank Retaliation Claim

    Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Internal Whistleblowers Can Bring Dodd-Frank Retaliation Claim
    The Dodd-Frank Act, passed in 2010, includes a new cause of action for whistleblowers who claim that their employer retaliated against them for reporting wrongdoing. But it’s not yet certain whether a whistleblower who blew the whistle…
  • Jun 13

    Cardiac Arrest: A CEO’s Story of Criminal Jeopardy

    Cardiac Arrest: A CEO’s Story of Criminal Jeopardy
    When an executive becomes embroiled in a dispute with an employer, the executive tends to take it personally. And when the executive’s conflict is with the government, the executive’s sense of outrage ratchets up even more. Case…
Rank this Week: 2361

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: 3334

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: 813

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Covers antitrust. By Doyle, Barlow & Mazard PLLC.

https://www.antitrustlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    FTC Blocks Small Physician Group Deal

    FTC Blocks Small Physician Group Deal
    On June 22, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission and the Attorney General of North Dakota filed a complaint to block Sanford Health’s proposed acquisition of Mid Dakota Clinic, seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary…
  • Jun 20

    FTC Protects Daily Fantasy Sports Customers By Challenging The Merger of DraftKings and FanDuel

    FTC Protects Daily Fantasy Sports Customers By Challenging The Merger of DraftKings and FanDuel
    On June 19, 2017, the Trump Administration’s Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) authorized the staff to file an antitrust complaint to block the merger of DraftKings and FanDuel, the two largest daily fantasy sports…
  • Apr 7

    EC Approves ChemChina’s Acquisition of Syngenta

    EC Approves ChemChina’s Acquisition of Syngenta
    On April 5, 2017, the EC approved China National Chemical Corporation’s (“ChemChina”) proposed acquisition of  Syngenta AG (“Syngenta).  The approval is conditional on the divestiture of significant parts of…
Rank this Week: 1874

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/
Rank this Week: 2002

Nonprofit News

Nonprofit News

Covers the representation of nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations, including public charities, private foundations (company-sponsored and family-endowed), social welfare organizations, trade associations, hospitals, private schools, colleges and universities and charitable trusts. By Anthony & Middlebrook.

http://www.amlawteam.com/blog/
  • Jun 26

    Churches now eligible for some public funds says Supreme Court

    Churches now eligible for some public funds says Supreme Court
    On Monday, June 26, 2017, the Supreme Court ruled in the Trinity Luther Church of Columbia, Inc, v. Missouri Department of Natural Resources case that religious organizations should be eligible to receive public funds for purely secular…
  • Jun 30

    U.S. Supreme Court Delivers Hobby Lobby Opinion

    U.S. Supreme Court Delivers Hobby Lobby Opinion
    In a much anticipated ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered an opinion today on the Hobby Lobby case with Justice Alito writing the opinion.  The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, was at the center of the dispute;…
  • Dec 11

    Satanists seek spot next to Ten Commandments monument on steps of Oklahoma’s Statehouse

    Satanists seek spot next to Ten Commandments monument on steps of Oklahoma’s Statehouse
    In their zeal to tout their faith in the public square, conservatives in Oklahoma may have unwittingly opened the door to a wide range of religious groups, including satanists who are seeking to put their own statue next to a Ten Commandments…
Rank this Week: 3255

Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

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

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
Rank this Week: 2927

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: 3756