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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: 120

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: 3244

Patient Safety Blog

Patient Safety Blog

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

http://www.protectpatientsblog.com/
  • Oct 22

    Shame and blame in a lame nomination for drug policy chief

    Shame and blame in a lame nomination for drug policy chief
    Some powerful political players deserve a big dose of public condemnation for bungling and stalling the nation’s desperately needed war on the epidemic abuse of opioid drugs. President Trump  can step up for the first of a series…
  • Oct 20

    As infertility, testicular cancer rates rise, is it time for male private(s) talk?

    As infertility, testicular cancer rates rise, is it time for male private(s) talk?
    Gentlemen, rev those engines of anxiety: Male infertility rates are on the rise, as are those for testicular cancer. Meantime, a global effort to improve one of the most common forms of male contraception may provoke some uncomfortable…
  • Oct 19

    Little red pills, given off-label to seniors by the millions, are no laughing matter

    Little red pills, given off-label to seniors by the millions, are no laughing matter
    With baby boomers leading a graying wave that’s sweeping the nation, there’s little wonder why there’s a furious search under way to medically assist and to support seniors suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s…
Rank this Week: 754

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: 4596

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

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

http://www.insideprivacy.com
  • Oct 20

    National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Q&A with Kristof Van Quathem

    National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Q&A with Kristof Van Quathem
    Kristof Van Quathem, special counsel in Covington’s Brussels office, advises clients on data protection, data security, and cybercrime matters. He has been specializing in this area for over fifteen years and covers the entire spectrum…
  • Oct 19

    Advisory Committee to the Congressional Internet Caucus Discusses Vulnerability Disclosure

    Advisory Committee to the Congressional Internet Caucus Discusses Vulnerability Disclosure
    Last week, the Advisory Committee to the Congressional Internet Caucus hosted “Hacking: What Color Is Your Hat? Vulnerability Disclosures and the Law,” a discussion on the importance of vulnerability disclosures to protect…
  • Oct 18

    China Revises Proposals on Regulation of Commercial Encryption

    China Revises Proposals on Regulation of Commercial Encryption
    In the past three weeks, China’s State Council and the State Cryptography Administration (“SCA”) issued two documents that reveal a major change in the regulatory regime governing commercial encryption products in China,…
Rank this Week: 3379

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/
  • Oct 20

    InsurTech series: Is InsurTech going to be disruptive for the insurance industry?

    InsurTech series: Is InsurTech going to be disruptive for the insurance industry?
    Nicholas Berry, a partner in London and Chris Sandilands, a partner from Oxbow Partners, present a video series on InsurTech. Watch the second video in the series: Is InsurTech going to be disruptive for the…
  • Oct 20

    InsurTech series: Is InsurTech something new?

    InsurTech series: Is InsurTech something new?
    Nicholas Berry, a partner in London and Chris Sandilands, a partner from Oxbow Partners, present a video series on InsurTech. Watch the first video in the series: InsurTech series: Is InsurTech something new?…
  • Oct 20

    FCA review of debt management sector gets underway

    FCA review of debt management sector gets underway
    The FCA has announced that it is undertaking a thematic review of the debt management sector, in line with the commitment made in its 2017/18 Business Plan. The scope of the FCA’s review will be based on a sample of both fee-charging…
Rank this Week: 1205

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/
  • Oct 20

    Employment Tribunal Fees – Refund Scheme

    Employment Tribunal Fees – Refund Scheme
    The government announced the first stage of its employment tribunal fees refund scheme on 20 October 2017. As set out in our previous post http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/2017/07/uk-employment-tribunal-fees-unlawful/  the Supreme…
  • Oct 19

    Paid leave granted to an Italian university employee for pet care

    Paid leave granted to an Italian university employee for pet care
    An employee of an Italian university in Rome has successfully obtained a two-day paid leave of absence from work to care for his pet dog, which had undergone surgery and required special assistance for an additional day to recover. The…
  • Oct 17

    Local doesn’t make the grade: The need to accommodate employees with anxiety when writing qualifying exam

    Local doesn’t make the grade: The need to accommodate employees with anxiety when writing qualifying exam
    John Betts, (the “Applicant”) was a carpenter and member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 1256 (the “Union”). While the parties were not engaged in a traditional employer-employee…
Rank this Week: 1200

Small Government Contracts Blog

Small Government Contracts Blog

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

http://smallgovcon.com/
  • Oct 20

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: October 16-20, 2017

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: October 16-20, 2017
    My Cubs couldn’t pull off the World Series repeat, losing badly to the Dodgers last night in the National League Championship Series.  And you know what?  I’m okay with it.  We Cubs fans are a different breed: after…
  • Oct 19

    WOSB Program: Company Ineligible Because Husband Managed Busine

    WOSB Program: Company Ineligible Because Husband Managed Busine
    A self-certified woman-owned small business was ineligible for a WOSB set-aside contract because the woman owner’s husband held the company’s highest officer position and appeared to manage its day-to-day operations. A recent SBA…
  • Oct 18

    5 Things You Should Know: SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program (The Basics)

    5 Things You Should Know: SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program (The Basics)
    If you’re a small business owner interested in government contracts, you’ve probably heard about the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program. The 8(a) Program itself is complex, but its potential benefits are tremendous. In…
Rank this Week: 2954

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: 3380

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

By Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC.

https://immigrationlawdc.com/news
  • Oct 20

    DOJ To Turn Immigration Judges Into ‘Assembly Line Workers’

    DOJ To Turn Immigration Judges Into ‘Assembly Line Workers’
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) is planning on implementing numerical quotas on judges as a way of tracking their  and evaluating their performance. Currently, immigration judges are not rated based on the number of cases they…
  • Oct 17

    DOD Closes Diversity Lottery 2019 Due to Technical Issue

    DOD Closes Diversity Lottery 2019 Due to Technical Issue
    Due to technical difficulties, the Department of State has closed the DV-2019 entry period, that only began on October 3, 2017.  All applications received October 3 -10 are considered not valid and have been excluded from the system. The…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3345

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Oct 19

    Hot Topics in Avian Protection

    Hot Topics in Avian Protection
    Nossaman LLP’s own Steven P. Quarles and Brooke M. Wahlberg are co-chairing CLE International’s upcoming 2nd Annual MBTA and BGEPA:  Hot Topics in Avian Protection conference.  This timely, in-person CLE will…
  • Oct 12

    Fish and Wildlife Service Makes 12-Month Findings, Denies ESA Protections for 25 Specie

    Fish and Wildlife Service Makes 12-Month Findings, Denies ESA Protections for 25 Specie
    On Thursday, October 5, 2017, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (“Service”) announced 12-month “not warranted” findings on petitions to list 25 species as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species…
  • Oct 9

    Endangered Species Act Reform – Wolves, Dollars, Data

    Endangered Species Act Reform – Wolves, Dollars, Data
    In July we reported on five bills that propose to amend various aspects of the Endangered Species Act: H.R. 2603 – would remove listings of non-native species; H.R. 717 – would modify the process for listing…
Rank this Week: 4385

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

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

    Water Shutoff in the Library

    Water Shutoff in the Library
    Tonight (October 19) starting at 8:00 pm and lasting until 9:30 pm the water supply to the Williams Library will be turned off. Please adjust your use of study spaces accordingly. Water will remain on in McDonough and Gewirz.
  • Oct 18

    Hydration Stations Throughout the Library

    Hydration Stations Throughout the Library
    We hope you’ve noticed that all of the new hydration stations are complete and we now have at least one on each floor. On the first floor, you will find one just outside of Legal Eats, while the second floor is on the right side of the…
  • Oct 4

    CLC Temporarily Closed (10/16 – 10/17)

    CLC Temporarily Closed (10/16 – 10/17)
    The Computer Learning Center (CLC) will be temporarily closed Monday, October 16 – Tuesday, October 17 while IST upgrades all 24 computers with new machines. During this time, please take advantage of the public terminals and printers…
Rank this Week: 1787

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
Rank this Week: 1203

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: 3421

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Oct 19

    JAMA: Cybersecurity Concerns and Medical Devices – Lessons from a Pacemaker Advisory

    JAMA: Cybersecurity Concerns and Medical Devices – Lessons from a Pacemaker Advisory
    Interesting viewpoints from this Journal of the American Medical Association article on FDA’s August 2017 notice re: cyber security issues with certain pacemakers, including: “This first widespread cybersecurity advisory…
  • Oct 18

    GRDP Update: WP29 Guidelines adopted for Data Protection Impact Assessment

    GRDP Update: WP29 Guidelines adopted for Data Protection Impact Assessment
    The new GDPR is much more detailed than the 1995 Directive. The GDPR has 99 articles, versus 34 in the Directive. And a few new key concepts clearly require new guidance. Since the adoption of the Regulation on 27 April 2016, the…
  • Oct 18

    Cybersecurity 2018 – The Year in Preview: HIPAA Compliance

    Cybersecurity 2018 – The Year in Preview: HIPAA Compliance
    Editors’ Note:  This is the first of a multi-part end-of-year series examining important trends in data privacy and cybersecurity during the coming year. Up next:  the emerging threat landscape. Like many things in…
Rank this Week: 3492

Washington DC Injury Lawyer Blog

Washington DC Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.washingtondcinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    Government Not Liable for Rope Swing Accident Occurring on Municipal Property

    Government Not Liable for Rope Swing Accident Occurring on Municipal Property
    Earlier this week, an appellate court in New Hampshire issued a written opinion in a personal injury lawsuit alleging that a town was liable for injuries sustained by the plaintiff while playing near a lake that was owned by the town. The…
  • Oct 10

    Government Liability for Washington, D.C. Accident

    Government Liability for Washington, D.C. Accident
    Property owners have a duty to maintain a safe location for those whom they invite onto their land. When a private landowner or business fails to safely maintain their property, and a visitor is injured as a result, the injured visitor may be…
  • Oct 3

    Plaintiffs’ Claim to Recover Medical Expenses Dismissed Because It Was Filed After the Applicable Statute of Limitation

    Plaintiffs’ Claim to Recover Medical Expenses Dismissed Because It Was Filed After the Applicable Statute of Limitation
    After any Washington, D.C. slip-and-fall accident, the injured party is entitled to pursue a claim for compensation against the party they believe to be responsible for their injuries. These Washington, D.C. premises liability claims must be…
Rank this Week: 4517

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: 1411

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: 1215

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/
Rank this Week: 3462

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
  • Oct 16

    Time to Refresh FCC Forms 499-A/Q

    Time to Refresh FCC Forms 499-A/Q
    Trends in wireline and mobile services strongly suggest a refresh to the FCC Forms 499-A/Q is in order. For purposes of brevity, this entry focuses on the Form 499-A. While changes to the forms do not address the challenge of a declining USF…
  • Oct 16

    Time to Refresh FCC Forms 499-A/Q

    Time to Refresh FCC Forms 499-A/Q
    Trends in wireline and mobile services strongly suggest a refresh to the FCC Forms 499-A/Q is in order. For purposes of brevity, this entry focuses on the Form 499-A. While changes to the forms do not address the challenge of a declining USF…
  • Sep 22

    Objectives in Negotiating Telecommunications Services Agreement

    Objectives in Negotiating Telecommunications Services Agreement
    This entry discusses the primary objectives that enterprise customers look to achieve in negotiating telecommunications services agreements. In a recent entry, we discussed the challenge counsel for enterprise customers face in confining…
Rank this Week: 3458

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Oct 16

    Energy Hearings This Week

    Energy Hearings This Week
    The House is not in session this week. The Senate is in session. Senate Appropriations — Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies markup of the “Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act,…
  • Oct 13

    Trump Announces Nomination of Two ITC Commissioner

    Trump Announces Nomination of Two ITC Commissioner
    This post was written by Heather Doherty and originally posted on Kelley Drye’s Trade and Manufacturing Monitor Blog. On September 28, President Donald Trump announced his nomination of two Commissioners to the United States…
  • Oct 12

    Commerce Announces Preliminary Subsidy Rates on Chinese and Indian Mechanical Tubing Export

    Commerce Announces Preliminary Subsidy Rates on Chinese and Indian Mechanical Tubing Export
    This post was written by Karolina Kenney and originally posted on Kelley Drye’s Trade and Manufacturing Monitor Blog. On September 19th, the Department of Commerce announced that they will impose preliminary countervailing duties…
Rank this Week: 3391

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Oct 15

    Sales Representative Who Was Paid $900,000 Can Still Claim Violation of Overtime Law, Says Federal Court

    Sales Representative Who Was Paid $900,000 Can Still Claim Violation of Overtime Law, Says Federal Court
    Under federal law, employers must pay employees time-and-a-half if they work over 40 hours in a workweek, unless the employees are exempt from the overtime law. Employers don’t usually think of an employee who takes home $900,000 in a…
  • Sep 27

    Pro Wrestling Photo Not Enough to Pin Employer

    Pro Wrestling Photo Not Enough to Pin Employer
    An employer isn’t immune from a discrimination claim when an employee quits instead of being fired. An employee who quits can still bring a “constructive discharge” claim, arguing that his working conditions were intolerable…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 458

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
  • Oct 13

    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 paper from on the proposed draft elements for an international…
  • Oct 12

    Jesner v. Arab Bank – Highlights from the Oral Argument

    Jesner v. Arab Bank – Highlights from the Oral Argument
    On Wednesday, October 11, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Jesner v. Arab Bank. The case may once and for all determine whether companies are appropriate defendants in cases filed pursuant to the Alien Tort Statute…
  • Oct 9

    New Standards of Conduct for Companies Seeking to Operate with Respect for the Rights of LGBTI People

    New Standards of Conduct for Companies Seeking to Operate with Respect for the Rights of LGBTI People
    On September 26, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights released new Standards of Conduct intended to support the business community in tackling discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex…
Rank this Week: 3461

Regan Zambri Long Blog

Regan Zambri Long Blog

Covers personal injury news.

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

    What Are Common Surgical "Never Events"?

    What Are Common Surgical "Never Events"?
    “Never events” are a nickname given to the most egregious and preventable medical mistakes. Although there are many ways patients may be harmed while receiving medical services, “never events” refer to specific…
  • Oct 11

    Can Football Concussions Be Fatal?

    Can Football Concussions Be Fatal?
    Football concussions receive a lot of attention from the press because of the possibility athletes may develop chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). While concussions can cause the degenerative brain disease CTE, they may also result…
  • Oct 9

    Are We on the Verge of Revolutionizing Auto Safety?

    Are We on the Verge of Revolutionizing Auto Safety?
    Despite heightened regulations and a constant string of technological advancements over the years, automobile accidents still injure and kill thousands of us each year—in part due to the sheer numbers of cars on the road, in part…
Rank this Week: 1517

The Law Offices of David Stein…

The Law Offices of David Stein Blog

Covers family law.

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

    WASHINGTON DC DIVORCE v. LEGAL SEPARATION; CRITERIA FOR ANNULMENT OF MARRIAGE

    WASHINGTON DC DIVORCE v. LEGAL SEPARATION; CRITERIA FOR ANNULMENT OF MARRIAGE
    The filing requirements for divorce and the legal separation are significantly and materially different. The divorce filing requires proof that: (1) parties have mutually and voluntarily lived separate and apart without cohabitation for a…
  • Oct 1

    RECENT COURT OF APPEALS DECISION: REVERSAL DUE TO ERRONEOUS JUROR DISQUALIFICATION

    RECENT COURT OF APPEALS DECISION: REVERSAL DUE TO ERRONEOUS JUROR DISQUALIFICATION
    The DC Court of Appeals in Mason v. U.S., decided on September 28, 2017, drastically reversed a set of convictions based on trial error in disqualifying a potential juror. Appellant Mason challenged his convictions for tampering with…
  • Sep 18

    CRIMINAL INTENT REQUIRED FOR THREATS CONVICTION; RECENT DC COURT OF APPEALS DECISION

    CRIMINAL INTENT REQUIRED FOR THREATS CONVICTION; RECENT DC COURT OF APPEALS DECISION
    The DC Court of Appeals in Lee Carroll v. U.S., decided on August 3rd, 2017; redefined the legal requisite for criminal conviction under the Threats’ Statute. Factually, the defendant was convicted for assaulting his girlfriend while…
Rank this Week: 3238

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Oct 9

    Federal Circuit Questions Written Description For Antibody Claim

    Federal Circuit Questions Written Description For Antibody Claim
    The October 5, 2017 Federal Circuit decision in Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi is getting a lot of attention for its commercial impact, because the court vacated the permanent injunction that prevented Sanofi and Regeneron from marketing their…
  • Oct 2

    Federal Circuit Schools USPTO On Broadest Reasonable Claim Construction

    Federal Circuit Schools USPTO On Broadest Reasonable Claim Construction
    In recent decisions, the Federal Circuit has found error in the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s approach to obviousness rejections, including its reliance on the doctrine of routine optimization without evidence of an…
  • Sep 25

    USPTO Finds SureGene Personalized Medicine Treatment Unpatentable Under Mayo

    USPTO Finds SureGene Personalized Medicine Treatment Unpatentable Under Mayo
    In Ex Parte Timothy, the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) affirmed the Examiner’s rejection of personalized medicine treatment claims. This decision highlights the PTAB’s willingness to invalidate claims that it…
Rank this Week: 3431

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/
  • Oct 9

    PA federal judge strikes down municipal fracking ban

    PA federal judge strikes down municipal fracking ban
    Late last month, a federal magistrate judge in Pennsylvania struck down a township’s ban on fracking activities. The ban, which prevented the injection of fracking waste into a well underlying the town, was preempted by state and…
  • Sep 26

    US 10th Circuit dismisses Obama-era fracking litigation

    US 10th Circuit dismisses Obama-era fracking litigation
    The US 10th Circuit on Thursday dismissed the challenge to an Obama-era fracking rule that imposed strict requirements on oil and gas operators on federal and tribal lands. The rule was blocked in 2015 and never took effect. The three-judge…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1204

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: 2402

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: 1475

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: 1464

Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

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

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
Rank this Week: 2592

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: 1410

The Poblete DC Dispatches

The Poblete DC Dispatches

Features updates on regulatory and public policy matters in Washington, DC in national security, trade, and international law.

http://jasonpoblete.com/
  • Oct 6

    Congress Takes Aim at Nicaragua Corruption

    Congress Takes Aim at Nicaragua Corruption
    This week in the U.S. House of Representatives Members of Congress approved, by voice vote, an anti-corruption measure that seems to have struck a political nerve in Managua. Among other things, the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality…
  • Oct 6

    Congress Takes Aim at Nicaragua Corruption

    Congress Takes Aim at Nicaragua Corruption
    This week in the U.S. House of Representatives Members of Congress approved, by voice vote, an anti-corruption measure that seems to have struck a political nerve in Managua. Among other things, the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality…
  • Sep 27

    The Cubans Grovel

    The Cubans Grovel
    Socialist Cuba is worried, as it should be. After decades of progressive hardline rule, the island is an economic and political basket case. Faced with an alleged transfer of power from a dictator to another, the situation for the hardliners…
Rank this Week: 4242

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

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

    Personal Injury Anatomy-Nervous System

    Personal Injury Anatomy-Nervous System
    Personal Injury Anatomy-Nervous System from Brien Roche Law This posting is an overview of human anatomy and physiology. The source of the information is for the most part a course offered by The Teaching Company and presented by Dr. Anthony…
  • Oct 3

    Personal Injury Anatomy-Cardiovascular System

    Personal Injury Anatomy-Cardiovascular System
    Personal Injury Anatomy-Cardiovascular System from Brien Roche Law Personal Injury Anatomy Cardiovascular System Personal injury anatomy cardiovascular system is one of several postings dealing with human anatomy and physiology for personal…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 3313

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/
  • Oct 4

    Customer Data Collection: GDPR Changes Everything.

    Customer Data Collection: GDPR Changes Everything.
    Beginning on May 25, 2018, companies which process the personal data of European Union residents will be expected to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. Even companies located in the United States are subject to this…
  • Oct 3

    SEC Continues to Focus on ICO

    SEC Continues to Focus on ICO
    A new enforcement initiative  by the Securities and Exchange Commission, part of its proclaimed efforts to address cyber-based threats and protect retail investors, indicates that the agency is including Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)…
  • Oct 3

    Is the SEC Moving Towards a Ban on ICOs?

    Is the SEC Moving Towards a Ban on ICOs?
    A new enforcement initiative  by the Securities and Exchange Commission, part of its proclaimed efforts to address cyber-based threats and protect retail investors, indicates that the agency is including Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)…
Rank this Week: 2743

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/insights-news/
Rank this Week: 1895

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Oct 4

    Service-disabled veteran owned business fraud leads to more than $3 million in settlement

    Service-disabled veteran owned business fraud leads to more than $3 million in settlement
    On October 3, the Department of Justice announced that three Buffalo, New York area contractors have agreed to pay more than $3 million to settle a whistleblower’s allegations that the companies defrauded the government by using a…
  • Sep 23

    SolarCity pays nearly $30 million to settle allegations of false claims to solar energy program

    SolarCity pays nearly $30 million to settle allegations of false claims to solar energy program
    On September 22, the Department of Justice announced that SolarCity Corp. had agreed to pay $29.5 million to resolve civil allegations that arose from a federal investigation into the company’s claims for solar energy subsidy payments.…
  • 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)…
Rank this Week: 4497

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Covers antitrust. By Doyle, Barlow & Mazard PLLC.

https://www.antitrustlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 1

    FTC Settles With Integra on its Acquisition of J&J’s Codman Neuro Division

    FTC Settles With Integra on its Acquisition of J&J’s Codman Neuro Division
    On September 27, 2017, the FTC announced that Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp. (“Integra”) and Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) agreed to a divestiture of five neurosurgical medical device product lines to settle…
  • Sep 28

    DOJ Protects U.S. Electric Arc Furnace Mill Operator

    DOJ Protects U.S. Electric Arc Furnace Mill Operator
    On September 27, 2017, the DOJ announced Showa Denko K.K. (“SDK”) will be required to divest SGL Carbon SE’s (“SGL”) entire U.S. graphite electrodes business in order for SDK to proceed with its proposed $264.5…
  • Sep 27

    Does Avoiding a Second Request Mean that Your Deal Is Approved?

    Does Avoiding a Second Request Mean that Your Deal Is Approved?
    The answer is No.  The fact that your deal avoided a second request investigation does not mean that you are in the clear if your deal substantially lessens competition in a relevant antitrust market. The Department of Justice’s…
Rank this Week: 1742

McDevitt Law Office

McDevitt Law Office

Covers estate planning and family law in Virginia.

http://www.mcdevittlaw.net/blog-index/
  • Sep 29

    The use of an intentionally defective grantor trust

    The use of an intentionally defective grantor trust
    An estate planning vehicle that has attracted much attention is the use of an intentionally defective grantor trust (IDGT). A grantor trust is a trust that the grantor, or in some instances, a beneficiary, is regarded as the owner for income…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1675

The Kaplan Law Firm Blog

The Kaplan Law Firm Blog

Covers federal, DC and Virginia law.

http://thekaplanlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Sep 28

    Successful Appeal Sets Important Precedent On Right to Impartial Jurie

    Successful Appeal Sets Important Precedent On Right to Impartial Jurie
    The Kaplan Law Firm’s Matthew B. Kaplan obtained the reversal of his client’s criminal conviction in a decision issued today by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals that strengthens the protections afforded by the jury…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3067

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 25

    Singapore proposes changes to cybersecurity and data protection regime

    Singapore proposes changes to cybersecurity and data protection regime
    In a bid to keep pace with advancements in the technological landscape, the Singapore Government has in recent months embarked on public consultations on its draft Cybersecurity Bill (the Cyber Bill) and its proposed amendments to…
  • Sep 25

    Singapore proposes changes to cybersecurity and data protection regime

    Singapore proposes changes to cybersecurity and data protection regime
    In a bid to keep pace with advancements in the technological landscape, the Singapore Government has in recent months embarked on public consultations on its draft Cybersecurity Bill (the Cyber Bill) and its proposed amendments to…
  • Sep 20

    Draft mandatory data breach reporting regulations released for comment in Canada

    Draft mandatory data breach reporting regulations released for comment in Canada
    On September 2, 2017, the Government of Canada published proposed new regulations in the Canada Gazette, which set out specifics regarding the mandatory data breach reporting requirements under the Personal Information Protection and…
Rank this Week: 1208

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: 3378

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: 2678

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: 1840

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 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…
Rank this Week: 1725