Let’s start with the specific good news: Fair Trials International obtained the removal of a Red Notice for current leader of the World Uyghur Congress, Dolkun Isa, who fled China in the 1990s and was pursued by Chinese authorities through INTERPOL for charges that were widely viewed as being politically motivated. View Full Post
On February 22, 2018, the General Services Administration (GSA) issued a Final Rule to address common commercial supplier agreement terms that it contends are inconsistent with federal law. The purpose of this rule is to streamline negotiations over commercial supplier agreements (“CSAs”), end-user license agreements (“EULAs”), Terms of Sale (“TOSs”) or similar sets of standard terms and conditions. View Full Post
The University of Houston Law Alumni Association honored State Bar of Texas Board of Directors Chair Rehan Alimohammad with its annual Diversity and Inclusion Award on February 17 at the association’s 42nd Annual Law Gala and Auction. Alimohammad received the award in recognition of significant achievement toward developing a more diverse and inclusive legal community. View Full Post
New thinking, new technology and innovation offer interesting new possibilities for manufacturers seeking to avoid potential health risks and reducing expenses over the long term. An easy to appreciate example involves the finish of blue jeans, and is reported in some detail in a February 27, 2018 article at Quartzy. View Full Post
We reported, in early 2017, on what was then the latest legislative effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act’s amendment to the Stark Law’s whole hospital exception, which amendment has effectively prevented new physician-owned hospitals from participating in the Medicare program. View Full Post
We all know that building long-term, meaningful and influential relationships is foundational to a successful legal practice. After all, people don’t hire law firms; they hire an attorney. And the more people you connect with, the more opportunities you have to build meaningful relationships, and the more potential clients and referral sources you can generate. View Full Post
In remarks yesterday at the winter meeting of the National Association of Attorneys General in Washington, D.C., Mick Mulvaney indicated that the CFPB will be looking to state attorneys general for “much more collaboration and much more leadership” when deciding which enforcement cases to bring. View Full Post
Are you “woke”* vis-vis-vis global warming and the coming-any-day-now destruction of the coral reefs, the arctic ice pack, polar bears, coastlines, the flora, the fauna, you, me, and the entire natural world as we know it? Me neither. That’s because I elect to look past the first dozen or so results from a Google search of “global warming”, “climate change”, and related topics. View Full Post
When someone is so severely injured that they can’t work again or can’t return to their old job, it’s usually from a back or neck injury.  In some occasions it can be other body parts though.  These permanent disability or wage differential cases are the most valuable under Illinois workers’ compensation law and bring the highest settlement.  View Full Post