Jeremy Singer-Vine, Data is Plural – “Fracking fluids. Since launching in 2011, FracFocus has become the largest registry of hydraulic fracturing chemical disclosures in the US. The database, available to explore online and download in bulk, contains 210,000+ such disclosures from fracking operators; it details the location, timing, and water volume of each fracking job, … Read more

Ohio-Based Ashland University Claims Department of Education Wrongly Imposed $6M Fine Over Second Chance Pell Grant Program

Ohio-based Ashland University filed a complaint in federal court last week seeking to have the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education enjoined from imposing a $6 million penalty against the university for the government’s alleged incorrect calculation of Pell Grant funds for its Second Chance Pell students. The suit was first surfaced by Radar.

James Aquilina and Hans Riede Named Co-Managing Partners of Quarles Washington Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Quarles & Brady LLP announced today that James Aquilina and Hans Riede have been appointed co-managing partners of the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. Aquilina is the Washington office chair of the Intellectual Property (IP) Practice Group and Riede is Washington office chair of the Labor & Employment Practice Group. They assume the … Read more

The morning read for Friday, September 29

WHAT WE’RE READING By SCOTUSblog on Sep 29, 2023 at 9:39 am Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. Here’s the Friday morning read: Recommended Citation: SCOTUSblog , The morning read for Friday, September 29, SCOTUSblog (Sep. 29, 2023, 9:39 AM),

Elite Firms Revisit Comp Formulas as Star Talent Has 'Extraordinary Leverage'

As recent years’ economic cycles highlight the financial disparities between different practice areas, and partner pay surpasses $20 million at some firms, firm leaders have a reinvigorated interest in comparing their partner compensation system with their peers. Though few firms in the Am Law 100 still use a pure lockstep system, wherein tenure is paramount in … Read more